This diverse tourism region - located in southern Queensland below the Great Barrier Reef - has everything from world famous surfing beaches, ancient rainforests, unique-to-Australia animals to happening nightlife.
Within this "holiday playground" is a growing network of gay-welcoming accommodation, attractions, tours, events, restaurants and entertainment venues. (The Gold Coast has 10 IGLTA members and several more are gay-owned or Gay Comfort certified.)
Gold Coast Tourism - which is hosting an IGLTA FAM trip in March 2011 - has just produced a 4 page Gay and Lesbian Destination Guide for international visitors, detailing the adventures and activities within its diverse borders. Read it here.