Looking for an excuse to stay longer? When there is so much to do on the Gold Coast, why not extend your trip by a few nights and take advantage of what this city has to offer.
Destination Gold Coast is a brilliant website, showing you what’s on now and in the future, together with giving you some fantastic ideas for experiences you should take advantage of during your stay.
The coast boasts of the longest whale watching season in Australia. The season lasts from May till November. Get aboard on a power catamaran and witness experience of a lifetime.
Imagine floating in the sky with the spectacular landscapes and seascapes below you.
Surprise your loved one with a balloon ride and once you are back on your feet, head to the Radisson Resort for a scrumptious champagne buffet.
Get on the world’s tallest residential tower and soak in the stunning view of the Gold Coast and Hinterland. Once you get over the majestic awe of the panoramic view, head to the Skybar Cafe and Lounge Bar to chat and relax with friends over drinks.
Shopaholics can never run out of places to shop while in Surfer’s Paradise. Popular shopping destinations include Cavill Avenue, Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach Mall and Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum
The museum offers plenty of intriguing tales of magic, mystery and illusions through Believe It Or Not exhibitions and showcases. A must visit if you are holidaying with children!
This is not your average theme park. The 40 minutes ride at Infinity is a journey to 20 amazing wonders that are full of illusions and mysteries. Known as the futuristic fun house, at Infinity you will get to jiggle and groove with pleasure or laugh and scream with surprise.
If your children have had too much of the beach, take them to King Tutts Putt Putt, for an enjoyable time with the family. The place has three different themes of mini gold courses that promise uninterrupted fun.
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is a one and a half kilometre rainforest walking experience which inlcudes the Skywalk Bridge (steel-structured), the 40 metre Skywalk Cantilever (steel-structured) and the Cedar Creek Viewing Platform, joined by a winding pathway along the canopy floor.
Accessible directly from the Eco centre, the walk showcases the pristine beauty of the lush rainforest in a safe and exciting way. The whole experience takes approxiamately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace and begins and ends at the main centre. The main centre includes, the Eco Centre, bus parking, gift shop, cafe and toilets.
Located in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, the Skywalk is 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise and 60 minutes from Brisbane International Airport.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is More Australian, More Natural, More Fun!
Amazing Australian wildlife, you can cuddle a koala; feed a friendly kangaroo, experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free-flight bird show and Australiana sheep shearing. Witness Aboriginal presenters perform didgeridoo and dancers shows, test your physical ability on the TreeTops Challenge High Ropes Course, an exhilarating 80 challenge canopy ropes course, let the kids loose on Wild Island, the fun-filled outdoor adventure playground and see the wonderful vets in action within the Wildlife Hospital precinct.
There is nothing like holding a koala and feeding the kangaroos at the Gold Coast’s first and most loved major tourist attraction!