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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 NZ$58to NZ$799
Hotel Beach House Seaside Resort Coolangatta
The four-star Beach House Seaside Resort is situated opposite of Coolangatta, one of the Gold Coast’s premier beaches, and is just a short drive from the nearest airport. Each unit features two separate bedrooms, two bathrooms, a balcony, washer and dryer, and a full kitchen. Rooms also feature air conditioning, a hair dryer, and ceiling fan. Guests can enjoy access to the onsite fitness centre, full-service spa, and outdoor pool. There is also an arcade and game room, barbecue facilities, and children’s club. Free onsite parking is available. The resort is home to six different restaurants and three cafes, which are housed in the Beach House Plaza on the ground floor. Guests can enjoy an array of different types of cuisine, as well as drinks in the Beach House Bar and Lounge. Golfing, whale watching, and diving can all be enjoyed near Beach House Seaside Resort, and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a short drive away. more
Hotel Kirra Beach Apartments Coolangatta
Located along the beautiful Gold Coast, Kirra Beach Apartments is a short drive from the Gold Coast Airport, and two minutes from the beach. Trendy, modern apartments offer fully-fitted kitchens, including a washing machine, cable TV with DVD, as well as climate control throughout. Family rooms and an in-room baby-sitting service are available. Guests can expect free underground parking at Kirra Beach Apartments, along with stunning landscaped gardens featuring an outdoor pool, spa and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests can take the opportunity to prepare fresh home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchens, or enjoy outdoor dining and socializing at the barbecue area. Coolangatta Tweed Heads is within an easy walk from the property, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and many lovely theme parks are in the vicinity and easily accessible by car or taxi. Surfing, award-winning restaurants and cafes are right on the doorstep too. more
Hotel Coolangatta Sands Hotel Coolangatta
Within walking distance from the beach and public transit stops, the Coolangatta Sands Hotel is an ideal destination for budget-minded guests who enjoy an energy-filled communal atmosphere. Dormitory rooms at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel have from between four and eight single beds. Alternatively, guests can stay in one of the five private rooms equipped with double or twin beds. There is a TV lounge and DVD library in the property. Furthermore, guests can use the three public computer terminals if they didn't bring their own laptops. Guests can do laundry in the on-site facilities, or relax on the terraced balconies. The property provides a light breakfast each morning. Also, there is a self-catering kitchen, and guests are given dedicated shelves for their food. Located a mile-and-a-half from the Gold Coast Airport, this property is a 15-minute stroll from Tweed Mall. Also, Goodwin Park is accessible within a six-minute walk. more
Hotel Rainbow Bay Resort Coolangatta
Rainbow Bay Resort is a laid-back resort conveniently located by the beautiful Coral Sea. A selection of apartment-style accommodations provide guests with several amenities including free Wi-Fi, private balconies with panoramic views, full kitchens, living and dining areas, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and washers and dryers. One of the apartments also features a rooftop sunroom. Visitors can take advantage of other property perks including an outdoor pool and hot tub, a sauna and complimentary on-site parking. There is also 24-hour security surveillance, a library, car wash, tour desk information, lockers and faxing and printing services. For dining options, guests can enjoy cooking up lunch or dinner in the resort's barbecue area. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance of the property. Rainbow Bay Resort is within walking distance to Rainbow Bay and Tweed Mall and is also close to other points of interest including the Gold Coast Airport and Tweed Heads Bowls Club. more
Hotel Mantra Coolangatta Beach Coolangatta
Located in Coolangatta, across the street from Kirra Beach the Mantra Coolangatta Beach is the perfect destination for a beach holiday on Queensland's sunny Gold Coast. Studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments feature air conditioning, TV with Foxtel, kitchen with microwave, tea and coffee making facilities and iron and ironing board. Maintain any fitness programme in the on-site gym or relax and unwind in the swimming pool. Tennis lovers will also be able to improve their game on the tennis court. There is also free undercover parking. If guests do not want to self-cater, a short walk from the Mantra Coolangatta Beach is a variety of restaurants to suit every appetite including Bellkai which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner using only fresh produce. The beach is less than a three minute walk from the Mantra Coolangatta Beach with Greenmount beach a popular spot for families. more
Hotel Mantra Twin Towns Coolangatta Coolangatta
The Mantra Twin Towns is located just south of Coolangatta’s main shopping street, heading towards the Tweed Coast. The Mantra Twin Towns has a range of rooms and apartments on offer each has secure access, TV, private balcony, air-conditioning and a hair dryer. Guests have exclusive access to the indoor pool, gym and steam room. For tennis lovers there are two tennis court for a game with the family. Parking is also free. Via an undercover walkway the Twin Towns Services Club is adjacent and provides meals and a variety of entertainment. For other dining options in the area guests could try the Flame Restaurant, Raw Energy cafe or All India Taste restaurant. There is also an outdoor barbecue area for your convinience. Greenmount beach is a short seven minute walk and Snapper Rocks is a 20 minute stroll around the headland. The Coolangatta Airport is just five minutes by car. more
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