Places to Go on Your Gold Coast Holiday

Glass Dining Lounge Bar

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a long glass of sea water with your best friends. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway or just want to share the warmth of the sun with a dear friend, a glass of wine and a relaxing game of cards is always a great time. But if you’re on the lookout for something a little more exciting to make your next holiday extra special, why not try a Glass Dining & Lounge Bar? With its unobtrusive design, the Gold Coast can be experienced as a place where you relax, rather than work. Set in the coastal suburb of Southport, this glass-bottomed bar offers plenty of space to sit back, look around and enjoy the scenery.

 

What is it about the Gold Coast that makes it such a popular holiday destination? Perhaps, its sandy beaches, pristine ocean water or laid back lifestyle. Or perhaps it’s the abundance of restaurants and cafes that have made it a Gold Coast tourist favourite. Whatever the reason, there are many things to do and places to go in this beautiful region. Here’s a handy guide to help you discover the Gold Coast.

 

Maroochyong Beach. If you’re looking for somewhere truly exotic, Maroochyong Beach is ideal. Located in the serene Pacific Ocean about 25 kilometres from Surfers Paradise, this beach is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and beachcombing. If you’re a photographer then the Jetstar Tours Company may arrange a photo opportunity with you.

 

Burleigh Heads. Located on the northern end of the famous Surfers Paradise Highway, Burleigh Heads is another excellent option for a relaxing drink and some sun. This is a fun place where you can enjoy the stunning Pacific Ocean views while sipping on cold coffee and watching the boats load up with tourists. There are plenty of cafes, boutiques, pubs and lounge bars here so you can easily get yourself involved in the local culture.

 

Broadwater Fishing Club. If you’re looking for a place to start your Gold Coast holiday, Broadwater Fishing Club is a great choice. Set against the stunning background of the crashing surf the fishing club offers an all-you-can-eat buffet, a cocktail bar and a wonderful array of freshly caught seafood. With a range of freshly caught seafood dishes on their menu you can choose your favourite kind, whether it’s grilled squid or tuna sushi and be sure to try the famous Broadwater Chips.

 

Surfers Paradise. If you love the sand, the sun and the sea then Surfers Paradise is perfect for you. Located on the south-east of the popular Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise features some of the most stunning beaches in Australia including Paradise Creek, Palm Beach, Nobby Beach and the famous North Head Beach. This area is home to a wide variety of accommodation as well as a large number of nightclubs that will have you dancing into the night. The Surfers Paradise Hotel is a great option for staying in Gold Coast.

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Experience the Incredible Gold Coast Nightlife

Dance Bars

You will have the most exciting and awesome platforms to express your passion for music and dance in Gold Coast City dance bars. The nightclubs like Sin-City, Platinum, and elsewhere have the best bars and exclusive dance zones. You should be an adult to visit these dance bars. You can enjoy the best quality cocktails, and spend your time dancing to the great musical tunes. There are many special events organized on specific dates. Weekends are the biggest gala times here, with lots of tourists pouring in from other parts of Australia and the rest of the world.

DJ-Music:  The most famous DJs from the Gold Coast will be here during the special occasions to celebrate with you. Reserving the entries in advance can ensure the chance to enjoy the long-lasting nights in the dance bars. You will also have to chance to choose your favourite music to be played during the DJ sessions.

Dance-Partners: Choosing the best dance partner who can match with your steps and movements could be a challenging task on the dance floors. The dance clubs on the Gold Coast offer you the unique options to choose your partners with no strings attached. You can have the best time of your life for as many nights as you desire.

Night Sea Cruising

The night sea cruising is an exciting option if you are adventurous. You may choose between cruising boats for the two of you, friends or groups. You could also opt for the shared cruises to reduce your boat hiring expenses and getting the maximum excitement.

Bar: The Pop-up bar offers you plenty of beer, champagne, wine and cocktails. You can get to taste the native craft-beers on the go while partying. The bars are compact and offer plenty of privacy. Of course, there are also group bars onboard the larger cruisers.

Cuisines: Night cruises offer you the freshest kinds of seafood right from the deep waters onto the grills and ovens. The Gold Coast Sea is filled with all kinds of species which make a thrilling combination of kinds of seafood.  You can also find veggies, meat, and pork recipes from all over the world.

Decks:  You may choose to party on the open decks or the closed lower decks, depending on your preference and space availability. Live music sessions with plenty of entertainment are the assured features of every night cruise.  

Night Tours

Most parts of the Gold Coast don’t sleep during nights. The lantern ghost tour is among the most popular options here. They take you to the best nightlife spots which you will love to experience. At the same time, these tours can also take you through the scariest places like the cemeteries. There is a lady with a lantern in her hand, guiding you through the cemetery areas. Some of the tours take you through the oldest cemeteries from the 18th century. You could choose them if you are brave enough. Of course, it will be in groups and guided by the person who knows the history of Australia and those who are resting in peace.

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Best Cuisines and Cocktails of Gold Coast Australia

Coconut Prawns

Coconut prawns with the mayonnaise curry sauce are one of the most attractive cuisines you find on the Gold Coast. You can find it in almost all the restaurants here. The chefs deep fry the prawns before garnishing them with fresh and tasty coconut. Lime, cucumber, and green pepper chillies are the best add-ons for the garnishing. Taste it with sauce and you can experience heaven on earth.  

Caramel Doughnuts

Gold Coast is famous for the caramel doughnuts that are big, beautiful, tasty and yummy in delight. Your family will love the soft and crispy feelings. You will relish the juices as you bite through the layers. It is the best experience for your taste buds if you happen to be a lover of sweets. Gold Coast is filled with hundreds of doughnut varieties which are often injected with caramel, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and the other flavours.

Aboriginal Cuisine

Smoked Kangaroo:  it is a special cuisine of the Gold Coast. The other key ingredients are bush tomato, lemon myrtle, orange zest, spices, salt, and rosemary. You may also add puree and garnish the smoked and sliced kangaroo meat with chips. The restaurants on the Gold Coast can also prepare the cuisine in plenty of different ways.

Tomato Scones: It is a veggie made of bush tomato, milk, butter, flour, and baking powder. It is the most favoured dish for the morning breakfast with bread.

Smoked-Fish:  Sea and river fish are the best foods you can get on the Gold Coast beaches and the city zone. Modern restaurants use ovens and electric grills for smoking the fish. Then they add spices and veggies to add as garnishing elements. You can also find them dipped in sauces and puree with deep frying after smoking.

When you enter the villages around the Springbrook national park, you will get to taste the original taste of the Aboriginal cuisine. Smoking on the traditional charcoal grills adds taste and aroma to the fish.

Finger-Lime: The recipe is a combination of finger lime, oyster, spices, and veggies. The best time to taste them is with the cocktails.

Gold Coast Cocktails  

TIKI Punch is one of the most cherished cocktails on the Gold Coast. Though it is originally from Mexico, the local bars have added their own mixing techniques to make it an Australian product of the Gold Coast. You can find apple martini, colada, roulette and the other types of the Gold Coast zone.

The combination of rum, liqueur, beer, and vodka, along with gin makes the most exciting cocktail on the Gold Coast. The bars within the Surfers’ paradise and the Gold Coast City are famous for plenty of other cocktail combinations.

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