The Gold Coast is often seen as the epitome of Australia for students from overseas, with hot weather and beautiful beaches a major drawcard. Yet there is so much more to do up north, with no shortage of nightlife or leisure and outdoor activities.
The theme park scene on the Gold Coast is an institution and one of the main reasons the city is such a popular holiday destination for families. Located about 25 minutes from the city, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet n Wild are all great choices for weekend escape from studying.
Out on the town
Cavill Avenue is the Gold Coast’s most well-known strip of nightlife, littered with a vast array of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and cafés for international students to enjoy with their friends.
Take a hike
There is plenty of stunning scenery around the Gold Coast, with none more iconic than Springbrook National Park. Boasting glorious waterfalls and expansive rainforests, it is the perfect spot for a hike or bushwalk.
Hit the beach
Some of the nation’s best beaches are just moments away from the city centre of the Gold Coast. Check out Burleigh Heads for great surf or take advantage of the various bars and eateries dotted along Noddy Beach.
Source : Studies in Australia