From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the dining precincts of Main Beach and Broadbeach and out to the lush, green hinterland, there’s a new experience waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Amusement and Theme Parks
Surf Lessons
Shopping
Exploring the Tamborine Mountains
Dining

Gold Coast Amusement and Theme Parks

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore this iconic Gold Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself into the wonder and natural beauty of 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way. 

Dreamworld
One of the Gold Coast's must-do attractions, Dreamworld offers hectares of thrill rides, variety shows and animal attractions. The theme park also encompasses Wiggles World, Tiger Island, Flow Rider, an Australian Wildlife Experience, Dreamworld Corroboree and the V8 Supercars Redline Simulator.

Sea World
A marine wildlife extravaganza, Sea World allows you to get up close and personal with polar bears, seals, dolphins and even sharks. Rides and attractions include Polar Bear Shores, Storm Coaster, Jet Stunt Extreme show, The Reef at Castaway Bay and the Paw Patrol live Show.

Warner Brothers Movie World
Renowned as Hollywood on the Gold Coast, Warner Bros. Movie World is an experience like no other offering a thrilling range of rides and attractions from all of your favourite movies. Whether it's the high speed Superman Escape, The Lego Movie 4D Experience, DC Rivals Hyper Coaster, Wild West Falls or Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster there's a fun and exciting adventure just for you.

Wet n Wild Water World
Australia's premier water park, Wet n Wild Water World is a splashtacular day of slip and slide fun. Attractions range from the relaxing Calypso Beach and children's Buccaneer Bay to the Giant Wave Pool, and the high adrenaline slides in the H2O Zone all patrolled by lifeguards.

For more information please visit the Gold Coast Tourism website at www.visitgoldcoast.com

Surf Lessons

Go Ride A Wave
Go Ride A Wave is Australia's largest and most professional learn to surf organisation. Enjoy a 2 hour surf lesson for beginners every day at several locations along the Gold Coast including Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Kirra near Coolangatta. There is also a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and Kayak Lesson and Hire location at Palm Beach on Currumbin Creek. They can get you started and standing up in no time at all, and offer lesson packages to help you progress quickly.

Shopping

Robina Town Centre
Robina Town Centre is one of the biggest and most vibrant shopping centres on the Gold Coast. Home to David Jones and Myer plus 400 stores, you'll find exclusive Australian and International fashion brands. Stay all day and enjoy a 900 seat air conditioned Food Atrium with a variety of casual dining options and free WiFi, or visit the lakeside dining precinct, the Promenade.

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Pacific Fair is the Gold Coast's unmissable shopping and dining destination, offering an expansive collection of luxury, iconic global brands and leading Australian retailers. With 400 stores, Pacific Fair offers a captivating blend of the world’s best brands, set amongst tropical landscapes and a unique outdoor ambience.

Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
Harbour Town is Australia's largest Outlet Shopping Centre with over 240 stores including brand direct outlet and clearance stores offering up to 70 per cent off the original retail price on Outlet stock, as well as specialty retailers, alfresco dining, entertainment and services.

For more information please visit the Gold Coast Tourism website at www.visitgoldcoast.com

Exploring the Tamborine Mountains

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. 

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Tours are located at Cedar Creek Estate. Come underground on a journey through the spectacular purpose-built Glow Worm cave!

Dining

The Coast is a place where night bites, hatted restaurants, street-eats and breweries are all served with a side of alfresco. A place where five-star feasting means dusting the sand from your feet; where surfers swap their boards for a latte at sun-up and little ones break from beachside frolics to feast on epic spreads of fish and chips.

From Burleigh’s perennially popular rooftop bars to communal eateries in Palmy, fine dining at Broadbeach to reinvented venues in Surfers, there is a renaissance stirring up the Gold Coast culinary scene. Vegan eateries sit alongside revamped rooftops and converted warehouses, and foodies mix money-can’t-buy views with iconic surf clubs, food trucks and local espresso haunts; and once the sun goes down, speakeasy vibes and cosy rum hideaways add another flavour to the scene.

Whether you find yourself among the cool crowd at Nobby Beach, or part of the social scene in Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise, consider yourself an acai aficionado, a sausage sizzler or a coffee connoisseur, nothing says you’ve had a cracker-of-a-holiday quite like gaining a little extra padding around the middle. Bon appétit!

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