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About the Area

The holiday playground for people from all walks of life, the Gold Coast attracts visitors from around the world, seeking its mix of beach culture, sporting facilities and thrilling attractions. With miles of surf beach, lush green rainforest just 18km from the coast, world-class golfing greens, health retreats that are second to none and theme parks that are constantly evolving, the Gold Coast richly deserves its advertising slogan ‘Famous for fun’.

Mantra at Sharks is ideally located for all sorts of visitors; those who need to be close to Griffith University or Gold Coast University Hospital; those seeking the thrills of the major theme parks; those who may prefer to stay out of Surfers, but would like the convenience of being able to hop on a tram and be there in ten minutes. The tram also goes to the Gold Coast’s premium shopping centre, Pacific Fair at Broadbeach, or if you have a private vehicle a short five minute drive in the other direction is Harbourtown, famous for its big brand seconds stores and the savings they offer.

Here are just some of the great things to do that are right on your doorstep:

Things to do on the Gold Coast

  • Seaworld
  • Theme Parks
  • Night markets on the Esplanade – Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night
  • Q1 Sky Point/ Sky Point climb
  • Big game fishing
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Marina Mirage River Cruises
  • Early morning hot air ballooning
  • Southern Cross Day Tours
  • Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
  • Dinner at Dracula’s Theatre Restaurant

Gold Coast events not to miss

  • Magic Millions Racing Carnival – January
  • Bleach Festival - March/April
  • Surfers Paradise Festival – April
  • Cooly Classic Ocean Swim - April
  • Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival - May
  • Cooly Rocks On - June
  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon - July
  • Gold Coast 600 V8 supercars – October