Discover the Gold Coast
Are you looking for things to see and do while you’re staying on the Gold Coast? You've come to the right place! We’re celebrators of life with an energy all of our own and we welcome visitors with a smile, ready to share the best of the coast with you. With 56 kilometres of gorgeous coastline at your doorstep and 100,000 hectares of world heritage listed rainforest just a short drive away, there’s plenty to discover. Browse accommodation, entertainment, attractions, tours and restaurants below.
Why not stay longer? Our city was born for hosting and we have accommodation options up to your eyes from no fuss hotels, luxe apartments, cabins and lodges, holiday parks, family resorts and much more. We can offer you a view of the beach, hinterland or a view over the many canals and waterways, a room by the pool and sauna or perhaps you’d prefer to be within walking distance to our favourite restaurants and shopping malls? From the coast to the hinterland we have room for everyone. DGC’s latest accommodation providers can be viewed here.
Come for the golf, stay for our city! Here on the Gold Coast, we enjoy much more than great surf in the mornings. Our Home of the Arts (HOTA) centre is brimming with art to admire, concerts to rock out to and movies to make you and the kids laugh and cry. If live music and casual street eats are more your style, hit up the original Miami Marketta or head out to the large-scale sister venue, Night Quarter for tasty bites and a pulsing vibe the whole family will love. Besides golf, there are plenty of other sports to enjoy with games, matches and competitions hosted every week while the coast itself offers plenty of free-use courts and fields if you’re happy to BYO equipment. Find out more and keep up with the Gold Coast’s latest sporting events, live music gigs and festivals here.
Activities and Adventures
The whole family can run wild at one of our world-class theme parks, from seals at SeaWorld, heated slides at WhiteWater World and the giant Hypercoaster at MovieWorld. For animal encounters, simply head into our wildlife parks on both ends of the coast or seek them out yourself on one of the winding walking tracks through our hinterland rainforests. If you’re planning to do some designer shopping while you’re here, we have plenty of that too! Otherwise, simply kick back by the pool or at one of our famous beaches and soak in some warm sunshine. Before, after and in between the golf, check out what else there is to do on the Gold Coast here.
Dine like a local
The more the merrier, and there’s plenty to go around! We love our farm-fresh produce on display at the local markets and awarded baristas pouring coffee just the way we like it. We’re sure you will too. We love our pizzas cooked to perfection in wood-fired ovens and artful Japanese dishes equally delicate and delicious - we’ve become a coastline of passionate foodies who like nothing better than tasty and fresh. See our favourite local restaurants and cafes here and treat yourself and the family to a fresh new taste of the Gold Coast: