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Upcoming Events

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival from 14 – 23 September, 2018....
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Cooly Rocks On in June

The southern Gold Coast's biggest annual event is back in June! Cooly Rocks On returns from 6 - 10 June, 2018, taking over the streets and stages of Coolangatta and...
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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 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


Book direct for our latest special offer. At La Costa Motel, we love to look after our guests. As a special offer to guests who book direct on our website, enjoy a complimentary beer or wine per person on arrival for your stay on the beautiful Southern Gold Coast....
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Sunlounge Exhibition

You'll notice some new retro prints around La Costa Motel, thanks to our good friends at Sunlounge Collections. The exhibition features prints inspired by memorabilia and souvenirs of the Gold Coast from the 1950s, which will all be on display in rooms and around...
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Wu Xin Visits La Costa Motel

We recently welcomed Chinese TV host Wu Xin, and Taiwanese singer Wil Pan, to La Costa Motel. The photographs from their shoot were published in the Chinese edition of Cosmopolitan, taking a little slice of Bilinga to the world. Check out these fabulous photos!...
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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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Things to Do

‘Connections’ Inspires Art

Art comes to life at La Costa Motel! From a friendship built over 35 years and a connection to the Southern Gold Coast dating back to the 1950's and 60's, La Costa Motel has been the source of inspiration for artist, Noelene Johnston, to paint again. It is a thrill...
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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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