27 Nov 2017

This city was born for hosting. There are accommodation options up to your eyeballs- and some freakin’ cool ones to say the least. Just like people, accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes. The Gold Coast boasts 6- star suites, hinterland hidden wonders, pop up glamping and even ninja style camping. Check out the options below then head over to our accommodation guide to secure your home away from home.


Resorts built by fashion houses? Yes darling, we’ve got that. There are places to be seen and places to disappear completely. Places with solid gold taps and pools that were made for relaxing over laps. Check out over-indulgence at its best with beautifully decadent resorts sprinkled throughout the Coast.


Views of vivid city lights glistening along the shoreline await you at internationally recognised hotels throughout Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. If your home away from home necessities include spas, gyms, award winning restaurants and concierge services at the press of a button, this one’s for you.


With some gorgeous locations reminiscent of barbies, beach cricket and Marco Polo, check out the myriad of motel options along the whole 57km spread of the Coast. Hosted by chilled locals that live and breathe the Gold Coast lifestyle, you can swap the Camilla for boardies and kick back.


Credit Gold Coast Tourist Parks Tallebudgera Creek

If you love the outdoors but must still have the option to hide out in the air con, head to one of the many Gold Coast Tourist Parks. Bring your own house on wheels or book into a villa and jump straight into pools, activities or the esky. Family holidays done right.


If you need to pack everything but the kitchen sink for your tribe, opt for a fully furnished apartment. With ‘so much room for activities’ and a fully functional laundry you’ll be set for anything that life may throw your way – toast landing Vegemite-side-down on a 3 year old’s shirt included.


Up the ante and opt for a full house for your stay. Great for the extended fam or group bookings. Once you split the cost for one of these beauties you’ll be strolling around your palace like the star you are.


This one’s for the cheer squad. Get your crew together, don your colours and get ready to meet your fellow fanatics in the common room. Bringing people from all walks of life together, these hubs of happiness emulate the ethos of the Commonwealth Games and are so well organised, there is little planning needed for action packed days.


Wake in a cozy bed with lush green foliage framing your window. The morning mountain haze makes for mystical days in the many bed and breakfasts, cottages, lodges and retreats dotted throughout Springbrook and Mount Tamborine. Can you believe these places are only a short drive from the beach?


If you really want your stay on the Gold Coast and your #epicbrag insta stories to pop – why not hire a houseboat, milk cows on a farm stay, glamp on South Straddie, hang with locals though Homestay or even try ninja camping? Make your stay as unique as you are.

Head to the Accommodation Directory to pick the style of digs that suit you best.




Lara Boath
Lara Boath

With a strong passion for smile-lines and making every effort to add to her own, Lara is an unabashed optimist. A love of ocean breeze and high heels in equal measure, she feels a strong sense of connection to the Gold Coast's efficacious embrace of contrasts. Sure she might stack it on the sand, but you can count on Lara to walk the talk of what's on and what's hot in this vivid city, that has undeniably become her 'spirit animal'.


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.