Destination guide

Going for the Gold (Coast) in Queensland

Less than an hour's drive from Brisbane, Queensland's capital city, the Gold Coast is a bustling metropolitan region that's known for its scenic beaches, epic surfing, and a bounty of preserved wilderness, as well as modern waterfront resorts and several amusement parks. Set amid an intricate system of waterways and canals, the city's a serious summer vacation destination and a major hub for Australia's entertainment industry. You can find a number of centrally located Gold Coast vacation rentals, offering easy access to major sights like Lamington National Park, Sea World Gold Coast and the Dreamworld amusement park.

Things to do

Sweet ride(s) – amusement parks and more on the Gold Coast

Looking to make a splash in the Gold Coast? Then look no further than Sea World Gold Coast. Here, visitors of all ages can find marine life exhibits, live animal shows and roller coasters in a sprawling, waterfront space. For even more thrills, head to the nearby Dreamworld amusement park, where you can take your pick from over 40 different rides in a number of themed environments. For a more naturalistic experience, pull on your hiking boots and head to Lamington National Park, more than 20,000 hectares of scenic wilderness in the McPherson mountain range.


The Gold Coast – a treasure trove of sandy shoreline

First up: lather on the suntan lotion and hit the beach. The Gold Coast's home to more than 40 km of sandy beachfront along the Coral Sea, and you won't have any trouble finding the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, boating or whatever else your heart desires. If you're looking to make a more intense kind of splash, you can join the surfers hanging 10 at Duranbah Beach, a major international surfing destination just a short drive away. There are a number of national parks nearby, and outdoorsy types can find plenty of hiking, camping and mountain biking in the area.


Sun by the tonne in the subtropical Gold Coast

Like most of the region, the Gold Coast has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and warm, pleasant winters. Summer highs peak in the high 20s between December and February, and seasonal storms are common. Temperatures during the drier, cooler winter months range from 3 to 21 between June and August. With its pleasant climate and wealth of activities, the Gold Coast is a happening region all year round, but you'll generally have better luck snagging less costly Gold Coast vacation rentals during the quieter winter months.

Natural highlights

Water, water everywhere – Gold Coast geography

Along the Coral Sea in southeastern Queensland, the Gold Coast is densely urban, with high-rise buildings and modern skyscrapers dotting the skyline, interspersed amid an expansive system of waterways. You can find more than 40 km of beachfront in the area, as well as waterfront bluffs and more mountainous terrain further inland. The region is home to some seriously diverse ecosystems, and the nearby Lamington National Park boasts everything from rainforests and waterfalls to wooded mountainsides and steep, rocky peaks. You'll find a number of Gold Coast vacation rentals that put the area's natural bounty right outside your door.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Gold Coast?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,888 holiday rentals around Gold Coast. From 812 holiday houses to 1,818 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gold Coast is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gold Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gold Coast. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Surfers Paradise: 2,059 holiday rentals
  • New South Wales: 20,257 holiday rentals
  • Broadbeach Waters: 2,036 holiday rentals
  • Kingscliff: 291 holiday rentals
  • Palm Beach: 2,258 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gold Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gold Coast?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gold Coast with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Surfers Paradise: 2,059 holiday homes
  • Broadbeach Waters: 2,036 holiday homes
  • Kingscliff: 291 holiday homes
  • Palm Beach: 2,258 holiday homes
  • Coolangatta: 1,018 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gold Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Gold Coast are:

  • Southport, QLD (SHQ-Gold Coast Heliport): 2,574 holiday houses
  • Surfers Paradise, QLD (SFP): 2,622 holiday houses
  • Gold Coast Airport (OOL): 2,769 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Gold Coast?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Gold Coast. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach: 2,624 holiday rentals
  • Mount Tamborine Winery: 1,970 holiday rentals
  • North Byron Parklands: 1,445 holiday rentals
  • Sirromet Wines: 791 holiday rentals
  • Adrenalin Park: 2,600 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gold Coast listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Gold Coast

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