Situated at the south eastern corner of Queensland, the Gold Coast is a popular beach resort destination in Australia as well as the world. The coastal resort enjoys a sub-tropical climate and offers different types of attractions ranging from tropical rainforest to surfing, from enjoying extreme boat rides through the expansive canal systems to fun-filled adventure and games at the theme parks.
If you are visiting the Gold Coast for a family holiday or simply to have fun then one holiday is just not enough. There are plenty of things to do on the Gold Coast and it will definitely not be an easy job to plan out your itinerary. We have come up with our small list of things to do on the Gold Coast for all of you who are looking forward to a great holiday and lots of fun and memories.
Things to do on the Gold Coast
Family Outings: If you are visiting with your family then what you need are a few theme parks on your itinerary. Check out Sea World, Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild, WhiteWater World, and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. If you still have time left then visit the Gold Coast Hinterland often referred to as “the green behind the gold”. The Hinterland consists of 3 national parks, creeks, mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and sun-tropical rainforest. For shopping needs, visit the Cavill Mall and the Carrara Markets. The latter is an outdoor market comprising of over 500 stalls selling everything from food to wool products, clothes, artefacts, and even Australian opals.
Beach Outings: If you are visiting the Gold Coast to enjoy the sun and the surf then there are several beaches to choose from. The Duranbah beach is the best surfing beach in the world although you can also surf or simply get a suntan at the Main Beach, South Stradbroke Island, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach, Tallebudgera Beach, Nobby Beach, Palm Beach, Coolangatta, Currumbin Beach, and Froggies Beach.