Gold Coast: The Renowned Gold Coast Just Got Better
Gold Coast, unlike the modern chic Brisbane, has a calming environment and is famous for its long sandy beaches. It is like a paradise for the beach person like me. I stayed at the QT Hotel, a funky one with the fresh and colorful arrangement. I was thrilled with the view and had the breakfast buffet at Bazaar restaurant.
I visited Skypoint, a famous observation deck that offered 360-degree views of the Gold Coast from the top of level 77. I cherished the fantastic beach and city view. Afterward, I had a meal at Seventy7 Café and Bar. To make it more exciting, I took up climbing the SkyPoint Climb, the highest external building climb, 270 meters above the sea. It was a lifetime experience. Being a foodie, I visited Miami markets; a street food market opened every Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm with 25 street food stalls where one can savor Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Venezuelan, Hungarian, Italian, French and much more.
I even visited the Village market, a creative Sunday market with more than 100 fashion, art and gourmet food stalls along with the live local music. I took a short walk from there, to Commune Café that served breakfast with fresh organic ingredients and fantastic coffee. I loved the beaches, especially the rocky, sandy Burleigh Beach with extensive lawn area, a perfect picnic spot. I even explored the Burleigh Head National Park, located near the beach that offered a small national park with a diverse range of habitats.
I enjoyed a delicious cuisine at Cucina Vivo in Jupiter Hotel and Casino that offered authentic traditional Italian Menu. I would recommend Bumbles Café for an excellent breakfast. I even enjoyed the Dreamworld, the largest theme park in Australia.
It is recommended to visit the Gold Coast for at least 3 – 5 days so that one can cover all the destinations.