How to Spend 48 Hours on the Gold Coast

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Surfer's Paradise | © Herry Lawford Flickr
Alice Duffield

The Gold Coast is such an incredible part of Queensland’s coast, you could easily spend two incredible days in one of the world famous suburbs, like Main Beach, Surfers Paradise or Southport. But if you’ve only got 48 hours to explore the entire coastline, here’s our pick of the top experiences.

Day One: Evening

For a chic dinner that won’t empty your wallet, Cicchetti on Isle of Capri serves unbelievably affordable Italian fare in a dazzling setting. End the evening with an exquisite cocktail in the lounge at the Palazzo Versace.

Cicchetti, 15 via Roma, Isle of Capri, Australia +61 7 5526 8868

Palazzo Versace, 94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Australia +61 7 5509 8000

Day Two: Afternoon

No trip to the Gold Coast is complete without fish and chips on the beach. Some of the most popular options for locals include Peter’s Fish Market at Main Beach, Fishmonger at Burleigh Heads and Scales Seafood at Tweed Heads.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is another essential Gold Coast experience. Feed the kangaroos, cuddle the koalas and feed the flocks of rainbow lorikeets.

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