Best Budget Accommodation for the Gold Coast 600

Arguably the biggest event on the Gold Coast calendar the Virgin Australia Supercars Gold Coast 600 has the biggest names in motor-sport descending on Surfers Paradise. Not to mention the 200,000 plus crowd that follows them there. Over $40 million dollars is spent in the local economy during this event. So you know there will be entertainment and amazing deals on offer by all the businesses on the Gold Coast. Visit Gold Coast in October to make the most of the amazing atmosphere, especially if you love the sound of engines revving! So if you want in on the action here is a handy guide to what you should know. But before you read on make sure to contact Suntower Apartments to lock in your booking!

The Race

The race runs over three days, so make sure you don’t burn out early. Endurance is the key for the drivers and for you. The track is through the streets of Surfers Paradise. So you don’t need to go far from town to see it. In fact from Suntower Apartments its only minutes walk away to the grandstands.

The Gold Coast events are well known for how well they are run and the Gold Coast 600 is possibly the best run event of them all. Race cars by day and live entertainment by night. The day starts of with breakfast events and ends with night time headline acts on the main stage.

The drivers have two days of practice sessions and trials to secure grid positions. The main race is a 300km race through the streets of Surfers Paradise. The track itself is only 3km long which mean the drivers must do 300 laps. And what’s more the lead up qualifying races are just as exciting as the race itself. So no matter what day you attend yo are sure to get bang for your buck.

The course runs through the high rise apartments in Surfers Paradise and the setting itself makes for a fantastic spectators smorgasbord. The drivers have to weave and work their way over 3km of track that means the race is more fast and furious than other motor-sport events.

Aromas of Surf and Sand Mixed with Race Cars

Stay at Suntower and enjoy smell the beach mixed with the aroma of race cars. For motor-sport fans Suntower is a fantastic place to stay. Due to the fact we are located in the heart of Surfers Paradise. But if you are bringing company that isn’t such huge fans, we offer the best of both worlds. Our location is on the beach edge and two minutes walk from the beach. So if your company needs an escape from the race, the sandy beach offers the best hide out.

Also making Suntower a top spot is our closeness to the Cavill Ave the main mall street in Surfers Paradise. Bringing dining options from fine dining to late night souvalakis. And all the shopping you could want. Plus a short tram ride away is the huge and spectacular Pacific Fair shopping mall. And if you need to escape to the Hinterland for a day of rest and indulgence after the race. Simply walk from Suntower to the many tourist booking centres and organise a day in the lush hinterland. Suntower really is the best Gold Coast 600 accommodation of choice.

Where to Eat

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out options on the Gold Coast. Whether you are coming as a family or couple, there is a place you will love. The V8 race brings the best engines to town. Make sure you fine tune your own engine for all the delicious food available. And bring a V8 appetite!

If you are looking for cheap but cheerful you have burger joints galore. A couple of the more popular burger eateries are Moz Burgers and Betty’s Burgers both located in Surfers Paradise. On the other hand if you are looking for a place that offers amazing choice head to Bazaar Restaurant. They offer nearly every cuisine in the world on their menu. Not to mention an Oyster bar and design your own ice cream experience. (Make sure you wear loose fitting clothes!)

And for the serious foodies – Peppers Souls Surfers Restaurant was an awarded Australian Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat in 2017. This dining spot would be great for celeb spotting as well. The Gold Coast 600 attracts famous celebs from all over the world. So keep your eyes peeled.

Happy Hour

The crowds all head to the bars after the days events and it makes for a spectacular atmosphere. Going from beach to bar is after all, one of the Gold Coasts best features. There are the standard Irish pubs along with beer houses to cocktail hotspots. If you are a margarita lover then find the Stingray bar first. Its located on the ground floor of the QT. This place makes the best cocktails in Surfers Paradise. You can drink, dance and eat bar food to your hearts content here.

To truly experience the Gold Coast sunset drinks on the rooftop bar at The Island is a must. And if you turn into a dance floor demon after a couple of cocktails them El Patio De Cuba is the place for you. Mojitos and a Cuban dance floor make for a great nigh out! Another popular drinking venue is the Cocoon Lounge, here everything including the décor is a luxe white. And lastly don’t overlook the traditional local surfs clubs for a drink. These clubs were here before skyscrapers grew around them and for nostalgia and sentiment can’t be beaten for a beer.

Other Than the Race

For motor-heads it may come as a surprise that there are other attractions to visit before, during or after the race. But with endless coastline, lush hinterland and world famous towns there is always something else to see and do.

  • Hinterland day trip
  • Learn to surf
  • Wax Museum
  • Seaworld, Movie World and Wet n Wild theme parks
  • Day trip to Brisbane
  • Biggest Time Zone in the Southern hemisphere
  • Super-sized kids playgrounds
  • Currumbin Sanctuary
  • Australia Zoo
  • Byron Bay day trip

Just ask our Suntower staff for the most popular attractions and conversely the best keep secret destinations. We are happy to help!

Contact Us

The Gold Coast 600 brings over 200,000 tourists to town. Don’t delay in contacting us to book your accommodation. We offer amazing budget prices for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. With kitchen, and laundry facilities. And of course our pool.

You will not find a cheaper beach front apartment tower that is up to our standard. Save money by booking with us meaning you have more cash to splash during your racetrack getaway!

Please note, we are fully booked for the GC 600 2017. Please get in early for G6 accommodation in 2018

Call – (07) 5531 7377

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 2.30pm
Sunday 9am to 11am

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Gold Coast Family Holiday – September School Holidays

If you are looking for an affordable family holiday deal – then book to stay at Suntower Apartments. The September school holidays are a great time to stay on the Gold Coast. Visit the theme parks or swim at the beautiful beaches. There is so much to do. Kids week is also held in Surfers Paradise in September. And Suntower Apartments is a 5 minute walk to Cavill Ave the main centre of town in Surfers Paradise.


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Amazing Value for Surfers Paradise Apartment

  • One or two bedroom apartments
  • Fully equipped kitchen in every apartment
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach-front location in Surfers Paradise
  • 5 minute walk to Cavill Ave
  • 2 minute walk to beach

Suntower Apartments offers family friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast. We have many families with children staying with us at all times of the year. The September school holidays are one of the best times to stay on the Gold Coast. There are many free kids events and always something for the whole family to enjoy. Our apartment rates are extremely affordable and you get amazing value. Our apartments are neat and tidy with everything you could need for a great family holiday. Just because we offer a low price does not mean we have a low standard. Quite the opposite in fact. Our team pride themselves on keeping high standards in every aspect. Testament to this is the high percentage of families that return to holiday with us time and time again.

Book Now and Avoid Missing Out

September school holidays is a fantastic time to have a family holiday on the Gold Coast. The weather is possibly the best of the year in Queensland. Therefore you and your family will enjoy sunny days, every day, simply perfect for swimming at the beach and our pool. Or both each day!

The tourism industry recognises September school holidays as one of the busiest family holiday times of the year. Therefore many, many companies offer great deals for tourist sightseeing such as whale watching, jet boat riding or paragliding. Our team at Suntower can advise you of the many tourist attraction that families love to do at the Gold Coast.

It is important to contact as as soon as possible to secure your family accommodation. Our popularity with families means we can book out quickly. But we always try to accommodate every request, so contact us directly. But we urge you to speak to us as soon as possible.

Telephone: (07) 5531 7377


Office Hours
Monday- Friday: 8.30 AM- 5.00 PM
Saturday: 8.30 AM – 2.30 PM
Sunday: 9.00 AM – 11.00 PM

64 The Esplanade
Surfers Paradise
QLD, 4217

Free Kids Events and Activities

Kids Week 23rd to 29th of September
Price – Free
Location – Surfers Paradise

Despicable Me characters feature this year with Gru, Dave and Mel visiting Surfers Paradise. Free character meet and greets and daily dance parties running three times a day.

Also your kids can cuddle with some of the favourite Australian animals at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary show. Held in Cavill Ave and at the iconic Surfers Paradise foreshore.

Plus there will be jumping castles, zorb balls, rock climbing, face painting and much more. Kids Week will give your family fantastic free events and activities – all within minutes of your Suntower accommodation!

Christmas and New Years on the Gold Coast

Imagine celebrating Christmas and New Years in glorious weather and across the road from on of the best beaches in the world. Suntower hosts families every Christmas looking for budget family friendly Gold Coast accommodation. In addition our one and two bedroom apartments sit right on the Surfers Paradise foreshore. You can go for a Christmas swim on the beach and walk back in your bathers to eat a Christmas dinner. Another experience that can’t be beaten is waking up on the last day of the year and being able to roll out of bed and onto the beach.

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Furthermore what about spending New Years Eve sitting in a restaurant with beach views and sipping on cocktails? The kids can enjoy there lemonade and be enthralled by all the roving entertainers. You can sut back, relax and take in the great vibe. Finally, the amazing fireworks crackling and exploding over the waves of the famous Surfers Paradise beach is a sight to behold. And if you haven’t dozed on the Surfers Paradise beach during New Years day, then you are missing out on a once in a lifetime nap!

Budget Family Accommodation on the Gold Coast

Suntower offers the best affordable accommodation on the Gold Coast and in Surfers Paradise. Also our one and two bedroom apartments means we can cater for couple and families. Just because our accommodation prices are budget doesn’t mean our standard is lower. Our rooms are neat and tidy with convenient facilities on offer. And one of our most popular features is our Swimming pool (especially with the kids!). In fact we have many repeat customers that come back every year, simply because they couldn’t find a better deal! Contact us today for our last minute accommodation deals over Christmas.

Christmas in Surfers Paradise – Free Activities and Events

Surfers Paradise doesn’t shut down over the Christmas period. Just the opposite in fact. There are family friendly events, late night shopping, all day dining and Christmas markets. Take a read of the following 5 examples of free Christmas activities and events in Surfers Paradise. Furthermore, because Suntower is situated in Surfers Paradise and straight across the road from the beach. As a result it means all of these examples are a mere stroll from your accommodation.

Christmas Nights on Cavill Ave

1. The balmy Christmas evenings provide the perfect weather to stroll along Cavill Ave and view the Christmas displays. The famous Surfers Paradise sign is bathed in Christmas lights and looks amazing with the beach waves in the background. Talk a walk down Cavill Ave and enjoy a late night beverage whilst the kids grab an ice-cream. The perfect end to a Christmas Summer day on the Gold Coast

Christmas Days on Cavill Ave

2. It isn’t just night time in Cavill Ave that provides endless Christmas entertainment. The daytime is just as magical. You can roam the mall straight from the beach in your boardies or beach outfit and enjoy the roving Christmas entertainment. Grab some lunch at any of the great cafe’s or burger joints. Every cuisine is catered for with Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Dutch pancakes to name just a few.
Surfing Santa

3. Take a photo with Santa in his surf-boat sleigh, pulled by kangaroos, in the heart of Cavill Mall. The photos are usually free and Santa makes a daily appearance in the two weeks leading up to the big day.

Evandale Park

4. On Christmas day this park is a great place to hold a Christmas picnic. Or a new years day evening picnic. Evandale park is located in the centre of city, therefore easy to travel there. Here you will find a swimming lagoon, kids playground, barbecues and tables and shade seating. Meaning you can spend a whole sunny day relaxing. The views of Nerang river are stunning and the skyline of Surfers Paradise is your backdrop. For convenience there are toilets and even showers to refresh in after swimming. Another bonus is the playground being fully fenced.

Christmas and New Year Markets

5. Christmas markets are held on the foreshore in Surfers Paradise, offering a great opportunity for picking up unique and inexpensive gifts. In fact you don’t need to spend a penny to enjoy the Christmas market. Just taking a lazy stroll through the market lets you experience the joyful atmosphere and there are always taste tests along the way!

Free Gold Coast Events

Carols On the Beach

Each year Carols on the beach is held under the stars on Surfers Paradise. Grab a picnic blanket and take a seat on the foreshore to enjoy the Christmas carols. The show always has an impressive line up of talent and features a magical firework display to end the event. The skies above Surfers Paradise light up with beautiful fireworks to spread the Christmas cheer and you won’t be disappointed.

Another bonus is the event is family friendly and only a short walking distance from Suntower. Its also a free event, meaning you again keep money in your pocket. In addition to saving cash by choosing accommodation with us at Suntower.  Where we provide you with great quality, budget family accommodation. And Carols on the beach giving you a free and fantastic Christmas event for the whole family. Enjoy carols on the beach and sand between your toes, bathed under a warm, starry Gold Coast night.

New Years Carnival

Every year Surfers Paradise puts on a family friendly New Year carnival. On New Years eve you can see one of the biggest firework displays in Queensland. And each year, many families stay at Suntower to enjoy the carnival. Especially relevant to families is the carnivals family friendly atmosphere and huge crowd to celebrate amongst. Countdown to the New Year in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The Gold Coast offers a picturesque start to the new year and you won’t find a better family friendly party anywhere.

There are daily activities and events leading up to New Years Eve. And on the day you have two sets of fireworks. The first at young kid friendly time of around 8pm, and then a second display as the clock counts down to midnight. Bring in the new year in one of Australia’s most iconic locations and start the new year off with the best possible party.

Contact Suntower now to avoid missing out!

  • Book now to avoid disappointment
  • Affordable Gold Coast accommodation for Christmas and New Years
  • One and two bedroom apartments
  • Beachfront position
  • Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise
  • Family friendly accommodation
  • Swimming pool
  • Fully equipped apartments including kitchen
  • 2 minute walk to world famous Surfers Paradise beach
  • Free family events and activities in Surfers Paradise over Christmas and New Year