With a range of attractions, family-friendly accommodation and plenty of activities that won’t break the budget, the Southern Gold Coast is the ultimate family destination. Stay at any of the family-friendly beachfront apartments – most with resort amenities and luxury self-contained apartments perfect for the family, or holiday units across the Southern Gold Coast.

Pack and picnic and make the most of all the free activities that will keep the family entertained for hours. Fill in your days at the beach or exploring the Currumbin Valley – take a dip in the rock pools and spread out in the grassy parklands. And be sure to fit in a visit to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – even the big kids will to love it.

For eating out, Coolangatta and Tugun Village have some great family restaurants for you to enjoy your pick of Italian, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, or fast food restaurants. Currumbin, Tugun, North Kirra, Kirra, Coolangatta, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Clubs all have affordable, quality bistros suitable for family dining.  

Throughout the year the Southern Gold Coast hosts several major festivals and events that the whole family can enjoy – Cooly Rocks On is the largest 50s and 60s Rock ‘N Roll Festival in Australia, while Bleach* Festival celebrates the unique surf and arts culture of the region with events across the SGC, and the Swell Sculpture Festival transforms the Currumbin beachfront into a larger-than-life outdoor art gallery. View the Events Calendar to find out what’s on, and start planning your next family holiday.   

Things to Do

Recommended Accommodation

Golden Riviera Beach Resort

Cnr Golden Four Dr & Toolona St's, Tugun, QLD, 4224
(07) 5525 9800

Kirra Beach Apartments

4 - 10 Douglas Street, Kirra, QLD, 4225
(07) 5523 7900 Dean & Sue Ripley

Mantra Coolangatta Beach

88 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5506 8787

Ocean Plaza Resort

80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 9999

Pelican Sands Beach Resort

335 Golden Four Drv, Tugun, QLD, 4224
(07) 5534 7744

Rainbow Commodore Holiday Apartments

255 Boundary St, Rainbow Bay, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 7758

The Bay Apartments

243-251 Boundary St, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 2988