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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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.

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.

Boulevard North Holiday Apartments

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$150 - 600
Boulevard North Holiday Apartments fully self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments are ideally located ocean side at Broadbeach, Gold Coast in a very peaceful location. All apartments have sunny balconies and stunning 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.

Trilogy Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$120 - 898
Trilogy Surfers Paradise is a trio of buildings set amongst tropical landscaping, with expansive water features providing tranquility and a relaxing atmosphere. Located in one of the Gold Coasts most sought after locations - Surfers Paradise - Trilogy is just 500 metres from the magnificent surf beach and five minutes' walk from the centre of Surfers Paradise with its boutique shopping, night-life, restaurants and cafes.

Jadran Motel and El Jays Holiday Lodge

Labrador, Gold Coast Area
From AU$140.00 - 190.00
Jadran Motel and El-Jays Holiday Lodge have a great range of options for those visiting Gold Coast on a budget. From Studio Suites, one bedroom apartments with kitchenettes to fully self-contained two bedroom apartments.

Markham Court

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$140 - 500
Surrounded by lush gardens, Markham Court is a three storey walk-up resort located just steps from the beach in Broadbeach. Markham Court is a three minute walk from the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and also near Cbus Super Stadium at Robina and Metricon Stadium at Carrara.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$795 - 795
Perched beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland's ancient Lamington National Park rainforests, nightfall's luxury tents epitomise the simple luxuries of life. The nightfall 'glamping' (luxury camping) experience steps away from the excess' and complications of the modern world.

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.

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort

Biggera Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$50 - 495
NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is located on the sunny Gold Coast - beautiful one day, perfect the next. Centrally positioned between all major theme parks, it is just 50 minutes' drive south of Brisbane and 30 minutes north of Gold Coast Airport.
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