Jodie McLeod struts the couture hotel catwalk in search of a high-fashion getaway.
Burleigh Heads (including Nobby Beach, Miami, Palm Beach and Robina)
A national park and an unspoilt headland surrounded by the tourist development of the Gold Coast.
Located 89 km south of Brisbane and midway between Coolangatta and Southport, Burleigh Heads is one of the few points on the Gold Coast where the visitor can actually experience what this beautiful coastline was like before it was invaded by high-rise development and millions of tourists. This is largely to do with the preservation of the terrain around the Tallebudgera Creek estuary, especially on the northern side where a National Park has been declared on the headland after which the settlement was named.
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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.