If beach life is calling you, the Gold Coast is the icing on the cake. Spanning more than 52km of golden, sandy beaches, there really is something for everyone.

For many, this is place to learn how to surf or, for the more experienced wave riders, the chance to practice their skills against a spectacular backdrop of pristine sands and lush landscape. Surfer’s Paradise is the go-to place if this is your scene, where by day you can hit the glistening waves, and by night you can check out the dizzying array of clubs, bars, and restaurants.

But it’s not just hedonistic pockets of beach life that characterize the Gold Coast. There are snippets of calm in the form of intimate coves, chic stretches of glitzy sands, and a subtropical hinterland that boasts several national parks and a whole host of incredible wildlife encounters. Here, beach life meets Australian natural beauty in a show of surfing, sweeping views, and sandy shores.

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