Wednesday 11th January: Gold Coast

Although we’ve been staying close to the Gold Coast, we hadn’t actually gone to look until today, partly, because we feared just how tacky and overbusy it would be.

We headed to the top end and visited Southport and then Surfers Paradise (where the whole idea of the Gold Coast as tourist destination began in the 1930s), both of which turned out to be nicer than we’d thought.

Further down the coast it did turn into a lot of ribbon development which was less appealing, but we found odd better spots, ending up at Rainbow Bay and then finding a street which literally runs along the border between new South Wales and Queensland, with different sides of the road being in different states.

We ended up our road trip back at Cudgen Head and Creek.

Today’s photos: https://goo.gl/photos/VK7pAVfZ3jaWgeMn6

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