Venture into Gold Coast’s playground for endless fun. Whether you spend your days at a theme park, the golf course, shopping, learning to surf, dining al fresco or just soaking up the sunshine, one thing’s for sure: life has never been so much fun.

Hang out at the Markets

Be spoilt for choices on the Gold Coast for markets. There are numerous crafts, clothes, farmer markets, specialist markets and they are all free to attend offering good bargains!

Our Favourites:

✔ Miami Marketta – Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday it comes alive with street food, live music, boutique wine and craft beer.

The Village Markets @ Burleigh – every 1st & 3rd Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School. The original boutique fashion and lifestyle market plus live local music and food from around the world thanks to the lineup of food trucks.

Surfers Paradise Night Markets – every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday nights along the beach Esplanade at Surfers. You can find over 100 stalls here and meet the local.

✔ Visit Charis Seafood for freshly shucked oysters, sliced sashimi and other seafood delights. Do not miss the daily Pelican feeding at 1.30pm sharp. With a satisfied tummy.

Fun Lovers

✔ The young (and young at heart) won’t want to miss the Gold Coast’s legendary theme parks. Be sure to ride the southern hemisphere’s longest, tallest and fastest hypercoaster “D.C. Rivals’ at Warner Bros. Movie World

✔ Adrenaline junkies will revel in the Paradise Jetboating Not for faint-hearted, this high-speed ride on pristine waters is a must-do in Gold Coast.

✔ Cruise onboard the Aquaduck and enjoy Gold Coast on both land and water!

Adventure Lovers

✔ Sunrise Ballooning: Feel like you are at the top of the world with Hot Air’s sunrise balloon with Champagne breakfast.

✔ Tandem Skydive: The view of the Gold Coast’s beaches and Surfers Paradise skyline are simply stunning and ensure that skydivers will enjoy an unparalleled view.

SkyPoint Climb: Highest external climb in Australia. Start the climb on the 77th floor of Q1 building and climb to the very top of the world’s tallest residential tower!

Canon Flyer Zipline: The Zipline Tour consists of 7 Huge Zip Lines that cross Cedar Creek Canyon multiple times before dropping into the canyon and flying just above the tree top canopy below. During the Zipline Tour, reach more than 60m high and get as fast as 70km’s per hour!

Nature Lovers

Catch-a-crab: Trap Queensland’s mud crabs for lunch, have a go at yabbie pumping and feed wild pelicans! You can also visit an oyster farm.

✔ Cuddle a koala, and get up close with Tasmanian Devils at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

✔ Whale Watching (June-October): Get up close with migrating humpback whales on a whale-watch cruise. These majesty whales are a sight to behold!

✔ Discover the gems in the Hinterland: Explore Gold Coast’s lush hinterland with Southern Cross 4WD Tour. Go on a guided hike to see waterfalls and wildlife, learn to whip-crack and throw boomerangs. Enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch and stop by Gallery Walk at Mount Tamborine for lovely arts and crafts shops.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk: 50mins drive away from Gold Coast, the walk begins on an elevated walkway through the middle and upper canopies of the Tamborine rainforest, before descending to the lower canopy where you’ll have a view of the rock pools and creek below. At 30m high and 40m long, you can appreciate views from the creek and rainforest canopies.

Tamborine Mountain Distillery: One of Australia’s most internationally-awarded Distillery and Liquer brand, Tamborine Mountain Distillery is renowned for their variety of liqueurs and schnapps made from fruits grown on Tamborine Mountain. A must-visit!

Witches Chase Cheese Company: Get to sample and buy award-winning cheese here, where cheeses are made from happy cows! Tip: Do taste their chocolates and ice-cream too!

Cedar Creek Estate: Enjoy a session of wine tasting with the largest range of wines in Mt Tamborine and enjoy an elegant lunch at its restaurant set against lovely scenery of the hinterland. Tip: Book a Glow Worm Tour at Cedar Creek Estate.

 

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