10 Things To Do While You’re On The Gold Coast.

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.

Superman Escape, Movie World Australia
Superman Escape, Movie World Australia

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.

Tallebudgera Creek
Tallebudgera Creek

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

Nothing says getting some air like iFLY Indoor Skydiving. If you and your mates are looking for a post-iso adrenaline-fuelled adventure then look no further. With the easing of restrictions, these guys are literally doing flips and tricks, and you could be too. PLUS we hear they have some crazy deals to make up for all the missed birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations.

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.


Top Golf Gold Coast
Top Golf Gold Coast

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!

9. Outback Spectacular

Bringing Country to the Coast, your night at Outback Spectacular begins the moment you step through the cattle station doors. Snap a shot with the authentic outback backdrop or get up close and personal with the superstar cattle dogs and horses. Then, grab an ice-cold brew before heading into the arena to experience live outback music before the show.

10. Springbrook National Park

Experience the natural beauty of Gold Coast hinterland. Springbrook National Park has an abundance of scenic trails, waterfalls and picture-perfect picnic spots for the ultimate escape. Be sure to check out the Natural Bridge and Twin Falls Circuit.
Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park
Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

Cheers, Gold Coast. The Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back!

Get ready to quench your long-waiting thirst for good music, good times and good vibes at the Crafted Beer & Cider Festival, Saturday November 28, 2020, 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm, in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

The 18+ festival will see over 200 individual brews roll in from over 40 of Australia’s best crafty beeristas, gourmet food trucks and live music for the one-day-event at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach after previous restrictions led the event to shift its dates.

And this isn’t even the best news! With capacity restrictions for outdoor events easing in Queensland, the sold-out festival has increased their capacity with a final release of new tickets.

Running for 3 successful years, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is a beach-side event showcasing handcrafted beer, cider and selected beverages from South-East Queensland, interstate and international brewers, complete with an extensive range of local and national live entertainment.

Major Events Gold Coast CEO, Jan McCormick said:

This Festival is quickly becoming one of the must-attend events on the Gold Coast events calendar. I therefore commend the organisers’ resilience in managing to regroup and postpone the event to November 2020, so the country’s best craft brewers can still bring their brews to the ‘Coast.  It’s a win-win for beer lovers and the Gold Coast!

Filled to the brim with local talent, the festival has unveiled its new addition ‘Local’s Lane’, a dedicated area to shine a spotlight on the Gold Coast brewing industry.

The festival has also teamed up with Gold Coast Music to produce a stellar line-up that’s overflowing with local artists + entertainment and activities, including live music, beer yoga, food eating competitions and the all-new Jimmy Brings Games Arena with ping pong tables, basketball hoops and more.

Tickets are available now via the Crafted website and Oztix.

Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast.

Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast gets the green light.

The World Surf League (WSL) Australian Grand Slam of Surfing series has issued a Green Alert for the Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast, Stradbroke Island QLD, to run this Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 a.m. AEST.

The event will see 24 of Australia’s best surfers (12 men and 12 women) go head to head in their respective divisions.

The opening heat of the event will see current Jeep Leader and two-time WSL World Champion Tyler Wright taking on Macy Callaghan and Sophie McCulloch in what is sure to be an intense competition. Adding to the high stakes, the men’s and women’s overall series champions will each win $20,000AUD to donate to a charity of their choice.

Contest Director, Renato Hickel said:

There looks to be a great easterly trade-wind swell filling in early next week. We’ve been monitoring it closely and it’s lining up well with the South Stradbroke Island swell window. We’re confident that we should see some great waves in the three-to-six foot range over Tuesday and Wednesday with windows of light favourable winds. It’s shaping up to be another fantastic event in The WSL Countdown, in particular, the Australian Grand Slam of Surfing”

The Australian Grand Slam of Surfing will run across the nation between September 1 and October 31 and be broadcast live on worldsurfleague.com, Channel 7 (7Plus), Fox Sports Australia (Kayo) and Sky Sport NZ.

All events will be called on and take place subject to State Border restrictions and COVID-19 related policies in WA, QLD and NSW.

For more information on this and the WSL Countdown Series, visit www.worldsurfleague.com.

The Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast is proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast

*Photo credit: Andrew Shield

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