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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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Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & Resort

Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & Resort

46 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.9 out of 5 (3,034 reviews)

    This family-friendly Broadbeach apartment building is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Oracle Boulevard and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue ...

    Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & ResortNZ$87

    Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & ResortNZ$87
    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.6 out of 5 (565 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$105

      Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold CoastNZ$105
      Novotel Surfers Paradise

      Novotel Surfers Paradise

      Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.7 out of 5 (272 reviews)

        Just a 150-meter walk to the nearest beach, this hotel in the heart of Surfers Paradise is surrounded by beaches, iconic theme parks, and an energetic ...

        Novotel Surfers ParadiseNZ$116

        Novotel Surfers ParadiseNZ$116
        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$116

          Sea World ResortNZ$116
          Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

          Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

          24-26 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (346 reviews)

            This family-friendly Broadbeach apartment building is located on the Strip, within a 5-minute walk of Oasis Shopping Centre and Broadbeach Mall. Kurrawa Beach ...

            Mantra Crown Towers

            Mantra Crown Towers

            5-19 Palm Avenue, Surfers Paradise
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (706 reviews)

              This family-friendly Surfers Paradise aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Slingshot, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Cavill Avenue. ...

              Mantra Crown TowersNZ$255

              Mantra Crown TowersNZ$255
              Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences

              Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences

              6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (988 reviews)

                Situated amid the bars, restaurants, and shops of The Strip, Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences is a 5-minute walk from the waves. Within a 20-minute drive of ...

                Hilton Surfers Paradise ResidencesNZ$231

                Hilton Surfers Paradise ResidencesNZ$231
                Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

                Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

                8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.8 out of 5 (511 reviews)

                  Nestled on the beach, this Surfers Paradise aparthotel is just steps from Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets and Cavill Avenue. Sea World and Surfers Paradise ...

                  Peppers Soul Surfers ParadiseNZ$320

                  Peppers Soul Surfers ParadiseNZ$320
                  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 (5,826 reviews)

                    Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Star Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.

                    The Star Grand at The Star Gold CoastNZ$215

                    The Star Grand at The Star Gold CoastNZ$215
                    Artique Surfers Paradise

                    Artique Surfers Paradise

                    16-18 Enderley Avenue, Surfers Paradise
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.6 out of 5 (714 reviews)

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

                      Artique Surfers ParadiseNZ$302

                      Artique Surfers ParadiseNZ$302

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