We visited the area recently to figure out what's hot. Below are our must-do's in the Gold Coast.
One of the most premium offerings in the Gold Coast, this resort, which is placed perfectly in central Surfers Paradise, is the epitome of luxury. Sky-high rooms look over the lagoon pool and wider Gold Coast region, with comfortable beds and, if you're lucky, a spa with a view.
Head down to the lagoon pool and order a Pina Colada - it comes in a coconut, which is exactly what you want when on vacay.
Eat: Rick Shores
Positioned right on the beach in Burleigh Heads, Rick Shores does Pan-Asian cuisine in style. It's THE place to be if you want to be seen, or Instagrammed - you've probably spotted the crisp white walls and breezy, open-air interiors on your favourite influencer pages.
Do: Springbrook National Park
An hour's drive outside of the coastal region of the Gold Coast is Springbrook National Park, a lush rainforest full of cascading waterfalls and calming walks. The Gold Coast Hinterland is a beautiful area that's often not visited by tourists, so it's well worth checking out.
Drink: The Island Rooftop
What is more Gold Coast than a rooftop bar experience? During the summer months, this is the perfect place to sip a margarita and enjoy the sultry evening air. During winter, rug up and enjoy the heating.