There is no better place to stay on the Gold Coast than the Broadwater, pristine beaches, the marina, minutes to Surfers Paradise and close to the theme parks – it’s the perfect place to stay for your next Gold Coast holiday. While you’re here why not check out the Gold Coast Music Awards, Blues on Broadbeach, take the kids to The Rockpools in the Broadwater Parklands or challenge yourself in an Escape Room.

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If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, why not check out Escape Hunt! Based on the ‘escape the room’ games that are popular around the world – it’s what they call ‘experimental entertainment’. Each adventure last roughly 90 minutes, and you will play the part of a London detective and attempt to solve a mystery.

There are even games for couples – one of the few spaces in the world that offer games for small groups.

Escape Hunt also makes the perfect corporate event, it’s perfect for a team building activity but also a lot of fun for everyone involved and you can compete against each other for an added challenge. For more information or to book visit:

Blues On Broadbeach 2017

Blues on Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach is one of the iconic Gold Coast events, held from May 18th-21st.  Featuring artists like Bonnie Tyler, Ian Moss, Slim Jim Phantom Trio, Blues Arcadia, Little Billy, and Ezra Lee. It’s one of the largest free music festivals in the country, with stages and shows held throughout the streets of Broadbeach. In addition to the big name acts, the festival aims to highlight local Australian talent through a diverse program.

Wander through the main streets to discover hidden talents or get in early to get a good spot to watch your favourite acts. You can even book a table at one of the many restaurants, order dinner and truly enjoy ‘dinner and a show’. Just make sure you book early, as reservations can be hard to come by over the 4 days.

Koi Dining, La Porchetta and 1two3 are usually good picks to soak up the most atmosphere offering a delicious and diverse range of food plus they have, in past years, been front and centre for the main stage acts!

Broadwater Parklands
If you’re travelling with kids why not check out The Rockpools in Southport? Part of the Broadwater Parklands, this water feature includes a swimming lagoon on the beach, water jets and animal statues and a pool with water that isn’t too deep for the little ones.

Broadwater Parklands

Plus a little further south is the playground with its huge jumping pillow, pedal trains, flying fox, climbing equipment and much more. The area has its own café and is located just across the road from Australia Fair – there are also plenty of BBQ’s if you want to cook your own. It’s located in Mitchell Park (part of the Broadwater Parklands) just opposite North Street.

Gold Coast Music Awards
For the music fans, why not check out the Gold Coast Music Awards. Held in Surfers Paradise this year, after its previous two years in Burleigh – this free event is worth checking out! The first event held in 2015 sold out and received more than 30,000 votes. The awards are held on the 27th of April in Surfers Paradise and nominations are currently open. Whether you want to soak up the musical talent or want to see if you’re in with a chance, you won’t want to miss out.

For more information on short stays or accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip at Sandcastles on the Broadwater, check out our website, or call (07) 5537 0000 for bookings.