If you are exploring the Gold Coast in Queensland, one of the exciting things to do here is to check out the markets of Broadbeach. It’s a wonderful place to be at. The market goes on its full strength at 5:00 PM and amuses the curiosity of the crowds until 10:00 PM. On one side is the spectacular area of the Surfers Paradise Beach and on the other side is the equally popular Broadbeach district that is dotted with luxury hotels, elegant resorts, casinos, high rise structures, shopping centers, arts and craft markets. There are a huge variety of things to do and enjoy in this paradise of the Gold Coast region and you will be in awe of the creativity of their people once you see the crafts done on the spot in Broadbeach. You’ll be impressed to meet portrait sketchers, 3D artists, funny mime act along the road, scented candle sellers, “crazy” hat and cap designers, tie dye shirt artists, and other local artists.
This is not a typical seaside tourist market where you can buy souvenir shirts, key chains, and ref magnets; it is way beyond that. Broadbeach markets focus more appreciation about the art and culture of the people in Queensland. Most of the shops here include the original art and the artist behind the work that ranges from sculptures, clay art, and paintings. You can walk up and down the pleasant waterfront and enjoy the night while surrounded by beautiful nature and art. Children can also have a grand time on stalls that offer photo opportunities beside the common animals in Australia like the colorful Macaw or an Australian snake. If you fancy shopping and enjoying the ocean at the same time, the most exciting place to be when in Queensland is at Broadbeach.
When To Go:
Queensland’s Broadbeach district has an agreeable sub-tropical atmosphere that is perfect for outdoor activities throughout the entire year. The daytime temperatures on the coast, ranging for the most part in the tolerable mid 20°C during summer while the winter temperature ranges around 16°C. Even during winter the weather is basically warm and characterized by clear skies and dry air during the day with a cold windy breeze towards the evenings.
The summer season (December until February) is an ideal time to see and explore Broadbeach because the temperature usually ranges from 20 up to a high of 28°C. You need to bring an umbrella because there are strong chances of rain around January. Humidity is quite high, but if you go around the beach area, the warmth is lessened by the strong wind coming from the sea. Surfing competitions are usually held in February which attracts surfers from all over the world. If you visit the rainforest area, you’ll be surprised to discover that the temperature is cooler and less humid than the ocean.
In the autumn season (March until May), sunny days are trailed by warm evenings – perfect for outside water exercises, like fishing, cruising, and surfing. The famous Triathlon event and surfing matches are usually held from are held from March to April.
The winter season (June to August) is for the most part sunny and dry. The month of June marks the start of the whale migration season and to engage in a whale spotting adventure. Visit water crafts and avail of package tours that will help you discover the whales in the waters of Broadbeach. It is also during these months when the humid air is lower, there is less rain, yet the temperature is still warm.
The season of Spring (September up to November) has a comparative atmosphere of autumn. Most days are sunny with tolerable cold temperatures towards the evening. September can be breezy, which makes it an awesome time for water sports, and outdoor adventures like kite-surfing, kite-boarding, windsurfing and cruising. You can also encounter the beautiful spring blooms in every corner of Broadbeach during the spring season.
Here are the fascinating places and
things to do
is very good for walking, swimming, running, is strategically located as well as being very clean. From time to time there are rolling waves on the shore, but there are better options for surfing beaches in the region. It is patrolled by well trained lifeguards that are always attentive. There are pathways that are ideal for jogging and a morning walk. The restaurants offer great variety of food selections and a beautiful view of the beach. It is an ideal place for a beer and onion rings at sunset.
Visit the surf club on this beach, there are more delicious buffets and sumptuous food on their menu. The beach area is very safe and there are patrol guards who efficiently manage the security and peace in the area. Kurrawa has soft sandy beaches, very clean and not as busy as the nearby Surfers Paradise Beach. It stretches for more than ten kilometers, soft golden sand, clear waters, no pets allowed roaming the coastal area and it’s an ideal beach to spend time with the family.
is the easy, convenient, and economical way to go around and see other places and attractions in Broadbeach. It’s a very interesting ride for tourists who come for the first time on the Gold Coast you can easily have access to recreational parks, hospital, and airport. G:Link is a tram (modern tram) that is part of Broadbeach South and goes to the Gold Coast University Hospital. From the southernmost station every 15 minutes the whole coast is traced. The railway cars are very clean, bright, and offer a day ticket that is also inexpensive.
The modern tram/monorail makes it faster and convenient to move around Broadbeach. There is an electronic scoreboard that shows a schedule of the tram arrivals and corresponding bus routes. At the terminal station, there are drinking water stalls, machines selling cards and travel cards that give a discounted rate on fares. It connects the various key locations around the Gold Coast area, especially if you want to go to the nearby Surfers Paradise. There are peak times when travel is more expensive, but if you go for the afternoon hours, the fares are much cheaper. The trams are very comfortable and the cars come on time and with little or no delay. The only negative side is it has noisy and squeaky wheels.
Broad Beach Art and Craft Markets
Broad Beach Art And Craft Markets
is what truly defines the character and strength of this district in Queensland. It is considered an institution here in Broadbeach and where most of the country’s culture is expressed through arts and crafts by the creative locals who promote the ingenuity of their people. The variety of things to see, do, and delicacies to taste is very impressive.
You need to wear comfortable shoes when going around and when shopping from one stall to another. There are souvenir photo frames, lovely clothes for men and women, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of local pastries to try and bring home as gifts for friends back home. It is a pleasant market that is full of interesting shops and delights, and the best way to spend a few hours when in Broadbeach.
houses the historic attractions and memorials for the brave Australian soldiers who fought during World War II. Inside, you can explore the Rotary Kokoda Memorial Walk and Wall, Queensland Korean War Memorial, and the Gold Coast TPI Center. This park is ideal for the family and a good way to educate kids about war history.
It is a quiet and small park in Broadbeach, located beside a beautiful river. Various flowers bloom depending on the season, and it is good to walk in the morning if you’re staying in the area of the nearby hotels here in Cascade Gardens. It has areas with lush vegetation and one part is dedicated for promenade where people can jog, walk, or watch the sunset at the end of the day.
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
is an events place and where most conferences and trade festivals are usually held. It is easily accessible because of the G:link Gold Coast Light Rail transport that has a terminal stop right near the entrance door of this huge building. It can accommodate and fit in a large number of people and ideal for large conferences that require the attendance of the general public.
The facility is surrounded by shopping centers and restaurants. There are also food stalls that are made available indoors when an event is being held and restrooms that can be easily accessed and conveniently placed around the area. The lighting and sound is fabulous and the adjacent nature park is well maintained.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Pacific Fair Shopping Center
is located in front of the Hotel Meriton Broadbeach. It is easily accessible with a large range of shopping stalls and supermarkets where fresh produce is readily available. It is reachable by bus and there is a terminal that provides access to different parts of Surfers Paradise and other nearby attractions in Broadbeach. It is also one of the routes covered by the modern tramway, which provides better transportation and can directly bring you to the other parks and attractions in Broadbeach. It is a full shopping center and it’s near the Robina, Harbour Town and Australia Fair. It includes all stores of other centers and even cheaper than the tower Factory and plant deposits. If you are strolling through Surfers Paradise, it is worth going to Broadbeach, which is just a few kilometers further on and stop at this great shopping center. Look for the best deals and find some good bargains, it is well worth the visit to spend a few hours!
Pacific Fair is the most complete shopping center and you will find everything in one place, plus, it is easy to find and convenient to park. It has 400 quality shops that range from fashion, beauty, art, decoration, and food. There is a small food court with restaurants on one side where you can buy snacks like kebabs and sushi. If you love shopping or window shopping, you’re in paradise. It is difficult to see everything in one day, but you can always come back and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. One part is in the open air area and the closed building part has air conditioning. The mall is bright and pleasant, this is also because it has a glass roof and it is not humid even during summer while you walk along the various shops in the center.
Pacific Fair Cinemas
Pacific Fair Cinemas
is located in the middle of a large shopping center. It is a conventional theatre with a 3D feature, and particularly noteworthy is it’s lined along all the shops where you can also walk and have a good time. On the territory there are banks, cafes and restaurants. After watching the movies you can shop at the grocery stores, clothing stores, home appliances, and everything for the home and garden. In the center, there is a children’s playground and fountains. If you’re visiting with your family, it is better to plan for 4-5 hours to visit this place.
The Oasis Shopping Centre
If you want to shop in Broadbeach,
The Oasis Shopping Centre
is one of the best options. There are few stores that offer products and the area is quite attractive. It has a supermarket and some beauty salons. The most visited part is the shops of Persian carpets and the steak store with great selections. You do not have to pay for parking when you’re shopping in this center. It has a bit of everything and it is truly worth knowing when in Broadbeach. The centre has several options for food and shopping and it offers free Wi-Fi for those who need to pay for this kind of service in their hotels. It is an ideal mall for shopping with nice restaurant, post office, and a small park for children. The shopping for all tastes is made even better with flexible hours for shopping for people who prefer to shop late in the evening.
Located in the heart of Broadbeach, this cute mall houses a supermarket, dozens of shops, and a few local bars. The pedestrian area is full of bars, playground, and restaurants and always crowded both day and night. Situated just a few hundred meters from the beach, the center also has 2 upper levels and underground parking, both reachable via escalators. A special added comfort is the ability to take the monorail from there, directly connected to the Jupiter Casino and just 10 minutes walk from the city center.
is small but within it there are several attractions that can be visited. You must book one night to visit the Jupiters Casino. It is very fun to play in the slot machine terminals and also take a chance in the game of roulette at the tables. For those who are more experienced bet on the game of Poker.
Arrive early, because in the bar area there are mini shows or presentations like the “Blue Men” which gives a mime show that is very entertaining. If you are into casinos and love playing, this is the best place to be at, but you have to know when to stop when you are winning, for in the end you might get into mischief or ran out of money. If you don’t want to play you can stay at the bar and later dine at the restaurant that has great dish options. The casino has a fantastic location and close to the waterfront of Surfers Paradise. The hotel is full of activities from shows, casino, nice pubs and clubs. It even has a monorail station that can take you straight to the beach.
Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant Gold Coast
The Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant Gold Coast is a great place to visit if you want to get into the atmosphere of fear and terror in Broadbeach. It has a separate building with a corresponding exterior illumination with a background of frightening sounds that is very terrifying, especially in the evening. It is located at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in Queensland, one of the favorite places of bohemian tourism, opposite the huge Pacific Fair shopping mall where you can sit after a visit to Dracula in any of the cafes and discuss impressions of what you saw with your friends or family. The staffs of this attraction are very professional. All the nooks and crannies of the palace of horror are very stylish, and the interior is gorgeous. You will not regret paying the admission fee for it is one of the most visited places here in Broadbeach. Entrance tickets can be purchased from distributors or in the institution, but the most viable option is to go in groups to avail of the substantial discount.
If you want to spend a great holiday near the beach and the important attractions along the Gold Coast area, it is mandatory to stay and discover the attractions of Broadbeach. The best thing about this suburban district is that everything is easily accessible and you need not go far if you’re looking for great fun and entertainment. Another plus factor of this region, you can bring your family and enjoy having fun altogether in the amusement parks, shopping centers, and historic attractions. Broadbeach deserves to be included in your travel itinerary of the Gold Coast territory.