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How to do the Gold Coast in three and six days

Calling all interstate travellers! Launching on February 28, our brand new ‘Stay and Play’ package is designed to help visitors to Queensland experience a slice of paradise here on the Gold Coast.

Along with its long list of inclusions like discounts on Paradise Resort activities and unlimited use of our awesome facilities, the ‘Stay and Play’ package also offers a BONUS $200 (for the three-night package) or $400 (for the six-night package) Experience Oz credit to spend on local tours and attractions here on the Gold Coast.

Tempted? We don’t blame you! Here’s our official guide to spending three and six days on the sunny Gold Coast…

Aerial view of Surfers Paradise on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia


Perfect for a long weekend (or even mid-week) getaway, our three-night Stay and Play package lets you enjoy some much-needed family time with minimal stress.

Day One

It’s your first day on the Gold Coast, so why not hit the ground running? While you can’t check into Paradise Resort until 2pm, you’re welcome to store your luggage at our reception desk whenever you arrive – it’s open 24 hours – and try our on-site facilities. Wash off your trip with a dip in the pool and let the kids stretch their legs on our jungle gyms or in one of our water parks.

Next, get your bearings with a stroll around the surrounding area. Positioned in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Paradise Resort provides the perfect base camp for your Gold Coast adventure. Walk along the famous Surfers Paradise boardwalk, check out bustling Cavill Avenue or take the light rail to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre in nearby Broadbeach.

For your first night, dine in at our brand-new, on-site restaurant, Penguins! The perfect family dining experience, the broad menu offers something for everyone with favourites like chicken parmigiana and fish and chips, an expansive kids’ menu (hello, mac and cheese croquettes!) and delicious entrees like sticky chicken wings and garlic prawns.


Day Two

Start the day by ordering breakfast in bed, which can be picked up from our on-site dining options thanks to Paradise Resort’s partnership with the app Order Up. Your family will want to have plenty of fuel to take on the day.

Use your $200 Experience Oz credit for a quintessential, unforgettable Gold Coast experience – the Aquaduck. For $138, you can take a family trip (two adults and two children) from land to sea aboard the eye-catching Aquaduck. We really can’t think of a better way to see the city, and the kids will even get to drive the Aquaduck while on the water. Alternatively, you can cuddle koalas and meet four-legged (and no-legged!) locals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with the whole family for $149.95.

Day Three

Enjoy your last day at Paradise Resort with a fun activity in the morning before check out at 10am – we’ve got fun for the whole family from 7.30am onwards. You can continue to use our facilities after you check out, so savour the last moments of your family holiday with a trip to Planet Chill (our ice-skating rink), a rock climbing or laser tag session, or a splash in one of our water parks.


 Extending your stay from a long weekend into a week? Here’s how…

Day Four

It’s not a Gold Coast getaway without a trip to one of our iconic theme parks – and White Water World offers the perfect way to beat the heat! Dreamworld’s adjoining water park is jam-packed with rides for the whole family, and at $79 per adult and $74 for children aged three to 13, you’ll be able to use up the remainder of your $400 credit and only have to pay a little bit extra.

Day Five

You’re probably exhausted from all the fun, so why not take Day Five to chill out Paradise Resort style? Dine out at Deb’s Pizza Shack or Jerry’s Burger Bar through Order Up, and enjoy watching movies together as a family on your in-room TV. The kids can explore the resort if they’re feeling cooped up, and you can enjoy some child-free relaxation in our new adults’ only lounge, bar and pool (coming this year!).


Day Six

Your Gold Coast holiday is officially over, so make the most of our resort facilities and activities one last time before hitting the road – taking a bevy of special family memories back home with you. We can’t wait to see you next time!


Three nights from $555

Room type: Resort Room (upgrades available for a fee)

Added inclusions:

Six nights from $1095

Room type: Resort Room (upgrades available for a fee)

Added inclusions:

  • STAY AND PLAY PACKAGE: BONUS $400 to spend on local tours and attractions with Experience Oz
  • BONUS continental breakfast daily for the entire family in Penguins Restaurant
  • One fully supervised Kids Club or Teen Club session per person (0 – 17years)
  • 50% off any additional Kids Club or Teen Club sessions
  • 25% off ice-skating
  • 25% off laser tag
  • Unlimited use of the waterpark, pool and spa

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