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Places To Visit While You’re Enjoying the 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast will be proudly hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This means the city will be eagerly waiting to receive thousands of athletes and spectators in April 2018. It will be a great time to visit the Gold Coast amoung such a diverse and exciting group of people. While you’re soaking in the electrifying atmosphere of the games, why not make the best of your trip and check the Gold Coast off your bucket list? The team here at Breakers North has listed the “must see” places on the Gold Coast. Enjoy!

Surfer’s Paradise

Your trip to the Gold Coast is incomplete without a visit to Surfer’s Paradise. Surfer’s is considered to be the heart of the Gold Coast and most events and activities are centered around it. So get to Surfer’s Paradise and take that Instagram-worthy photo under the sign!

Tallebudgera Creek

Head down to Tallebudgera Creek near Palm Beach to do some light fishing, kayaking or just plain hanging around on the sand. The scenic creek meanders into the ocean next to a few hills. Can you imagine a better place to spend your lazy Sunday afternoons?

Lamington Park

This national park lies on the Lamington Plateau on the Queensland and New South Wales border. Lamington Park is one of the most important wildlife refuges in Queensland and is surrounded by waterfalls and rainforests, making it an ideal location for bushwalking.

The Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is considered to be the theme park capital of Australia. With options like Dream World, Movie World, Wet N’ Wild and Paradise Country, you can go all out on your theme park entertainment!

Whether you’re merely enjoying the games or exploring these locations on the Gold Coast, you’re going to need some quality accommodation. That’s where Breakers North comes in. We have great apartments for rent. We can help you with one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, two bedroom beachfront apartments and anything in between. We still have accommodation available for booking during the Commonwealth Games now, but they’re running out fast. Call today and book now!

Basic Guidelines to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Beach

Beaches are great for family getaways. If you’re on the Gold Coast, you have access to some of the best beaches in the world like Main Beach and Surfer’s Paradise. Everyone in the family enjoys going to the beach, especially the kids. And why wouldn’t they? Kids get to run around the beach playing all sorts of games, building sandcastles and enjoying themselves in the water. However, it is important to not let them get carried away. Safety should always come first and here are a few tips from Breakers North to make sure your kids are safe on the beach.

Be Alert

When you’re with kids on the beach, always be alert. Sure, you can relax, but never zone out completely. Accidents only take a moment to happen. If you ever leave the premises, make sure you explicitly assign another (known) adult to look after your kids.

Teach Your Kids to Follow Rules

Teach your kids to respect rules and regulations. Make sure they understand the importance of lifeguard instructions, swimming between flags etc.

Learn CPR

Obviously, beaches always have skilled professionals who are trained in CPR or resuscitation. But, in emergencies, even a second could make a massive difference. CPR is an important skill, so it’s better to learn it.


The water isn’t the only issue at the beach. The sun can be pretty dangerous too. Make sure your kids have good quality sunscreen on. Re-apply the sunscreen according to the instructions on the bottle or packaging.

As mentioned before, beaches provide a great opportunity for the family to come together. So why not make a full-blown vacation out of it? If you decide to do that, just give us a call! We’ll be able to arrange your accommodation for you! We can help you with apartments for rent, one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments, three bedroom apartments and even permanent rentals!