If you're after a Gold Coast holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and without the price tag, one of our Ashmore hotels is perfect for you. Ashmore is the gateway to exploring the surrounding Gold Coast suburbs and it isn't too far from Brisbane or Stradbroke Island either. This town was an Indigenous-inhabited area until the 19th century, when Europeans settled, but didn't really take off until the 1970s. This was when a housing estate was established and development rapidly advanced. So what does that mean for you? Well, most of the buildings and facilities are quite modern and there are ongoing road upgrades, which makes it easy for you to travel around!
Ashmore hosts Kokoda challenges throughout the year, including the Kokoda Grunt in March, where competitors race to the finish line of the 10km adventure course. There's mud, sweat, tears and laughs. The Metricon AFL Stadium is only five minutes away, and the local BMX track offers picnic spots and barbeques. The great thing about Ashmore is that it's central to all of the action. Most of the big attractions are only a short 15 or 20 minute drive away. The local theme parks - Dreamworld, Movieworld, Wet 'n' Wild, and Seaworld – are right on your doorstep. Jupiters Casino and the popular Infinity light show are just around the corner. Australia's favourite dinner show, the Australian Outback Spectacular, is also very close by. Here, you'll be amazed by the ‘Spirit of the Horse’ performance about Phar Lap, the champion racehorse, with live orchestral music, and a sumptuous Aussie barbeque dinner.
Ashmore has two great shopping centres - Ashmore City and Ashmore Plaza – but is also very close to some of the Gold Coast's most popular malls. Australia Fair is only five minutes away, and Pacific Fair and Harbour Town are both only 15 minutes away. Ashmore is also only five minutes from Carrara Weekend Markets, home of Australia's cheapest plants. You can pick up just about anything and everything here: books, toys, fresh produce, clothing, accessories, you name it. The Surfers Paradise Night Markets are only 10 minutes away, and are on every Wednesday and Friday night. Ashmore has a wide range of fast food restaurants and takeaway shops, as well as the local tavern. Anna's Garden Terrace Cafe is a very popular Modern Australian cafe with rustic home-made style affordable meals.
Ashmore is only 72km from the Brisbane airport and 35km from the Gold Coast airport. Don't forget to check out our flights to Brisbane or flights to the Gold Coast. You can get around town via public buses and there's a train service that runs between the Gold Coast and Brisbane airport. Ashmore acts as a great base for exploring Nerang River, South Stradbroke Island, Surfers Paradise, and other Gold Coast suburbs. Beaches, shopping, theme parks and activities galore: wot more could you ask for? Book your Ashmore accommodation with us today!