The Gold Coast is known for its sun, surf and perfect white sands. Visitors flock from around the globe to surf the “GC’s” famous breaks, take wild rides at its renowned theme parks and bust a move on its packed dance floors. Whether you’re here for business or with your family, Broadbeach provides the ideal base to experience it all.
If you haven’t visited the city before (or even if you have), don’t miss Sea World to meet penguins and dolphins face to face, Dreamworld for movie fun and Wet’n’Wild for extreme water sliding. Try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing or stand up paddle boarding at the local beaches, then fuel up on coffee at a laid back beach café. Hire a bike and curve along the coastline, then head out of the city to cuddle koalas and unwind under waterfalls. Finally, relax with an ice-cold drink in front of the ocean as the sun sets and the city starts up for another night of lights, music and entertainment.
Unmissable Gold Coast events
The Gold Coast community thrives on arts and surf events. Catch these top features on the local calendar:
Sand Safari Arts Festival in February
Bleach Festival in April
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival in May
Quiksilver and Roxy Pro in March
Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in March and April
Gold Coast Film Festival in April
Top experiences close to your Broadbeach accommodation
Broadbeach places you at the heart of the Gold Coast’s best attractions. Sleep in luxury in your spacious bedroom, then step out and soak up the sunshine at one of the world’s most stunning beaches, just 400m from your door.
To get there, you’ll walk through Kurrawa Pratten Park, which is home to artwork, playgrounds and bustling Sunday markets. Nearby Victoria Park is another beautiful Gold Coast icon that hosts plenty of activities throughout the year, while the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is an easy 5 minute walk away for local and international events. Finally, if you’re looking to explore further you couldn’t be better placed. The new G:link light rail’s Broadbeach South Station is a few minutes’ stroll away and connects you to other highlights of the GC including Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Southport and Broadwater Parklands.
Restaurants near Meriton Suites Broadbeach
If you’re searching for cafes, bars and restaurants close to Meriton Suites Broadbeach, there are excellent options within walking distance of your suite:
No Name Lane, Elizabeth Ave (3 minute walk)
If you’re up early and on the lookout for a satisfying breakfast, then head straight over to No Name Lane. Here you’ll find strong coffee blends and tasty menu options in an outdoor setting befitting your beachy Gold Coast surrounds.
Cardomom Pod, 1/2685-2689 Gold Coast Hwy (2 minute walk)
Prepare your senses for a colourful eating experience! Cardomom Pod offers fresh vegan and vegetarian fare in a range of beautifully presented dishes. The food here is creative, crafted with love and comes in generous servings. Whether you’re vegan or not, don’t miss this one.
Ten Japanese Restaurant, 2669 – 2679 Gold Coast Hwy (1 minute walk) Ten is in the same building as your suite, making it an ideal choice whether you’ve flown in that day or are celebrating a milestone birthday. The degustation menu serves up authentic Japanese dishes with modern twists, along with an extensive wine list for a sophisticated experience.
The Cuban, n103/1 Oracle Boulevard (5 minute walk) Step into a lively Cuban atmosphere for music, meals and cocktails worthy of any celebration. There are tapas, main and banquet options offering up tantalising seafood, chicken and chorizo dishes. Be sure to leave some room for the Spanish churros!
The Lazy Goose, Elizabeth Ave (2 minute walk) Just minutes from your suite is the perfect spot for cosy cocktails and a hearty meal shared with friends. The ambience at the Lazy Goose is indulgent and so are the dishes, including mouthwatering lamb, seafood and sizeable steaks.
EAST bar, 1/88 Surf Parade (5 minute walk)
When you’re looking for a big night out EAST has everything you need. Arrive early for beautiful cocktails and fine dining dishes in the vividly lit Asian-inspired venue, then stay for RnB and live DJ sets until late. You may even spot an aerial acrobat or two!
Shopping close to Meriton Suites Broadbeach
You won’t need to venture far to find some of the Gold Coast’s best shopping areas and a new outfit for your next night out.
For Australian and global fashion:
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd (9 minute walk)
Leading local and international fashion including Camilla, Scanlan Theodore, H&M and Gorman.
Oasis Shopping Centre, Charles Ave (5 minute walk)
Everything you could want in one place, including surf brands and boutique stores.
Surf Parade, Broadbeach (8 minute walk)
Stroll up the street to drop into bohemian Uniqi Boutique and Rip Curl for Gold Coast surf style.
Note: Trip time is dependent on traffic conditions and drop-offs. Costs may change without notice.
Undercover parking is also available at just $10.00 per vehicle per night. The friendly staff at our front desk is available to assist you with transport options at any hour of the day, so call us today on (07) 5579 6200.
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