If you can't resist the allure of the year-round sunshine at Queensland's southern frontier, there are endless Gold Coast accommodation options to suit your travel needs read more...
Family sized self-contained apartments
If your posse is planning an extended stay on the Coast, self-contained apartments are arguably the best option for families, friends and other travel groups. Spcious one, two and three bedroom apartments can be found even in the heart of Surfers Paradise, with full kitchen and laundry facilities so you can save your spending money for a night on the town and not have to worry about carting the beach home with you.
Self-contained Gold Coast apartments are often basic and light on the wallet, but can also come with lashings of luxury such as the Hilton, Sea Temple and the lofty Q1 – all located within easy reach of the Surfers Paradise shoreline – and Broadbeach's multiple Mantra hotels.
Keep calm and stay by the airport
The Gold Coast Airport is on the cusp of two states; its runway passing through both New South Wales and Queensland. Perched on the boundary of southern NSW and northern QLD, the airport's official location is Coolangatta (OOL) and is an easy trip along the Gold Coast Highway to Palm Beach, Mermaid Beach, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise.
If you're arriving late or just passing through, there is plenty of Gold Coast accommodation conveniently located in the suburbs of Bilinga and Kirra, including beachside apartments so you can refresh your senses in the surf and comfortable mid-rise resorts with private access to the golden sands that lend their name to the region.
Settle into theme park central
The Gold Coast's "famous for fun" tagline makes perfect sense as soon as you enter the gates of the theme parks that define the region as the ideal family holiday destination. Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild Water World are the perfect backdrop for creating lasting holiday memories.
Stay at Main Beach for a quick shuttle to Sea World Resort and Water Park, with the waterfront Marina Mirage shopping centre also nearby if you'd prefer to check out the bargains instead of belugas. Kids haven't exhausted their energy levels at Dreamworld? Check in to one of Paradise Resort's dedicated junior-themed rooms – happy kids, happy holiday.
Mantra Coolangatta Beach
Located on the Queensland-New South Wales border, Coolangatta offers the better of two different worlds from the family theme parks and attractions on the Gold Coast, to the natural beauty and quaint villages of Northern NSW and the Tweed Valley. Direct beach frontage overlooking Coolangatta, Gre...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 February - 31 March 2018
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, only 150 metre walk to the beach, the Novotel Surfers Paradise accommodation rooms all feature a private balcony with either spectacular ocean or city views. The hotel offers an extensive range of leisure facilities for guest's enjoyment. Relax by the swimm...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 28 June 2018
Bel Air On Broadbeach
Location is everything Staying at Bel Air you will be perfectly positioned to enjoy all that Broadbeach and the Gold Coast has to offer. Situated directly across the road from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and the Gold Coast Convention Centre. You are also just a short stroll away from our beautif...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 21 May - 20 September 2018
Surf Regency is ideally located in the heart of the Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise - directly opposite the patrolled surf beach and only 2 blocks from Cavill Ave. All the spacious 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments face the ocean and have a sun drenched balcony, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities ...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 14 September 2018
Mantra Twin Towns
Mantra Twin Towns Resort welcomes you to enjoy life's simple pleasures on the Southern Gold Coast. This hotel offers hotel rooms and self-contained apartments adjacent to Twin Towns Services Club Showroom headlining concerts and comedy shows. Meeting rooms, private dining rooms, and expert cateri...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 February - 21 March 2018
Mantra Towers of Chevron
Travel departing from: Adelaide from $599 Cairns from $549 Hobart from $749 Melbourne from $499 Perth from $749 Sydney from $449 Stay in the heart of the Gold Coast at the Mantra Towers of Chevron. Set above the vibrant Chevron Renaissance shopping and dining precinct, this exquisite resort allow...
Travel Dates: 26 January - 20 September 2018
Sea World Resort
Linked by monorail to Sea World, Sea World Resort is Australia's only theme park resort. Situated on Queensland's glorious Gold Coast, the secluded and luxurious 4.5 star resort is bordered bordered by world famous surf beaches and the idyllic Broadwater. A low-rise resort set amongst beautiful t...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 23 May - 29 June 2018
Diamond Sands Resort, Family
Diamond Sands Resort offers guest lo-rise private spacious fully self contained apartments, situated in a tranquil setting amongst lush tropical gardens and water features, and a large freshwater lagoon pool with its own sandy beach (heated from April through to October). Nearby grocery store and...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 November - 24 December 2017, 22 - 31 January, 1 - 28 February 2018