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Experience Gold Coast: Top 10 Activities in Gold Coast

Gold Coast is located in southeastern Queensland, about an hour’s drive from Brisbane. With over 60 kilometers of coastline, the Gold Coast is a beach lover’s paradise. There’s also plenty more to do besides go to the beach, such as visiting wildlife sanctuaries like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can feed kangaroos in their natural habitat, taking tours through Australia’s largest mangrove forest, or getting an adrenaline rush at theme parks.

Surfer’s Paradise, one of Australia’s most popular tourist spots, is also located on the Gold Coast.

With its relaxed atmosphere and endless things to do, it’s no wonder why so many people choose to visit this amazing city!

If you have never been to the Gold Coast before here are some popular activities to check out:

1. Warner Bros. Movie World

For fans of DC superheroes films, check out Warner Bros. Movie World or Sea World. There, you can take a behind-the-scenes tour, meet your favourite characters, and watch live shows.

Take on the tallest and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere at Warner Bros. Movie World – the DC Rivals Hypercoaster. It accompanies the Superman EscapeBatwing SpaceshotArkham AsylumScooby Doo Spooky Coaster: Next Generation and many more.

Get tickets to Warner Bros Movie World here.


2. Dreamworld Gold Coast

Dreamworld Gold Coast is Australia’s biggest theme park with over 40 rides and attractions! A zoo and amusement park in one, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. For the daredevils, look out for Dreamworld’s newest ride Steel Taipan, a reptilian rollercoaster experience with a top speed of 105km/h and a G-force of 3.8!

 

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If thrill rides are not your thing, head over to the zoo and get a selfie with one of the kangaroos!

 

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Dreamworld also has Tiger Island, the world’s largest interactive tiger facility. Can you imagine being just inches away from some of the jungle’s most deadly predators?

 

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Get tickets to Dreamworld Gold Coast here.


3. Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast

When in Gold Coast, you have to check out Wet’n’Wild Water World, one of the best water parks in Australia! It’s a Gold Coast institution. For many Australian families, it has been a favourite holiday or weekend destination since 1984.

The water park is located in Oxenford, Queensland, Australia, about 30 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise. The park has an Australian Outback theme and features over 40 slides and attractions.

Get your tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild Gold Coast here.


4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature reserve located in Currumbin, Queensland, Australia. The sanctuary is home to over 300 species of Australian animals, birds, and reptiles. Visitors can also enjoy the daily shows and feedings, as well as the walking trails through the rainforest. If you’re looking for an amazing Australian wildlife experience, look no further than Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast!

You’ll also get a chance to cuddle a koala! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers a special Koala Experience where you can hold and take photos with these adorable animals.

Get your tickets to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary here.


5. SkyPoint Observation Deck 

SkyPoint Observation Deck is located on Level 77 of the QI building in Surfers Paradise. The deck offers 360-degree views of the city and coastline. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, go for the SkyPoint QueenslandClimb, a guided tour to the top of the deck.  SkyPoint Observation Deck is the perfect place to get a bird’s eye view of Gold Coast because pics or it didn’t happen!

 

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Get your tickets to SkyPoint Observation Deck here.


6. Aquaduck Tours Surfers Paradise 

Aquaduck Tours Gold Coast is a unique way to see the city. The tour takes you on a duck-shaped boat through the streets of Surfers Paradise and past some of the city’s most popular landmarks. You’ll also get to enjoy amazing views of the coastline.

 

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Get your tickets to Aquaduck Tours Gold Coast here.


7. Paradise Jet Boating

Paradise Jet Boating is a thrill ride located in Surfers Paradise. The ride takes you on a high-speed jet boat through the streets of Surfers Paradise and past some of the city’s most popular landmarks. You’ll also get to enjoy amazing views of the coastline from the water.

Paradise Jet Boating is a great way to see the city and get your adrenaline fix!

Get your tickets to Paradise Jet Boating here.


8. Gold Coast Hydrofoil Tours

Experience the sensation of flying above water! We promise it’s an unforgettable time when you learn to ride an eFoil Fliteboard! Everyone’s approach to learning Fliteboard is unique. We’ve seen experienced surfers foil in five minutes or four sessions before they can comfortably balance the eFoil. Ride with your instructor alone or with friends to share the learning experience!

Get your tickets to Gold Coast Hydrofoil Tours here.


9. Gold Coast Watersports

Looking for an adrenaline-pumping vacation? Check out Gold Coast Watersports, where you can try your hand at a range of water sports. For the ultimate thrill, jump aboard a jetboat and hold on tight as you speed across the water. If you’re after something a bit more sedate, then why not give parasailing a go? Or, if you really want to push yourself, try the flyboard package, which includes jetpack and jetski rental. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing time on the Gold Coast.

Get your tickets for Gold Coast Watersports here.


10. Skydive Surfers Paradise

Skydive Surfers Paradise is Australia’s first tandem helicopter skydiving operation in the country, and it offers an unforgettable experience. After a brief safety training, you’ll suit up and board the helicopter for a 10,000-foot ride to the drop zone. Then, it’s time to take the plunge! You’ll freefall for 60 seconds before your instructor deploys the parachute, and then you’ll enjoy a peaceful 5-minute ride back to earth. Skydive Surfers Paradise is the perfect way to add some excitement to your vacation, and it’s an experience you’ll never forget!

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Get your tickets for Skydiver Surfers Paradise here.

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