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Golden beaches, local fare and family fun – experience the Gold Coast with Oaks Hotels & Resorts

August 7, 2017 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The countdown is officially on with the Commonwealth Games now well under a year away, but the host city has more than its new state-of-the-art sporting precinct to entice travellers. The Gold Coast is a vibrant sun-soaked city with long stretches of white-sand beaches, easy-going and fine dining eateries to satisfy any hard-to-please palate, a lush ancient hinterland, and world-famous theme parks to excite the whole family.

The Coast has long been considered, and continues to be, one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations with its evolving blend of city and sea activities, elegant beachfront dining and quirky cafes, along with friendly wildlife and easy-going locals forever tempting travellers to its golden shores.

Located on the southern tip of the city, nestled in the relaxed beachside suburb of Coolangatta, Oaks Calypso Plaza is inviting travellers to book a One Bedroom Apartment from $396* per night or a spacious Two Bedroom Apartment for $550* per night (minimum five-night stay). To help get you started on your travel itinerary, the team at Oaks Calypso Plaza has rounded up the top picks for an unforgettable laid-back beachside escape.

Foodie fever
The Gold Coast’s gastronomy offering has grown so much in the last few years it now rivals the country’s leading capital cities with hatted restaurants, quirky cafes and food trucks, to alfresco wine bars and craft beer tap houses dotted throughout the region. With oceanfront fine dining at Broadbeach, unrivalled on-trend cafés in Palm Beach and rooftop cocktails in Burleigh Heads, this metropolitan city has no shortage of foodie hotspots.

Great outdoors
A trip to the Gold Coast would not be complete without getting wet and if there’s one thing the Coast has no shortage of, it’s endless stretches of white sandy beaches extending from the southern end at Rainbow Bay to South Stradbroke Island in the north. For those looking to frolic in calm waters head to Currumbin Alley and Tallebudgera Creek or hire a surfboard and tackle the smaller waves at Greenmount and Rainbow Bay. Hidden behind the revered string of beaches is Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest offering endless hiking trails, striking waterfalls and tree top zip-line adventures.

Theme parks and attractions
From the thrilling rides of Australia’s biggest theme parks: Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet‘n’Wild; to the live and exciting dinner show production of The Outback Spectacular; or embarking on a cultural dreamtime journey through the aboriginal legend of the Gold Coast’s first inhabitants, the Yugambeh people; it’s safe to say the Gold Coast is still Australia’s number one adventure playground.

There is no better excuse for your next Gold Coast jaunt than to coincide it with the upcoming action-packed Commonwealth Games, taking place from 4 April – 15 April, 2017. For those wanting to stay out of the host city but still close to the action, Oaks Hotels & Resorts has eleven properties dotted throughout the state’s capital, Brisbane, with free public transport for all ticketed spectators travelling to and from competition events.

Our top Brisbane pick would be Oaks Woolloongabba offering One Bedroom Apartments from $226* per night or a family-friendly Two Bedroom Apartment from $359* per night (minimum five-night stay) – wherever you choose to stay, Oaks Hotels & Resorts has you covered.

For more information on the Commonwealth Games and event timetable, visit: www.gc2018.com or to book your stay with Oaks Hotels & Resorts, visit www.minorhotels.com/en/oaks.

*Terms and conditions apply; subject to availability; minimum five-night stay. Some blackout dates may apply. 

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