A man is being treated in hospital after a vicious, unprovoked attack in Broadbeach Waters.
The 49-year-old was walking along Hooker Boulevard just after midnight with a group of people when he was set upon from behind by a group of males.
He was punched in the face and head several times, causing him to fall to the ground.
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He was then kicked in the head several times.
His attackers then fled east along Hooker Boulevard towards Broadbeach.
The victim was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack or who can help with their investigation to contact them.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.