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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 R591to R8,174
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 Aloha Resort Apartments Surfers Paradise
Aloha Resort Apartments is located in the heart of Surfer's Paradise on the Gold Coast of Queensland just steps from the beach. Accommodation choices are one- or two-bedroom apartments. All units have full kitchens, laundry facilities, and separated living rooms with cable TV. Each unit has a balcony and some have ocean views. The two-bedroom units provide ensuite bathrooms. Aloha Resort Apartments features an outdoor swimming pool and kids wading pool, as well as a spa and sauna. Guests can also enjoy a tennis court, BBQ area, and secure undercover parking. There are countless restaurants within walking distance, including Longboards Laidback Eatery & Bar, Alfresco on Elston, and Seascape Restaurant and Bar. The hotel is close to many area landmarks and attractions, such as Surfer's Paradise Beach, Surfer's Paradise Beachfront Markets, Infinity Attraction Amusement Park, and Surfer's Paradise River Cruises. more
Hotel Suntower Holiday Apartments Surfers Paradise
Suntower Holiday Apartments is a 3-star beachfront apartment complex situated along the Gold Coast in Surfer's Paradise. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, a central location right on The Esplanade and spacious apartments with ocean views. Self-contained guest rooms feature cable television, laundry facilities and a private bathroom. Services and amenities offered at this hotel include a tour desk, airport transfer service, secure onsite parking and a BBQ area. Although there is no restaurant on-site at this hotel, guests can enjoy a meal at a number of eateries in the area including Chiangmai Thai Restaurant, Four Winds Revolving Restaurant, La Rustica, Alfresco Italian Restaurant, Seaduction Restaurant and Bar and Costa D'Oro Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. Suntower Holiday Apartments is located close to many amenities including Cavill Avenue Mall, Slingshot, Surfer's Paradise Beach and Sea World. more