Beach vibes, theme park adventures, and a foodie’s paradise – the Gold Coast is calling your name this summer! Let’s dive into why this Aussie gem should definitely be your next warm-weather escape.
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Exceptional Accommodation Options
The Gold Coast is tailor-made for visitors, boasting an abundance of hotels in close proximity to the beach. Selecting a great place to stay is a breeze! During my recent trip, I opted for Mantra Sun City, where the Aztec theme adds a touch of retro charm. Embrace the spacious luxury of accommodations. Like my two-bedroom apartment, complete with a full kitchen, two bathrooms, a generous living and dining area, and even a laundry facility.
I particularly enjoyed the stunning water views, a common feature in many Gold Coast hotels. At Sun City, my accommodation provided a perfect ocean outlook, whether through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room or from the balcony. The hotel’s excellent facilities made my stay even more enjoyable. It includes a pool area, gym, onsite restaurant, and the warm hospitality of the staff.
Breathtaking Beach Experience
While taking a dip in the ocean at Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach is delightful, strolling along the beach offers an equally fantastic experience. Immerse yourself in the outdoor culture as a perfect way to kickstart your day.
Outstanding Buffet Breakfast
Indulge in one of the best buffet breakfasts at QT Gold Coast, described as ‘gasp-worthy’ by the delightful Mitzi from lastminute. It’s a must-try, whether you’re staying at the hotel or not.
Theme Park Extravaganza
For unparalleled family entertainment, the Gold Coast reigns supreme as the theme park capital of Australia. Choose from attractions like Movie World, Sea World, or Wet and Wild, and make the most of it with a Super Pass offering unlimited entry for 28 days.
Food enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise with a diverse array of dining options. Explore the exquisite Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill at Hilton Surfers Paradise. Moreover, you can also savour the simpler pleasures with fish and chips at a Surf Club. It is my recommendation being Northcliffe Surf Club.
Escape to the Hinterland
Another reason to visit the Gold Coast during summer is to escape to the Hinterland. If the bustling Cavill Avenue isn’t your scene, explore the Gold Coast Hinterland for stunning views, art galleries, Insta-worthy cafes, and boutique shops. Delve into the detailed Hinterland review by last minute contributor Kirsty for more insights.
Whether you prefer the bustling streets around Cavill Ave or Broadbeach or seek a more extensive retail experience, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre has you covered. Enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor sections to satisfy both your retail cravings and Vitamin D requirements.
From wine tours to ghost tours and jet pack adventures to thrilling jet boat rides, the Gold Coast ensures you’ll never experience a dull moment. Embrace the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new in this vibrant and dynamic destination.
Reflecting on Your Golden Coast Getaway
As the sun sets on your Gold Coast adventure, you’ll be left with a treasure trove of memories – from the breathtaking beach strolls to the exhilarating theme park rides and the delectable dining experiences. The Gold Coast isn’t just a destination; it’s a tapestry of summer moments woven with laughter, excitement, and pure joy.