Duration
3 Days
Region
Central Gold Coast
Distance
50 km
Set against a backdrop of golden beaches, sweeping cityscapes and with an unmatched offering of eateries, shopping precincts, natural beauty and exciting places to play, there's nowhere better to indulge in the ultimate girls weekend, than the Gold Coast. Squeezing in as much of the good stuff as possible is of the utmost importance, as is a little downtime to soak it all up. With that in mind, here is a three-day itinerary to ensure you and your lady loves experience the best possible girls weekend on the Gold Coast.

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Day 1
Surfers Paradise > Broadbeach
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10:00AM
Morning
Kick start your trip with a Gold Coast Girls Weekend rite of passage; beachside brunch at Hyde Paradiso. Found in the heart of Surfers Paradise overlooking the ocean, Hyde Paradiso is much-loved for their mouthwatering Mediterranean menu, stunning cocktails and of course Beachside Brunch. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm you can sip on Chandon Sparkling and bottomless Spritz’ while sampling share-style dishes and soaking up the stunning view. It’s the perfect way to kick start your trip and put you in the mood for your next activity.
12:00PM
Noon
It’s time to shop up a storm at Pacific Fair. Which is always a good time after a few Limoncello Spritzers. Pac Fair as it’s affectionately known, is the Gold Coast’s premier shopping precinct absolutely packed with all the brands you know and love. Fashion options range from high end to streetwear and of course, there’s homewares, makeup and skincare and even a beautiful, sunlit outdoor area where you can kick up your feet on a sun lounge should you need a breather. Absolutely anything you could possibly be looking for can be found at Pacific Fair. Don’t miss it.
7:00PM
Night
No doubt after all that shopping, you’ll have worked up an appetite and there’s nowhere better to satiate it than Broadbeach's Social Eating House + Bar. Found within the Oracle buildings close to Kurrawa Beach, the modern Australian venue offers a sophisticated take on casual fine dining. The share-style menu boasts dishes like BBQ S.A Octopus with txistorra sausage, olive oil, potato puree and chimichurri and Chargrilled Moreton Bay bugs with brown butter, warrigal greens, black garlic and fennel. The bar is stacked with incredible cocktails and an unrivaled wine list so a night at Social Eating House + Bar is one you won’t forget.
Day 2
Nobby Beach > Burleigh > Miami
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9:00AM
Morning
A relaxing start to day two is in order so it’s a beach walk to an oceanside cafe for breakfast - one of the Gold Coast’s favourite activities. There’s a few to choose from of course; Rafiki by the Sea, underneath the Mermaid Beach Surf Lifesaving Club is the home of healthy bowls, smoothies and toasties (and excellent coffee of course) and BSKT in Nobby Beach is also right next door to the surf club and serving up some of the tastiest brunch treats you can imagine. Faves like Smashed Avo, Breakfast Burritos and Raspberry and Rhubarb Waffles grace the menu and you might like to try them all. Of course, an iced latte here is a must and you’re ready to go for the day.
12:00PM
Noon
A Gold Coast food tour is not-to-be-missed on your girls weekend and Kiff & Culture have curated exactly the one you need to experience. They’ll pick you up from your accommodation and then your first stop is Burleigh Heads’ famous Rick Shores, on the sand and serving up a five-course Asian-Australian seafood banquet lunch. Their Moreton Bay Bug Rolls are legendary on the Coast. After that life-changing experience you’ll be whisked off to local favourite Granddad Jack’s Distillery to sip some of the best local liquor there is, then it’s around the corner to Precinct Brewing Co for some tasty brews and back to your accommodation in the afternoon.
7:00PM
Night
Miami Marketta is your day two, nighttime stop. It’s a vibey little music and arts precinct complete with its own gin bar and a selection of street food trucks for dinner. The beloved little alleyway-style precinct is always a good time but particularly on weekends when you can either sit back and soak up the atmosphere or join in on the dancefloor and show the locals what you’re made of. On a Gold Coast Girls Weekend, the latter is highly recommended.
Day 3
Burleigh > Broadbeach
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9:00AM
Morning
After an action-packed couple of days, enjoy a leisurely morning in beautiful Burleigh Heads. Indulge in a delicious breakfast at Tarte Bakery or one of the numerous local cafes. Grab a takeaway juice or coffee and browse the boutiques along James St. If you happen to be visiting on the last Sunday of the month, check out at Burleigh Head Art & Craft Markets along the beachfront at Justins Park.
11:00AM
Noon
It’s pamper time in one of the most stunningly, serene spots on the Gold Coast; Greenhouse the Bathhouse. Found in the leafy Tallebudgera Valley, it’s a boutique bathhouse and rejuvenation space with magnesium hydrotherapy spa, a steam room, sauna and a (very) cold and delightful plunge pool, all designed to ignite your senses and have you feeling like a new person afterwards. Which you absolutely will. Post soak, enjoy delicious vegan offerings from the adjoining restaurant and botanical bar, Greenhouse Canteen.
7:00PM
Night
Your last night with the girls on the Gold Coast is a time for celebration and Pink Flamingo is the place. The stage show is a sexy and sophisticated blend of circus, cabaret and burlesque set in an intoxicating 1920s-style space and you can expect mesmerizing aerial angels, world-class dance and vocals and a few daring stunts to top it all off. There’s a bar of course and combined with a show you won’t experience anywhere else, Pink Flamingo is the perfect place to close out your ultimate Gold Coast girls weekend. Once the show is over, the stage transforms into a dance floor, which is where you want to be on a weekend away with your girl gang.

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While we've got a world-class art gallery and an epic events calendar, you'll get a good taste of Gold Coast’s unique, coastal culture as you stroll past street art, uncover revamped warehouse spaces, dine at eclectic eateries that double as music venues, delve into our ancient Indigenous culture and mingle with the local creatives at markets. This 48-hour itinerary shines a light on some local favourites so you can take a deep dive and experience the best of Gold Coast arts and culture.

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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.