Things to Do
Relax by the pool with a drink in hand or host a quintessential Aussie BBQ. Indulge in the national pastime of surfing, with a patrolled beach just down the road and 17 km of glorious coastline to explore. Eat, shop and spa with favoured local haunts all within walking distance of Avani Broadbeach.
SURF’S UPBroadbeach is loved by locals for its epic surf, with some of the most challenging rips around. Master the waves with lessons from local surfies at Broadbeach Surf School.
THEME PARKSThe Gold Coast is home to some of the wildest rides. Spend fun days with family at Warners Bros. Movie World, Dream World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
RETAIL THERAPYWith a wide range of world-class shops, the sprawling Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is well worth a day of exploring. Closer to home, local gems include YSL Jewels by Gold Coast designer Fabiene and a fortnightly arts and crafts market down at Kurrawa Park. Place your bets at the The Star, a glitzy casino with plenty of entertainment. Dine locally at one-hat Social Eating House & Bar and relax with blissful massages at nearby Endota Spa.
ANIMAL LOVERSCuddle a koala. Spar with a wallaby. Get up close with emus and dingoes and the resident platypus. Experience the bush with a visit to a traditional outback farm complete with sheep shearing. Head out to sea to track majestic humpback whales.
AU NATURELExplore “the green behind the gold” – the Gold Coast’s hinterlands, home to three national parks, mountains, waterfalls and spectacular natural rock formations. Stop off at a local vineyard for an afternoon of wine tasting.