Discover the best places to eat, drink and shop in the Gold Coast with Tigerair's handy travel guide.
Welcome to Gold Coast
A playground for travellers big and small, you're guaranteed to find something for the whole family on the Gold Coast. And, with cheap flights available all year round, you don't have to break the bank to treat yourself to a holiday. Whether you want to take the kids to Australia's best theme parks or hit up local festivals and events with your mates, you can get there for less when you fly with us.
Famed for its year-round sunshine and family-friendly theme parks, you'll struggle to find a bad time to go to the Goldie. But, if you want to squeeze even more fun into your getaway, there are heaps of events that can take your trip to the next level.
Whats on in Gold Coast
Get to know the Gold Coast's must-visit attractions with Tigerair's guide to the top things to see and do in the city.
Swell Sculpture Festival
The largest free outdoor exhibition in Queensland, it's no surprise SWELL is a staple on the Gold Coast's spring events calendar.
An annual celebration of beer and cider, this Broadbeach festival sees brewers from across the country descend on the Gold Coast to share their favourite drops.
Gold Coast 600
After a little more action? Rev things up at the Gold Coast 600.
Magic Millions Carnival
The Gold Coast's answer to the Melbourne Cup, the Magic Millions Carnival is Queensland's biggest race day.
Blues on Broadbeach
Prefer to limit the entertainment to tunes? Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia's largest free music festivals.
A celebration of creativity and culture, this two-week arts festival showcases everything from contemporary dance and concerts to beach sleepovers.
Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival
Shining a light on the Gold Coast's food scene, this city-wide festival brings together the best local chefs, restaurants, wineries and breweries.
If you want to start or finish your trip with a bang, SeaFire is just the ticket. Australia's only international fireworks competition.
Things to do in Gold Coast
From its theme parks and beaches to its nightclubs and brewpubs, it's safe to say the Gold Coast didn't become one of Australia's most-loved holiday destinations by accident.
Soak up the sun in Surfers Paradise
It goes without saying that a beach day is one of the best things to do in Surfers Paradise, but there's more than one way to enjoy the sun, surf and sand. Whether you roll out a towel, take a stroll on the Esplanade or teach yourself to hang ten, this lively Gold Coast neighbourhood guarantees a great day out.
See the city from the Skypoint Tower
Once you've seen the city and coast up close, get a new perspective from the SkyPoint Observation Deck. Located on the 77th floor of the Q1 Building, this beachside tower takes in 360 degrees views of the skyline and beyond, with a bistro and bar to accompany the scenery. Feeling brave? Tackle the SkyPoint Climb and see it all from the other side of the glass.
Getting around Gold Coast
Taxis and Rideshare
For faster trips between point A and point B, taxis and rideshare services are widely available.
Walk and Bike
The Gold Coast is connected by more than 600 kilometres of walking trails and bike paths, making it an ideal region to explore on two feet or two wheels.
If you're planning on exploring north and south during your stay, you'll want to have a car hire handy.
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