With a picturesque coastline of crystal blue sea and pristine white sand stretching 70km, Australia’s Gold Coast is truly a stunning place to visit. The beaches are lined with a multitude of top-class restaurants, cosy cafes and an array of boutique shops to cater to your every whim. To ensure you’re close to all of the action, the Broadbeach region is the perfect place to stay.

With an abundance of options to choose from, deciding which hotel to book can be a little overwhelming and often depends on the type of holiday you hope to have. Dorsett Gold Coast is conveniently located on Broadbeach Island and is perfectly positioned to offer the ideal blend of beach, dining, shopping, entertainment and inner-city vibrance!

With so much to see and do, and so many places on the Gold Coast to explore, you are guaranteed to have an incredible time. Here are some of the top reasons to visit the region and stay in Broadbeach.

Broadbeach Foreshore

The foreshore is the perfect place for families, couples or solo travellers to relax, unwind and take in some sun, sea and sand.

Perhaps all you want to do is sunbathe while holding a book in one hand and a delicious cocktail in the other. Or maybe you’d like to check out the arts and crafts beachfront market and discover some of the local artistic talent.

We’d definitely recommend taking a stroll along the coastline and going for a dip in the sparkling, turquoise ocean that the Gold Coast is known for!

Water sports

If water sports are your thing, you will be spoilt for choice.

Surfing is a popular sport in Australia in general but particularly at beaches on the Gold Coast. Why not rent yourself a surfboard and catch some waves? If you’ve never surfed before, now is the time to start and you can find plenty of places at Broadbeach offering lessons.

Other options are parasailing, snorkelling, and stand-up paddleboarding. If you’re looking for a bit more of a rush, you can even hire a jet ski!

For something a little more opulent you could consider combining dinner with a sunset cruise along the water.

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Theme parks

When visiting the Gold Coast, theme parks are an absolute must!

Warner Brothers Movie World is one of the most popular theme parks in the region where you can meet movie characters, watch parades and be amazed by the incredible entertainment shows - it’s a truly magical experience for all ages!

Another option is Wet ‘n’ Wild. This waterpark is perfect for the Gold Coast’s subtropical climate all year round and has tonnes of terrifying slides like the Kamikaze and the Tornado. It also has a selection of smaller slides and a wave pool. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap!

If you’d like the chance to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most incredible marine animals, be sure to visit Sea World, home to polar bears, dolphins, seals, turtles, penguins, and many other species!

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The Star Gold Coast

When you stay at Dorsett Gold Coast, you will have direct connectivity to The Star Hotel Gold Coast and all of its amenities including fitness centres, an entertainment complex, restaurants, and bars. The Star Gold Coast is Australia’s world-class entertainment and leisure destination!

Shopping

If you’re in need of some retail therapy, Pacific Fair shopping centre is the place to go, and it’s just a 12-minute walk from Dorsett Gold Coast.

It’s the largest shopping centre in the region and has an indoor and outdoor mall, with stores selling many designer brands such as Gucci, Chanel, and Hugo Boss. If you’re looking for something more low-key, there are also many household high street names to explore, as well as independent boutique stores.

There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops at the shopping centre too, so why not make a day of it? Stop for coffee and a decadent piece of cake or treat yourself to a spot of afternoon tea.

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Fine dining

Fine dining is everywhere on the Gold Coast, and you can guarantee you’ll find whatever cuisine you are craving. Whether you’re looking for fresh seafood, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Japanese, French - you name it and you’ll be able to find it!

We’d recommend making a booking at the Gold Coast’s signature venue, Nineteen at The Star. Located on the 19th floor of The Darling hotel in Broadbeach, you’ll find the chic rooftop restaurant featuring incredible views of the sparkling Gold Coast skyline.

Combining sublime sophistication with a cool coastal flair and the freshest seasonal produce, prepare for sensory overload. The view, food, paired wine list and welcoming service will have you returning again and again.

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Hinterland hikes

Immerse yourself in nature and make your way to the national parks. Here you can hike or bike, whichever takes your fancy. There’s something for all levels, so it’s worth a visit whether you’re looking for a relaxing stroll or a strenuous mountain climb.

One of the best bits about a hinterland hike is wandering upon a freshwater waterfall or a swimming hole, because with the balmy Queensland temperature, it’s always warm enough for an outdoor dip.

But if you’re looking for a bit more of an adventure, visit the Creek Caves and discover the glow worms.

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Where to stay?

With all of this and more on your doorstep, Dorsett Gold Coast is the perfect place to stay in Broadbeach.

Whether it’s a romantic escapade for two, a getaway with a bunch of good friends or a holiday for the whole family, there is a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. If you’re looking for ultimate luxury, book either the deluxe or executive suite and enjoy your own private balcony and admire the beautiful coastline views.

Start planning your next trip and book your stay at the Dorsett Gold Coast Hotel.