The long-awaited Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are almost upon us and the atmosphere in and around Broadbeach has never been better.
The suburb is showing off its recent multi-million-dollar makeover with pride as it awaits the arrival of the thousands of athletes, officials and visitors. Has there ever been a better time to visit this amazing holiday hotspot?
Rooms Still Available
It’s no surprise then that Broadbeach holiday accommodation is getting heavily booked. As of January 31, there were still rooms available, with the occupancy rate sitting at around 66.5%. The Games start on April 4.
More than a million tickets have already been sold for Commonwealth Games events, leaving around 180,000 still available. Tourism chiefs say those last tickets will disappear quickly, along with the availability of holiday houses Broadbeach.
Broadbeach will be one of the most popular destinations for the Games, with events being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Resorts like the Phoenician are only footsteps from the Centre so they will be popular.
The world’s press will also be based in and around the area, as it provides a central location close to the action.
Work just got underway on a new community green space in Broadbeach, due to be opened in time for the Games. The Star Entertainment Group has invested $1 million into the Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park, which sits adjacent to The Star Gold Coast (formerly Jupiters Casino).
The canal-front park will provide a great relaxation space for families visiting the Gold Coast not only for the Commonwealth Games but also annual vacations and other events.
Broadbeach holiday accommodation has long been a hit with families and couples looking for affordable holiday luxury. Offering immediate beach access plus a massive network of waterways, the suburb has taken over from Surfers Paradise as the favourite Gold Coast destination.