I can still recall many fond annual family trips spent at the Gold Coast amongst the theme parks, pristine white beaches and softest sand that one could just lie in for hours. The Gold Coast was undoubtedly the definition of a perfect vacation and my trips there have created some of the most vivid childhood memories.
When I recently revisited the Gold Coast for the first time in 10 years, I was relieved that I found the visit just as, if not even more, enjoyable than I had remembered. Whilst it has undergone various developments in the past decade, it still retains its coastal city charm.
With warm winters hovering at around 20 degrees celsius, it’s a fantastic place to visit for a winter getaway.
A few places to visit
The markets are held on the boardwalk alongside Surfers Paradise beach and feature a wide range of locally made art and craft.
Skypoint observation deck
I don’t think I need to elaborate on this point as the first photo says it all. This observation deck boasts stunning views from every angle.
This Scandinavian deli specialises in a fantastic range of mini Smörgåsbord-style breakfast platters (last photo). The balanced menu options are a great way to start the day, especially after a morning jog along the beach.
2 Elkhorn Ave
Surfers Paradise, QLD
Photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 1