Exciting new attraction coming to Movie World this September!



Looking for something exciting to do with the kids next school holidays?

This September, Warner Bros. Movie World will launch an epic 3D interactive ride experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Get ready for the most thrilling battle of your life on JUSTICE LEAGUE: Alien Invasion 3D.

Earth is under alien attack and we need your help! Grab your laser blaster and join SUPERMAN, BATMAN and an army of Super Heroes in a 3D battle against millions of evil alien spores. Your mission is to fight side-by-side with the JUSTICE LEAGUE and save the citizens of Earth. While the battle rages, your transportation pod will keep track of your alien stun score so you’ll know how many you’ve alienated.

Will you have what it takes to be Earth’s ultimate champion? Will you achieve the highest score? This epic battle between good and evil is about to begin and we need YOU! Only at Warner Bros. Movie World this September!


Book your accommodation for September now! http://www.sansimeon.com.au/specials

Roof Top Refurbishment



After many long weeks the day has finally arrived, the roof top is again open for business.  Complete with new spa, fences and grass the area is now ready to enjoy.  Check out the view.

Refurbishments Completed

  • Pool
  • Bar-b-que area
  • Rooftop spa

On your next visit you can now enjoy these 5 star facilities. 

Jupiters Casino Entertainment



Opened on April 14, 2012 the new state-of-the-art Jupiters Theatre revolutionises the theatre viewing experience through modern technology and architecture including a second balcony level, VIP hospitality rooms for pre and post event functions, an impressive lighting rig and a high-tech surround sound system.

There is always a great show of talent lined-up to play at Jupiters!
Here are just some of the upcoming events:

Guy Sebastian - June 30th

Tommy Emmanuel - August 10th

Jabbawockeez – Now until August 16th

Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour - August 25, 26 and 29th

Jon English - October 12th.

Jupiters also boasts seven onsite restaurants with a cuisine and budget to suit everybody. From all you can eat at Food Fantasy to award winning Chinese cuisine at Zen.


San Simeon Apartments are just a short drive from Jupiters Casino! Book your accommodation with us now!

Dinosaur Island coming soon to Sea World!



Be taken back in time more than 65 million years with Sea World’s new Dinosaur Island!

Launching in mid June 2012, Sea World’s Dinosaur Island will include a stunning indoor jungle display, a fossil centre as well as an outdoor forest featuring life-size Dinosaurs, skeleton displays and fossil replicas from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

The attraction will be highly interactive. Watch the dinosaurs come to life, moving their heads and tails, breathing and roaring. Visitors will even be able to control the movements of some of the Dinosaurs using special interactive panels.

The kids can become real life palaeontologists at the interactive Excavation Site where they can dig for fossilised Dinosaurs footprints.

Sea World’s Dinosaur Island will bring to life the lost world of Dinosaurs allowing visitors to walk among enormous herbivores and fierce carnivores that inhabit Dinosaur Island, including a massive Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Sea World is a short drive away from San Simeon Apartments and accessible by public transport, book your accommodation with us today!

Green Challenge – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary



The Green Challenge, based on the Adventure Parc concept, is the newest nature-based adventure experience for the Gold Coast.
Sixty-five challenges, over four separate courses, weave their way through the eucalypt and rainforest canopy, taking visitors higher and further into the spectacular natural setting.

The courses are like no other – surrounded by native wildlife, combined with world-class wildlife displays and shows located just a short walk from one of Australia’s best beaches.

The four courses include a beginners’ course, two intermediate courses and the Extreme Green Challenge – an advanced course designed to offer the ultimate challenge for participants.

With high Tarzan swings and a giant flying fox, the Extreme Green Challenge will test the agility and daring of anyone who takes on the course.

Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary website for more information.

San Simeon Apartments are located just a few minutes drive from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit our specials page for accommodation deals!

Gold Coast Airport Marathon



On the first Sunday in July more than 23,000 people of all ages and abilities will take part in the annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

The event offers a marathon, half marathon, 10km run, 5km challenge, Junior dash races over 4km and a 2.25km for the kids.

The course runs alongside the Pacific Ocean beaches and broadwater providing the ideal setting for participants.

Thousands of spectators are expected to cheer on the runners with roving musicians and entertainers around the course creating an amazing atmosphere called ‘Runspiration’

Mother’s Day, May 13th 2012



Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the Southern Gold Coast is a perfect location to celebrate the day with mum.

Head to the beach or park with a packed lunch and enjoy a family picnic or BBQ while the kids play, and mum sits back and takes in the scenery.

If mum loves to shop then look no further than the Coolangatta markets where mum can browse the handmade goodies, fashion items and other delights.

The Southern Gold Coast boasts many fabulous café and restaurants where you can spoil mum with a breakfast, lunch or coffee – without her needing to lift a finger to do the dishes!

Or book mum into San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments for a few days of well earned relaxation.

'Friday the 13th' Fun!



Looking for something just a little bit spooky to do? Well the Gold Coast is your destination! Check out these ‘weird and whacky’ attractions and events for Friday the 13th (or any time of year!).

Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant (Broadbeach) – Visit Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theatre! Now showing ‘Redrum Cabaret’, celebrating the B-Grade horror genre through fleshy music productions, deceased puppets, gory magic and acerbic tummy-clutching comedy. Enjoy a three course meal including ‘Death by Chocolate’ - a custom made chocolate coffin!

Drax 4 Kids (Broadbeach) - Drax 4 Kids transports little monsters into another dimension with all the fun of a gothic theme park. The new 'Spooky Coaster' animatronic ghost train provides a scream around every corner and delivers the children into the main auditorium. They enter another realm full of interactive games, hi-tech computer imagery and state-of the-art special FX designed especially for the kids, stimulating their imagination and getting their goosebumps popping. The Drax 4 Kids doors creaks open at midday every Saturday.

Dracula’s Haunted House (Surfers Paradise) – Lunging Corpses, Giant Spiders and Creepy Ghosts … get set for an amazing walk through experience featuring five floors of mind blurring optical illusions, horror displays and special fx! Levels include The Carnival of Freaks Museum, the Vampyre Lair and Phobia Level!

The Wax Museum (Surfers Paradise) – Come face to face with celebrities like Kylie Minogue and Crocodile Dundee … or if you dare enter the ‘Chamber of Horrors’! A grim record of Human Cruelty throughout the ages .. more spine chilling than fiction it’s the only display of it’s kind in the world.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! (Surfers Paradise) – Take a self guided tour through the ‘Odditorium’ where you will see hundreds of unbelievable exhibits, amazing stories, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, interactive displays and an unforgettable movie. 

CSI: The Experience (Surfers Paradise) - a completely immersive exhibit that invites visitors to enter "crime" scenes where they identify and record evidence. It takes them inside "laboratories" for scientific testing and to "autopsy" rooms for pathology analysis. Then it returns them to the "office" to build their case, based on the scientific evidence. The exhibit brings to life real scientific principles and the most advanced scientific techniques used today by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists.

Dreamworld introduces two new lands of adventure!



Dreamworld has recently added two exciting new lands!

Shrek’s Faire Faire Away features four rides including Dronkey Flyers, Ogre-go-Round, Puss in Boots Sword Swing and Gingy’s Glider. There are plenty of photo spots for you to be snapped with your favourite fairy tale friends. Plus you might even see Princes Fiona or Shrek himself wandering around the land!

Madagascar Madness features the Mad Jungle Jam full of squidgy balls, air cannons, foam fountains and rope bridges to navigate, plus shows Madagascar Live and King Julien’s Theatre in the Wild!

Check it out! http://www.dreamworld.com.au

Dining on the Southern Gold Coast



There are over 120 different restaurants, cafes and food outlets on the Southern Gold Coast. With International choices such as Italian, Indian, Mexican, Spanish and Modern Australian, or relaxed options such as burgers and fish and chips ,there is a delicious option to suit every tastebud and budget!

The food isn’t the only thing spectacular on the menu, with the views from many of these restaurants creating an unforgettable dining experience.

Many of the Surf Clubs are positioned on absolute oceanfront, where you can enjoy unobstructed beach views while enjoying a delicious meal and cold beverage.

Location is everything...