Travel Gold Coast.
Our playground up north is enjoying a moment in the (sporting) sun
Need a vitamin-d hit? The Commonwealth Games arrive here next month, but there’s plenty for non-sports lovers too: free cultural events, a hot food scene, luxe spa experiences and, of course, those glorious beaches.
Location, location: Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise is just opposite the beach, making it the ultimate spot for sunrise swims and watching stunning sunsets from its luxury apartments and penthouses. Or combine a dip with a killer view at the swimming podium perched high above the beach. From $359 per night; mantra hotels.com/peppers-soul.
For the cost of a bottle of wine, you can watch the world’s finest athletes reach their PBS – the final release of GC2018 tickets, including some of the most in-demand events, are on sale now; gc2018.com.
You don’t need a cent, or an interest in sport, to enjoy Festival 2018 – two days of free culture taking over the Gold Coast from April 4–15 to celebrate the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Experience music, theatre, circus, dance, ideas, visual arts and film from around the globe.