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Enjoy a great variety of food and beverage options and retail shopping experiences featuring some of Australia’s best loved brands. International travellers have the added benefit of shopping in the popular Duty Free store. Ground connections couldn’t be easier with transport available direct from the airport, including car rental, bus, taxi and private transfers.

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Over 350 direct flights a week to the Gold Coast, from across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Fiji and Malaysia. Find out more at goldcoastairport.com.au

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Amazing Australian wildlife - Aboriginal performances - Kangaroo feeding Cuddle a Koala - World class wildlife presentations - Segway Tours Ride our Miniature Train - plus much more! Corner of Gold Coast Highway & Tomewin Street, Currumbin, GOLD COAST 5 minutes from Gold Coast Airport – 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise

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Walk into QT Gold Coast and be welcomed by an inspiring space where nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool. For reservations call 07 5584 1230 or email reservations_goldcoast@qthotels.com.au Discover more at qtgoldcoast.com.au

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HILTON SURFERS PARADISE. CHECK-IN TO CHECK OUT. Hilton Surfers Paradise is the definitive Hilton experience bringing style and sophistication to one of Australia's most energetic cities. Featuring a combination of guest rooms, suites and self-contained residences, Hilton Surfers Paradise represents an irresistible combination of location, ambiance and service in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast. BOOK NOW 1800HILTON www.hilton.com/surfersparadise

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Make new holiday memories with Mantra

Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff

Finding Gold Coast accommodation to suit your holiday needs has never been easier. With 12 locations, Mantra has room for everyone.

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The SOUL of Surfers Paradise Redefining world-class luxury apartments, Soul rises 77 levels above the sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise and offers sublime uninterrupted views of the glistening Pacific Ocean. Guests can relax in the stunning swimming podium, rejuvenate in the gymnasium or relax amongst the tropical gardens.

Call 1300 737 444 or visit peppers.com.au/soul


Gold Coast QLD

A whole new way to be part of the action

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A fun filled Waterpark

Close to theme paall rks

1800 339 966 treasureisland.com.au

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Absolute beachfront island camping Just off the coast of Brisbane, North Stradbroke Island has 6 beachfront camping grounds with powered and unpowered sites for tents, camper trailers & caravans, as well as fully equipped eco-cabins and tents for hire. There are also hundreds of ‘back to nature’ campsites overlooking the island’s iconic white sandy beaches. Popular for surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, and bushwalking; the Island is renowned for dolphins, turtles, manta-rays, kangaroos & koalas, and offers superb views of the annual humpback whale migration.

T: 07-3409-9668 | North Stradbroke Island, Qld Book online: www.straddiecamping.com.au


DESTINATION - FAMILY FUN! Come and create your family holiday memories with us. We have activities for all ages and offer a range of self-contained accommodation and powered sites. We are centrally located, walk to the beach, shops and cafes and a 30 minute drive to the theme parks. Check out the hot deals on our website for your next holiday!

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Offering spacious, self-contained, value for money Gold Coast accommodation, close to the beach and holiday attractions. A beach break with BreakFree has never been more affordable.

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dracula’s haunted house (07) 5592 5534 | draculashauntedhouse.com.au See the Gold Coast like you have never seen it before! Experience 5 levels of amazing special FX spooky passages and thrilling surprises. Enter if you Dare!

currumbin wildlife sanctuary

DREAMWORLD

1300 886 311 | cws.org.au

(07) 5588 1111 | dreamworld.com.au

Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get among a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays.

Australia’s Biggest Theme Park is packed full of happiness for all ages with Big9 Thrill Rides, DreamWorks Experience, wildlife and Wiggles World.

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dreamworld corroboree

(07) 5575 1000 | draculas.com.au

(07) 5588 1111 | dreamworld.com.au/corroboree

Enjoy Dinner and LIVE show featuring vampire vaudeville punctuated by sassy burlesque and circus aerial acts Dare to enter and we promise you will leave exhilarated!

Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, wildlife & stories with activities including fire making, cultural weapons demonstration and music making.


gold coast international marine expo

jetpack flyboard adventures

0447 758 884 | gcmarineexpo.com.au

1800 538 722 | 1800jetpack.com

The family friendly Gold Coast International Marine Expo is the boat show with so much more offering everything from kayaks to superyachts held from May 19 – 22.

Take flight in the worlds latest water powered devices. Experience the speed of the JETPACK, the heights of a FLY BOARD or the thrills of the JETOVATOR.

golden century tours

JPT Tour Group aka Australian Day Tours

(07) 5539 8818 | gctour.com.au

1300 781 362 | daytours.com.au

All your tourism needs in one place, GC Tour offers the best prices for theme park admission, hotel and restaurant bookings and much more!

Presenting the highlights of Southeast Qld. Take an organised eco-coach tour or charter bus for island escapes, scenic hinterland, theme parks, city sights and zoos.

infinity attraction

JETBOAT EXTREME

(07) 5526 8935 | infinitygc.com.au

(07) 5538 8890 | jetboatextreme.com.au

A mind-blowing journey into spectacular, maze-like ‘worlds of wonder’. It’s a dreamlike funhouse of the future. Take the trip and purchase your tickets online.

Jet boat Extreme is adrenalin pumping Jet boat ride along the Broadwater of the Gold Coast leaving from the heart of Surfers Paradise 5 min walk of 52 major hotels.


LANTERN GHOST TOURS

southern cross day tours

1300 390 119 | lanternghosttours.com

(07) 5574 5041 | southerncrossdaytours.com.au

Lantern Ghost Tours are the ghost tour experts. We offer group tours of Australia’s most haunted locations and proudly work with the community, historians & mediums.

Offering a range of small group, luxury, 4WD & bus tours to the Gold Coast Hinterland and surrounds. Including Mt Tamborine, Springbrook & Lamington National Parks.

paradise jet boating

SOUTHPORT YACHT CLUB

(07) 5526 3190 | paradisejetboating.com.au

(07) 5591 3500 | southportyachtclub.com.au

The Gold Coast’s premium jet boat ride. Experience 360° spins, high-speed drifting and beach-buzzing while we explore the beautiful waterways.

Experience outstanding hospitality in the Waterfront Restaurant overlooking the Marina, or experience Twilight Sailing along the shimmering lights of the Broadwater.

PUTT PUTT mermaid beach

Stunt Park

(07) 5575 3381 | puttputtgolf.com.au

0412 455 005 | stuntpark.com.au

Holes of fun for everyone! Experience three fantastically themed 18 Hole Courses playing Jungle Trail, Fun Run and Waterways Cove. Open every day & night 9am – 10pm.

Stunt Park offers a variety of exciting adventures for all ages. 1/2 day and 1 day experiences that will thrill the senses. Stunt School, Spy School, Movie Star etc.


SURF WORLD GOLD COAST

the arts centre gold coast

(07) 5525 6380 | surfworldgoldcoast.com

(07) 5588 4000 | theartscentregc.com.au

Enjoy Queensland’s only surfing and beach culture museum. Vast collections of rare surfboards and memorabilia from 1912 to today. Interactive iPads, movies and more.

The Arts Centre is the Gold Coast’s premier cultural facility. The complex houses the Arts Theatre,Gold Coast City Gallery, Cinemas, Arts Cafe and wedding facilities.

SEA WORLD WHALE WATCH

whales in paradise

(07) 5591 6061 | seaworldwhalewatch.com.au

(07) 5538 2111 | whalesinparadise.com.au

Experience the excitement and adventure of a premium whale watching tour with the marine experts Sea World Whale Watch. Full refund if no whales seen (June to Oct).

100% guaranteed sightings, Gold Coast’s original whale watch company. Walk to our Surfers Paradise wharf & join one of 5 daily departures 7.30am 9am 11am 1pm 2.30pm.

skypoint observation deck

whitewater world

(07) 5582 2700 | skypoint.com.au

(07) 5588 1111 | whitewaterworld.com.au

Take on Australia’s highest external building climb, relax with 360 degree views on the Observation Deck or indulge in exquisite cuisine at Seventy7 Café and Bar.

Chill in the Cave of Waves or test your nerves on the Triple Vortex. With over 30 water slides plus relaxing Cabanas, the family will love year ‘round splashy fun.


TAMBORINE COOKING SCHOOL

burleigh brewing company

0421 087 901 | tamborinecookingschool.com.au

(07) 5593 6000 | burleighbrewing.com.au

Have a fabulous day in a beautiful homestead with views on Tamborine Mountain. Cook and enjoy a delicious lunch using the best and freshest Queensland produce.

The Brewhouse Bar is open Fridays from 5pm to 8:30pm - award winning craft beer, local food trucks and an awesome atmosphere. A must-do Gold Coast experience!

tropical fruit world

Hurricane’s Grill & Bar Surfers Paradise

(02) 6677 7222 | tropicalfruitworld.com.au

(07) 5503 5500 | surfers.hurricanesgrill.com.au

See taste and learn about fruit from around the World that we grow right here. Guided farm tour with exotic fruit tasting, wildlife boat cruise, fauna park & more.

Famous ribs and premium quality steaks, BBQ chicken, burgers and seafood. Fully licensed restaurant and bar with stunning ocean views. Open 7 days. 12pm till 10.30pm

CURRUMBIN RSL (07) 5534 7999 | currumbinrsl.com.au Not your typical RSL! Enjoy award winning dining, waterfront cafe, live entertainment, gaming facilities and more all along the picturesque Currumbin Creek.


Australia Fair Shopping Centre

THE MARINE VILLAGE, SANCTUARY COVE

(07) 5556 6600 | australiafair.com.au

(07) 5577 6500 | sanctuarycove.com

With 210 stores, supermarkets, cinemas and dining options, Australia Fair is the place to shop whilst on holidays. Jump on the G which stops outside Australia Fair!

Visit The Marine Village, the heart and soul of the awardwinning resort-style community of Sanctuary Cove, featuring over 80 commercial, retail and dining venues.

pacific fair shopping centre

harbour town outlet shopping centre

(07) 5581 5100 | pacificfair.com.au

(07) 5529 1734 | harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au

Gold Coast’s iconic shopping destination, easily accessed by G:Link Broadbeach South Station. Home to major brands and hundreds of speciality stores. Open 7 days/wk.

Australia’s largest outlet centre with over 220 stores offering 30-70% off on outlet stock. Collect your free Club Card at the Tourism Lounge for further discounts.

ROBINA TOWN CENTRE (07) 5575 0481 | robinatowncentre.com.au Visit Gold Coast’s largest shopping and dining destination with over 350 stores, including Gold Coast’s only Zara and David Jones as well as lakeside dining.


australis sovereign hotel

burleigh surf

(07) 5579 3888 | australishotels.com/sovereign

(07) 5535 8866 | burleighsurf.com.au

Australis Sovereign Hotel, Surfers Paradise is a resort style accommodation with extensive facilities, an easy stroll from the shining sands of the Gold Coast.

Located on the Esplanade of the world famous Burleigh Beach. This resort offers ocean views from a variety of self contained apartments each with private spa bath.

breakfree

CROWNE PLAZA SURFERS PARADISE

132 007 | breakfree.com.au

(07) 5592 9900 | crowneplazasurfersparadise.com.au

Enjoy beaches, city highlights and holiday attractions with BreakFree. Stay close to the action in spacious self-contained apartments without the premium price.

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise is nestled between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, easily connected by the Florida Gardens Light Rail stop located just metres away.

bel air on broadbeach

gold coast tourist parks

(07) 5584 9600 | belairbroadbeach.com.au

(07) 5667 2790 | goldcoasttouristparks.com.au

Location is everything! Staying at Bel Air on Broadbeach you will be perfectly positioned to enjoy all that Broadbeach and the Gold Coast has to offer.

Gold Coast Tourist Parks are your ideal holiday getaway. Our seven parks, located near some of the best beaches in Australia, offer a unique holiday experience.


hilton surfers paradise

ISLANDER RESORT HOTEL

1300HILTON | hilton.com/surfersparadise

(07) 5538 8000 | islander.com.au

• Spectacular Gold Coast and ocean views • 169 guest rooms and suites • 250 self-contained apartment style residences (1-4 bed) • Premium resort style facilities

Islander Resort Hotel is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, one block from Cavill Avenue and the beach. Hotel rooms and one bedroom apartments are available.

intercontinental sanctuary cove resort

JUPITERS hotel and CASINO

(07) 5530 1234 | intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com

(07) 5592 8100 | jupitersgoldcoast.com.au

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is set against a backdrop of lush garden landscapes, a marina, golf course and a spectacular one acre beach lagoon pool.

Enjoy first class entertainment, a wide range of restaurants and bars and the never ending excitement of a 24-hour casino, coupled with a luxury 5 star resort.

isle of palms resort

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

(07) 5598 1733 | isleofpalms.com.au

1800 072 200 | ladyelliot.com.au

Located on a island, on the southern end of the beautiful Gold Coast. Offering guests Self Contained Townhouses within a secure complex and at an affordable price!

Lady Elliot Island, on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. Scenic flights depart daily from the Gold Coast.


la grande apartments

NOBBY BEACH HOLIDAY village

(07) 5592 5350 | lagrande.com.au

(07) 5572 7533 | nobbybeachholidayvillage.com.au

Let the journey to relaxation commence at La Grande Apartments on stunning Broadbeach. Spacious 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, walk to restaurants and Convention Centre.

Destination - Family Fun! Mega 35m waterslide, heated pools, playground, camp kitchen, self-contained accommodation & powered sites, centrally located to everything!

MANTRA

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

131 517 | mantra.com.au

(07) 5502 4911 | oreillys.com.au

Mantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments offer accommodation in Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Mantra makes room for you.

For over 100 years, the O’Reilly family has been welcoming visitors to their sub-tropical mountain home in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

NRMA treasure island holiday park

peppers

1300 414 448 | treasureisland.com.au

1300 987 600 | peppers.com.au

Family Fun at Treasure Island! Waterpark, mini golf, resort pools, giant jumping pillow, go karts, playground, bistro & bar. Close to all major theme parks.

Irresistible, intriguing and indulgent escapes in Australia’s most spectacular destinations. From country estates to beachside resorts, experience Peppers today.


QUALITY HOTEL MERMAID WATERS

straddie camping

(07) 5572 2500 | mermaidwatershotel.com.au

(07) 3409 9668 | straddiecamping.com.au

A 4 star hotel close to Jupiter’s Casino, the Convention Centre, Skilled Park Stadium & Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Free shuttle service from Robina to Surfers.

Easy access island camping on idyllic North Stradbroke Island. Absolute beachfront sites for tents, camper trailers and caravans, as well as fully equipped cabins.

princess palm resort

SURFERS PARADISE YHA

(07) 5534 5455 | princesspalm.com.au

(07) 5571 1776 | yha.com.au

Absolute beachfront, no road to cross! Spectacular ocean views from every apartment. Pool, spa, tennis court, playground- walk to shops & close to public transport.

Surfers Paradise YHA is your ticket to the thrills on the Gold Coast and is a backpacker’s haven. Stay at Mariners Cove close to Main Beach, overlooking the marina.

qt gold coast

royal palm resort

(07) 5584 1200 | qtgoldcoast.com.au

(07) 5534 5999 | royalpalm.com.au

Walk into QT Gold Coast and be welcomed by an inspiring space where nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool. QT Gold Coast invites you to come out and play.

Absolute beachfront location with 33 metre lagoon-style pool. Offering ocean views-every apartment, a perfect choice for that relaxing holiday in peaceful Palm Beach.


Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast

swell resort

(07) 5577 0000 | sheratonmiragegoldcoast.com.au

(07) 5586 0500 | swellresort.com.au

Surrounded by sparkling lagoons and lush tropical gardens, the Sheraton Mirage is the Gold Coast’s only 5 star resort to offer an absolute beachfront location.

Located just a short stroll to the world famous Burleigh Beach & Headland. Offering guests air conditioned, selfcontained apartments, with all the comforts of home.

sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Tangalooma Island Resort

(07) 5592 2250 | sofitelgoldcoast.com.au

1300 652 250 | tangalooma.com

Perfectly located in the heart of Broadbeach, the hotel offers a destination where guests can enjoy Frenchinspired luxury in a sophisticated beach-side address.

The unmistakable highlight of any stay at Tangalooma is the opportunity to hand feed wild Bottlenose Dolphins each evening. Accommodation from just $165* per night.

soul surfers paradise

ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort

1300 987 600 | peppers.com.au/soul

(07) 5582 1000 | freshwaterpointresort.com.au

Luxuriate in the superbly appointed apartments with spectacular ocean views. At Soul your stay will be unlike any other.

Located on the banks of Broadbeach’s pristine waterways, ULTIQA Freshwater Point is in a quiet location but still close to the action.


ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach (07) 5555 3000 | airbroadbeach.com.au Located in the heart of Broadbeach and towering above the Oasis Shopping Centre, ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach offers panoramic beach views of the Pacific Ocean.

watermark hotel & spa gold coast (07) 5588 8333 | watermarkhotelgoldcoast.com.au A modern 4 1/2 star hotel in central Surfers offering two restaurants, bar, day spa, gymnasium and two pools. The new light right station is also on our doorstep.


Con-X-ion Airport Transfers

GOLD COAST CABS

(07) 5556 9888 | cxn.com.au

131 008 | gccabs.com.au

Con-X-ion has been in operation for 30 years and are leaders in the field of transportation, specialising in reliable and cost-effective Airport transfers.

Direct Door to Door Service, 24 hours, 7 days a week. Airport Transfers, competitive pricing and wheelchair accessible vehicles. Download the free GC Cabs phone app.

gold coast airport

gold coast tourist shuttle

(07) 5589 1100 | goldcoastairport.com.au

1300 655 655 | gcshuttle.com.au

With direct flights from destinations across Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Asia and beyond, it’s never been easier to fly direct to the Gold Coast.

Travel directly from the Gold Coast Airport to your accommodation and the Theme Parks in air conditioned comfort with Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle.

Fire Truck Tours by Fire4Hire

translink

0488 883 473 | fire4hire.com.au

13 12 30 | translink.com.au/goexplore

Ride aboard a Real Fire Truck! Become a Firefighter with Fire4Hire! Tours, transfers & charters available. Great fun for all ages! Tours depart Cavill Ave daily.

Gold Coast go explore card for the freedom of unlimited Gold Coast bus and tram travel all over the coast for only $10 a day. Visit translink.com.au or call 13 12 30.


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