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Gold Coast

Gold Coast is well known for its great cultural and scenic attractions. When you're ready to start booking, Expedia will help make it happen.

This area of Queensland is inhabited by roughly 600,000 people.

You'll find this destination approximately 45 miles from Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. It is also about 3 miles from North Burleigh.

Some famed attractions that encompass all that is great about this destination, Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World will be sure to leave a lasting impression.

Dreamworld and Wet'n'Wild Water World are wonderful places to spend some time with your children. Want more? Slingshot and Timezone will ensure that the good times keep rolling.

If you have an interest in animals and wildlife, put the David Fleay Wildlife Park on your to-do list. If you're short on time, take a map so you can quickly find the park's key exhibits.

This region's wine yards know how to delight the senses. Meet the passionate cellar masters, sample the delights and enjoy a fantastic day out at the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery or the Mount Tamborine Winery. Ready for the next stop? The Ilnam Winery and the Mount Nathan Winery are also very popular.

Feeling lucky? Take on the roulette wheel or just enjoy the lively atmosphere at the Star Gold Coast.

Boasting well cared for displays and an assortment of botanical specimens, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens and the Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens should be on the itinerary of any visiting gardeners.

When the weather is fine, grab a bite to eat and find a shady nook at one of the area's leafy urban parks, such as Philip Park and Broadwater Parklands. There's also plenty of space to lie around on the grass at Doug Jennings Park and Parklands Gold Coast.

Some time spent at Rathdowney Information Centre & Historical Museum is one way of getting some interesting information about the area.

Watch as the water crashes off the edge of Purling Brook Falls into the bubbling pool below. Bilbrough Falls is also well-loved for its untamed vistas.

If you're in the mood for catching a picturesque sunset, watching the passers-by or just kicking back by the water's edge, make your way to Surfers Paradise Beach or Snapper Rocks. Locals might also point you towards Kirra Beach and Currumbin Beach.

Switch off your phone and have a break from the stress of the modern world at Springbrook National Park and Currumbin Rock Pools. Burleigh Head National Park and Mount Chinghee National Park are also popular with nature-loving locals.

You'll discover a great deal of interesting artifacts and objects behind the doors of the varied cultural institutions here. The best three places to visit are the Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Surf World Gold Coast and the Gold Coast War Museum.

Examine a wonderful range of science history artifacts, models and displays as you stroll around Springbrook Research Observatory, a celebrated science museum.

How can you get a handle on the future if you don't really know the past? Visit the Mudgeeraba Heritage Centre!

Templin Historical Village and the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Tours & Information Hub are certainly worth taking a look at, even if you aren't a history buff. More tales from the days of old are waiting for you at the Queensland Korean War Memorial and the Anzac Park.

The religions of the world are a rich and complex tapestry. Wherever you travel, this is reflected in a county's customs, traditions and architecture. Spending an afternoon taking in the serene surroundings of Reach Out for Christ, Twin Towns Uniting Church or St. Peter's Anglican Church is a terrific way to glimpse this destination's spiritual side.

Gold Coast's most prominent tourist sights can overshadow its lesser-known, but equally fascinating attractions. Thunderbird Park and Mariner's Cove Marina are two recommended options. If you have the time, also think about visiting the Go Karting Gold Coast and the Tamborine Mountain Distillery.

Accommodation in Gold Coast

The Expedia Gold Coast hotels page displays as many as 305 luxurious and low-budget overnight stay options, so you shouldn't have any problems finding somewhere suitable in this popular destination.

Two of the more high-end Gold Coast places are the Palazzo Versace, at 94 Seaworld Dr, and the Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, at 8 The Esplanade. If you want to see what the budget options are like, the Ocean Blue Motel, at 2323 Gold Coast Highway, and the Aquarius Backpackers, at 44 Queen Street, are worthy of your consideration as well.


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The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

Casino Drive, Broadbeach
4.5
of 5, from 7,187 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from The Star Gold Coast and within 3 mi (5 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue. Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Oasis Shopping Centre are also within 10 minutes.

$93
Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Mercure Gold Coast Resort

64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara
4.4
of 5, from 3,295 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Carrara hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Palm Meadows Golf Course and Metricon Stadium. Broadbeach Mall and Surfers Paradise Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

24-26 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach
4.2
of 5, from 964 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Broadbeach apartment is located on the Strip, within a 5-minute walk of Oasis Shopping Centre and Broadbeach Mall. Kurrawa Beach and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre are also within 10 minutes.

$94
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
4.7
of 5, from 939 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this luxury aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Oracle Boulevard and within 3 mi (5 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue. Oasis Shopping Centre and Broadbeach Mall are also within 10 minutes.

$104
Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast

Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast

2 Como Crescent, Southport
4.8
of 5, from 421 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this luxury aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Australia Fair Shopping Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sea World and Cavill Avenue. Surfers Paradise Beach is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

$450
Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
4.8
of 5, from 1,254 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Surfers Paradise aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It or Not, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise Beach. Sea World is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

$82
Greenmount Hotel

Greenmount Hotel

3 Hill Street, Coolangatta
3.7
of 5, from 1,672 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Coolangatta, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Greenmount Beach and Centro Tweed. Point Danger Light is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away.

$100
Watermark Hotel & Spa

Watermark Hotel & Spa

3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
4.3
of 5, from 4,072 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Cavill Avenue. Timezone and Centro Surfers Paradise are also within 10 minutes.

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