Winter and Whales go hand in hand on the Gold Coast. Every year these giants of the ocean migrate north along the East Coast of Australia seeking warmer waters to breed and give birth. As a population we have become obsessed with getting up close and personal with our amazing marine life, and there is…
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and this year takes place on Sunday 13 May. I know every year I struggle to think of something to do with my Mum to indulge her for the day. Usually I try to take her out for lunch somewhere nice. However being a Mum myself I would absolutely love…
I live on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland where they say the weather is beautiful one day and perfect the next! The average Winter temperatures here are between 12.5 to 21.5 degrees C and most of the days are sunny and dry. Plus the sea water temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees C. So…
The Gold Coast is spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches with 21 stunning golden sand beaches from Rainbow Bay in the south to Southport Spit in the north.
There really is nothing nicer than winter sunshine on the Gold Coast and believe me we get more than our fair share of these types of days. It is an ideal opportunity to enjoy physical exercise without the excessive heat and humidity that we experience during the long summer months.
Day trips out of the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland are plentiful. We are spoilt for choice with quirky little surfing hotspots, family seaside villages on ocean estuaries, the lush green cauldron, mountain vistas, thundering waterfalls, heritage-listed rainforests, farmgate produce and vineyards.
So you want to live the high life? Well the Gold Coast is home to Australia’s tallest building, Q1, standing at 322.5 metres, that dominates the Surfers Paradise skyline. But also the Gold Coast has the fourth greatest number of skyscrapers in Australia after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, even though it is only Australia’s sixth largest city.
On the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia we are blessed with a plethora of natural attractions. No matter the season – summer, autumn, winter or spring, Mother Nature is at her best offering all types of activities whether it be on water or land.
Southport Spit is a narrow isthmus which splits the Southport Broadwater to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. At the top of the spit is the Southport Seaway which gives safe passage to boats and yachts into the safe harbour of the Southport Broadwater from the ocean.
Australia is not just about cuddly Koalas, surfing beaches and hopping Kangaroos. We have our fair share of great family vacation destinations that are packed with fun-filled activities for the young or the young-at-heart.