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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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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 (399 reviews)

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

NZ$143

NZ$143
Watermark Hotel & Spa

Watermark Hotel & Spa

3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,971 reviews)

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

NZ$190

NZ$190
The Castle On Tamborine

The Castle On Tamborine

280 Main Western Road, North Tamborine
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Situated in North Tamborine, this luxury guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tamborine National Park Witches Falls Section, Mount Tamborine Winery, and Witches ...

NZ$893

NZ$893
Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & Resort

Broadbeach Savannah Hotel & Resort

46 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,944 reviews)

This family-friendly Broadbeach apartment is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach Mall, and Oasis Shopping Centre. Surfers ...

NZ$151

NZ$151
Mantra on View Hotel

Mantra on View Hotel

22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (3,261 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$149

NZ$149
Chateau Beachside

Chateau Beachside

Corner The Esplanade & Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (894 reviews)

Located in Surfers Paradise, this beachfront apartment is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Infinity Gold Coast, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise ...

NZ$112

NZ$112
The Star Gold Coast

The Star Gold Coast

Casino Drive, Broadbeach
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5,700 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from The Star Gold Coast and within 3 mi (5 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue. Gold ...

NZ$206

NZ$206
Mantra Twin Towns

Mantra Twin Towns

Corner of Griffith St & Wharf St, Coolangatta
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (2,381 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$154

NZ$154
Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast

Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast

2 Como Crescent, Southport
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (170 reviews)

Situated in Southport, this luxury aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Australia Fair Shopping Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sea World and Cavill Avenue. Surfers ...

NZ$166

NZ$166
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,441 reviews)

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wax Museum and Cavill Avenue. Sea World and Surfers Paradise Beach are ...

NZ$153

NZ$153

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