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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.


Guide to Exploring Gold Coast

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Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Mercure Gold Coast Resort

64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara
5.0 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 ...

NZ$120

NZ$120
Novotel Surfers Paradise

Novotel Surfers Paradise

Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise
5.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (252 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 ...

NZ$143

NZ$143
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 (504 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this luxury aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Oracle Boulevard and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach. Oasis ...

NZ$120

NZ$120
Greenmount Hotel

Greenmount Hotel

3 Hill Street, Coolangatta
3.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (993 reviews)

Located in Coolangatta, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Greenmount Beach and Centro Tweed. Point Danger Light is 0.4 ...

NZ$110

NZ$110
Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences

Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences

6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (990 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 ...

NZ$245

NZ$245
Watermark Hotel & Spa

Watermark Hotel & Spa

3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (2,045 reviews)

This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise ...

NZ$141

NZ$141
Mantra Twin Towns

Mantra Twin Towns

Corner of Griffith St & Wharf St, Coolangatta
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (2,446 reviews)

This family-friendly Coolangatta hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of The Strand, Centro Tweed, and Twin Towns Uniting Church. Greenmount ...

NZ$152

NZ$152
Mantra on View Hotel

Mantra on View Hotel

22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (3,307 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 ...

NZ$128

NZ$128
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (3,087 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cascade Gardens, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise Beach. SkyPoint Observation Deck and ...

NZ$133

NZ$133
Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

24-26 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (326 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 ...

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