Along with Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, the suburb of Broadbeach is one of the premier destinations on Australia’s Gold Coast. Like the aforementioned spots (Surfers Paradise being the exception), Broadbeach has a relatively small native population of less than 4,000 people. What sets the suburb apart is the system of canal waterways and Lake Intrepid that are linked to the Nerang River. The Venice of the Gold Coast is serviced by water-going vessels, obviously, and regular bus service and taxis; but it also boasts a privately operated monorail system that connects the Oasis Shopping Centre with Conrad Jupiters Casino. It is also a cut above much of the region when it comes to bicycle and pedestrian access.

Beginning in 2002, the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival has been a major tourist draw for the musically inclined and often features a wide array of locally and internationally recognized performers and groups.

Broadbeach is definitely quieter than Surfers Paradise to the north, but it has an excellent stretch of beach nonetheless, as well as considerable dining and shopping options. Broadbeach Mall and Surf Parade are packed with trendy cafes and restaurants, and beachfront craft markets are held on the first and third Sunday of every month. The nearest airport is located a mere 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the city, making it a good choice for tourists looking to limit the amount of on-the-ground travel time during their visit.

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Gold Coast Helicopter Flight and Jet Boat Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

See the sights of the Gold Coast from the sea and air on this combo helicopter flight and jet boat ride package. Jump aboard a powerful Gold Coast jet boat for ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.87

Small-Group Gold Coast Beaches and Mt Tambourine Wine Tour

Enjoy the best of both the Gold Coast beaches and mountains. This small-group tour gives you the experience of enjoying beautiful beaches in the morning, lunch ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.39

Gold Coast Airport Arrival Transfer

4 star rating: Recommended 164 Reviews

The quick and convenient way to travel! You will be meet upon arrival at Gold Coast Airport and taken directly to your accommodation located on the Gold Coast ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $14.23

Gold Coast Airport Departure Transfer

4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

Travel from your Gold Coast accommodation to Coolangatta (Gold Coast) Airport to meet either your Domestic or International flight. Transfer operates 7 days a ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $14.23

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