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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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$245 - 4000
A vibrant destination that’s renowned for excitement, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa offers a luxury escape where discerning travellers can relax, indulge and discover, whilst making memories that will last a lifetime.

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.

Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$129 - 289
Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast is a romantic Mediterranean styled mansion, with official 4.5 AAA tourism star rating. Nestled in a wonderfully secluded corner of Tamborine Mountain, all rooms are luxuriously appointed, with queen or king sized beds, reverse cycle air-conditioning, spa ensuites and more.

Jubilee Views Apartments

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$120 - 480
Perfect location! Jubilee Views is perfectly positioned to enjoy all that Broadbeach has to offer. Situated a stones throw away from Broadbeach's dining and entertainment precinct, the Gold Coast Convention Centre, The Star Casino and the new light rail system.

Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$135 - 310
Set over 15 levels with beautiful views of the ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland, the Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments are conveniently located close to everything!. The glorious patrolled beach is only 30 metres away - perfect for swimming, surfing and boogie boarding.

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.

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.

Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$109 - 199
Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters is located just five kilometres from the surfing beaches of Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. With the clean golden sands of local beaches and pockets of lush green parkland, Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters is ideally located;

Neptune Resort

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$120 - 525
Neptune Resort is the ideal accommodation choice and location for families and couples wanting to experience the fun and atmosphere of Broadbeach without blowing the budget. Comfortable and well located, Neptune Resort is in the heart of Broadbeach.

Reflections Coolangatta Beach

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$210 - 560
Experience the difference with Reflections Coolangatta Beach, a luxurious resort rising above Greenmount Beach. Reflections offers guests the choice of one, two and three bedroom apartments with large balconies and panoramic beach or ocean views.
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