Welcome to the Gold Coast

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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Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
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From AU$42 - 525
Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park is located on the waterfront of the Tallebudgera Estuary, an ideal holiday spot for families who love the water. There’s a netted swimming area in the creek plus a patrolled surf beach 300 metres from the park. This family park has it all with three swimming pools which are heated seasonally, a tennis court, well-stocked kiosk, camp kitchens, barbecues, a playground and recreation room. Park accommodation includes a wide variety of two and three bedroom villas that sleep from four to nine guests. Villas on the waterfront have picturesque views, and for the budget conscious, the lodging rooms are ideal with shared facilities. The wide range of sites is suitable for caravans, camper trailers, camper vans and tents. Options include waterfront, ensuite, powered and un-powered. A boat ramp adjacent to the park provides easy boating and fishing access. Scenic Burleigh Heads National Park is within a short stroll for bushwalks and spectacular views. The drive to theme parks and Surfers Paradise is a comfortable 30 minutes from the park and easy access to public transport gets you to nearby golf courses, restaurants, and services clubs.

Mouses House - Rainforest Retreat, The

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$220 - 355
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 13 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.

Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$265 - 650
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mount 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 Mount Tamborine and Sanctuary Cove.

BIG4 Treasure Island Holiday Park

Biggera Waters, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$47 - 471
Located on the sunny Gold Coast, their family friendly holiday park is the ultimate vacation destination offering a fantastic range of accommodation, activities and facilities. Treasure Island is surrounded by sun-drenched beaches and lush hinterland. The Gold Coast is home to all the major theme parks, has a perfect year-round climate and a great relaxed lifestyle. The large range of accommodation at Treasure Island Holiday Park is beautifully surrounded by tropical gardens and you can choose from luxury three bedroom townhouses, spacious two bedroom cabins by the pool or stylish studio units with spas. Treasure Island Holiday Park is also perfect for caravans, RVs and camping. At Treasure Island they offer a fantastic range of facilities and activities: You can relax by one of three pools, the kids can participate in the many Kids Club activities, have fun playing new Shipwreck Shores waterpark, pirate themed mini golf, tennis or bouncing on the giant jumping pillow. Galleons Bistro offers sensational al fresco dining where you can enjoy a tropical breakfast, lazy lunch, scrumptious evening meal or even a quick afternoon snack. Stay at the NRMA owned Treasure Island Holiday Park and you will soon discover why it has won awards.

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
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From AU$35 - 259
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 include a play-ground, pool, jumping pillow and recreation room, so no need to leave the park during your stay. Not too far from the New South Wales border, Kirra Beach is well known for its appeal to surfers. The wide range of accommodation options available includes two bedroom lake view villas that sleep up to four guests. Lodging rooms sleep up to two guests and are perfect for the budget conscious. Also choose from powered and unpowered sites suitable for caravans, camper trailers, camper vans and tents. The park’s special dog friendly area is a popular option for guests travelling with their four legged friend (conditions apply, enquire with friendly staff). Coolangatta airport is within a short drive. With access to public transport and major roads, this park gives you easy access to all the various attractions of the Gold Coast while still being in a quiet, natural environment.

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$278 - 398
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat provides guests with not only luxury accommodation in magnificent rainforest surrounds but a completely unique dining experience. Enjoy an overnight escape in the boutique villas hidden away among 51-acres of pristine rainforest on Mount Tamborine. Guests can immerse themselves in their own private sanctuary, arrange a massage or beauty treatment, enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the double spa bath, walk through the pristine 20 hectare rainforest property, or simply relax by the gas-ember fire. Each villa enables guests to awake to the sound of birdsong in their king-size bed, watch a movie or cable television from the cosy lounge, or enjoy the clean mountain air and rainforest views from their own private balcony. The award-winning Songbirds in the Forest restaurant will stimulate the senses with a superb menu made from the freshest ingredients and organic produce much of it from their own garden, accompanied by the finest wines from boutique wineries. Both connoisseurs and casual diners alike with feel exquisitely indulged as they enjoy an ambience that exudes relaxation and soothes the soul. Songbirds Rainforest Retreat offers a serene but purely decadent experience in idyllic surrounds less than an hour's drive from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa

Willow Vale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$379 - 780
Perched high on a ridge in the Gold Coast Hinterland, the architecturally stunning Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa offers year-round ambience and is ideal for a relaxing weekend away, romantic escape or longer getaway. Located 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa offers style and comfort with beautifully appointed Villas and an exclusive Executive Suite. The Villas and Suites echo the surrounding natural environment through the use of natural timbers and beautifully warm interiors, featuring breathtaking coastal and hinterland views, spacious living areas, bath tubs or spa baths. Positioned 175 metres above sea level, there is nothing quite like the panoramic outlook from VUE 175 Restaurant. Treat yourself to a pre-dinner drink at the Poolside Bar or Garden gazebo, before indulging in delectable local produce inspired dishes, while drinking in the amazing view. Guests can spend their time relaxing at Ruffles Day Spa, immersed in the outdoor infinity edge swimming pool or heated spa. Perfecting their swing on the 85 metre par three golf practice area or wandering along the beautiful surrounding walking trails. At Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa, guests will relish the a la carte dining, luxurious day spa and world class leisure facilities.

Broadwater Tourist Park

Southport, Gold Coast Area
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From AU$46 - 425
Broadwater Tourist Park overlooks the stunning Broadwater in Southport, boasting one of the best locations on the Gold Coast. With easy access to beautiful beaches and views, this picturesque spot is the perfect place to holiday all year round. Only five kilometres from the action and excitement of Surfers Paradise, the park is within easy reach of theme parks, shopping and local dining options. Being located close to the Broadwater, guests to the park can take a dip in the still-water frontage or launch their boat from the park’s own boat ramp. Idyllic waterfront paths extending north and south of the park are perfect for walking, cycling and taking advantage of the great outdoors. Choose from a wide range of accommodation options ideal for couples, groups, families and single travellers alike. A variety of powered and ensuite sites are available for campers with a caravan, camper trailer, camper van or tent. Self-contained two and three bedroom villas sleep from four to ten guests. Villa styles include waterfront, waterview, pool and garden view (one fully accessible). Perfect for visiting the various Gold Coast attractions, well serviced by local buses and only one kilometre from the Southport light rail station.

Burleigh Beach Tourist Park

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
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From AU$36 - 319
Burleigh Beach Tourist Park is located in beautiful Burleigh Heads just across the road from the surf beach. Apart from being renowned for its appeal to surfers, Burleigh Heads is popular with all ages for its village-like atmosphere. Local shops, restaurants and the beach are all within an easy stroll from the park. Another attraction of Burleigh Heads is the picturesque National Park offering bushwalks overlooking the spectacular coastline of the Gold Coast. Scenic oceanfront paths extending north and south of the park are perfect for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. The wide range of accommodation options includes two and three bedroom villas that sleep from four to eight guests (one fully accessible). Choose between the self-contained villas, powered caravan sites and unpowered tent sites. Camper trailers and camper vans are also accommodated on sites. The park location provides easy access to the various Gold Coast attractions. Nearby attractions include theme parks, shopping centres, patrolled beaches, surf and rock fishing, bushwalking, surfing, restaurants/cafes, takeaway outlets, casino, public swimming pool, bowling/services club, golf courses, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and public transport.

Main Beach Tourist Park

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
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From AU$46 - 425
Main Beach Tourist Park is situated opposite the beach at the northern end of Surfers Paradise. Within the trendy Main Beach precinct, restaurants, shopping and cafes are in walking distance. This park is a little gem in the heart of it, with its own resort-style pool and barbecue area. If you enjoy relaxing by the beach, then stroll across the road. This surf beach has patrolled swimming areas all year round. It's 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. Park accommodation is ideal for couples, groups, families and single travellers alike. Options include powered sites for caravans, camper trailers, camper vans or camping, ensuite sites. If you prefer self-contained, the wide range of studio, two and three bedroom villas sleep from two to ten guests. 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.
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