BroadbeachAustralia

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Visit Broadbeach

Visit one of Queensland’s most popular holiday spots with sparkling beaches, scenic canals, high-rise hotels, nightclubs, festivals and modern malls.

The beachside suburb of Broadbeach is one of the most diverse locations on the Gold Coast. Fashion shopping, stunning beaches, a rich culinary diversity, legendary nightlife and a wide range of events make Broadbeach the perfect getaway year-round.

On a hot day, take a stroll down Broadbeach Boulevard and cool off in the waves of Kurrawa Beach, a popular spot for surfers and swimmers alike. When you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from more than 100 restaurants, cafés, gourmet delis, bistros and brasseries offering popular dishes from around the globe.

Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of Pacific Fair, one of Australia’s largest retail centres. With more than 300 stores as well as cinemas, cafés and snack bars, you could spend the whole day there. For variety, head to The Oasis Shopping Centre or Niecon Plaza. These centres are home to boutiques, art galleries and jewelry stores.

Across the Gold Coast Highway is Jupiters Hotel and Casino, where you can lose track of time in the 24-hour casino, bars, lounges, restaurants and live shows. Register the designated driver in your group online, who will then receive free soft drinks at participating venues.

Time your visit to Broadbeach with one of the many festivals held throughout the year. Check out Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival in May or the Broadbeach Jazz Festival held in August. Both festivals are free and feature a number of outdoor stages as well as artists performing in venues throughout Broadbeach. In October, Opera in the Park is a fun and free family night out, with live concerts and a spectacular fireworks display.

Broachbeach is centrally located on the Gold Coast and stretches from Mermaid Beach north to Surfers Paradise. Keep in mind that school leavers celebrate “Schoolies” break in November, so you may want to avoid the partying crowds during this time. For panoramic vistas of the coast, book a room with ocean views in one of Broadbeach’s many high-rise hotels.

Top Hotels in Broadbeach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$2,376
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Star Gold Coast, and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,994 reviews)

"Everything was excellent. From the staff, location, amenities...all superb."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/5

Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach
Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach
5 out of 5
81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD
NT$4,415
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

This family-friendly Broadbeach hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of The Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Surfers Paradise ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,562 reviews)

"Amazing location for the food lovers, such great restaurants and facilities around. Staff was great, just wish there was more shade umbrellas around the pool area."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/18

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
NT$4,909
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,052 reviews)

"The Star was well maintained and a stylish venue to be at."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/31

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

Popular things to do in Broadbeach

Sea World
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Sea World

4.5/5(62 reviews)

Who doesn’t dream of staying overnight in a water park where you can see Jet Ski stunts, life-sized Nickelodeon stars, plus dolphins, sea lions and polar bears?

Warner Bros. Movie World
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Warner Bros. Movie World

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Watch stunt shows, get on superhero rides, enter the Ice Age 4D Experience and take a splash in the Wild West at Australia’s theme park version of Hollywood.

Dreamworld
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Dreamworld

4/5(53 reviews)

Australia’s biggest amusement park features exciting themed areas with everything from tigers and thrilling rides to vintage V8 super cars and TV characters.

Surfers Paradise Beach
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Surfers Paradise Beach

4.5/5(174 reviews)

This stretch of beach is known for its regular sets of rolling waves, with high-rise hotels and bustling nightlife along the sandy shore.

Cavill Avenue
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Cavill Avenue

4/5(95 reviews)

Bustling nightlife, great shopping and a legendary surfing beach make this avenue the exciting centre of Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast.

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast
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Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast

4.5/5(42 reviews)

Get an adrenaline kick gliding through caves and tunnels or plunging down a giant water slide, or simply float and splash in a relaxing pool.

Reviews of Broadbeach

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Sf

Nov 1, 2019

Nice holiday tourist destination

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 29, 2019

Keep the high rises away

5/5 - Excellent

Fly4Work

Sep 24, 2019

Huge, beautiful beach! Fun for all!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

There’s lots of things to do in Broadbeach. It also feels very safe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 12, 2019

Great place

5/5 - Excellent

Jackie

Jul 2, 2019

My only choice when coming to the Gold Coast. It's got everything at my finger tips, shopping, beach, restaurants, the Convention centre all just a 5 minute walk.

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