Best things to do in Miami

Gold Coast

One of the Gold Coast's best beaches, Miami is renowned for its wide stretch of golden sand, protected surf beach and the rainbow staircase leading to Mick Schamburg Park, with jaw-dropping views up and down the stunning coastline.

Retaining some of the 'old Gold Coast' vibe, Miami is also still home to some original beach houses, surf shacks and 1960's motels as well as the landmark Miami Hotel, a watering hole for generations of holiday makers.

Tucked away within the streets of this beautiful beachside suburb, you'll also find a treasure trove of local haunts and unexpected attractions that only an insider would know, and that are well worth exploring.

Lumber Punks Miami

Lumber Punks - Got an axe to grind? Or have you ever fancied being a lumberjack? Then burn off some energy, live the dream and have a whole lot of fun at the same time, at Miami's quirky axe-throwing venue. Bring your partner, pal or gather the gang and try your skill at hurling an axe or three in your own private lane, with expert tuition onsite.....more

Waterway Village - A lesser known find on the cusp of Miami and Mermaid Waters, Waterway Village is home to popular foodie haunt Double Barrel Kitchen. The local fave is renowned for its creative breakfast and lunch dishes, made from locally sourced produce. The village is also the source of some of the best fish and chips on the Gold Coast - Two Wise Fish.

Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta - One of the Gold Coast's must-visits no matter where you're staying, this unique night marketplace whisks you away to the back streets of Thailand, Barcelona or New York City. The enchanted laneway dining precinct, flanked by international eateries, is the perfect place to grab a delicious dinner that won't break the budget.... more  

Lost Palms Brewing Co Miami

Lost Palms Brewing Co - The cool beach-themed craft brewery is located in the heart of Miami, right around the corner from Miami Marketta and a short walk from Nobby Beach's dining precinct. Take a seat outside or within its striking pink walls and enjoy a locally brewed beer and a casual bite to eat... more

The Henchman Miami

The Henchman - This unique hideaway occupying an original 2-storey Miami beach house takes its name from the street in which it is found. Locals and those-in-the-know flock to the funky licensed outdoor cafe which is open daily from 7am-midnight, for everything from breakfast to sunset cocktails and late night drinks. There's also a pool table upstairs..... more

The Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market - The Gold Coast's only organic growers market operates every Sunday morning in the grounds of Miami State High School on Sunday mornings from 6am-11.30am. The unique market, worth waking up early for, is the go-to for an abundance of the freshest certified organic fruit and vegetables sourced straight from the farm.... more

Nobby Beach Holiday Village

Looking for somewhere to stay whilst enjoying Miami's myriad great offerings? Then check in to one of these 2 top holiday destinations:

Nobby Beach Holiday Village - One of the Gold Coast's best family friendly resorts can be found in Miami. Offering everything from affordable cabins, houses and villas to grass camp and caravan sites, you'll find accommodation to suit any budget. With a an epic waterslide, pool, playground and onsite mini mart, the holiday village is also a short stroll to the beach.... more

Mariner Shores Resort

Mariner Shores Resort - Located right across the road from the beach, this popular family holiday oasis is also awash with fantastic amenities, including a mini water park, gymnasium, pools, spa, board games and mini-golf. There is also a library, games room and even an in-house movie theatre..... more

Top Things To Do On The Gold Coast

The Arc is the the perfect spot for afternoon sippers, local diners and after-dark revellers
Little Barista is all about killer coffee made with love!
Caffeine Kings is a house of worship for interesting food, cool tunes and exceptional coffee
Enjoy a meal or beverage in the open-air as you watch the waves roll in.
Canteen Kitchen plus Canteen Coffee equals Middle Eastern flavours with a premier espresso bar
On a leafy corner, a few blocks back from the beach, you’ll find this local’s favourite
A vibrant and funky breakfast hotspot, Commune is a must do
Seafood lovers - Fishmongers is a classic Burleigh fish and chips gem!
Spectacular sunrise over Burleigh Beach