I've frequented the Gold Coast many times over the years, lived in Brisbane for six years and completed school there. During covid I was lucky to spend a long couple of months on the Gold Coast and again in January 2021 where we enjoyed Palazzo Versace Gold Coast with family. A ladies only trip for my 40th Celebrations and also for Schoolies in 2000.
It's a fasted paced, high thrill destination with long summer days and busting night life. Ticking many boxes of what you'd enjoy doing on a holiday for all ages. Driving around is very easy, the Theme Parks are a must, day trip into the Hinterland or a romantic get away into the hills.