Gold Coast, a paradise on earth!

Though we saw much more in Melbourne than what i have written about, but for the time being i will take you to the coastal city of Gold Coast, famous for its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife and much more. We were there primarily for its beaches and climbing one of the tallest buildings in Australia.

We like to plan ahead and had all bookings for flights and hotels completed from the U.S. itself. For our flights in Australia, we chose Virgin Atlantic.

Here’s both of us on our way to Gold Cost from Melbourne early Oct.


After landing at Coolangatta Airport in Gold Coast, to reach our destination Surfers Paradise, we took a Bus to the BroadBeach South and then the G:link train, which is a major attraction in itself. A couple of shots while in transit:


I must say staying at the Grand Chancellor hotel in Surfers Paradise was an awesome experience. It is not exactly at the beach, but not far from it either. After we checked-in, i couldn’t hold myself from grabbing the stunning views from the balcony 🙂


Surfers Paradise is a very popular tourist destination in GC, and we had a great time in the evening enjoying its beach, boardwalk, marketplace and night life 🙂

GC has one of the finest beaches i have been to till date! The quality and softness of sand, and its color are a few of the reasons. Just for the context, i covered 13 beaches in the U.S. and Australia in 2015 alone!


Up next would be the most thrilling adventure one can hope for, undertaking Australia’s highest external building climb, with breathtaking views of the Gold Coast region. Leaving you with its view from the shore for now:


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90 thoughts on “Gold Coast, a paradise on earth!

  1. Brilliant images, Alok. Love how scenic the Gold Coast is. The trains look so clean, and I hope they are efficient. That is such a beautiful beach and I hope the weather was just right for the two of you 🙂

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    1. GC is a splendid place. I was in awe of the entire region and we were lucky to visit in Spring.
      Yes, trains were pretty clean there and the ones i saw looked new.

      Thank you for adding, Mabel 🙂


  2. nice pictures. Although I have heard quite a bit about Gold Coast, but I have read about it all right here..Thanks for posting! My favorite picture is the last one, in blue hours!

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  3. Alok…You guys are really Lucky to visit and explore the world (well…I am not a travel enthusiast). however whenever i read your such post…I am distracted by images while reading. they are really amazing yaar. al the end I forget what i read and lost in the images virtually drooling… 🙂 🙂 Stunning images and great post!!!

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  4. 13 beaches … impressive alok.. thought I did giggle at that sentence before that about the softness of the sand et al. 🙂 for the context, I love the beach, sands and water.. to use love will be an understatement I guess..


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