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Updated by Joanna James on Jan 26, 2021
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Top 5 free things to do in Gold Coast on your vacation - for the perfect Aussie vacay!

If you think that a holiday is all about spending to get the best experiences this article is going to show you that it certainly isn't true! Gold Coast is full of free things to do that will leave you with the best experiences yet! Here they are.


Revel in the coastal bliss

If you are a beach lover, boy has Gold Coast got a treat for you! The beaches here are absolutely pristine with clean golden sands and white frothy waves lapping against the shores. Want to know what's even better? You can laze around on the beach and just soak in some rays or you could try pretty much any water sport around here. But since it's Australia, try doing what the Aussies do and that would be taking your chances with the surfboard. Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach, Main Beach, Kurrawa Beach, Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Kirra Beach and Burleigh Heads are the must-visit beaches here.


Nature awaits you

If you want a bit of a change from all that beach hopping, then the best thing to do would be to visit one of the many national parks that are around here. There is just so much to see when it comes to nature from rugged mountains to a number of plant species and exotic wildlife with kangaroos and wallabies. Visit Springbrook National Park to have a look at the Natural Bridge rock formation, the waterfalls at Green Mountain and the elevated mountain peaks at Mount Barney National Park.


Cheers to Gold Coast

How about a toast to this wonderful destination? Beer is one of the most unique things about Australia and you simply have to grab a good brew when holidaying in Gold Coast. If you are staying at serviced apartments in Gold Coast the likes of Oaks Gold Coast Hotel, there are plenty of bars within easy reach. Some of these places have their very own version of brew as well.


Sample local cuisine

You definitely cannot leave the place without trying out some of the most amazing food that the place has to offer. Australian cuisine is mostly about fusion and the result will leave you feeling stoked! All that savoury left you with a craving for a sugar rush? No problem! There are many cafes with scrumptious desserts on the menu. Hop into one of them and get a delicious cheesecake to go with your expresso. There's a world of possibilities out here in Gold Coast.


Widen your knowledge

Now, this might sound boring, but it doesn't refer to the boring stuff out there! If surfing is your way of life, then you'll love to get to know more about the evolution of surfing yes? Visit Queensland's one and only museum dedicated to surfing, Surf World! Learn more about the design of various boards at different time periods and you are sure to love the science behind how your current surfboard works! Look forward to an awesome time.

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