From the beaches to the hinterland, Australia’s Gold Coast is jam-packed with entertainment and activities just waiting to be experienced. So, why not make the most of Australia’s playground while you’re here!
Here are our top 10 things to do while you’re on the Gold Coast.
1. Theme Parks
Get your adrenaline pumping and make life-long memories at the theme park capital of Australia. The Gold Coast is proud to boast the largest collection of thrill rides and slides in the Southern Hemisphere with Village Roadshow Theme Park’s Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Sea World, and Dreamworld and Whitewater World.
You can buy a day pass to any of the theme parks, or if you’re feeling adventurous grab a three-day pass to three of the theme-parks – the ball’s in your court.
2. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Get up close and personal with Australian native animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a photo with a koala, feed the kangaroos and watch the crocodiles as you wander through the 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest.
Once you’ve finished cuddling the koala’s, challenge your mind, body and fears while jumping, climbing and pulling yourself through the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary TreeTop Challenge.
3. Tallebudgera Creek
Taking the crown for Australia’s best swimming spot in 2019, Tallebudgera Creek boasts sparkling calm waters, pristine white sand and a backdrop which is framed by the lush green rainforest of Burleigh National Park. It’s no wonder this protected haven is considered a favourite spot to soak up the sun by families, stand up paddleboarders and picnic lovers.
So, in true Gold Coast style, get out and enjoy the great outdoors with a day in the water at Tallebugera Creek. Just remember to bring a hat, sunnies and slip, slop, slap.
4. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
A visit to the Gold Coast is not complete without a visit to Pacific Fair! Conveniently located within the heart of Broadbeach, Pacific Fair is one of Australia’s most ‘instagrammable’ shopping precincts and dining destinations.
Shop over 400 stores including, global fashion labels, iconic lifestyle boutiques and Australia’s largest collection of luxury brands. And while you’re at it, pick up your very own Pacific Fair Passport with a free $10.00 gift card and Visitor Privellage Pass with over 90 exclusive offers at your favourite Pacific Fair Stores.
Then, take a selfie as you walk through The Boulevard and The Resort, the Centre’s very own tropical oasis surrounded by day lounges, gardens, waterways and the grand staircase – also a common destination for live music and celeb-meet-and-greets.
To finish off your day, treat yourself to a bite and a cocktail in The Patio before you kick back and relax while watching the latest movies at Event Cinemas, featuring Gold Class, VMAS and the Gold Coast’s only 4DX cinema experience.
5. Draculas Cabaret Dinner and Show
Get ready to be wined, dined and horrified at Dracula’s Cabaret Dinner and Show. Dracula’s is Australia’s longest-running and most popular cabaret restaurant, operating for over 30 years.
Explore the multilevel castle as you enjoy a drink from the Graveyard Cocktail Lounge, then take a ride on the famous ghost train where you will be transported into the underworld of the Vampyre. Prepared to be thrilled with excitement as you enjoy a night full of burlesque, music, and acrobatic dance whilst you indulge yourself over a delicious 3-course meal. Gather your friends for a night they won’t forget and save together with group discounts available.
6. IFLY Indoor Skydiving
7. Topgolf Gold Coast
Round up your mates and verse them in a game at Topgolf Gold Coast. Show off your swing by hitting the microchipped balls into giant targets, all whilst you kick back and relax in your very own bay with a chef-inspired menu. While you’re on it, enjoy a drink on the Rooftop Terrace whilst listening to live music.
8. Paradise Jetboating
Paradise Jetboating is an experience that is great fun and safe for the whole family! Feel the thrill of zipping through the Gold Coast’s scenic waters on a high-octane jet boat ride that will combine exhilarating tricks with stunning scenery and sightseeing. Hold onto the rails as your boat performs 360-degree spins, high speed turns and power slides. Then slow down and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other marine life as you explore the Gold Coast’s unique waterways.
To finish off the day, head to the newly renovated Cavill Hotel, located only a short 100-metre stroll from the Surfers Paradise Appel Park Warf. Indulge yourself in a meal from their chef-inspired menu which combines your classic pub favourites with an innovative fusion of share plates and pizzas inspired by the beautiful Gold Coast. Don’t forget to call ahead to book a table so you don’t miss out!