Gold Coast Glitter strip loses its shine as teenagers opt to shun partying for wellness and Instagram

Annika van Wegen, 17, chose to head to Airlie Beach with a few close friends, and said people who went to the Gold Coast in previous years described it as “overrated”.

“You can have a relaxing holiday [at Airlie Beach], as well as have fun and party,” she said.

Annika van Wegen, left, with friend Lucianne Camp.

“Gold Coast was going to end up being a lot more expensive, and the majority of places are already booked out a year in advance.

“I find the Gold Coast tacky.”

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