The coast is still gold for kids even when the sun don't shine.
The trip didn't start well, thanks to a painful spider bite. But the Gold Coast's many attractions proved an excellent diversion.
It's easy to see why this type of accommodation is increasing in popularity.
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat is positioned on an isolated plateau in the thick of world heritage-listed Lamington National Park.
Chef Sam Moore on his favourite coffee and food spots in his adopted home.
An ancient rainforest welcomes visitors to Lamington National Park.
Can two or three days result in long-term change? Believe it or not, this cynical old journo says, 'yes'.
The number of people wearing boardshorts and flip flops are an indication the resort is retaining a coastal holiday vibe.
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.