The Star Grand, The Star Gold Coast, QLD © The Star Grand

The Star Grand, Gold Coast, Queensland © The Star Grand

Where to stay on the Gold Coast

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences, Gold Coast, Queensland © Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences, Gold Coast, Queensland © Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences

Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast 

Q1 Resort and Spa, Surfers Paradise, QLD © Q1 Resort and Spa

Q1 Resort and Spa, Surfers Paradise, Queensland © Q1 Resort and Spa

Top tip

If the SkyPoint Observation Deck is not enough for you, get 270 metres (886 feet) above sea level on the SkyPoint Climb - Australia's tallest external building climb.

Peppers Soul, Surfers Paradise, QLD © Peppers Soul

Peppers Soul, Surfers Paradise, Queensland © Peppers Soul

Ocean Terrace Suite, The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast, QLD © The Star Grand

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast, Queensland © The Star Grand

Unmissable experience

Spot wildlife and soak up the stunning views when you spend a few nights in the hinterland at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, which has been welcoming guests since 1915.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, QLD © Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland © Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, QLD © Remco Jansen, Palazzo Versace

Pink Hotel, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

JW Mariott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, QLD © JW Mariott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

JW Mariott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Queensland © JW Mariott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

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The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD © Jupiters Hotel & Casino

The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Queensland © Jupiters Hotel & Casino

QT Gold Coast, Gold Coast, QLD © QT Hotels

QT Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Queensland © QT Hotels

Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, QLD © Mantra Legends Hotel

Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland © Mantra Legends Hotel