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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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.

BreakFree Diamond Beach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$159 - 262
Right in heart of the best the Gold Coast has to offer, you can’t go past BreakFree Diamond Beach in Broadbeach, quipped with everything needed for a beach getaway. Includes a kid’s novelty wading pool, a games room and playground, two lagoon pools and barbecue area.

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.

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$37 - 275
Kirra Beach Tourist Park is situated 300 metres from famous Kirra Beach at the southern end of the Gold Coast. A spacious, open park this is the ideal place to bring the kids or all your friends for a group get away.

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.

Wyndham Hotel Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$135 - 499
Positioned in the heart of the Gold Coast, Wyndham Surfers Paradise is a modern hotel boasting one of the world's most vibrant coastal locations. With kilometres of sun kissed white sandy beaches, lush hinterland, theme parks and exquisite dining, it's little wonder the Gold Coast is widely known as Australia's playground.

Mantra Towers of Chevron

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$229 - 783
Situated above the Chevron Renaissance precinct, you will discover Mantra Towers of Chevron. Offering contemporary accommodation, excellent resort facilities and a location just a hop, skip and a jump to the best of the Gold Coast, it is the perfect Surfers Paradise getaway.

Aussie Resort

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$125 - 250
Come enjoy Aussie Resort just metres to Burleigh Beach. Book direct at Aussie Resort you will pay less than you would normally expect. All their apartments have views of their tropical gardens or unique Australia shaped swimming pool and spa, Enjoy the comfort of an apartment with air-conditioning and free pay television.

Ocean Beach Tourist Park

Miami, Gold Coast Area
From AU$48 - 366
Ocean Beach Tourist Park is located right opposite the spectacular surf beach in Miami. Nestled against the North Burleigh Headland, from here you can enjoy lovely views of Surfers Paradise to the north and Burleigh Heads to the south.

Riviera Waters Broadbeach - Vogue Holiday Homes

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$410 - 860
Luxurious, contemporary and opulent are a just a few adjectives that describe Riviera Waters. Upon entering this gorgeous four bedroom home you immediately get a sense of its grandeur with its two storey foyered entrance, a large sweeping staircase and elegant decor.
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