It’s right next to Surfers Paradise
, but Broadbeach offers its own unique experience. With a less crowded beach than Surfers, a whopping big shopping centre, a 24-hour casino and a Cabaret theatre restaurant, you won’t be bored in Broadie! Of course, if you just want to relax and take a walk in the park, Broadbeach is good for that too. We even have family-friendly hotels, so book your Broadbeach hotel with us, 'cos this suburb has everything you need for a satisfying Gold Coast
Things to see and do
Learn to ride a wave with a surf lesson in Broadbeach. When you feel like chilling out, take a swim between the flags at Kurrawa Beach or sunbake on the soft sand. Check out the Broadbeach Art and Craft Market at Kurrawa Park on the first and third Sunday of each month, and snap up some Broadbeach souvenirs.
For a night out, you can hit up the many clubs in Cavill Avenue and Surfers, try your luck at Conrad Jupiter’s Casino (don’t like gambling? There’s also live entertainment and bars), or make a reservation at Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant for a night of great food and dark, hilarious mayhem.
While Broadbeach is alive with activity, it’s worth taking some quiet time in Broadbeach Waters. This suburb has canals you can walk or bike around and parks like Cascade Gardens, a family barbeque area with a waterfall and forest walks.
Shopping and dining
It’s impossible to comment on the shopping in Broadbeach without mentioning Pacific Fair. A massive shopping centre fronting a canal, it has more than 300 stores, a 12-screen cinema, cafes and other relaxed dining options, and a four-storey Myer. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find here, but it’s not the only choice in town. Oasis Shopping Centre comes with a monorail that offers views of both the beach and the highway, as well as three levels of shopping. Niecon Plaza has both upmarket shopping and nightclubs for after dark.
Broadbeach has over 100 cafes and restaurants, with heaps to eat including Mediterranean, modern dining, seafood and steak.
If you’re ready to take off to the Coast, take a look at our cheap flights to the Gold Coast
. They’ll take you to the airport at Coolangatta
, which is worth spending some time in too for its great beaches and nightlife. Grab some of our Broadbeach accommodation to get the most from the Gold Coast.