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

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26 Peninsular Drive Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
When you stay at Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise in Surfers Paradise, you'll be near the beach and close to SkyPoint Observation Deck and Sea World. This hostel is within close proximity of Cavill Avenu...more

  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 489
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144 Greville Ave Sanctuary Point 2540 Australia
Located in Sanctuary Point, The Edgewater Bed and Breakfast is in a national park and convenient to Paradise Beach Reserve and Saint Georges Basin Country Club. This 4-star bed and breakfast is within the...more

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by 52
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1683 Tamborine-Oxenford Road, Wongawallan Mount Tamborine 4210 Australia
Set in the Gold Coast hinterland, spectacular views spanning from Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta are on offer when you stay at Eagle Heights Mountain Resort. Guests can stroll through the manicured...more
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19 Riverview Parade Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
When you stay at Surfers Mayfair in Surfers Paradise, you'll be by the sea and minutes from Wax Museum and Adrenalin Park. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Slingshot and Budds Beach....more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 95
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8-12 Trickett Street Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
When you stay at Aloha Apartments in Surfers Paradise, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Timezone and Centro Surfers Paradise. This aparthotel is within close proximity of Surfers Paradise Bea...more
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884 Tallebudgera Creek Road Tallebudgera 4228 Australia
With a stay at Ingleside Stud Farm in Tallebudgera (Hinterland), you'll be close to Currumbin Rock Pools. This 4.5-star hotel is within the vicinity of David Fleay Wildlife Park and Gold Coast War Mus...more
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3 Sunset Boulevard Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
With a stay at Sunset Island Resort in Surfers Paradise, you'll be minutes from SkyPoint Observation Deck and Cavill Avenue. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Arts Centre Gold Coast...more
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360 Marine Parade Labrador 4215 Australia
With a stay at Grand Apartments in Labrador, you'll be convenient to Marine Stadium and Sea World. This 4.5-star apartment is within close proximity of Cooke Murphy Oval and Doug Jennings Park.Rooms M...more
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11 Wharf Road Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
With a stay at Wharf Boutique Apartments in Surfers Paradise, you'll be convenient to SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Gold Coa...more
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33 Beach Parade Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
With a stay at Surfers Beach Holiday Apartments in Surfers Paradise, you'll be near the beach and convenient to SkyPoint Observation Deck and Jupiters Casino. This 4-star apartment is within close pr...more
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11 John Lund Drive Hope Island 4212 Australia
With a stay at Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour in Hope Island (North Gold Coast), you'll be convenient to Sanctuary Cove Marina and Marina Shopping Village. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Dream...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 9
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2943 Surfers Paradise Boulevarde Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
With a stay at Alexander Holiday Apartments in Surfers Paradise, you'll be minutes from SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. This apartment is within close proximity of Timezone and C...more
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40 The Esplanade Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
When you stay at At The Sands Holiday Apartments in Surfers Paradise, you'll be on the beach and minutes from RaceCentre Race Simulators Australia and Surfers Paradise Beach. This beach apartment is w...more
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28 Hamilton Avenue Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
With a stay at Gold Coast Backpackers in Surfers Paradise, you'll be near the beach and minutes from SkyPoint Observation Deck and close to Surfers Paradise Beach. This hostel is within close proximit...more
3.5 self rated
2940 Gold Coast Highway Surfers Paradise 4217 Australia
With a stay at Silverton Holiday Apartments in Surfers Paradise, you'll be convenient to SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. This apartment is within close proximity of Timezone and...more

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