Popular Attractions in Gold Coast
4/5Very Good14 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.15km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
Beachcomber Resort Surfers Paradise is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Gold Coast. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Beachcomber Resort Surfers Paradise. Designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, each room comes with desk, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, internet access – LAN (complimentary), air conditioning. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Gold Coast, Beachcomber Resort Surfers Paradise will make you feel instantly at home.
FromAU$243
4.7/5Outstanding214 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.16km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise Gold Coast offers a private balcony with uninterrupted ocean and hinterland views, free Wi-Fi and a spa bath. The property features an outdoor pool, spa pool and fitness centre.Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise Gold Coast is located on Cavill Avenue, with its many shopping and dining options. Jupiters Casino is a 5-minute drive, and Gold Coast Airport is a 30-minute drive away.Laundry facilities and a gourmet kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator are standard in all apartments. Each modern apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen satellite TV and a DVD player.Guests can relax in the sauna, or admire the ocean views from the poolside terrace. The property also features barbecue facilities set in landscaped gardens.This neighborhood is a great choice for travelers interested in Relaxation, Theme Parks and Food
FromAU$364
4.2/5Very Good29 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.16km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
Offering an outdoor pool and hot tub, Erika's Holiday Apartments is located in Gold Coast in the Queensland Region, 2.7 km from Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Jupiters Casino is 3 km away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.Some units are air conditioned and include a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Some units also have a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher and oven.Erika's Holiday Apartments also includes a sauna and barbecue. Guests can enjoy a sun terrace and a restaurant on site.Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is 3.3 km from Erika's Holiday Apartments, while Marina Mirage Shopping Centre is 4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Gold Coast Airport, 20 km from the property.
FromAU$105
4.6/5Outstanding12 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.22km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
Property Location With a stay at Trickett Gardens Holiday Inn in Surfers Paradise, you'll be minutes from Timezone and Surfers Paradise Beach. This apartment is within close proximity of Centro Surfers Paradise and Cavill Avenue. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves. Rooms have private b
FromAU$154
4.4/5Excellent462 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.26km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
Novotel Surfers Paradise is situated just minutes from the beach. Take in magnificent ocean or city skyline views from your private balcony from your well-appointed accommodation. Relax by the outdoor swimming pool, join friends for a glass of wine or enjoy your daily cafe favourites in BLVD Cafe & Bar. The hotel's modern venues are perfect for meetings, weddings and special occasions.Novotel Surfers Paradise is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Cavill Mall, and the Gold Coast canals and hinterland.
FromAU$170
4.2/5Very Good128 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.27km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
Set in the heart of Surfers Paradise and soaring above the white sands of Australia’s most iconic beach, Hilton Surfers Paradise is conveniently located between Orchid Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard, within walking distance to a host of dynamic shopping, entertainment and business districts. All of the stylish guest rooms and suits offer stunning views, LCD TVs and elegant bathrooms. Upgrade to an executive room for exclusive access to the executive lounge, with 270 degree views over the coast. Business travelers at this Surfers Paradise hotel can choose from a variety of flexible meeting spaces and can stay connected with a full service business center. Enjoy the seductive glamour of Salt grill, showcasing a world renowned take on modern Australian cuisine, find a cozy corner in the FIX cocktail bar or enjoy a tempting snack poolside at The Deck. Relax with a massage in the exquisite eforea: Spa, swim in one of the four heated swimming pools or try your hand in one of two gyms, before enjoying the vibrant nightlife on offer in Surfers Paradise.
FromAU$163
4.5/5Excellent34 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.28km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
The Island Gold Coast offers air-conditioned rooms and apartments in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Guests have access to a tropical garden with swimming pool, tennis court and barbecue facilities.Surfers Paradise Beach is just 150 meters from The Island Gold Coast. The shops, restaurants and nightlife of Cavill Avenue are a 2-minute walk away.All rooms and apartments are air-conditioned and feature a private balcony, TV and small refrigerator. Full kitchen facilities are provided in the apartments.Vegas Restaurant offers buffet breakfast and à la carte lunch and dinner menus. The bar features a terrace and gaming lounge.Facilities include 24-hour reception, guest laundry, free covered car parking and a tour desk. Guests can relax in the steam room or heated spa pool after a game on the squash courts.
FromAU$153
4.6/5Outstanding53 Reviews
Surfers Paradise|0.29km from Surfer's Paradise Beach
Mantra Legends Hotel Gold Coast set in a prime location of Gold Coast, Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas. All rooms are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, and some rooms come with internet access – wireless, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony/terrace. Enjoy the hotel's recreational facilities, including fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, steamroom, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved rest. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Mantra Legends Hotel Gold Coast .
FromAU$142
4.5/5Excellent65 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.07km from The Star Casino
Positioned amongst seven stunning acres of landscaped gardens and only walking distance to one of the Gold Coast's most popular pristine beaches, The Star Grand is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. With its luxurious accommodation and spa, iconic bars, restaurants and entertainment precincts, alongside the thrills of a world-class casino, The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast is Australia’s five-star fun-parlour.
FromAU$189
4/5Very Good10 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.16km from The Star Casino
Mantra Broadbeach on the Park offers luxurious apartments, just one block away from Kurrawa Beach. Guests enjoy amenities including a spa bath, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.Onsite facilities include a heated pool and a 25-metre lap pool. There’s also a state of the art gym, sauna and spa.Mantra on Broadbeach offers guests free secure parking in a private underground car park. There are a variety of restaurants and bars within 5 minutes' walk.
FromAU$307
4.5/5Excellent142 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.16km from The Star Casino
The 5-star Meriton Suites - Broadbeach offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Gold Coast. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Meriton Suites - Broadbeach. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony/terrace, desk. The hotel's peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, indoor pool. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Gold Coast, Meriton Suites - Broadbeach will make you feel instantly at home.
FromAU$130
3.5/526 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.18km from The Star Casino
Property Location Located in Broadbeach, The Darling at The Star Gold Coast is minutes from The Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Oracle Boulevard. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 57 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPads and Smart televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries. Amenities Pamper yourself with onsite massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Dining Enjoy Japanese cuisine at KIYOMI, one of the hotel's 9 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 6 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM for a fee. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 6 meeting rooms available for events. Free valet parking is available onsite.
FromAU$632
4.6/5Outstanding90 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.2km from The Star Casino
With the perfect combination of hospitality, entertainment and leisure, AVANI Broadbeach Residences is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Just right for any type of visit from a leisurely family break to an important business trip, AVANI Broadbeach Residences is a stylish, sophisticated approach to seaside living. Whether you’re working hard or playing hard, allow us to take care of all the details that matter so you can have a restful night’s sleep, ready to take on the next day. Easily accessed from Gold Coast Airport and just one hour south from Brisbane, AVANI Broadbeach Residences is perfectly positioned close to the Gold Coast Light Rail tram network, connecting guests with the regions key activity hubs, such as Surfers Paradise and Southport.
FromAU$188
3.8/511 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.24km from The Star Casino
Peppers Broadbeach Resort offers luxurious accommodation with guest use of an iPad, WiFi and car parking for 1 vehicle. Facilities include Zen gardens, tai chi lawns, private cinemas, a hot tub, guest lounges, a teppanyaki barbecue, a steam room and a sauna.Lap, plunge and resort pools are available. All suites boast their own private balcony.This luxury resort includes 2 towers that soar high above Broadbeach.All suites boast exceptional interior design with European appliances and imported stone throughout. The resort includes a pillow menu and gourmet minibar with local and organic products.Over 100 al fresco restaurants offering cuisines from around the world are located on the doorstep. Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast Convention Centre and Pacific Fair are within walking distance.
FromAU$259
3.9/515 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.25km from The Star Casino
Property LocationBroadbeach Savannah Hotel & Resort is in the heart of Broadbeach, walking distance from Oracle Boulevard and Dracula's Queensland. This family-friendly apartment is within close proximity of Pratten Park and Oasis Shopping Centre.RoomsMake yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include separate sitting areas and irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided weekly.Rec, Spa, Premium AmenitiesDon't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).DiningSatisfy your appetite at the apartment's restaurant, where you can take in a pool view. Snacks are also available at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.Business, Other AmenitiesFeatured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
FromAU$117
4.9/5Perfect13 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.31km from The Star Casino
Located in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Aruba Surf Resort is just 2 minutes’ walk from the beach. All apartments have a large private balcony. Free cable TV is included.The air-conditioned apartments at Aruba Surf Resort feature bright modern furnishings, spacious living areas, air conditioning and ceiling fans in every room. Each also has a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.Guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool with hot tub and the barbecue entertainment area. Free undercover parking is available. Guests receive 500MB of free WiFi per booking. Additional WiFi can be purchased from reception for a nominal charge.Gold Coast Aruba Surf Resort is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Pacific Fair shopping mall and Jupiters Casino. It is located 25 minutes’ drive from Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport.
FromAU$179
3.8/511 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.08km from Broadbeach Queenland
Peppers Broadbeach Resort offers luxurious accommodation with guest use of an iPad, WiFi and car parking for 1 vehicle. Facilities include Zen gardens, tai chi lawns, private cinemas, a hot tub, guest lounges, a teppanyaki barbecue, a steam room and a sauna.Lap, plunge and resort pools are available. All suites boast their own private balcony.This luxury resort includes 2 towers that soar high above Broadbeach.All suites boast exceptional interior design with European appliances and imported stone throughout. The resort includes a pillow menu and gourmet minibar with local and organic products.Over 100 al fresco restaurants offering cuisines from around the world are located on the doorstep. Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast Convention Centre and Pacific Fair are within walking distance.
FromAU$259
4/5Very Good10 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.18km from Broadbeach Queenland
Mantra Broadbeach on the Park offers luxurious apartments, just one block away from Kurrawa Beach. Guests enjoy amenities including a spa bath, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.Onsite facilities include a heated pool and a 25-metre lap pool. There’s also a state of the art gym, sauna and spa.Mantra on Broadbeach offers guests free secure parking in a private underground car park. There are a variety of restaurants and bars within 5 minutes' walk.
FromAU$307
4.5/5Excellent142 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.18km from Broadbeach Queenland
The 5-star Meriton Suites - Broadbeach offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Gold Coast. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Meriton Suites - Broadbeach. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony/terrace, desk. The hotel's peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, indoor pool. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Gold Coast, Meriton Suites - Broadbeach will make you feel instantly at home.
FromAU$130
4.4/5Excellent10 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.2km from Broadbeach Queenland
The Wave Resort is 5 minutes' walk from the beach; it is featuring apartments with a private balcony offering stunning Gold Coast and Broad beach views. Guests enjoy 500 MB of free Wi-Fi per day.The spacious, luxurious apartments offer high-quality furnishings and state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens. Each features cable TV, a DVD player and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Free secure covered car parking is provided.Guests can relax in the fourth floor infinity swimming pool, the rooftop spa or work out in the fitness center. The tour desk can arrange theme park tickets and airport transfers.The Wave Resort Broad beach is a 4-minute walk from Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Jupiters Casino and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Surfers Paradise is 5 minutes’ drive away.
FromAU$319
4.3/5Excellent10 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.2km from Broadbeach Queenland
Property LocationLocated in Broadbeach, Air On Broadbeach is connected to a shopping center and minutes from Pratten Park and Kurrawa Beach. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Broadbeach Mall and Oasis Shopping Centre.RoomsMake yourself at home in one of the 134 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Rooms have private balconies. 42-cm flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and washers/dryers, and you can also request microwaves.Rec, Spa, Premium AmenitiesDip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities including a sauna and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills.Business, Other AmenitiesFeatured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
FromAU$305
4.9/5Perfect13 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.24km from Broadbeach Queenland
Located in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Aruba Surf Resort is just 2 minutes’ walk from the beach. All apartments have a large private balcony. Free cable TV is included.The air-conditioned apartments at Aruba Surf Resort feature bright modern furnishings, spacious living areas, air conditioning and ceiling fans in every room. Each also has a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.Guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool with hot tub and the barbecue entertainment area. Free undercover parking is available. Guests receive 500MB of free WiFi per booking. Additional WiFi can be purchased from reception for a nominal charge.Gold Coast Aruba Surf Resort is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Pacific Fair shopping mall and Jupiters Casino. It is located 25 minutes’ drive from Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport.
FromAU$179
4.6/5Outstanding90 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.25km from Broadbeach Queenland
With the perfect combination of hospitality, entertainment and leisure, AVANI Broadbeach Residences is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Just right for any type of visit from a leisurely family break to an important business trip, AVANI Broadbeach Residences is a stylish, sophisticated approach to seaside living. Whether you’re working hard or playing hard, allow us to take care of all the details that matter so you can have a restful night’s sleep, ready to take on the next day. Easily accessed from Gold Coast Airport and just one hour south from Brisbane, AVANI Broadbeach Residences is perfectly positioned close to the Gold Coast Light Rail tram network, connecting guests with the regions key activity hubs, such as Surfers Paradise and Southport.
FromAU$188
4.2/5Very Good10 Reviews
Broadbeach|0.28km from Broadbeach Queenland
Ideally located just 50 metres from the beach, Broadbeach Pacific Resort offers spacious apartments and a heated outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub. All apartments include a large private balcony.Each of the 1 and 2-bedroom apartments at Pacific Resort Broadbeach features a fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer. Free cable TV is included.Broadbeach Pacific Resort has an outdoor gazebo area with landscaped gardens and barbecue facilities. Guests can relax on the half-size tennis court or at the sauna.This Gold Coast resort is surrounded by many restaurants, cafes and shops. There are several world-class golf courses within 10 km of the resort.Broadbeach Pacific Resort is a 5-minute walk to the Gold Coast Convention Centre. The Gold Coast’s theme parks are 30 minutes’ drive away.
FromAU$431
4.1/5Very Good25 Reviews
Rainbow Beach|0.98km from Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Sands Resort is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Rainbow Beach. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Rainbow Sands Resort. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including sauna, outdoor pool, spa, garden. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Rainbow Beach has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Rainbow Sands Resort.
FromAU$150
4.3/5Excellent10 Reviews
Rainbow Beach|1.03km from Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments is a popular choice amongst travelers in Rainbow Beach, whether exploring or just passing through. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. To be found at the hotel are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature internet access – wireless, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments.
FromAU$197
5/5Perfect11 Reviews
Rainbow Beach|1.03km from Rainbow Beach
Set in a prime location of Rainbow Beach, Debbie's Place puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, car park are just some of the facilities on offer. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, wake-up service. Take a break from a long day and make use of garden. Debbie's Place combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Rainbow Beach unforgettable.
FromAU$170
3.9/510 Reviews
Rainbow Beach|2.94km from Rainbow Beach
Hotel Location Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach Resort & Spa is located by the river and close to Rainbow Beach and Phil Rogers Park. The RV Park / Campground is located near the Karlro quicksand beach and the Inskip Cape. Rooms Air-conditioned rooms offer a kitchenette with fridge and stove; you will be able to find your home comfort on the go. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs to suit your entertainment needs. Conveniences include an iron / ironing board, limited room service, and a microwave on request. Facilities You can take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool and other resort facilities, as well as public areas TV and barbecue pits. Business and other service facilities front desk only in the specified period of time on duty service staff. The hotel offers free self parking.
FromAU$128
4.4/5Excellent10 Reviews
Tin Can Bay|8.2km from Rainbow Beach
Housed in a cosy 2-storey property, Dolphin Waters offers self-catering units with free Wi-Fi and access to spacious balconies. It features a saltwater pool, barbecue area and free DVD library.Dolphin Waters is a 30-minute drive from Rainbow Beach and a 40-minute drive from Maryborough. Providing free parking, it is a 1.5-hour drive from the Australia Zoo and Hervey Bay.Offering water views or garden access, well-appointed units come with kitchen and laundry facilities. Comfortable lounge areas have a flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and sofa set.Leisurely afternoons can be spent at the landscaped pool or with a barbecue session. Staff can assist with laundry needs and luggage storage.
FromAU$167
4.7/5Outstanding13 Reviews
Tin Can Bay|8.71km from Rainbow Beach
Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Tin Can Bay, Tin Can Bay's Sleepy Lagoon Motel promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. To be found at the hotel are facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, BBQ facilities, tours. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer private entrance, separate living room, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating to ensure a restful night. Entertain the hotel's recreational facilities, including garden. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at Tin Can Bay's Sleepy Lagoon Motel.
FromAU$117

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Frequently Asked Questions

Gold Coast Hotel Guide

Hotels in Gold Coast

Weather, the Best time to travel Gold Coast

The beautiful coastal city of Gold Coast is located in Queensland, a state in Australia. Gold Coast is an iconic holiday destination known across the world for its scenic surfing beaches. The city is ideal for pleasure-loving tourists who want to spend their holidays lazing around on the sunny beaches, surfing the waves, and enjoying the stunning sunsets. Visitors get marveled by Gold coast’s stunning natural and physical beauty. Tourists enjoy the cosmopolitan city with high-rises dotted skyline complemented with laid back beach-holiday attitude, year-round sunny weather, and rainforest hinterland. 

Gold Coast is located just 66 kilometers from Australia’s capital city Brisbane and just nearby to New South Wales. The close distance from two prominent cities has resulted in the Gold Coast being a significant tourist destination in Australia. It is the second-largest city of Queensland and the largest non-capital city of Australia. 

The coastal city has a humid subtropical climate with mild to warm weather throughout the year. The summers are hot and humid, whereas the winters are mildly cold. The pleasant temperatures throughout the year, especially the winter months make it a popular holiday destination for tourists who like warm and sunny weather. 

Tip: Do visit the nearby cities of Coolangatta and Burleigh Heights to enjoy the less crowded beaches. 

Airport in Gold Coast

Gold Coast is served by Gold Coast Airport (OOL). It is an international airport earlier known as Coolangatta Airport. The airport is located in the suburb of Bilinga in the southern part of the Gold Coast near Coolangatta. The runway of Gold Coast Airport is almost adjacent to the common border of New South Wales and Queensland. The busy airport ranks sixth in Australia, with a vast number of tourists visiting the city. 

Tourists have several commuting options for getting to Gold Coast from Gold Coast Airport. The airport is located on the Gold Coast highway, so it is a direct route of most attractions and holiday destinations. Tourists can take a taxi, rental cab, bus, or shuttle. Several hotels have their shuttle service for pick up of their guests. Airport shuttles provided by private operators are also available for travelers to travel to Brisbane. Scheduled airport shuttles are also available for passengers. 

Tip: Book the airport transport in advance, as taxis are expensive. 

Transportation in Gold Coast

Local travel in Gold Coast is convenient as the city has a wide range of commuting options such as buses, light rail, taxis, ferries, and renting cars/bikes/bicycles. One can travel to any part of the city or nearby areas by bus from Translink or Surfside Buslines. The city also has a dedicated night-time bus service called NightLink. Bus fare is very reasonable, with fares starting at AUD 3.31. 

To travel to all main tourist attractions or traveling on the Gold Coast highway G: Link, the light rail service is recommended. The fares are the same as the bus service, and tourists can purchase the go card to travel on both bus and rail. 

Gold Coast has a wide network of waterways and canals. To travel to the nearby islands or to explore the waterways, tourists can use the water taxi and ferry services. The water taxi service is a bit expensive, and a one-way fare starts at AUD 50. The taxi service is excellent but expensive.

Tip: One can rent a bicycle on the Gold Coast as the city has good biking lanes.  

How to get to the destination

Gold Coast is a popular tourist destination in Australia, so several flights are operating from all major cities of Australia to the Gold Coast. One can take flights by Jetstar Airways and Qantas Airways from Sydney for Gold Coast. There are several flights daily starting from 6:00 am. The flight takes approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes, and flight fare starts from Au $ 132. 

From Melbourne to Perth, there are several flights daily. Most flights are by Jetstar Airways and Qantas Airways.  The Melbourne to Gold Coast flight takes approximately 2 hours, and the flight from Perth to Gold Coast takes 7 hours approximately. 

Gold Coast is very near to Brisbane, so there are no flights from Brisbane to Gold Coast. One can schedule an airport shuttle, take a bus or rent a car to travel between the cities. 

Tip: Book advance tickets to avoid surge prices.

Hotel info, prices for different hotel range

Tourists have a wide choice for accommodation to choose from 5-star hotels in Gold Coast to cheap hotels in Gold Coast as per their budget. The best areas and prices for different types of Gold Coast hotels are:

  • 5 star – Main beach with prices starting at AUD 150. 
  • 4 Star- Miami Marketta and Surfers Paradise with prices starting from AUD 90.
  • 3 Star- Broad Beach and Mermaid Beach and price start at AUD 70.
  • 2 Star- South Port with a starting price of AUD 30. 

Tip: Book hotels in advance if planning a trip from mid-November to December. 

Gold Coast Tourist Information

Top tourist attractions in Gold Coast

The metropolitan city is full of beaches, theme parks, inland canals, waterways, and hiking trails. Tourists are spoiled for choice by so many things to do in Gold Coast.  Prominent Gold Coast attractions are:

  • DreamWorld- Dream World is the biggest theme park in Australia located in the Gold Coast. The theme park consists of several themed lands. Each themed land has several rides, shows, animal exhibits, merchandise shops, and eateries. 
  • Warner Bros Movie World- This is a large film studio cum theme park in Gold Coast. The park is a part of the entertainment precinct adjacent to Village Roadshow film studio and near to Wet’n’Wild water park. The Warner Bros Movie World has numerous movie-themed rides, shows, and attractions. 
  • Tamborine National Park – It is a beautiful national park with many waterfalls and hiking trails. The national park also has the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, which is an eco-park with a stunning elevated boardwalk going through the trees. 

Tip: Surfers and beach lovers should not miss visiting Burleigh Heads and Snapper Rocks. 

Top food places in Gold Coast

The food scene in Gold Coast is vibrant and diverse. The city is known for its fine-dining restaurants, specialty coffee shops, and boutique breweries. One can find a diverse cuisine culture here. The best places for eating in Gold Coast are:

  • Surfers Paradise- This is the best area for eating and a good night-life. The area is known for its beachfront market, pubs, night clubs, restaurants, and casinos. Enjoy the evening views of the city from the SkyPoint observation deck of the nearby Q1 building. 
  • Tedder Avenue – Tedder Avenue along the Main beach has many restaurants serving delicious food. One can find restaurants serving different cuisines here. Also, the area is lined with good shops and bars.
  • Miami Marketta- This is the ideal place to eat any type of cuisine or food. The area is lined with food stalls and shops selling clothes and artworks. Tourist especially comes on Wednesday and weekends to enjoy live music with good food. 

Tip: To enjoy an exciting dining experience, go to any hotel/restaurant located on the canal. 

Gold Coast is a beautiful coastal city, perfect for a relaxing beach vacation. Plan your Gold Coast vacation with the help of Trip.Com. You can easily book Gold Coast hotels with flight bookings in a few easy steps. The Trip.com site collates all details about Gold Coast hotel deals with information about food, weather, tourist attractions, transportation, etc. The efficient 24-hour customer support is there for any assistance with your booking and answering any query. With Trip.com, you’ll be assured to have a memorable vacation. 

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