February on the Gold Coast

Spend the last month of Summer with a sunny Gold Coast Holiday. Book with Suntower Apartments to get the most bang for your buck. We offer budget accommodation that is high standard and right across the road from Surfers Paradise beach. We sit amidst some of the most exclusive places to stay on the Gold Coast but offer an inexpensive option for holidaymakers.

February is a great time to sneak away and experience all the Gold Coast has to offer. At this time of year the Surf Carnival competitions bring the best surf lifesavers Australia has to offer. The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships take place in February. So you can relax on the beach and watch the amazing surf lifesavers battle it out in front of you.

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Steps on greenmount beach during sunset on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia

Experience the Best Summer has to Offer without the Crowds

Another bonus for a Gold Coast holiday in February is the hectic crowds of January have died down. Suntower Apartments offer great budget accommodation that you can book in February. Stay at Suntower Apartments and spend your evenings lazing by our pool after strolling down to the restaurants on Cavill Ave.

Locals will often say February is the best time of the year to take a holiday on the Gold Coast. The locals themselves love getting out and about on their weekends, So if you are planning to visit a popular attraction, its better to plan for a visit during the week.

Book your February Holiday at Suntower Apartments

The weather is still perfect on February with an average of 20c to 28c temperatures. And when you take a dip in the ocean, you will find its a beautiful 25c (on average). Furthermore school holidays are over in February which means the queues and crowds are much less intense. So you will find ample space on the beach to lay your towel. Or take your pick of the perfect spot by our pool at Suntower Apartments.

Probably the best reason to book a holiday at Suntower Apartments in February is all the summer activities and attractions are still available but the crowds are much less than January.

Heaps to do on the Gold Coast in February

Of course you have the beach available every day, but if you feel like a day off from the beach you can find so much else to do on the Gold Coast in February. Its the last month of Summer and February brings beautiful weather everyday. This makes it ideal to take day trips and explore places like the Hinterlands, Brisbane and the regional areas of the Gold Coast.

With the lesser crowds at this time of year, you can relax and stroll through the night markets and street markets. And visit any of the main theme parks and attractions without the hassle of peak season crowds. February surely is one of the best months to visit the Gold Coast.

Don’t Delay – We Book out Quickly

Contact Suntower Apartments as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Whilst February is a quieter time than January and December, we still attract lots of bookings due to our budget price and premier location. We urge you to contact as soon as possible to secure your accommodation. Our team will help you with any information you need.

We look forward to hearing from you!

phone: (07) 5531 7377
Email: info@suntower.com.au

Office Hours

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

The Best Time to Holiday on the Gold Coast

Often we get asked what is the best time of the year to stay at Suntower Apartments on the Gold Coast. One of the best kept secrets of accommodation on the Gold Coast is the period of early December. This time of the year brings you the best the Gold Coast has to offer minus the crowd. The atmosphere is still full of Christmas cheer and sunny summer days, but you will have no lines or queues to contend with. The average temperature at this time of year is 28C, which gives you sunshine and warmth everyday.

Early December is a fantastic time to book a holiday at Suntower Apartments on the Gold Coast. This time of the year brings a beautiful relaxed vibe to to the Gold Coast before the crowds descend at Christmas time. You can stroll down Cavill Ave without having to navigate throngs of people. And visit the theme parks without spending your time waiting in lines. Wherever you go the crowds will be at a minimum at you can enjoy the sights of all the Gold Coast has to offer without sharing your personal space with strangers!

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Early December at Suntower Holiday Apartments

Suntower Apartments offers great family accommodation with one and two bedroom apartments. All with fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. If you have pre-school aged children and don’t need to negotiate taking kids out of school, early December is the perfect time to stay at Suntower Apartments. Because one of the best things about December, is that everyone is busy with end of school year and preparing for Christmas, so theme parks and attractions are often quite quiet until our Summer holidays start after Christmas.

Plus December is the first month of Summer – sunny beach days on the Gold Coast every day of your holiday. What’s more when you stay at Suntower Apartments you are only a 5 minute walk from the most famous beach located here; Surfers Paradise beach.

Top Experiences and Attractions

Enjoy any of these without the school holiday crowds. Just ask any Suntower Apartment staff for help in how to book or how to get there.

  • Theme Parks – Wet n Wild, Sea World, Movie World, Dreamworld
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sky Point
  • Jet Boating
  • Sightseeing Cruise
  • Jupiter’s Casino
  • Hinterland day trip
  • Shopping at Pacific Fair

 

Events in Early December

A Tribute to Roy Orbison – In Dreams: The Greatest Hits

2nd December Jupiters Casino

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this iconic album on the back of a SELL OUT Australian national tour in 2016. Aaron W Mansfield, An internationally acclaimed artist in his own right, has a 3-4 octave range, and is able to bridge the gap between baritone and tenor, only comparable to the Big ‘O’.

Aaron W Mansfield, has the combination of Orbison’s powerful, impassioned and distinctive Pitch perfect voice that makes him the perfect candidate to bring the ‘In Dreams: The Greatest Hits’ Album to reality. This never-before-seen concert will have fans on their feet as they witness Aaron recreate the magic of Roy’s greatest hits.

Christmas in the Clouds

9th and 15th December – skypoint.com.au

Two exclusive celebrations at SkyPoint Observation Deck. Buffet dinner of fresh seafood, salads and roasted Christmas favourites and amazing desserts. Live entertainment included. Book at – last years events sold out. Event is family friendly, all ages and includes food, drink at entertainment.

Bella Luna Beach Kirtan

Saturday December 2nd 5:30pm – 8pm

This is a free event and open to all ages. Held on Burleigh beach you walk onto the beach and find a blissful kirtan haven set up! Grab a comfy spot among friendly like-minded people in a space adorned with fairy lights and flowers. Watch the full moon rise while basking in the glow of sacred sounds. Bring a delicious vegan picnic, your best friends, and be ready for an unforgettable summer night of amazing music and timeless mantras, filling your heart with peace and joy. BYO Vegan picnic.

Australia PGA Championship

30th November to 3rd December

www.championship.pga.org.au

Australia’s most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 30 November to 3 December. The 2017 tournament will feature an array of entertainment on and off the course, but it’s the Soniq Million Dollar Hole where the tournament really comes alive.

While players aim to ace their way to a big pay day, fans will be celebrating in the sun with great food, music and entertainment. A festival of golf the Australian PGA Championship week also includes the Cobra Puma Orange Crush Kids Day, Greg Norman Medal; the Aussie PGA is where everyone plays!

Me and My Shadow Concert

1st and 2nd December – www.theartscentregc.com.au/music/me-my-shadow/

Well-known stage and television entertainer, Tim Maddren salutes the great saloon singers; Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Bobby Darin.

Maddren and his pianist, Russell Dick, perform many of the great saloon classics such as Mack the Knife, Mr Bojangles and New York, New York. This intimate experience recreates the sounds, style and performance techniques that transformed the great saloon singers into the legends they have remained. Tim Maddren is recognised internationally as a former member of Hi-5, where he was a double TV Week Logie and ARIA nominee.

St Andrews Day Dinner Pipe Band Competition

1st December – www.foxandhounds.net.au
You will become judge and jury of who is the Gold Coast’s best Pipe band duo at the St Andrews Day Dinner Pipe Band Competition, set over a four course meal you will enjoy pipe tunes from 11 duos, accompanied with drummers, as they parade through the Hotel.

You be the judge who is best. Tickets include a four course meal, and all the best in Scottish Tradition.
Booking essential.

Broadbeach Christmas Carols

9th December

Saturday December 9, from 3pm in Kurrawa Park. Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with activities and incredible live-entertainment guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.

Celebrate the festive season with a host of kid’s activities including a Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Slide, Face Painting, Snow Globe Family Photos and Gecko Sports obstacle courses with basketball and soccer shoot outs as well as egg and spoon races set to entertain the whole family.

Australian Baseball League All-Star Game

9th December Chevron Island – www.theabl.com.au
The All-Star Game is an international sports and entertainment experience. The event celebrates the connections between sport, music, and food while Australia competes against the world in a marquee baseball showcase.

A Morris Festive Xmas

9th December – www.foxandhounds.net.au
Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers, usually wearing bell pads on their shins. Implements such as sticks, swords and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. In a small number of dances for one or two people, steps are near and across a pair of clay tobacco pipes laid one across the other on the floor.

The earliest known and surviving English written mention of Morris dance is dated to 1448, and records the payment of seven shillings to Morris dancers by the Goldsmiths’ Company in London. Join in on an evening of dance and music as they celebrate old traditions of historic England.

Contact Suntower Apartments Now to Avoid Missing out

Early December whilst a quieter period than Christmas still brings plenty of bookings, so we urge you to contact as soon as possible to secure your accommodation. Our team will help you with any information you need.

We look forward to hearing from you!

phone: (07) 5531 7377
Email: info@suntower.com.au

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

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

Email – info@suntower.com.au

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

Email: info@suntower.com.au

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

Address
64 The Esplanade
Surfers Paradise
QLD, 4217
Australia

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