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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.

Broadbeach Country Music Festival

Broadbeach Country Music Festival is going international for the 5th annual festival with the band, America, headlining the free event. Joining the iconic US act will be Australian country music stars Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Shane Nicholson, Fanny Lumsden and Travis Collins, plus more still to be announced.

The beachside event is free to attend, showcasing premier country music performers on a number of stages and venues throughout Broadbeach. The incredible line-up will feature more than 30 artists, plus roving entertainment, markets and more.

The brand, America, has forged a legion of fans over 45 plus years. They became a global household name with a string of hits including “A Horse with No Name,” “I Need You,” and “Ventura Highway.” Decades later, and with six gold and platinum albums these friends are still making music together and hitting the Broadbeach Country Music Festival stage in 2017.

When:  June 28th – 30th
Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Cost: FREE

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

The 2017 Gold Coast Airport Marathon is to be held in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. Compete or watch the action unfold on July 1st and 2nd.

Spectators and participants of all ages and abilities from Queensland, interstate and overseas, will participate in eight races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge and Zespri Junior Dash (4km and 2km).

Enjoy wonderful Gold Coast conditions on the internationally recognised fast, flat and scenic course and take in the beautiful broadwater and sparkling surf beaches. The weather is traditionally great for running with low humidity, little or no wind in the morning and mild temperatures – ideal if you’re striving for a personal best time.

When: July 1st and 2nd
Gold Coast Highway, Southport (near Aquatic Centre)

VIVA Surfers Paradise

See Surfers Paradise take a step back in time as we pay tribute to the world’s greatest music legends with ten days of FREE classic entertainment at VIVA Surfers Paradise in July!

From July 7th-16th, VIVA will dazzle and delight fans with the best tribute artists from around the world to bring back the music of yesteryear. Over ten days, enjoy amazing live performances with tributes to Elvis, Queen, John Lennon and The Blues Brothers, rock ‘n’ roll dancing, car show ‘n’ shine, our annual Renewal of Vows Ceremony and of course the ever-popular Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) Contest!

When: July 7th-16th
Surfers Paradise Beach
Cost: FREE

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.