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Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise


Queensland, Australia


The neon lights of the Gold Coast have more in common with the glitz and glamour of Miami or the hedonistic pastimes of Las Vegas than they do Australia. But somehow this heady mix of high-rise apartment blocks, airport-sized shopping malls and million-dollar theme parks feels at home here. While thereís no denying that this 35km strip of golden sand is the most aggressively developed patch in Australia, itís also one of the most popular holiday destinations and receives more than two million visitors every year. So it must be doing something right.


The shared appeal is the sand, surf and nightlife, but thereís more to the Gold Coast than just the beach. Coolangatta and Burleigh Heads have some excellent surfing breaks and there are also laid-back neighbourhoods favoured by families. Beyond the high-rises stands the Gold Coast Hinterland, a densely forested region home to two of Queenslandís best national parks: Lamington and Springbrook. And then thereís Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach, which is both the epitome of the Gold Coast and the exception to the rule. Itís brash and itís tacky but thatís exactly what people love about it.


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80 kilometres by road south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  Image sourced from http://eblast.arinex.com.au/



The high-rise construction never stops on the Gold Coast.  Image sourced from http://es.estudie.org/



Welcome to Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast, Australia.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/nina/





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The sun, the sand and the surf at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/shebalso/



Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/julee64/



Lifesavers watch over swimmers at Surfers Paradise.  Image sourced from www.aboutjogja.com/



A gentle surf for a beginner at Surfers Paradise.  Image sourced from www.theatlantic.com/



Enjoying the afternoon sunshine at Surfers Paradise.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/omalmivaara/



A morning stroll along Surfers Paradise Longbeach.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/magmaster/




he Bethany Hamilton Story: A Soul Surfer Journey

Many know Bethany Hamilton for the tragic and horrifying story of losing her arm while surfing to a shark attack,

but few know of the incredible story of how her faith and trust in God allowed her to overcome insurmountable obstacles...








Cavill Mall at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.  Image sourced from www.wallpaperweb.org/



Cavill Mall at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.  Image sourced from http://brand.harcourts.net/



You can sit back, relax, and take in some of the Gold Coast scenery Ė and youíll see it all from a unique perspective since the track is elevated

well above traffic. The monorail runs on an elevated 1.3 km loop track at Broadbeach, between the Oasis Shopping Centre, the Sofitel Gold

Coast Hotel, and Jupiters Hotel Casino.   Image sourced from http://imageshack.us/


Jupiter's Hotel Casino.   Image sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/



The Pacific Fair Shopping Complex, with Jupiter's Casino in the background.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/christianfroehlich/



Robina Town Shopping Centre, Queensland, Australia.  The 900-seat Food Atrium gives shoppers plenty of choice, as well as a complete

outside restaurant promenade with views of a stunning waterfront.  Image sourced from www.informationcentres.com.au/



Marina Mirage is Queensland's finest waterfront shopping and dining resort, Broadwater.  Image sourced from www.informationcentres.com.au/




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Add excitement...


Add excitement to your Gold Cost trip with a wild jet boat ride.  Image sourced from http://blog.experienceoz.com.au/



Hire a jet ski at Surfers Paradise, Queensland.  Image sourced from http://mecurte.wordpress.com/



Take a ride on a sailing tour or charter a yacht.  Image sourced from www.charterworld.com/



Watch some whales or hire the boat for a party.  Image sourced from http://charterboatsaustralia.com.au/



Learn to surf on the Gold Coast, Queensland.  Image sourced from www.informationcentres.com.au/



Go on a fishing charter or try the rivers, bays and beaches.  Image sourced from www.outrageousfishingcharters.com.au/



Go below the waves at the Gold Coast.  Image sourced from www.coolydive.com.au/





"The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens;
By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew....
Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught....
The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the just.
Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble.
The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools."

Proverbs ch.3  vs.19-20, 25-26, 33-35.  The Holy Bible - New King James Version





Looking across the New South Wales border north into Queensland. Coolangatta Beach with the high-rise Gold Coast in the background. The

NSW - QLD border splits the near peninsular into Tweed Heads (NSW) & Coolangatta (QLD).  Image sourced from www.abovephotography.com.au/



Coolangatta Beach on festival day, Queensland, Australia.  Image sourced from www.rawfish.com.au/



Surf Lifesaving team, Australia.  Image sourced from www.australia.com/






Snapper Rocks at Coolangatta produces some great surfing.  Images above sourced from www.flickr.com/



The foreshore at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Australia.  Images above sourced from http://jacobdownunder.blogspot.com.au/



The NSW - QLD border at Tweed Heads / Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia.  Image sourced from www.rawfish.com.au/








Capital City of Queensland.




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