The Gold Coast is Australia’s playground. A spectacular range of natural landscapes and an exciting array of attractions lure millions to the stunning region every year.

A sparkling strip of imposing high-rises, sun-drenched beaches, mansion-flanked waterways and world-class entertainment, the Gold Coast enjoys an idyllic and almost unchanging climate.

Famous for fun, the Gold Coast hosts an impressive and diverse assortment of things to see and do year-round.

Pull on a wetsuit and learn to surf at one of Australia’s most famous beaches, Coolangatta. Invoke your inner daredevil and experience the Big 7 Thrill Rides on a family day out at Dreamworld.

Feel the rush and take in the sights, suspended high in the air, parasailing over Main Beach. Or discover “the green behind the gold" with a thrilling and scenic 4WD tour of the Gold Coast hinterland.

Always abuzz with excitement and events, the Gold Coast also hosts a spectacular year-round schedule of sporting and cultural get-togethers.

Watch the coast’s newest sporting heroes, The Suns, go head-to-head with Australia’s best AFL teams throughout May, June and July at Metricon Stadium. Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival presents an incredible blend of acclaimed blues artists over four massive days and nights from 24 May 2012.

The party moves to Surfer Paradise on 20 June 2012 for a community celebration of music, food, fashion, film and art at the annual Surfers Paradise Festival. While thousands converge on the coast on 30 June 2012 to participate in the iconic Gold Coast Marathon.

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