Visitor Information

Gold Coast Tourism (tel. 1300/309 440 in Australia, or 07/5569 3380; has an information kiosk on Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise. The kiosk is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm, and Sunday and public holidays from 9am to 4pm. A second information booth is at the corner of Griffith and Warner streets in Coolangatta. It is open from 8:30am to 5pm weekdays and from 9am to 3pm Saturdays; closed Sundays and public holidays.


The heart of the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise -- "Surfers" to the locals -- a high-rise forest of apartment towers, shops, cheap eateries, taverns, and amusement parlors. The pedestrian-only Cavill Mall connects the Gold Coast Highway to the Esplanade, which runs along the beach.

The Gold Coast Highway is the main artery that connects the endless beachside suburbs lining the coast. Just north of Surfers is Main Beach, where Tedder Avenue abounds with shops, restaurants, and cafes. South of Surfers, the main beach centers are Broadbeach, where retail complexes and restaurants spring up; family-oriented Burleigh Heads; and the twin towns of Coolangatta in Queensland and Tweed Heads just over the border in New South Wales.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.