What’s got more glitter than a Ke$ha concert, parties harder than P. Diddy after an album release and has a whole neighbourhood called Surfers Paradise? You might have heard of it: a little place called the Gold Coast.
Legendary for its beaches and party scene, it also has tons of theme parks and natural landscapes to explore when you’re not getting down in the club. Pack up your dancing shoes and your hiking boots and check out lastminute.com.au’s cheap flights to Gold Coast.
Getting Around Gold Coast
Disembark flights to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) and you’re just 20km from downtown. The city’s light rail is great for party people to get around; theme park thrill-seekers should check out lastminute.com.au’s sweet car hire deals.
When You Land…
Broadbeach is chockablock with cafes, so stop off there to fuel up if your flight lands in the early morning. Pack a towel in that suitcase and you won’t even have to stop off at your accommodation in Gold Coast —set up shop on the sand and watch the surfers get aerial, bro.
Afternoon arrivals don’t have to lift a toe to have a good time. Hop on a bus tour of "the green behind the gold", aka the Hinterland’s beautiful national parks, mountains and valleys, south and west of central Gold Coast. It’s just as impressive as it sounds.
Night owls, rejoice: Surfers Paradise isn’t just for surfing. If you’re on Gold Coast flights touching town after dark, you’ve arrived just in time. Grab a cocktail and get dancing!
Live Like a Local
We can all agree, actual locals here are pretty damn lucky. If you want to live like one, though, step away from the club scene. Spend your Friday or Saturday night at the Miami Marketta instead. Live music, craft beer and tapas—nothin’ wrong with that.
Nothin’ wrong with saving tons of cash with lastminute.com.au’s Gold Coast holiday packages, either. Bundle your airfare and hotel and save that dough for ice cold pints and tiny plates of food. Yeah, that’s definitely better.