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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The One - Vogue Holiday Homes

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$240 - 870
THE ONE @ PALM BEACH is part of the VOGUE HOLIDAY HOMES portfolio offering personalised and friendly service from managers Raelean and Brian. THE ONE @ PALM BEACH is a BRAND NEW luxury 4 bedroom 3 bathroom apartment.

Oaks Calypso Plaza

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$115 - 372
Located opposite one of the Gold Coast's most beautiful patrolled surf beaches, Oaks Calypso Plaza consists of spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments. A fabulous location with superb resort facilities including a large lagoon style swimming pool complete with dual waterslides, restaurants and bar make Calypso Plaza a memorable holiday destination.

Surfers Aquarius On The Beach

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$175 - 510
Surfers Aquarius on the beach is ideally located beachfront on the golden sandy beaches of the Gold Coast in south east Queensland. Located halfway between the centres of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, it is within walking distance to the world renowned Casino and the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

Crest Apartments

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$150 - 560
The Crest Apartments offer you an opportunity to stay and take advantage of the Main Beach lifestyle at a price you can afford. Located a short stroll from the beach, the cafes along Tedder Avenue, the boutiques of Marina Mirage - everything is close by.

Mantra Sierra Grand

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$229 - 999
Mantra Sierra Grand soars 30 levels above its premium Broadbeach location, with its unrivalled location, distinctive profile and ocean or hinterland view from balconies; it is the ideal Gold Coast accommodation.

ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$220 - 490
Beach Haven Resort is ideally situated in the heart of Broadbeach just a short stroll across to the beach and to many of the fine dining restaurants and trendy cafes that Broadbeach has to offer. All of their fully self contained apartments have ocean views from the third floor and above and feature air conditioning in the lounge area and fresh furnishings.

Sandcastles on Broadwater

Labrador, Gold Coast Area
From AU$110 - 350.00
Sandcastles on the Broadwater have magnificently appointed apartments and the contemporary design includes spacious kitchens and open-plan living areas for the whole family to enjoy. Sandcastles on the Broadwater are three storey walk up apartments with large balconies in every apartment and have been designed to give spectacular views while adding real living and entertaining space to your apartment.

Golden Riviera Beach Resort

Tugun, Gold Coast Area
From AU$290 - 425
Absolute Beachfront Accommodation on the Gold Coast Golden Riviera Beach Resort is a piece of paradise beside the ocean on the uncrowded southern beaches of the Gold Coast. Just five minutes north of Coolangatta airport, adjacent to the Tugun Surf Club which is a patrolled beach making it ideal for your family holiday, walking distance to all the side street cafes, restaurants, parks, supermarkets and tavern in the little village of Tugun.

Mantra Crown Towers

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$199 - 775
Mantra Crown Towers offers spacious accommodation and excellent leisure facilities in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The One, Two and Three bedroom apartments are all completely self-contained, making your Gold Coast getaway as seamless as possible.

Novotel Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$150.00 - 220.00
Introducing Novotel Surfers Paradise. Nestled amidst the beautiful beaches and thriving shopping, dining and nightlife of Australia's Gold Coast, just 150 metres from the sand, this versatile destination blends especially personalised service with just the sort of casual atmosphere you expect from a beachside hotel.
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