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Holidays to the Gold Coast

Surfers flock to the Gold Coast like moths to a flame, but even if hanging 10 isn’t your thing, you can still have the time of your life in this Queensland destination. 

High-rises, theme parks and relaxing spas are a big part of the landscape here, so there is always something to do. Outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike will find a home away from home on the Gold Coast. Even better, thanks to killer Wotif deals on Gold Coast holidays, you can plan your dream holiday without spending an arm and a leg in the process.

Things to Do on the Gold Coast

The list of things to do along the Gold Coast is nearly as long as the beach, which is really saying something, since the sand stretches more than 50 km here. If you’re a water lover, you will find everything from surfing to jet skiing in abundant supply. On the other hand, the Gold Coast certainly doesn’t leave landlubbers in the cold. Climb to the Gold Coast SkyPoint Observation Deck for panoramic views of land and sea, then go to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to make some new furry (or feathered) friends.

Getting around on foot near the beach is a breeze, but a car hire on the Gold Coast really opens up your itinerary. With your own set of wheels, you can get from Coolangatta to the rainforest on your own schedule, no questions asked.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

What’s that? The big money you saved booking one of our top Gold Coast packages is asking to be spent? You’re in luck; the Gold Coast has everything from charming boutiques to expansive retail outlets. You’ll have no trouble finding a place to pick up designer duds, boardies or a new wetsuit to take home at the end of your holiday.

When you’re ready to take a shopping break and grab some grub, everything from upscale steakhouses to small cafes characterise the gastronomy on the Gold Coast. Whether you’re seeking something savoury or sweet, there is a coastal restaurant serving up food with a view.

At the end of the day, you don’t have to pack it in early at your hotel. Party people can head to the Surfer’s Paradise neighbourhood north of the city of Gold Coast to bust some moves on its packed dance floors. If you went too hard the previous night, keep it a bit more low key with a bar crawl or a waterfront cocktail. Even on a laid-back night, you’re sure to have a smashing time—and you’ll be well rested and ready to rip the next day.

What’s Next

Wotif always has spectacular Gold Coast package deals. When you combine our awesome airfares with great hotel rates, it translates to a guilt-free holiday. Whether you’re off on a luxury escape or looking to enjoy a budget holiday on the beach, Wotif packages to Queensland let you find a holiday that’s just your cup of tea. Why wait? Listen to your holiday self and book an oceanfront getaway today.


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Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.7 out of 5 (629 reviews)

    Situated by the ocean, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oracle Boulevard and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold CoastNZ$165

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold CoastNZ$165
    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

    158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (994 reviews)

      Just 200 meters from the beach and 1 km from the center of Surfers Paradise, this hotel provides 5-star facilities and is also perfectly positioned close to ...

      Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & SpaNZ$261

      Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & SpaNZ$261
      Mercure Gold Coast Resort

      Mercure Gold Coast Resort

      64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (991 reviews)

        This family-friendly Carrara hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Palm Meadows Golf Course and Metricon Stadium. Broadbeach Mall and Surfers Paradise Beach are also ...

        Mercure Gold Coast ResortNZ$123

        Mercure Gold Coast ResortNZ$123
        The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

        The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

        Casino Drive, Broadbeach
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.6 out of 5 (5,852 reviews)

          Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Surfers Paradise Beach. Timezone and Cavill Avenue are also ...

          The Star Grand at The Star Gold CoastNZ$272

          The Star Grand at The Star Gold CoastNZ$272
          Watermark Hotel & Spa

          Watermark Hotel & Spa

          3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (2,122 reviews)

            Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue ...

            Watermark Hotel & SpaNZ$152

            Watermark Hotel & SpaNZ$152
            Rhapsody Resort

            Rhapsody Resort

            3440 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.7 out of 5 (291 reviews)

              Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Slingshot and Ripley's Believe It or Not. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also within ...

              Rhapsody ResortNZ$172

              Rhapsody ResortNZ$172
              Q1 Resort & Spa

              Q1 Resort & Spa

              9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (999 reviews)

                Situated on the Strip, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue is 0.5 ...

                Q1 Resort & SpaNZ$269

                Q1 Resort & SpaNZ$269
                Chateau Beachside

                Chateau Beachside

                Corner The Esplanade & Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.8 out of 5 (991 reviews)

                  Located in Surfers Paradise, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Infinity Attraction and Surfers Paradise ...

                  Chateau BeachsideNZ$97

                  Chateau BeachsideNZ$97
                  Sea World Resort

                  Sea World Resort

                  Sea World Drive Main Beach Gold Coast, Main Beach
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (996 reviews)

                    This family-friendly Main Beach hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Philip Park and Sea World. Sand Pumping Jetty and Marina Mirage ...

                    Sea World ResortNZ$157

                    Sea World ResortNZ$157
                    Mantra on View Hotel

                    Mantra on View Hotel

                    22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.3 out of 5 (985 reviews)

                      Mantra on View Hotel is located a block from the beachfront Esplanade, one of Surfers Paradise's entertainment hotspots. A daily shuttle connects guests to Warner ...

                      Mantra on View HotelNZ$132

                      Mantra on View HotelNZ$132

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