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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
  • Deals
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.

Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour

Hope Island, Gold Coast Area
From AU$75.00 - 195.00
Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour is tucked away in the tranquil waterways of the northern Gold Coast. It offers the perfect launch pad to explore and experience the region's endless list of attractions and things to do, including theme parks, world-famous beaches, stunning hinterland, acclaimed golf courses and sophisticated dining and entertainment precincts of Sanctuary Cove.

Soul Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
  • Deals
From AU$349.00 - 1899.00
Positioned on the beachfront of the newly transformed Surfers Paradise Esplanade and Foreshore precinct, Soul brings a new dimension to contemporary sophistication and luxury. This state-of-the-art building soars a magnificent 77 stories making it one of the tallest towers on the Gold Coast. Soul offers stylishly designed and fully self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments offer spectacular uninterrupted ocean and hinterland views flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Apartments feature designer gourmet kitchens, large furnished balconies, integrated entertainment system with 40 inch LCD television, Blu-Ray and iPod connectivity, ensuite spa bath and full laundry plus all the luxuries expected of designer apartment living. As one of the Gold Coast's premier, two-hatted restaurants, the multi-award winning Seaduction has an elegance all of its own. Resisting the seductive aromas conjured by their award-winning Executive Chef, Steve Szabo, and his team at Seaduction will prove impossible. Facilities include a multi-level sparkling outdoor pool and spa overlooking Surfers Paradise beach, pool terraces, fitness centre incorporating infinity-edge indoor lap pool (heated), fully-equipped gymnasium with two separate studios, spa, sauna and steam room, all accompanied by beautiful sub-tropical landscaped garden and barbecue areas, perfect for entertaining family and friends.

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.

Gold Coast Holiday Park

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$120.00 - 340.00
The Gold Coast Holiday Park provides you with the ultimate Gold Coast getaway. Not only are they only 15 minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise, they are located in the heart of the theme park precinct. They are only minutes from all the attractions, including Movie World, Wet'N'Wild, Dream World, White Water World and the Australian Outback Spectacular. The park has an exciting range of recreational facilities, caravan and camping sites, big rig sites, as well as self-contained villas, bungalows and cabins. Great accommodation options for families or groups of friends. Suites are available for shorter stays, with daily service and Austar television. Family suites are also available. And don't forget, if you are travelling with your dog, they are dog friendly, with cabins and site options available for you.

Mantra Twin Towns

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
  • Deals
From AU$159.00 - 359.00
Mantra Twin Towns is the perfect Gold Coast accommodation to put you in the centre of everything. You're right on the doorstep of the Twin Towns Services Club for easy access to all of the entertainment, restaurants and bars - you've only to stroll through Mantra Twin Towns' covered walkway. There are many beautiful beaches and famous surf breaks nearby, some excellent shopping and great variety of eating places. Whether you're visiting the Gold Coast on business or for leisure, these hotel style rooms have everything you need including internet access, cable television, refrigerator and private balcony with views over the city, ocean or river. There's a coin operated guest laundry, foreign exchange facilities, automated teller machine and complimentary under cover parking. You can choose from Hotel Room, Harbour Tower Hotel Room or Deluxe Room. If you love to self-cater or need a bit of room travelling as a family or group, the One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments make the ideal choice. Very spacious with dining and living areas and full service kitchen. Penthouse apartments are also a great choice, with stunning views across the ocean and Gold Coast skyline.

Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa

Willow Vale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$379.00 - 780.00
Perched high on a ridge in the magnificent Gold Coast hinterland at Willow Vale you will find Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa. This architecturally stunning retreat offers year-round ambience and is ideal for a relaxing weekend away, romantic escape or complete getaway. You can be assured of a truly intimate experience. You'll fall in love with their personalised five-star service, fine dining and first class leisure facilities. Spend your time relaxing at Ruffles Day Spa, immersed in their outdoor infinity edge swimming pool or explore the surrounding Gold Coast Hinterland and Tamborine Mountain. Set upon 50 acres of gardens, parkland, bush and forest in the Gold Coast Hinterland, the retreat offers the height of style and comfort with eight beautifully appointed villas, one exclusive executive suite and Owner's Villa, all echoing the natural environment through the use of natural timbers and warm interiors. All rooms feature air conditioning, EcoPure amenities, cable television channels, DVD and compact disc player, refrigerator and mini bar, tea making facilities, Expressotoria coffee capsule machines, hair dryer and high speed internet access.

The Mouses House - Rainforest Retreat

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$215.00 - 347.50
The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat in Springbrook is arguably the most unique chalet accommodation resort of its type in Australia located in the World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The Mouses House Retreat, consists of 12 delightful Rainforest Chalets built next to picturesque views and sounds of a cascading mountain stream right in front of your chalet. Each individual chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, reverse-cycle air conditioning, separate bedroom, plasma television, DVD player, stereo radio system , telephone, free use of a iPad, free and fast Wi-fi Internet, combined lounge and dining room, private balcony with barbecues. All chalets have their own private in chalet two person triangle spa baths with views into the rainforest. One chalet has disabled facilities. All their Luxury Stream Chalets have an extra private outside Hot Tub! At night possums will visit each chalet and can be hand fed. Why not spoil yourself with an in-chalet Swedish Body massage or stroll 400 metres to the start of the magnificent four kilometre 'Twin Falls' Rainforest walk. Weekend tariffs apply for Friday and Saturday nights. Cheaper to stay during weekdays.

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.

South Stradbroke Island Camping

South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25.00 - 197.00
Escape the fast pace of everyday life and totally relax amongst natural, unspoilt beauty. Day trippers and campers are both welcome with suitable facilities to entertain. A superb natural reserve, South Stradbroke Island offers calm inner waterways on one side, virtually untouched native bushland in the centre, and on the other side, 22 kilometres of pristine surf beach with hardly a soul in sight. The surf beach offers spectacular views of the beautiful Gold Coast, and you can catch glimpses of the majestic humpback whales migrating north to breed during whale watching season, which starts in June and runs through to late October. Please note as the campgrounds are located in a Conservation Park, dogs are not permitted on the island. The three camping grounds on South Stradbroke Island include Tipplers at the northern end of the island, North Currigee and Currigee at the southern end. It is essential to book your camping site before you get to the island. At Tipplers Licensed Cafe, enjoy hearty meals and refreshments, or visit the Kiosk. There are several ways to get to South Stradbroke Island including boat hire or charter, water taxi or your own private boat.
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