This is a guide to the best crane-friendly beaches on the Gold Coast.
The map above shows the best places to visit in the Gold Country, from the Goldfields to the North Coast.
If you’re in the middle of nowhere and want to go somewhere more relaxed, you might want to head to Port Macquarie.
This is the only place on the coast with no water to swim in, and it’s a good spot to visit for the beaches and beach-climbing activities.
Get a head start on the day by checking out the best spots in the town to explore the sights and sounds of the Gold Fields.
To see a full list of recommended locations, click here.
The Gold Coast’s beaches are well-loved for their natural beauty and secluded beaches, with a mix of rock formations, beaches, and surf.
From the beachfronts of Port Macq, to the pristine beaches of Pukekohe, and to the stunning beaches of the Blue Mountains, you can have a blast at any time of the year.
The best time to go out is when the weather is calm and the sun is shining, as the sunsets here are often spectacular.
While you’re there, you’ll want to plan ahead to get away from the crowds.
You’ll want time to soak up the sights, hear the sea water, and relax with the local people.
Take the time to get your bearings and plan your journey around the Gold and Northern Rivers, which will help you plan your trip the next time you’re on the road.
Pokey and Munchy: The Goldfields are a fantastic choice for a bush vacation, especially when it’s not raining.
While the Gold’s beaches and the Northern Rivers are often visited by backpackers, there are plenty of locals and bush walkers.
To get to the Golds, head to the north coast, and follow the highway for several hours until you get to Pukekohio.
There you’ll find a small fishing village and the northernmost beaches of Port Moresby, where you can take in the beautiful views of the Northern River.
Munchy and Pop: Pukecooka is a quiet, remote village in the South West of the Central Coast.
You can hike the hills of the nearby mountain range, and see the beauty of the Southern Rivers, while camping on the outskirts of the village.
Puke is known for its fishing, and there are many campsites to enjoy the local fish.
Rocky and Tundra: The Puke region is famous for its rock climbing and bushwalking.
This beautiful area is home to many of the popular rock climbers in the world.
From rock climbers who make their living by scaling the world’s highest cliffs, to bushwalkers who climb the North Cape and have a bit of fun on the slopes of the North Cascades, Puke has it all.
The mountains here are renowned for their extreme scenery, and you’ll love to visit some of the most popular climbing routes in the country.
The Gold Coast is the perfect destination for a family getaway, with some of Australia’s best beaches, wildlife, and wildlife watching to be had.
The local wildlife and bush walks are amazing and the locals are friendly, so be sure to check them out if you’re planning a trip.