Around Brisbane, I am told, there's the *puts on best Aussie accent* "sunny" and the "goldie". Both
highly touristy, and for good reason, with the miles of golden beaches and burning sunshine year-round. Gold
Coast city contains the world famous Surfers' Paradise, the start of Queensland.
We hit the goldie for a few nights in 2008, staying at the Gold Coast International Hotel, right in Surfers' Paradise
and mere minutes from the beach. One of the highlights was the "Wet and Wild" water park, and we also found the
time to get some jet skiing in too.