History will be made with the 2018 Commonwealth Games here on the Gold Coast with the largest integrated program of sporting events ever. With 18 sports and para-sports, more than 6500 athletes and team officials from over 70 Commonwealth nations will arrive to our great state of Queensland to compete and enjoy everything the beautiful Gold Coast has to offer. The games will run from 4th through till the 15th April and we have some top picks of what to see while you’re here.
If you still need to organise your accommodation during the games, take a look at this site for some great places to stay
Want to see the wild life and experience international cuisine…
Then the place to see is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Park, each Friday night you can dine under the stars on the deck of the Village Green. With food pop-ups featuring Chilean Thai, Vietnamese and South African there’s also a fresh produce market an array of stalls with everything from local grown vegies through to fresh seafood. You can enjoy wines from Sirromet Wines and the Burleigh Brewery have amazing boutique beers, all while being entertained by local musicians playing live music.
Fridays 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Sanctuary Markets is located at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, on the Village Green
If white sandy beaches are more your thing…
Whether its Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads or Main Beach, you’ll find any beach on the Gold Coast with beautiful blue water and super soft sand. So if you want to catch a wave or feel the sand between your toes, be sure to swim between the flags and enjoy the picturesque beaches here on the Gold Coast.
If you need some retail therapy…
You can’t miss Pacific Fair with over 400 stores they house international labels like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada. There are over 20 restaurants with a range of cusine to choose from and they have a free shopping shuttle service that operates daily.
If you want to enjoy the action…
Then one of your first stops should be the amusement parks, and with so many to choose from you can check out our blogs on our favourites.
As one of the top tourist destinations in Australia, the Gold Coast welcomes close to 12 million visitors every year. With the 2018 Commonwealth Games quickly approaching, there is public transport available, but you’ll need a rental car to enjoy the Gold Coast to the fullest. See the friendly staff here at Economy, we don’t just rent you a car, we help you experience the Gold Coast, with recommendations on what to see and do while you’re here, to get the most out of your stay.