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.

Iconic Kirra Beach Resort

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$150 - 1000
Nestled on the pristine shoreline and immersed in the vibrant culture of the southern Gold Coast, Iconic Kirra Beach offers guests undeniably understated coastal luxury. Each architecturally-designed apartment celebrates clean lines, impeccable finishes and open space to maximise the abundant ocean views from all apartment balconies.

ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$130 - 435
Located on the banks of Broadbeach's pristine waterways, ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort is the perfect destination for families or corporates who want to stay close to the beach, but in a quieter location.

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.

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.

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 bath apartments and a three bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartment.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast Area
From AU$249 - 1899
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort reflects the grand and graceful architecture of a Queensland estate, unlike any other venue. The resort is located a short distance away from the tourist mecca of the Gold Coast and is situated within easy access of both Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports.

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.

Mariner Shores Resort

Miami, Gold Coast Area
From AU$210 - 350
Mariner Shores Resort and Beach Club is a holiday oasis located opposite North Burleigh beach and offers a unique family holiday. Whether you are looking for an action packed, fun filled holiday or you just wish to relax and wind down – they have whatever you want from your Gold Coast holiday, they welcome you to the elegance and excellence that is Mariner Shores Resort.

Ramada by Wyndham Hope Harbour

Hope Island, Gold Coast Area
From AU$134 - 234
Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour is tucked away in the tranquil waterways of the northern Gold Coast. It offers the perfect launch pad to explore and experience the region's endless list of attractions and things to do, including theme parks, world-famous beaches, stunning hinterland, acclaimed golf courses and sophisticated dining and entertainment precincts of Sanctuary Cove.
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