How to hit the Gold Coast on a budget
If you’re having to cross your fingers when you tap your card at the petrol station, this itinerary for hitting the Gold Coast on a budget is for you.
wonderful time of the year when your wallet is sad, sore and needs a break. In light of this common Christmas occurrence we’ve compiled a 24 hour itinerary with the best Gold Coast deals to keep you busy and still able to make next week’s rent.
Breakfast on the Gold Coast doesn’t always have to break the bank if you do it right. We’ve outlined some of our fave deals that are almost too good to be true.
$10 power bowls
$12 all-day breakfast with coffee
$6.95 coffee and muffin
$4.80 bubble tea with toppings
Once you grab yourself a bargain brekkie deal, get your gear and head out to Springbrook for a kick start to the day.
8am: Rainforest Treck
Fitness is free, so after your feed take a trek through Springbrook and cool off with a quick dip in any of the 3 freezing but very refreshing rock pools.
10am: Op Shop Rummage
For the op shop fanatics the Southport and Burleigh area is your go-to for bargain threads. Spend an hour or two rummaging around and spend a bit of spare change on some pre-loved goodies.
12pm: Feed #2
If you’re hungry but on that tight budget life then you’re going to love these epic app deals.
Free welcome burrito
$5 welcome burger
$5 welcome voucher
Free welcome chips + birthday feed
1pm: Food Coma
Need to take a power nap after your discount feed? Set yourself down at one of the Gold Coast’s best beaches.
2pm: Snack O’clock
Feeling peckish? We’ve got another sneaky deal for getting a sweet treat on the cheap.
$4 scoop in cup or cone
$1 soft serve with flake
STINGY TIP: If you’re really roughing it ask for some testers to cure those sugar cravings.
3pm: Outfit Change
Head home and get changed for your next budget adventure.
4pm: Feed #3
Free entry and bargain eats from $5 on Wed, Fri & Sat
Note: Get more bang for your buck by sticking around for the live music and entertainment.
50 cent wings on Fridays from 5
$1 Oysters on Fridays from 3-6
50c wings any day from 4-6
$1 Dumplings on Fridays
8pm: Hit Up The Bottle-O
Feeling parched but can’t get afford to be smacking down espresso martinis like they’re going out of fashion?
Life hack: Head to the nearest bottle shop, grab the cheapest bottle of wine and hit up Burleigh Hill for some late night drinks. Pack a blanket, a speaker and call up your crew for a few bevies on the beach.
10pm: Night’s Still Young
Not ready to call it quits? Night Jar is the key to keeping the night going without the obscene entry fee.
12am: Tomorrow’s Regret
If you’re one of those ‘party until the sun rise’ kind of guys then grab the bus into Surfers and head to the Clock Hotel for cheap drinks and great banter. There’s just no better bonding experience between friends.
Keen for kickons? If there’s a will there’s a way, and that way is cheap and nasty. Hydrate yourself with a free Maccas water and head down to the beach for a seedy sunrise to end your 24 hour itinerary for the Gold Coast on a budget.
6am: Go Home
For more of the best budget deals on the Gold Coast check out our Cheap Eats: GC Cheapskate Edition.