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Family friendly travelling in Gold Coast

Most popular areas in Gold Coast for family-friendly hotels

Being one of Australia’s most popular beach destinations, Gold Coast caters to all visitors – and there are family-friendly hotels galore. If you want to make your base in the most popular part of the region, Surfers Paradise is the area for you. Here, the comfortable hotels will put you right in the thick of the action. Alternatively, you could always opt for Currumbin – a beachfront community, which is a paradise for paddle-boarders, kayakers, and anyone who loves the sea. Away from the waves, the Hinterland area also has great hotels to consider.

Top family-friendly hotels in Gold Coast

Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences ticks all the boxes for the perfect family-friendly pad. You have a range of residences to choose from, some with multiple bedrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular views. The on-site pools and spa are added perks. Or, opt for the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, which is set within 2 towers and boasts outdoor swimming pools and the region’s only revolving rooftop restaurant. For a ritzy stay, pick the Jupiters Hotel & Casino Gold Coast, with its elegant guestrooms and a sumptuous buffet restaurant where kids under 5 eat free.

Where to find the best restaurants in Gold Coast

Eating in Gold Coast is about kicking back and having fun, which makes it easy to find suitable places for the whole family. Surfers Paradise offers a feast of places to choose from, whether you’re in the mood for juicy burgers and crispy fries, or hearty, traditional Italian dishes the whole clan will relish. Close by, the Broadbeach area is also known for casual places to eat, including colorful pizzerias and Thai restaurants serving rich, coconut-infused curries, while Main Beach has eateries by the placid marina.

The most popular things to do in Gold Coast

If you can tear yourself away from the picture-perfect coastline, you and the family will love Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Whether you explore this lush rainforest on foot, or take an unforgettable Segway tour amid the towering trees, you’ll be treated to the sight of iconic Aussie wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies, as well as didgeridoo and dance performances by Aboriginal presenters. Afterwards, head back to the famous Gold Coast beaches – the liveliest being Surfers Paradise, where hot sands are overlooked by the gleaming urban skyline, and you can take a break from the waters to browse the souvenir shops. Another major attraction is Sea World, with its resident polar bears and gasp-inducing dolphin shows. Warner Bros. Movie World is another family favorite, featuring superhero-themed thrill rides and a chance for kids to meet classic Looney Tunes characters.

Best ways to get around Gold Coast

A holiday in Gold Coast is about relaxation, and you can happily spend your whole visit wandering between your hotel, the beach, and nearby attractions that take your fancy. There is a light rail service, which connects the various coastal hotspots, making it easy to get places in a jiffy, while if you’re keen to explore the wider region – including the famous rugged Hinterland – hiring your own car is highly recommended.

Gold Coast travel guides

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