Gold Coast | Things to do

Queensland’s most famous beach resort has been drawing visitors since the 1950s. The Gold Coast is a world of contrasts, bringing together nostalgia and innovation, a vibrant nightlife with family-friendly experiences, and the best of both beaches and the hinterland.

Beaches

The Gold Coast is renowned for its relaxed beach lifestyle. Savour the sun on your skin and salt in your hair with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, jet skis, jet packs and flyboards, or just enjoy a laid-back beach picnic. The Goldie (as the locals call it) is a surf haven, with breaks for everyone from Quiksilver Pro champs to absolute beginners (plus plenty of surf schools), as well as both family-friendly and pet-friendly beaches.

Food and drink

The Gold Coast’s dining scene is all about barefoot sophistication. Eat at an outdoor restaurant with views over the water, grab breakfast at a breezy café, then later hunt out the city’s best fine-dining al fresco options. Set off on your own craft beer odyssey through breweries, pubs and rooftop bars. 


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Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland

When you need a break from the beaches, discover the lush Gold Coast Hinterland. Head for the Springbrook National Park to admire lush greenery and sights like the stunning Purling Brook Falls, or explore Lamington National Park and its many photogenic aspects, such as Morans Falls. Hike through sub-tropical rainforest and walk beside meandering creeks, then set up your tent and camp under the stars.

Gold Coast attractions

Get your thrills on a roller coaster or meet your favourite cartoon characters at a theme park, discover the magic of glow worms after dark at the Natural Bridge in the Springbrook National Park, and gather the gang together around a big table for street food at the Miami Marketta market. The Gold Coast also maintains a vibrant calendar of events, which range from family-friendly food stalls to the adrenaline of world-class sport competitions.

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Points North Apartments

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$139 - 1500
Points North Apartments is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast just five kilometres from the Coolangatta airport, with easy access to the beach and open parkland and a wide range of dining, shopping and entertainment options in the nearby Showcase on the Beach Shopping Centre.

Meriton Suites Southport

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$185 - 895
Situated in a prime position offering picturesque panoramic views of surf beaches, tranquil waterways, hinterland and the marina. The tallest addition to the Southport skyline towers an impressive 55 levels, home to 208 of the largest hotel suites on the Gold Coast!

La Costa Motel

Bilinga, Gold Coast Area
From AU$125 - 280
La Costa Motel offers comfortable accommodation with a 'beach shack' atmosphere between the Gold Coast Airport and the beautiful Bilinga Beach. Not only does it offer overnight accommodation, it is a top destination for leisure and business travellers alike with free 24 hour airport transfers, complimentary breakfast and complimentary high speed wi-fi.

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$120 - 495
Welcome to the newly renovated Vibe Hotel Gold Coast. With a prime position in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is moments from sandy beaches and the famous Esplanade. Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is an ideal place to return to after a day in the sun and sea of the Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$37 - 275
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.

BreakFree Peninsula

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$165 - 355
BreakFree Peninsula wish to advise the painting of the building from Monday 11 June to Monday 31 December. Please note the outdoor pools will be closed until Monday 3 September, the indoor pool and spa will remain open for the duration of the project.

Mantra Broadbeach On The Park

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$214 - 670
Mantra Broadbeach offers spacious One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments. You’ll enjoy the ease of having a fully-equipped kitchen and relaxing in your lounge at the end of a busy day. If you’re staying in one of the two or three bedroom apartments you can also kick back on your balcony with a drink.

Bujerum Apartments on Burleigh

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$260 - 1500
Located directly opposite the famous rolling surf of Burleigh Beach, Bujerum Holiday Apartments are one of Burleigh Heads most unique, self-contained two and three bedroom apartments. A small walk-up complex, Bujerum's accommodation offers four two bedroom, one bathroom apartments and a three bedroom top level, two bathroom luxury apartment.

Reflections Coolangatta Beach

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$210 - 560
Experience the difference with Reflections Coolangatta Beach, a luxurious resort rising above Greenmount Beach. Reflections offers guests the choice of one, two and three bedroom apartments with large balconies and panoramic beach or ocean views.

Tallebudgera Beach House - Vogue Holiday Homes

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$450 - 1050
More like a beachside resort Tallebudgera Beach House is the ultimate beachfront location – situated on two large parcels of land spanning the Gold Coast Highway to the beachfront. Watch the surfers catching waves from the comfort of your living room or take an early morning swim or jog on the beach.
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