Being an adult is filled with responsibilities, work and commitments — so much so, that it can be extremely hard to just simply catch up with the girls. Well, we’ve got the best solution for you — a trip to the Gold Coast. A weekend on the Gold Coast is filled with incredibly fun things to do — so it’ll be completely worth your while. So what are you waiting for? Leave the boys at home and discover everything a girl’s weekend on the Gold Coast has to offer.
1. High tea
Make your girls trip 10 times fancier with a high tea booking at Sky High. Located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, this is what you call a literal high tea — 26 floors high, to be precise. Tuck into delicious mini cakes, sweet and savoury treats, and fancy sarnies plus a glass of sparkling as the revolving restaurant allows you to take in 360-degree views of the stunning city, with its beaches and high-rises.2. Pamper packages
Remember, this is your relaxation weekend — you need to get pampered. With so many options around the Gold Coast for spa packages, it seems it’s too hard to choose! Some of the best services are Semaines Spa in Ashmore, Endota Spa in the Strand Coolangatta, The Golden Door at Main Beach, and for the ultimate social spa experience, the spaQ at the QT Hotel.
3. SkyPoint Climb
It can’t be all pamper and relaxation. Get your active game on with the girls and head to Surfers for the SkyPoint Climb, a 90-minute, awe-inspiring, open-air adventure at the iconic Q1. SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb (270 metres high), featuring stunning 360º views of the city and all its glory.
4. Hinterland winery trip
Let’s face it, it’s no holiday without wine. While winery tours may not be the first thing you think about when visiting the Gold Coast, a quick sojourn to the Hinterlands will definitely surprise you. There are several companies that can provide you with the perfect winery tours, including safely transporting you around mountain top towns while you sip on some delicious wine.
5. Picnic day
Have a relaxed and chilled out afternoon with a picnic — enjoying the Gold Coast’s beautiful scenery. All you need is a blanket, basket and good company. You could choose to head to Coolangatta — a beautiful spot with a stunning view of the northern part of the Gold Coast, where you can appreciate the dramatic city skyline from afar.
What is a girls’ getaway without a little retail therapy? The Strand Coolangatta is the ultimate shopping destination on the Gold Coast — with luxury retailers, exclusive brands, local boutiques, and top restaurants, it’s a destination that’s not to be missed.
7. Pubs and dining
Enjoying some drinks and cocktails paired is an essential part of every girl’s trip. Head to The Cooly Hotel to a bustling environment right in front of the surf. One of Australia’s best live entertainment venues, The Cooly Hotel features live music from both local and international bands and up and coming DJs.
8. Water adventures
There are plenty of ways to get right into the ocean on the Gold Coast — even if you’re not a surfer. Get the girls together and experience the beauty of nature during humpback migration season, or book a boat adventure.
From the beloved Burleigh Beach south to the less explored Currumbin Creek, the Gold Coast is the epitome of sandy havens and turquoise waters. Kirra Beach can be often overlooked but it’s one of the most beautiful spots on the coast, while Fingal Head Beach is also another great spot to throw down your towel.
10. Movie time
Head to Event Cinemas Gold Class for a big-screen indulgence — you’re not going to want to leave those incredibly comfy seats with recliners after the movie is done.
Routine and our busy lifestyle can take its toll even to the best of us — there’s a point where we all need a break. Find out what’s on at The Cooly Hotel when you visit the Gold Coast with the girls. Have a great trip!