Awol: The Gold Coast Workcation You've Been Looking For

Awol: The Gold Coast Workcation You've Been Looking For

08 Jun 2023

This article was brought to you in partnership with Awol, written by Alex Mitcheson.

The Gold Coast needs no introduction as everyone’s favourite getaway, except now you can visit anytime you like. Clear it with your boss first, and you can spend your days between emails, teal water, spreadsheets, and golden sand.


The QT Gold Coast is a modern and energetic hotel in Surfers Paradise: close enough to everything you want but slightly removed from the busy side of things. 


QT’s Fixx café

Grab your daily dose of caffeine and flaky pastries at QT’s lobby-side café. This is a great spot to start your day between coffee, a dip in the pool, and setting your work schedule for the day.


Starting from 6.30 am every day, you’ll find colourful plates and piping hot coffee.

Elk Espresso

A Gold Coast institution and a solid reason to visit the suburb of Broadbeach. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and they’re perfectly happy if you whip out your laptop.


The breakfast spot that feels like a home away from home, with mouth-watering house-baked treats and comfortable seating.


Surf Lesson with Surf in Paradise

Hitting the waves has never been easier at the Gold Coast’s Main Beach. This quieter end of the coast is perfect for beginners to get the hang of things

Pure Aloha‘s SUP Yoga

How does performing yoga floating on a picturesque creek mouth with the sunrise as company sound?


Turn on your Away status and break up your work day at one of these worthy lunch spots.

BOBs Beer

Tuck into a show-stopping American diner-style menu and wash it all back with freshly brewed tap beers made on-site. 


Only steps off the beach, you can transition from the Pacific Ocean to tasty lunch options in seconds. 

Surfers Pavilion

Between a dedicated frosé bar, waterside seating, and famous seafood platters, this light and spacious venue is a worthy afternoon hangout spot. 


Lumber Punks

Axe throwing is an incredible way to relieve a little workday stress and keep your aim in check. 

Australian Kayaking Adventures

When it comes to powering off or killing some time between projects, paddling out into cerulean waters and finding hidden sandbars should be high on your list.. 

Whiskey Tasting at Yamagen

Round off an enjoyable and industrious day by swinging by the bar at QT Gold Coast’s Japanese restaurant, Yamagen. Their whisky tasting takes four premium spirits and embarks you on a journey through the sense of taste with carefully paired sushi rolls accompanying each drink.



A refined izakaya dining experience awaits you with multiple styles of Japanese cuisine and old and new-school flavours to choose from.

COAST Beach Bar & Kitchen

Live music, a carefully curated menu, and an extensive drinks menu: what more could you want?

Seascape Restaurant & Bar

A seafood lover’s dream. Whether you’re into grilled lobster thermidor or deftly created sashimi platters, there’s something for everyone here.

This article was brought to you in partnership with Awol, written by Alex Mitcheson.



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Destination Gold Coast
Destination Gold Coast

Welcome to the Gold Coast. As a city that boasts 300 days of beautiful sunshine, unmatched stretches of white sandy beaches, breath-taking landscapes and skylines, as well as the local’s best-kept secret, the Hinterland, it’s not surprising why many flock to experience The Gold Coast - Australia’s favourite playground.


Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.