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The Gold Coast is the biggest tourist hot spot in Queensland, and for good reason. The long white beaches, excellent shopping, dining and entertainment all contribute to making the Gold Coast the top place to go on holiday if you live in Australia or travelling from overseas.
From backpacker hostels to 5 star luxury resorts; there's a wide variety of accommodation that suit all budgets and tastes, with the majority situated close to the coast and beaches. These beautiful stretches of gold have made beachside suburbs, including Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Broadbeach the most popular places to stay at on the Gold Coast.
For more information on each of these destinations and to help make your decision of where to stay on the Coast a little easier, browse through the pages below.
Stay in Gold Coast Airport
Imagine within 30 minutes of landing at Gold Cost Airport, you could be checked in and dipping your toes into the surf. Choose to stay close to the airport and enjoy the Gold Coast’s best beaches. There’s a whole host of accommodation styles from family friendly resorts, aparthotels and motels located directly on the beach. Stay at Bilinga, Tugun, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads or Currumbin.
Stay in Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise is Australia's favourite playground for families, couples, backpackers and business travellers with its huge entertainment and dining options. Not to mention every accommodation type imaginable. Luxury 5 star towers, family friendly resorts, budget backpackers and huge self contained apartments - you'll find the perfect place to stay.
Stay in Broadbeach
Broadbeach is not just great for families anymore with your pick of large, self contained apartments, it is also now cemented itself as restaurant capital of the Gold Coast. Drawcards like the majorly upgraded The Star Casino, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and the busy Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre make Broadbeach the easy option!
Stay in Burleigh Heads
Officially home to the Gold Coast’s best beach, Burleigh Heads is the perfect spot for a getaway. Where locals want to live and where tourists who want a relaxing holiday want to stay. Enjoy the laidback foreshore by day and buzzing food and bar scene by night. Wake up to uninterrupted views of these protected waters from your 1, 2 or 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartment.
Stay in Gold Coast Hinterland
World Heritage-listed mountain rainforests less than an hours drive from the beach. Marvel at ancient forests, magnificent views and waterfalls, and play in the clouds in what they call 'the green behind the gold'. With an array of country accommodation options, from bed and breakfasts and villas to tree houses and homes, you'll forget the busy city and ocean is only a short drive away.
Stay in Main Beach
The boutique hub of Gold Coast glamour, Main Beach has 5 star accommodation galore, all within close proximity to the Marina Mirage shopping and dining precinct and family favourite theme park, Sea World. Stay at Palazzo Versace, Sheraton Mirage or choose from a stack of holiday accommodation options a bit further south.
Stay in Coolangatta
Coolangatta is the Gold Coast's most southern suburb and is known for its great surf, excellent dining and shopping, not to mention the close proximity to the airport. It is also home to big events like the Quicksilver Pro. There is accommodation to suit all budgets in Cooly with plenty of apartment buildings located right on the beach and budget options, like Komune Resort.
Stay in Palm Beach
Palm Beach is the most idyllic spot for a beachside getaway and with the exploding restaurant and cafe scene it is fast becoming a favourite stop for visitors. Sleep in absolute beachfront apartments or holiday homes and wake up to the roaring surf. Grab a coffee at an uber trendy cafe and hit Queensland's thrice voted cleanest beach for the day.
Stay in Southport
Southport is the business, medical and commercial centre for the Gold Coast and it has a huge range of accommodation options like aparthotels, motels, backpackers and holiday homes. It's a great jumping off point to explore the Gold Coast but there's lots to do right on your doorstep like visiting the Broadwater Parklands, Chinatown and Ferry Road Markets.
Stay in Backpackers & Hostels
Stay in Family Accommodation
The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations for families, with more family accommodation offerings and family friendly resorts than any other city in the country. Choose to stay in large self-contained apartments, resorts with kids clubs and playgrounds, hotels close to theme parks, patrolled beaches and all that the Gold Coast has to offer.
Stay in A Caravan Park
The Gold Coast has become world famous for its high-rise accommodation but if you know where to look you can find some fantastic camping grounds and caravan parks scattered in incredibly picturesque places. There are dozens of great locations on the Gold Coast to park your caravan or camper, or pitch a tent. Stay close to the water, theme parks or in the beautiful hinterland.
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