Gold Coast – Queensland
The name says it all! Long white soft sandy beaches. Fantastic surfing waves and spectacular high-rise buildings
Top 10 Best Things To Do On The Gold Coast
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BEST THINGS TO DO ON THE GOLD COAST
Take a tour, learn to surf or just relax on the soft sandy beaches!
The Gold Coast beaches stretch for 57 kilometres (35 miles). Mainly the surfing beaches are at Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads. Swimming is safe as these beaches are all patrolled with lifesavers on duty.
If you can surf?
If you want to learn to surf?
There are surfing lessons on most of the main beaches.
If you want to swim in calmer waters there are the Coolangatta and Currumbin beaches.
The main shopping areas are located at Surfers Paradise, Southport and Broadbeach.
Surfers Paradise is the central location. Souvenir shops, cafes and bars are on Cavill Avenue Mall.
The Broadbeach Mall is full of cafes and souvenir shops. The major shopping center is Pacific Fair with every shop you will need. Ideal for the fantastic gold Coast weather with indo
Australia Fair is the major indoor shopping Mall. Packed with retail shops, cafes,, a food mall and the major food shops including Coles and Woolworths
Southport in the in the inlet called the ‘Spit’ is another alternative. Offering a protected swimming area with water slides and is great for family entertainment. The local council has built a child friendly park.
The views across the water are impressive with the Hotel Versace next to the sails of Marina Mirage shopping complex.
An added feature is the Australia Fair shopping center is just across the road.
Wet ‘n’ Wild, Movie World, Sea World are marine animal parks.
Warner Bros Movie World
Wet’n’Wild Water Park
White Water Park
This is the closest theme park and is located on The Spit, just past Main Beach. Tourist can enjoy live water spectacular shows. Plus roller coaster rides and view the dolphins, sharks and polar bears. The seagulls although not part of the attraction are entertaining, but watch out and keep an eye on your hotdog!
Wet ‘n’ Wild
Great fun with its extreme water slides such as Kamikaze and the Tornado. The weather is usually just great. So pack your bathers and towel!
Warner Bros Movie World
Super fun for all the families. Plenty of kid-friendly attractions. Animated virtual rides and a live entertainment spectacular. Also the chance to meet some of the famous cartoon characters.
Loaded at Oxenford and accessible by bus, it only takes about 20 minutes.
Packed with rollercoasters and fun rides. Thrill seeker will love the Big 9 Thrill Rides. Including The Giant Drop, Tower of Terror and Buzz Saw.
Other Tourist Attractions on the Gold Coast
SkyPoint viewing from the top of the Q1 building. located in Hamilton Street. Just a few blocks from Cavill Avenue. Open everyday from 7.30 am to 7 pm.
View all of Surfers paradise. The skyline, the Nerang River and the beaches. At that height it’s amazing!
ENTERTAINMENT LAUGHS & GREAT MEALS
The Australian Outback Spectacular
Located at Entertainment Drive at Oxenford.
Watch an Australian horse riding spectacular. Dining on a famous Australian barbecue (BBQ),
DRACULAS THEME RESTAURANT
located at Broadbeach next to the casino and opposite the Pacific Fair shopping center. You can take a ride on the tram.
A fun filled entertainment cabaret restaurant. The meals are great and if you like a lot of jokes it’s for you. The jokes may be at your expense and the waiters and waitresses may give you a hard time. But it’s all good fun and watch out for the man himself, Count Dracula!
NATIONAL PARKS & HINTERLAND
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Located at 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin.
Open year-round from 8am to 5pm daily (excluding Anzac Day and Christmas)
Experience Australian wildlife upfront and friendly!
cuddle a koala, meet Blinky Bill and get up close and personal for a kangaroo selfie in the Roo Paddock!
Lamington National Park
With the rainforest canopy walk up 15 metres (49 feet) above the ground at O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walkway.
As with all our travel plans we recommend getting a quote for Travel Insurance
Here are some great travel books we found on the Gold Coast.
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