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Gold Coast, An Australian Vacationer’s Paradise
Choose among one of the pristine beaches situated along 57 sprawling kilometres of shoreline. Bring the whole family for an unforgettable adventure at one of the area’s best theme parks, or head to the hinterland where you can explore mountains and waterfalls. Or, enjoy all that the region has to offer from the comfort of your five-star hotel. With exquisite dining options and no shortage of activities, there are plenty of ways to eat and play like a superstar when you’re visiting Australia’s favourite vacation spot.
As the second-largest city in Queensland, Gold Coast has a massive expanse of coastline. The area’s most visited beach, Surfers Paradise, sees up to 20,000 visitors per day, so if you want to be where all the action takes place, book your hotel there. If you have yet to master the art of surfing, you can book a lesson at Get Wet Surf School. A popular beach choice among families is Coolangatta, the southernmost suburb of Gold Coast, which is known for its high concentration of family-friendly hotels and proximity to the airport. You’ll also find a stretch of the Great Barrier Reef there. Surfers can catch waves at Burleigh Heads or Main Beach, and divers and snorkelers alike can find plenty to discover at nearby Wave Break Island.
Theme Parks for All
From nature lovers to thrill-seeking adventurers, travellers will find many exciting ways to spend their days at the region’s famous theme parks. The country’s biggest theme park, Dreamworld, has rides that will daunt even the most passionate roller coaster enthusiasts, but with animal shows and kid-friendly rides, there are ample attractions for visitors of all ages to enjoy. If you’re seeking a cool, refreshing way to enjoy the region’s best rides, head on over to Wet ‘n’ Wild or WhiteWater World, two of Gold Coast’s premier waterparks. Don’t forget to stop by Movie World, which brings Hollywood fun to the Australian coast, and Sea World, known for its fantastic displays of aquatic life. Animal lovers will also enjoy Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where koalas, wallabies, crocodiles, and other Australian animals dwell in their natural habitats. For convenience, many hotels in the Gold Coast offer transportation options to and from the area’s theme parks.
If luxury is what you’re after, there are plenty of hotel options in the Gold Coast that will surpass your grandest expectations. Many of the area’s resorts offer much more than accommodations alone, and options range from world-class restaurants onsite to deluxe spas and well-equipped exercise facilities. Whether you’re seeking chic sophistication, 5-star luxury, or both, there’s a hotel in the region that will surely meet all of your expectations. With lavish swimming pools, private beach access, and a range of exceptional restaurants to dine in on the property, many of the area’s resorts have everything you could want onsite so that you won’t even have to leave during your stay. Of course, if you’d prefer a different type of experience, there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the Gold Coast. From bed and breakfasts to holiday parks, you’ll find options for every budget and set of preferences throughout the city.
The Finest Sports & Dining
You may have guessed that water sports are popular among the city’s coastline, but another sport that the area is well-known for is golf. The Australian PGA Championships take place in Gold Coast, and there are both private and public courses for golf enthusiasts to enjoy. Many of the city’s courses attract golfers from around the world, so if you’ve packed your clubs, you should have no trouble finding at least one spot to tee off during your stay. After a long day of hitting the city’s fairways, you can fuel up by enjoying some of the area’s best cuisine. Gold Coast is known for its waterfront restaurants, many of which serve locally-caught seafood. You can also go dancing or sit back and enjoy the music after dinner or with drinks, as many of the local restaurants and pubs provide live entertainment.
Known as the “green side” of the Gold Coast, the hinterland sweeps you away from luxury hotels and restaurants and into the raw beauty of nature. From epic mountaintop views to the magnificent trees spread throughout the subtropical rainforest, the natural environment will leave you breathless. The city is home to five national parks, including Burleigh Head National Park, Lamington National Park, Springbook National Park, Tamborine National Park, and David Fleay Wildlfe Park. For the ultimate immersion into the area’s natural surroundings, embark on the three-day Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, which will take you past an ancient volcano and through the unforgettable Gondwana Rainforest. If you’d prefer to enjoy the view without tiring your legs, consider the 4WD Rainforest Eco Safari, which take you past five remarkable waterfalls in the comfort of a 4WD coach.
Price rangefrom R555to R7,682
Hotel Q1 Resort & Spa Surfers Paradise
Q1 Resort and Spa is Australia’s tallest residential tower offering unique accommodation with unrivaled views across Queensland’s Gold Coast. The apartments feature a glass enclosed balcony, full kitchen, laundry facilities, cable TV, spa bath, in-room safe, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The hotel features two lagoon style outdoor swimming pools, a heated lap pool, sauna and steam rooms, BBQ facilities, fitness center and 24-hour reception. The SkyPoint observation desk with its sweeping panoramic views on Level 77 is also not to be missed. Q1 Resort and Spa's on-site restaurants offer Japanese Teppanyaki or French fine-dining experiences as well as causal dining poolside. Q1’s retail areas also include coffee shops, Subway and an Italian restaurant. The Q1 Resort and Spa is 50 meters from the nearest patrolled beach along a coastline which stretches 13 miles in each direction. The hotel is a short 10-minute walk to Cavill Avenue the main tourist mall and a 30-minute drive to popular theme parks. more
Hotel Paradise Island Resort Surfers Paradise
Centrally located just a short walk from Cavill Avenue and a short drive from Broadbeach Mall, Paradise Island Resort offers elegant accommodations and a shuttle service to and from the airport for a surcharge. Seaworld is easily reachable. All apartments are equipped with air conditioning, television, and a coffee maker. A fully-equipped kitchen is standard in each apartment. All apartments come with a private balcony and some of them offer sea views. En-suite bathrooms include hairdryers. Paradise Island Resort features an outdoor pool, children’s pool, steam room, outdoor tennis court, fitness centre, and a games room. Complimentary onsite parking is available. This Surfers Paradise resort also offers laundry facilities, barbecue grills, luggage storage, picnic area, and a garden. Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Guests can order drinks at the onsite snack bar. Several nearby restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nearby attractions include Gold Coast War Museum and Sky Point Climb. more
Hotel Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments Surfers Paradise
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise overlooking the coast of the Coral Sea, Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments offers spacious condominiums with self-catering facilities. Travellers are just steps from the beach and local shops, restaurants, and attractions. One- and two-bedroom apartments include stylish modern décor along with private balconies offering views of the ocean. Guests can also enjoy fully-equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and en-suite bathrooms. The complex features a tennis court, outdoor pool with spa tub, communal barbecue facilities, and a sauna. Free on-site parking is available as well. Just a handful of the many local eateries includes Alfresco on Elston, Longboards Laidback Eatery & Bar, Elk Espresso, and Greek Street Grill. Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments is within one mile of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and the shopping and dining of Cavill Avenue. The beach is just 100 feet away. more
Hotel Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise
An upmarket four star hotel conveniently located between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise is a 15 minute drive from the Royal Pines Resort Golf Course. Rooms, suites, studios, and apartments are available here, all air conditioned, ensuite, and with their own private balcony. Some accommodations have a sea view, while all feature an LCD TV and telephone. Swim in the outdoor pool, exercise in the fitness centre, or take care of work in the business centre. Room service and a laundry service are provided, plus an airport shuttle bus is available. Dine with an ever-changing panoramic view at the Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant, enjoy a casual meal at the Relish Grill & Bar, or for a cold beer head to the First Avenue Tavern. Sea World theme park is a 15 minute drive from Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, and Southport Racecourse is a nine minute drive away. more
Hotel Palazzo Colonnades Surfers Paradise
Palazzo Colonnades is nestled between the Nerang River and the scenic beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast, and features family-friendly apartments. All apartments have en-suite bathrooms, separate bedrooms and modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite benchtops. In addition, free cable TV, Wi-Fi and a large balcony are standard. Other amenities include a dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer and an open-plan living area. Palazzo Colonnades boasts a heated saltwater swimming pool, children's wading area, heated spa and sauna. Guests also enjoy a game room, gym and sunny terraces with ample parasols, and there is free covered parking. An on-site tour desk assists guests with theme park tickets and bookings to cruises. The apartments are setup for self-catering, and the oceanfront hosts several restaurants, coffee shops and bars. The property is close to the beach and famous Cavill Avenue, and provides easy access to Southport. The SkyPoint Observation Deck is also nearby. more
Hotel Chateau Beachside Surfers Paradise
Rated three stars, the Chateau Beachside is set along the Gold Coast's Broadbeach in the heart of popular area attractions. Individual guestrooms feature ocean or city views from private balconies. Amenities include a flat-screen television, hairdryer, telephone, iron with board, and a mini-fridge. Limited Wi-Fi is available for free, while extra incurs additional charges. This hotel features a heated pool, three Jacuzzi’s, sauna, and a game room. There’s also a business centre and complimentary onsite parking. The tour desk can book theme park tickets, fishing charters, and diving excursions. A barbecue area with tables and shaded chairs is available to guests at the Chateau Beachside . There’s also an onsite bar and restaurant, Montmartre by the Sea, which serves meals throughout the day. Located opposite Surfers Paradise Beach, this property has major shops and boutiques within a five-minute walk. Jupiters Casino and SeaWorld can both be reached in less than 10 minutes by car. more