Gold Coast was surprisingly quiet when we visited. Guess it was not quite yet the peak season yet. We spent a good part of one of the days just driving along the beach and stopping at various highlights a long the way. I was impressed that Gold Coast was so well planned - the roads were relatively wide, the clean beaches on one side and the modern and some high rise buildings on the other. Kinda reminded me of Miami.
Gold Coast is also the theme park capital of Australia but we only had time to visit Sea World. As expected, Sea World is more family oriented but we did enjoy the dolphin and seal show. Too bad there was no Shamu like in San Diego.