The Gold Coast, an hour's drive south of Brisbane (or fly direct into Coolangatta), stretches from Southport to Coolangatta and is Australia's best known beach holiday destination, and with good reason. Basking in more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Coast offers golden surf beaches, a rainforest-clad mountain hinterland, and chic shopping and dining, making it a top spot for gay and lesbian travellers.
There's a mind-boggling array of places to stay on the Coast. Beachfront high-rise hotels and apartments along the Coast's 42kms of surf beaches will allow the best view of the pumping waves. If you'd rather stunning mountain views, head to the cooler hinterland about thirty minutes inland from the Coast.
The Bush House is an exclusively gay Bed and Breakfast/Homestay on the Gold Coast, Queensland. They offer private accommodation for gay men in the natural bush surroundings of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Here you can stay in private, luxury exclusively gay accommodations.
The Bush House is situated 12kms from Gold Coast's surf beaches on the edge of the magnificent hinterland. The nearest beaches are Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach. Surfers Paradise is about twenty minutes drive to the north. The house is in an elevated position on the side of the range with views across part of the valley towards the east. From here you can take a short drive which gives you spectacular views of the coast and the mountains.
Unwind by the pool or in the spa, soak up the sun (clothing optional), fire up the barbeque, or relax with your partner in the gazebo with a glass of wine and be enchanted by valley views and bird calls (and you can feed the Kookaburra's). In winter, set the base for your summer tan on the sun deck. Your Bush House experience can be either a relaxing time doing nothing or you can fully entertain yourselves taking in the sights and experiences the Coast has to offer. They can arrange a gay male masseur to complete your relaxation.
All the attractions of the Gold Coast are at your fingertips including theme parks, sandy surf beaches, excellent shopping centres, plus Conrad Jupiters Casino and an amazing choice of nightclubs. Ask the friendly staff about what GLBT venues are available on the coast when you get there. 'Go West' to the amazing hinterland townships of Springbrook, Canungra, and Mount Tamborine---losing yoursef in the boutique restaurants, cafes, and galleries.
The accommodations offer a self-contained unit or a master room with residence.
Self Contained Unit:
- Queen size bed
- Stereo television, DVD & VCR
- Austar satellite TV
- Stereo/CD Player
- Fully equipped kitchenette
Master Room within Residence:
- Queen size bed
- Television with VCR & DVD/CD
- Bar fridge & coffee/tea making
Breakfast provisions are included in the tariff as well as all linen, towels, and towel robes. Television, DVD player and video player and appropriate gay movies plus some reading material are provided. If you have special dietary needs just ask the staff.
All guests have access to the pool and gazebo, sundeck and spa, the residence containing the main lounge, and kitchen/breakfast area, plus the entire twelve acres of native bush to explore. Guests are welcome to use the washing machine, clothesline, dryer and iron. Internet and email access is available on request. Local newspapers are provided.
The Gold Coast Hinterland provides a myriad of opportunity for exploration including bush walking on the many trails of varying difficulty, scenic waterfalls and swimming holes, views where on a clear day you can see forever. Springbrook is a forty-five minutes drive and well worth every kilometre and others including O'Reilly's Plateau are a bit further away. There are also scenic circuit drives which take in much of the beauty of the area.
The local shopping precinct of Burleigh Heads retains all the charm of a small village but if it is serious shopping you are after there are the major centres of Robina, Pacific Fair, and Harbour Town all within thirty minutes drive.
The Gold Coast is well known for its theme parks---Movie World, Sea World, Wet & Wild, and Dream World. These parks are thirty minutes drive up the Pacific Motorway towards Brisbane. In addition there are informational parks in the opposite direction across the New South Wales Border---Melaleuca World and Tropical Fruit World both within easy reach by road.
Then there are the beaches---from the Spit at the north (north of Surfers Paradise) to Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales---Kings Beach is a favourite of gays and nudists---they are some of the best in the world.
Bush House is a small guest house---two rooms only---which is exclusively for gay males so you can feel relaxed just being yourself. You will find tranquillity here doing nothing other thansoaking in a hot spa or sit by the pool and gaze over the valley views to relax!
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