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Explore Broadbeach Waters in holiday homes to rent

Broadbeach Waters is the laid-back neighbour of bustling Broadbeach, taking a relaxing approach to a holiday with bike paths, scenic coastal walks and wildlife sanctuaries. Whether you want to explore the outdoors, relax by the water or enjoy sightseeing with the family, Broadbeach Waters holiday homes to rent offer an idyllic escape.

Things to do

What to do near Broadbeach Waters holiday rentals

Broadbeach Waters has an array of attractions to explore during your trip. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Burleigh Head National Park, a coastal headland with rainforest trails and wildlife near rugged shoreline, and the Southport Broadwater Parklands, a large park with kids’ water play areas and walking paths. You may also enjoy Infinity Attraction, a funhouse with special effects and music, and Glow Worm Caves, a system of caves with fascinating bioluminescent worms.


Activities and attractions in and around Broadbeach Waters

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Broadbeach Waters a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea World (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Warner Bros. Movie World (10.3 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Dreamworld (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Surfers Paradise Golf Club (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Broadbeach Waters holiday homes

Outdoor activities are one of the perks of Broadbeach Waters. The Cascade Gardens offer rainforest walks, a water bird sanctuary, waterfalls and a tranquil creek to explore. You could venture off the coast for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and swimming. Whatever your inclination, you’ll find plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces for recreation near your holiday accommodation.

Day trips

Best excursions near Broadbeach Waters holiday homes

Broadbeach Waters serves as the ideal base camp from which to explore the sights of the Gold Coast. Holiday rentals are only a short distance from destinations like Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, a large water park with thrill rides, a wave pool, concessions and a surf shop, and Springbrook National Park, a vast scenic park with walking tracks and campsites in the rainforest. Other great day trip ideas include WhiteWater World, a water park with slides, pools and cabanas, and Lamington National Park, a rainforest park with walking trails teeming with rare animals.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Broadbeach Waters

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Broadbeach Waters is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Cascade Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Pratten Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Kurrawa Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Nobby Beach (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Broadbeach Waters

The nearest airport is in Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), located 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Broadbeach Waters

The rich bounty of the sea and lush landscape provide a range of delicacies in Queensland. King and tiger prawns, mud crabs, sea scallops, barramundi and other delectable seafood combine with tropical fruit like strawberries and bananas for unique dishes. Queensland has also seen a trend of modern Australian fare, a combination of culinary influences from Europe and Asia with traditional Australian food, giving it a distinctive flavour all its own. No matter your taste, you’ll find an abundance of restaurants near your holiday accommodation to experience the foodie culture.

Family friendly

Family fun near Broadbeach Waters holiday homes

Families with children will be spoilt for choice for how to spend a holiday in Broadbeach Waters. Holiday rentals are available near kid-friendly destinations like Sea World, an aquatic-themed amusement park with marine animals, shows, rides and interactive tours, and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, an animal park with native species in naturalistic habitats with interactive encounters. Kids will also enjoy Dreamworld, a vast amusement park with themed areas, rides and attractions, and Warner Bros. Movie World, a movie-themed park with thrill rides and live shows.

Good for couples

Couple’s retreat in Broadbeach Waters holiday homes

With its beauty and tranquillity, Broadbeach Waters sets the stage for a romantic couple’s retreat. Holiday homes can be found near places like Home of the Arts, a cultural complex with movies, concerts and other entertainment events, and Dracula’s Cabaret Gold Coast, a horror-themed cabaret dining experience. You could also shop and sightsee at the Village Market, a vibrant shopping district, or spend a leisurely day at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, a tranquil garden space with diverse plant species and walking trails.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Broadbeach Waters?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,790 holiday rentals around Broadbeach Waters. From 475 Houses to 1,188 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Broadbeach Waters?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Broadbeach Waters. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pacific Fair Shopping Centre: 2,548 holiday rentals
  • Dracula's Queensland: 2,549 holiday rentals
  • Mount Tamborine Winery: 1,825 holiday rentals
  • Surfers Paradise Beach: 2,454 holiday rentals
  • Chevron Renaissance: 2,404 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Broadbeach Waters listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Broadbeach Waters?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 475 Houses in Broadbeach Waters. Our other popular types of Broadbeach Waters holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,188 holiday houses
  • Villas: 28 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 5 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Broadbeach Waters?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,335 holiday homes with pool available in Broadbeach Waters. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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