GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA
The Gold Coast is one of Australia's most popular shopping destinations, offering an unequalled variety of resortwear and accessories, imported and locally-made fashions, plus interesting artworks, antiques, curios, crafts and distinctive jewellery.
department stores, interesting arcades and boutiques are concentrated
in major centres for the convenience of shoppers. Restaurants and
coffee shops waiting to add a culinary treat to your shopping spree.
Country and beachfront markets are held throughout the region, mostly
on weekends. Here you will find quality handcrafted goods, yummy
home-made pickles and jams and be entertained by buskers, face-painters
and other colourful characters.
Amazing pottery, paintings, wooden creations and other works will be discovered if you venture away from the major centres to historic villages and towns nestled in the Gold Coast's backdrop of magnificent mountains and valleys.
Duty-free shopping is at its best on the Gold Coast, offering a range of Australian-made souvenirs, clothing and accessories as well as internationally recognised labels of perfumes, leather goods, watches and more.
The Gold Coast's extensive transport network means getting around is not only quick and easy, but also safe and surprisingly inexpensive. In fact, sampling the wide variety of transport options can be an added holiday attraction.
One day you could be winging your way to South Stradbroke Island aboard a seaplane, cruising in a fun convertible the next or even doing some sightseeing from a water taxi.
are helicopters and houseboats to hire, cruise boats and monorails
to catch, bicycles to ride along bush trails and fabulous limousines
to take you the stretch of the Gold Coast. If you fancy a quick flit
to the Barrier Reef, there 5 even an executive jet to charter.
To take in the sights and visit the region's thrill-a-minute theme parks, local
tour operators as well as Surfside Buslines offer services from most points
on the Gold Coast while metered taxis will take you wherever you want to
Domestic air services from major Australian cities and regional centres touch down at Coolangatta Airport at the southern end of the Gold Coast And no matter what time you arrive, modern coach, taxi and car hire services will be available.
visitors arriving at Brisbane Airport can take advantage of quick
and efficient coach transfer services which will take them to the
door of their Gold Coast accommodation.
A suburban rail service connects Brisbane city with Beenleigh and Helensvale at the northern end of the region while coaches depart regularly from Brisbane's Roma Street Transit Centre for the Gold Coast.
Direct overnight train services are available from Sydney to Murwillumbah with air-conditioned coaches providing connections to ail major centres on the Gold Coast. Daily interstate coach services arrive and depart from the Surfers Paradise Bus Station.