From the rainforest to theme-park thrills, a week on the Gold Coast entertains Daniel Scott and his children.
Some ideas are better in theory than they are in practice.
Tallebudgera Beach on the Gold Coast has taken out a major national award.
From the clamour of the Gold Coast, Susan Johnson escapes to the splendid isolation of South Stradbroke Island.
Add Anzac Day to Easter and what do you get? A tourism industry delivered from the doldrums as holiday crowds head for beaches and bright city lights.
The budget airline has its own dedicated lounge on the Gold Coast, but how does it stack up?
Southport (including Main Beach, The Spit, Labrador, Biggera Waters, Runaway Bay, Hollywell, Paradise Point, Boykambil, Coombabah, Sanctuary Cove, Coomera and Oxenford)
Centre of the Gold Coast's major tourist attractions.
Located 75 km south of Brisbane, Southport is a commercial and administrative centre at the northern end of the city of the Gold Coast. It is situated behind the waterway known as The Broadwater (at the mouth of the Nerang River) which is, in turn, sheltered from the ocean by a lengthy sandy promontory known as The Spit which extends almost to the southern tip of South Stradbroke Island. The small opening between The Spit and Stradbroke forms the opening of The Broadwater which boasts a superb marina, Sea World and the Sheraton Mirage Hotel.
We plan to drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast in mid-December with our two children. Can you suggest some good stopping points along the way?
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.