Renowned for its beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, famous surfing, vibrant nightlife and excellent shopping, it’s no surprise that the Gold Coast is a popular Queensland holiday destination attracting thousands of tourists each year. There are a huge range of Gold Coast accommodation options to suit all budgets and travellers, with most conveniently located close to each region’s best beaches and most popular attractions. From affordable motels to self-catering apartments and luxury resorts, Gold Coast accommodation offers something for everyone.
Surfers Paradise is a vibrant combination of glittering nightlife, idyllic surf beach and family friendly attractions. As such, the Surfers Paradise accommodation options are as varied as the region itself, catering for couples, families, groups of friends and even major events including the Gold Coast 600 Motor Race.
Located on the north of the Gold Coast on the renowned Spit, Main Beach offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets surrounded by a huge range of shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife options.
To the south of Surfers Paradise, the fast growing resort and shopping hub of Broadbeach offers beachside accommodation surrounded by all your shopping, dining and entertainment needs. Relax by the beach, shop til you drop at the huge Pacific Fair, enjoy the entertainment of a theatre restaurant and much more.
The southernmost Gold Coast holiday destination, Coolangatta is home to some of the loveliest beaches and best surfing. There are plenty cafes, restaurants, pubs and live music venues as well as surf shops, gift shops and regular Sunday beachfront markets.
Located midway between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads is a family friendly holiday destination home to safe swimming beaches, excellent surfing conditions and a diverse range of accommodation options all within easy reach of the more lively areas of the Gold Coast.
Located just below Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach offers a relaxed holiday atmosphere, some of the most prestigious beachfront real estate on the Gold Coast and an excellent range of accommodation options. Home to fantastic surfing, its proximity to Broadbeach also offers unbelievable shopping just minutes away.
Nestled on the Coomera River amid four man-made harbours, Sanctuary Cove is the first completely integrated tourist resort in Australia. Surrounded by 474 hectares, Surfers Paradise is just 20 minutes to the south however the nearby waterfront Marine Village caters for everyone with cafes, restaurants, a fitness centre, 80 speciality stores and 2 championship golf courses.
As its name suggests, Miami is a hip region on the Gold Coast just south of Surfers Paradise. Known for its café culture, outdoor dining, trendy local bars and live music, Miami is also home to a beautiful beach. Miami accommodation ranges from holiday apartments and breezy hotels to beachside resorts, all within close proximity to lazy beach shacks.
Located just off the Gold Coast Highway south of the central Gold Coast region towards the Tweed Heads end of the coast, Currumbin is a popular holiday destination famous for its local attractions such as the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Elephant Rock. The region also boasts a great range of accommodation options including boutique hotels and holiday apartments.
Just south of Currumbin, Tugun is a popular beachside holiday destination whose name is derived from an indigenous word meaning ‘breaking waves’. Quieter than some of the other more busy regions of the Gold Coast, Tugun is conveniently close to a range of popular local attractions and offers a range of hotel, motel and apartment accommodation.
Located in the north of the Gold Coast, Biggera Waters takes its name from the beautiful creek which flows through it. Famous for the heritage-listed ‘Land’s End’ site, the region is ideally located opposite the Broadwater, Gold Coast Spit and Wavebreak Island and offers a great range of resort, apartment and holiday park accommodation.
The most southern point of the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads is situated at the border of Queensland and New South Wales and offers everything from historic river ports to seaside villages and even quiet country hamlets. Among these charming destinations is a great range of accommodation options including affordable motels and comfortable hotels.
In contrast to the wide open beaches of the Gold Coast, the hinterland is a cosy gem of mountain villages, lush rainforests, national parks and charming local arts, crafts, antique shops, boutiques and tea shops. Accommodation ranges from cabins to lodges, tree houses and eco-friendly hotels and resorts.
Just a short ferry ride from the Gold Coast's Runaway Bay Marina, Ramada Couran Cove Resort puts you right in the heart of a stunning island paradise ideal for families and couples. Surrounded by the South Stradbroke Island Conservation Park, the resort offers certified ecotourism accommodation both on the waterfront or surrounded by rainforest.