The Gold Coast is a scenic masterpiece that’s been modernized and turned into a travellers paradise. The beach town vibes in Burleigh Heads, the excentric city of Surfers Paradise and the relaxing hideaway that is Stradbroke island all make the Gold Coast such a fabulous place to visit.
Grab your camera and let’s go because you have a lot of ground to cover.
Big Night Out – Wednesdays and Saturday
This backpacker bar crawl is a great way to meet new people and experience 4 of the best clubs the Gold Coast has to offer. Plus for $30 you get entry, 1 free drink per club and drink specials for the rest of the night! Ask your hostel about tickets!
Retros – Thursdays
There is no better place to be on Thursdays. Jam to some throwbacks, drink cheap beers and live your life.
Bedroom – Fridays
Bedroom is a different club that features full-sized beds within the club. The bartenders are in lingerie and the music is danceable.
Sin city – Monday
Sin City is the riskier sister of Bedroom. The bartenders are twice as hot and half as clothed, plus they have some great events.
Right in Surfers Paradise, there is Sling Shot, a ride that slingshots you into the sky, Vomatron which has set out to scare you and flip your stomach in new ways, a mini-golf course and a trampoline.
King Tuts Putt Putt is a mini-golf course attached to a bowling alley featuring a bar. It’s great for groups of friends to hang out and get drunk while taking on some tasks that involve motor skills.
This gets mentioned because I am a bit of a dork and I believe Arcades are a great time.
Movieworld, Dreamworld, Wet’N’Wild and Seaworld are the theme parks within the gold coast.
Fun in The Sun
Sailing Stradbroke Island
There are so many things you can do on Stradbroke Island, one of our favourites was learning how to sail. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen!
Main beach has loads of options for jetskiing, just make sure you look into exactly what the package includes. Some are tours and some are just courses.
Snapper rocks is usually a popular place for surfers and for those keen on exploring the marine life in the pools on land. It’s a chilled out place with some great restaurants about.
Learn to surf
You can learn to surf with a professional surfer in surfers paradise. Cheyne Horan is a world-champion surfer and has opened a shop offering lessons in both Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads.
Rent a Boat
In Runaway Bay, you can rent a party boat and have a barbeque on the water with a group of friends. They are easy to drive and great for a day in the sunshine.
Currumbin Wildlife sanctuary
The wildlife sanctuary is a rehabilitation centre and has daily feeding shows, photo ops and allows you to get close to wildlife.
Springbrook National Park
Springbrook is one of those places you can go any time of day. When the sun is up you can enjoy the waterfalls and when the sun is down the glow worm caves come to life. Springbrook is also the location used on “I’m a celebrity get me out of here.”
It’s a great place to go for a swim, or try fishing. It’s beautiful blue waters also make for a wonderful Instagram shoot. The freshwater from Springbrook National Park meets the Sea at the end of the creek.
Rent a bike and take on the boardwalk
From the spit down to Coolangatta you can walk along the coast and enjoy the sea breeze.
You can climb it and get some awesome photos on your way up to the top, or if you are like Matty, and dislike exercise, you can take the elevator to the top. It’s a great way to see the gold coast.
This is a sensory overload of illusions. If you have some time to kill check it out.
We recommend whales in paradise as they guarantee their tours and we had a great time with them!
You can kayak all across the gold coast at various times of the day including sunset tours and at different locations such as Stradbroke Island. Some even offer snorkelling stops along the way.
There is something for everyone, and the gold coast has many fishing charters available all year long.
If the Q1 wasn’t high enough for you to really take in the Goldie, try skydiving!
Whip around on the sea and take in some local beauty! Jetboat Extreme is the best-ranked jetboat company on the GC.
Check out what’s below from birds-eye view, how many bull-sharks can you see below you?
Flyboarding / Jetpacking
Splish splash and learn just how much core strength you have with flyboarding and jetpacking.