Dying to see the world with only a single backpack in hand, but you do not know where to start? Then visit Gold Coast! Goldie is a friendly location for backpackers, as the city is full of affordable options when it comes to food and dining, accommodation, and activities. Locals are actually spoiled when it comes to restaurant, park, and beach choices.
How about the backpackers and tourists, though? Oh, you will be surprised at the stuff backpackers can do in the Gold Coast. To sum it all up, we have come up with a guide for you:
Discover Gold Coast’s Rainforest
Experience GC’s lush and green rainforest by visiting the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. Take a walk at paths that will eventually lead you to amazing and pristine waterfalls. See thousands of colorful birds and butterflies flying around the trees. You will, for sure, appreciate nature once you’ve seen this place.
Learn how to surf at the Get Wet Surf School
Learn how to stand on that board at the end of your lesson! This is a guarantee provided by the Get Wet Surf school, and they are dedicated to it that they are willing to refund your payment if you weren’t able to stand on the board at the end of your lessons. Catch waves just a few kilometers north of Surfers Paradise at The Spit, or practice your moves at the heated and controlled water located in WhiteWater World.
Visit Burleigh Heads
There is a lot to do in Burleigh – you can visit the Burleigh Head National Park for some quiet time along the rocky foreshore, take a breath of fresh air or go on a picnic at John Laws Park, bring your kids to the David Fleay Wildlife Park for a fun day at the zoo, or shop to your heart’s desire at The Village Markets. Be sure to get a Gold Coast car rental weeks before you arrive, as commuting can be especially tiring if you are planning on visiting more than one location per day.
Swim and Sunbathe at the Beach
If you are fond of surfing, then head on to Coolangatta Beach where you can surf to your heart’s desire at picturesque beaches. Goldie arguably has the best surfing condition in all of Australia. Heard of Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach? Queensland has its counterpart – Burleigh beach – that is an awesome spot for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing all day long.
Dine like a local
No trip would be complete without eating local food. You’re only here once (or twice), so you better make the most out of it! Try Mama Roma’s fetuccini carbonara, Hakataya Ramen’s tonkotsu soup, pork dumplings, and musubi, The Plantation House Cafe’s Thai beef salad, Southport Surf Life Saving Club’s crispy pork belly, or Waxy’s Irish Pub’s beer battered fish and chips, and chicken schnitzel with chips and salad.
So go and grab your back pack, buy a ticket, and head on to Gold Coast! You surely would not regret it!