5 Reasons Why The Gold Coast Is A Great Idea This Summer

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The brightly coloured HOTA Gallery rises like a Rubik’s cube amongst the tropical palms of Queensland’s Gold Coast. It marks a new level of sophistication for the Gold Coast, a coming of age that gives visitors one more reason to put this holiday playground on their itinerary. 

It also adds to a growing list of attractions that includes excellent restaurants and bars, craft breweries, a beautiful hinterland, theme parks and family attractions. The Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is perfectly positioned to take advantage of everything on offer. You might even see HOTA from your hotel balcony. 

Here are 5 good reasons to head to the Gold Coast this summer.

HOTA, Home of the Arts

Queensland artist William Robinson was deeply inspired by the landscape of the Gold Coast Hinterland. His stunning 5-metre wide painting, The Rainforest, which depicts the Hinterland in all its untamed beauty, was the inspiration for the impressive HOTA Gallery that opened in early 2021.

Just a few minutes’ drive from the Vibe Gold Coast, the post-Modernist building dazzles in blue, green, yellow and orange. It has a dedicated children’s gallery and beautiful, quirky and interesting paintings, sculptures and multimedia. The Exhibitionist Bar on the top floor offers panoramic views and wonderfully creative cocktails.

Drinking and Dining In Style

We simply can’t get enough of the Gold Coast’s cool bars and restaurants. From the edgy Pink Monkey to the hacienda-style Frida Sol, there’s a bar for all tastes. The Collective rooftop bar and The Cuban bar are other favourites.

Burleigh is one of the coolest precincts with restaurants like Rick Shores, Jimmy Wah’s and Iku Yakitori & Whiskey Bar. In cosmopolitan Broadbeach, Miss Moneypenny’s, Social Eating House and Moo Moo are drawcards. Etsu Izakaya brings modern Japanese to Mermaid Beach while Labart features on some of the country’s top restaurant lists.

Catch The Wave To A Craft Brewery

The Gold Coast has a flourishing craft beer scene with breweries like Balter, Black Hops, Lost Palms and stalwart Burleigh Brewing Co worth serious exploration.

Check out Precinct Brewing, in a funky space that used to house an auto electrician. Relax in the outdoor beer garden at Madocke Brewing, the Gold Coast’s first Belgian brewery. If you’re short of time or just want to kick relax while someone else does the driving, consider a tour with Hop On Brewery Tours.

Enjoying Nature At Its Finest

Less than an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast’s world-famous beach breaks are lush rainforests, waterfalls, vineyards, farmers markets and various locations for seeing glow worms. Enjoy a bird’s eye view from the Tree Top Walk in Lamington National Park or the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.

Do the beautiful Natural Bridge walk in Springbrook or the Mt Tamborine walk to Curtis Falls before exploring the many shops and galleries on Gallery Walk. Relax in the restaurant and beautiful setting at Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and visit the purpose-built glow worm cave for daytime viewing.

Keeping The Kids Occupied

The Gold Coast is excitement on steroids for big and little kids alike. Enjoy the thrills of indoor or outdoor skydiving, go karting, hot-air ballooning or theme parks like Warner Bros Movie World with the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest, longest and fastest HyperCoaster.

Hang ten with the dolphins, polar bears, penguins and other marine life at Sea World or experience lorikeet feeding, bird shows, a miniature train and wildlife hospital at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. For family attractions, the Gold Coast is hard to beat.

And when the sightseeing's done, return to your Vibe for a little RnR.

** Peace of mind when you stay with us: Introducing Clean Touch. Note some activities listed may be subject to Covid restrictions.** 

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