Trip Advisor rates Surfers Paradise #2 and Burleigh Heads #6
Queenland's beaches proved high-hitting, with six in the top 10, squeezing South Australian and Victorian beaches right out of the list.
TripAdvisor's top 10 beaches in Australia
1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, QLD
2. Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, QLD
3. Noosa Main Beach, Noosa, QLD
4. Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW
5. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, WA
6. Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, QLD
7. Cable Beach, Broome, WA
8. Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, QLD
9. The Strand, Townsville, QLD
10. Emily Bay, Norfolk Island
New South Wales study on trams from Gold Coast to Tweed Heads
A Multi million dollar study is looking at extending the Gold Coast light rail network south into the Tweed.
The study will plot the best cross-border route from Coolangatta and is being funded by the NSW Government under a deal agreed to by that state’s Transport Minister Andrew Constance.
The Gold Coast City Council is finalising the proposed stage three tram route from Broadbeach to Coolangatta via Gold Coast Airport.
Tweed MP Geoff Provest said he would meet Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to discuss the link-up but interstate negotiations have been ongoing since last year when the council endorsed plans to take trams to the border.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate met a NSW Government delegation early last month to discuss the project with the cross-border commissioner.
The meeting focused on how to proceed with the Coast’s third stage and how it would integrate with any NSW extension.
Among the major challenges is how the Queensland-based GoCard System, used on buses and trams, would be used within NSW which has a different system. Read more: here
Mr Provest said 20,000 new homes were set to be approved in the region and there was a dire need for public transport infrastructure.