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AirAsia X flies to Gold Coast 7 times a week. Delve into the nature experience, be adventurous, enjoy the lifestyle and participate in the events.
Read more to find out how to embrace the new Gold Coast like a local!


From Burleigh Heads to Surfers Paradise, indulge in easy, breezy brekkies and surfie-watching by the beach. Read more to discover cool gems as you wander south from the iconic Surfers Paradise to Burleigh Heads, Currumbin and Coolangatta.

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise

Energetic, enthusiastic, electric, eclectic! These are just some of the words that sum up the scenes and vibes on Surfers Paradise. A favourite icon amongst visitors, Surfers has always been an entertainment playground famous for its world-class nightlife venues, international events and stratospheric entertainment. The new foreshore is bustling throughout the day with runners, cyclists and skateboarding enthusiasts taking advantage of this beachfront boulevard vista overlooking the surf and sand. If it is your first time on the Coast, time in Surfers to see the most vibrant of Gold Coast.

Must do’s:

  • Skypoint Observation Deck is a must-visit when in Gold Coast. With unrivalled 360-degree views from the coast to the hinterland, theatrette and informative feature zones and displays that provide all the information you need to plan your holiday.
  • Hang and chat up with Queenslanders at BME NorthCliffe Surf Life Saving Club, where you dine on the beach with a million-dollar sea view. Another good spot is Hurricane’s Grill and Bar Surfers Paradise.
  • Visit Paradise Centre & Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre for a host of exciting new fashion boutiques, cafes, street food and bars.
Broadbeach

Broadbeach

As its name suggests, Broadbeach is home to a long, pristine stretch of beach easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists and is bordered by several parks that make for great picnic areas.
Renowned for its five-star culinary scene down to cool hipster cafes – a day in Broadbeach is one of the ultimate wanderlusts for foodies. Another venue not to be missed is the newly renovated Pacific Fair where you get to take your pick from over 300 stores. Be prepared for a gastronomic adventure and shop in Broadbeach!

Must do’s:

  • Visit Pacific Fair - Queensland’s latest shopping and dining destination, offering an expansive collection of over 400 luxury global brands as well as leading Australian retailers.
  • Feast it up in Broadbeach. Iconic cafes and restaurants include No Name Lane, Elk Espresso, One 50 Public House, Social Eating House and Mamasan.
Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads

If you are after a more laidback experience, head south (from Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach) and hit the local’s favourite spot – Burleigh Heads. Home to towering, fragrant pine trees and a quieter stretch of the coastline, Burleigh Heads exudes a relaxed beach atmosphere, with a big reputation for catching sweet waves. The Burleigh Art and Craft market at Justins Park (opens on the last Sunday of each month) has become a local institution, and is a perfect place to load up on local produce, handcrafted jewellery and artisanal offerings. Spend your day swimming in the sea, trekking Burleigh National Park or just sipping cocktails at Rick Shores and bask in the relaxing sea breeze.

Must do’s:

  • Book yourself a sunset dinner to catch stunning ocean views. Choices are aplenty at Burleigh foreshore.
  • Take a walk at Burleigh National Park
  • Walk along the beach or rocky headland from Tallebudgera Creek or explore the Rainforest circuit. Get up close and personal with Australian brush-turkey nesting mounds, seabirds and water dragons.
  • Visit the homeboys at Burleigh Brewing Company and learn about world-class local beer from the Coast!
Coolangatta

Coolangatta

Once you arrive in Coolangatta, you’re at the end of Queensland’s Gold Coast as we know it. Visitors flock here for a change of pace to their holiday. From here, you can look back towards the Surfers Paradise skyline in the distance and the entire coastline and feel, well, a little smug in the knowledge you’ve slowed down a bit.

Renowned for its spectacular surf the surf, particularly off the northern corner of Coolangatta Beach, the headland around Greenmount, Snapper Rocks into the southern corner of Rainbow Bay and of course, the world-class surf break of Duranbah.

A lovely trail wraps around Greenmount Hill connecting Greenmount Beach to Rainbow Bay from which you can head up the hill to the exotically named Point Danger and plant one foot in Queensland and another in New South Wales at this lookout point which is also a great place for whale watching between June and October.

Must do’s:

  • Head to Point Danger where you can brag that you have set one foot in Queensland and another in New South Wales.
  • Go on a shopping spree at The Strand where you get a dynamic mix of fashion, surfwear, supermarkets, gifts and homewares.
  • Catch world-class acts at The Quicksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast surf competition and witness the most progressive surfing with the best right-hand point breaks in the world.
Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta

This is a hidden at the grounds of the Rabbit+Cocoon arts precinct. This unique venue is run by local passionate artistes with 14 warehouses creating ample studio space for more than 55 fashion and designer stalls. It is well-loved by the locals for its buzzing atmosphere, flamenco music and funky open-air décor and eclectic mix of food from all over the world such as a Sicilian meatball panini, Venezuelan mix plate, chimichanga or yakisoba stir-fried noodle dish.

Where: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
When: Every Friday from 5pm-10pm and Saturday from 4pm-10pm

Night Quarter

Night Quarter

Step into Gold Coast’s newest creative playground, NightQuarter, featuring night markets, micro-restaurants, emerging fashion and a unique live music space. Take an exciting adventure through a shipping container city, showcasing the local talents of over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftsmen.

Bedazzled by the kaleidoscope of colour, flavour, music, noise and action that makes up a NightQuarter experience.

Where: 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale, Gold Coast
When: Every Friday Saturday from 4pm-10pm

Village Markets

Village Markets

Walk into the backend of Burleigh Heads State School and you will catch the first colourful glimpse of stall after stall of creative goodness. From funky threads for little and big market goers, to vintage treasures and tropical homewares, there’s something for everyone at The Village Markets.

Window shopping may seem impossible as it will be hard to walk away from the cutest mini gelato plant hangers you ever did see from Vessel and Vine, canvas prints from the Insta-famous Seagypsy photographer Pip Harwood.

Where: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Burleigh Heads State School, Burleigh Heads; Every fourth Sunday of the month at Paradise Point Park (Corner of The Esplanade and Ephraim Island Parade), Paradise Point.
When: TVM Burleigh Heads from 8.30am-1pm; TVM Paradise Point Park 8am-1pm

Tram

Travel on G: Link with go explore card

For only AUD10 a day (AUD5 for children aged 5-14 inclusive), you get G:Link connects you to 16 tram stations from popular Surfer’s Paradise to Broadbeach where you get to hang out with the locals. Maximise the value by taking the bus to the theme parks or simply just take in the city by bus and tram hopping.

 

For more information, visit www.queensland.com and blog.queensland.com and take the first step to a fun-filled journey now!

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