The Hotel: Palazzo Colonnades
Palazzo Colonnades is a boutique 10-storey hotel tucked between the beautiful Nerang River and the Gold Coast beaches. Located on the Surfers Paradise Boulevard, it’s just a short stroll away from the bustling pedestrian mall of Cavill Avenue. Close to many popular attractions of the area, such as the Sea World and the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, the hotel makes for an ideal base from which to explore what the Gold Coast has to offer. Groupies can enjoy the on-site salt water swimming pool, games room, and a gym, or head to the tour desk to arrange tours, theme park tickets, cruises, and transfers.
Families or groups of friends can unwind in self-catering apartments which boast contemporary interiors and come complete with laundry facilities, large bathrooms, and modern kitchens. After a long day of exploring the area’s attractions, relaxation can be enjoyed on spacious balconies boasting scenic views.
- Bed size/type: Queen size bed and two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
- Extra person surcharge NZD$40 per night
- Baby cots NZD$12 per night
- Apartment features two bedrooms, laundry facilities, en suite bathroom, kitchen and balcony
The Area: Surfers Paradise, QLD
A glittering stretch of golden beaches fringed by soaring skyscrapers, the Gold Coast is a vibrant holiday destination where buzzing bars and nightclubs sit alongside glitzy boutiques and a thrilling multitude of action-packed theme parks.
Head straight to Surfers Paradise beach, where folks can take a surfing lesson, embark on a soft-sand run or just have a good old-fashioned splash in the blue waters. Walk up to the Esplanade, where food can be found in every form under the sun and trendy boutiques offer up clothing, gifts and home wares at a range of price points or move through to Elkhorn Avenue for designer stores including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. Try the foot of Chevron Renaissance or the DFS store on Orchid Avenue for fashion chains, or wander the leafy beachside boulevards for a relaxed high street shopping experience.
Outside Labrador, whole days can be spent at any number of famous Gold Coast theme parks like Dreamworld, Wet‘n’Wild, Warner Bros Movie World, and even Tropical Fruit World. Slightly further afield is the “green behind the gold” Hinterland, which can be explored on a day trip to Tamborine Mountain or Currumbin Valley. By night, put dancing shoes on and hit the myriad of bars, pubs, and clubs within close reach.