Summertime means hitting the foreshores and points along our beautiful Queensland coast. The Gold Coast is brimming with great places to hang with your family these summer holidays. Try on these day-trip ideas for size, brought to you by Gold Coast residents with all the best local intel…

DAVID BROOK, THE RUBY APARTMENTS CEO: “The Beachfront, the Broadwater, South Straddie. Isn’t that why we live here to enjoy amazing clean sea water, fresh air, sunny skies and long summer nights?”

MATT BEVILACQUA, IRONMAN: “Burleigh Hill on Sunday afternoon is so relaxing and has a vibe for all ages.”

JUSTINE KELLY, PODCAST PRODUCER @ ABC RADIO: “Echo Beach, which is the beach on the northern side of Tallebudgerra Creek. It’s stunning and never as packed as Burleigh Beach. Walk over the Headland and throw yourself into the clear waters. So good on a hot day and the calm water is perfect for kids.”

KATIE LOVEDAY, HOTA BRAND MANAGER: “We love heading to the mountains and doing a trek up the Cougals or the Cream Track and ending with a swim at Tallebudgera Creek on the way home.”

BRIELLE COOPER, IRONWOMAN: “Take your pick at any one of the timber decks along Hedges Avenue. ‘The Dudley Deck’ is my family’s go to. You can’t go past a nice drink and a game of beach cricket as the sun sets.”





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