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1. Views from Q1

The world's tallest residential tower is also the only observation deck in Australia by the beach, setting up awesome views up and down the coastline.


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As Queensland's number one holiday destination, the Gold Coast has a range of accommodation, including resorts, apartments, B&Bs, hotels and motels, backpackers, and caravan and camping parks.

Popular suburbs

Holiday planners


Spacious, sandy beaches rate highly on most Gold Coast holiday must-do lists, and there's a stretch of sand to suit swimmers, surfers, families and those who like to spread out.

Best beaches

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Only a short drive from the coast, the Gold Coast Hinterland opens up a world of rainforests, wineries and breweries, scenic drives and walks, and welcoming villages.

Hinterland guide

Rainforest walks


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An organised tour is a smart way to experience any aspect of the Gold Coast with those who know it best - browse and book the most popular tour options.

Popular tours

Festivals & Major Events

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V8 Supercars and A1GP join forces in October to present the 2009 SuperGP, the city's famous motor racing carnival formerly known as Indy.

All major events

For the kids

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The Gold Coast is among Australia's most popular family-friendly destinations thanks to the variety of attractions and activities on offer for kids of all ages.


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Foodies won't go hungry on the Gold Coast where fine dining restaurants sit happily among surf clubs and seafood served fresh off the trawlers.

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Moffatt pushes past pain to claim crown

14 September 2009 | David Lewis

FUELLED by adrenalin and the hometown fervour of a 30,000 crowd, Emma Moffatt stepped emphatically from the shadow of Olympic champion Emma Snowsill to lift the ITU triathlon world championship crown yesterday.

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Pictures: World Triathlon Championships

City warned of ghettos, ghost towns

14 September 2009 | Geoff Chambers

MASSIVE growth population targets could transform Gold Coast suburbs into ghettos and ghost towns if key infrastructure remains on the shelf.

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Preston inspired by Titans crowd

14 September 2009 | Daniel Meers

PRESTON Campbell says he was fear-struck on Saturday night by the roar of the crowd as Gold Coast Titans fans found their voices at Skilled Park.

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Pictures: Titans V Broncos Semi-final

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Cartwright furious over refs calls

FURIOUS Titans coach John Cartwright blasted inconsistent refereeing for costing the Gold Coast victory against the Brisbane Broncos in their historic finals debut on Saturday night.

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Pictures: Titans V Broncos Semi-final

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Legal war over failed Mermaid Beach sale

THE developers of the on-hold $300 million Broadbeach Lifestyle Centre are embroiled in a bitter legal stoush over the sale of a property linked to skateboard king Stephen Hill.

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Suzi Quatro offers sound advice

SUZI Quatro is far from ready to hang up her black leather jumpsuit -- in fact, she just had a new one made for her Australian tour. The rock pioneer plays Twin Towns this month.

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