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2021 Gold Coast holiday deals

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.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Travellers listen up! There's way more to a getaway than just lazing around and relaxing. There are new sights and sounds to experience!

We've put together a list of sweet Gold Coast activities for you to check out:


Guide to Exploring Gold Coast

Top Gold Coast Hotels

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.6 out of 5 (340 reviews)

    This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach. SkyPoint Observation Deck ...

    from NZ$176

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

    2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (954 reviews)

      Located in Broadbeach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair ...

      from NZ$99

      Q1 Resort & Spa

      Q1 Resort & Spa

      9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.4 out of 5 (1032 reviews)

        Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Ripley's Believe It or ...

        from NZ$258

        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

        2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.2 out of 5 (406 reviews)

          Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and The Star Gold ...

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          ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach

          ULTIQA Beach Haven At Broadbeach

          1 Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.4 out of 5 (239 reviews)

            Offering direct access to the beach, this Broadbeach apartment building is in a shopping district and within a 10-minute walk of Kurrawa Beach and The Star Gold ...

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            Sea World Resort

            Sea World Resort

            Sea World Drive Main Beach Gold Coast, Main Beach, QLD
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.2 out of 5 (486 reviews)

              This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Philip Park and Sea World. Marina Mirage Shopping Centre and Sand ...

              from NZ$160

              Novotel Surfers Paradise

              Novotel Surfers Paradise

              Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.0 out of 5 (346 reviews)

                Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps away from Cavill Avenue and Timezone. SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach are also within ...

                from NZ$133

                The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

                The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

                Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.4 out of 5 (482 reviews)

                  Located in Broadbeach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also ...

                  from NZ$203

                  Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites

                  Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites

                  99 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (1009 reviews)

                    Located in Coolangatta, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Burleigh Beach ...

                    from NZ$202

                    Avani Broadbeach Residences

                    Avani Broadbeach Residences

                    2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.5 out of 5 (190 reviews)

                      Located in Broadbeach, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ...

                      from NZ$209

                      Top Flight Deals

                      Prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

                      ^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

                      *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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