Gold Coast Attractions & Things to Do

Looking for something to do on the Gold Coast or plan your perfect holiday? Theme parks, natural wonders, beaches, hot shopping spots, and more, it's all listed here. Here's our mega-collation of the best of the Gold Coast including free and paid attractions which you can search by suburb location and by attraction type to suit your style.

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Surf Lakes (coming soon)

Surf Lakes has announced it will open its “5 Waves” pool on the Gold Coast with the project set to begin in 2019 and be completed by mid-2020. The massive pool produces a multi-break surf from its core offering waves of five difficulty levels at the same time. Here’s a demo video Reviews Add Your Review Your overall rating… Read more →

Australian Legends World

Australian Legend World is a proposed theme park that will feature historical and educational performances, animal exhibits, an indoor ski field, a 3,500-seat theatre, and an adventure park. Alongside the park, there are plans for a 25 storey high-rise development. The proposed park is an investment by the Chinese Songchen Group (CN: 宋城集团) who owns and operates theme parks, resorts, and… Read more →

NightQuarter at Helensvale

Located in Helensvale, the Nightquarter night markets is a hip market that fuses food, artisans, music, and community. Divided into unique precincts you’ll find micro-restaurants, emerging fashion, and unique live music spaces.     The Precincts at Nightquarter Tapas Street The precinct features twelve shipping container based micro-restaurant concepts, helmed by chefs and food purveyors drawing from heritage family recipes;… Read more →

Quack’r Duck – the Amphibious Adventure Bus

It’s a bus, it’s a duck, it’s a boat, noooo, it’s Quack’r Duck! Jump on board and take in the sights of Surfers Paradise before heading to the boat ramp and seamlessly gliding into the Gold Coast Broadwater for a boat cruise tour of the beautiful Nerang River.     The Gold Coast Quack’rDuck tour runs 7 days a week and departs… Read more →

Links Hope Island

Links Hope Island Golf Course is the centerpiece of Hope Island Resort offering an18-hole championship course. 9 Holes (Monday to Thursday) begins at $80.00 per person.   Facilities  Ambrosia café & bar     Links Hope Island Location Map Reviews Add Your Review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star Title of your review Your review Your… Read more →

Glades Golf Club

The Glades Golf Club offers an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Australian golfing icon, Greg Norman within visually stunning surrounds. Day visitors are welcome.     Facilities Viva café and bar   Course Map   Glades Golf Club Location Map Reviews Add Your Review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star Title of your… Read more →

South Stradbroke Island Day Trip

Take a few hours or a full day and visit South Stradbroke Island. Your base for the day will be Couran Cove Island Resort which invites you to utilise all resort facilities including restaurants and day spa. You also have complimentary use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, swimming pools and tennis courts. Use this as a base to explore 22kms… Read more →

Wave Break Island Snorkel Tour

For those who wish to stay on top of the water, the Gold Coasts Wave Break Island is a fantastic site for snorkeling. Spot hundreds of beautiful fish and magical marine life in the best calm water dive site on the Gold Coast. Your snorkeling experience includes transport and the opportunity to hand feed the fish. Wave Break Island is… Read more →

Scuba Diving at Wave Break Island

Enjoy the weightless experience of exploring the underwater world on the Gold Coast, Australia. Experience the thrill of breathing underwater on the calm water of the sheltered dive site on the Gold Coast. Choose an introductory dive with an experienced PADI instructor or for those more experienced, you can dive on your own. Your dive experience includes transport and the… Read more →

Spirit Broadwater Cruises

Join Spirit of Gold Coast for a serene journey through the iconic Gold Coast Broadwater. Witness the beauty of the Gold Coast from a unique vantage point, while cruising through calm waters on Spirit’s Super Catamaran.   Your 2-hour Gold Coast adventure will be guided with informative local commentary from Spirit’s own Tour Guide. You will have the opportunity to… Read more →

Tweed River Five-Course Seafood Degustation Cruise

Explore the scenic Tweed waterways, whilst enjoying a Five Course Seafood Degustation, sourced by our on-board caterer, featuring local seafood, local produce, local bush food menu components and Australian wine. You will glide slowly through lush rainforest and view some of the Tweed Valleys unique local producers, distilleries and organic farms, on a delicious degustation cruise that will tantalise and… Read more →

Half-Day Tour of Gold Coast Breweries

Visit three local craft beer breweries on the Gold Coast, including Lost Palms, Madocke, Black Hops, Balter, or Burleigh Brewing Companies. Small groups experience unique flavors and a fun day out sampling new beers and supporting the local community.     Sample some incredible beer from the Gold Coast. In a short, half-day trip, your tour guide will take you 3 different… Read more →

60 Minute Gold Coast and Mt Warning Scenic Flight

Enjoy stunning views of the Gold Coast and beyond during a private, 60-minute scenic flight. Take to the skies from Gold Coast Airport and admire sweeping aerial vistas of world-famous surfing beaches including the iconic Surfers Paradise. View Mt. Warning and the Tweed volcano before flying over the pristine Rocky Creek Dam. Spot Byron Bay on the horizon then return via Hastings Point and… Read more →

Tandem Skydive

Take the plunge and tandem skydive over the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches. Your friendly guide will ensure your experience is one to remember for all of the right reasons. Take off from the International airport and take in the views of the city, canals and the ocean before landing on gorgeous Kirra beach. Free hotel transfers are offered from centrally… Read more →

Gold Coast Half-Day Fishing Charter

Enjoy this Gold Coast fishing charter, deep sea fishing targeting a wide variety of pelagic and bottom-dwelling species. This charter operates seven days a week, departing daily from Main Beach, Gold coast.     Go fishing with the experts on the Gold Coast as you enjoy a 5-hour charter trip either in the morning or afternoon. You’re sure to enjoy your… Read more →

Canyon Flyer Zipline Tour

The Canyon Flyer guided zipline tour is Australia’s largest, highest and fastest guided zipline tour and one the most exciting adventure on the Gold Coast. The tour consists of seven huge ziplines spanning 1.5km that cross Cedar Creek Gorge multiple times before dropping into the gorge and flying just above the treetop canopy below. You will experience the unbelievable thrill… Read more →

Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour inc South Stradbroke & Wave Break Island

Spot dolphins, stingrays, and turtles on this kayak and snorkeling day trip from the Gold Coast. Visit South Stradbroke Island and explore the island by foot as you bush-walk to the beach. Snorkel in Wave Break Island’s reef, home to hundreds of tropical fish or try your hand at kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or playing beach games before enjoying… Read more →

Gold Coast Broadwater Jet Boat Ride

Brace yourself and hold on for an exhilarating 55-minute jet boat thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Jump aboard a powerful turbo-charged Jet boat for an adrenalin-packed ride, full of 360-degree spins, slides and shallow-water skimming.     Take in the sights of the waterfront mansions, sandbanks and pristine beaches. Experience the pure adrenalin of high speed, 360-degree… Read more →

Glow Worm Cave and Natural Bridge Tour

Travel into the Gold Coast hinterland to view the spectacular sight of one of Australia’s largest glow worm colonies, located within Natural Bridge Cave. On this 3-hour tour, you’ll encounter native nocturnal wildlife at Springbrook Plateau and gaze up at billions of stars twinkling in the night sky.     Your Gold Coast evening tour introduces you to the cool,… Read more →

Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain 4WD Eco-Tour

Get off the beaten track and discover the rainforests of the Gold Coast Hinterland by 4WD. This full-day tour takes you to the volcanic plateau of Tamborine Mountain, and then onto Lamington National Park and the famous Treetop Walk at the family-owned O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Follow the original pioneers track up Tamborine Mountain along hillside trails and through the rainforest… Read more →