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19 Mar

Main Beach, Gold Coast byHertz AU

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The Gold Coast is famous for a number of things. One of these is the theme parks, another is the night life. And, of course, the Gold Coast is famous for its beaches. One of the best beaches on the Gold Coast is Main Beach. Main Beach is a stunning stretch of sand and ocean that boasts a trendy yet casual and often affluent beach lifestyle. It’s home to pricey high-rise apartment buildings and the impressive Palazzo Versace hotel.


Main Beach is worthy of a visit, both during the day and at night or it could be a great place to base yourself during your Gold Coast stay. In addition to five star luxury accommodation you’ll also find hotels and camping grounds to suit all budgets. It’s a little quieter than the infamous Surfers Paradise, but still houses a large range of cafes and restaurants and plenty of things to do. It’s also a great base for visiting other destinations including the theme parks, Brisbane and Surfers Paradise. These places are all easy to access in your Hertz hire car.

There are also lots of things to do to suit all interests.

Tedder Avenue

If you consider yourself to be a bit of a foodie, Tedder Avenue is where you’ll want to be. Tedder Avenue is an impressive strip containing restaurants for every cuisine you can think of. There’s also buzzing wine bars and coffee shops. Most of the restaurants along Tedder Avenue offer alfresco dining so you can sit and watch the people passing by as you eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner. They also have their menus displayed outside so you can check the menus before deciding on a location. Also along Tedder Avenue, you’ll find organic fruit and vegetable shops as well as stylish boutiques and gift shops to satisfy your shopping addiction.

Water Sports

If you’re hoping to get in some water sports on your trip to sunny Queensland, you can tick these off your list on Main Beach. You can take part in fishing, boating, cruising, whale watching, parasailing and jet skiing. There are also some great dive sites not far from Main Beach including the Scottish Prince shipwreck. Of course you can also go swimming at Main Beach and surfing is a popular activity in this area.

The Spit

The Spit, also known as the Southport Spit, is a permanent sand spit which lies between Southport Broadwater and the ocean. Along The Spit are a number of resorts and hotels including the Sheraton Mirage, Palazzo Versace and Sea World Nara Resort. Sea World itself also sits along The Spit.


The Spit is a nice place to take a leisurely walk, either along the beach or following the Federation Walk along the foreshore. The Federation Walk is a slightly secluded path that weaves through the dune scrub area. It isn’t a strenuous walk but you’ll be in the direct line of the sun so bring a hat and lots of drinking water. Main Beach is a nice, lively part of Queensland where you’ll find there are plenty of things to keep yourself occupied with. You can drive directly to Main Beach from your Hertz Gold Coast airport car rental either to visit or to base yourself on your Queensland holiday.


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