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Backpacking in the Gold Coast is a must-do for anyone visiting Australia on a gap year. Australia evokes images of white, sandy beaches; of surfers relaxing, waiting to catch that perfect wave, the sun shimmering on the sea, and no other destination shines like Australia’s Gold Coast. Many beaches in Australia offer some sort of semblance of this, but the Gold Coast is a real 'surfer's paradise,' making the Gold Coast a huge hit for those backpacking in Australia.
The Gold Coast has 70 kms of beautiful beaches and for those planning to go backpacking in the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Coolangatta and the aptly named Surfers Paradise are the places to see. These are the real up-and-coming sites of Australia’s east coast and and each offers the perfect lifestyle of sun, sea and sand.
In just 50 years the Gold Coast has grown from a small beachside holiday destination to one of Australia’s most visited sections of coastline.
One of the reasons why so many tourists visit Australia is to see the weird and wonderful wildlife, and in the Gold Coast you can go on from whale watching trips to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Whatever you do, there are plenty of great options for wildlife lovers backpacking in the Gold Coast.
And for the sports lovers backpacking in the Gold Coast there’s surfing, surfing and more surfing. Oh, and there’s rugby too. And that’s not to mention all the theme parks!
So, indulge your senses as you explore the diversity of the Gold Coast, from the sunny seas to the beautiful beaches, from the wonderful wildlife to the majestic meter maids. The Gold Coast is not only unmissable, it’s unforgettable…
If you're heading to the Gold Coast you're going to want to know what to see and do.
What you need is our Gold Coast Backpackers Guide - it has everything you need to know from accommodation, to nightlife, to events. Whatever's going on in the Gold Coast, we've got it here, so make sure you give it a read...
The Gold Coast is serving up some springtime fun over the coming months with many new and exciting events & activities sure to please anyone on a gap year.
See the Gold Coast News for a list of new attractions that will ensure a fun-filled time during your next stay.