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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.

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:

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Gold Coast? Check out our Gold Coast travel guide!


Guide to Exploring Gold Coast

Family Hotels in Gold Coast

Turtle Beach Resort

Turtle Beach Resort

2346 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (500 reviews)

    This family-friendly Mermaid Beach apartment building is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach, Kurrawa Beach ...

    from AU$268

    Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences

    Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences

    6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (974 reviews)

      This family-friendly Surfers Paradise apartment building is located on the Strip, steps away from Ripley's Believe It or Not, Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Surfers ...

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      Paradise Resort Gold Coast

      Paradise Resort Gold Coast

      122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.1 out of 5 (990 reviews)

        This family-friendly Surfers Paradise resort is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of King Tutts Putt Putt and Adrenalin Park. Slingshot and Budds ...

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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
           
           
          4.3 out of 5 (992 reviews)

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

          from AU$145

          Romantic Hotels in Gold Coast

          Linger A While Chalet

          Linger A While Chalet

          112-114 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.8 out of 5 (104 reviews)

            Located in Eagle Heights, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gallery Walk and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Glow Worm Caves. Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens and ...

            from AU$230

            Palazzo Versace

            Palazzo Versace

            94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.6 out of 5 (993 reviews)

              Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marina Mirage Shopping Centre and Sea World. Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance ...

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              Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

              Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

              81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.6 out of 5 (997 reviews)

                This family-friendly Broadbeach hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of The Oasis and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Star ...

                from AU$269

                InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

                InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

                Manor Circle, Hope Island, QLD
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (614 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Hope Island resort is located near the beach, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Marina Shopping Village, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Warner Bros. Movie ...

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