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Holiday In The Gold Coast

Craving sunshine, beaches and non-stop fun? With oodles of summer activities, Queensland’s Gold Coast is certain to keep you busy. 
Here you can hit the clubs with your BFFs, lay back on the beach with your special someone, or take the kiddies on a hair-raising theme park ride. From surfing in Surfers Paradise (of course) and shopping in Broadbeach to bushwalks in Burleigh and wilderness in the Hinterland, the Coast has something for everyone - including you! Live every lastminute on this magnificent strip of golden beaches with our Gold Coast hotels.

Things to See and Do

A stretch of white sand with sparkling ocean on one side and tall buildings on the other, Surfers Paradise is definitely a paradise for surfers, as well as beach lovers in general! There are lifeguards here to keep an eye on you as you take a dip on a sunny Queensland day. There are stacks of things to do in Surfers beside the beaches, too. The shopping and restaurants are great (more about that below). Popular local attractions include Infinity and the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. You can also test yourself to see if you can stomach the Sling Shot or Vomatron.

If Surfers isn’t your bag, baby, there are heaps of other places to get your beach on on the Gold Coast. Burleigh Heads is not only a much-loved surfing and swimming destination, it also has a national park where you can wander through lush rainforest around the side of the headland. You can also find lovely beaches in Coolangatta, Currumbin, Main Beach and Kirra, among others.

The Gold Coast’s theme parks are legendary. From adrenaline rushes to adorable fairy penguins, Dream World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet and Wild and Sea World are where it’s at!Speaking of adorable animals, you can find cuddly koalas - as well as kangaroos, marsupials and more – at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Gold Coast Hinterland. Mt. Tamborine has rainforests, waterfalls, glow worm caves, crystal shops and friendly pubs.Finally, explore Springbrook National Park and Lamington National Park for lush, gorgeous rainforests teeming with wildlife.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

From suburban op shops to shiny mega-malls, the Gold Coast has choices, choices and more choices for shopping. Robina Town Centre and Pacific Fair have stylish fashion stores to get you looking your best and plenty of food options. Harbour Town is an outlet shopping haven that’s hard to beat for bargains. For something a little different, wander the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, the art and craft markets of Broadbeach or Coolangatta, and Carrara Markets, which is Australia’s biggest permanent weekend market.

There isn’t enough time to list all the fantastic dining options on the Gold Coast, but let’s just say there’s something to suit YOUR tastes. Fancy dining, seafood and fish, Mexican, cafes by the sea and even theatre restaurants (DRACULAS!) make having a meal on the Coast as memorable as the rest of the trip.

Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise is the beating heart of the Goldie’s nightlife, and boy does it go off! You can find cocktail lounges, tapas and wine bars, thumping dance clubs and oh-so-many DJs.

Getting here

It’s easy to get to the Gold Coast when you bundle up your Gold Coast flights and accommodation with us.

Guide to Exploring Gold Coast


Top Hotel Deals in Gold Coast

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Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (94 reviews)

    Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Star Gold Coast, and ...

    Sea World Resort

    Sea World Resort

    Sea World Drive Main Beach Gold Coast, Main Beach, QLD
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.9 out of 5 (71 reviews)

      This family-friendly Main Beach hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Philip Park and Sea World. Marina Mirage Shopping Centre and Sand ...

      Sea World ResortAU$122

      18 Jun - 19 Jun

      Q1 Resort & Spa

      Q1 Resort & Spa

      9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (63 reviews)

        Situated on the Strip, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Avenue, and Ripley's Believe It or Not. Timezone ...

        Q1 Resort & SpaAU$240

        19 Jun - 20 Jun

        The Ruby Collection

        The Ruby Collection

        9 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

          This family-friendly Surfers Paradise apartment building is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Chevron Island, Chevron Renaissance, and Slingshot. ...

          The Ruby CollectionAU$140

          18 Jun - 19 Jun

          The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

          The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

          Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.2 out of 5 (146 reviews)

            Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also ...

            The Star Grand at The Star Gold CoastAU$233

            18 Jun - 19 Jun

            Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

            Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

            2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.2 out of 5 (132 reviews)

              Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Cavill Avenue. Pacific ...

              Crowne Plaza Surfers ParadiseAU$129

              21 Jun - 22 Jun

              voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel

              voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel

              31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.1 out of 5 (168 reviews)

                Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue ...

                voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG HotelAU$134

                20 Jun - 21 Jun

                Paradise Resort Gold Coast

                Paradise Resort Gold Coast

                122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.9 out of 5 (54 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Surfers Paradise resort is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of King Tutts Putt Putt and Adrenalin Park. Slingshot and Budds ...

                  Paradise Resort Gold CoastAU$130

                  18 Jun - 19 Jun

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