The Gold Coast is ‘famous for fun’ and offers activities and attractions for everyone – the hardest part is choosing what to do! So we’ve come up with a list of ‘7 things you HAVE to do on the Gold Coast this summer!’ to help you start planning your visit …
LEARN TO SURF … or STAND UP PADDLE BOARD
Take advantage of the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches and book yourself in for a surfing or SUP lesson. SUP is great for those who prefer still water, and surfing lessons are available all along the coast!
GOLD COAST WATER BIKES
This unique activity is fairly new to the Gold Coast and looks like a whole lot of fun! Explore our beautiful beaches. Choose from a 1-hour hire session of just the water-bike, a 2-hour water bike and snorkelling tour to the neighbouring Wave Break Island or a 3-hour Water Bike Safari featuring a hot breakfast and 4WD tour on South Stradbroke Island. (pictured)
DINNER & A SHOW
*Be moved by the story some of Australia’s greatest war heroes in ‘Salute to the Light Horse’ at Australian Outback Spectacular while you enjoy a 3 course Aussie feast with drinks.
*For a night of frightfully good fun head up the coast to Broadbeach’s Dracula’s Cabaret Dinner and Show where you’ll experience the fun and mayhem of their devilishly talented on-stage cast. You’ll also be treated to a sinfully delicious 3 course meal.
*Catch a show at The Star Gold Coast (formerly Jupiters) and grab a pre or post theatre bite to eat at one of their 8 restaurants.
Enjoy the abundant waterways with a cruise on the Gold Coast. There’s options from sightseeing cruises, to dinner cruises to all the amphibious fun of the Aquaduck or QuackrDuck land and water adventures.
EXPLORE THE GREEN BEHIND THE GOLD
Don’t miss the chance to visit the beautiful region of the Gold Coast Hinterland – with stunning scenery, quaint towns, amazing boutique stores, shopping, dining and wineries. You can explore the region at your own pace if you choose to self-drive, or you can let someone else do the planning and driving and join one of the great tours on offer.
MEET THE LOCALS
Head to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and spend a day watching informative shows and talks, and seeing the wide array of Australian wildlife including cuddly koalas, kangaroos, rainbow lorikeets, crocodiles and more!
MARKETS & MALLS
The Gold Coast boasts some excellent weekend farmers, artisan and foodie markets as well as world-class malls such as Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.
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