Surfers Paradise Beach against skyline
Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast

Theme parks and the glitzy strip of Surfers Paradise aside, the Gold Coast is harbouring micro-breweries, beloved surf breaks and communities of creatives all along its sun-soaked shores. With swish high-rises, stunning beaches and a peaceful Hinterland, the region is ideal for those looking for a nature-filled escape with all the glamorous extras.

                                      

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Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world and can earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

Places to stay

Stretching from Tweed Heads to Paradise Point, the Gold Coast has, deservedly, been a well-loved holiday destination for years. But with its recent revitalisation, there are now even more accommodation options on offer, no matter what kind of holiday you want to have. For beach lovers, there are no shortages of places to stay. Airbnbs are aplenty with gorgeous homes, revamped retro holiday houses and cute beach shacks scattered along the sandy southern shores of Tugun, Bilinga and Cabarita.

Want to stay somewhere luxe and lavish? The hotel scene in Broadbeach is full of fabulous and flashy mega hotels, like The Star and Peppers, while the throwback retro-surfy vibes of the QT in Surfers Paradise is a refreshing addition to the city’s hotel scene. If all you need is a place to rest your head between epic swells, try Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park, Burleigh Beach Tourist Park or Ocean Beach Tourist Park in Miami which all offer camping that comes with excellent complimentary surf conditions.

So whether you’re planning on hopping between a few or settling into one, all the accommodation offerings along the Gold Coast come with plenty of sunshine and salty area to keep you cool, calm and content.

Things to do

The typical tourist trappings of the Gold Coast, like the theme parks and the neon-fuelled main drag, haven’t gone anywhere but the suburbs surrounding the city’s ‘glitter strip’ are churning out creative eateries, boutiques and bars as thick and fast as the local surf breaks. Start your day with the sun by heading for a surf at the rolling breaks of the renowned Currumbin Alley or Snapper Rocks, which is also a great place for a swim if you’d prefer to leave the surfing to the professionals. With so many pristine beaches to choose from, swimming up an appetite is easy. 

To keep the kids entertained without a theme park in sight, hire a car and set off for the Lamington National Park where you can stroll through the treetops on O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk or stop off for a dip at Elabana Falls. There are plenty of ways to enjoy your sun-soaked days on the Gold Coast. 

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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

Disclaimer: ~ Qantas activities are provided by Viator. Conditions apply.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: + The number of destinations is correct as at 25 January 2024 but is subject to change.

Disclaimer: # You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions