This brief essay looks at some Gold Coast accommodation choices (Gold Coast Australia). The popular Gold Coast tourist destination in Queensland, Australia, has sixty kilometres of coastline. Also a sunny, sub-tropical climate, great surfing beaches, and six hundred kilometres of canals and other waterways. Families with children will enjoy the six large theme parks in the district, and for golfers there are over forty golf courses. Four teams from the area compete at an Australian national level: football (soccer), basketball, ice hockey and rugby league. Away from the coast several national parks protect the Gold Coast Hinterland, location of many rain forests and mountain ranges. The area is ideal for keen ramblers and walkers.
The Ruffles Lodge and Spa in Willow Vale is worth considering if you visit the hinterland area. Guests of the Ruffles might like to visit some of the local vineyards and wineries. While the hotel has convenient access to three national parks: Lamington, Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook, it is still just twenty five minutes drive away from Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast. Take that road for beaches, nightlife and shopping.
It seems that everywhere in Gold Coast has its own golf facilities. The Ruffles Lodge is no exception. It has a practice golf area, and is near (less than thirty minutes by car) to sixteen golf courses. Ruffles Lodge and Spa is in fact the only five star lodge and spa in the Gold Coast. Vintage wines (and non-vintage ones too) are served in the fine restaurant.
Some history now. In 1925 Brisbane hotel owner Jim Cavill founded the Surfers Paradise Hotel in Elston, Queensland. Within eight years the name of the town had changed to Surfers Paradise, and over the next forty years the resort and town grew around that original hotel. Surfers Paradise is now the name you think of first when you think of Australia’s Gold Coast. The busy shopping area of Cavill Avenue is named after Jim Cavill.
A good place for families in the famous Surfers Paradise resort would be the Paradise Centre Apartments. The accommodation here is offered in two thirty storey towers, built directly over the Centro Shopping Centre. There is a direct pedestrian walkway from the complex to Surfers Paradise Beach. There are one, two and three bedroom apartments all with ocean views and balconies.
Apartments here have all the facilities needed by those with children: cable TV, laundry and kitchen. As you would expect in a large apartment complex there is plenty to do without leaving the complex: tennis courts, two swimming pools, a paddling pool for youngsters. Also spa, sauna and sun-deck if you get tired of all that exercise. Golf fans are catered for on site by a putting green, and as is normal for the area, many golf courses are within a few minutes drive.
The six hundred kilometres of waterways and canals of the Gold Coast are attractive to many visitors, and waterfront accommodation is often sought after. A good example is the Surfers Del Rey Riverfront Apartments. This is a small 21 apartment complex in a quiet waterfront location.
Surfers Del Rey has one and two bedroom apartments, sleeping up to five people. All have private balconies. Most apartments have a view of the pool, the river or the tropical courtyard gardens. These apartments are a short walk from the beach and from cafes, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. All apartments have kitchen and laundry facilities. The communal areas in the complex have spa, swimming pool, barbecue and a private fishing jetty.
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