The metropolitain city of Gold Coast sits on the East Coast of Australia in southern Brisbaine, and is the ultimate tourist hotspot. Known for it’s long white sand beaches and surf scene, it’s the go-to destination for sun-seekers and culturists alike. Home to both Australia’s largest theme park, Dreamworld, and the majestic Lamington National park, the experience offering is extensive. To help you plan out your holiday, we’ve teamed up with travel comparison site Compare & Choose to round up the five must-do activities in the Gold Coast.
Make a splash
Did you even go to the Gold Coast if you didn’t try out the jet skis? The beach is filled with water activities , perfect for the thrill seekers amongst us. If Jet skiing isn’t your thing, why not try fly-boarding? Not for the fainthearted, this toy would leave James Bond sweaty palmed. Strap the high pressure water pumps to your feet and soar through the air, watching the ocean roll beneath you. If you’ve had enough adrenaline for one day, you can opt for a Jetboat experience. Leave the controls in the hands of the professionals and recline on the deck, watching as the coastline fades to blue sea.
Fall, with style
Take a leap of faith on a tandem skydive experience and enjoy a unique birds-eye perspective of the stunning Gold Coast. Plumit from 12 thousand feet and (fingers crossed) land safely on the iconic Kirra Beach. An unforgettable experience that you simply must tick off your bucket list!
Visit Australia’s biggest theme park
A particularly popular activity if you’re travelling with children, Dreamworld offers an action-packed family friendly day out. Get your heart rate rising with one of the 9 big thrill, scream indusing rides. Make lifelong memories with the slightly less intense, but equally as exciting family rides and finish off the day plunging into the pools at the white water world slides.
Enjoy the views
The Skypoint observation deck offers panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline. The highest point in the city is a must visit, go at sunset for impressive, Instagram-worthy, photography. See where the cityscape meets the sea from the top deck, whilst enjoying one of the relaxing dining options at the bistro. For an exhilarating twist, the skypoint climb is a must! Towering over the Gold Coasts impressive skyline, at 270m tall, this is Australias highest outdoor building climb.
Roam the forest
For spectacular views away from the beach front, the Lamington National Park tops the list. Home to lush green rainforests and ancient trees, Lamington is a nature lovers dream with extensive walking trails to emmerse yourself in its natural beauty. See the world heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests, which is full of unchanged wildlife and plants. This secluded location is whimsical, bask in the silence and enjoy the blissful setting