Gold Coast

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A playground for the young, old and everyone in between

One of Australia’s top holiday destinations is the sunny seaside location of the Gold Coast. Long stretches of beach, theme parks, glitz, glamour and a vibrant night life sums up this playground for the young, old and anyone in between!

Enjoy the outdoors all year round

The Gold Coast’s subtropical climate means you can enjoy the great outdoors all year round. Summer is the ideal time to experience its glorious beaches and enjoy the spectacle of surfing competitions. While winter is the ideal time to head out for some whale watching and escape Australia’s southern, cooler locations. If partying hard with the youngsters isn’t your thing, we suggest you avoid the Gold Coast during the infamous Schoolies Week from the end of November to the first week in December.

Most of the main attractions of the Gold Coast revolve around water, so don’t forget your swimmers (or do and have a good excuse to buy some brand spanking new ones!). Experience the thrill of Jet Boat Extreme adventure or have a tour of the city starting on land and ending up in the water with Superduck tours. If a slower pace appeals, head out exploring the Gold Coast on a river cruise, have a chance to see the ocean's enormous creatures on a whale watching tour or get up close to the marine life during a snorkelling expedition.

Top 6 Things to Do on the Gold Coast

1. Swim! Between the flags at one of the many picturesque beaches
2. For an adrenaline rush do the rounds of the theme parks including Wet ‘n’ Wild, Dreamworld, Movie World and Sea World
3. Explore the mountains, waterfalls, caves and valleys in the National Parks of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Don't forget the glow worms!
4. Get in touch with the local wildlife at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
5. Hit the shops at Pacific Fair where there is more than 100 fashion and accessory stores
6. Take in a world-class show at the Jupiter’s Casino on Broadbeach Island

Top 5 Beaches on the Gold Coast

1. Main beach
2. Surfers Paradise beach
3. Broadbeach
4. North Burleigh
5. Burleigh Heads

4 star
117 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters Gold Coast 4216 Australia
Treasure Island Holiday Park offers a lagoon-style swimming pool and a waterpark. There is an on-site restaurant, a tennis court and a mini golf course.Treasure Island Holiday Park is within 20 minu...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1085
3 self rated
2016 Gold Coast Highway Gold Coast 4220 Australia
Guests at Miami Shore Apartments and Motel can take a dip in the outdoor pool or take a 5-minute walk to Miami Beach for a swim in the ocean. Free WiFi and free parking are available.The motel is an 8...more
5 star
36 rumrunner street mermaid waters Gold Coast 4218 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, a steam room and a hot tub, Rumrunner Resort is situated in Mermaid Waters, on the Gold Coast. This 5 bedroom home also boasts free WiFi, a tennis court and an outdoor kitche...more
3 self rated
1910 Gold Coast Highway Gold Coast 4220 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, Burleigh Gold Coast Motel is located in the Gold Coast. All air-conditioned rooms provide a TV and a dining area. They offer a microwave, a refrigerator and an electric kettl...more
3 self rated
2923 Gold Coast Highway Gold Coast 4217 Australia
Boasting an outdoor pool, free WiFi access and a restaurant, Darcy Arms is located on the Gold Coast. Offering easy access to transport, Northcliffe tram stop is a 2-minute walk from the property. For...more
4 star
12 Moana Park Avenue, Broadbeach Gold Coast 4218 Australia
Enjoy a swim in your private saltwater pool overlooking the canal, at this luxury 5-bedroom house. Athena on Moana boasts free WiFi and an outdoor terrace with views of the Broadbeach skyline.Athena o...more
3 star
109 frank St Labrador Gold Coast 4215 Australia
Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Limassol Motel offers accommodations in Gold Coast, just 1.4 miles from Sea World. Free private parking is available on site.Each room at this motel is air con...more
3 self rated
3555 MAIN BEACH PDE., MAIN BEACH Gold Coast 4217 Australia
Located in Gold Coast, Hibiscus on the Beach offers a heated outdoor pool. This self-catering accommodation features WiFi. The property is 1.3 km from Marina Mirage Shopping Centre and 1.7 km from Aus...more
0 star
3 Trimaran Place, Clear Island Waters, Queensland Gold Coast 4226 Australia
Offering 270-degree views over the Gold Coast hinterland, the waterfront Paradisio Bed and Breakfast is located on the Gold Coast. Guests enjoy a swimming pool and free WiFi.The property features rooms...more
4 self rated
122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise Gold Coast 4212 Australia
Paradise Resort Gold Coast is located just minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise. It features a water-park, kids club, ice-skating rink, rock climbing wall and a range of free activities and live...more

  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 1366
0 star
60 Garfield Terrace Gold Coast 4217 Australia
Just 50 metres from Northcliffe Beach and 5 minutes' walk from the BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, the 4-bedroom Villa Garfield Surfers Paradise features 2 courtyards, 2 balconies and ocean views. Guest a...more
3 star
131-133 Nerang Street Gold Coast 4215 Australia
Located just 200 metres from the G:Link Light Rail Station and 5 minutes' walk from Allamanda Private Hospital, Earls Court Serviced Apartments features an outdoor swimming pool and free onsite parkin...more
3 star
72 Hoop Pine Court. Advancetown. Gold Coast 4211 Australia
Nestled amongst rainforest, Rumbalara Bed and Breakfast offers free WiFi. Accommodation options include rooms and apartments. Guests enjoy access to a games room and BBQ facilities.Rumbalara BandB is a...more
0 star
28- 30 Musgrave Street, Kirra Gold Coast 4225 Australia
Wake up to stunning beach views from your private balcony when you stay at Pure Kirra. This beachfront property offers an outdoor pool and self-contained 2-bedroom apartments.Pure Kirra Apartments is...more
4 star
4-12 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise Gold Coast 4217 Australia
Offering direct beach access, both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, saunas and 2 tennis courts, Surfers Aquarius is located on the Gold Coast. Guests can play a game on the squash court or pu...more

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