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Broadbeach Queensland

Amazing beaches with golden sands, glittering azure water and warm sunshines. The main shopping hub of Gold Coast.


At a Glance

Broadbeach is a section of the famous Gold Coast in Queensland where high-rise building meets the sandy beach and the roaring ocean. Here, visitors can learn how to surf as there are some well-known surf schools in the area with professional surfers tutoring amateur surfers. Besides surfing, there are many other activities to be done. For instances, beach volleyball and sand sculpting.

Broadbeach is the main shopping hub along the Gold Coast, with big shopping malls open that houses over hundreds of specialty stores and dining locations.


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Where is Broadbeach?

 

Broadbeach is 68 kilometres south of Brisbane.

Broadbeach is a coastal suburb of the city of Gold Coast, boarded with inland waterways and canals on one side and white sandy beaches on the other. South of Brisbane in the center of the Gold Coast city area, yet nearby you’ll find Jupiters Hotel & Casino as well as the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and of course Pacific Fair, one of Australia’s largest retail centres. The Best way to reach Broadbeach is either by renting a car a taking the 1 hour drive south, or jump on the train and take the trip at a slightly slower pace.


 

Things to see in Broadbeach

 

Cascade Garden

Cascade Gardens is one of the Gold Coast's favourite family picnic and barbecue spots. There are several options for your get together, with many barbecue and undercover picnic shelters and riverside location gives the park a relaxed feel. Cascade Gardens is a peaceful sanctuary set back from the Gold Coast Highway with a huge playground will keep the kids entertained for hours! There is even a Liberty Swing, designed for children in wheelchairs to experience the fun of a swing.Cascade Gardens features serene rainforest walks, traces of aboriginal culture and an enclosed sanctuary for water birds. Many picnic areas overlook the beautiful Nerang River. There is also a state of the art amenity block.

Cascade Garden

Image Courtesy Tourism And Events Queensland

 

Kurrawa Park

The City has joined forces with Disability Services Queensland to create the Gold Coast's first 'All Abilities Playground' at the park. It has proved extremely popular, providing an innovative, unique and entertaining play space for kids of all ages. The playground incorporates sensory, motor, imaginative and educational aspects of play and was designed to enable children with disabilities to play outdoors side to side with their friends and siblings.

Kurrawa Park

Image Courtesy Tourism And Events Queensland

 

Surfer Paradise Beach

Throughout the year, our beach welcomes swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers from around the Gold Coast, around Australia and around the World.There will be lifeguard morning until evening during the weekdays and patrol lifeguard during the weekends and public holiday. There always a safe beach by putting flags on the beach. It is a great location to have a meal out or coffee/drink by the beach with a spectacular view early mornings it is just inviting, expansive, soft and easy. The beach itself is ok to swim at but a better place to swim in the morning because the wind can spoil it in the arvo, sometimes there's a bit of a drop/gully too, but a convenient place with all the attractions , shops and eateries nearby.

Surfer Paradise Beach

Image Courtesy Tourism Queensland

 

Skypoint Observation Deck

The SkyPoint Observation Deck is located on Level 77 of the Q1 Building in Surfers Paradise. SkyPoint is Australia's only beachside observation deck where you can sit back, relax and grab a bite to eat from the licensed Seventy7 Cafe & Bar and enjoy the unsurpassed 360 degree views of the Gold Coast beaches to the hinterland and beyond. You can view the whole city and the beach in one place and at different levels.

Skypoint Observation Deck

Image Courtesy Matt Glastonbury/Tourism And Events Queensland

 

 
 

What's the weather like?

 

As the Gold Coast region is a relatively small area, most places in this region experience similar climates. The Gold Coast region is known for having humid subtropical climate with hot summer and warm winters. Rainfall is relatively rare except in the summer months where residents experience ‘the Summer blues’ as precipitation may be significant in forms of thunderstorms and sustained heavy rains. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 28°C with an average minimum of 21°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 22°C with an average minimum of 13°C.

 

Get to know Broadbeach's history

 

Broadbeach is a suburb in the Gold Coast region in Queensland.

According to archaeologists, the area around Gold Coast were settled by native Australians for at least 23,000 years. It was first sighted by Captain James Cook in 1770 and Matthew Flinders in 1802. However, their sighting has generated little interest to colonisers and settlers. It was not until 1823 when John Oxley landed there, that settlers began to flock in the area. The abundance of redcedar in the hinterland attracted loggers to the regions, more settlers were drawn in as the surrounding valleys and plains were suitable for agricultural use, bolstering the cotton, sugar and cattle industries.

The region started to grow exponentially as coastal roads were built to connect the region to Brisbane. The completion of the Surfers Paradise hotel complex has also led to a tourism boom in the region. Post WWII, the region became a wildly popular destination by servicemen, resulting in significant inflation in real estates and goods and services in the area. That is the reason the area earned its name as ‘Gold Coast’ in the 1950s.

The recent years, the region began to boom as a result of improved infrastructure, growth in tourism and increased foreign investment, with several theme parks and high rise buildings being built. Today, Gold Coast is one of the most popular international tourist centre in the world.