Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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  • Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    5-star

    Broadbeach3.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb1,115 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise

    Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise

    3.5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.7 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good66 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
  • Rhapsody Resort

    Rhapsody Resort

    4-star

    Surfers Paradise1.2 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb857 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Rhapsody Resort
  • Q1 Resort & Spa

    Q1 Resort & Spa

    4.5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.5 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous1,030 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Q1 Resort & Spa
  • Sea World Resort

    Sea World Resort

    4.5-star
    VIP

    Chinatown5.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very good1,230 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Sea World Resort
  • The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

    The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

    5-star

    Broadbeach3.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous1,328 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
  • Novotel Surfers Paradise

    Novotel Surfers Paradise

    4.5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.1 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good926 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Novotel Surfers Paradise
  • Mantra on View Hotel

    Mantra on View Hotel

    4.5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.5 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very good990 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mantra on View Hotel
  • Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast

    Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast

    5-star

    Main Beach3.2 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional548 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast
  • Mantra Towers of Chevron

    Mantra Towers of Chevron

    3.5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating7.4.Good312 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mantra Towers of Chevron
  • Mercure Gold Coast Resort

    Mercure Gold Coast Resort

    4-star

    Carrara6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous762 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mercure Gold Coast Resort
  • Paradise Resort Gold Coast

    Paradise Resort Gold Coast

    3.5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.9 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating7.6.Good514 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Paradise Resort Gold Coast
  • Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

    Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

    5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb424 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise
  • Mantra Legends Hotel

    Mantra Legends Hotel

    4.5-star

    Surfers Paradise0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good870 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mantra Legends Hotel
  • Elite Gold Coast

    Elite Gold Coast

    3.5-star

    Carrara7 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional130 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Elite Gold Coast
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Find out more about Gold Coast

Where is Gold Coast located?

Gold Coast is located in Queensland, about 66 kilometres south-southeast of Brisbane.

What are some of the main attractions?

There are so many activities to enjoy and attractions that this city has to offer. Among them are Springbrook National Park, Sea World Gold Coast and Dreamworld.

When is the best time to visit?

The Gold Coast is a year-round destination with mild to warm weather. It's famous for its sunshine, though tropical cyclones are possible Jan–Mar.

Exploring Gold Coast

As Queensland's second-most populous urban area and one of Australia's most famous holiday spots, the sprawling Gold Coast now extends as far south as the New South Wales community of Tweed Heads and as far north as the outskirts of Brisbane. High-rise hotels such as the Vibe Hotel Gold Coast and The Towers of Chevron Renaissance now dominate the Gold Coast's seaside skyline, but more modest backpacker hostels can still be found in tourist hot spots like Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise, and Southport.

Southport is the Gold Coast's main commercial centre. However, the largest percentage of hotels and tourist attractions are situated around Surfers Paradise, which is perhaps the best known of the more than 30 beaches along the 40-kilometre coastline for which the region is named. Those seeking peace and quiet may prefer Broadbeach, Tweed Heads, or Coolangatta. The beaches of Burleigh Heads also rank high on the lists of both families and surfers. Even more peaceful retreats away from the coast's seemingly endless stream of theme parks and beaches await visitors to the Gold Coast hinterland, a rural region of rainforests and mountain ranges.

Sights nearby

The electric CityTrain service may be the most efficient way to travel between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. However, Surfside Buslines, whose buses operate 24 hours, is perhaps the easiest transport provider to travel with between Gold Coast communities. The new light rail service provides another option.

- Surfers Paradise

Australia's tallest building, the 323m high Q1, towers over the waterfront of the Gold Coast's tourism capital and is the location of the Q1 Resort & Spa, one of the region's most relaxing luxury hotels. Surfers Paradise is particularly popular among surfers, New Zealanders, and Australian teenagers during the school holidays. Surfing, not surprisingly, is the main attraction, but fishing and boating are other popular water sports at this legendary beach. Swimmers must stay within the patrolled areas which are clearly marked by yellow and red flags.

- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The world famous Tasmanian devil is just one of the exotic Australian wildlife species on display at this Gold Coast theme park, first established as a bird sanctuary in 1947. Today, visitors can feed the lorikeets, tour the Southern Hemisphere's biggest walk-through aviary, experience close encounters with dingoes, or ride a miniature railway.

- Tropical Fruit World

Nowhere else on Earth offers a greater variety of tropical fruit than this working Tweed Valley plantation just a 10-minute drive away from the Gold Coast's beaches and airport. Chocolate pudding fruit, banana bubble gum fruit, and lemon meringue fruit are merely the most unusual of the over 500 tropical fruits visitors can sample during the fruit tasting shows here. Tropical Fruit World also features a jungle river cruise, a miniature railroad, and the Adventure Island playground.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

Tourist traps may seem easy to find on the Gold Coast, but shoppers can also find legitimate deals at the Surfers Paradise shops specialising in products made from wool, sheepskin, opal, and other Australian goods. Even better bargains are often found outside of Surfers Paradise, especially at Robina Town Centre and the Biggera Waters fashion outlets. Muddies, or mud crabs, may be the Gold Coast's most famous local specialty, but there are also plenty of cheap, yet tasty, Korean and Japanese restaurants along Surfers Paradise's back arcades. More upscale eateries are most easily found in Broadbeach and Main Beach's Tedder Avenue. The local surf and lifesaving clubs contain many of the Gold Coast's liveliest night spots.

Public transport

The electric CityTrain service linking Brisbane to the Gold Coast makes four stops in this region and is popular with commuters traveling to Queensland's state capital. Surfside Buslines, the Gold Coast's main bus network, operates 24 hours and stops at nearly all significant theme parks and communities. Taxi waiting times can be over an hour on busy nights. Cyclists and hikers alike can make more leisurely journeys along the 30 plus-kilometre long Gold Coast Oceanway pathway.

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