The Gold Coast is often seen as the epitome of Australia forstudents from overseas, with hot weather and beautiful beaches a majordrawcard. Yet there is so much more to do up north, with no shortage ofnightlife or leisure and outdoor activities.
The theme park scene on the Gold Coast is an institution andone of the main reasons the city is such a popular holiday destination forfamilies. Located about 25 minutes from the city, Warner Bros.Movie World, Sea World and Wet n Wild are all great choices for weekend escapefrom studying.
Out on the town
Cavill Avenue is the Gold Coast’s most well-known strip ofnightlife, littered with a vast array of restaurants, bars, nightclubs andcafés for international students to enjoy with their friends.
Take a hike
There is plenty of stunning scenery around the Gold Coast,with none more iconic than Springbrook National Park. Boasting gloriouswaterfalls and expansive rainforests, it is the perfect spot for a hike orbushwalk.
Some of the nation’s best beaches are just moments away from thecity centre of the Gold Coast. Check out Burleigh Heads for great surf or takeadvantage of the various bars and eateries dotted along Noddy Beach.