The Gold Coast, home to over half a million people, is situated in the south-east corner of the Sunshine State known as Queensland with a coastline stretching from South Stradbroke Island to Rainbow Bay. Not only is the Gold Coast famous for it’s long and beautiful sandy beaches, but it boasts a laid-back lifestyle surrounded by surfing and swimming. Beyond the beaches, the Gold Coast offers canals, rainforest walks and hikes, and waterfall adventures which can all be discovered within a short drive to the Gold Coast’s subtropical hinterland. For the night owls, the city boasts a night-life of events, entertainment, and a booming culinary scene. For the thrill-seekers, the famous world-class theme parks are only a short drive from the coastline to get your heart racing.
Top 10 Things-to-do on the Gold Coast
- Visit the bustling Surfers Paradise
- Feel like a local and sit on Burleigh Hill in the picturesque Burleigh Heads
- Experience paddle-boarding down Currumbin Creek
- Restaurant or bar hop in the trendy Palm Beach
- Feed your adrenalin at Dreamworld, Wet 'n' Wild, and Movie World
- Be amongst nature in Springbrook, Gold Coast Hinterland
- Experience fine-dining on the waterfront Marina Mirage
- Take the little ones to Sea World Marine Park to feed the dolphins
- Get your shopping fix at the newly refurbished Pacific Fair, Broadbeach
- For the adults, check out Dracula’s Cabaret Show to get the ride of your life through a horror-themed entertainment
Other Gold Coast Destinations
Book an unforgettable family holiday at Australia’s only theme park resort, located on the stunning Gold Coast.
Modern luxury awaits at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa; our 5-star hotel boasts upscale resort accommodation, award-winning service and a pristine location on the Gold Coast.
Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences boasts central location in the city’s main business and entertainment district – close to the city center and just a short walk from the world famous Surfers Paradise Beach.
Hilton Hotels are renowned over the world for spectacular levels of quality and service.
Situated in the heart of bustling Surfers Paradise, Mantra Towers of Chevron offers comfortable and relaxing Gold Coast resort-style accommodation.
Mantra Crown Towers is a family friendly Gold Coast resort, located just 100m from Surfers Paradise beach.
You really are on top of it all here at Mantra Circle on Cavill in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Take in the panoramic views from one of the two Mantra Circle on Cavill towers, the tallest stretching 69 storeys high.
Located just one block from the pristine beach and the Pacific Ocean of Surfers Paradise, Mantra Sun City is the ideal destination for a relaxed beachside Gold Coast holiday.
Mantra Legends Hotel unlocks sun, surf, sand and the very best the Gold Coast has to offer.
Positioned right in the heart of Surfers Paradise just 160m from the beach, Mantra on View Hotel is an ideal choice when visiting Queensland's famous Gold Coast.
You've got your bars, clubs, restaurants and bright lights of Surfers Paradise. You've got your beaches, pool, spa and very comfortable apartment.
Surfers Paradise accommodation doesn't get much more central or convenient than Paradise Centre Apartments.
The sculpted towers of Peppers Broadbeach soar above the Gold Coast city skyline.
Soaring 30 levels above the Gold Coast is Mantra Sierra Grand, one of Broadbeach's best hotel accommodation choices.
If you're looking for the ultimate coastal resort experience, Mantra Broadbeach on the Park offers stylish accommodation just metres from the Gold Coast's best beaches, restaurants, nightlife and shopping malls.
At BreakFree Diamond Beach in Broadbeach, you can enjoy all the excitement of the Gold Coast in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere.
This family friendly Mermaid Beach resort offers a choice of fully self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments.
Paradise Resort Gold Coast is renowned as a "Heaven for Kids...Paradise for Parents!"
Live large on the beautiful Gold Coast, taking in the promise of sun, sand and surf.
Synergy Apartments in Broadbeach are contemporary accommodation offering the best in lifestyle and convenience.
Rising 40 levels, on the corner of Queensland and Jubilee Avenues, Qube is set to create a new destination precinct for Broadbeach.
Kick back and relax on your large private balcony as you take in the views at from your Gold Coast resort BreakFree Acapulco.
It’s your answer to a modern affordable resort right in the middle of the Gold Coast’s glitter strip where all the action happens.
BreakFree Cosmopolitan offers great value Surfers Paradise accommodation with hinterland views as an extra bonus.
Discover some of the best views on the Gold Coast at BreakFree Imperial Surf, one of the most popular Surfers Paradise resorts.
Dive right into the Gold Coast lifestyle with the sun, surf, sand and shopping of Surfers Paradise right on the doorstep of BreakFree Longbeach.
Enjoy great value apartment accommodation at Breakfree Moroccan right in the centre of Surfers Paradise.
At BreakFree Peninsula you can experience the ultimate Gold Coast holiday and take in the sights of Surfers Paradise from your high-rise apartment.
Welcome to Mantra at Sharks: an ultra-modern, 120 room Southport hotel that kicks goals for families and high fliers alike.
Located on Marine Parade overlooking the internationally recognised surf beaches of Kirra, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay, Mantra Coolangatta Beach is always a favourite Coolangatta beach resort.
Artique Resort is located just a short stroll from the bustling mecca of Surfers Paradise and iconic beaches.
Featuring fully self-contained apartments with a private balcony and stunning Gold Coast and Broadbeach views.
Oaks Calypso Plaza offers family-friendly Coolangatta hotel accommodation on Queensland's famous Gold Coast.
Beachcomber Resort Surfers Paradise is located in the heart of the Gold Coast, 3 minutes’ walk from the shops, restaurants, and bars on Cavill Avenue.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort reflects the grand, graceful architecture of a Queensland estate.
Discover what makes voco™ reliably different in our luxury Surfers Paradise accommodation, where the finest amenities are enhanced by a personal touch.
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise offers a resort-style pool, leisure and wellness centre, and a private dining experience at Balthazar Wine & Dine.
Find your perfect family or group holiday located in the heart of the Gold Coast with our choice of fully self-contained Gold Coast accommodation.
Just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach, Meriton Suites Broadbeach offers luxurious accommodation.
Boardwalk Burleigh Beach is a luxurious oasis designed to offer you the best in lifestyle and location.
O’Reilly’s is a Gold Coast Hinterland Rainforest Retreat and has welcomed travellers from around the world for over 93 years to escape, experience and connect with nature, family and friends.
Belle Maison Resort is the perfect holiday choice for superior Broadbeach accommodation at an affordable price.
Experience 4 1/2 star luxury and see for yourself why Reflections Coolangatta Beach is the most popular choice for guests seeking pure relaxation and comfort on the southern end of the Gold Coast
Live large on the beautiful Gold Coast, taking in the promise of sun, sand and surf
Situated on the beautiful Gold Coast, taking in the promise of sun, sand and surf is a definite.
Q1 Resort & Spa’s Skypoint Observation Deck rises 230 m above Surfers Paradise, with 360° views over the Gold Coast hinterland, Pacific Ocean and Byron Bay.
Australia’s First Integrated Golf Resort, A unique eco experience, with activities from sky to water
When you’re ready for a Gold Coast getaway where you can take a stroll along the beach or shop til’ you drop at Pacific Fair, the perfect place to call your Gold Coast home is Oaks Gold Coast Hotel .
Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach offers 5-star luxury accommodation in the heart of Broadbeach, just a few steps away from the beach and five minutes from Surfers Paradise.
Rhapsody Resort offers modern and luxurious self-contained accommodation with free WiFi and free parking.
A perfect resort experience, ideally located in the heart of the Gold Coast for your next family friendly holiday.
Swell Resort is a 4.5 star holiday complex situated in popular Burleigh Heads on Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast.
Sandpiper apartments are located on the Gold Coast in subtropical Queensland Australia. Perfectly located on the beach at Broadbeach this 12 storey complex overlooks one of Australia’s most popular patrolled beaches.
Escape for a seaside break to remember at our Burleigh Heads holiday apartments. Situated just steps from one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches, our spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartments boast full kitchens, cable TV, Free Wi-Fi and private balconies with stunning ocean views.
The jewel in Surfers Paradise’s crown has finally flung open its doors, ushering in a new standard for luxury holiday accommodation here on the Gold Coast.
Welcome to the newly renovated Vibe Hotel Gold Coast. With a prime position in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is moments from sandy beaches, the famous Esplanade, and boasts picturesque views of the Nerang River.