It’s no secret the Gold Coast has been in the international spotlight recently.
Since the 2018 Commonwealth Games brought world-wide attention to the ‘glitter’ strip, the Gold Coast has been the destination of choice for a slew of celebrities, such as Margot Robbie, Pink, The Rock and Dianna Ross have all added their starpower to the skyrises.
But you don’t need to be a superstar to holiday like one. Here are 5 ways to shop, dine and relax – just like the rich and famous.
STAY LIKE A SUPERSTAR
If you want to feel like a star, then where better to stay than The Star Gold Coast.
The luxuriously refurbished hotel certainly has celebrity ‘pull’ – with guests including Home and Away’s, Pia Miller; swimming legend, Ian Thorpe; and singer-songwriter, Guy Sebastian who will be performing this July!
“The Star” features a regular line-up of performing greats: we’re talking Seal; Kings of Leon; and Mariah Carey, to name a few.
SHOP LIKE BEYONCE
Give the credit card a celebrity work-out at Pacific Fair – which has certainly become a destination in its own right. It boasts around 400 stores, restaurants and a couple of fantastic new features; one being a privilege pass into the visitor’s lounge.
The centre also offers a new service – a personal fashion stylist who’ll help you look and feel a million dollars.
PLAY LIKE A POP STAR
When they’re not basking in the spotlight, celebrities are soaking up the Gold Coast’s famous sun, surf and sand.
The heart-throbs from One Direction and Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth have been known to hit the waves at Snapper Rocks. Why not join them and sign up for that surfing lesson you’ve been talking about since last summer? Get Wet Surf School will have you surfing like a pro in no time!
Want to explore the breathtaking Gold Coast hinterland? Why not take a chauffeur-driven tour? Scenic Hinterland Day Tours offer luxury air conditioned coaches and complimentary hotel pick up. Talk about VIP service!
DINE LIKE A DIVA
While you may not have to dodge the paparazzi, dining out in style is also a ‘must do’ while staying on the Gold Coast.
There are more than 10 chef hatted restaurants on the coast so you’ll find a style of cuisine and atmosphere to fit every taste and budget.
The hottest place to be right now is Rickshores, right by the beach at Burleigh Heads. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have been known to pop in when they’re in town.
Head over to the Balter Brewery and surfing champion Mick Fanning may be downing a cold one at the next table.
CRUISE THE COAST LIKE A V.I.P.
You wouldn’t catch the Kardashians teetering around the Gold Coast on high heels. They’re more likely to be lazing back on board a luxury charter, with champagne in hand… and you can too! Explore the coast’s beautiful calm waterways with Sailing in Paradise.
While you enjoy the sea breeze, you can also ‘browse’ for your next real estate purchase – as the cruise passes multi-million dollar waterfront homes.
Keep your eyes peeled – Angelina Jolie has been known to hide away in a modest little waterfront mansion.