The Glitter Strip

Take a trip along the Gold Coast Highway

The Hi Ho Motel

The Hi Ho Motel

The first Hi Ho Motel operated for almost 15 years until it was demolished. Read this story
Grundy’s Entertainment Centre

Grundy’s Entertainment Centre

Grundy’s featured a massive four-slide water flume opposite the Surfers Paradise beachfront. Read this story
The Windjammer Room

The Windjammer Room

The Windjammer was an extremely popular venue for locals and visitors. Read this story
Sea Glint

Sea Glint

During World War Two, the Winter family offered the house as a military rest home for officers. Read this story
The Café Cathay

The Café Cathay

The façade of the Café Cathay included two large neon dragons and was the largest and most colourful neon sign in Queensland. Read this story
The Walk Arcade

The Walk Arcade

Considered the height of modernity at the time, The Walk Arcade featured a striking mural facing onto the Gold Coast Highway. Read this story
The Pink Poodle Motel

The Pink Poodle Motel

The Pink Poodle Motel was built by partners Stewart and Lawrence Price, Hugh and May (Billie) Woods on the Gold Coast Highway and opened its doors on Boxing Day 1967. Read this story
The Hibiscus Room

The Hibiscus Room

The Hibiscus Room was the setting for countless celebrations including 21st birthdays and engagement parties over its 26 years of operation. Read this story
Surfers Paradise Hotel

Surfers Paradise Hotel

The Surfers Paradise Hotel was erected by Jim Cavill in 1924-25 and included a private zoo and cabin accommodation. Read this story
Skyline Lounge and Cabaret

Skyline Lounge and Cabaret

The Skyline Cabaret and Lounge was only one of many rooms offering different styles and options for entertainment in the complex. Read this story
Meter Maids and Courtesy Maids

Meter Maids and Courtesy Maids

In December 1964, the Gold Coast City Council introduced parking meters in Surfers Paradise. Read this story
Lennon’s Broadbeach Hotel

Lennon’s Broadbeach Hotel

When the first stages of Lennon’s Broadbeach Hotel were being planned, there were virtually no houses within at least a mile of the site. Read this story