From resorts and cruises to shopping and surfing, this is the best the Gold Coast has to offer.
It might be known for excess and skyscrapers, but the Gold Coast can do classy, too.
It does its job, with few major headaches. More importantly, it is less than an hour away from beachy paradise.
An $850 million transformation to the entire Star complex on the Gold Coast makes it one of Australia's most extensive makeovers.
Queensland's Airtrain is a hit with international guests but locals are only just starting to realise what it offers.
It's all about luxuriating in your own private universe.
A hallmark of 1980s excess and glamour still dazzles.
Six of the best: New Gold Coast attractions
Australia's own Vegas is centred around a beautiful golden stretch of sand that hugs a strip of urban skyscrapers. The beach is famed for attracting a disproportionate amount of the country's most beautiful; the surf lifesavers and meter maids of the aptly-named Surfers Paradise. Its nightlife, glitzy malls and million-dollar theme parks attract an excessive amount of visitors, too, and with good reason.