Top 10 Gold Coast winter must-do's

With the nights getting longer and the days cooling, you might be tempted to hibernate for winter. But don’t pack away your swimmers just yet the sun is still shining and the water is a tepid 25’c. Here are our 10 reasons why you need a Gold Coast winter migration.

1. The Gold Coast beaches are calling

Stay at The Regent and catch the sunrise from our stunning location between Broadbeach and the infamous Surfers Paradise . With over 57km of beautiful coastline, you’ll be spoiled for choice. This time of the of year is perfect to take a stroll along the sands and head to Surfers Paradise for a coffee or treat, then lay the towel down and stop the hard-won summer tan from fading. If you’re a keen surfer the winter waves are perfect along the Gold Coast, with the crisp offshore mornings and fewer crowds.

2. Fun at Gold Coast theme parks

The Gold Coast is famous for fun and our theme parks keep the adrenaline pumped at the smiles wide. Head out from your Regent accommodation and discover water parks, extreme roller coasters and visit your favourite movie characters. Whether it’s the latest ride, exotic animal encounters or a thrilling waterslide experience the Gold Coast has it all.

3. Boutique markets to high-end Gold Coast shopping

There are a plethora of markets across the Gold Coast offering fresh food from the farmer to custom made vintage threads. Try the Burleigh markets, Carrara Markets and the Surfers Paradise markets. If you’re after the latest fashion with biggest brands and the best bargains you can’t go passed the Harbour Town outlet mall or the recently refurbished Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. There is nowhere like the Gold Coast for a true shopping spree.

4. Events & Festivals

We touched on the some great events recently in our top 10 events for the autumn post. As the year progresses there are more events heading to the Gold Coast over that make the trek worthwhile. Try Blues on Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise Live, Gold Coast Marathon, the Gold Coast Film festival, the International Boat show at Sanctuary Cove or even the Australian open bowls.

5. Hinterland day trips

Tiring of the sand, surf, and the sun? It's time to head to the hills and explore the magic of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Take a walk through World Heritage rainforests at Lamington and Springbrook national parks, see cascading waterfalls or grab a scone and a cup of tea at beautiful Mount Tambourine after visiting the botanical gardens.

6. Catch a game

The Gold Coast stadium is welcoming two national teams to our sunny shores this winter. Join us on June 26 for the Titans vs Raiders for a Sunday afternoon showdown, bring the family and enjoy all the off-field action as well. League not your thing? Head out on 23 April and watch the Gold Coast Suns clash with North Melbourne. Enjoy a night out with free public transport (included with every pre-purchased tickets), live music and all the action and excitement.

7. Visit Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

If you headed out for a hinterland day trip then you know how delightful the Gold Coast is. For a truly magical experience try the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk - a one and a half kilometre rainforest walking experience which includes the Skywalk Bridge, the 40 metre Skywalk Cantilever and the Cedar Creek Viewing Platform. The platforms are joined by a winding pathway along the canopy floor. The walk is a breathtaking way ti take in the pristine beauty of the rainforest and is certainly worth a visit.

8. Gold Coast dining

From opulent waterfront dining to the some of the tastiest on-the-go street food, the Gold Coast dishes up an endless and succulent buffet for locals and travellers alike. Make a memory at the amazing Dracula’s cabaret restaurant, pull up a water view table at Oskars at Burleigh, enjoy a wine with a tasty meal at O’Reily’s Canungra Valley vineyards or grab some takeaway, pull up a bench and people watch on Cavill Ave.

9. Ride along the Gold Coast Esplanade

There’s no better way to explore the Gold Coast’s distinct neighbourhoods than by hiring a bike and putting rubber to the pavement with pedal power. Enjoy the chilled surfer vibes of Burleigh Heads and Nobby Beach, cruise the bustling Surfers Paradise or head to Broadbeach and soak up the hip, new, trendy new vibe.

10. Be lazy hang out at The Regent

It’s your holiday, right? So, you shouldn’t feel guilty about having a lazy day. A bit of rest and relaxation is probably just what the doctor ordered and where better to get re-energise than your very own self-contained Regent Apartment? Cook a lazy breakfast after a sleep in, have a BBQ, lounge by the pool (both indoor and outdoor), play some tennis or relax in the jacuzzi. Whilst it is great to indulge in all the non-stop fun and excitement across the Gold Coast you should certainly make time for a lazy day or... maybe two.

The Gold Coast is just as lively for winter as it is in high summer, you’re certainly not going to run out of things to do. So what do you say? Time to shrug off the winter blues - It's Gold Coast holiday time! Get in touch with the Regent Apartments and plan the escape today.

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