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Take a virtual tour of the best spots in Gold Coast and Brisbane, Australia

With all the sporting excitement of the Commonwealth Games, in Australia at the moment, we take a closer look at what exactly the Gold Coast and Brisbane have to offer, exploring the most unique, breathtaking and very best attractions, points of interest and landmarks visitors can expect and what locals already love in the land down-under.

Best of All Lookout - Gold Coast
The Springbrook National Park is a breathtaking attraction/point of interest to visit, explore a maze of stunning lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and dense rainforest. The national park is home to the Gold Coast's "Best of All Lookout" and named quite rightly so, just look at those views!

Skypoint Observation Deck - Gold Coast
Welcome to the Gold Coast's highest attractions, located on Level 77 of the Q1 Building in Surfers Paradise. SkyPoint is Australia's only beach side observation deck, experience 360 degree views of the Gold Coast including beaches, bush country and beyond. If you consider yourself a bit of a daredevil then SkyPoint Climb is a must do, spend 90 minutes of open-air adventure, rising 270m into the air - SkyPoint Climb is Australia's highest external building climb.

Burleigh Heads Beach - Gold Coast
Set nicely along Australia's 40km stretch of glittering Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads Beach boasts a first class reputation of ecological principle, sheer beauty, beach culture and visitor atmosphere.

Morans Falls - Gold Coast
Nuzzled comfortably in the UNESCO World Heritage scene of Gondwana Rainforests, the views around Morans Falls are like something out of a movie. Hike through the rainforest paths, trek off the beaten path and experience the most magical views.

Coolangatta Beach - Gold Coast
Coolangatta Beach has some of best surfing conditions and most picturesque scenery on the Gold Coast with many amenities and facilities local to the beach, making it a great base for days out and vacations. Coolangatta at the end of Australia's Gold Coast.

Lady Elliot Island - Gold Coast
The stunning Lady Elliot Island is a conservation division at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage listed site. The island itself covers approximately 110 acres of outstanding beauty and visitors to the island can learn all about the marine wonderland, take glass bottom boat tours, bird and wildlife watch, snorkel and dive among the thriving coral reef.

Surfers Paradise - Nightlife, Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise is a concentration of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and much more. As the evening descends into the night Surfers Paradise becomes an exciting host of venues and is no doubt no doubt the most lively precinct on the Gold Coast.

Cape Moreton Lighthouse - Brisbane
Recorded as the first lighthouse to be established in Queensland, the 75ft tall structure was built in 1857 when prisoners were used for labour. The iconic red and white banded Cape Moreton Lighthouse is located on the Northern point of Moreton Island and is now a popular tourist spot for visitors.

Brisbane Riverwalk - Brisbane
Brisbane Riverwalk is a great alternative way to get from New Farm to the city, ideal for cyclists and pedestrians with nice views of the river and skyline.

Queen Street Mall - Brisbane
Queen Street Mall is a vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct in the heart of Brisbane City, regarded as Australia's most successful pedestrian mall, welcoming over 26 million visitors a year. This shopper's paradise is host to mixture of local, national and international brands and flagship stores.

Dreamworld- Gold Coast
Dreamworld is ranked one of Australia's BIGGEST and BEST theme parks. Enjoy the fastest, most action-packed, adreline pumping rides and a day trip to remember that all the family will love. Home to over 40 rides and attractions, including five roller coasters, the park is made up of several themed lands: Ocean Parade, DreamWorks Experience, Wiggles World, Town of Gold Rush, Rocky Hollow, Tiger Island and the Dreamworld Corroboree.



Wheel of Brisbane - Brisbane
The Wheel of Brisbane is an iconic landmark on the South Bank skyline. Rising 60 metres above the ground, experience 360-degree panoramic views of Brisbane city in the comfort of a fully enclosed, air-conditioned gondola. Visitors can experience the sights by day, the lights by night.



Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha - Brisbane
The City Botanic Gardens is yet another one of Australia's many heritage sites, located on Alice Street in Brisbane City, this habitat is home to Brisbane's most mature gardens, with many rare and unusual botanic species.



Story Bridge - Brisbane
‘The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River. First opened in 1940 the bridge has since been an iconic landmark, you can drive across it, walk across it, and even go up onto the spans via a guided bridge climb.



Queensland Gallery of Modern Art - Brisbane
Located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane, the gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre which opened back in 2006. It is the Queensland Art Gallery's second building, and is the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in Australia



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