The Gold Coast is an Australian holiday hotspot, famous for its glitter strip, theme parks and inviting beaches – better still, Wyndham has three resorts scattered along its length, so there’s no shortage of accommodation options.
Can you guess which beach was voted the 7th best in Australia? We’ll give you a hint: it’s on the Gold Coast. Trip Advisor also awarded Burleigh Heads with the honour of being voted 2019 Travellers’ Choice 8th Best Beach in Australia. Although Surfers Paradise – party zone, surf spot and all-round tourist epicentre – is fantastic, there’s so many other places on the Coast to explore! Burleigh Heads is just one of these awesome options, so we’ve compiled a couple of tips for your next trip to the Gold Coast.
Tourist attractions and beaches
Q1 is one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, and its SkyPoint observation deck affords visitors panoramic views of both the hinterland and the glittering waters of the Pacific Ocean. If you’ve visited Q1 before, though, it’s time for something different. Try a relaxing walk in the Burleigh Heads National Park – it’s free, there’s amazing views of the Coast, and, best of all, you can cool down with a dip in the 7th Best Beach in Australia! Burleigh Heads is only a 15-minute drive from Wyndham Surfers Paradise.
If you’re staying at Wyndham Kirra Beach, a visit to Coolangatta (Australia’s 12th Best Beach) is even easier.
As nice as it is to go to somewhere familiar, travel is all about experiencing the new. When you’re relaxing on the Coast, visit a local coffee joint instead of a café chain. Our dedicated resort staff are always available to direct you to the best eateries around, but we’ve compiled a couple here to get you started:
- Three Beans in Broadbeach (a 5-minute drive from Wyndham Surfers Paradise). This café is open 24 hours, and its location across the road from The Star Gold Coast makes it perfect for a strong brew to keep you buzzing all night.
- Paradox Coffee Roasters in Surfers Paradise. This charming café lives and breathes high-quality beans, and continues to satisfy to coffee connoisseurs all over the Coast.
Surfers Paradise and its surrounding suburbs have their share of Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, but where’s the fun in that? You’re on holiday! Try a farmers’ market instead, where you can buy fresh produce and mingle with the locals. Arts and crafts markets are another lovely alternative to shopping centres – you can pick up a unique souvenir, or meet fascinating local designers.
- Burleigh Market, the Palm Beach Farmers’ Market and the Bundall Farmers’ Market are all excellent choices for quality, farm-fresh produce.
- Arts and crafts markets are held regularly throughout the Gold Coast – some of our favourites are the Village Markets, NightQuarter, and Miami Marketta.
- Pacific Fair is a haven for shoppers, with a charming food pavilion featuring delicious cafés and restaurants that stay open until late. The shopping centre is just 10 minutes’ drive from Wyndham Surfers Paradise.
It’s always fun to tick items off your list and compare notes with others who’ve visited the same destinations, but we love mixing up the ‘touristy’ attractions with local gems – it reveals the city’s authentic nature, and provides that raw, exciting holiday experience true travel-bugs are always chasing.
Ready for the Gold Coast? It’s time to make your Aussie escape happen. Book today, at any of our Gold Coast resorts.