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Gold Coast Entertainment & Nightlife
Gold Coast Entertainment & Nightlife

From themed sports bars to alternative venues beating out the funky house and disco classics, the Gold Coast’s thriving Club scene has something for everyone. There are countless bars, restaurants and nightclubs with quality bands and DJs performing across the Gold Coast. For those not so into the music scene, there are Cigar Lounges, cabaret clubs and hotels/pubs with pool tables. You’ll also be happy with the great range of tap beers, fine wines and cocktails available at reasonable prices.

Surfers Paradise is the Gold Coast’s main bar and nightclub precinct with a number of establishments along with Orchid and Cavill Avenues.

Gold Coast Nightlife Directory

Capitol Bar & Lounge

The Capitol is a place where creative and free spirits meet in an environment where the quality of design, music, dishes and beverages, and guests rule. Long before lounging proved to be the latest trend in New York, relaxing in high quality and above all surprising environment has been pivotal at the Capitol.

Melbas Restaurant, Cocktail Bar & Nightclub

Dance with the hottest crowd in town on the large dance floor and podiums, or maybe a game of pool is more your style. With its large bars spanning the entire length of the club and stunning waitresses ensuring you are looked after, you are guaranteed fast and efficient service.

The Clock Hotel

There is always something happening so come along and have some fun. Come and see all the major sports events live on the big screen or have a flutter on the live daily races in our new TAB and upmarket sports lounge.

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  • Gold Coast Restaurants – An overview of the Gold Coast’s culinary delights, including links and contact details for the best restaurants in the region.
Gold Coast Car Hire
Gold Coast Car Hire

There is a range of car hire options on the Gold Coast, most of which will arrange for your car to be picked up from Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Airport. There are also a number of transfer services available from the airport to your accommodation and elsewhere. Browse through the services and transport information below.

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  • Gold Coast Accommodation – A comprehensive guide to accommodation on Australia’s Gold Coast including hotels, motels, resorts, self-contained apartments and holiday units.
Gold Coast Real Estate
Gold Coast Real Estate

The Gold Coast property market has become one of Australia’s fastest developing markets with new developments occurring all the time and some of the more established properties along the coast exchanging for record prices. For those that are attracted to the action of a city, but like to balance it with lifestyle, the Gold Coast is high on the list of preferred places to live. Browse through our directory below for the latest property sales, rentals and holiday accommodation.

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  • Chevron First National – Surrounded by an array of properties from luxury waterfront homes and duplexes to a wide variety of residential and investment properties.
  • Gold Coast Property Centre – Our Sales and Display Office. Located right in the busy heart of Surfers Paradise, the office attracts a wide range of people every day.
  • Gold Coast Prestige Real Estate – The premier online luxury real estate service on Australia’s famous Gold Coast.
  • Raine & Horne – Broadbeach – Located in a high profile location between the major banks at the entrance to Niecon Plaza.
  • Mona Kennedy Realty – Your first choice for the highest quality realty within Australia’s premier lifestyle address – The Gold Coast.
  • Realty on Main – Specialising in lifestyle investments in and around Main Beach on the Gold Coast of Australia.
  • Ray White Surfers Paradise – Services all aspects of real estate, including residential unit and house sales, prestige homes, commercial sales and leasing and property management.

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  • Gold Coast Accommodation – A comprehensive guide to accommodation on Australia’s Gold Coast including hotels, motels, resorts, self-contained apartments and holiday units.
  • Surfers Paradise Accommodation – The heart of the famous Gold Coast coastal strip. A major business and leisure centre providing a range of accommodation options.
Gold Coast Theme Parks & Tours
Gold Coast Theme Parks & Tours

Having over 20 themed attractions ranging from wildlife and marine parks and thrill rides to tropical plantations, illusion arcades and museums as well as being home to Australia’s most famous theme parks, shopping centres and world heritage listed rainforests, visitors to the Gold Coast have got plenty of things to do. To find something that you’d enjoy doing while visiting the Gold Coast, browse through our guide below.

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Dreamworld® Entry Ticket – At your leisure
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Gold Coast and Hinterland Tour – 8 hours
Discover the Gold Coast’s best-kept secret on this small personalized tour. Explore Tamborine Mountain in the hinterland, with its world of subtropical rainforests, waterfalls and breathtaking views. Enjoy lunch and see the luxurious boats and yachts at the Marina Mirage on the Gold Coast. Enjoy fine wines at Mt Cotton Estate. A golden day on the Gold Coast…

3 Day Byron Bay Tour – 3 days / 2 nights
Spend a few days relaxing in the unique community of Byron Bay. Experience the clean white sand beaches, clear waters and alternative lifestyle that Byron Bay is famous for. Stay in a cabin at the Byron Bay Beach Club, situated on natural parkland with a stunning beachfront location. Play a round of golf, a game of tennis, or even learn to fly the trapeze! The choice is yours…

Tangalooma and Dolphin Feeding Tour – 2 days / 1 night
Take a couple of days to visit beautiful Moreton Island and meet Bess, Echo, Freddy, Lefty and the other wild dolphins of Tangalooma Cruise from the mainland to Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort and overnight on the island. Hand feed the wild dolphins when they visit in the evening. Explore Moreton Island National Park or simply relax. An enjoyable couple of days for everybody…

More Things To Do in & Around the Gold Coast…

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  • Gold Coast Accommodation – A comprehensive guide to accommodation on Australia’s Gold Coast including hotels, motels, resorts, self-contained apartments and holiday units.
Gold Coast Shopping
Gold Coast Shopping
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The Gold Coast offers a fantastic range of shopping experiences, from resort / themed shopping villages to large variety-filled shopping centres, designer boutique stores, elegant arcades or beachside art & local craft markets. You’ll find some of Australia’s most exciting shopping centres on the Gold Coast open and buzzing seven days a week.

Late night shopping is a pleasure along Orchid and Elkhorn Avenues which are graced with names like Cartier, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Shops along this strip are generally open until 9 pm each night.

Carara Markets are held each weekend, these are the biggest markets on the Gold Coast. Regular Gold Coast markets are also held at Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, Robina Town Centre, Tamborine Mountain, Canungra Country Market, Paradise Point Art and Craft Market. The Surfers Paradise beachfront night markets on The Esplanade are held each Friday night from 5.30 pm (weather permitting).

Shopping on the Gold Coast

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Located just south of Surfers Paradise, Pacific Fair is home to many of Australia’s best retailers. There are 7 major stores including Myer Department Store and the new international Daimaru Department Store as well as over 270 speciality retailers and a vast array of bars, restaurants, cafes and the Food Court.

Harbour Town

Harbour Town is lined with stylish, beautifully appointed stores selling quality merchandise, including store label stock made specifically for brand direct sale and first quality end of season lines. Harbour Town boasts Australia’s first purpose-built outlet shopping precinct in a major regional shopping centre. Harbour Town is also home to the Gold Coast’s largest cinema complex showing the latest movies on 14 screens.

The Oasis Shopping Centre

Over 100 speciality stores offer choices in gifts, homewares, and fashion plus the added convenience of a Woolworths supermarket. There is a range of cosmopolitan restaurants or cafes every day or night of the week. The Oasis Shopping Centre also offers a host of handy services including Australia Post, The Bank of QLD, a Dry Cleaner plus several Hair, Health and Beauty Salons.

Paradise Centre

Discover a world of shopping, dining, fun & entertainment right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Located opposite Australia’s most popular tourist beach, the Paradise Centre has over 110 speciality stores offering a relaxed holiday shopping experience, conveniently located to all central holiday accommodation, apartments and hotels.

Australia Fair

Situated in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast 2 km north of Surfers Paradise, directly opposite the Southport Broadwater. Over 220 speciality stores with majors including Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Best & Less as well as Birch Carroll & Coyle cinemas and a range of services such as Australia Post, Medicare and RACQ.

Marina Mirage

Located 5 minutes drive from the heart of Surfers Paradise. Shop & Dine in a relaxed style, spectacular waterfront location overlooking the Broadwater, award-winning restaurants, designer boutiques, top fashion labels, and art galleries.

Related Links:

  • Gold Coast Markets – A guide to the weekly markets in and around Queensland’s Gold Coast region. Includes times and contact details for market organisers.