A metropolitan region situated on the south of Brisbane, Gold Coast is known for its glorious beaches, outstanding surfing spots, high-rise buildings, and awe-inspiring tourist attractions. It is also famed for its “Surfers Paradise,” which is one of the go-to holiday destinations of most travellers from across the globe.
However, there is more to Gold Coast than its sandy beaches and adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities. If you are into art and love to go to museums and art galleries, you will definitely enjoy this city, too. It is not everyday that you see astounding art pieces, so it is refreshing to the eye that you take a glimpse of them when you are in Gold Coast.
It is ideal to travel the city by renting a car to avoid any hassle and stress on your part. There are also numerous public transportation in the city, like the scheduled bus, tram and train services, but if you want to maximize your time in Gold Coast City, you should take the cheaper and more convenient option, which is a car service. There are available car rental services in Gold Coast Airport when you set foot in this city, so you do not have to worry about having one. But just to make sure, book in advance to avoid any delays when you arrive in the city airport.
Have you planned your itinerary other than the beaches and outdoor sports? Here are some of the best museums that you should visit in Gold Coast:
Recorded as a Great Wax Museum of the World, Gold Coast’s Wax Museum houses 110 life-sized wax effigies as well as copies of the dioramas of Australian history and British crown jewels. Located in Surfers Paradise, this museum is said to be the country’s biggest museum of its kind. When you get here, you will see the effigies of the presidents, prime ministers, and other famous people who made a big impact to the world. Additionally, all of the figures were crafted with the highest quality by professional and renowned sculptors.
Gold Coast City Gallery
Australia‘s one of the most striking public regional galleries, Gold Coast City Gallery is home to both modern and traditional artworks depicting the city’s character and the country’s progressive art practice. It was opened in 1986 and funded by the Gold Coast City Council. Since it is a public gallery, there is no entrance fee. However, donations are highly appreciated when visitors come to see the impressive masterpieces.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium
The most extraordinary attraction in Southern Hemisphere is the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Found at Soul Centre, Cavill Mall, this museum houses 15 themed galleries of unbelievable relics and 400 authentic artefacts. Some interactive exhibits as well as games are also offered here to experience a lot of fun. You will come face to face with the artefacts and unique treasures from the different parts of the world.
Boomerang Art- Aboriginal Art Gallery
Gold Coast’s most hidden art gallery, Boomerang Art houses a huge collection of prime paintings by world-class artists. Both the studio and gallery are situated in Southport and they are open daily. But, it is recommended to call first before visiting. More so, you can choose from its wide selection of low-priced small and large original paintings.
Gold Coast is also a place for all the art lovers out there. You can visit the museums and galleries mentioned above and enjoy your day appreciating art. There is not a single thing you’ll regret when you see these great works of art.