It's been completely rehabilitated, emerging as one of the most venerable and appealing five-star hotels along the nation's most hedonistic coastline.
It's just not theme parks and beaches; there are art galleries and rainforests, and a bar and dining scene to rival hipster Melbourne.
Beyond the beach, you’ll find new cafes, fashion labels and art precincts that are not within cooee of a roller-coaster or a meter maid.
And it's affordable, too.
This high-end glamping still has vestiges of good old-fashioned camping.
The Gold Coast is in the midst of a cultural revolution, led by its stomach…
It's centrally located, a great place to hang out and good value.
It does its job, with few major headaches. More importantly, it is less than an hour away from beachy paradise.
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.