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Things To Do On The Gold Coast

Known as Queensland’s charismatic Coastal city, the Gold Coast presents an unrivaled energy, where beautiful sandy beaches, ancient rainforests, thrilling theme parks and a vibrant dining and cultural scene come to life in this entertainment mecca.


A playground for the young and the young at heart, the Gold Coast’s tours, activities and attractions bring smiles to people of all ages.


For the adrenaline junkies, activities including this Jet Boating and Helicopter Flight package are a sure fire way to pump some action into your next holiday. Keen to take the action and adventure to new heights? Try a Gold Coast Tandem Skydive or grab a friend (or anyone who's willing) and try Tandem Parasailing for a fun-filled day out on the water.


Looking for something a little more down to earth? Head to Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland where you can fly through beautiful, dense treetops on a Canyon Flyer Zipline Tour.


Considered South East Queensland’s best-kept secret, the Gold Coast Hinterland is the picturesque mountain rainforest region to the west of the Gold Coast - it’s also home to the iconic Gold Coast glow worms! 


Known as ‘the green behind the gold’,  here you’ll find UNESCO World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park.


Join in on the ultimate rainforest adventure with this Wilderness Tour of the region. Perfect for all ages and including return transfers to and from the heart of the GC, you’ll also get to enjoy some wild bird feeding, as well as complimentary lunch, tea, coffee and hot chocolate while being lead by an incredibly knowledgeable guide. 


Looking to explore a different side of the hinterland? Why not try one of the many boutique wineries on offer.  The Tamborine Mountain Wine Region has so much on offer, so this Full Day Winery Tour is the perfect excuse to see and sip your way around the local drops, with four wineries and distilleries on the cards for the day topped off with a delicious two-course lunch.


Planning an extra-special occasion? This Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Ride and premium Winery Tour through the Gold Coast Hinterland is an unforgettable experience that is bound to take your breath away. With a small group size, this exclusive day out  begins with a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon ride over the rolling hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland, followed by a post-flight hot breakfast at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards, accompanied by a cold glass of sparkling wine to celebrate. The day is full of tastings at 4 cellar doors and a delicious two-course winery lunch at one of the stops on the mountain, relax as you return back to your GC accommodation thanks to complimentary transfers. 


Looking for something more casual than wining and dining? The Gold Coast is home to a range of fantastic breweries just waiting to welcome you! Grab your mates for this 4 Hour Brewery and Distillery Tour on your own private bus. Or, channel your inner viking with an axe-throwing education and a brewery tour to follow on this Combo Deal.


Do quirky experiences take your fancy? Try Gold Coast indoor skydiving with this awesome deal. Just like the real thing only there's no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to the ground! Available for children aged 3+, this is one way to make some lifelong memories…safely!


For those who’d prefer the real deal plus a little something extra, this Ultimate Adrenaline Experience includes a surf and skydive all in the one package. Or, come back down to earth with a Jet Boating and Surf Lesson deal - considered the perfect way to experience the extreme playground of the Gold Coast Seaway and Wave Break and Stradbroke Island. 


Finally, undeniably one of the Gold Coast’s most popular attractions, Gold Coast Whale Watching season runs from June through to October and presents the most extended whale watching season in all of Australia! The go-to destination to see a glimpse of these magnificent creatures, check out whale watching tours to lock in your very own encounter with the ocean’s gentle giants as they travel along the East Coast’s ‘Humpback Highway’.


With so much to see, do and explore, the Gold Coast is worth its weight in gold when it comes to making memories that will last you a lifetime.



Frequently Asked Questions About ​Day Trips On The Gold Coast


How many days do you need for the Gold Coast?
To get the most out of your time on the Gold Coast, at least five days is the ideal amount of time spent here, as it gives you the opportunity to explore all that this colourful region has to offer!


What is the best month to visit the Gold Coast?
The beauty of the Gold Coast is that it’s considered a year-round destination, so it’s always a good time to visit! For those who may not be climatized to an iconic Gold Coast summer, March – May is a little cooler making it an even better time to check out the beaches and theme parks.


What are the top attractions to visit on the Gold Coast?
Although known for the theme parks and beautiful beaches, the Gold Coast is also a mecca for foodies and wine connoisseurs opting for something like a Ballooning and Vineyard Champagne Breakfast, or, if you have an appetite for adventure, why not try a Tandem Helicopter Skydive?


Which places provide the best tours on the Gold Coast for kids and families?
A Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise is a must-do for anyone and everyone, along with a trip on the iconic Gold Coast Aquaduck. Looking for something a little more challenging? Grab the kids and hit the waves for a Gold Coast Surfing Lesson.


Which experiences are best for multi-day tours on the Gold Coast?
A multi-day theme park pass to Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild is the best way to guarantee you won’t get bored! With the option of a 3 Day, 7 Day or 14 Day pass, this offer presents great value for money, and is a hit with the kids and the kids at heart.

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