22 October 2012

Gold Coast - Day and Night

One do not expected to find a Statue of David at the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, but there is a replica of the real one at one of its shopping mall. David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo.

This posting however is not about Michelangelo art work. It is about one of the most visited place of Queensland, the Gold Coast, a coastal city located in the South East of the state.

The city is 94 km south of the state capital Brisbane. It is the second most populous city in the state after Brisbane, the sixth most populous city in the country, and also the most populous non-capital city in Australia. You can read all about this and more from the Wikipedia links.

During the day, the Gold Coast is known primarily for its beaches. The city consists of 57 kilometres of coastline with some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia and in the world. Within the Gold Coast is a suburb called Surfers Paradise a major tourist destination, the jewel of Queensland's Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise is just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and its life beat is centred around the Cavill Mall, with easy access to the Surfers Paradise beach, cafes, restaurants, fashion and shopping malls. There are accommodation options to suit every budget.

The photo above shows a typical day at the beach and at Cavill Mall. For day time activities, the Gold Coast is not limited to just Surfers Paradise and the beach. There are a number of theme parks and family attractions like the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, Sea World, and many others, which will be postings of their own and for another time.

Surfers Paradise has its own unique nightlife hub. If you are looking for that unique Surfers Paradise souvenir gift to take home, be sure to get down to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront markets every Wednesday and Friday night between 5:30pm and 10:00pm. It is just the place for bargain hunters and after-dinner strollers, making their way among the 100+ market stalls, along the Surfers Paradise Foreshore, north and south of Cavill Mall. There are also live entertainers, some of which do not like videos taken of their performance.

If the night market is not your scene, there are an array of nightclubs, pubs and bars all within a two kilometre range and most operating into the early hours of the night.

For more images of Surfer Paradise click here.

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1 comment:

  1. Gold coast is really a best place to have a vacation or have some stuff.


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