Beau Kirra - Image courtesy of Gold Coast Tourism CorporationThe Gold Coast is one of the world's most popular holiday destinations. Everyone knows about the 70km of sundrenched golden beaches. These, along with the lush rainforest hinterland, amazing theme parks, world-class entertainment facilities and exciting calendar of special events, attract more than four million visitors each year. The Gold Coast also boasts the greatest concentration of duty free stores in Australia, more than 500 restaurants offering every kind of international cuisine, and accommodation to suit every budget. It is justifiably regarded as the theme park capital of Australia. An easy 30-minute drive from the Gold Coast is the region’s vast rainforest hinterland with more than 100,000 hectares of World Heritage nature reserves and over 260km of graded walking tracks. The quaint mountain villages offer arts and crafts galleries, wineries, restaurants and coffee shops.