Schoolies Gold Coast

Things to do during Schoolies on the Gold Coast

It's not hard to find a good time on the Gold Coast during Schoolies week – but if you're looking for things to do between beach parties and club nights, our latest video guide has you covered. Find out more and book your next adventure with us today!

Start the day with a surf

After an authentic Gold Coast experience? Wake up early and join the locals for a morning surf at Burleigh Heads. If you need some tips on how to catch your first wave, get in touch with the team at Australian Surfing Adventures and book a private lesson. Once you've found your feet, pick up a board from Action Outdoor Hire and spend the rest of the week sharpening your skills at sea.

Grab coffee and a bite

For the best brekkie in town, head to The Yard Café at Mermaid Beach. From bacon and eggs to banana pancakes, their all-day breakfast menu has the lot. And with cocktails available from 10am, you can always start the party early in the courtyard with your mates.

Pick up some new threads

If you're on the hunt for some new threads, head over to Alfred's Apartment and shop the latest styles from Australia's top surf brands. From party shirts to graphic tees, you'll be sure to find something to help you stand out from the crowd on your next night out.

Discover local cafés

For a bite to eat by the beach, wander over to Little Mermaid and grab one of their epic burgers to take away. Or, if you're keen to stick around, pick a bottle of bubbles and settle in for a long lunch in their sun-drenched dining room

Kick back with a cocktail

Located in Burleigh Heads, Justin Lane is a low-key cocktail lounge that offers Schoolies a quiet place to unwind away from the crowds. Head down early for a sunset spritz on the roof before indulging in an Italian feast at the pasta bar downstairs.

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