Travelmate -  Australia Accommodation and Hotels

Top Spots

  •   Gold Coast - Free

•   The beaches
The Gold Coast boasts some of the finest beaches in the world, with 35 patrolled beaches. Whether you want to surf, boogie board, body surf, swim, jump waves or just paddle, youíre sure to have fun on the beach. Remember that surf beaches can be dangerous so always swim between the flags. And in the sun, always slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat.

•   Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame
Celebrate the regionís sporting history and champion athletes at the Sporting Hall of Fame in Southport. Itís open on Wednesdays and Sundays and entry is free, although a gold coin donation is appreciated.

•   Evandale Sculpture Walk
Visit the Gold Coast Arts Centre in Bundall for a fascinating walk among the sculptures in the parklands.

•   Broadwater Parklands
Kids will love the playground at the Broadwater. The park is designed around the theme of Southportís culture and environment with water activities, marine-themed equipment, a bike track and a peddle-powered mini monorail. There is also a swimming enclosure and BBQs are available.

•   Faerie Park
A unique park especially for smaller children, it captures the enchantment of a fairy garden with a toadstool magic circle, troll bridge, goblinís cave, a traditional playground and a wishing well.

•   Sunday in the Park
This is a weekly program of free outdoor performances by local Gold Coast bands. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday in one of the city parks and perhaps bring a picnic lunch.

•   The Oceanway
The Oceanway is a 36 kilometre network of pathways along the chain of beaches from the Gold Coast Seaway at The Spit to Point Danger Lighthouse in Coolangatta. Walk or cycle the entire length or a shorter section. Along the way, there are artworks, cultural and historic sites, dining spots and, of course, plenty of opportunities to stop for a swim or a surf!

•   Beach Volleyball
Beach volleyball is an increasingly popular sport and you can try it yourself for free on the beach at Surfers Paradise. From about 10am daily (weather permitting), beach volleyball equipment is available for public use. Work up a sweat and then head into the ocean to cool down.

•   Laheyís Canungra Tramway Tunnel
East of Canungra in the Gold Coast hinterland, this tramway tunnel was built to transport timber from the surrounding area to Laheyís Timber Mill. It was then used as an ammunition dump during World War II and has recently been restored. Itís open every day and entry is free.

•   Peace Pavilion
Celebrate peace at the Peace Pavilion in Bundall, just behind the Gold Coast Arts Centre. The outdoor structure, sponsored by the Brahma Kumaris and the State Government, is a non-religious community facility and visits are free.

Back to Top Spots

|  Adelaide Hotels   |  Brisbane Hotels   |  Cairns Hotels   |  Canberra Hotels   |  Gold Coast Hotels   |  Hobart Hotels   |  Melbourne Hotels   |  Perth Hotels   |  Sydney Hotels   |  New Zealand Accommodation   |  Auckland Hotels   |  Bay of Islands Accommodation   |  Auckland Motels   |  Christchurch Motels   |  Dunedin Accommodation   |  Hamilton Accommodation   |  Lake Taupo Accommodation   |  Nelson Accommodation   |  New Plymouth Accommodation   |  Wanaka Accommodation   |  Rotorua Hotels   |  Te Anau Accommodation   |  Wellington Motels   |  HotelBank