Gold Coast Attractions
Things to do in the 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. And as a playground for travellers both big and small, this sun-drenched city is set to remain a favourite for years to come. Luckily, with our cheap flights to the Gold Coast, you don't have to wait to discover it for yourself.
Find out what to tick off on your next trip with our list of things to do in the Gold Coast.
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.
Grab a bargain at Harbour Town
Hoping to take home some souvenirs from your trip? Skip the usual trinkets and head to Harbour Town instead. The largest outlet mall in Australia, this monster-sized shopping centre has more than 240 stores to choose from, all at a fraction of the price.
Meet local critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
It may be home to some familiar critters, but the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is far more than your average zoo. Offering up-close animal encounters with everything from crocs and koalas to possums, echidnas and dingos, this heritage-listed wildlife park is a must-visit while in town.
Sample street eats at the Night Quarter Markets
If you're looking for an after dark activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further than the Night Quarter Markets. Featuring food stalls, activities and live music, this weekly festival has something for all ages, not to mention free entry for kids under 12.
See a natural wonder at Springbrook National Park
Plenty of travellers visit Springbrook National Park to see the Natural Bridge, but this national park's more notable attraction can only be seen after dark. Stick around for a guided tour after sunset and you'll get to see the park's resident colony of glow worms light up the famous rock formation like the night sky.
Take the Treetop Challenge
If you don't want to take on a subterranean adventure, tackle Mount Tamborine's TreeTop Challenge instead. A more natural take on the Gold Coast's famous theme parks, this outdoor obstacle course combines everything from zip lines to rope bridges up to 125 metres above ground.
Spend the day at Dreamworld
The Gold Coast has no shortage of theme parks to choose from, but if you've only got time to tackle one on your visit, Dreamworld is a top pick. The largest attraction of its kind in Australia, this massive amusement park is home to more than 40 rides, including five roller coasters and its very own zoo. Best of all, when you book your flights to the Gold Coast with us, you can buy your tickets for less.