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Stay in touch with what’s happening at La Costa Motel including the latest news, upcoming events and some great accommodation deals, packages and special offers we have available.


Upcoming Events

Swinging Safari

Win a weekend for two! To celebrate the release of the new 1970s film, Swinging Safari starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue, we’ve teamed up with BCC Cinemas...
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Commonwealth Games

4/04/18 - 15/04/18 Share the Dream The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest...
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The Aussies 2017

25 Mar – 2 Apr, 2017 – North Kirra Beach Have you booked your accommodation for the Aussies 2017 Titles? La Costa Motel has rooms available for this event. We have a...
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Christmas Carols

Coolangatta, 11 Dec, 2016  -  6.00-8.00pm Coolangatta's Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday 11 December, with free Christmas...
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The La Costa Story

About La Costa

12 years ago, owners John and Diane Cartmill bought La Costa Motel and Flats at Bilinga, a 50 year old weatherboard motel opposite the Gold Coast Airport. The...
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Early Gold Coast Motels

The early Gold Coast motels were initially small establishments of often no more than a dozen rooms, owned and operated by husband and wife teams. Many motels...
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Latest News

Gold Coast Airport

Arriving at the Gold Coast Airport? Check out the new art installation ready to welcome guests for the 2018 Commonwealth Games! The new welcome statement has definitely made a splash with guests. Looking to book accommodation for the Commonwealth Games? Look no...
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Mavis’s Kitchen

Make a date to experience one of the most beautiful restaurants in Northern NSW. Nestled at the base of the majestic Wollumbin-Mt Warning, this 25-acre former dairy farm is home to a relaxed country-style restaurant, a rich organic kitchen garden, and a highly...
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Mervyn Roy’s Cafe

How do we begin to review our favourite little cafe, Mervyn Roy’s, that we’re lucky enough to have less than a 5 minute walk from La Costa Motel. The fact that we have coffee there every morning (and most afternoons) should speak for itself, but the cafe is so much...
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Merry Christmas from La Costa Motel From our La Costa family to your family, we wish you all a very safe and merry Christmas. Not sure what to get you – I have opted for our famous (family secret) Rum Cake recipe. It’s something we always bring to our family lunches –...
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Like a first date... We are excited to introduce you to our first blog post on our brand new website. Lots of thankyous, especially to our great webmaster, David. Writing and collaborating this website was like, to me, my first date. Do I look ok (website layout)? Do...
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Things to Do

Lost Valley

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a fantastic local attraction. If you love nature, animals and the outdoors, a day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must when you are visiting the Gold Coast. As well as cuddling a koala, patting a kangaroo and feeding the colourful...
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Theme Parks

Approximately 30 minutes to the north of La Costa are the famous Gold Coast Theme Parks. If you are looking for a huge day out just pick a one of the big four… Public transport is available just 20 meters from La Costa and busses run every 30 minutes. [wpgmza id="3"]...
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Southern Gold Coast

Part of the Southern Gold Coast’s resilience is that the city always has something to look forward to. If you have missed the Kirra Kite or Bleach Festivals, you can look forward to the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro or the upcoming ‘Cooly Rocks On’ in June. Cooly Rocks...
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