The Gold Coast in Queensland Australia is packed with adventures for explorers. The abundant natural beauty around the Aboriginal and Torres Strait makes this part of Australia, the preferred destination of nature lovers.
The popular attractions of this region are:
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Located in the middle of Burleigh Heads is the David Fleay Wildlife Park. This wildlife sanctuary is home to the rare native animals of Australia. While exploring the rainforest, you might encounter the rare Lumholtz’s tree kangaroos and the cassowaries. This park is a great picnic spot, dotted with cafes, picnic areas, shaded and sheltered zones, toilets and car parking facilities.
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Art lovers should not miss the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. Since 1986, the gallery is displaying a vast collection of contemporary and historical artifacts of Gold Coast. Regular exhibitions are held showcasing works of local, national and international artists. The gallery also plays host to the oldest arts award of Australia, the Conrad Jupiters Art Prize. It is hard to miss a visit to the adjacent Evandale Sculpture Walk adorned with varied types of outdoor sculpture. The permanent and temporary exhibitions display works by Australian and foreign sculptors.
Paradise Country Farm
While you are traveling on this part of Queensland, don’t miss the half-day tour to the Paradise Country Aussie Farm. This Warner Village Theme Parks’ farm is spread across 12 hectares of land. Here you will get the opportunity to feed kangaroos and hug koalas. You can also experience sheep shearing, boomerang throwing and enjoy tea by the campfire. This tour requires advance bookings.
Best time to visit
With nearly 300 days of sunshine, you can visit Gold Coast at time in the year. Both the summers and winters are mild.
Despite being packed with funs, the Australian authority is strict about maintaining rules in the land. In Queensland, there is a strict tobacco law. Smoking inside public places is banned and children below 18 are not sold tobacco. To buy alcohol from the hotels and liquor shops, you must produce proof of your age. You should be above 18 to buy an alcoholic drink.