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Looking For An Excuse For A Mid-Week Getaway? Head To The Gold Coast With These Incredible Sales On Flights

A sneeky mid-weeky.
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Less crowds, smaller queues and killer discounts? Check, check and check.

Embark on a ‘sneeky mid-weeky’ getaway to the Gold Coast to experience the magic of the area and the endless possibilities it has to offer.

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There are infinite advantages to going to the Gold Coast during the week –  getaways aren’t only for the weekend!

If you’re looking to slow down, savour your experience and explore the area at your own pace, it truly is the perfect time to travel (not to mention the incredible deals on flights, accommodations and experiences).

A luxe trip within Australia without the hefty price tag? Say less.

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Virgin is offering incredible sales on flights to the Gold Coast. (Credit: Getty.)

There are countless things to do on the Gold Coast, and there are a tonne of perks that come along with going mid-week.

Whether you love to have a packed itinerary full of adventurous activities, or you’re more keen to chill out and relax, the Gold Coast has it all.

Here, we list just a handful of the many things you can do on the Gold Coast.

Native State bathhouse and cold plunge.
Rest, relax and recharge at Native State’s bathhouse. (Credit: Native State.)

1. Native State

Native State, located in Kirra Beach, has both a bathhouse and studio gym. So if you’re looking to complete a killer work-out or to relax and have an unrivalled wellness experience (why not both?), Native State is the place for you.

With beautiful architecture, state of the art facilities and a luxurious vibe, you will leave feeling refreshed, recharged and reinvigorated.

Plus, if you book a sneeky mid-weeky bathhouse session, you can save up to 35%.

HOTA Gold Coast Italian Renaissance exhibition.
The Italian Renaissance exhibition is insane. (Credit: HOTA.)
Cocktail at The Exhibitionist at HOTA and dish at Palette.
Experience innovate cocktails and exquisite fine-dining. (Credit: HOTA.)

2. HOTA

Home of the Arts (HOTA) is the perfect place to get your inner-art connoisseur on. 

Experience Italian Renaissance Alive art in a digital immersive exhibition, which will have you appreciating the wondrous works of the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli like you never have before.

Time-period-accurate music surrounds you, quotes from and about the artists appear on the walls, and a variety of their most famous and iconic works are displayed with moving elements.

HOTA also has an incredible rooftop bar, The Exhibitionist, which offers unparalleled views of the Gold Coast as well as a unique and innovative cocktail menu inspired by the current exhibition being shown (how cool?!).

To top it all off, you can experience first-class dining at Chef-hatted restaurant, Palette, all in the same building! Palette offers an incredible 8-course dinner that will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

You can get access to all of this in one amazing package, and if you book mid-week, it’s $180pp – we love value for money.

People climbing SkyPoint on the Gold Coast.
SkyPoint offers unparalleled views of the Gold Coast. (Credit: SkyPoint.)

3. SkyPoint Climb

If you’re after spectacular views of the entire Gold Coast, then look no further than SkyPoint.

Located at the top of Q1 Resort & Spa, SkyPoint offers 360 degree views of the Gold Coast landscape atop Australia’s largest building. 

The observation deck is the perfect place to take in the view, and you can also savour the experience by dining at the bistro and bar. 

If you’re more the adventurous type, you can do the SkyPoint Climb which is the highest external building climb in Australia.

With day climbs as well as sunrise, sunset and twilight climbs, you can see the sights in a beautiful and unique way.

If you book mid-week, you can get 2-for-1 SkyPoint Day Climbs ($92 for 2 people)!

Crystal Blue Yacht Charters on the Gold Coast.
YOT Blue fits up to 58 guests. (Credit: Crystal Blue Yacht Charters.)
Crystal Blue Yacht Charters on the Gold Coast.
Onboard, you get incredible views of the Gold Coast coastline. (Credit: Crystal Blue Yacht Charters.)

4. Crystal Blue Yacht Charters

If you’re a bit of a water baby, a luxury private yacht experience will be right up your alley.

As specialists, Crystal Blue Yacht Charters have multiple boat options with different capacities and purposes so your experience can be tailored to your group size and needs.

Whether you have a small group and are looking for an overnight escape, or you have a huge group looking for a fun vibe with drinks and music, there really is a boat for everyone.

With exceptional views along the Gold Coast Broadwater (including landmark Pirates of the Caribbean filming locations), it’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy good conversation with friends and family in a unique and luxe way.

Experience the Gold Coast Broadwater while grazing on a deluxe platter and sipping on a complimentary welcome drink with your closest friends and family.

You can save up to 30% off when you book from Monday to Thursday!

Helicopter tour on the Gold Coast.
Helicopters are the perfect way to view the Gold Coast. (Credit: Gold Coast Helitours.)

5. Gold Coast Helitours

Looking for an adventurous activity to satisfy your inner dare-devil? See exclusive views of the Gold Coast from up in the air with a helicopter tour!

There are a variety of different tours you can embark on that take you to a variety of routes across the Gold Coast, so you can see different parts of the diverse area.

If you book a sneeky mid-weeky tour, you can get three seats and only pay for two on their Tour 2 flight, which saves $125 per person!

Tour 2 takes you across the Gold Coast’s picturesque inland waterways before descending for low level coastal viewing of the Q1, Surfers Paradise, Seaworld and South Stradbroke Island.

Harbour Town Premium Outlet on the Gold Coast.
Louise (right) is a style expert. (Credit: Harbour Town Premium Outlet.)

6. Harbour Town Premium Outlet

Who doesn’t love shopping – especially when everything is on sale? Enter: Harbour Town Premium Outlet.

Rather than being overwhelmed by the amount of sales and buying things aimlessly, you can get advice from a style professional, Louise Chambers – aka the Savvy Stylist – who is Harbour Town’s in-house stylist.

Louise is there to help shoppers who may feel like they need some assistance when it comes to fashion.

Louise’s ethos is to work with women’s body shapes to help them feel comfortable and confident in their clothes, and choose pieces that are flattering and versatile. She provides an individualised experience for every client, and you can also make an exciting outing out of it by bringing along a friend or family member.

Whether you’re just looking to find the fun in fashion or want advice for specific areas of your wardrobe, Louise, who has worked with media personalities and for fashion events for 12 years, can do it all.

Receive a $50 gift card to spend at Harbour Town when you book a Savvy Stylist Session with Louise midweek.

The Star Casino & Hotel on the Gold Coast.
The Star is renowned as a high-end hotel on the Gold Coast. (Credit: The Star.)

7. The Star 

The Star is well-known as one of the Gold Coast’s best luxury accommodations, so who wouldn’t want to stay there?

With multiple restaurants on site, the iconic casino, a spa and fitness centre, and a beautiful pool and outdoor area, there are countless things to do within the building – not to mention its close proximity to other great restaurants, Pacific Fair shopping centre and the beach.

If you’re in need of some pampering and relaxation during the week, book a stay at The Star and get 30% off the Best Available Rate for luxury accommodation.

This exclusive sneeky mid-weeky offer also features $100 dining credit per day at The Star restaurants, including at their Japanese venue Kiyomi

You also get daily breakfast for two at Harvest Buffet, access to the Executive Lounge with canapes, complimentary in-room movies and complimentary self-parking.

With its great location and fabulous facilities, The Star really is the ideal spot for a mid-week getaway.

Gold Coast coastline.
The Gold Coast is the perfect spot for a beach-side vacation. (Credit: Getty.)

Virgin Australia has an epic sale on mid-week flights, so it’s time to book a sneeky mid-weeky to the Gold Coast

From 14 May to 16 May, and for 72 hours only, save up to 35% off selected flights to the Gold Coast between Monday and Thursday.

Check out all the epic sneaky mid-week offers at sneekymid-weeky.com, where you can also book accommodation and experiences to complement your Virgin flights.

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