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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$61to NZ$850
Hotel Mantra Twin Towns 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
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 Golden Shores Coolangatta
The Golden Shores is located in Kirra Beach, near Coolangatta, a stones throw away from the shops and nightlife. Two bedroom non-smoking suites include tea and coffee making facilities, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms feature a kitchenette, air conditioning and Nespresso coffee makers can be requested. The Golden Shores offers guests undercover parking for free. The a tour desk can also help to arrange day tours to local attractions such as MovieWorld and DreamWorld. If guests so not want to eat in, the North Kirra Surf Club serves cheap and hearty meals to refuel after a day on the beach or sightseeing. There are also local cafes to try such as the Kirramisu Cafe and Restaurant and Cafe Fresh. The Golden Shores is just 100 metres from Kirra Beach. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a 15 minute drive away and the Coolangatta airport is only a ten minute drive from the hotel. 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 Greenmount Hotel Coolangatta
Overlooking the beach at Greenmount, just up from Snapper Rocks, the Greenmount Hotel is the ideal destination for a beach holiday filled with sun, sand and surf. Modern rooms are air-conditioned and include tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, TV, mini-refrigerator and a private en-suite. Wi-Fi can be accessed for an additional fee and upgraded rooms feature full kitchens and sofa beds. Guests have exclusive access to the hotel’s swimming pool, complete with its own water slide, spa and sauna. Kids will also love the games room. The Greenmount Hotel offers guests free parking. The poolside Fagan’s Restaurant is a popular place to grab a bite or meet friends in the evening for a drink. The restaurant serves international dishes, inspired by local ingredients. Greenmount Beach is a five-minute walk from the hotel. The closet airport is at Coolangatta which is ten minutes by car. 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
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