Gold Coast Hotels & Accommodation

For millions of visitors each year, the Gold Coast is synonymous with the ultimate holiday experience. Classic Australia beaches, a vibrant night-life, superb Gold Coast hotels, beautiful forest hinterland and the finest theme-parks in the world add up to an unforgettable destination for young and old.

Gold Coast accommodation is plentiful, providing places to stay and relax to suit many different budgets. Cheap Gold Coast hotels are available along with more glamorous resorts for those with a taste for decadence. But for an alternative, why not consider a secluded mountain villa or rent out an ocean-side apartment for you and your friends?

At its heart, this is a modern, thriving city that marries the sundrenched appeal of the beach to a bold, glittery urban hub. Possibilities for swimming and surfing are in abundance along the approximately 70 kilometres of coastline in the area, with the Main Beach, Broadbeach and the very aptly-named Surfers Paradise are just a few of the amazing stretches of sand on offer. For something different, choose Burleigh Heads for its delightful seaside village-atmosphere.

Beyond the glitz of the main strip, there's also surprisingly diverse and abundant ways to get in touch with nature, from attractions such as the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Seaworld to the lush Gold Coast hinterland. A visit to the latter uncovers an abundance of boutique wineries, artisan shops and beautiful forests, including the beautiful Tamborine Rainforest with its spectacular elevated walkway.

But if you're after adventure, the Gold Coast's famous theme-parks, of course, offer a plethora of adrenaline pumping thrills. Whether you're looking to live the adventure of your celluloid heroes at Movie World or have some splashtacular fun at Wet n' Wild, there's something to delight everyone.

And if your appetite for fun isn't quite satiated, there's a thriving night-life to keep the good-times rolling well into the night. With a stellar line-up of upmarket bars, clubs and restaurants on offer, you'd have to work hard not to have a great night out on the Gold Coast.

One of the best ways to see the spectacular coast is by creating your own self-drive itinerary with Gold Coast car hire. Drive along the diverse natural landscape and experience rolling mountains, waterfalls, creeks, rocky formations and everything in between.

With everything from exhilarating thrills to tranquil natural encounters, the Gold Coast offers the full spectrum of holiday fun.