Be inspired and come visit the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. enjoy lots of things to do, places to go & more with Gold Coast BookToday. The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia's east coast. It's famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. Its also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Seaworld and Wet and Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Parks mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.