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Travel guide Gold Coast & Hinterlands for Winter Holiday


Canungra, Queensland
By Kylie Jane Degeling

In a tranquil valley in the Gold Coast hinterland is a rural gem. The pretty country town of Canungra has the feel of yesteryear with the amenities of today. Plenty of old-fashioned hospitality awaits in this delightful destination, where you can choose to kick back your feet and soak in the atmosphere, or float over the region in a hot air balloon or hang glider.   When people move here, they tend to stay. Many descendents of the original pioneers live in the area, although industry has changed somewhat. The town started with timber as its primary industry, but by the 1940s that era came to an end when the mills closed. Instead of departing the area, many chose to try their hand at dairy farming, beef cattle, and eventually – vineyards. Today, Canungra boasts a variety of del... Read more

Editor's Choice - Wings Resort & Spa
By Lisa Monk

As parts of Australia are moving towards the cooler weather, it is worth remembering that the Gold Coast is a great destination all year round, with autumn temperatures hovering around 25 degrees C and even in winter it is a balmy average of 21 degrees C.  Yes, you say, but it is water temperature that dictates a great autumn/winter beach holiday, right?  Right – and even in winter the average water temperature on the Gold Coast only drops to about 20 degrees C. So why all the figures?  Well, some of us believe that summer should never end, and if you holiday at Wings Resort & Spa, you will find out that it doesn’t have to!  This is one of the most contemporary apartment complexes on the Gold Coast and all deluxe rooms have panoramic ocean views and ... Read more

 
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