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You can never get tired of Australia's top holiday destination!

And it's not hard to see why. With plenty of sunshine, beach, surf, luxurious resorts, renowned restaurants, theme parks and a lively late night retail precinct, a Gold Coast holiday package offers so much more. View our Gold Coast attractions and activities suggestions for family fun, romance, luxury, nightlife, shopping, eating out and more. Behind the beaches, expect breathtaking rainforest retreats, lush rolling hills of hinterland mountains, capped with World Heritage-listed rainforests and bushland. There are more than 100,000 hectares of national parks and reserves, vineyards, farmland and tropical plantations. 

Call us now and book an amazing Gold Coast holiday package for a great escape.

Plus, Qantas Frequent Flyers earn 1 point^ per $1 spent on Qantas Holidays combined air and land packages to the Gold Coast in addition to points earned on Qantas or Jetstar flights (excluding Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Pacific). Not a Qantas Frequent Flyer? Join now.

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Gold Coast Guides

Surfers Paradise is amongst Australia's most unique and exciting city centres. Art and fashion houses line the streets while restaurants, bars and nightclubs fill the neighbourhood with excitement. Surfers Paradise has a fantastic retail precinct with shops open until 9.00pm every night and hundreds of boutique and designer stores to choose from. With the beach just a short walk away, Surfers Paradise has got it all. Our tip - go for a walk on the beach at sunrise, few views can compare to the sun rising over the Pacific Ocean.

Broadbeach is the place to be seen. With its award winning restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and boutiques, and beachside accommodation, Broadbeach is regarded as the cosmopolitan hub of the Gold Coast. Featuring many of the regions's best dining establishments; it has become one of the coast's premier eating precincts. Home to one of Queensland's largest shopping centres, Pacific Fair, it has storeys of fashion, giftware and lifestyle stores, together with major department stores. Broadbeach is also the centre for entertainment, music festivals, Christmas and New Year activities and quaint evening markets. Our tip - Pratten Park is a great place for a barbeque, riding a bike or taking a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk tracks and lookouts.

Main Beach is located just north of Surfers Paradise. On a beatiful stretch of sand, the beach offers a luxury holiday. Indulge in 5 star accommodation, visit a stylish cafe, relax over a drink or two in various bars and shop at designer boutiques. Our tip - take in the views of the surrounding marina while you dine alfresco on the waterfront at the Marina Mirage.

Mermaid Beach to Coolangatta is at the southern stretch of the Gold Coast. With picturesque beaches and a laid-back vibe the area is perfect for a family holiday. Take a leisurely walk along the beachfront promenade and marvel at the golden sands, rocky headlands, grassy foreshore and tumbling waves. Our tip - walk along Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach, for a close-up view of the coast's prestigious real estate and famous 'millionaires row' of beachfront homes.

Gold Coast Hinterland has lush rolling hills and World Heritage-listed rainforest and bushland. You can explore national parks, reserves, vineyards, famrland and tropical plantations. Our tip - don't miss the grotto in Springbook National Park, home to thousands of glow worms that light up the cave's ceiling like stars in the night sky.

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Gold Coast Holiday Styles

There is no shortage of things to do in Gold Coast and what's more. You can tailor your own style of holiday with our suggestions from family-fun to romance and luxury. Check out Gold Coast Holiday Styles and plan your getaway now.

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Suggested Itineraries

3 Day / 2 Night Gold Coast Getaway

  • Day 1: After your arrival in the Gold Coast, orientate and explore the surrounding area of your accommodaion. Then make your way to Surfers Paradise or Jupiters Hotel & Casino and have a dinner and a drink at one of the restaurants and bars.
  • Day 2: Start your day watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Gold Coast hinterland and skyline in a hot air balloon ride, followed by a full hot breakfast at O'Reilly's Vineyard. Spend the afternoon exploring Surfers Paradise. Catch the Australian Outback Spectacular 'Spirit of the Horse' at night with a dinner / show combo.
  • Day 3: Spend the last day of your getaway with a day relaxing at the beach. Pack sunscreen, hat, a book, beach towel, beach activity games and find your patch of sand to relax. Depart the Gold Coast in the afternoon.


5 Day / 4 Night Gold Coast Discovery

  • Day 1: After your arrival in the Gold Coast, explore your surrounding area or head to Surfers Paradise for shopping, dining and a stroll by the beach. Explore the nightlife in the area.
  • Day 2: Explore the city sights, coastal highlights and the rainforests of Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast and Hinterland tour.
  • Day 3: Visit one of the many theme parks. If you like rides, shows and movie characters, visit Warner Bros. Movie World or Dreamworld. If you're into water activities, visit WhiteWater World or Wet n' Wild Water World.
  • Day 4: Go for a Whale Watching Tour or visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for some wildlife encounters.
  • Day 5: Spend the last day of your holiday at the beach and relax at Queensland's famous strip. Depart Gold Coast in the afternoon.


6 Day / 5 Night Night Gold Coast Wildlife Encounters

  • Day 1: After your arrival in the Gold Coast, explore Surfers Paradise and have dinner at one of the many restaurants and bars in the area.
  • Day 2: Go on a full day Whale Watching tour with the Gold Coast Whale and Island Adventure. You'll get to see Humpback Whales and explore South Stradbroke Island.
  • Day 3: Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the country's top attractions. 
  • Day 4: Go on a full day 4WD tour and explore the Gold Coast hinterland. You'll get to explore Mt Tamborine, Lamington National Park and O'Reilly's Vineyard.
  • Day 5: Spend the day by the beach or the pool. Do a spot of last minute shopping and go for a dinner / show combo at the Australian Outback Spectacular at night.
  • Day 6: Departs Gold Coast


7 Day / 6 Night Gold Coast Family Fun

  • Day 1: After your arrival in the Gold Coast, spend the afternoon exploring your surround, go shopping or relax by the pool.
  • Day 2: Spend the day at Movieworld.
  • Day 3: Hire a car and explore the Gold Coast. Take the kids to the beach, wander shopping arcades or drive up to the hinterland for something different. 
  • Day 4: If you are keen to get up close and personal with some native wildlife, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to do so.
  • Day 5: Another fun day awaits you at the Wet n' Wild! Kids and adults will love the thrill rides. Or, grab a pool lounge and relax by the wave pool.
  • Day 6: Visit Sea World and explore amazing marine enclosures including Shark Bay or spend some time watching the polar bears at play. Don't forget to catch the fun-filled dolpin show at Sea World.
  • Day 7:Grab some last minute keepsakes or take a dip at the beach or the pool before departure.

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Gold Coast Travel Information

Weather: Gold Coast enjoys a pleasant and sub-tropical climate all year round with over 300 days of sunshine a year. Temperature averages from mid to high 20s. Summer wear is recommended and sunscreen is a must. Do bring along sunglasses and hat as they provide comfort from the sun. For the winter months, bring a jacket or jumper for the nights as the temperature can fall to an average of 9oC.

Getting to and around: Qantas re-commenced 3 times daily Sydney to Gold Coast flights from late October 2012. Jetstar offers regular services from other cities. Alternatively, Qantas offers daily flights into Brisbane from major capital cities and Gold Coast is just an hour's drive down south. Gold Coast Airport (OOL), Coolangatta is about 25 minutes drive from the heart of Surfers Paradise. Regular coaches depart from the airport to hotels and resorts. Within the Gold Coast area, the Surfside bus network efficiently connects Tweed Heads, Broadbeach, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Southport and Coomera Station. Or, consider hiring a car and explore the region at your leisure.

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Gold Coast Accommodation Suggestions

From budget hotels, family apartments to luxury resort, Gold Coast accommodation options are endless. You can book a holiday package with accommodation and flight or accommodation package with tours, transfers and more. Check out our top picks for Gold Coast.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa  
158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

With close proximity to the beach and a short stroll from Cavill Avenue, the 5 star resort is a great choice as a base to explore Surfers Paradise's retail precinct and golden beaches. The resort recently completed a grand refurbishment with contemporary furnishings and elegant rooms. Most rooms comes with private balconies and have scenic views of Gold Coast. The private salt water lagoon admist a tropical setting where you can simply relax, swim or snorkel is a unique feature. For a rejuvenating experience, don't miss the resort's luxurious Lattouf Hair & Day Spa offering an extensive range of spa treatments.

The Towers of Chevron Renaissance  
23 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

The Towers of Chevron Renaissance is one of Gold Coast's best stylish luxury apartments. Centrally located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, there architecture is made up of 3 towers offering 1, 2 or 3 bedroom self-contained beautiful apartments offering sweeping views of the Ocean. The apartments' furnishings are contemporary and the room sizes are generous. The Beaches In The Sky, a bell-shaped pool in a naturally-shaped surrounding with a bridge and sandy beaches, is a unique feature of the apartments. There's also an indoor heated pool and an outdoor lap pool. For a work out or some relaxation, there's als a spa, saunas and a gymnasium.

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast  
42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

For a great Gold Coast family holiday, the Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is a perfect accommodation choice. With a short stroll to Surfers Paradise beach and close to the Chevron Renaissance Village, the hotel offers a great location and picturesque view of the Nerang River with close proximity to the beach, shopping, excursions and activities. Rooms are modern, trendy and comfortable with great amenities. The hotel has interconnecting rooms, babysitting services and kids menu at the Curve Restaurant. Your family will enjoy convenience, great facilities and entertainment of Vibe Hotel Gold Coast.

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