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Venture into the Gold Coast’s endless playground for some serious fun. Whether you spend your days at a theme park, on the golf course, shopping, learning to surf, dining al fresco or just soaking up the sunshine, one thing’s for sure: life has never been so much fun.

Sun and surf

With 57 kilometres of sandy beaches to choose from, your perfect beach day awaits.
  • Surfing can be tough; luckily the Gold Coast has some of the world’s greatest surfers waiting to teach you to ride. 
  • The breaks at Snapper Rocks, Burleigh Heads and Kirra attract wave-chasers from around the world, especially when major pro surfing events come to town.
Focus on fun

Host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, there’s more to the Gold Coast than the beach. Major sporting, food, wine, fashion and music events and exhibitions fill the calendar, while Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are entertainment playgrounds.
  • Do as the locals do and enjoy fish and chips along the Broadwater.
  • Indulge your inner food critic at award-winning restaurants.
  • Hit the casino, see a show or local theatre event or dance your way to sunrise.
The theme park capital 

Now’s the time to tackle those fears. Arm yourself with an action plan and get ready to scream!
  • Ride some of the tallest, fastest and scariest thrill rides in the country.
  • Shoot down waterslides, cuddle a koala and become an extra on a movie set.
Discover the green behind the gold

Jump in the car and within a half hour you’re in the middle of the Gold Coast Hinterland and 100,000 hertares of World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest.
  • Pop a cork at boutique vineyards, sample local produce and be taken in with local arts and crafts in Mount Tamborine.
  • Trade your sandals for shoes and hike one of the walks at Lamington or Springbrook National Parks.
  • Recharge at one of the region’s best health retreats.

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Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$265.00 - 650.00
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mt Tamborine. Set on four acres of botanical gardens, complete with flowing stream, small waterfall and cliff views as far as the coast. Their villas feature cedar floors, wood fireplace, private balcony, king size four poster bed, decadent deep spa bath. Be welcomed by glasses of bubbly and chocolates. Awake refreshed and enjoy a complimentary homemade fully cooked breakfast in their dining room overlooking the rainforest. The Edge House perched on a cliff has stunning views and accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms. Designed for self-catering, it has a fully equipped kitchen, two viewing platforms, log fireplaces, a triple spa bath and two bathrooms. They offer delicious two course dinners for two delivered direct to your front door in clay tagines. Put your feet up in their private Gold Class Cinema or experience a rejuvenating massage in their award-winning Day Spa. They offer massage packages, facials, couples massages and the highest quality organic products. Bookings in advance are essential. The Escarpment Retreat is owned by Oozz Holiday, providers of luxury accommodation on Mt Tamborine and Sanctuary Cove.

Broadwater Tourist Park

Southport, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$38.00 - 432.00
Broadwater Tourist Park is located directly on the water's edge of the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. The park has enviable views southwards towards the high-rises of Surfers Paradise, the Southport Yacht Club, directly across to Sea World and Marina Mirage shopping centre, and northwards towards South Stradbroke Island and Runaway Bay. Just one kilometre from the front gate is Australia Fair, one of the Gold Coast's largest shopping centres with boutique shops, national chain stores, cinemas and supermarkets. Surfers Paradise is also just a five minute drive south. Being located on the Broadwater guests to the park can take a dip in the still-water frontage or moor their boats alongside the park. The park is also conveniently located to the main arterial roads linking the park to the various attractions of the Gold Coast.

Christmas Creek Recreation Centre

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$70.00 - 130.00
Christmas Creek Recreation Centre and Christmas Creek Cafe offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook. Settle in and enjoy their country style food. It's a place where kids can freely explore. Open seven days a week, the facility offers Family and Group accommodation. It's ideal for private functions, youth camps, sporting groups and corporate groups. They are an outdoor recreational facility based on the edge of Lamington National Park, south west of Beaudesert, Scenic Rim. It's approximately 80 to 90 minutes to theme parks. Located on the banks of Christmas Creek, it's a place where you can explore, go bushwalking and enjoy the pristine waters of Christmas Creek. The centre has accommodation for 69 guests for minimum of one or two night stays, providing fully catered meals or self catering in their shared kitchen. There is a fully equipped dining room, fireplace, and dance floor which can be used for private functions. Join in some more activities or workshops on site, as well as full sized basketball and tennis courts. There are farm tours and animal feeding nearby.

Wongari Eco Retreat

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$150.00 - 275.00
Seclusion and privacy, beside the pristine rapid-filled headwaters of Christmas Creek - Wongari is an intimate romantic retreat bordering World Heritage Lamington National Park and only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Think lazing in a hammock under the rainforest  canopy, reading a book or watching the birds, swimming in the private rapid-filled rock pools of their creek or roasting marshmallows on a fire under the stars. For the more adventurous, there's plenty of opportunity to explore. Wongari sits nestled in a spectacular gorge setting, with gentle walks on their property along Waterfall Creek and Christmas Creek and also into Lamington National Park's wilderness section. The renowned Stinson Grave and Wreck walks are easily accessed, although a guide is recommended if you're not an experienced walker. Serenity Cabin sits in its own private 10 acre section of their property, with 200 metres of private frontage to Christmas Creek, so you're guaranteed not to be disturbed.  The holiday cottage is fully self-contained with a wood oven, rainforest deck, king-sized bed and a glass-enclosed shower overlooking rainforest garden.

Hi Surf Beachfront Apartments

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$125.00 - 450.00
Located directly opposite Surfers Paradise Beach, Hi Surf Beachfront Apartments feature self-contained accommodation with a private balcony. Guests have access to 2 swimming pools, a tennis court, 2 spas and a sauna. The modern apartments have laundry facilities and a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. Each apartment has a separate living room with flat-screen cable television. All apartments have large balconies and magnificent, uninterrupted, panoramic ocean and beach views. Hi Surf Beachfront Resort Apartments are 10 minutes' walk from the heart of Surfers Paradise and Cavill Avenue, with its many shopping and dining options. Sea World is a 7-minute drive, and Gold Coast Airport is a 30-minute drive away. You can work out in the fitness centre, or relax in the sauna. The property also features a barbecue area, a children's playground and landscaped gardens with outdoor seating. Surfers' Paradise is a great choice for travellers interested in Nightlife, Theme Parks and Surfing.

Ocean Beach Tourist Park

Miami, Gold Coast Area
From AU$38.00 - 432.00
Ocean Beach Tourist Park is located right on the beach in Miami, nestled against the North Burleigh Headland. From this headland you can enjoy lovely views of Surfers Paradise to the north and Burleigh Heads to the south. There are some adventurous walks through the bush plus excellent beach walking right out front. The park is small and intimate and a favourite for return guests who now call it their second home. With a bus stop right outside the front door, all the attractions of the Gold Coast are at your finger tips or just enjoy the peacefulness of Miami.

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$29.00 - 276.00
Kirra Beach Tourist Park is situated 300 metres from famous Kirra Beach at the southern end of the Gold Coast. A spacious, open park this is the ideal place to bring the kids or all your friends for a group get away. Facilities including a play-ground, pool, jumping pillow and recreation room, so no need to leave the park during your stay. They also accommodate dogs with guests staying on powered sites in their special dog friendly area (conditions apply). Enquire with their friendly staff. Coolangatta airport is only a few minutes drive. With access to public transport and major roads, this park gives you easy access to all of the attractions of the Gold Coast while still being in a quiet, natural environment.

Main Beach Tourist Park

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$38.00 - 432.00
Main Beach Tourist Park is situated opposite the beach at the northern end of Surfers Paradise in the trendy Main Beach precinct. Walking distance to restaurants, shopping and cafes, this park is a little gem with its own resort-style pool and barbecue area. If you enjoy relaxing by the beach, then across the road is a surf beach with patrolled swimming areas all year round. It is ideal for soaking up the sun or taking a leisurely beach walk. You can hire a surf board from the park and try your skills. With easy access to public transport, the park is the ideal place to leave the car and explore all that the Gold Coast has to offer.

Jacobs Well Tourist Park

Jacobs Well, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$24.00 - 197.00
Jacobs Well Tourist Park is situated on the waterfront looking out over the southern end of Moreton Bay. Fishing and boating enthusiasts regularly take advantage of this prime location to indulge in these activities amongst the myriad of islands close by, where abundant fish varieties exist all year round. The park is approximately a 10 minute drive off the Pacific Highway through scenic countryside with endless fields of sugar cane. The park is also popular with the native wildlife including dozens of colourful lorikeets who wait in the many trees amongst the park each afternoon for their daily feeding. They also accommodate dogs with guests staying on powered sites in their special dog friendly area (conditions apply). Enquire with their friendly staff. You're guaranteed to have a restful stay at Jacobs Well and when you want a change of pace, Surfers Paradise is just a half hour drive away and there's also easy access to theme parks, rail transport and shopping centres.
From AU$180.00 - 380.00
Situated in Brisbane's closest rainforest, only 45 minutes from the city and at an altitude of 680 metres is Mt Glorious Getaway Cottages and Conference Centre. The cottages have been built with every comfort in mind and all have views through the rainforest to Moreton Island. This is the perfect place to really relax and enjoy the absolute peace and seclusion offered. All the cottages have full cooking facilities and a fireplace to keep you warm on the chilly nights which are a feature of this mountain paradise. You'll love the tranquillity and magical feel of this special place. This is a birder's paradise and you are sure to see all the birds common to this area as well as some of the rarer species. For those who are more active, there are extensive walking tracks in the adjoining Maiala National Pak. There is also a small conference room suitable for groups of up to 25 as well as a wonderful 'rainforest amphitheatre' which is perfect for marquee weddings or other functions.
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