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Concierge Tips

Explore the Gold Coast like a local with the guidance of our concierge.

Winter Activities

Make the most of the Gold Coast’s year-round sunshine. Hire a boat and cruise calm waterways or hop on a charter boat for a chance to see whales frolick. Why not swim with the dolphins at Seaworld or visit surf school and catch a wave?

A short 15 minute walk south from our hotel is Broadbeach. Stroll along the beach or walk through the mall interspersed with cafes, bars and eateries and just across the road, is the entertainment hub, The Star.

Steven’s Suggestions of the Month

The Gold Coast is one of the tourism capitals of the world and upcoming events range from an international boat show, live concerts to markets and everything in between. With great Surfers Paradise accommodation savings to be had, your holiday budget will go further!


For a dose of retail therapy, Surfers Paradise has many unique shops plus there are many international shopping centres all within 20 minutes of Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise. Harbour Town offers discounted factory outlets to grab a fashion or homewares bargain, and Pacific Fair is only 1.5km from the hotel and the largest shopping mall on the Gold Coast showcasing international brands. Or visit a local shopping favourite, Robina Town Centre.

Our Concierge hot tip is to check out the surf outlets with Billabong, Quicksilver and Roxy up the road in Ashmore.

Blues on Broadbeach

This FREE annual festival is back again with a huge line up. International superstar Bonnie Tyler, Australian legend Ian Moss and US act Slim Jim Phantom Trio, will all perform at the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival May 18 to 21, 2017.

This family friendly event offers something for the whole family! From live music, craft markets and carousels.  Blues on Broadbeach is only 20 minutes walk from Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, or a simple one-stop tram ride South from Florida Gardens Station right outside our door.

When: Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 May 2017
Various locations in Broadbeach

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

The 29th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) will showcase and celebrate the industry’s latest boating and marine innovations on the Gold coast from May 25 to 28, 2017.

Attracting more than 40,000 visitors,  Sanctuary Cove will transfer the marina and surrounding Marine Village into a bustling industry mecca, as the world’s leading marine brands stage exclusive produce reveals and demonstrations, featuring everything from superyachts, catamarans, motor yachts and sailing boats, to jet skis, fishing boats, RIBs, and the latest gear and gadgets.

A non-stop program of family friendly, entertainment and events including a Kids’ Zone, street performers, live music and delicious food. The Marine Village SCIBS will also present the popular International Business Lounge and Top Deck VIP Lounge.

When: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 May 2017
Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove


This June, Surfers Paradise celebrates our passion for pyrotechnics with SeaFire, a night of hypnotic performance and thrilling fireworks above Surfers Paradise Beach.

Internationally acclaimed fireworks show designers will compete in Australia for the first time lighting up Surfers Paradise with cutting-edge fireworks timed to a thumping musical beat starting at 7pm.

When: 7:00 PM, Saturday 3 June 2017
Surfers Paradise Beach

Cruise Gold Coast Waterways

Pick up your own luxury Coaster (a private hire round boat). With seating for up to 10 people and a BBQ station, there’s no better way to experience the Gold Coast’s waterways. Plus no boating license is required.

When: 9:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days
Pick up location confirmed at booking


Immerse Yourself in a Holographic Universe

The Gold Coast’s new family-friendly attraction is Holoverse. Located a short tram ride from of our hotel, guests will experience real life interactive holograms. Navigate through new worlds, slaying dragons and defending galaxies.

When: Open 7 days
59 Nerang Street, Southport

Time to experience something new? Try indoor skydiving.

Experience the thrill of skydiving without the risk. iFLY Indoor Skydiving allows you to float effortlessly in a column of air, guided by professional instructors. There are a variety of sessions to choose from, suitable for the whole family. This is a great rainy day option for thrill seekers and is located one tram stop from our hotel.

When: Open 7 days
3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Market Madness with Miami Marketta

Miami comes to life with food from all corners of the world with Miami Marketta, the Gold Coast’s original and unique street food market. Complete with a dessert hall, this family orientated outdoor dining experience has seating for 450 people all undercover. Equipped with a main stage that hosts local talent with wide variety of music from soul, jazz, to independent and blues.

Open FREE to the public between 4-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Marketta is ideal for the family wanting a little more from your Friday and Saturday nights with a family friendly environment in a safe enclosed precinct on Hillcrest Parade near Miami High School.

Whale Watching – June-November

Enjoy a magical experience among the gentle giants of the ocean with the marine experts Sea World Whale Watch and travel in luxury aboard the Gold Coast’s premier whale watching vessel. You’ll be in for the most intimate and memorable encounter with Humpback whales. Click here for more info.


The G:Link tram is an affordable and convenient way to travel between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.  A G:Link ticket is valid for a travel period up to 2 hours from the time of purchase. So for as little as $2.56, you can take advantage of the beach and shops or to grab a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants.