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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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$245 - 4000
A vibrant destination that’s renowned for excitement, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa offers a luxury escape where discerning travellers can relax, indulge and discover, whilst making memories that will last a lifetime.

Gemini Court Holiday Apartments

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$175 - 530
Experience the best of the legendary Burleigh beachfront lifestyle. Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, uniquely positioned looking north over miles of white sand beaches up to Surfers Paradise. The Burleigh point break is on your doorstep offering spectacular surf and swim opportunities.

Mantra Crown Towers

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$199 - 775
Mantra Crown Towers offers the ideal family getaway, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, just 100m from Surfers Paradise beach and 500m to the cafe and restaurant precinct of Cavill Avenue. Offering a range of spacious accommodation options including One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments, all apartments are fully self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities, and feature their own private balcony with many offering spectacular ocean views.

Mantra Circle On Cavill

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$262 - 1034
Comprising two residential towers centrally located with direct access to shopping and dining, Mantra Circle on Cavill offers luxury accommodation for couples, families or business delegates looking for a relaxed holiday in close proximity to the beach and all Surfers Paradise has to offer.

Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$135 - 310
Set over 15 levels with beautiful views of the ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland, the Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments are conveniently located close to everything!. The glorious patrolled beach is only 30 metres away - perfect for swimming, surfing and boogie boarding.

Pelican Sands Beach Resort

Tugun, Gold Coast Area
From AU$180 - 500
This stunning absolute beachfront location at Tugun is just a three minute drive from the Coolangatta International airport and just a short stroll from the many cafes, restaurants, grocery stores and more in the Tugun Village.

The Breakers

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$130 - 510
The Breakers Apartments is an absolute beachfront building with no roads to cross and direct access to the patrolled surf beach right at your doorstep. An easy walk to both the Broadbeach restaurant and shopping district or the centre of Surfers Paradise.

Peppers Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$298 - 1698
Soaring high above Broadbeach and the Pacific Ocean, the architectural design of Peppers Broadbeach takes inspiration from its natural environment and Zen philosophy. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, accommodation options include One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites and Three Bedroom Sky Homes, elegantly appointed with European appliances, imported stone and exceptional interior design.

Laguna Bay Broadbeach - Vogue Holiday Homes

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$270 - 920
In the heart of the city, surrounded by the serenity of the water - Laguna Bay is the home where your holiday dreams become reality. Forget about the car, from this location you can walk to everything that Broadbeach is famous for - world class beaches, cafes, shopping, the casino and convention centre to name a few.

Mantra Sun City

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$192 - 1370
Mantra Sun City offers accommodation with a distinct Aztec-inspired feel, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. With ideal accommodation for the whole family, this is the perfect resort to bring the kids to.
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