BroadbeachAustralia

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Visit one of Queensland’s most popular holiday spots with sparkling beaches, scenic canals, high-rise hotels, nightclubs, festivals and modern malls.

The beachside suburb of Broadbeach is one of the most diverse locations on the Gold Coast. Fashion shopping, stunning beaches, a rich culinary diversity, legendary nightlife and a wide range of events make Broadbeach the perfect getaway year-round.

On a hot day, take a stroll down Broadbeach Boulevard and cool off in the waves of Kurrawa Beach, a popular spot for surfers and swimmers alike. When you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from more than 100 restaurants, cafés, gourmet delis, bistros and brasseries offering popular dishes from around the globe.

Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of Pacific Fair, one of Australia’s largest retail centres. With more than 300 stores as well as cinemas, cafés and snack bars, you could spend the whole day there. For variety, head to The Oasis Shopping Centre or Niecon Plaza. These centres are home to boutiques, art galleries and jewelry stores.

Across the Gold Coast Highway is Jupiters Hotel and Casino, where you can lose track of time in the 24-hour casino, bars, lounges, restaurants and live shows. Register the designated driver in your group online, who will then receive free soft drinks at participating venues.

Time your visit to Broadbeach with one of the many festivals held throughout the year. Check out Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival in May or the Broadbeach Jazz Festival held in August. Both festivals are free and feature a number of outdoor stages as well as artists performing in venues throughout Broadbeach. In October, Opera in the Park is a fun and free family night out, with live concerts and a spectacular fireworks display.

Broachbeach is centrally located on the Gold Coast and stretches from Mermaid Beach north to Surfers Paradise. Keep in mind that school leavers celebrate “Schoolies” break in November, so you may want to avoid the partying crowds during this time. For panoramic vistas of the coast, book a room with ocean views in one of Broadbeach’s many high-rise hotels.

Top Hotels in Broadbeach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
$64
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Star Gold Coast, and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,064 reviews)

"Good location close to shops, beach, transport. Parking available at good price. Staff were professional and quick. Building appeared to be in well kept condition."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Avani Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences
Avani Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences
4.5 out of 5
2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
$132
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Oracle Boulevard, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (586 reviews)

"Get a room with a view - it does so much for your soul when you wake up to the sound of waves and a panoramic view of the ocean. The location in great a short walk into Broadbeach with it's bars, restaurants and shops."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Avani Broadbeach Gold Coast Residences
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
$153
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,133 reviews)

"Clean, nice, friendly service. Very expensive for what it is though. No better than a normal hotel"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

Popular things to do in Broadbeach

Sea World
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Sea World

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Who doesn’t dream of staying overnight in a water park where you can see Jet Ski stunts, life-sized Nickelodeon stars, plus dolphins, sea lions and polar bears?

Warner Bros. Movie World
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Warner Bros. Movie World

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Watch stunt shows, get on superhero rides, enter the Ice Age 4D Experience and take a splash in the Wild West at Australia’s theme park version of Hollywood.

Dreamworld
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Dreamworld

4/5(53 reviews)

Australia’s biggest amusement park features exciting themed areas with everything from tigers and thrilling rides to vintage V8 super cars and TV characters.

Surfers Paradise Beach
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Surfers Paradise Beach

4.5/5(178 reviews)

This stretch of beach is known for its regular sets of rolling waves, with high-rise hotels and bustling nightlife along the sandy shore.

Cavill Avenue
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Cavill Avenue

4/5(97 reviews)

Bustling nightlife, great shopping and a legendary surfing beach make this avenue the exciting centre of Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast.

Kirra Beach
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Kirra Beach

4.5/5(35 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Kirra Beach, a popular beach in Coolangatta. Amble around this romantic area's seaside or attend a sporting event.

Top activities in Broadbeach

Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Flight with Champagne Breakfast
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Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Flight with Champagne Breakfast

76% of travellers recommend
$216
Per adult
Aboriginal Live Theatre & Dinner Experience incl Transfers
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Aboriginal Live Theatre & Dinner Experience incl Transfers

92% of travellers recommend
$80
Per adult
Gold Coast Surf Lesson
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Gold Coast Surf Lesson

96% of travellers recommend
$48
Per adult
Half-Day Dolphin Kayaking & Stradbroke Island Tour
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Half-Day Dolphin Kayaking & Stradbroke Island Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$57
Per adult
Highlight Tour of Gold Coast Breweries with Tastings
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Highlight Tour of Gold Coast Breweries with Tastings

$87
Per adult
Flocking Fabulous Ticket
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Flocking Fabulous Ticket

$60
Per adult

Reviews of Broadbeach

4.5

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 34.78260869565217%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.695652173913043%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

Very noise area for morning time. Also, some streets are not clean, very big problems with street toilets for guests. Many Restaurants & bars have no a toilets for customers.

4/5 - Good

Sf

Nov 1, 2019

Nice holiday tourist destination

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 29, 2019

Keep the high rises away

5/5 - Excellent

Fly4Work

Sep 24, 2019

Huge, beautiful beach! Fun for all!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

There’s lots of things to do in Broadbeach. It also feels very safe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 12, 2019

Great place

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