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Australia’s favourite getaway

Its lengthy stretches of pristine beaches are excellent for soaking up the sun and there is an abundance of beachside hotels and apartments to choose from. Cavill Mall is great for shopping and close by in Surfers Paradise. There is also a plethora of locally caught seafood available at most restaurants in town. Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, Dreamworld and Movie World are all within an easy driving distance and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has the best in natural surrounds for all sorts of Australian wildlife.

What you'll need

A visa (unless you’re an Aus or NZ citizen) and a passport valid for 6 months+

Best time to go

April to May to dodge the school holidays and rainy season

Travel tip

Planning on checking out the theme parks? Buy a value pass ahead of time to save cash

Essentials to pack

Flip flops, bathers and plenty of sun protection

Top sights

The theme park capital of Australia also boasts some pretty impressive sanctuaries and natural landmarks. Check out how well-rounded your next trip could be!

1Surfers Paradise Beach
2SkyPoint
3Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
4Cavill Avenue
5Coolangatta
6Sea World
7Dreamworld
8Warner Bros Movie World
9Lamington National Park
10Springbrook National Park