Places To Visit While You’re Enjoying the 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast will be proudly hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This means the city will be eagerly waiting to receive thousands of athletes and spectators in April 2018. It will be a great time to visit the Gold Coast amoung such a diverse and exciting group of people. While you’re soaking in the electrifying atmosphere of the games, why not make the best of your trip and check the Gold Coast off your bucket list? The team here at Breakers North has listed the “must see” places on the Gold Coast. Enjoy!

Surfer’s Paradise

Your trip to the Gold Coast is incomplete without a visit to Surfer’s Paradise. Surfer’s is considered to be the heart of the Gold Coast and most events and activities are centered around it. So get to Surfer’s Paradise and take that Instagram-worthy photo under the sign!

Tallebudgera Creek

Head down to Tallebudgera Creek near Palm Beach to do some light fishing, kayaking or just plain hanging around on the sand. The scenic creek meanders into the ocean next to a few hills. Can you imagine a better place to spend your lazy Sunday afternoons?

Lamington Park

This national park lies on the Lamington Plateau on the Queensland and New South Wales border. Lamington Park is one of the most important wildlife refuges in Queensland and is surrounded by waterfalls and rainforests, making it an ideal location for bushwalking.

The Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is considered to be the theme park capital of Australia. With options like Dream World, Movie World, Wet N’ Wild and Paradise Country, you can go all out on your theme park entertainment!

Whether you’re merely enjoying the games or exploring these locations on the Gold Coast, you’re going to need some quality accommodation. That’s where Breakers North comes in. We have great apartments for rent. We can help you with one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, two bedroom beachfront apartments and anything in between. We still have accommodation available for booking during the Commonwealth Games now, but they’re running out fast. Call today and book now!

Basic Guidelines to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Beach

Beaches are great for family getaways. If you’re on the Gold Coast, you have access to some of the best beaches in the world like Main Beach and Surfer’s Paradise. Everyone in the family enjoys going to the beach, especially the kids. And why wouldn’t they? Kids get to run around the beach playing all sorts of games, building sandcastles and enjoying themselves in the water. However, it is important to not let them get carried away. Safety should always come first and here are a few tips from Breakers North to make sure your kids are safe on the beach.

Be Alert

When you’re with kids on the beach, always be alert. Sure, you can relax, but never zone out completely. Accidents only take a moment to happen. If you ever leave the premises, make sure you explicitly assign another (known) adult to look after your kids.

Teach Your Kids to Follow Rules

Teach your kids to respect rules and regulations. Make sure they understand the importance of lifeguard instructions, swimming between flags etc.

Learn CPR

Obviously, beaches always have skilled professionals who are trained in CPR or resuscitation. But, in emergencies, even a second could make a massive difference. CPR is an important skill, so it’s better to learn it.

Sun-Safety

The water isn’t the only issue at the beach. The sun can be pretty dangerous too. Make sure your kids have good quality sunscreen on. Re-apply the sunscreen according to the instructions on the bottle or packaging.

As mentioned before, beaches provide a great opportunity for the family to come together. So why not make a full-blown vacation out of it? If you decide to do that, just give us a call! We’ll be able to arrange your accommodation for you! We can help you with apartments for rent, one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, three bedroom apartments and even permanent rentals!

Fun Things to Do in Surfer’s Paradise This Summer


Surfer’s Paradise is one of the most exciting destinations all across Australia and perhaps even the world. Obviously, as the name suggests, this location is really popular with surfers for its gorgeous beaches and amazing waves. However, even if you’re not a surfer, there are lots of things you can do in Surfer’s Paradise this summer. The team here at Breakers North have come up with this handy list of activities and events you can indulge in. Enjoy!

Christmas in Surfer’s Paradise (13th to 24th December, 2017)

Is there anything more Aussie than a Christmas party on the beach? Perhaps not. Come down to Surfer’s Paradise from the 13th of December up to Christmas Eve and have a blast, for free! What’s better is Santa will be joining us all the way from the North Pole in his surfboard sled, and if you’ve been good over the past year, he will pose for a photo with you free of cost! (Spoiler alert: it’s free even if you’ve been naughty).

Carols on the beach (23rd December, 2017 – 6:30 pm-8:00 pm)

This is a Gold Coast tradition loved by generations of Gold Coasters. A wide range of talented musicians and dancers will showcase their talent, before the show finishes off with a blast of fireworks! Come sing along with 20,000 other people on the 23rd of December at Surfer’s Paradise from 6:30 pm.

New Year’s Eve Carnival (27th December, 2017 to 1st January, 2018)

Come see 2017 off in style at Surfer’s Paradise. There’s something for everyone in the family. The kids can enjoy playing in a dedicated play zone equipped with climbing walls, trampolines and much more from 3 pm to 9 pm. The show ends with three different choreographed fireworks shows.

Surfer’s Paradise Beachfront Market (Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)

From 4 pm to 9 pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the Esplanade at the end of Cavill Mall comes alive with the Surfer’s Paradise Beachfront Market. This market has been operating from 1995, and is one of the Gold Coast’s biggest markets. Specialties of this market include fashion, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products, home wares and services.

There are so many amazing events and activities available for you to participate in this summer in Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast! So why not make it your summer destination? If you decide to do that, just give us a call. We can assist you with your accommodation. We can provide you with apartments for rent. We have the best one bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments on the Gold Coast. Call today and book now!