The Gold Coast radiates a holiday glow, with one of the world’s best coastline and magical weather all year round. In this premier playground, blue water yachting, magnificent fishing and diving, surfing, world class golfing, tennis or lazing on the golden beaches, all await. Families explore new ‘worlds’ — Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Brothers Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World.
Luxury shopping awaits with the ultimate in fashion with Versace’s signature boutique in the lobby, or you can stroll leisurely through the neighbouring retail precinct Marina Mirage for the latest in designer and high street fashions. Urbane pleasures include theatres and galleries, the casino and fast-paced nightlife, while picturesque villages, historic buildings, wineries and craft galleries are tucked into the mountains and valleys of a World Heritage National Park in the tranquil hinterland.
Guests looking to extend their holiday in Queensland will find spirited adventures in abundance. Snorkel through the technicolour treasures of the Great Barrier Reef, go four wheel driving on Fraser Island, charter a yacht to the glorious Whitsunday Islands. Explore the Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide, follow the prehistoric footprints of stampeding dinosaurs, paddle through a picturesque gorge at Lawn Hill (Boodjamulla) National Park. Visit rodeos in southern Queensland country areas, venture inland to historic towns, go horse riding on Townsville’s aptly-named Magnetic Island. However much you experience of Queensland, its landscapes and lifestyle will forever be remembered.
From the ocean to the Outback, Australia is an ancient continent of colours and contrasts. Here, there are experiences to be savoured unknown to the rest of the world. Like standing where the rainforest meets the reef ... Cape Tribulation is the only place on earth where two World Heritage-Listed areas lie side by side. Visit the dramatic Bay of Fires, on Tasmania’s northern tip, swim with the whale sharks at Ningaloo, Australia’s other pristine reef. Ride down the Blue Mountains escarpment on the steepest railway ever built. Explore Sydney Harbour, immerse yourself in European life in the historic wine district of the Barossa. Escape to the world’s largest sand island, where Fraser Island’s famous 75 Mile Beach is flanked by striking coloured cliffs.