There’s no denying that the Gold Coast is a fantastic place for a fun-filled girls weekend away. Whether it’s for a special occasion such as a birthday, engagement or life event - or simply to enjoy a few days away with your girlfriends, the Gold Coast has everything you need for a memorable time.

With 313 brand-new, stylish rooms finished with elegant touches throughout, Dorsett Gold Coast is the perfect Gold Coast accommodation for a girls weekend away. Sip on cocktails by the pool at Isoletto Pool Club, enjoy an afternoon of pampering at Azure Spa & Fitness, enjoy direct access to the entertainment scene at The Star Gold Coast, shop til you drop at Pacific Fair, and discover the beauty of the Gold Coast at your leisure.

To help you plan your girls weekend away on the Gold Coast, here are a few ideas and activities to add to your list of things to do.

Gold Coast Girls Weekend Away Activities

Located just 30-minutes from Gold Coast Airport, 90-minutes from Brisbane Airport, and less than a 10-minute stroll to the G: link Light Rail, Dorsett Gold Coast’s prime location provides easy accessibility to the best things to see and do in Broadbeach and the surrounding areas. Here are just a few things to do in and around the Hotel.

Spa Treatments on the Gold Coast

When it comes to popular day spas on the Gold Coast, Soak Bathhouse is one you’ll definitely want to check out. Just a short 5-minute drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, indulge in the Soak & Sip session, with access to the communal mineral pool, spa, sauna, steam room, cold plunge & relaxation areas, and a range of bubbles, boutique beers, and wines.

The Infrared Sauna is the ultimate way to soothe away aches and pains, with near and far-infrared light penetrating deep into the bones. Or perhaps a full hour of maximum relaxation with a full body massage is exactly what you’re looking for? Robe, towel and locker hire is available on-site, so all you need to bring are yourselves. Weekends can be busy at Soak Bathhouse, so it’s highly recommended to book in advance to secure your spot.

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Champagne Picnic on the Beach

Dorsett Gold Coast places you within easy reach of some of the region's most spectacular beaches. In fact, no visit to Queensland would be complete without at least a few hours of soaking up the rays, playing in the waves and enjoying the natural beauty. And what better way to spend a day with the girls than with a champagne picnic on the beach?

Nearby Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Beach and Rainbow Bay are all great options. Enjoy soft golden sands, warm ocean waters and cool ocean breezes as you sip on flutes of bubbles accompanied by a selection of light bites on the beach. Instead of running around collecting supplies and planning it all yourself, why not let Alfresco Pop Up Picnics do it for you. Everything from low tables, linen, rugs, decor, lighting and food is provided.

If enjoying the beach without a picnic is more your scene, Rainbow Bay is a beautiful place to soak up the sun, enjoy a dip in the ocean and wander around Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Beach provide ample opportunity to enjoy paddle boarding, surfing and hiking - whisking you into a little slice of Queensland paradise.

Dinner & Drinks in Broadbeach

Located just 10-minutes from Dorsett Gold Coast on the beachfront of Burleigh Heads is one of the best award-winning Pan-Asian restaurants on the Gold Coast; Rick Shores. With menus made for sharing, get together with your girlfriends and enjoy an evening of freshly shucked oysters, plates of steaming dumplings, aromatic Thai curries, wagyu skewers and much more.

Another popular spot for dinner and drinks is The Tropic, also in Burleigh Heads. Soak up sweeping ocean views and the smell of salt in the air as you dine on the freshest seafood around. Enjoy dishes of fresh prawns, King prawn Malfadine, Goldband Snapper, Eastern rock lobster and fries, Caviar Oscietra, and many more offerings on the menu. Take to the upper balcony for your meal, accompanied with summer spritzes and cocktails by the sea.

Are you looking for a little bit more inspiration? Check out the 10 Restaurants in Broadbeach Worth Visiting post for a fantastic selection of local eateries to eat, drink and socialise at.

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Shop Til’ You Drop

Literally a couple of minutes walk from the lobby of Dorsett Gold Coast, you’ll find the shopaholics paradise, Pacific Fair. Home to more than 400 stores ranging from boutique designers to popular named brands, must-have makeup and accessories stores, home and lifestyle outlets and luxury chains - there's something for every budget here.

Stop for Ben & Jerry’s or a juice boost at Boost Juice Bar, re-energise with a caffeine-loaded latte, or enjoy a few sushi dishes before pounding the floor of every level as you stock up on fantastic fashion and beauty bargains. Take a load off your feet with the latest Hollywood blockbuster and a bucket of popcorn before making your way back to your room to try on all of your buys before heading to the pool bar for cocktails at sunset.

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Meditation & Yoga

The final local spot on this list is Mermaid Beach and its daily yoga sessions with views of the palms. Encompassing many types of yoga and meditation, lessons start at 6 am Monday to Friday and from 8:30 am on Sundays. Kickstart your day with a downward dog toward the rising sun, stretching it out and ridding yourself of any tension before the day starts.

Meditation is held several times a day, as are Vinyasa and Hatha too. With sessions running throughout the day, right up until early evening, it gives you, and your girls a chance to reconnect with yourself and with nature, boosting your serotonin levels and allowing you to immerse yourself in a little bit of me-time on the beachfront. Drop-in sessions start at just $5, so it’s well worth dedicating an hour or two to when in Broadbeach.

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Your Gold Coast Accommodation

With easy access to all of the activities and destinations on this list, along with everything you need for a truly memorable stay in the heart of the Gold Coast, Dorsett Gold Coast is the perfect Gold Coast accommodation for a girls weekend away.

Make the most of stylish and modern facilities and amenities, sophisticated and comfortable rooms and direct access to the entertainment complex within The Star Gold Coast. Wake up to sweeping Gold Coast, and Hinterland views with coffee on your private balcony.

Enjoy a vibrant poolside experience with cocktails around the clock. Eat, drink and be entertained at The Star Gold Coast - and simply immerse yourself in the best of the Gold Coast and its many attractions.

Ready to take the next step toward your next Gold Coast getaway? Book your stay today.