Things to Do on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Australia’s premier holiday playground and when you see the long list of things to do in the area, it’s not hard to see why. From great restaurants and boutique shopping to the thrills and spills of the fun-packed theme parks, there is always something to do on the Gold Coast.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Theme parks

One of the biggest pulls to the Gold Coast is the theme parks on offer – four to be precise. Take your pick from Dreamworld & Whitewater World, Seaworld, Movie World or Wet N Wild, or visit them all with a combination pass!

Beaches

The Gold Coast is home to some of Australia’s most stunning coastlines and the wide, expansive beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing and relaxing. Surfers Paradise Beach is the most iconic beach, but with more than 70km of sand to choose from, you can always find a quiet spot to chill out by the water. For families, Burleigh Beach offers a great playground and patrolled swimming. For surfers, you can’t go past the break at Snapper Rocks.

Currumbin Wildnight Adventure

Sample delicious, traditional Australian cuisine, be spellbound by Aboriginal dance and music and get up close and personal with Australian wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Seven nights a week they hold a night time buffet, an experience you will never forget.

SkyPoint Observation Deck, Q1

Sitting high above the ground at 230 metres, SkyPoint offers more than just an incredible 360 degree view. Here you can learn the history of the holiday hotspot, have a bite to eat in the restaurant or for the adventurous, take the SkyPoint Climb to a platform 270 metres above sea level!

Surf World Gold Coast

Whether you enjoy riding the waves or not, Surf World Gold Coast provides a fascinating look into the history of Australian surfing. The beach culture museum showcases more than 100 surfboards dating back to 1915, photographs, clothing and much more.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Take a tour through twelve individually themed rooms and marvel at some of the incredible stories, artifacts and pictures from around the world. View a piece of Mars rock, hold the hand of the world’s tallest man (model) or take in a mind-boggling movie.

Australian Outback Spectacular

For a dinner experience with a difference, the Gold Coast’s Australian Outback Spectacular 2 offers a three-course meal complete with drinks, free Stockman’s hat and the ‘Spirit of the Horse’ show. The all new show features a fantastic cast, stunning effects, spirited horses and games.

Mount Tamborine

Just a short drive from the glitzy strip of Surfers Paradise you will find the remnants of the once massive Mt Warning volcano. Mount Tamborine is home to boutique wineries, award-winning restaurants, a wide range of art galleries, antique stores, fudge shops and cheese factories. You’ll also find breathtaking rainforest walks and Australia’s most internationally awarded distillery.