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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 R598to R8,280
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 Alpha Sovereign Surfers Paradise
Alpha Sovereign offers 4-star accommodations in Surfers Paradise. Located close to the beach, this hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. There are 24 guest rooms at this hotel. Each room includes a flat screen TV and complimentary digital access to international newspapers and magazines. Refrigerators also come standard in every room. Alpha Sovereign has 24-hour reception as well as a convenience shop in the lobby. Valet and covered parking are available for a fee. In addition to the pool, there’s also a sauna and spa tub. Guests can utilise the BBQ area located by the pool as well. In-room dining is available between certain hours. Flavours Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner overlooking the pool. Flavours Bar offers a variety of drinks, including coffee, teas and cocktails. Cavill Avenue is 0.8 miles away from the hotel, and Surfers Paradise Beach is 0.9 miles away. Jupiters Casino is 2.9 miles away, and Adrenalin Park is 0.3 miles away. 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 Paradise Resort Gold Coast Surfers Paradise
Paradise Resort Gold Coast boasts an ice-skating rink and water park, and is located close to Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre and Slingshot Gold Coast. Standard rooms features a balcony, air-conditioning and private bathroom with bathtub and shower. A fridge, telephone and cable TV are standard, and all rooms have a tea and coffee making facility. In addition, each room has a hair dryer and iron with ironing board. Paradise Resort Gold Coast offers a 24-hour gym, a game room and an outdoor spa. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi in all areas, a kids club and a climbing wall. There is also a coin-operated laundry, outdoor play area and tour desk. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar by the pool, and there is a restaurant on the property. Guests can purchase wine, light snacks and beer from the on-site convenience store. The Gold Coast Historical Museum and the pedestrian mall at Cavill Avenue are nearby. more
Hotel Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise
Mantra Legends is located in the heart of the action in Surfers Paradise, 100 metres from the beach. Apartments have been designed with comfort in mind and feature a private balcony with sea and/or hinterland views, air-conditioning, minibar,TV with cable channels and tea and coffee making facilities. Relax and unwind with a swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool or sooth weary bones in the sauna and steam room. The hotel also offers a gym, child minding service and tour desk for the convenience of guests. The hotel boasts a popular on-site restaurant called Fables which is open for breakfast and dinner. Tales Cafe and bar in the property also serves light snacks and modern cuisine. Room service is also available. Guests can enjoy a visit to the observation deck on top of the Q1 building, an easy ten-minute stroll from the hotel. more
Hotel Ipanema Holiday Resort Surfers Paradise
Mid-way between sunny Broadbeach and the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, the Ipanema Holiday Resort is the perfect place for a beach holiday on the Gold Coast. Apartments feature at-home amenities and include complimentary Wi-Fi, kitchen facilities, air conditioning and TV’s with cable channels. Guests will love the river/ocean vistas enjoyed from the spacious balconies. Active guests can work out in the fitness room or swim a few laps in the outdoor swimming pool. Guests can also relax in the hot rub, roman bath or do a spot of sun baking. Guest can cook meals in the apartment or take a short stroll from the Ipanema Holiday Resort and explore Surfers Paradise to the North and Broadbeach Mall to the south, which offer everything from sushi to Italian to modern Australian food. The closest airport is at Coolangatta which is a 25-minute drive from the hotel. more