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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Songbirds

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$288 - 500
Songbirds provides guests with boutique rainforest bungalow accommodation in their magnificent 51 acre paradise on Tamborine Mountain. 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.

Meriton Suites Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$195 - 995
Meriton Suites Broadbeach boasts two high-rise towers with 405 luxury apartments, just minutes from the surf beaches, Jupiters Casino, multiple shopping centres and the vibrant cafes and restaurants of Broadbeach.

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.

Broadwater Tourist Park

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$48 - 440
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.

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.

Nirvana by the Sea

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$181 - 1200
Nirvana by the Sea at Kirra Beach presents the pure luxury of beachfront living. The sophisticated apartments offer breathtaking views over the blue Pacific Ocean horizon and a daily kaleidoscope of colourful sunsets.

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.

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$236 - 625
A sanctuary beach haven that ignites the senses, restores the soul and excites the spirits. Located in the heart of Broadbeach, just 200 metres from patrolled beaches, a luxurious hotel featuring 296 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all with breathtaking ocean or hinterland views.

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.

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.
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