Broadbeach on Australia’s Gold Coast is just a step away from world-renowned Surfers Paradise – it’s just 3 KM to the south and within easy reach of the airport. Relax in its village atmosphere and less frenetic pace than its northern neighbor. And the weather is the same!
Reliable surf, golden sandy beaches, safe swimming areas, parkland, excellent casual and informal dining, and some wonderful shopping precincts all combine to make Broadbeach a fascinating holiday destination guaranteed to appeal to everyone. Barbeques and picnic areas are scattered along the beach parkland.
With more than 250 to explore shops at nearby Pacific Fair shopping centre, and more again at Broadbeach Mall, Niecon Plaza and Oasis Shopping Centre, you should find almost anything you desire.
Each year, thousands of visitors are attracted to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and to Conrad Jupiters Casino at Broadbeach. Add all this visitor traffic to the seasonal influx of local, interstate and overseas visitors and you have a formula for sustained demand for good short-term accommodation in the area and diverse dining and shopping experiences. Yes! Broadbeach caters for them all.
Broadbeach offers a wide range of accommodation types – something for every need, taste and budget. It has an impressive array of 4 and 5 star hotels, and high-rise and resort apartments like The Phoenician Broadbeach and Hotel Sofitel Gold Coast. Breathtaking views along the famous Gold Coast can be seen from the high-rise apartments.
If sprawling space is a priority, take a look at the extensive listings of rental homes and units. With so many excellent holiday rentals available, with a little research, you should be able to find something that suits, at a very budget-friendly price. Rentals can cost as low as $170 a night. While lower-priced accommodation is still within walking distance of the beaches, shops and restaurants, a cheap car hire is an economical and sensible way to get around and enjoy the many attractions the Gold Coast has to offer.
Kurrawa Beach stands out among the wonderful beaches at Broadbeach. For many years the venue for the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, Kurrawa Beach continues as a safe patrolled surf beach. The Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club has also become a local favorite for its fully-licensed bistro with great seafood meals and drinks at reasonable prices.
Looking for some diversions? How about a monorail ride to Conrad Jupiters’ Casino then having a ‘flutter’ while you’re there. Take in the invigorating fresh air while you play a round of golf at one of the excellent local golf courses. At the end of the day, Broadbeach’s many bars and clubs offer you ways to wind down.
Don’t miss the ‘Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival’. Held at a number of local venues between 19 and 23 May 2009, the Festival showcases the best Australian and overseas jazz artists. The good news is that the events are free!
For something different, why not ride the Ghost Train to your seat at Dracula’s Cabaret Theatre Restaurant at Broadbeach Waters. It offers rollicking good fun and good dining. Ask about their kid-friendly productions, too.
The Art and Craft Market held at Kurrawa Park every first and third Sunday could have a creative treasure that will keep reminding you of your fabulous Broadbeach holiday.