Best Things To Do In Broadbeach, Australia

things to do in broadbeach australia
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew 

Broadbeach is the perfect destination for world-class events and festivals, hotel and resorts, shopping, dining, nightlife and more. It is located south of Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast and offers inviting beach lifestyles. Broadbeach, or Broadie to the locals, has something for everyone. For those who just want to chill out and recharge their batteries, the sun-drenched beaches that line the coast have a host of attractions. For shopaholics, Broadbeach offers never ending shopping options. For gastronomical delights, a stroll through the alfresco dining area in the restaurant precinct of Broadbeach will get your appetite whet up. There’s even the lure of fantastic nightlife and casinos to keep you busy in the evening. Here are our top activity picks.

1. Dracula’s Comedy Cabaret Restaurant

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Posted by Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant Gold Coast on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

There are a lot of world class restaurants in Broadbeach, but some are very unique like Dracula’s Comedy Cabaret Restaurant. It’s really very thrilling, entertaining, exciting and terrifying. Even to enter the restaurant is an experience. Diners are transported on Dracula’s ghost train to reach The Theatre of Vampires, where weird waiters and talented performers immerse you in a night of comedy, rock, puppetry and amazing horror special effects. This show will certainly entertain you and leave you speechless. The 3 course dinner features the best of Australian produce, served with flair and madness. Every corner hides a secret and every experience will leave you screaming in delight. Although this restaurant is meant for adults, there is also live performances for kids.

Dracula’s Comedy Cabaret Restaurant

Address: 1 Hooker Bvd, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia

Price: Cabaret Ticket (from 95 AUD (17.65USD), VIP A Reserve (from 115 AUD (86.75 USD), Kids (from 32 AUD (24.15 USD))

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (7pm-11pm)

Access: By cab, car or train

Contact: +61 755751000

Website: Dracula’s Comedy Cabaret Restaurant

2. Kurrawa Beach

Posted by Shane Butler on Sunday, 26 March 2017

One of the main reasons that visitors flock to Broadbeach is the stunning Gold Coast beaches. The coastline offers gorgeous golden sand, crystal clear water, reliable swells for surfers, and the world famous Australian lifeguards patrolling the top tourist locations. The Gold Coast lifeguards really deserve their fantastic reputation, as they play a vital role in making Gold Coast such an ideal and safe family holiday destination. Kurrawa Beach is known as one of the safest beaches on the Gold Coast and even host some of Australia’s major surf lifesaving competitions. There is also a wide pedestrian area with numerous shops and cafes and a children’s playground, which is open all year round. Apart from that, there is plenty of room on the spacious beach to soak up the sun and relax. However, if you want to be a bit more active, there is also kite surfing, sand sculpting and volleyball, and of course the most popular activity, surfing.

Kurrawa Beach

Address: Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Contact: +61 755275660

Website: Kurrawa Beach

3. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Posted by Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Pacific Fair is Queensland’s newest shopping and dining destination, offering an expansive collection of luxury and iconic global brands and leading Australian retailers. With over 400 stores, the shopping mall heralds a new vision in luxury and a captivating blend of the world’s best brands, all set amongst the tropical landscape and a unique outdoor ambience. You will find and can shop for luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Tiffany & Co, in addition to other global mega brands like H&M, Sephora, UNIQLO and Zara. Apart from that, you can also dine with over 20 casual and fine dining restaurants such as The Resort, The Patio and the Boulevard. The Arcade Food court also offers an array of fast food options. A complimentary first class visitor lounge, luggage storage, shower amenities, free Wi-Fi and a quiet room to sit down is all available for visitor’s convenience. To get here, you can come by car, bike, bus and taxi or you can make use of the free shuttle service from Surfer’s Paradise, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach that runs daily. This is a family friendly mall and you will see a lot of kids playing around here.

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Address: Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia

Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday (9am-7pm), Thursday (9am-9pm), Sunday (9am-6pm)

Website: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

4. Rotary Carousel Broadbeach

Lots of happy kids here at the Broadbeach Mall Carousel today helps Rotary continue it's work in our community. $2 per...

Posted by Rotary Carousel Broadbeach on Monday, 26 September 2016

Within the heart of Broadbeach Mall is the iconic Rotary Carousel. This gorgeous ride is over 120 years old and is operated by volunteers of the Southport Rotary. It is a remembrance of days gone by, to be thoroughly enjoyed by all age groups and especially ideal for the young and the young at heart. As the carousel is run by volunteers, hours may vary during the school holidays and public holidays. The carousel is situated in the middle of Broadbeach Mall and you can easily get there by various means of transport. Moreover, it provides an unusual and attractive feature for Broadbeach. The Rotary Club are to be commended for giving their time to ensure that the carousel is still operating.

Rotary Carousel Broadbeach

Address: Victoria Avenue Plaza, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Price: About 2 AUD (USD 1.50)

Website: Rotary Carousel Broadbeach

5. Broadbeach Art and Craft Market

Posted by Goblets and Steins Australia on Saturday, 4 June 2016

The Broadbeach Art and Craft Market offers a great day out on the first and third Sunday of every month all year round. It boasts over 150 stalls showcasing the best and most original of Australian made products, gifts, souvenirs, art and craft, fresh produce, yummy food, preserves, cookies and cakes. Apart from that, live entertainment adds to the vibrant atmosphere. Colorful and buzzing atmosphere, plus the vibrant crowd, make this Sunday market on the fabulous Broadbeach a must-visit place for both locals and visitors. Come down and spend a leisurely Sunday strolling around Kurrawa Park, enjoying all of the sights that this beautiful location offers. This friendly market is the original Gold Coast market, running for over 20 years. The market operates between 8am to 2pm.

Broadbeach Art and Craft Market

Address: Old Burleigh Road | Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia

Contact: + 61 403296387

Website: Broadbeach Art and Craft Market

6. The Star Gold Coast (formerly Jupiter Hotel and Casino)

Posted by Jan Baker on Thursday, 20 April 2017

Jupiter Hotel and Casino in Broadbeach offers a whole range of facilities in addition to the casino, and has recently changed its name to The Star Gold Coast. The rebranding is part of a 35 million AUD (260 million USD) makeover and among its new added features are 6 new food and beverage outlets, 596 refurbished rooms and a luxury poolside area. Classic glamour and modern style come together at the Star casino, home to the Gold Coast’s most thrilling gaming experience. With over 70 table games and 1,600 machines, there are endless ways to create your own adrenaline. Besides gambling, new shows are on offer all the time. To find out about upcoming shows, visit the desk at the venue or visit the website. This entertainment hub includes movies at Jupiter’s Theatre, as well as live music and other concerts. There is a good range of dining options, as well as a number of bars on the casino floor. Try Chase Kojima’s cutting edge, award-winning Japanese cuisine at Kiyomi or celebrate the joy of sharing with family and friends at Cucina Vivo.

The Star Gold Coast

Address: Cnr Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive | Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia

Opening Hours: 24/7. On Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas, casino opening hours differ

Contact: + 61 755928100

Website: The Star Gold Coast

Enchanting Broadbeach

The Oracle Apartments At Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Source: Photo by user Jason Thien used under CC BY 2.0

Broadbeach is one of the most popular spots on the Gold Coast for holiday makers. It has something for everyone ranging from the glistening beaches and fabulous surf, to the large variety of great restaurants and wide range of activities for all ages. With 245 days of sunshine every year, Broadbeach is perfect for holiday makers. On top of that, Broadbeach is close to everything, the shops and restaurants are all within walking distance. So, the next time you are thinking of a holiday, be sure to check out Broadbeach and you will have one of the best holidays ever.

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