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Destination guide

Explore the Gold Coast from holiday homes to rent

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

Attractions near Gold Coast holiday rentals

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.

Activities

Things to do near Gold Coast holiday homes

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.

Weather

Best time to travel to Gold Coast holiday homes

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.

Family friendly

Family-friendly activities near Gold Coast holiday homes

Gold Coast boasts numerous kid-friendly attractions to explore. Holiday homes are available near places like Warner Bros. Movie World, a large park with a number of thrill rides with movie themes, and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a native wildlife park with shows, encounters and a hospital for local animals. Kids will also like Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, an expansive water park with thrill rides, a wave pool and a surf shop.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Gold Coast

Couples looking for a romantic experience can find plenty of fun activities in Gold Coast. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Springbrook National Park, a huge park with walking tracks through the rainforest with a natural bridge and waterfalls, and Snapper Rocks, a natural formation with unique rock pools and scenic views of the beach. You’ll also like Cavill Avenue, a street and mall in Surfers Paradise with high-end shops and restaurants.

Where to stay near Gold Coast?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,928 holiday rentals near Gold Coast. From 826 Houses to 1,838 Condos/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 near Gold Coast is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Surfers Paradise: 2,070 holiday rentals
  • Broadbeach Waters: 2,041 holiday rentals
  • Kingscliff: 290 holiday rentals
  • Broadbeach: 2,033 holiday rentals
  • New South Wales: 20,544 holiday rentals

HomeAway 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: 2,070 holiday homes
  • Broadbeach Waters: 2,041 holiday homes
  • Kingscliff: 290 holiday homes
  • Broadbeach: 2,033 holiday homes
  • Brisbane City: 1,203 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:

  • Surfers Paradise, QLD (SFP): 2,632 holiday houses
  • Southport, QLD (SHQ-Gold Coast Heliport): 2,591 holiday houses
  • Gold Coast Airport (OOL): 2,798 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?

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

  • Chevron Renaissance: 2,622 holiday rentals
  • North Byron Parklands: 1,468 holiday rentals
  • Cylinder Beach: 286 holiday rentals
  • Mount Tamborine Winery: 1,982 holiday rentals
  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre: 2,699 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gold Coast listed on HomeAway 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

Surfers Paradise
2,070 holiday rentals
Broadbeach Waters
2,041 holiday rentals
Kingscliff
290 holiday rentals
Broadbeach
2,033 holiday rentals
Brisbane City
1,203 holiday rentals
Coolangatta
1,019 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
2,265 holiday rentals
North Stradbroke Island
362 holiday rentals
Mermaid Waters
2,097 holiday rentals
Brunswick Heads
1,000 holiday rentals
Mermaid Beach
2,116 holiday rentals
Casuarina
676 holiday rentals
Burleigh Heads
2,288 holiday rentals
Point Lookout
232 holiday rentals
Tugun
1,390 holiday rentals
Miami
2,299 holiday rentals
Bilinga
1,240 holiday rentals
Pottsville
521 holiday rentals
Southport
2,031 holiday rentals
Tamborine Mountain
204 holiday rentals