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Gold Coast Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Gold Coast?

It can be enjoyable to just stroll around the streets when you're somewhere new, but sometimes it's sensible to have a plan. Grab your schedule — we have loads of excellent ideas for your impending Gold Coast holiday.

Of course, if you're planning to visit Gold Coast, we probably don't have to mention Sea World. This remarkable attraction is unmissable!

Want to get to know this city a bit better? Then make sure you fit in a day trip to the Star Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise Beach.

If amusement parks are your idea of a day well spent, you're in luck! No matter if you're up for a good thrill or you prefer a gentler pace, Slingshot has the perfect ride for you. There's a fabulous range of things to do in this destination. With its flickering lights and booming machines, Timezone is a lively, stimulating place to spend an afternoon. Have a shot at pinball or simply enjoy watching the young ones try and choose which game to play first! Still got some time to spare? Want to get face to face with somebody famous? Rub shoulders with unsettlingly realistic figures at Wax Museum. It's almost as thrilling as the real thing!

What are the most popular activities for a Gold Coast holiday?

Travelling isn't just about checking off destinations on a map. It's about the people we come across and the experiences we have on the way!

Your trip to Gold Coast is about to get really exciting. There are plenty of activities on offer, including:

For the entire list of options, head to our Gold Coast things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Gold Coast?

Finish up your day of exciting adventures with a cosy bed and a soft pillow. Study the 303 accommodation in Gold Coast available via Expedia and select one for your luxury getaway or cheap holiday.

If you enjoy the high life now and again, why not dig deep and indulge yourself at the Palazzo Versace (94 Seaworld Dr) or the Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise (8 The Esplanade)? If you've done your figures and these are out of your price range, don't stress — we have some lower-cost options. Take a look at the Broadwater Tourist Park (169 Marine Parade) and the Chidori Court (1 Cronin Ave).

Is there an airport in Gold Coast?

Based just 45 miles away, Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the closest terminal to your destination. Check that your seat belt is secure and put your seat in the upright position — your wonderful trip to Gold Coast is about to start!




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Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences AU$169
Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2020
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Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
     
    3.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    I just like the fact that the service is great, always checking in to make sure your experience is great and your having a great stay. Would definitely recommend

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast AU$99
    Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020
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    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
       
      4.7 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Amazing view and friendly, welcoming staff! Bath was incredible and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

      Q1 Resort & Spa AU$213
      Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020
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      Q1 Resort & Spa

      Q1 Resort & Spa

      9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Always a good stay at Q1..very nice rooms..have never had any issues when staying..

        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise AU$126
        Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2020
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        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

        2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Location is ideal and close to public transport. Swift and exceptional service upon check-in. Although it sits a block back from beach access the beach-view room was a clear skyline with no other buildings blocking the sight. I was also treated with a complimentary champagne bottle for my bday.

          ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach
          Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020
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          ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach

          ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach

          1 Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nice place to stay, close to every thing. Excellent staff

            Sea World Resort AU$149
            Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020
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            Sea World Resort

            Sea World Resort

            Sea World Drive Main Beach Gold Coast, Main Beach, QLD
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              I liked the staff and the quality of service the hotel needs more parking for the customers

              Novotel Surfers Paradise AU$135
              Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020
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              Novotel Surfers Paradise

              Novotel Surfers Paradise

              Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                 
                4.0 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nice stay but the lifts took more than 10-15 mins to catch, the line ups to get a lift were extreme.

                The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast AU$189
                Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2020
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                The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

                The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

                Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great comfortable room. Food and room service was great. Only negative comment was had to park the car and walk around 200m from car park to check in with all luggage.

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