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7 Free Things to Do in Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast is Australia’s trendy little region full of extraordinary beaches and skyscrapers of your dreams. It is the perfect metropolitan to vacation in. But mind you, it sometimes gets expensive… way too expensive, if you don’t know the right ways to spend time there. So here we are, providing you with a list of absolutely free places to go to and things to do in Gold Coast. I’m sure Burleigh, Snapper’s Rocks and Surfer’s Paradise Beaches will be a true paradise this trip. So will Springbrook National Park and Purling Brook Falls amaze you! Check them out for yourselves.

1. Burleigh Heads Beach

Gold Coast beaches come in squeaky clean and surf-loving shapes. Of course, the sand is golden and the sun shines brighter than it does anywhere else. This top-rated beach is the best of them all.

2. Springbrook National Park

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Nature at it’s best! Springbrook is a beautiful brook that traces it’s way through a forest and falls from a cliff to become a beautiful waterfall. The national park surrounding it is a beautiful forest. You could follow a steep driveway if you want to be on the upper side of the location. You’ll get amazing views from there.

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3. Snapper Rocks

Snapper Rocks is another one of the most memorable ocean-view points. It is also where some of the most adept surfers go to test their gliding abilities.

4. Surfer’s Paradise Beach

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This beach is not only a Surfer’s Paradise but is also a jogger, dog-walker and romantic’s beach. The golden sand sits there inviting all these vibes. It is a good place to go with families. There are countless restaurants, food joints and pubs all around the shore.

5. Purling Brook Falls

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The view’s worth the steep drive ?

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You know a rewarding hike when you see one, right? Check this one out, at the end of the 6-hour walk, you’ll end up at this beautiful waterfall. Every time I look at this picture, the fascination only grows.

6. Currumbin Rock Pools

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There are at least a hundred blue-green pools in these rock formations. Swimming is definitely a yes. Paddling and floating on a rubber duck, is probably welcome too. Infants will love it, the adults can lay off in a corner and admire the forest. It is pretty much accessible too. If you’re in the mood for it, maybe even take a long ride and get to the unexplored portions of the forest.

7. Whale Watching at Kirra Hill

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Sun going down on a Gold Coast day.

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Whale watching could be done from literally anywhere in Gold Coast, Kirra Hill gives you just the right amount of elevated views and coastal intensity to get a nice view of whales. Don’t forget to take a nice set of binoculars with you.

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