Choosing holiday accommodation on the Gold Coast can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. There is so much choice that it is hard to know where to begin. What we do now is log on to Trip Advisor, choose an accommodation type ( hotel,specialty lodging) then choose an area and go from there. Even though we manage a holiday apartment complex on the Gold Coast we still often choose to holiday locally. Why not when the Gold Coast has so much to offer.
If you are wanting to any of the following then Southport and Aqualine Apartments is the perfect base.
- Visit the theme parks
- Visit great surfing beaches including Main Beach and Surfers Paradise
- Dine out with lots of options within walking distance
- Stroll on deserted sandy beaches overlooking the sparkling waters of the famous Broadwater
- Go whale watching, jet boating, para sailing or jet skiing
- Head off to the beautiful rainforests of Mt Tamborine or O’Reilly’s
- Do some retail therapy at one of the local centresx
- The Broadwater Parklands are great for getting outdoors and have plenty of activities for all aged children
If your purpose for visiting the Gold Coast is not for holidays then Southport is still worth considering for the following reasons
- The Gold Coast hospital and newly opened Gold Coast University Hospital are close by as well as the bulk of the Gold Coast Specialists
- The main hub of business is located around Southport, Bundall and Surfers Paradise
- The Griffith University Gold Coast Campus is close by
So for your next visit to the Gold Coast whether for business or pleasure why not consider Southport and the excellent self serviced apartments of Aqualine Apartments
The Queensland Government has just released a statement announcing a multi- million dollar advertising blitz to highlight the Gold Coast as the Theme Park capital of Australia. The campaign is aiming to showcase the range of theme parks which are among the best in the world and they’re all within a short commute of each other, here on the Gold Coast. The $15 million campaign is jointly funded by the Queensland Government and theme park operators and is set to generate significant tourism benefits for Queensland.
Theme Parks are a must do for any family holiday vacation. Aqualine Apartments is situated close to all four, making it an ideal location for a holiday. With Sea World literally just across the Broadwater from Aqualine, it’s only a short 5 minute drive. All of the theme parks are serviced by regular public transport and the bus stop is right outside of the apartments.
While the campaign focuses on the theme parks, families coming to the Gold Coast will also be able to enjoy world class beaches and the many other local attractions.
Another magic day on the Broadwater. Why not book a couple of days to kick back and recharge
Aqualine Luxury Apartments at Southport located directly opposite the Broadwater Parklands is located a short 5-minute drive from Harbour town – the Gold Coasts’ ultimate retail outlet shopping experience. Home to a diverse retail mix there’s something for everyone and you’re sure to walk out with an armful of purchases.
In the last 12 months, Harbour Town has introduced a plethora of well-known brands, making it the ideal location to shop for big brands, at low prices. Some of the better-known brands include: Nike, Asics, Mimco, Peter Alexander, Hugo Boss, Sunburn and a number of home-ware stores.
The most recently opened Target Outlet introduces a new diverse range of products that is unprecedented within the centre.
The outdoor centre also has one of the best fruit and veg shops on the Gold Coast, a Woolworths, butcher shop and a discounted chemist making it the one stop shop for everything you need. Harbour Town advertises their centre as being an adventure and truly is a completely different shopping experience.
What better way to end a tiring day of shopping, than by watching the latest blockbuster at Harbour Town cinemas.
If shopping isn’t for you, why not let the girls have an afternoon of retail therapy, while you head out for a surf or round of golf at one of the numerous courses close by.
Situated right across from Aqualine Apartments is the Southport Broadwater and the Broadwater Parklands. The parklands offer a variety of amusements for the kids and is frequently visited for picnics on the grassed areas. This spring is set to attract more visitors with the Brodwater Parklands becoming home to bring on spring.
The Bring on Spring festival is jam packed full of family activities including the dance and circus party, family fun day with super heroes, produce by the pier, the spring concert, outdoor movies, Grease on the Lawn and many more activities.
The Rockpools water playground takes the kids on an adventure from the rainforest to the ocean. Combined with the swings, giant lizards, bike track, flying fox and the jumping pillows makes for endless hours of fun for the kids.
Café Rockpool is the perfect addition to the parklands! Choose to eat in and overlook the Broadwater and Main Lawn or take away and enjoy a picnic in the surrounds of the park.
If you’re looking for well appointed self contained holiday apartments close to the Broadwater then Aqualine Apartmentsis certainly worth considering. There is a choice of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with either Broadwater Views or views of the Gold Coast hinterland towards Mt Tamborine. If you want an apartment with some of the most spectacular Broadwater views on the coast then you’re best to ring and book directly. That way we can tell you what’s available and ensure you get what you the best room for you.
Wheels are in motion for the Southport to cement its’ name as the CBD of the Gold Coast with the area rezoned as a Priority Development Area. The precinct looks set for a high rise boom, with plans for at least another two towers to go up-including one on top of Australia Fair.
The owner of Australia Fair is considering the redevelopment of its’ water-facing shopping mall which includes adding a tower to the existing site and a refurbishment of the mall.
West of Australia Fair will be redeveloped and become the cornerstone for the city’s Chinatown plans, running through the heart of Southport. It is understood there has been huge interest in the redevelopment plans and there is talk a 1000 sqm Asian grocery store could be part of the redevelopment.
Meanwhile, work will start on the $8 million Gold Coast Institute of TAFE redevelopment in the Southport Mall and it is understood it is planning to put a Times Square-style screen at the front of the building.
The Bulletin revealed the old Gold Coast Hospital site would be demolished and the land subdivided, with the State Government hoping the precinct would become a business park, like Sydney’s Macquarie Business Park.
The light rail, the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village, the hospital and the expansion of Griffith University and GCIT were the hallmarks of creating a strong business district.
Aqualine Apartments are situated in the midst of the plans with only a short walk or drive to Australia Fair and the centre of Southport. While the high rises are set to boom, Aqualine will still maintain their stunning views of the Broadwater but also reap the benefits Southport will have to offer.
Located a short drive North of Aqualine Apartments is one of the leading sport and recreation centres, the Runaway Bay Sport Centre.
Featuring the most modern training facilities for both elite and beginner athletes, it is also a dedicated training camp. The Centre incorporates community facilities, which include a Sports Medicine centre, health spa, gymnasium, Olympic aquatic centre, stadium, coffee shop, child minding and a children’s party area for ‘active’ celebrations. Add to this professional coaching, support staff, business and conference facilities and you have a unique centre like no other.
Open to the public, the super sports centre is the ideal fitness centre for those looking for a fully equipped gymnasium with full range of Nautilus Nitro resistance training machines, a great selection of modern cardio equipment and an extensive selection of free weights and plate loaded exercise stations.
Personal Training which is tailored to your individual needs and includes a variety of exercise choices such as Boxing, Pilates, Yoga, Deep Water Exercise as well as the more traditional exercise options is available at the centre.
An Olympic pool, for the swimmers or those in need of low impact exercise.
The variety of group exercise classes ranges so diversely each person is sure to find the ones that target their focus area, fitness level and personal favourites. Some on offer include: body pump, boxing circuit, anti gravity yoga, deep water exercise, insanity and pro one tennis sessions.
Short term memberships of one week are also available, ideal for Aqualine guests.
The season of fascinators and men in suits is back and the race that stops the nation, Melbourne Cup, is only a couple of weeks away. By staying at Aqualine Apartments, you open yourself to an array of different venues all celebrating the race in spectacular style.
The gold Coast Turf club is a popular venue with races starting from 9am. They also host a fashion on the field for those ladies wishing to show off their race day outfits.
Many near by venues such as the Southport Yacht Club, Sheraton, Southport Sharks football club and the RSL all offer packages which include a food and beverage deal.
If you’re looking for something a little different this year, why not try the Rivers Cup Day cruise? Don your best racing attire and celebrate onboard the ‘Voyager. The Melbourne Cup Day cruise includes a fabulous selection of Canapes and sparkling on arrival. A gourmet lunch, with music, sweepstakes and a four hour cruise on Gold Coast’s stunning waterways is also provided in the package.
Aqualine Apartments is ideally located across from the Southport Broadwater and is conveniently close to many of the favourite Melbourne Cup venues on the Gold Coast. There is a choice of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with either Broadwater Views or views of the Gold Coast hinterland towards Mt Tamborine. Book directly and secure your room.