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Visit Gold Coast

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Visit Gold Coast

We will be visiting our daughter who is studing on the gold coast in April. We will fly into Brisbane and visit for a week (will there be enough to do there for the week while she is attending classes ), then we would all like to go to Sydney and Melbourn, what will be the best way to travel to the other cities?

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1. Re: Visit Gold Coast

Hi Ellen, plenty to keep you occupied on the Gold Coast for a week. Fly Gold Coast to either Sydney or Melbourne direct

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2. Re: Visit Gold Coast

100% with Glenn.

If you take in all the surrounding areas, there's plenty to do. And yes, absolutely fly. Just plan ahead, and there's good discounted airfares to be had.

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Hi, Definetly fly in between each city. Too far to drive depending on how much time you want to spend in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Karen

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4. Re: Visit Gold Coast

Heaps to do on the coast! Don't forget the hinterland, the southern coast (coolangatta etc) and northern NSW if you can get there. And definitely fly!

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Thanks everyone. What about accomodations they seem to have hotels, apartments and rentals? The hotels seem to be wide range of prices some are considered resorts? Any suggestions on what to look for?

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It depends on the level of facilities you're after, whether you wish for traditional hotel or apartment style, and budget.

The popular areas are Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Main Beach. I think the locals prefer being away from the hustle and bustle, but as visitors, you may wish to be in the midst of it all. Some popular properties include Peppers Broadbeach, Sheraton, Meriton, Sofitel Gold Coast, Marriott to name a few.

You can get a start by gauging availability on our more popular sites such as www.Wotif.com and www.Booking.com. And always a good idea to email the hotel direct to compare rates.

Edited: 4:41 pm, October 06, 2013
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What area is the University of the Sunshine Coast near, what hotels would be close enough to the school for us to stay at?

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USC is located on the Sunshine Coast, not the Gold Coast. Thats a fair distance apart.

If you're wishing for accommodation close to the university, I think you're better of towards Caloundra or Mooloolaba

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thanks, do you know the distance between the gold coast and sunshine coast?

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10. Re: Visit Gold Coast

192km / 119 miles

Edited: 12:37 pm, October 15, 2013