Gold Coast Accommodation Tips For Any Budget

by Bailey Jamieson

The Gold Coast, in southern Queensland, is Australia's favourite playground. This tropical paradise is a magnet for Australians and overseas visitors alike who are looking for fun in the sun and the excitement of the Gold Coast nightlife. Whatever your budget, from a bunk in a backpackers lodge to a penthouse suite in a high rise, there is a
The gateway to the Gold Coast is Coolangatta, just across the border from New South Wales. The Coolangatta airport serves visitors who are flying in, while those coming in vehicles cross the border at the border town of Tweed Heads.

The Coolangatta area is a renowned surfer's destination and every year thousands of surfers from around the world gather there to tackle the waves. The most famous breaks in the area include Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay and Kirra. Because it is a haven for young surfers, Coolangatta has many backpacker's accommodations and caravan and tent parks. The beaches fronting these breaks are popular with families, too and there are many hotels and motels for families in the area.

Moving north, you get to the most famous area of the Gold Coast. Ironically, this area is known as "Surfers Paradise." The long, wide beach here is great for sun baking and frolicking in the sea, but the waves are generally not that good for surfing. High-rise condominiums and hotels line the beach here and the tourist centre of town is packed with souvenir shops, clubs, discos and cocktail lounges.

Many of the most luxurious and expensive hotels on the Coast are located in the Surfers' area. Because it has so much to offer, there are many cheaper types of Gold Coast accommodation here as well. Families love to stay in Surfers Paradise because it gives them easy access to the nearby theme parks.

One of the largest of the theme parks is the mammoth Marine World Park. It is so big, in fact, that many families stay at the park's hotel. Some families go directly to Marine World and never leave. Between all the water parks, rides, shows and other activities they have to choose from, they never run out of things to do.

Very often, visitors to the Gold Coast choose to stay in a high-rise condominium or an apartment instead of a hotel or motel. These can be a surprisingly economical type of Gold Coast accommodation. The owners may only use them for their own enjoyment for a few weeks out of the year and are not looking for big returns. A condo is great for families. You have a full-sized living space plus other amenities you may not have in your family home. These may include a full size swimming pool, a spa, an exercise room and more.

Look for your Gold Coast accommodation online for the best selection. If you plan your holidays to Queensland in advance, you can arrive knowing that everything you need will be waiting for you upon your arrival. Whether you are coming from OS or interstate, you will find everything you need online. Check out the deals online today and come for your holiday in the sun tomorrow!

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