Things to do on the Gold Coast

Australia's Gold Coast conjures up images of the best beaches and surf in the world, stunning skyrise buildings overlooking the winding waterways of the Nerang River, theme parks and mega-shopping centres. There's all this and more! Top off a morning flight with Hot Air by exploring the natural beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland, venture out on a whale and dolphin watching cruise, or get wild on a jet boat ride along the same waterways and beaches you look over from your accommodation in the evening.

We've put together a list of top things to do on your time on the Gold Coast - there's more than enough to keep you and your family occupied!

  • Take a guided tour through the beautiful hinterland of the Gold Coast with Southern Cross 4WD Day Tours.  Choose from a range of amazing four wheel drive tours that include rainforest tours, Mt Tamborine tours and Gold Coast Glowworm tour.  Visit the Gold Coast rainforest and…

  • At the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary you'll be able to observe Australian native wildlife in an interactive way.  This is a unique Gold Coast Theme Park with many things to see and do, including cuddle a koala, bird feeding, free flight bird show, koala photos, Currumbin Wildlife…

  • Boasting beautiful waterfalls, picturesque walking tracks, rainforest wildlife and stunning views, the Tamborine Mountain National Park is where Gold Coast locals and tourists visit to explore nature and unwind.  This beautiful part of the world can be visited by self driving to…

  • An annual event, that continues to increase in popularity, is the Gold Coast Marathon.  There are a number of events to suit competitors of all ages and abilities, from a Junior Dash to a 42.2km marathon.  Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gold Coast high rises and golden Gold…

  • Dreamworld theme park is loaded with fun for everyone. There are so many thrill rides to choose from including Pandamonium, BuzzSaw, The Tower of Terror 2, The Claw, The Giant Drop, Wipeout, Motocoaster, The Cyclone.  As well as Australian Wildlife & Tigers including Tiger…

  • Explore the amazing Dinosaur Island, see stunning water displays and extravagant floats at Sponge Bob Parade Pants Bikini Bottom, witness precision stunts and death-defying aerials at the Jet Stunt Extreme, Come face to face with creatures of the deep at Sea World’s Shark Bay,…

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