Stay On The Gold Coast
Find The Best Gold Coast Accommodation

There are few places in the world quite like Moreton Island, so if you have the time then why not combine a trip to Moreton Island with one to Gold Coast. It’s still easy enough to get to the island from the Gold Coast, and there are countless accommodation options in Gold Coast that you wont find on Moreton island.

However, Gold Coast is perhaps better known for its surfing beaches, iconic skyline, theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild and great nightlife.

The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth-largest city, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland’s second-largest city.

The city consists of 70 kilometres (43 mi) of coastline, with some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia and the world.

In fact, it is the number one tourist destination for vacationing Aussies. Around 10 million tourists visit the Gold Coast area each year.

You will be glad to visit Moreton Island while staying on the Gold Coast.

3 Great Hotels on the Gold Coast

While there are many great hotels to choose from on the Gold Coast, below are our picks for three great hotels on the Gold Coast at various budgets. Be sure to check availability, as each of these top Gold Coast hotels are very popular and can get booked out.

– Budget Option

BUNK Surfers Paradise

BUNK is the best place for backpackers to stay in Gold Coast. This award winning hostel offers both dormitories and private rooms. Each stay includes 2 GB of Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, and access to their pool, hot tub, and sundeck. Plus, they make meeting people easy through their hostel events.

Check rates and availability.

Bunk Hotel Surfers Paradise

– Mid-Range Option

Hilton Surfers Paradise

This contemporary Gold Coast hotel is perfect for couples. Located in the neighborhood of Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast, this Hilton hotel features 4 pools, 1 restaurant, and 1 bar. There are two exercise rooms available for guest use, a spa and sauna, and they offer 24-hour room service.

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Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel

– Luxury Option

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort ticks all the boxes. This luxurious property has direct beach access as well as an on-site pool with a swim up bar. There are two restaurants on site, a causal buffet restaurant called Terraces and an upscale venue called La Pearls bar which features tropical garden and ocean views. Service is first class.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

After you have seen Moreton Island and Gold Coast why not take a trip into the neighboring hinterland? Mount Tamborine is Queensland oldest national park, and offers spectacular rainforest scenery and sweeping vistas out toward the Pacific Ocean. You might even be able to spot Moreton Island from that vantage point!

Popular Hotels on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast offers different types of holidays, from penthouse apartments, to holiday houses, to villas in the mountains. Discover some of the great hotel options on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast accommodation: Chevron Sails Chevron Sails
Rated 5 stars

From $108

Gold Coast accommodation: QT Gold Coast QT Gold Coast
Rated 5 stars

From $153

Gold Coast accommodation: Excluza Excluza
Rated 5 stars

From $175

How to get to Moreton Island From The Gold Coast

Visitors can reach Moreton Island from Gold Coast by taking the passenger ferry from Brisbane, cruising in their own private boat or by chartering a plane. There are two privately owned air strips on the island at Cowan Cowan and Kooringal.

Private boats are free to make the trip but boaters must bear in mind that there are no public moorings available around the island. However, there are a handful of sheltered bays that are suitable for anchorage.

Gold coast

Brisbane is about an hour from Gold Coast by car but once in Brisbane visitors can chose from one of the island’s three ferry operators: The Tangalooma Resort, MICAT Ferry, and Amity Traders Ferry.

Tangalooma Resort takes foot passengers to their resorts doorstep, while the MICAT Ferry takes passengers and vehicles just north of the resort. It is a comfortable 75-minute cruise from Brisbane to Moreton Island and often dolphins can be spotted along the way.

Amity Trader’s offers a ferry service which departs 40 minutes south of the Brisbane CBD and takes approximately 2 scenic hours.

Moreton Island is a very popular day tour from Gold Coast so tour operators or hotels in the city will be able to easily arrange the logistics of a trip to the island.

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About 'Moreton Island Australia'

Moreton Island Australia is a 'Web Magazine' website that is dedicated to all things related to Queensland's iconic great sandy island. We are passionate about Australia's great natural wonder, its vast beaches and lakes, its incredible vistas, its natural beauty and the unforgettable experiences that are waiting for all who visit. Our aim is to discuss Moreton Island, its history, its environment, its wildlife and its spectacular destinations. We hope that this website will inspire all who visit, just as much as Moreton Island has inspired us.

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