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 538
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117 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters Gold Coast 4216 Australia
Treasure Island Holiday Park offers 4 resort style swimming pools, heated spas and a tennis court. There is an on-site restaurant and a pirate themed mini golf course. Treasure Island Holiday Park is...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1189
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82 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads 4220 Australia
With a stay at Wyuna Beachfront Holiday Apartments in Burleigh Heads, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Burleigh Beach, and close to Burleigh Head National Park. This apartment is within close...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 207
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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-m...more
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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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26 Goodwin Terrace Burleigh Heads 4220 Australia
Located in Burleigh Heads, Bujerum Apartments on Burleigh is by the sea, minutes from Burleigh Head National Park, and close to Burleigh Beach. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Mall...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33
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1910 Gold Coast Highway Gold Coast 4220 Australia
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Burleigh Gold Coast Motel is just 10 minutes’ walk from Burleigh Heads Beach. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a TV. The property offers free parking.Burlei...more
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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
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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
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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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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, lagoon pool and spa, kids club, ice-skating rink, rock climbing wall and a range of fre...more

  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 1556
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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 al...more
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2 Queensland Avenue Broadbeach 4217 Australia
When you stay at Hi Ho Beach Apartments in Broadbeach, you'll be in a shopping district and minutes from Kurrawa Beach and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. This apartment is within close...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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