Broadbeach & Gold Coast Attractions
At Capricornia Apartments you can enjoy all that Broadbeach, and the Gold Coast has to offer. Our apartments are just minutes to iconic beaches with their golden sands and crystal clear waters, boutique and designer label shopping, a bustling dining and entertainment precinct and world-class attractions.
Visiting the Gold Coast for the first time or wondering what to do? Here are few suggestions we’ve compiled to help make your holiday a memorable one.
Gold Coast Beaches
A holiday on the Gold Coast is not complete without spending some time at one of its picture-perfect beaches. Broadbeach and Kurrawa beaches, are only minutes from Capricornia. Why not begin your day with an early morning swim or brisk walk as the sun rises over the water? Or you could spend the day soaking up the sunshine as you watch the wave’s crash to the shore. Both beaches are well patrolled by the Broadbeach Beach and Kurrawa Surf Lifesaving Clubs. These Aussie surf lifesavers are on patrol to ensure that you stay safe during your time at the beach. Remember to only swim between the red and yellow flags in the patrolled section of the beach and only when the life guards are on duty.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
If you are after some retail therapy, need some fabulous beach wear or want to pick up the perfect holiday souvenir then Pacific Fair shopping Centre is for you. You’ll find everything from luxury brands including Tiffany, Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton through to high-end chain stores such as Zara, H&M and Sephora, and of course leading Australian retailers. With 350+ stores, an Events Cinema complex and several dining areas that include restaurants and food courts, you could be forgiven for losing yourself for the day in what is the Gold Coast’s premier shopping and dining destination. Pacific Fair is open seven days a week and just a short walk from Capricornia Apartments.
There's no shortage of amazing restaurants and cafes right on your doorstep at Broadbeach. It’s a foodie’s paradise with everything from Italian, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines through to seafood specialties and steak houses. Enjoy uber-cool sophisticated fine dining, European-style alfresco seating or grab a quick takeaway to enjoy by the beach, with eateries catering to all tastes and budgets. Broadbeach also boasts amazing cafes and patisseries where you can enjoy a barista made coffee with your sumptuous breakfast or pastry. Enjoy!
Skypoint Observation Deck
Get a 360-degree panoramic bird’s eye view of the Gold Coast coastline through to the hinterland at the Q1 SkyPoint Observation Deck. You’ll need a head for heights as at 322.5 metres, Q1 is the tallest residential building in Surfers Paradise, and is even higher than the Chrysler building in New York! Don’t forget to take your camera, as on a clear day you’ll be able to see as far as Brisbane and down to Byron Bay. You can also enjoy a meal at the SkyPoint Bistro + Bar or for the more adventurous, experience Australia’s highest external building climb with SkyPoint Climb.
Gold Coast Theme Parks
Apart from its beaches, no Gold Coast holiday is complete without a visit to one or all of its famous theme parks.
Sea World – get up close and personal with friendly marine animals at Australia’s number 1 marine park.
Dreamworld – experience more than 40 rides, shows and attractions that will keep you busy for the day. This park is famed for having the world’s tallest and fastest rides.
Movie World – be amazed by the exhilarating theme park rides, shows and experiences, and meet some of your favourite Warner Bros. characters and superheroes.
Wet’n’Wild – take your towel and swimmers when you visit Australia’s biggest water park as you will get wet on one of its many amazing water-themed rides and slides!
You will be hard pushed to see everything that these parks have to offer in one day so be sure to look at the different passes that are available and to plan your holiday so that you can visit one, two or maybe all of the parks. Skip th lines. Pre-purchase your Gold Coast theme park tickets via our online tour and attraction booking agent.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Get up close to some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread out over 27 hectares, you can spend the day wandering through animal enclosures where you can meet the inhabitants, feed animals including kangaroos, enjoy free shows such as the flight bird show or enjoy an encounter or a photo with one of the animals. The sanctuary is home to a wide range of incredible Australian animals such as koalas and Tasmanian Devils, and even native stingless bees. There is plenty of extra fun for the kids with Wild Island a huge outdoor playground, a miniature train journey that weaves through the sanctuary, and the Lost Valley with its 5 acres of rainforest that take you back to the time of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. In Lost Valley you can also experience unique animals from around the world such as the red panda, cotton-top tamarin, and the Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo. With a range of dining areas serving snacks through to full meals, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect day out!
The Star and Gold Coast Convention + Exhibition Centre
The Star Gold Coast (formerly known as Jupiter’s Casino) is not far from Capricornia and is a huge 5-star entertainment hub under the one roof. This world class venue boasts local and international performances, events and concerts, high-end restaurants, a 24-hour casino, and chic bars. Find out What's On at The Star during your stay at Capricornia.
Just across from The Star is the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Gold Coast’s leading event venue. Acts from around the world perform here so it’s worth checking out our regularly updated What’s on guide. You may just catch your favourite artist.
Enjoy a thrilling night out at Dracula’s Cabaret one of the Gold Coasts longest running attractions … if you dare. You’ll enter via the Ghost Train ride into the Theatre of the Vampire, where you can choose to indulge in a decadent 3 course meal or something smaller, while you are entertained by the weird, wonderful and a little bit scary show. Dracula’s performances are filled with incredible special effects, live music, comedy, dance, acrobatics and burlesque combining to make a truly memorable and unique experience.