The Hotel: Avenue Beachside Apartments
Take in panoramic ocean views and holiday vibes when staying in the modern 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments. Located just 50 metres from Burleigh Heads Beach, the property is within easy reach of all the attractions of Gold Coast. Jupiters Casino, Surfers Paradise and Warner Bros. Movie World are just a short drive away. Guests do not have to leave the complex to stay entertained - active types can play a game of tennis on the full-size court, while relaxing moments can be spent in the sauna. There are also two pools to take a refreshing dip.
Groupies can feel at home, staying in One- or Two-Bedroom Apartments which come complete with all that’s needed for a fuss-free stay. Each apartment comes with laundry facilities and a full kitchen and boasts a flat-screen cable TV, a DVD player, and a PlayStation 3 console.
- Bed size/type: One large bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- Bed size/type: One large bed in one bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
The Area: Gold Coast, QLD
A glittering stretch of golden beaches fringed by soaring skyscrapers, the Gold Coast is a vibrant holiday destination where buzzing bars and nightclubs sit alongside glitzy boutiques and a thrilling multitude of action-packed theme parks. Just north of the centre of the action lies Surfers Paradise – a relaxed suburb with soaring views across the Broadwater and back to the glittering Gold Coast skyline.
Head straight to Surfers Paradise beach, where folks can take a surfing lesson, embark on a soft-sand run or just have a good old-fashioned splash in the blue waters. Walk up to the Esplanade, where food can be found in every form under the sun and trendy boutiques offer up clothing, gifts and home wares at a range of price points or move through to Elkhorn Avenue for designer stores including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Try the foot of Chevron Renaissance or the DFS store on Orchid Avenue for fashion chains, or wander the leafy beachside boulevards for a relaxed high street shopping experience.
Whole days can be spent at any number of famous Gold Coast theme parks like Dreamworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Warner Bros Movie World and even Tropical Fruit World. Slightly further afield is the “green behind the gold” Hinterland, which can be explored on a day trip to Tamborine Mountain or Currumbin Valley. By night, put dancing shoes on and hit the myriad bars, pubs and clubs within close reach. Only five minutes away from international discount shopping outlets, including Harbour Town, a shopping centre that incorporates multiple factory outlets in one centre. This is especially popular with tourists, although many locals also shop here because everyone loves a good bargain.