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The Perfect Mid-Week Gold Coast Getaway Based On Your Travel Personality

The Perfect Mid-Week Gold Coast Getaway Based On Your Travel Personality

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Ever go on holiday and just not want to feel like a tourist for a change? 

Well, do we have the answer for you because not only is a mid-week break the best way to sneak in more you time, it’ll also leave you feeling like a local. Picture this: you get to do your holiday, your way, without the pressure of conforming to what’s expected, all while avoiding the frantic rush of trying to cram everything in. And where better to escape life’s mayhem than with a little sneeky mid-weeky on the Gold Coast?

Here, you can really seize the opportunity to slow down, savour the experience, explore new places and truly make the most of your getaway from Monday to Thursday. No matter what kind of travel you’re into, there’s something for every type of visitor on the Gold Coast. 

The only question you’ll need to ask yourself is what does your travel personality say about your perfect Monday to Thursday break?

The ‘Too Glam To Give A Damn’ Luxury Traveller 

About you: You’d rather lay by a pool with a good book and even better cocktail menu than face doing anything and you have absolutely no guilt about it because after all, you’re on holiday!

For the perfect Gold Coast sneeky mid-weeky getaway, consider: 

Sailing in ParadiseJust imagine floating off into the sunset onboard a luxury catamaran with a champagne in hand and did I mention the totally unobstructed views of the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater?! Here you can live like an A-lister, if only for a day. 

The DorsettHello, I’d like to check in indefinitely please? Offering sweeping views of the sparkling coastline to the lush hinterland, soothing stone massages at its Azure Spa, and sun lounges for spritzers at its own private pool club, The Dorsett in Broadbeach is the dictionary definition of boujee and we are here for it. 

Eden Health Retreat: Swap sea views for a rainforest retreat and take in the beauty of the mountains from the comfort of a hot tub. Complete with a picture-perfect treetops swing overlooking the valley, Eden Health Retreat is worlds away from reality. 

The ‘Get Out Into The Wild’ Explorer

About you: You love nothing more than a sunrise over a mountaintop after a pre-dawn hike, you prefer to be outside more than anywhere else in the world, and nature isn’t just calling your name, it’s got you on speed dial! 

For the perfect Gold Coast sneeky mid-weeky getaway, consider:

TreeTop Challenge: Literally swing through nature with the TreeTop Challenge at Tamborine Mountain. Australia’s largest treetop adventure park offers up a birds eye view across 120 different high ropes courses and 10 ziplines inside Thunderbird Park. 

Hike Warrie Circuit: Plunge into the rainforest and take in the tranquil beauty of Springbrook National Park on the Warrie Circuit. It’s about a 17-kilometre loop and considered a challenging route, taking about five hours to complete, so pack your supplies and strap in for this wilderness walk. 

Arro Jet: Chasing the pure adrenaline of a high-powered rush? Look no further than Arro Jet, the Gold Coast’s newest and most exhilarating jet boat adventure. Taking off Main Beach, it’s a heart-pounding journey in the wild seas that you won’t need to leave town for! 

The ‘Budget But Make It Banging’ Backpacker

About you: As far as you’re concerned, anyone can travel with a few cents in their pocket if they’re savvy enough! 

For the perfect Gold Coast sneeky mid-weeky getaway, consider: 

Hiking: We all know that some of the best things in life are free and hiking has got to be up there! And what better place to get lost in the beauty of the great Aussie landscape than with a walk through nature. Whether it’s along the coast or up in the Hinterland (look up Mount Cordeaux, Toolona Creek and Stinson Retrace), there are plenty of options for all level of hikers on the Gold Coast.

Camping: Grab a tent and sleep under the stars for next to nothing with plenty of cheap camping spots on the Gold Coast – our favourite’s O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat campgrounds. 

Snorkelling: As the saying goes (I’m sure), pick up a snorkel set and the world is your oyster! The Gold Coast may be known for its golden beaches, but don’t skip out on what’s underneath the water with plenty of snorkel sites to wet your wanderlust, even better enjoyed in the mid week!

The ‘You Only Live Once’ Visitor

About you: You work hard and play even harder and won’t let money hold you back when you know memories are forever.

For the perfect Gold Coast sneeky mid-weeky getaway, you’re going to want to experience: 

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SkydivingGo big or go home, as they say, and what’s bigger than a 10,000 ft drop over one of the country’s most scenic coastlines? Conquer your fear and let your breath be taken away by this once-in-a-lifetime experience as you jump into paradise. 

Norwell Motorplex:  Get your heart racing as you go pedal to the metal with a hot lap (or two!) from the inside of a V8 supercar at Norwell Motorplex. Pick from a Holden or Ford race car, get strapped in and learn from the best with a one-on-one driving lesson with a professional instructor. 

The ‘Fresh Food Comes First’ Foodie

About you: You plan your itinerary around mealtimes and know that the best dish is fresh food with a side helping of epic views. Luckily for you, the Gold Coast isn’t short of either!   

For the perfect Gold Coast sneeky mid-weeky getaway, you’re going to want to visit: 

Tayta Bar & Restaurant: What happened when Japanese migrants reached the shores of Peru and had to cook without their traditional ingredients? The Nikkei people started using Peruvian food with Japanese techniques and the rest is history. Come taste it for yourself mid-week at Tayta Bar & Restaurant! 

Little TruffleWith a passion for great food and a resume as impressive as the brushed brass finishings of his Mermaid Beach restaurant, chef Daniel Ridgeway opened Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar in 2010 and it’s just gone through a major refurb. Taste his worldwide experience at this hidden gem, which has earned itself numerous awards and become a favourite amongst tourists and locals alike.

Six Tricks Distilling Co: All that dining got you thirsty? Newly opened Six Tricks Distilling Co in Mermaid Beach is bending the rules when it comes to the art and science of distilling and serving up customers best-in-class spirits, cocktails and experiences. 

No matter who you are, or how you like to travel, The Gold Coast is waiting for you. Why wait till the weekend when you can hit the ground running (literally) during the week!

Start planning your sneeky mid-weeky to the Gold Coast.


Written by Tara Meakins, a sun-loving, travel obsessed freelance news & lifestyle writer always on the hunt for a good story. You can catch her on Instagram at @tarameakins.

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