Add up 70 kilometers of beautiful coastlines, the biggest range of attractions on the Southern Hemisphere and 100,000 hectares of World Heritage rainforest. What do you get? That’s the gold coast for you, the blessed land where there’s warm sunshine, 300 days a year.
Walk the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk: Walk over the canopies of 30 acres of magnificent rainforest. Observe rockpools and tumbling creeks from above, at the Tamborine Mountain Eco Centre.
Visit Sea World: Stroke a stingray, get up and close to dangerous sharks, and watch the Gold Coast’s enchanting marine life via transparent glass.
Visit the Carrara Markets: Queensland’s biggest, permanent market. Enjoy activities such as face painting, fire throwing, pony rides, carnival rides and so on. Entry and parking are free.
Visit Dream World: There are more than 40 rides and attractions. Don’t miss Wiggles World, Big 7 Thrill Rides, Tiger Island and the wildlife sanctuary with over 500 native Australian animals.
Visit the Kingston Park Raceway: Take your family go-karting in Australia’s most technically advanced Go-Karting & Amusement venue. There are over a 100 karts on the 3 race tracks to enjoy.
Visit Luke’s Reptile Kingdom: The largest collection of Australian reptiles ever seen in one place. There are 3 interactive, informative shows every hour that are not to be missed.
Enjoy a Jet Boating Adventure: Enjoy some great wakesurfing, 360° spins, high speed drifting, and “beach buzzing” in very less water close to the shore. Nothing could be more exciting than that!
Visit Thunderbird Park: Mount Tamborine perfect nature’s playground. Go bush walking, ride horses, and go fossicking at Thunderegg mine and participate in Australia’s biggest ropes and adventure course.
Visit Timezone: Australia’s largest indoor entertainment center with more than 350 games and indoor attractions including laser skirmish, mini golf and much more.
Visit Tropical Fruit World: Learn about Australian fruits, go on plantation safaris, jungle riverboat cruises, go on fruit-tasting tours, enjoy mini-train rides, and explore the treasure island and fauna park.
Visit the Wax Museum: This is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest wax museum with figures of famous people, royalty and explorers all in authentic costumes, along with a Chamber of Horrors.
See Glow Worm Caves: Visit the Cedar Creek Estate and watch how the glow worms light up the cave at the Cedar Creek Estate Winery in Tamborine Mountain.
Visit the WhiteWater World: A unique beach with its own beach and surfing culture, with some terrific water slides and beach activities for families.
Go on a Jet Ski Safari: Explore the beautiful gold coast coastline and inland river pathways on jet skis. Jump ocean waves on jet skis with your tour jet ski tour operators. Kids love it.
Explore the Hinterland: Explore the amazing trails, marvelous coastlines and the lush green hinterland on bikes or foot. Visit wineries, breweries, cheese cottages and taste the local produce.
Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Let your family enjoy walking over 27 hectares of spectacular forests, inhabited by 1,400 species of Australian wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles.
David Rudolph works for Adrenaline. He is a passionate writer, and takes every possible opportunity to write on his favorite subject – Exploring Australia