Two years ago Paris Hilton announced her New Year's resolution was to "get really involved in charity work". And the American socialite seems to be kicking off 2009 with similar intentions.
Despite saying her plans for the Gold Coast were to "just go... and relax" as she flew out of Sydney airport with sister Nicky on Friday, the 27-year-old has also taken time to visit young patients at a Gold Coast city hospital.
The reality TV star, who was accompanied by her younger sibling, took along a stuffed koala bear for the visit to brighten up the kiddies' day.
Paris, who's staying at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, is no stranger to the area, having lived in the popular surfing base for three months while filming House Of Wax.
Her agenda for the trip has been busy. In addition to her Gold Coast activities she also hosted a New Year's Eve party in Sydney and dropped in on the Summafieldayze 2009 music festival.