The well loved Surfers Paradise Festival is back for another year in 2015. Spanning over two weeks from the 3rd until the 18th of April, everyone is welcome to celebrate the fun-loving, carefree buzz of Surfers Paradise with loads of exciting free activities.
This years festival features food, art, music and entertainment in the precinct, with a action packed program to cater to those of all interests.
Watch in awe as Australia’s best street performers battle it out over the Easter long weekend and experience non-stop entertainment and fun at the Festival Pavillion. Relax at the beach on a beanbag whilst enjoying a night of short film watching at SIPFest. Lastly gaze on in wonder as pyrotechnics battle it out in a fireworks display at the festival’s most popular event; Seafire.
The event is set to encapsulate all that Surfers paradise has to offer, and will be sure to be a family friendly time for all.
More information can be found at the Surfers Paradise Festival website or download the Festival Program here!
Located centrally in Southport along the Gold Coast highway, Aqualine Apartments are the perfect accommodation choice for large groups.
Our 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom luxury serviced apartments can provide self contained accommodation for business, school & sports groups, wedding parties and other events.
Our apartments have stunning broadwater views and are only minutes from Surfers Paradise and major event locations.
Give us a call today on (07) 5591 5504 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about apartment bookings for your group, with an unbeatable rate guarantee!
The Gold Coast is the perfect destination for families over the Easter school holidays period, and with so many activities and attractions it is easy to see why the Gold Coast is Famous for Fun.
Located in Southport, Aqualine Serviced Apartments is in the perfect proximity to Surfers Paradise, theme parks and other points of interest. We have compiled an action packed list of activities which will assure you have holiday fond holiday memories for years to come.
Timezone – Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Timezone is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia. Your day will be filled with fun with attractions and games such as laser skirmish, dodgem cars, mini golf and bowling. Tickets start from $25 per person.
Infinity – This dream like maze is located in Surfers Paradise and is sure to leave you wanting more. Filled with special effects and illusions like none other, this 40 minute experience encourages interactive participation for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased on the Infinity Gold Coast website starting at $16.10.
Ripleys Believe It Or Not! – Take a self guided tour of the unusual, the fantastic and strangely weird displays at Ripleys Believe It Or Not in Surfers Paradise. Childrens tickets start from $12.50 and all other ticket information can be found on their website.
Dracula’s Haunted House – This terrifyingly fun haunted house has been designed to be family friendly and a memory maker for kids of all ages. Explore 5 different levels of interactive spooky fun house exhibits with tickets priced from $19 for children. A full ticket price list can be found at the Dracula’s Haunted House Website.
Surfers Paradise Tenpin – This state of the art bowling facility ensures that everyone involved will have a great time! Located next to Timezone in Surfers Paradise, this bowling alley offers new glow in the dark games unlike any other. Game prices for children start at $14. Visit the Surfers Paradise Tenpin website for more information.
King Tutt’s Putt Putt – If fun is what you are looking for choose to spend your day at King Tutt’s Putt Putt in Surfers Paradise. Play your game on the African Jungle, Ancient Egypt or Jurassic Park courses for the ultimate mini golf challenge. Childrens games start from $10 and $15 for adults, visit their website for more information.
7D Cinema – Buckle up for the 7D Cinema and discover a new dimension to virtual reality. Enjoy the incredible special effects in a variety of 10 different movie shows. The two 7D Cinemas can both be found in Surfers Paradise at Trickett St. and Cavill Avenue. Call (07) 5538 8308 for more information.
Go Ride a Wave – Catering for different age categories and skill levels this renowned surf school is sure to provide hours of entertainments for the whole family. Located centrally on Surfers Paradise beach, classes are ran multiple times a day when weather and surf conditions are permitting. For pricing information visit the Go Ride a Wave website.
Call us to book now and avoid missing out on accommodation.
What better way to enjoy your time at Aqualine Apartments on the Gold Coast than to experience some of the best local culinary dining experiences. Not only is the Gold Coast famous for fun but we also have a reputation for hosting some of the best eating establishments and bars in Australia.
1. Grocer & Grind
Located in Broadbeach Waters, this health and organic centric cafe is known for serving up delicious adaptations of popular breakfast and lunch items. Grocer & Grind is open every day from 6 am – 5 pm, be sure to try the delicious banana bread french toast and the tasty fresh juices.
2. Tonic on Chirn
This tapas bar is a favourite among locals on the northern end of the coast. Offering an extensive and well constructed cocktail list paired with incredible tapas plates, it’s no wonder Tonic on Chirn is a weekend hotspot. Open Monday – Sunday 12 pm – 12 am.
3. Tedder & Woodroofe
Famous for its incredible breakfast menu and coffee, this Main Beach cafe is not one to miss. Throughout summer months this cafe is home to Summer Sundays which allow patrons to relax to live music whilst trying the carefully selected wine selection. Open everyday from 7 am until late.
4. Cafe Catalina
This full service restaurant and outdoor bar is a new and very welcomed addition to the Northern Gold Coast scene. Cafe Catalina offers up some of the finest craft beer, wine and spirits this side of the Pacific, as patrons relax and take in the views of the magnificent Broadwater behind the Aquatic Centre. Open daily 6:30 am – 4 pm with live music every Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
5. Elston Bar
Located under Soul Building Surfers Paradise this modern establishment has an incredible breakfast menu which will not disappoint. At night Elston transforms into a vibrant thriving bar, with a cocktail list to match. Open from 7 am every day this cafe & bar is a true gem located in the heart of Surfers Paradise.
5. Daily Squeeze
“Simple, honest to goodness real food that loves you back” is the motto for this Chirn Park Cafe, offering incredible meals catering for the health conscious. With a menu that boasts dairy and gluten free options along with unrivalled vegan and vegetarian meals, Daily Squeeze is popular for both breakfast and lunch. Open from 7 am – 3 pm every day.
This Surfers Paradise restaurant specialises in modern italian cuisine, without stripping the dishes of their freshness and incredible flavours. With the alfresco setting, Baritalia provides a relaxed comfortable atmosphere with a rustic outdoorsy feel, making it the perfect place to fulfil pasta and pizza cravings. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday from 8 am.
7. Not Tonight bar
This hip and eclectic bar looks as if it is straight from Melbourne CBD, and has the food and drinks to match. Specialising in locals brews and tasty culinary delights it is fast becoming a well known establishment among the northern Gold Coast locals. Drop in from 11 am everyday for a carefully and expertly made brew and stay until late to try the delicious food and beverages.
This year the Surfers Paradise Sand Safari will be held from Friday the 13th of February until Sunday the 1st of March. Visit the Surfers Paradise foreshore to let the magic of sand sculpting take you to an enchanted wonderland. Sculptors can be seen at work from 8 am Friday the 13th, competing and building the Disney interactive sculpture. For more information on this free event visit Surfers Paradise Sand Safari .
The Gold Coast is famous for its never ending list of activities to do and things to see. Failing to disappoint in the category of markets, this list details our pick of the 5 best market days on the Gold Coast for both tourists and locals alike!
1. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Starting at 5:00 pm every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday night one of the Gold Coast’s largest night markets is a must do whilst holidaying on the coast. Tourists are treated to over 120 market stalls lining the Surfers Paradise foreshore, whilst live entertainers perform. The markets feature a diverse range of products including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products and home wares.
2. Marina Mirage Farmers Markets
Held on each Saturday morning from 7 am – 11 am at Marina Mirage these markets showcase the best hand-crafted local artisan delicacies alongside fresh quality produce. The market stalls are spread throughout the outdoor shopping precinct, which make it easy to enjoy a delicious breakfast or coffee at one of the many cafes.
3. Miami Marketta Street Food Market
Every Saturday night Miami comes alive with an international smorgasbord of cuisine and an extensive dessert hall creating an eclectic family orientated outdoor dining experience. The street food market begins at 4pm and boasts an undercover dining area for 450 people. Boutique wine and locally brewed beer are served whilst patrons are entertained by local blues, jazz, roots and independent artists on the main stage.
4. Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market
Queensland’s only truly organic growers market can be found every Sunday morning at Miami State High School. Starting at 6:00 am this market is committed to providing the tastiest organic and fresh produce on the Gold Coast at an affordable price. To ensure quality is of utmost importance stalls change weekly dependent on the seasons and product availability.
5. The Village Markets
Held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month at Burleigh Heads State School and at Paradise Point park every 4th Sunday, The Village Markets are the Gold Coasts best boutique fashion and lifestyle market. This market showcases a diverse and perfectly edited range of stalls alongside live local music, delicious eats and positive Sunday vibes.
From the 11th of April to the 19th of April join over 7,000 Surf Lifesavers from 311 Surf Clubs for nine days of competition on North Kirra beach.
With over 380 different events, it is the largest championship of its kind providing the excitement and action to match. In 2015 the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will be celebrating 100 years.
Aqualine Apartments are located 15 minutes from all of the action and can provided affordable deals on accommodation for participants and spectators.
Call us now to book your event accommodation.
From the 10th until the 12th of April 2015, the International Triathlon Union has confirmed that the Gold Coast will be the host of one leg of the series.
The event will be held at the Southport Broadwater Parklands, and will offer a diverse range of event types and distances to suit all abilities and ages.
Aqualine Apartments are less than a 10 minute walk from the location of this event and can provide great accommodation deals for those interested.
Ensure you book now to avoid missing out!
A trip to Australia is not complete without experiencing our unique and renowned wildlife!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a easy 35 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments and has long been claimed as a must do activity while on the Gold Coast. Visitors are encouraged to interact and learn about the native animals through a range of unique experiences. Professional photo opportunities are available multiple times daily, where visitors are able to hold the animals – including koalas, and capture the moment.
The Free Flight Bird Show is a brilliant demonstration where the audience can watch as Australia’s most beautiful bird species fly overhead. Sanctuary guests can also watch as skilled vets work to provide ongoing treatment and care to injured wildlife.
General admission tickets start at $49 for adults, $40 for concession and $35 for children aged 4-14 years old.
For an authentic Australian farm experience a visit to Paradise Country Aussie Farm Tour is a must. Located just behind Movieworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild, Paradise Country is a new addition to the must do tourist attractions whilst on the Gold Coast.
Visitors can watch sheep being shorn, feed the kangaroos and interact with the farm animals and koalas in a real Australian farm environment. Tickets include a buffet lunch filled with delicious dishes to cater for all. Why not try your hand at gold fossicking and opal mining while you are there using traditional techniques taught by the farm hands. Or watch the acclaimed Australian Stock Horse Show.
Each activity has been developed to provide each visitor with a once in a lifetime unique farm experience that they will never forget.
All tickets include lunch and start at $39.99 for adults, $24.99 for children aged 3-13 years and $29.99 for pensioners. Book online to save $10 off general admission pricing.
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.
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.
Only a short stroll from our apartments, Cafe Catalina is located on the outside of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Serving breakfast until 11:30 and lunch from 11:30 onwards patrons can enjoy delicious meals whilst looking directly at the stunning broadwater.
The cafe offers a menu of simple but delicious sandwiches and burgers along with a selection of reasonably priced share plates. In addition to serving Merlo coffee, the Cafe also has a range of local boutique beers on tap. Cafe Catalina is open everyday for breakfast and lunch.
Only a few kilometres from the Gold Coast University Hospital, and located by the Broadwater Parklands, Aqualine Apartments is the ideal accommodation choice for those who require easy access to the hospital.
Using the G:link tram station located minutes away from Aqualine Apartments in Southport, the journey will have you arriving directly at the hospital in under 10 minutes. Trams leave Southport station every 15 minutes on weekdays and weekends, running from 5am until midnight. The G:link accepts Go Cards or alternatively journey tickets can be purchased at each station.
Aqualine Apartments is also the perfect choice for any guest who needs to be in close proximity to Griffith University Gold Coast Campus.
Using the G:link service from Southport the tram reaches the Griffith University stop at either the Griffith University Hospital station or Griffith University station. This journey also takes under 10 minutes.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Broadwater Parklands is a world class community and cultural parkland located only 1km from Aqualine Apartments.
The parklands make for a perfect daytime activity for families to enjoy the Gold Coast summer.
- Grassy areas great for sporting activities
- Picnic tables and chairs along with BBQ facilities
- Sun lounges
- Cafe Rockpool
- Rockpools interactive swimming enclosure
- Large playground
The Broadwater Parklands is also home to Aquasplash – the inflatable open water fun park much loved by both children and adults.
Aquasplash is open from 7am – 6pm everyday throughout Summer.
Cost for 50 minutes session:
5-9 years – $5 (must be accompanied by paying adult)
10-16 years – $10
17+ years – $15
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children) – $40
Karen and I have just taken over managing Aqualine Apartments and we’re really excited about the launching of our new website. We wanted a website that showcased the quality of our apartments and highlighted the brilliant location and we certainly feel that’s what we’ve got.
I looked for over 18 months for a suitable complex to buy into. Apart from price the key criteria was 1) Location – we wanted to be able to walk to restaurants and shops and have great water views. 2) Comfort – if we were moving from a 4 bedroom colonial in the country to a 2 bedroom apartment on the Gold Coast it had to be a pretty nice apartment. That is certainly what you get at Aqualine Apartments – modern, quality appliances and tastefully decorated apartments.
We live and work at Aqualine Apartments and we love it and we are very confident that you will love it as well
Well the 2nd farmers market at Southport Sharks car park is under way.We’ve stocked up on our fruit and veg for the week and had a great coffee and bacon and egg roll. There seemed to be a few more store holders but the number of people wandering around seemed to be down.
If you’re coming down the coast for a break stay with us at Aqualine and get along to the markets. There’s Thai massage, excellent bakery selection, fresh prawns from Iluka and plenty of good quality produce. It’s only early days for the markets and I’m sure as word gets around it will just get bigger and better. There is plenty of parking and definitely room to expand.
There’s nothing better than fresh king prawns straight off the trawler. I came back from a surf at the spit and they’d just opened up at the Gold Coast Co Op at 6.00am. So with the thought of tasty prawns and a glass of wine for lunch foremost in my mind I pulled in.
Medium king prawns were $25 per kg and large kings $28. We’re going to walk over the road from Aqualine with a couple of folding chairs and have fresh prawns, fresh bread (from the local farmers market) and a glass of white by the beach looking straight over the sparkling Broadwater. When you stay at Aqualine Apartments that’s what you can do.
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The beauty of the location of Aqualine Apartments is that you are close enough to the Gold Coast University Hospital but you’re still on the beautiful Broadwater. The apartments are straight across from the beautiful Broadwater making it the ideal location to recuperate or to unwind between hospital visits.
Phone now for a quote as we do very good rates for guests attending hospital.
Request an apartment with expansive views over the Broadwater and start the recuperative process right away.
If you are looking for quality apartments reasonably priced and close to Southport Courthouse and CBD then look no further than Aqualine Apartments.
Phone now for very competitive rates.
Aqualine Apartments is only 5 mins from Griffith University Gold Coast Campus and is located directly opposite the sparkling Broadwater. We have fully furnished apartments available for short to mid term stays and unfurnished apartments available for long term leases.
Contact us today to find out about rates and availability.
Take the hassle out of your marathon weekend and stay within walking distance of the start line. Spoil yourself after your race and relax in a spa bath to ease the pain in your body. Watch the race from your balcony if you are a spectator and soak up the atmosphere of one of Australia’s premier sporting events.
Get in early as the luxury apartments get booked out quickly
If 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.
If 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.
With the track a 20 minute walk away and the concert venue only 10 minutes away, you couldn’t pick a better spot than Aqualine Apartments for your Gold Coast Armor All 600 accommodation. With competitive packages available, phone now to secure your luxury apartment and avoid disappointment.
Aqualine Apartments is the perfect refuge during the often time consuming visits to specialists and the Allamanda Private Hospital. Request an apartment facing the beautiful Broadwater and relax on the balcony and let the worries of the day drift away.
The apartments are beautifully appointed and very reasonably priced. Phone today for a quote.