The beauty of the Gold Coast lies not only in its multitude of natural wonders and a diverse array of attractions, but in our ability to evolve, grow and continuously offer new and exciting ways to experience South East Queensland. 2022 is an action-packed one for the Gold Coast with an array of incredible new stay and play options ensuring a holiday here is unforgettable. Let’s explore what’s new on the Gold Coast in 2022. There are some very pleasant surprises in store…
DORSETT GOLD COAST
The internationally acclaimed Dorsett Hotel brand has made its Australian debut with a 53-storey hotel and apartment tower right here on the Gold Coast. Found on Broadbeach Island as part of The Star Gold Coast, the hotel offers a world-class entertainment and accommodation experience in the heart of the city. A food and beverage promenade offers several new restaurant and bar concepts while the recreation deck, with an outdoor pool and poolside bar provides a chic, laidback atmosphere perfect for a spot of rest and relaxation. Found within walking distance to Pacific Fair and the beach, and just 30 minutes from Gold Coast Airport, Dorsett Gold Coast has opened up a whole new level of service and sophistication for holiday makers.
Where: 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach
The epitome of luxury accommodation, The Langham, Gold Coast has taken up residence in the breathtaking Jewel Residences perfectly placed between Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. Only the third Australian property by the internationally renowned group, the new 169-room hotel will occupy the first 20 floors in the tallest of the Jewel towers and is is the first and largest development with direct beach access to be built here within the last 30 years.
With absolute beachfront positioning, The Langham, Gold Coast boasts several eateries: 26 & Sunny – a casual café, Akoya – an all-day dining destination and Coral Moon pool bar overlooking the ocean. At night signature Cantonese restaurant T’ang Court will offer the five-star dining option The Langham brand is known for. Of course, relaxation and rejuvenation are always on the cards and Chuan Spa, with private treatment rooms, a health and beauty centre, a fully equipped fitness centre and two swimming pools will ensure you’re more than covered. Treat yourself at this spectacular new stay location from mid-2022.
Where: 36 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise
TESSA’S ON THE BEACH BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Bilinga’s newest boutique hotel adds a touch of Palm Springs style to the Gold Coast and couldn’t be a more perfect escape. Channelling inspiration from its’ mid-century beginnings, Tessa’s On the Beach is a 20-room beach-side hotel has been renovated and designed to pair classic California vibes, with a modern Australian edge and it’s a real beauty.
Inside you’ll find Tony’s Café and Bar; the perfect spot for a sundowner, a magnesium pool complete with deck chairs for maximum sun soakage, plus bike and paddle board hire for when you feel like a little activity. Choose from terrace, beach view or poolside rooms, all of which are decked out in a modern-retro style and rest easy knowing there’s an array of world-class eateries and bars just a short drive away and only two minutes’ drive from Gold Coast Airport. Perfection.
Where: 281 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga
One of the most exciting new additions to the Gold Coast in 2022 is Wonder Reef, an artificial dive site found just 2.5km off the Coast at Main Beach. The world-first floating reef is made up of nine steel structures anchored to the sea floor at a depth of 30 metres will become an underwater playground for beginner and advanced divers alike.
Marine experts were brought in for coral planting of local species to speed up growth and once established, more than 32,000m2 of new reef habitats will be created. Which is incredible for both our ocean and those who love to play in it. An unmissable experience scheduled to launch mid-2022.
Where: The Spit, Main Beach
EXTINCTION TRAIL AT CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
One of the most loved animal experiences on the Gold Coast is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a lush, 27-acre paradise connecting the community with some of the most incredible creatures around. The most recent addition to the open-air haven is the Extinction Trail, an augmented adventure bringing dinosaurs to life and allowing you to explore life on the planet between 245 and 66 million years ago. Learn how dinosaurs lived, how the earth changed during this time and what was behind the mass extinction that wiped out three quarters of the earth’s plant and animal species. Budding paleontologists will be completely captivated! Extinction Trail is free with the price of admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Where: 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin
GOLD COAST AIRPORT EXPANSION
The gateway to all things Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Airport is currently undergoing an impressive expansion which will double the terminal footprint and includes additional retail space, new boarding facilities, a large departure lounge, baggage handling and border control facilities. The upgrade will ensure our city is even more accessible for both national and international visitors. Exactly what our rapidly expanding city needs.
Where: Gold Coast Hwy, Bilinga
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
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.