Situated in a prime location on the Gold Coast of Australia, Broadbeach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southern hemisphere. The location is home to a diverse mix of inland and coastal activities and attractions, which make Broadbeach the ideal playground for all. With breathtaking golden sandy beaches leading to the blue waters that surround Broadbeach, the scenery is just as enjoyable as the myriad activities for travellers. To accommodate all who visit, Broadbeach offers a variety of holiday rentals, which range from luxurious hotels to waterfront family homes.
Broadbeach offers an expansive natural sand beach that is well-frequented and kept in pristine condition. There are plenty of waves for surfers to enjoy, so do not forget to bring your board along. Swimmers have access to two fully patrolled swimming areas that are flagged for safety. Relax on the sand while the kids play in the shallow waters near the beach, or rent a kite surfing board, and test out your skills in the water. Sand volleyball is popular on the beach, so watch a match or join in on the fun. Feeling romantic? Take a sunset walk, and let the surf lap around your ankles as the sun goes down.
When going on a holiday with kids, parks are a good option, and Broadbeach is beaming with beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy. Head to Kurrawa or Pratten Park to enjoy ocean views from the beach foreshore while using the playground equipment, having a picnic, strolling along the walking trails or having a barbecue with your friends and family. Victoria Park was recently upgraded and includes sculptures to gaze at and jungle gyms for the kids. Federation Park was also renovated and features lovely gardens and well-kept spaces. Even if you are not travelling with children, it's worth checking out one of the many markets or events held at Broadbeach's parks throughout the year.
Known as the premier shopping destination of the Gold Coast, Broadbeach's retail options abound. Niche boutiques, unique stores, art galleries and jewelers are found throughout the city. The Oasis Shopping Centre includes a supermarket, many stores and a vast number of eateries, which puts everything at your fingertips. For a heavy dose of retail therapy, head out to Pacific Fair - one of the largest shopping options in all of Australia, as there are over 300 stores to choose from, leaving something for everyone. Other shopping destinations in Broadbeach include the Phoenician and Niecon Plaza.
Nightlife in Broadbeach is vibrant and offers many opportunities for locals and visitors alike. There are plenty of bars and taverns throughout the downtown area. If you feel like dancing, check out the night clubs in Broadbeach, each of which offers its own distinct theme and ambiance. Many of the area's hotels house swanky lounges, as well.
One of the most popular after-dark hotspots is Jupiters Hotel and Casino. In addition to offering 2 stories of casino gaming, Jupiter's also plays host to grand, Las Vegas-style shows and includes bar and club venues of its own. The casino is open 24 hours a day, which means your fun does not have to take time constraints into account.
There is always something going on in Broadbeach, and as such, there is never a dull moment during your holiday. For a one-of-a-kind dining venture, have a meal at the Dracula Dinner Theatre, and enjoy a live show while eating top-notch food and sipping cocktails. Head over to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre to enjoy expos, events and more. In addition, festivals and concerts are held outdoors on the beaches and in the parks throughout the year, so there is never a bad time to visit Broadbeach.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year and a comfortable subtropical climate, Broadbeach is the ideal holiday destination for any lover of the outdoors. With two airports within close proximity - Brisbane International at 90 kilometres away and Gold Coast International Airport being even closer - accessing this friendly destination, which is referred to as "Broadie" by locals, is always convenient.