If your plans include a vacation along the Gold Coast Region of Australia, you will be in for a pleasant surprise. Hope Island offers a great place for devoted surfers to enjoy the pristine beaches and clear waters. A Hope Island accommodation is central to a successful vacation scheme that calls for a spot a bit of the ‘out-of-the-way’ yet close to an abundance of diverse activities. No matter where you begin your trip, getting to your destination will be quite easy.
When driving in from the north or the south, the Motorways are available for a smooth and relatively quick trip. Visitors can land at the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta. It is located to the south of your Hope Island accommodation and is a mere 30 minute drive from the airport. Landing at Brisbane, you will be 45 minutes to the north of the Island. Rental cars are available at both airport locations.
Hotel rates range from budget to luxurious accommodations, depending upon room size and amenities. Last minute booking rates are available in most hotels. Prices range from 120AUD to 250 per night. Many hotels have onsite restaurants and in some instances a bar is available for your convenience. If you stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sanctuary Cove, you will be staying in a royal Queensland mansion and will be close to the many theme park and golf course activities. The famous Pines Golf Club is adjacent to the Hotel.
There are a variety of quality restaurants on Hope Island, offering local and exotic menus. The Wildfish Waterfront Bar and Bistro offers reasonably priced delicious meals along with extraordinarily beautiful scenic views. The House of Siam, Harleys on the Harbor and Randhawa’s Indian Cuisine are several highly rated restaurants from which you can choose.
There are no shortages of beaches for sunbathing or to go out on the water and ride the waves or just swim in the surf. Shopping malls, museums, theme parks, golf courses and wildlife sanctuaries are all located along the Gold Coast. There are theatres available for your entertainment and pubs and clubs of various sorts. There are parks and landmarks, as well as heritage buildings lining the Gold Coast and if you choose, guided tours are also available.
For those of you who are a bit more adventurous, you may want to book a one-day tour into the Hinterland or north to Brisbane and North Stradbroke Island where you can see the dolphins and humpback whales. You may wish to wander off the beaten path through the thick of it all and visit the koalas and the kangaroos.
A vacation on Hope Island is certain to be a memorable experience.