Why you should add the Gold Coast to your Summer bucket list
Surfers Paradise has a holiday vibe all year round and exciting attractions you can tick off your bucket list. For locals, Summer means days at the beach followed by a bite to eat at one of the many cafés, a trip to the local parklands with the kids or a day out shopping at one of the largest permanent market places in Queensland. Start ticking off your Summer bucket list, and take advantage of our exclusive members’ offer of up to 20% off hotel sale at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise. Discover our top picks where your family can enjoy a memorable holiday.
#1 Catch a wave
Experience the thrill of a family surf lesson, at one of the world’s most famous beaches. Share fun and laughter as you take in the glistening Gold Coast skyline from the ocean or relax on the pristine white sand as your loved ones frolic in the waves!
#2 Southport Parklands and Aqua Park
Make a splash this Summer with a visit to an aquatic kids’ haven, just a short tram ride from Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise. A vibrant water playground filled with marine themed equipment and tidal rock pools for the kids to splash and enjoy. The rock pools are manned by lifeguards during opening hours and are completely free. Also located at the parklands is a vast playground with all the kids’ favourite equipment including a bouncy pillow. Aqua Splash has an inflatable water park available when in season with tickets starting from $7 for children under 10 and $16 for 10 years and older.
#3 Grab a bargain!
Carrara Markets is the largest permanent market place in Queensland and located just a stone’s throw from Surfers Paradise. Featuring over 400 stalls covering 10 acres, activities include pony rides, jumping castle, buskers and face painting all while shopping homewares, plants, art, souvenirs and bric-a-brac. Open every Saturday and Sunday, speak with our friendly concierge for transport options.
#4 Poolside lunch under the tropical palm trees
Let the kids splash about the iconic lagoon style resort pool and spa at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise while the adults watch on from the comfort of their poolside lounge chairs set under the tropical palm trees. Enjoy light snacks, lunch and extensive beverage menus all delivered to your poolside sanctuary so you can relax, swim, eat and drink without having to relocate the family. Where else would you rather be?
#5 Picnic by the playground
Located across the road from the hotel, Cascade Gardens is a Gold Coast favourite for family picnics and barbecues. The peaceful parkland has a relaxed vibe, set on the riverside with a children’s playground, undercover shelter, rainforest walking track, enclosed sanctuary for water birds, amenities block and barbecues. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a cost effective day at the park with the family.
#6 Catch a Commonwealth Games event
With the Commonwealth Games coming to town in April, the hotel is situated in the perfect location to take in all the action of the world class event. Travel just 15 minutes from the hotel to catch the opening or closing ceremony at Carrara Stadium or travel by tram just a short ride to see all the athletics at the Broadwater Parklands. A short walk from the hotel away, the Lawn Bowls competitions will be held. No matter what the sport is you’re interested in being a part of, we are close enough to enjoy the action.
#7 Family friendly dining
After enjoying all the wonderful delights of our local area, settle in for an evening of delicious meals. Tick off your bucket list dining in Queensland’s only revolving restaurant, with a visit to Four Winds 360° on level 26. where a seafood and Australian fusion buffet awaits. Enjoy 360° views while dining on some of the fresh local produce. There’s also First Avenue Tavern next door, which offers great value pub favourites including midweek specials, live sport and a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
#8 Comfortable family accommodation
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise provides plenty of hotel accommodation options to allow parents, families and friends the comforts of home with plenty of space to relax. Choose from self contained studios and apartments with cooking and laundry facilities or hotel rooms, all with separate bath and shower and private balconies.
Take advantage of the hotel sale and save up to 20% off your Summer holiday.