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Gold Coast

Gold Coast

With all the soft sand, dazzling blue water and sunshine you could dream of, why wouldn’t you head to the Gold Coast?

Head to the ‘Glitter Strip’ of Surfers Paradise and see what makes this beach so famous, with beachside accommodation, a superb restaurant and entertainment scene and 7 day late night shopping, what’s not to love. For something a little quieter head to Broadbeach, with its beautiful beaches and framed by lazy parks. It seems a new restaurant or bar is opening every time you blink, you will be spoilt for choice with eating options to keep your belly full.

There’s a reason the Gold Coast is famous for fun! Known as the theme park capital of Australia – spend your days making your way through the five theme parks on the Gold Coast, with thrill rides galore, stunt and animal shows and plenty of family fun to be had. But it’s not just theme parks that make the Gold Coast fun; get to know the Australian wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and hold a koala or hand feed a kangaroo, experience Jet Boating ‘Aussie Style’ on the Gold Coast Broadwater or take in a dinner show and the famous Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.

Nature lovers head inland to Mt. Tamborine, known as the ‘green behind the gold’ and experience another side of the Gold Coast. With the third oldest National Park in the world, numerous walks, lookouts, home-grown produce, spas and art galleries, there’s something for everyone.

Other Gold Coast Destinations you may like:
> SURFERS PARADISE     > BROADBEACH     > COOLANGATTA & BURLEIGH HEADS



OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO EXPLORE IN THE GOLD COAST



Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise

Iconic Gold Coast. Take in the stunning beachside and an impressive vista of towering skyscrapers in popular Surfers Paradise. Enjoy a lively surfing, shopping and nightlife culture that you won’t find elsewhere in Queensland. There’s shopping options galore, from high-end boutiques in the Oracle Precinct and Marina Mirage, to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Market.

Broadbeach
Broadbeach

Expand your palate in the bustling Broadbeach Mall and Oracle precinct. A fantastic atmosphere with plenty of street musicians, artists and performers on Surf Parade. Give your credit card a work out at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre – be sure to visit the Customer Service Centre upon arrival to receive your VIP Visitor pack which will be bursting at the seams with discounts and offers for tourists.

Burleigh Heads
Burleigh Heads

Laid-back and Local Halfway between Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise you’ll find this true Aussie gem. The actual Heads is a national park so expect breath-taking scenery. With a famous surf break, hip cafés and bars, Burleigh is also loved for its unique shops and eclectic weekend markets.

Coolangatta
Coolangatta

Surfers are everywhere! With surfboards in hand, spot them on the beach, in cafés, shopping malls and more. It truly gives the town a good times feeling. For great surf and swimming, the stunning Coolangatta, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay beaches are sure to impress.

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN THE GOLD COAST




Events EVENTS

There are many family-friendly, free and lowcost events taking place across the Gold Coast every week. With international surfing titles, sporting clashes, 2018 Commonwealth Games, music festivals and markets showcased on a local and international scale, time your travel with the many events on offer to deliver good times and great memories, day or night on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Oceanway GOLD COAST OCEANWAY
 

A 36 kilometre network of paths along the beaches from the Gold Coast Seaway (The Spit) to the Point Danger Lighthouse (Coolangatta), this is a great way to explore the fabulous beaches on foot or by bike.

Theme Parks THEME PARKS
 

You can’t help but get caught up in the excitement. If you’re travelling with little kids, teens or a group of mates there are plenty of options to keep everyone entertained for hours. Whether you’re a scaredy-cat or a thrill seeker, you won’t be disappointed!

Shopping SHOPPING
 
Looking for a bargain? Find all the best brands at all the best prices at Harbour Town Shopping Outlet centre. Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, home to over 300 specialty stores. Plus there’s also great shopping at Robina Town Centre with both Myer and David Jones.
Hinterland Food and Wine Trail HINTERLAND FOOD AND WINE TRAIL
 

Pick your own strawberries at The Strawberry Farm, try macadamia coffee at a nut orchard, learn how cheese is made and taste awardwinning wines at the various cellar doors.

Surf Club SURF CLUBS

Everyone’s seen the iconic images of surf life saving on the beaches of Australia and the surf clubs do a great job at the patrolled beaches all along the Gold Coast. What many also offer are great meals at a great price, and of course being a surf club you’ll be dining waterfront!
Golf GOLF
 

Tee off at one of the many golf courses on the Gold Coast. Popular options include Royal Pines, Palm Meadows and Emerald Lakes.




GOLD COAST ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and resorts in the Gold Coast.
Come in-store or send us an enquiry to help us find the best accommodation for you.

The-Breakers
Beachfront Beauty
THE BREAKERS
★★★half star
Absolute beachfront with direct access to the patrolled surf beach, with breath-taking ocean and sweeping panoramic views. Ideal for couples and families with a variety of facilities; outdoor heated pool, beachfront BBQ area, security parking and free WiFi. The spacious air-conditioned apartments each offer fully equipped kitchen, separate laundry and private balcony.
Surf Parade Resort
Relaxed & Tranquil
SURF PARADE RESORT
★★★★
Midway between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, with the Broadbeach dining strip within walking distance and only 200 metres from the beach. If you’re feeling energised, take advantage of the private tennis courts, cool down in the glistening swimming pool or simply just sit back and relax and enjoy your holiday on the Gold Coast.
Neptune Resort
Location, Location, Location
NEPTUNE RESORT
★★★★
Comfortable and in an excellent location, Neptune Resort is in the heart of Broadbeach right across the road from Pacific Fair where you can shop up a storm and keep going back for more! Only a throw’s stone away from the famous Kurrawa Beach so you can enjoy the sand, surf and sun. Ideal for families and couples wanting to experience the fun and atmosphere of Broadbeach without breaking the bank.  
Turtle Beach Resort, Mermaid Beach
Family Fun
TURTLE BEACH RESORT
★★★★
Turtle Beach Resort offers endless amounts of family centred facilities so Mum and Dad can relax while the kids have buckets of fun! Splash Zone Waterpark has four water slides, two toddler slides and water cannons plus more – the fun just doesn’t stop! ‘Club Turtle’ an exciting kids club program featuring fun activities.




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