7 Free Things to Do This Summer Near Our Broadbeach Holiday Apartments

7 Free Things to Do This Summer Near Boulevard North

With summer and the school holiday coming up, take hold of the best time to visit the Queensland Gold Coast.

Here at Boulevard North, we offer the best choice of Broadbeach beachfront accommodation if you’re looking to escape with the kids – modern, spacious and fully self-contained in a location that puts the beautiful Gold Coast at your fingertips.

The list of things to do and places to visit is endless, but we’ve rounded up the best things to do that cost little or no money at all – book with us this summer and start looking forward to a family holiday that you won’t forget!

Explore Burleigh Head National Park

A 15-minute drive from our beachside location on Broadbeach Boulevard, Burleigh Head National Park offers a rainforest adventure for the whole family where getting your wallet out isn’t required. Home to regional wildlife, colourful flora and stunning ocean views, it’s one Gold Coast natural attraction that shouldn’t be missed this summer.

Take the beaten path or improvise! Burleigh Head National Park has various routes to take, each surrounded by dense rainforest trees with quiet spots to take a break. See how many local mammals and birds you can spot, then stroll to the park’s edge for a panoramic ocean vista.

Picnic in Macintosh Island Park

Near the top of Surfers Paradise Beach just north of our location, pack a low-cost picnic to tuck into at Macintosh Island Park. This tranquil Gold Coast park sets itself apart from the rest with its running creeks and streams, offering lots of shaded areas and a friendly residence of peacocks to observe during your visit.

Take a break from the summer sun by settling under a tree or find an open grassy area to sunbathe and toss a frisbee with the kids. There are loads of ways to enjoy Macintosh Island Park on your Gold Coast holiday and they’re all free.

Wander the Gold Coast Markets

Numerous weekend markets pop up on the Gold Coast each month and summer presents the best weather for having a free wander or browse. Our Broadbeach apartments boast a central location surrounded by the most sought-after markets the Gold Coast has to offer, so make sure to visit at least one or two during your stay! 

These include the Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets on Broadbeach Boulevard every first and third Sunday, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, and the famous Burleigh Heads Village Markets at Burleigh State School, also held every first and third Sunday. Integrate with the local community and, if you’ve got leftover notes and coins, pick up cheap handmade souvenirs and crafts.

See the Coast on a Bike

Take your bike on holiday for the best cost-free way to see the coast this summer. Starting from our location on the Broadbeach beachfront, pedal north to pass Surfers Paradise Beach towards Main Beach, or venture south to sightsee Mermaid Beach and Miami Beach before reaching tropical Burleigh Heads.

If taking your bike along isn’t possible, bike hire on the Gold Coast is easily affordable for the whole family, with local options near Boulevard North Apartments, including Cheap As Bike Rentals, Paradise Road Cycles and Happy Hire Gold Coast.

Visit the Gold Coast’s Creeks

For a change of scenery, visit the Gold Coast’s idyllic creeks. Tallebudgera Creek next to Burleigh Head National Park and Currumbin Creek near Palm Beach are superb locations to get outdoors this summer, with both reachable within a short 25-minute drive from our central Broadbeach holiday rentals.

At either creek, swim, fish and tuck into a family picnic at the water’s edge! Take your kayak or hire affordable kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards locally at Tallebudgera and Currumbin, on which you can float atop the still ocean waters with peaceful rainforest creek views in all directions.

Enjoy the View at the Southport Spit

Head to Main Beach Gold Coast, a short drive past Surfers Paradise, then reach the Southport Spit for fantastic views southwards along the coastline. Where the coast bends, you’ll see Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta from vantage points such as Hollindale Park, Philip Park and the Sand Pumping Jetty, which you can enjoy over a stroll or with a quiet picnic on the oceanfront.

While there, view the sparkling marina and its boats at Seaworld Drive, then head to Doug Jennings Park for more sightseeing with views of Wave Break Island and South Straddie – no money spent!

Soak Up the Sun on the Beach

Needless to say, the Gold Coast’s famous beaches are yours to enjoy on your summer holiday at Boulevard North Gold Coast, where sunbathing, swimming, surfing and more require little or no cost at all. With our location, you’ll have direct access to beautiful Kurrawa Beach, including Surfers Paradise Beach, Mermaid Beach and Burleigh Beach within a straight drive.

Visit as many Gold Coast beaches as you can this summer, each offering a unique atmosphere, stunning scenery and plenty of ways to bask in the rays of the sun. Summer isn’t summer without a trip to the beach, so make sure your upcoming holiday is next to sun-kissed sand and glistening sea with our Broadbeach accommodation on the beach!

Book Your Gold Coast Summer Holiday with Boulevard North

Situated on Broadbeach Boulevard, our central location offers all the above – and more – this summer. At Boulevard North Broadbeach, we offer bright and spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartments; fully self-contained and complete with all the comforts of home for a relaxing summer holiday catering to couples, families and large groups.

Each apartment provides a comfortable living area, a fully equipped kitchen and breathtaking beach and ocean views from a large private balcony. Our onsite facilities include an inviting outdoor swimming pool, heated spa, sauna and more, all of which are free to enjoy during your stay.

Find more information and save by booking directly with us – visit Boulevard North Holiday Apartments.

10 Best Outdoor Gold Coast Activities | Boulevard North Broadbeach

10 of the Best Things to Do This Spring on the Gold Coast

When the warm spring weather comes around, there isn’t a better destination to be than the Queensland Gold Coast, where a whole host of exciting outdoor activities promise endless fun in the sun for all ages.

With an abundance of things to do, nothing beats a central location to soak it all in, and with us at Boulevard North Gold Coast, you can savour everything the Gold Coast has to offer from a prime beachfront location in Broadbeach.

Our one, two and three bedroom Broadbeach holiday apartments offer modern luxury for an affordable price, with breathtaking views of the beach and ocean and a wide range of onsite resort facilities to make the most of during your stay.

For your holiday plans, we’ve rounded up the best tourist activities to do this spring on the Gold Coast. Save with us today and begin the excitement!

Learn to Surf on Kurrawa Beach

At Broadbeach Surf School, learn to surf with the best with affordable private lessons to enjoy on one of the Gold Coast’s most stunning surf beaches. All ages are welcome, with friendly expert coaches, free equipment and your choice of hourly sessions. Located on the sand of Kurrawa Beach, Broadbeach Surf School has a first-rate team that will have you skimming the waves in no time.

Dine with a View of the Pacific Ocean

The Gold Coast has a whole choice of restaurants to enjoy, and during spring, there’s no better way to sip and dine than with a view of the ocean. Dine first-class and take in the glistening view from above at SkyPoint Bistro & Bar or Four Winds 360, or get close to the ocean at popular surf club restaurants such as Northcliffe Surf Club and Kurrawa Surf Club, which both offer lunch, dinner and beverage menus to appease all tastes.

Picnic in the Park

Take a break from the sand by heading to one of the many picturesque Gold Coast parks. Broadbeach has many to enjoy close to Kurrawa Beach, including Kurrawa Park, Pratten Park and Broadbeach Park. Slow down the pace with a leisurely stroll, sunbathe in peace on the open grass and don’t forget a picnic to enjoy under a shady tree.

Tee Off on the Gold Coast

If you love to golf, the Gold Coast won’t disappoint with its choice of stunning golf courses. Not far from Broadbeach, tee off at luxury Gold Coast golf clubs such as Palm Meadows Golf Course, Lakelands Golf Club, Emerald Lakes Golf Club and Southport Golf Club. Enjoy the driving range at Topgolf Gold Coast, or – for playful putting with the whole family – visit King Tutts Putt Putt in Surfers Paradise. 

Beat the Heat at Wet’n’Wild Water Park

Wet’n’Wild is the Gold Coast’s number-one water park! Boasting thrill-seeking water rides, slippery slides, wave pools and rapids, this top family-friendly attraction has lots to do over a full day out, complete with an artificial wave attraction and rentable poolside cabanas. Being Australia’s top water park, Wet’n’Wild is the perfect destination for cooling off in spring.

Hire a Jet-Ski on Main Beach

Take to the water on a jet-ski and see the Gold Coast from a whole new perspective! Jet Ski Safaris on Main Beach is a popular jet-ski attraction, offering an adventurous experience with a scenic stop on South Stradbroke Island. Another is Gold Coast Watersports – also on Main Beach – which even offers parasailing and fly boarding if you’re looking to take the experience to the next level.

Discover the Local Wildlife

There are numerous locations on the Gold Coast to spot and get up-close with wildlife, and the best experience awaits at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet and feed koalas, echidnas and dingos, get up close to magnificent crocs and witness a big residence of native Australian birds, from lorikeets to eagles. Take the Segway Safari for added fun and test your courage on the TreeTop Challenge – a zip-line adventure that is sure to give you an adrenaline boost.

Kayak at Tallebudgera Creek

Surround yourself in lush tropical scenery with a kayaking experience at Tallebudgera Creek! Float down the creek at your own pace and stop for a waterfront picnic when you’ve worked up an appetite. Tallebudgera Creek offers a unique outdoor adventure for all, where fishing is also a popular pastime with both locals and tourists.

Explore the Famous Gold Coast Markets

From the popular Burleigh Heads Village Markets to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, the Gold Coast boasts an eclectic market scene with lots to see and purchase. Taste fresh farmers’ produce, pick up local arts and crafts items or add some colour to your wardrobe with a whole host of rare fashion finds and jewellery pieces. The varied Gold Coast markets are also the best places to purchase handmade souvenirs.

Bushwalk in Springbrook National Park

Have n bushwalking adventure this spring in Springbrook National Park. With nearly 7,000 acres of dense rainforest, running streams, creeks and rich wildlife, Springbrook National Park is an unforgettable experience for nature-lovers and trekkers. Explore this huge park at your leisure – just make sure to find the breathtaking Purling Brook Falls at its centre, which offers a view that you won’t forget.

Escape for Spring – Book Now with Boulevard North Apartments

Dive into a Gold Coast adventure this spring with our central Broadbeach holiday rentals! Our prime location in the heart of the Gold Coast will put the above activities in the palm of your hand – all of which guarantee an unforgettable Gold Coast holiday as you relax in one of our luxury affordable One, Two and Three Bedroom Ocean View Apartments.

With Boulevard North Broadbeach, feel at home with spacious and modern living areas, premium onsite facilities and panoramic ocean views to enjoy from your own private balcony. Discover Broadbeach’s world-class shopping and dining scene, and take full advantage of beautiful Kurrawa Beach – located just footsteps from our holiday apartments Broadbeach resort.

Find more information and book directly with us to save – just visit Boulevard North Holiday Apartments.

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