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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QT Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$179 - 559
QT Gold Coast sets the standard for designer hotels in Surfers Paradise. Standing tall from the golden sand of Australia’s most spectacular coastline of Surfers Paradise, this contemporary resort blends nostalgic surfer chic and Miami catwalk cool.

The One - Vogue Holiday Homes

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$240 - 870
The One at Palm Beach is part of the Vogue Holiday Homes portfolio offering personalised and friendly service from managers Raelean and Brian. The One at Palm Beach is a new luxury four bedroom three bathroom apartment.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park ®

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$229 - 509
Cedar Creek Lodges shares a magnificent rainforest property with Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain - under an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Stay in a stylish two bedroom Creek Lodge or a family holiday home or choose a contemporary room with or without a spa.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$300 - 1000
Set amongst six hectares of sparkling lagoons and tropical gardens, Sheraton Grand Mirage is the only resort on the Gold Coast to offer an absolute beachfront location. A modern and sophisticated world class venue, Sheraton Grand Mirage caters to a variety of tastes through its award winning restaurant and bars, fully serviced gym, day spa, tennis courts, heated resort pool and extensive business, meeting and conference facilities.

Dorchester On The Beach

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$266 - 895
Dorchester On The Beach offers a perfect family holiday, absolute beach front Surfers Paradise, no roads to cross, huge three bedroom Deluxe or Standard apartments, and only two apartments per floor. Enjoy stunning beach and Gold Coast views, heated swimming pool, free Foxtel, free Wi-Fi, lift, secure undercover parking for one car, tour desk, close to all amenities.

Mantra Wings Resort

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$174 - 585
Within walking distance of the beach and close to the centre of Surfers Paradise, Mantra Wings offers contemporary accommodation in a great Gold Coast location. It is part of Gold Coast’s history, being built on the site of the iconic Pink Poodle Motel, a local landmark for more than 40 years.

Swell Resort

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$140 - 800
Imagine a place where getting out of bed early is one of life's pleasures. At Swell Resort, Burleigh Beach, that's everyday life. Located in beautiful Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, this state of the art complex offers luxury one bedroom, two bedroom and larger family size self contained, air conditioned apartments and an extensive range of onsite resort facilities.

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!

Burleigh Mediterranean Resort

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$148 - 545
As soon as you step into the tropical grounds, soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere and hear the waves breaking on the beach, you can't help but relax . Conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Gold Coast Airport and 15 minutes south of Surfers Paradise, this tranquil accommodation is perfect for a serene holiday in beautiful Burleigh Heads.

Aria Apartments Gold Coast

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$285 - 2000
Aria is one of the Gold Coast’s iconic holiday resorts offering guests luxury, relaxation and beautifully designed boutique apartments in the heart of Broadbeach. Guests can select from our two and three bedroom apartments, their spectacular Skyhouse on the upper levels plus one of the Gold Coast’s premier four-bedroom penthouse.
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