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It’s not called the Gold Coast because it’s ho-hum, so-so or average. It’s the Gold Coast because it’s the standard all other Aussie beach towns are held to (plus, could you imagine how few people would travel to a place called the Tin Coast?).
As far as finding a place to rest your head when vacationing along the Pacific shore in Queensland goes, the gold standard belongs to Gold Coast boutique hotels. You’ll enjoy amazing amenities, superior service and luxurious lodging along Australia’s best beachfront.
Does your ideal holiday itinerary consist of fits of jealousy, screaming at the top of your lungs while hanging upside down, getting lost and pitting your skills against those of a wild animal? Say no more: The Gold Coast has you covered. Grab a spot on the beach at Surfers Paradise to watch the wave warriors perform tricks that would lay you up in hospital for a week if you tried to pull them off.
Next, visit one of the area theme parks to find out which roller coaster pairs best with beer and burgers. Get off the grid with a hike on one of Gold Coast’s tranquil trails. Or—and we highly recommend trying this—challenge a koala to see who can exert the least amount of energy for an entire day. Our money’s on you…show that koala kook who’s boss!
As much as we like to fill our getaways with action and adventure, we still need to eat a meal or two. If you’re lucky, you can combine your eating with other activities. Take Surfers Paradise, for example. Watch the rippers pummel the pipeline while sipping on a pint at Seascape Restaurant and Bar. Or get your courage up for the thrill rides at the amusement parks with an ale (or two) at a craft beer pub like Burleigh Brewing Company.
Basically, just eat, drink and be merry—all three go together like sun, sand and sea.
Not only do boutique Gold Coast hotels feature the finest amenities, they also provide highly personalised service to their guests. Here are some of our favourite digs in the area:
Head straight to Wotif to book Gold Coast boutique accommodation. You’ll find great deals on hotels throughout the area—and with the money you save, you can buy a beach hammock and all those other supplies you’ll need to show that koala the real meaning of “lazy afternoon”.