If you’re looking for that postcard-perfect experience of Australia, the Gold Coast is where you want to head. Sparkling high-rises overlook gold-sand beaches fringed by some of the most perfect surf in the world. Whether you like the idea of a relaxed snorkel or scuba dive to take in local turtles, seahorses and other marine species; or a high-octane experience on jet skis and power boats, the waters here cater for it all. When you’ve had your fill of sun and sea, you can get your adrenaline pumping at one of the many theme parks in the area, or enjoy the culinary offerings of the Gold Coast’s highly-rated restaurants.