Gold Coast: Gay and Lesbian

Surfer's paradise

Gold Coast Gay and Lesbian

Australia’s holiday capital is the perfect place for gay and lesbian holidaymakers to either rest and unwind or to get adventurous and party hard. Endless sunshine, clear blue waves and miles of golden, sandy catwalks of beautiful people fuse with a vast hinterland of hidden rock pools, secluded rainforest hideaways and glorious scenic picnic spots. Surfers Paradise and Main Beach are a mecca for designer labels and boutique shopping. Spend a morning people watching at a beachside café and the afternoon sunbathing or participating in beach volleyball.

Then as the sun sets be prepared for a serious night of clubbing and partying. The Meeting Place in Surfers Paradise is the Coast's only gay and lesbian club, however the Capitol Bar and Lounge also attracts a groovy gay, lesbian and alternative crowd. Luxurious beachside resorts and spas offer the very best in massages and therapeutic treatments, while a whole host of gay-friendly accommodation options also line the coast. If you'd rather stunning mountain views, walks and galleries, head to the cooler hinterland about 30 minutes from the Coast. Bush House, on the edge of the hinterland in Tallebudgera Valley, is a gay men's retreat while Tambaride Bed and Breakfast is a gay-run guesthouse at beautiful Mount Tamborine.