Australia’s Gold Coast - A Local Travel Tips

With the onset of the commonwealth games, a local offers some insight on things to do and where to drink and eat away from the sporting action during your Australia Travel.

“Goldie,” as popularly referred to by locals, was once renowned for its tackiness. It has come a long way during this season of the commonwealth games. With a whopping 70km coastline towards the south-east of Australia, this city extends far beyond the surfer’s paradise, with its fun-centric heart. In the recent times, this places has received a multibillion-dollar facelift in the way of new hotels, a new premier city arts hub and refreshed nightlife and dining scenes. Here are some exciting places you can visit while you are in Gold Coast.

Jellurgal Cultural Centre, Burleigh Heads

This place has acquired its name from the aboriginal word for the headlands. The center offers a peek into the unique culture of the local Yugambeh people. It is free to enter. You can find works of local artists for sale along with various tours offering a deeper insight of the local culture.

Gold Coast Food and wine tour

There are many authentic culinary experiences in Gold Coast ranging from Cuban food trucks to high-end Japanese restaurants. You can even find guides to point you in the right direction according to your taste, preferences, and mood. There are also food tours conducted by them which are walking tour spanning a few hours.

Tallebudgera Creek

This scenic and protected sparkling blue Creek separates Palm beach from Burleigh Heads along the 57 km stretch of the Gold Coast beaches. This is a favorite dipping spot for locals and tourists alike. There are cafes, bars, and restaurants just around the Creek.

The Paddock Bakery

This Bakery has taken off in recent years due to its rustic charm. This bakery is built in a beautifully restored house and is a local favorite with its famous croissants that takes three days to make.

Springbrook national park

The go-to place of the locals during the weekend, this national park is part of the Unesco-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. You can take a walk on the Twin Falls Circuit or the after-dark Natura Bridge Circuit to witness the enchanting glow worms with stunning waterfalls in the backdrop. This park is located just an hour south-west of Broadbeach.

Balter Brewing Company, Currumbin

This two-year-old craft brewery in Currumbin has already earned a celebrity status by winning ten prizes at the Australian International Beer Awards of 2017. Balter is now on taps all across the country, but the best place to experience this brew is at its source, its HQ. With three-time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning as co-owner there is a lot going for this craft brewery.

La Costa Motel, Bilinga

If vintage nostalgia is your kind of vibe, then this 1950's themed motel on the South Wales border is just the place for you. There is no shortage of culinary delights in and around this motel to satisfy your taste buds while travelling through this place.





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