Crowne Plaza Gold Tower Surfers Paradise is 3 minutes' drive to the city centre. Take a lift up to the Q Deck and admire 360-degree views of the hinterland, surf and glowing Gold Coast or jump aboard the Aquaduck and experience sights by land and water.
Trendy Broadbeach is 10 minutes' walk away and boasts some of the region's more eclectic restaurants and bars, as well as the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Stop in for designer fashion or enjoy a variety of food options.
The success of Australian wine has encouraged those further up the east coast to try their hand at grape-growing. Follow the newly conceived Pacific Wine and Food Trail, running from Yatala, 45 minutes' north of Surfers, to vineyards in New South Wales.
Don't Go Home Without
Soaking up at the atmosphere with 24-hour gaming at Conrad Jupiters Casino, with 70 table games and 1,300 gaming machines all on one level. Put on your poker face or play the slot machines under the sparkling lights of the Gold Coast's mini-Las Vegas.
Visit Crowne Plaza Gold Tower Surfers Paradise in January and get ready to place your bets at the annual Magic Millions Horse Race Carnival. Invite friends and colleagues to a glamorous day sipping champagne and cheering on your chosen thoroughbred.