The Gold Coast is a place defined by an unmistakable energy that promises to ignite, connect and inspire. Gold Coast self drive tours are great because there’s so much you can do and see on the Gold Coast even if you only have a couple of days to spare. Be sure to plan ahead to get the most out of your time – because It’s easy to forget just how big the Gold Coast is and how long it can take to get around… especially when you’re driving some of the windy hinterland roads.
Although there is a lot to see, it doesn’t mean you should squeeze it all in a weekend.
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18 holes of golf
From $250pp (twin share, mid-week, low season)
Broadbeach a precinct south of Surfers Paradise full of cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique shops.
Surfers Paradise Since the days of the original Surfers Paradise Hotel, Surfers has always been an entertainment playground famous for its world-class nightlife venues, international events and pumping atmosphere.
Burleigh Heads Absolute oceanfront dining exists here where you’ll swear the fish on your plate has jumped straight out of the water, and there’s a burgeoning funky café culture in these parts. New designers are also starting to pepper the shopping areas and an amble along here won’t disappoint.
Tamborine Mountain is the green behind the gold, which makes the Gold Coast so seductive. The rainforest, in the third oldest National Park in the world, celebrates the remnants of the former Mount Warning volcano. There are numerous walks and lookouts from which to enjoy Mother Nature at her most blindingly brilliant, including the mysteriously-named Witches Falls or charming Cedar Creek.