Located on the east coast of Australia, between Brisbane and the border between Queensland and New South Wales, is the Gold Coast. The region was largely uninhabited until 1823, when explorer John Oxley landed at Mermaid Beach.
It is one of the country’s major national and international tourist destinations due largely to its gorgeous subtropical climate, sunny surf beaches, beautiful rainforest hinterland and high-rise dominated skyline.
One of the biggest attractions associated with cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast is the theme parks. Dreamworld boasts over 50 rides that are suitable for visitors of all ages, meet your favourite stars and characters at Warner Bros. Movie World, get up close and personal with our sea life at Seaworld, and make a splash at Wet’n’Wild Water World or WhiteWater World.
Other visitors choose budget motels on the Gold Coast to soak up sun, sand and surf. There are plenty of beaches within the area, including those at Surfer’s Paradise, Broadbeach, Main Beach, Currumbin, Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach, South Stradbroke Island, Snapper Rocks (where you can catch the region’s most popular surf) and Kirra Beach.
There are plenty of hotels on the Gold Coast to choose from, ensuring that there is a perfect match for travelers of all kinds. Whether you need a separate room for the kids or you’re on a romantic getaway, we can help!
Budget Motels can help any kind of traveler find the best hotel on the Gold Coast – whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, we are sure to have an accommodation option to meet your needs.
We understand that everyone’s needs are different, which is why our motels are located close to major arterials, eateries and many of the attractions in the area. You are sure to have the most enjoyable stay possible.
Many visitors choose to arrive at motels on the Gold Coast via plane – the local airport is only 20km from Surfer’s Paradise, whilst Brisbane airport is only a 90 minute drive away. Domestic and international flights arrive and depart the area daily, ensuring plenty of travel options.
If you would prefer to drive, it will take you around 90 minutes from Brisbane or around 9 and a half hours from Sydney. Other travel options include train and coach, with services operating between major cities daily.
Once you have arrived on the Gold Coast, there are a number of ways for you to get around (if you don’t wish to hire a car). There are trams, buses, ferries and even yacht services available! Buses also operate directly between the theme parks and other major tourist attractions.
If you have chosen motel accommodation on the Gold Coast, you will be pleased to learn that there are plenty of attractions in the area for you to enjoy. Visitors of all ages will find something to amuse themselves.
Sports and recreation enthusiasts will have an endless supply of things to do: complete the TreeTop Challenge, King Tutts Putt Putt, Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat, Circus Arts, ice skating, surf lessons, Putt Putt Golf at Mermaid Beach, and the various golf courses in the region.
Those interested in wildlife or family friendly activities will enjoy the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Tropical Fruit World, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, David Fleay Wildlife Park and Thunderbird Park (among others).
When staying at hotels on the Gold Coast, you might also be interested in seeing the many landmarks and historical sites, including: the City Gallery, SkyPoint Observation Deck, Pimpama and Ormeau War Memorial, Hinze Dam, and Tallebudgera Creek (which is meaningful to the Aboriginal population).
If you don’t mind travelling out of the city a little, we recommend visiting the many vineyards, distilleries and breweries in the area. Tastings are held regularly and many also feature a restaurant or café for your enjoyment.
If your hotel on the Gold Coast only provides basic cooking facilities or doesn’t provide any at all, there are plenty of restaurants and eateries for you to dine at. Make sure that you try the delicious seafood, caught fresh from the ocean!
Are you planning on visiting the Gold Coast sometime in the near future? If so, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to Sea World.