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The Gold Coast has plenty to attract renters for short holiday visits

By Andrew Bell

When many people think of the Gold Coast, they first envision two things – sand and skyscrapers. For people who are retired and want a relaxing environment to kick back and relax, there's nothing better than the local beaches, but meanwhile, there's also a booming business community for professional types. The area has the best of both worlds.

Interestingly, though, there are also a lot of tourist attractions for those just passing through for a few days on holiday. If you're not permanently setting up shop on the Gold Coast, but instead coming for a brief visit, there will be plenty in between the beach and the business world that should hold your attention.

And, of course, you'll need to peruse your real estate options and find a comfortable place to stay during your visit, no matter how long or short your time might be.

Plenty of family fun at the parks

It's well known that if you spend some time amid the finest Gold Coast real estate, you're bound to see plenty of beachside space and office buildings. But according to, there are plenty of reasons to visit the Gold Coast besides the sand and skyscrapers. Perhaps most notable are the parks and other attractions that are sure to provide hours of family fun:

  • At Dinosaur Island, the kids can enjoy a full-blown "Jurassic Park" exhibit. With a variety of 14 giant dinosaurs including an 18-metre tyrannosaurus rex, a stegosaurus and a triceratops, it's hard to ever get bored.
  • Broadwater Parklands is a 3-kilometre water park with seemingly endless water-based attractions. There are pools, rain showers and fun water-squirting gadgets for everyone to enjoy.
  • At Dreamworld, visitors will get to spend time with a magnificent group of Sumatran tigers. It's a 30-hectare fun park that's near the coast, and the tigers will be scaling trees, leaping, standing on their hind legs and more to entertain the crowd.

Stop by the Gold Coast, and this is just the beginning of what you'll get to see. The possibilities go on and on.

Staying for good, or just stopping by?

The beauty of everything you see above is you don't have to live on the Gold Coast forever to experience it. Just visiting for a short while will give you a wonderful taste of everything the area has to offer.

That would also make for a sound financial decision, it turns out. According to a report from the Department of Housing and Public Works, now is an expensive time to buy a house on the Gold Coast – Queensland property purchases are increasing by about 1.2 per cent each year, and the median house now goes for almost half a million dollars.

Renting, however, remains affordable. The median three-bedroom house goes at a weekly rate of just $350. This means that if you're looking for a vacation that's affordable yet jam-packed with fun, it's hard to do better than coastal Queensland.

We can help with the rental process

Finding rentals in Surfers Paradise won't necessarily be easy. The area is in high demand at the moment, and there's a lot of competition for every available piece of real estate. But there's one way to simplify the process in a major way, and that's to work with Ray White Property Management on finding exactly the right rental for you.

You can call today on (07) 5509 6000 to discuss your property needs and find a solution. Alternatively, you can use our website, which offers a unique search tool helping you filter by location, property type or any other criterion you wish. Whatever your Gold Coast property desires, we can help them come true. Just get in touch.

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