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So Much to Capture on the Gold Coast

Having lived and studied here for four years now I have to say the Gold Coast is gorgeous, but when a picture is worth a thousand words, anything I say is really superfluous. Here are just a few captivating Insta worthy opportunities:

  • The Cock Rock, Burleigh Heads

Don’t be fooled by the name, this place is actually gorgeous and has an amazing viewpoint from the very top of Burleigh Hill. You'll find a perfect sunrise picture facing the ocean there, where the reds meld in with the blues to showcase a picturesque sky that is unique to the Gold Coast. Heads up though, you’ll be in for quite a trek to get there so be careful and ensure your safety at all times.

  • Miami Marketta, Miami

I only visited Miami Marketta for the first time a few weeks ago and I’m sorry that I didn’t do so sooner. The ambience is lit, the multiculturalism is brimming and the food is to die for. Add live music, street food from around the world with just the right lighting and you have some epic Insta-worthy captures.


  • Skypoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise

Honestly, if you haven’t already visited Q1 what have you even been doing? We are talking about a first-class pass to view the entire city from the tallest building on the Gold Coast. As a visitor to this glorious city, it’s almost a rite of passage. It’s one clichéd picture you just have to have on your Instagram.

  • Home of the Arts (HOTA), Bundall

HOTA is simply awe-inspiring. Each time I visit I discover something new that completely blows my mind and with the city investing another $30 million into this cultural hub over the next few years there’s so much more to look forward to in the future. Sitting peacefully on the banks of the Nerang River, HOTA houses the Gold Coast City Art Gallery with touring exhibitions throughout the year, as well as theatrical, dance and opera productions. The new outdoor stage with its natural amphitheatre is backed by a spectacular city backdrop at night – the perfect venue for a city that lives outdoors.  

* Nicole David is studying Medical Laboratory Science at Griffith University.