Labrador continues to draw visitors with its broad range of accommodation, great local food offering, and family-friendly atmosphere.
Visitors to Labrador particularly enjoy the outdoor activities on offer, with parks, a lagoon, and beaches making the perfect setting for picnics and play. Bike hire is prevalent in the area, and children enjoy feeding the friendly local pelicans and swimming in protected areas.
Labrador is also in close reach of one of the Gold Coast’s most popular attractions, the theme parks. Seaworld, Warner Bros Movie World and Dream World can all be reached in under 15 minutes via car from Labrador, and are easily accessible by public transport, making Labrador a popular place for theme park visitors to stay.
The area has an extensive food and beverage offering, with cuisines such as Chinese, Japanese and Italian available, as well as a lot of seafood. Café culture is also prominent in the area, and is particularly driven by the outdoor lifestyle of local residents, which is also adopted by those travelling to the area.
International or domestic guests travelling to the area via plane can fly into the Gold Coast airport and reach Labrador via taxi, shuttle service, or car rental, which is available on-site. Travel to the area is steady throughout the year, with weather on the Gold Coast being relatively dry and sunny throughout each of the seasons. Peak periods generally fall in the summer months, particularly on weeks that line up with the various state school holidays. During the winter months, visitors travel from the cooler southern states who are looking to escape for a holiday in the warmer weather.
Labrador’s first hotel opened in 1884, offering guests 15 rooms to choose from, as well as ample facilities for horses and coaches. These days, the area’s accommodation offering is far vaster, with both budget and luxury holiday parks, hotels and resort style accommodation available. The area has a total of 65 accommodation options and food services, which employ 11.6 percent of the 18,613 residents that call Labrador home.