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  • "7 Days Gold Coast Escape" package from $1,789pp $1,199pp after GCash travel credits:

    • Return, fully-flexible airfares
    • 7 Days on the Gold Coast
    • Ocean view accommodation
    • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary entry
    • Full day Mount Tamborine winery tour with lunch
    • Choice of Dracula’s Cabaret or Australian Outback Spectacular dinner & show
    • Free time to explore beaches and rainforests with local recommendations
    • Optional theme park passes

    Save up to 29% off standard retail. "Sapphire" package option from $899 after GCash credits.

    Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta
    Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta

    YOU PAY FROM $1,789pp $1,199 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS & FFV

    BOOKING ENQUIRY

    Trip Highlights

    Fully-flexible package with last-minute cancellation and zero penalties. Escape to 52km of pristine beach, stunning sunsets, blissful water temperatures and 300 sunny days a year. No matter how many times you have been here you will always enjoy "the Goldie", Australia’s most iconic holiday destination.

    Trip highlights*:

    • 7 Days on the Gold Coast
    • Ocean view accommodation
    • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary entry
    • Full day Mount Tamborine winery tour with lunch
    • Choice of Dracula’s Cabaret or Australian Outback Spectacular dinner & show
    • Free time to explore beaches and rainforests with local recommendations
    • Optional, discounted theme park passes
    • "Border-proof" fully-flexible package

    * See full itinerary for details. Package price varies slightly according to season and departure city.

    Global Escapes Travel

    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

    Member Pricing

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    RETAIL VALUE

    $1,789pp

    GETAWAY CASH CREDITS APPLIED

    -$490

    YOU PAY*

    $1,299

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    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    Inclusions

    "Immerse yourself in the pristine surrounds of the Gold Coast with endless white sandy beaches and lush rainforests teaming with wildlife and spring fed waterfalls. Experience fine wine and dining opportunities and be amazed and entertained by live performances and enjoy local markets and cuisine."

    This is a great opportunity for you to explore the very best of the Gold Coast with a combination of included activities, free time and guided tours. Your included Lonely Planet guide provides you with lots of information to help plan your free time.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    "Ruby" package inclusions:

    • Return flights
    • 7 days car hire
    • 6 nights ocean view apartment accommodation
    • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary entry
    • Full day Mount Tamborine winery tour with lunch
    • Choice of Dracula’s Cabaret or Australian Outback Spectacular dinner & show
    • Local markets, cuisine and entertainment
    • Recommended rainforest walks
    • "Border-proof" fully-flexible package

    All packages include:

    • Lonely Planet guide for East Coast Australia
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

    Carefully selected accommodation:

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    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

    Special value:

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    Lonely Planet is renowned for its first-hand approach, up-to-date maps and commitment to providing the best information for travelers. Lonely Planet authors are experienced, insightful travel experts. They personally research the places they write about - both in the first and in subsequent editions - and provide essential travel details along with a wealth of insider information and first-hand tips.

    Australia - East Coast

    You will receive this guide to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guide with you in your luggage.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. You may change your booking days up to the day of travel in the event of border disruption or closure without penalty. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    The perfect getaway awaits you. Spend your days soaking up the sun and enjoying the relaxed lifestyle at the Gold Coast. Be whisked away into the hinterland to be wined and dined. Experience live entertainment and cuisine. Meet friendly wildlife and immerse yourself in coastal charms as you stroll the beachfront markets and gaze over the ocean from your balcony.

    "I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine." Caskie Stinnett

    DAY 1: ARRIVE ON THE GOLD COAST

    You'll arrive at the Gold Coast airport, collect your hire car and head to your Main Beach ocean view accommodation. Depending on what time you arrive you can enjoy the resort facilities, go for a walk on the beach or walk to nearby Tedder Avenue, Main Beach for dinner. (See your Lonely Planet Guide for other recommendations.)


    Gold Coast

    DAY 2: CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

    Like all days, your time is yours to spend as you wish. The included Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary visit is simply a great way to spend a couple of hours this afternoon. It is a heritage-listed zoological garden located just 30 minutes south of Surfers Paradise in Currumbin Valley. Explore the gardens and meet the friendly wildlife. The included bird show is not to be missed.


    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    If you have some extra time after your visit we recommend taking a walk along Currumbin creek and inlet. With its calm blue waters, popular with kayak and paddle boarders, it is the perfect place for a swim.

    DAY 3: EXPLORE THE LOCAL BEACHES + DINNER & SHOW

    Pack your towel and sunscreen and head down to Main Beach, arguably the best on the coast. We can also recommend Rainbow Bay (Snapper Rocks), Palm Beach and Currumbin Beach. All offer superb lunch options at their respective surf clubs. There is also shopping to be done at Pacific Fair shopping centre and Robina, near Burleigh Heads.


    Gold Coast Beach

    Tonight, you will enjoy a live show and delicious dinner with your choice of Dracula’s Cabaret or Australian Outback Spectacular.

    DAY 4: FULL DAY WINERY TOUR WITH LUNCH

    Be whisked away from the endless, picturesque views of the Gold Coast to the unique wine trails of Mt. Tamborine. This is a unique opportunity to indulge in tastings of a hand-picked selection of wines produced by established wine makers and award-winning boutique wineries along the way including several family-run wineries.


    Mount Tamborine Winery Tour

    The tour also includes a stopover at a Tamborine Mountain distillery where you may sample a selection of their world-famous liquors. Included is a sumptuous two-course lunch plus a special stop to indulge your cheese cravings at the Witches Cheese factory. Afterwards you can also sample some of the delicious fudge at Granny Macs.

    DAY 5: SPRINGBROOK NATIONAL PARK & GLOW WORM CAVES

    Today we recommend putting on your walking shoes and taking the drive up to Springbrook National Park. It is home to trees so old they were around when Australia was connected to Antarctica. The pristine, spring-fed creeks leading to spectacular cascading falls are great to see.


    Natural Bridge, Springbrook

    The Natural Bridge is one of Springbrook’s most popular attractions and if you are willing to stay after dark you will have the incredible experience of seeing the glow worms light up.

    DAY 6: FREE DAY

    Today is your last full day on "the Goldie". We recommend taking it easy and embracing the coastal lifestyle. Perhaps spend the morning relaxing by the pool or on the beach with a good book.


    Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

    In the afternoon take a stroll through the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets. These twilight markets located on the Esplanade at the end of Cavill Mall operate all year round, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 9pm. Featuring artisan and iconic Australian goods, fresh produce (in season), gourmet provisions, handmade wares and SO much more. Marketta Street Food is a laneway dining experience with food vendors of all nationalities in the one space with live music to entertain.

    DAY 7: RETURN HOME

    Today marks the last day of your coastal escape. Perhaps you would like to enjoy breakfast at your new favourite cafe or visit your favourite beach before you say “see ya later” to the Gold Coast, returning your hire car and checking-in for your return flight home.


    Walk on the beach

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