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Things to do on the Gold Coast

Attractions, activities, shopping and more!

Located just 30 minutes from Gold Coast Airport and only an hour’s drive to Brisbane Domestic & International Airports, Mercure Gold Coast Resort is the perfect choice of accommodation for experiencing everything Australia’s undisputed entertainment capital has to offer.

Our convenient location is perfect for sports enthusiasts travelling to support their NRL and AFL teams with CBUS Super Stadium, Metricon Stadium, Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre located nearby.  Golfers also have their pick of the Gold Coast’s best golf courses with Lakelands, The Glades, Palmer Colonial or Palmer Robina, along with Palm Meadows, all within easy reach.

In addition to being only minutes from beautiful Gold Coast beaches and hinterland, our resort is close to top attractions and activities like Dreamworld, Warner Bros Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, Sea World, Australian Outback Spectacular and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For the best shopping the Gold Coast has to offer, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Centre, Gold Coast’s largest undercover shopping centre, is situated just down the road from Mercure Gold Coast Resort. Easy access to the M1 makes for an easy drive to Harbour Town, Australia's largest outlet shopping centre.


Gold Coast Turf Club

Gold Coast Race Day

Indulge in the excitement and the glamour of the racing season

Accommodation near Palm Meadows Golf Course

Golfer's Paradise

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Gold Coast, Mercure Gold Coast Resort stands as a beacon of comfort and convenience for golf enthusiasts.

Gold Coast Theme Parks

Thrill Seekers

Stay close to the action with easy access to the Gold Coast's theme parks just an easy 20 minute drive away

World class shopping close to Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Shopping & Markets

Discover worldclass shopping just a 10 minute drive away, plus night markets, arts & crafts and more.

Sports Games near Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Sport Fanatics

Cheer on your favourite team and get amongst the action at the Gold Coast's major stadiums just 10 minutes away from Mercure Gold Coast Resort 

Best beaches near Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Surf & Sand

Discover the Gold Coast local's favourtite beaches, an easy drive from Mercure Gold Coast Resort 

Nature walks and lookouts near Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Nature Lovers

Home to rainforests, rockpools and some of nature's most stunning waterfalls, discover the Gold Coast's best nature walks, lookouts & more

Things to do on the Gold Coast

Wildlife Encounters

Get up and close to our cute and cuddly iconic Australian animals at these local wildlife parks

Home of the Arts Gold Coast HOTA

Art & Culture

Just a short drive from the resort, HOTA offers an eclectic array of performances, exhibitions, and special events, serving as the cultural heartbeat of the Gold Coast.