Going to Gold Coast on a budget

Gold Coast in Australia is a remarkable destination for anyone to explore. The only downside to going there might be money. It can be a bit expensive, and if you don’t have so much to splurge, it may dissuade you from planning the trip there.  But wait it could happen in that small budget you have, and this is how,


It is the biggest worry most people have in the world, where to live. There are so many beautiful places to stay in Gold coast if you have enough money like Surfers Paradise, but since you are saving Coolangatta is a better option. Just because it is less expensive, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its advantage like having more peace.

You can also search for holiday apartments before you get there, this would be ideal if you are going as a group. You can make use of the kitchen in the flats and therefore avoid buying food in hotels and restaurants which can be expensive on your side.

If you are traveling alone, then you can opt for hostels. They also have kitchenettes that you can cook in and allow you to buy and have your drinks in the common areas.

Bring your bike

Having a flat terrain and beautiful weather that is bike riding friendly, is another cheap way to holiday in Gold Coast. You and your family or friends can explore the coastlines free of charge.

Consider coming with your bike, if you have one if not then you can hire one for the day.

You should also carry packed lunch; something like sandwiches would do and fill your bottle of water. It helps if you have water throughout without having to buy bottled water as you explore and take in the coastal views. Don’t forget to carry your swimsuits, when you are tired of biking you can enjoy a swim and relax on the beach. The advantage to this is that you are exercising as you vacation.

Bird Feeding at Currumbin

Yes, you read it well bird feeding, mostly done at the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary. The best part about this is that it is free. You will be amazed by hundreds of birds that come from the trees to eat the goodies that you will hold out to them. They usually tend to sit on someone’s head or climb up the arm. It would be a definite treat for anyone, and you can sit there and watch them enjoy life.

Hinterlands hiking

If what you want to have a taste of nature in Gold Coast, then going for a hike in the hinterlands is the best place for you to go. Vineyards, farmlands, rainforest reserves, and national parks are waiting to be explored by you; this will not cost you an arm and a leg, so it is a must do in Gold Coast.

Relax at the beach

You have gone to a place that has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, take time to enjoy it. You can carry a picnic basket, a ball, your swimsuits and head for the beach.

When you get there, you could use the ball and play with your family, take a walk or bring a book with you and catch up on some reading. Then have your picnic all for free.

If you don’t feel like doing any activities, then you could idle all day instead!

Don’t let your small budget stop you from enjoying what Gold Coast has to offer.