• Accommodation in Southport
    Close to all the action...
    ...your perfect Gold Coast location
  • Southport Resort Apartments
    Overlooking the Broadwater Parklands near the Rockpools and Aquatic Centre
  • Gold Coast Seaworld Accommodation
    ...easy drive to all the big theme parks!
  • Accommodation near Tedder Avenue Gold Coast
    Near Main Beach and Tedder Avenue, Marina Mirage or Southport CBD
  • Accommodation near Harbour Town Shopping
    ... so close to Major Shopping Centres like Australia Fair and Harbour Town

New Year’s Eve at Aqualine

This year’s best family friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations will be happening at Broadwater Parklands in Southport.

Starting at 6 pm at the Great Lawn, enjoy a family concert featuring a host of local musical talent followed by a brilliant fireworks display. The event finishes at 9 pm and is sure to be a huge hit with children of all ages.

Paradise Point is hosting ‘A Night of Stars’ New Year’s Eve concert, an unforgettable party night with spectacular fireworks, live bands, singers, dancers, clowns, stilt walkers and fire eaters. The concert commences at 5:45 pm and fireworks display is at 9 pm.

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Or for New Year’s Eve celebrations like no other, head into Surfers Paradise Offshore. Two firework displays will be held, one at the family friendly time of 8 pm and one leading into the New Year at midnight.

Many other New Year’s Events can be found on the Gold Coast with parties held at Q1 Skypoint – $159 pp, Stingray Bar – $89 pp or any of the famous bars of Surfers Paradise.

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Must Do Activities on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most recognised holiday destinations by both national and international travellers. The coastal city has been the selected holiday location for families for many years, with additional attractions making appearances each year.

A holiday to the Gold Coast will never be a unmemorable occasion especially if you follow our must do guide guaranteeing the perfect fun filled trip away!

1. Less Known Beaches

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The Gold Coast is renowned worldwide for its beaches, uncomparable to any other in the world. Although most tourists are attracted to the famous beach of Surfers Paradise, we recommend to take a trip down to Currumbin Alley beach. Only a 25 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments this beach boasts lovely clean sand, less people and safe swimming conditions. Why not make a day trip out of the drive and visit Elephant Rock just around the corner, which, as the name suggests looks uncannily like its animal counterpart. Many much loved cafe’s and restaurants are situated around this area, however the views of the Currumbin Surf Club always make it a winner!

2. Outlet Shopping

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What better way to spend a holiday than indulging in a little retail therapy. The Gold Coast’s well known Pacific Fair outdoor shopping centre is always high on the list of must do activities on the coast, however it’s Harbour Town Shopping centre that has our pick. Only a 15 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments, Harbour Town is home to a huge array of designer brand outlets that offer unbeatable discounts all year round. Some of the big names include Levi’s, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Oroton, Polo Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss. The centre is open every day including most public holidays, and is designed to provide shoppers with an outdoor retail experience so they can enjoy the Gold Coast’s beautiful weather.  If you are travelling from interstate or overseas be sure to visit the Tourism Lounge located in the centre, to collect your VIP Tourism Card. The card offers special discounts and traveller incentives to ensure visitors take full advantage of the deals on offer.

3. Walk with a View

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There is no better way to squeeze in some holiday exercise than to take a walk around Burleigh Headland National Park. Only a 20 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments this park offers two walking tracks- The Rainforest Circuit (2.3 km return) and The Ocean View Walk (1.3 km one way). Despite which track you choose both offer unmatched views of the famous Gold Coast skyline and beaches. The circuits can be accessed from the very top of Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, which also boasts picnic perfect grassy areas and facilities overlooking the ocean. We recommended to take a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a bottle of water to make the most of the experience.

4. Great Coffee & Great Food

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Chirn Park, only a short stroll from Aqualine Apartments, is the home to a collection of the Gold Coast’s best cafe’s and dining options. Winner of the Crave Gold Coast “#1 Coffee on the Coast”, Daark Espresso is the northern Gold Coast’s answer to the perfect brew. As the focus of Daark is clearly  the coffee, the menu is  restricted but offers a flavour packed selection of all day breakfast and lunch items.  Around the corner is Koncubine Cafe. Offering cosy indoor and cool outdoor seating this haunt is a favourite of locals. With a menu built on fancy sandwiches and classic breakfast dishes its unlikely to be anything other than satisfied. Thai Magik is another favourite of the area, offering fresh and truly authentic thai cuisine for a reasonable price. Tonic on Chirn is a fantastic tapas bar which easily competes with the well known establishments of Broadbeach. Tonic on Chirn offers an extensive cocktail list and a regularly refreshed menu of tapas dishes.

5. Pelican Feeding

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The Ian Dipple Lagoon, located only 5 minutes up the road from Aqualine Apartments is the perfect place for a relaxed day of beach activities. The lagoon  is sectioned off from the broadwater by a sand barrier providing safe swimming conditions all year round. The lagoon area also hosts barbeque facilities, picnic tables, childrens playground and shaded areas to ensure visitors can make the most out of their day. The main attraction however is the fascinating pelican feeding which occurs at 1:30 pm everyday, weather permitting. Free to all, spectators can watch as the huge number of pelicans soar down from the sky and then make their way out of the lagoon onto the banks for a lunchtime feed. Tourists are even encouraged to take photos with the pelicans before the take flight once again! Adjacent to the lagoon is the Gold Coasts famous Charis Seafoods, which along with supplying the lunchtime fish to the pelicans also has classic style fish and chips for the onlookers.

 

Gold Coast Super Centre

Aqualine Apartments is only a 10 minute drive to the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Centre.

 

The sports training facility features state of the art facilities designed for both elite professionals and beginners looking for a healthier lifestyle. The Sports Super Centre homes a fully equipped gymnasium which offers a 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.

Short term membership is perfect for holiday makers staying at Aqualine Apartments who still want to maintain their health and fitness. The membership offers access to sails health and fitness Club(gymnasium), group fitness classes, aquatic centre sauna and Jacuzzi track & field access.

Due the convenient location Aqualine is also ideal accommodation for those with events on at the Super Sports Centre. After a workout head back to Aqualine Apartments and relax on the veranda overlooking the beautiful Broadwater.

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Accommodation Gold Coast Theme Parks

90If you have the season theme pass then there is no better place to base yourself than Aqualine Apartments. Located perfectly so that you are no more than a 20 minute drive from Dream World, Movie World and Wet and Wild and only 5 minutes from Sea World.

Wear yourself out during the day and come back to your beautifully appointed apartment and unwind in the spa bath or kick back on the balcony and soak up the superb views.

Phone now for theme park accommodation booking.

BROADWATER PARKLANDS ROCKPOOLS GRAND OPENING

84The huge number of people turning out for the official opening of the Rockpools was a sure sign of the popularity of this wonderful addition to the Broadwater Parklands. It is the perfect place for  young families as it is shallow throughout and there is plenty of shade. With bbqs and an excellent playground as part of the development you can really make a day of it.

Just another reason to stay at Aqualine Apartments. All of this is within an easy walk from the front door of Aqualine

SAFE SWIMMING ENCLOSURE A REAL WINNER

83You can forget about jelly fish, blue bottles and sharks when you go for a swim at the Broadwater Parklands swimming enclosure. With a big pontoon, sandy beaches, bbqs, playground and cafe, what more could you need for the perfect day out this Summer.

Visit the Broadwater Parklands and you will see why it is the most popular park facility on the Gold Coast. The best thing is that there is still 2 stages to be developed making the parklands the most significant recreational development project on the coast.

When the final stage is completed the parklands will extend right up to Aqualine Apartments.

Accommodation Gold Coast Theme Parks

71If you have the season theme pass then there is no better place to base yourself than Aqualine Apartments. Located perfectly so that you are no more than a 20 minute drive from Dream World, Movie World and Wet and Wild and only 5 minutes from Sea World.

Wear yourself out during the day and come back to your beautifully appointed apartment and unwind in the spa bath or kick back on the balcony and soak up the superb views.

Phone now for theme park accommodation booking.

Gold Coast Theme Park Accommodation

70If you’re doing all the Worlds then there is no better positioned resort than Aqualine Apartments. No more than 20 minutes to any of the parks and close to the major shopping centres of Australia Fair and Harbour Town as well as a host of top line restaurants.

Phone now and secure your Gold Coast Theme Park Accommodation.

Paradise Jetboats a Must Do on the Gold Coast

61Paradise Jetboats should definitely be on your to do list when you stay with us at Aqualine Apartments at Southport on the Gold Coast. Because their boats go from Mariners Cove at Marina Mirage you only have a short time going slow. It is an absolute blast and a great way to see the Broadwater – quickly that is.

WHALE WATCHING GOLD COAST ACCOMMODATION

59At Aqualine Apartments we have great value Whale Watching accommodation packages available. Great value half day and full day tours can be packaged with our luxury accommodation. Phone for last minute rates.

SHARKS FUNCTION CENTRE ACCOMMODATION SOUTHPORT

57Aqualine Apartments is less than 5 km from the Sharks Football Club Function Centre and is rated the No1 Specialty Accommodation provider in Southport on Trip Advisor. The apartments are modern,beautifully appointed and most have water views. A courtesy bus is available from Sharks Club to your front door at Aqualine ensuring convenience and peace of mind.

We do very competetive package deals for group bookings so phone us and get a quote.