Looking beyond its touristy features and exploring it more deeply, you’ll find the most amazing hidden gems on the beautiful island of Gold Coast. If you go further off the beaten tracks then you can uncover the island’s authentic, living culture, representing the rich and meaningful heritage and history of the island and its people,
While the island is more popular for its pristine beaches, surfing spots, lush hinterlands and vibrant dining scene as well as modern theme parks and huge shopping centres, there’s much more to make your trip here worthwhile and purposeful. Among the most recommended travel ideas while on Gold Coast is to learn about the origins and the wealth of culture this island has.
Among the most famous cultural experiences here, the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, located beside the Tallebudgera Estuary at Burleigh Heads, serves as your “journey to a land where time stood still”. Here, you’ll learn about the impressive and accurate insight into the spirituality and society of the Yugambeh Aboriginal people, who are among the oldest living cultures in the world. You will be able to get familiarised with their life in the bush, the traditional bush foods, their means of gathering food such as fishing and hunting, as well as the important environmental practices and connection to the land shown by the Yugambeh people for thousands of decades.
Those who wish to see contemporary and historical artworks that document and represent the character of the Gold Coast and the development of Australian art practice, you can visit the Gold Coast Art Gallery, which hosts more than 20 local, national and international exhibitions annually in three gallery spaces.
Our Elanora Family Resort is ideally located near the cultural hotspots on Gold Coast and other major attractions in the city. Bay of Palms Resort is a great holiday home for those visiting the island and exploring its most popular destinations.