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The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities, welcoming more than 13 million visitors each year. Theme parks, surf breaks, nightlife, and the greenery of the Hinterlands bring colour and life to this stretch of Queensland’s coast. Capture the memory of a visit to the Goldie at these 5 photo-worthy spots.

1. Surfers Paradise Sign

An iconic pronouncement of the area’s namesake, the Surfers Paradise sign welcomes surfers and sunbakers to one of the most famous beaches in the world.

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

2. Burleigh Heads

Best enjoyed from a beachside restaurant with a vino in hand, the view of Gold Coast locals’ favourite Burleigh Heads is breathtaking.

Table at beach in Burleigh Heads

3. Lamington National Park

Located an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast, Lamington National Park of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area is a breath of fresh air - and the best model for nature photography.

Woman enjoying Lamington National Park view

4. Tamborine Mountain

This lush forest invites visitors to more than 10 walking trails, glow worm caves, and more. As third oldest National Park in the world, its well-worn paths delight visitors every year.

Waterfall at Tamborine Mountain

5. Dreamworld

No thrill quite matches the adrenaline rush of a rollercoaster! Snap a photo of the action to remember the pure joy you felt as you twisted and turned through the air.

People on rollercoaster upside down

All photos courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland.