Travelling or taking a holiday doesn’t have to break the bank. The Gold Coast, one of Australia’s most famous and beautiful holiday destinations, offers a wide range of fun activities that won’t cost you a fortune – in fact, they won’t cost you anything at all!

Here’s our guide for travelling the Gold Coast for free, with our top 3 activities you can enjoy with your family or partner.


Soak Up the Sun and Surf

Top of the list for your Gold Coast holiday is taking advantage of the world-class beaches. The area is famous for its surf beaches, as the name Surfers Paradise suggests!

With 57 kilometres of perfect beaches, you won’t have to look far for the perfect spot to lay out your towel and relax in the sun. Let kids play in the sand and experience the salt water, or make use of the free BBQ areas and grasslands adjacent to many of the Gold Coast’s beaches.


Go for a Bushwalk in the National Parks

Walking is free, great for your health and one of the best ways to explore a holiday destination.

If you’re visiting the Gold Coast, you’ll be spoiled for choice, with the region offering spectacular hinterland rainforests and national parks to explore. Step under the cool rainforest canopy and feel yourself relax with nature. Whether you’re holidaying as a family or taking a romantic getaway with your partner, you can enjoy hiking or strolling through the area.


Feed the Rainbow Lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with Gold Coast’s most colourful characters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. While admission to the sanctuary is usually at a charge, you can take advantage of the free rainbow lorikeet feeds twice a day!

Visit the sanctuary at 8am or 4pm daily and see hundreds of these beautiful birds as they come down from the trees to mingle with visitors and have their feed. You can even offer them a bowl of honey nectar and let them sit on your hands or head while drinking – a truly memorable experience of Mother Nature for your family.


Book the Perfect Accommodation for Your Gold Coast Holiday

Only 25 minutes away from the Gold Coast Airport, an hour from Brisbane and situated between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise is the perfect accommodation for your Gold Coast holiday.

Searching for the best accommodation on the Gold Coast? Crowne Plaza lets you experience all the Gold Coast has to offer. Our world class facilities include events and meeting rooms, wedding reception venues and top value dining.

Our hotel features 2 pools that guests can use, as well as stunning beaches within walking distance. There are rainforests in the national parks nearby, too.

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise looks forward to welcoming you. To make your reservation, contact the hotel on +61 7 5592 9900 or send your enquiry online.