5 fun things to do on the Gold Coast

Obviously we’re aware there are a fair few more than five good things to do on the Gold Coast but in the interest of time saving, we’ve compiled the ones we think are unmissable.

If you’re looking for kid-specific activities, here’s something we prepared earlier, if you’re a fan of drinking on rooftop bars go here and if restaurants with excellent wine lists tickle your fancy, we’ve got that covered here.

Happy doing things.

Beach crawl
That’s a thing we made up but nevertheless a good idea on the Gold Coast. From Main Beach to Coolangatta, there are MANY beautiful beaches to pull up a spot of sand or watch the world famous surfers do their thing. Plenty of spots for an Insta-snap or two and we highly recommend packing a picnic.

Oh and if biking is your thing, here’s a beachside bike crawl you’re gonna love.

Eat all the things
The Gold Coast has quickly become a foodie mecca over the last couple of years with five-star restaurants popping up all over the place. From casual, family-friendly spots to fine-dining beauties complete with ocean views, there’s something for everyone to sink their teeth into.

Of course we’ve got vegetarian restaurants, if that’s your thing, hatted restaurants and oldies but goodies the locals absolutely love.

Sip tasty tipples
Not only eateries though, the Gold Coast is home to many a good time bar serving some of the most creative cocktails you’ve ever come across. We’ve got whisky bars, alleyway bars, fancy bars, Australiana bars. Any kind of bar you could possibly need.

Love a bit of a singalong with your drinking? We’ve got a few good karaoke bars to bust out a tune in too. Find them here.

Head to the hinterland
Beautiful beaches are one thing, majestic mountains are another thing entirely and GUESS WHAT? We’ve got those too. Just a short drive away, Tamborine Mountain, Springbrook National Park and Lamington National park are the perfect spots to get some peace and quiet, take a stunning hike in nature or just enjoy a drive through the trees.

Play at a theme park
The Gold Coast is famous for good times. Including all of the above but also the theme parks that draw many visitors from across the world. We’ve got Dreamworld for animal experiences, Movieworld for movie related rides, Seaworld for ocean-related creature interactions and Wet & Wild for all your water slide needs. It’s quite the selection and one that will keep you busy for quite a few days.

Keen for more animal related activities? Here’s a few to choose from.

Once you’re done with all that, get back to us. There’s plenty more fun things to do where they came from.

Words by Kirra Smith



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