There are many things attractive about the Gold Coast. The beaches, the waves, the weather, the nightlife and the diversity are all features that make the Gold Coast an impressive destination for a holiday. The Gold Coast is Australia's number one tourist destination, and this becomes evident on arrival. We list below just a few of the attractions that make the Gold Coast, a premier activity destination.
Do you enjoy a few rounds of golf on holiday? Well the Gold Coast is not only a surfers paradise - its golfing heaven. With over 40 golf courses to hone your skills on, it is one of the best destinations in Australia to enjoy a game or 3. Sanctuary Cove, has two championship courses to test your skills, the immaculate Palms & the exclusive Pines golf courses.
Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht
Experience the ultimate thrill during the Gold Coast whale watching season with Getaway sailing on the Gold Coast who provide the only whale watching sailing boat on the Gold Coast. Within 45 minutes sailing out of the Seaway entrance we are floating on the “Whale Highway”. The Gold Coast is a fantastic place to watch Hump back and Southern Right whales migrating between the cold Antarctic waters on the way to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef and what better way to see them than under the power of mother nature sailing silently through the ocean. This migration occurs between June and early November and is a whale watching spectacle not to be missed. Dont forget to bring your cameras on these whale watching Gold Coast tours. We often see dolphins and sea turtles as well. There are many fantastic photography moments to be captured.
Surfers Paradise is a well known part of the Gold Coast. A shopping mecca, international styled night clubs and excellen eateries, make this a must visit part of any Gold Coast holiday itinerary. The beach charachters, the hise rises that turned the gold coast into a city, all go into making a unique holiday experience.
Warner Bros Movie World
The silver screen universe at Warner Bros Movie World, located at Oxenford, reveals the secrets of special effects and has under roof some of the reel's most colourful characters such as the Loone Tunes figures and the Police Academy misfits.
Join the Studio Tour for a behind-the- scenes glimpse of Lethal Weapon or Memphis Belie while photo opportunities are plentiful in Main Street where reel characters mingle with the real.
One episode that will quench your thirst for visual extravaganza is Batman Adventure - The Ride, taking you through the dark and dangerous streets of Gotham City.
Hang ten if you dare on Dreamworld's surfing-themed Wipeout, cuddle a koala or climb aboard the exhilarating double-loop rollercoaster.
The park's themed worlds are filled with the latest action rides, spectacular live shows and attractions. Guests can brave the high-tech Wipeout in Ocean Parade and loop the Ioop of the Thunderbolt Rollercoaster, Australia's fastest.
In Gold Rush Country, travel back through time to a 19th century mining town and hop aboard the runaway mine carts Eureka Mountain or white water raft on Thunder River Rapids Ride.
A chairlift takes guests to Koala Country a peaceful wildlife sanctuary home to koalas kangaroos, wombats and other native Australian animals.
A train trip to Rocky Hollow leads to a 55 km/h splash down on Dreamworld's own Log Ride, while a cruise on the Captain St Paddle Wheeler takes guests to one Australia's most hilarious bushranger shows.
Wet 'n' Wild
For an aquatic hideout, try Wet'n'Wild Water park next to Movie World. Eight hectares of tropical parkland encompass a wavepool, a kiddie pool, a speed slide, twisting slides and a toboggan ride. Daily performances by the speed slide stunt team never fail to captivate.
Ride the descent through the depths of Dark Terror Canyon or the swirling white water of the Lazy River Rapids, part of the park's new $2 million White Water Mountain attraction.
Cable Ski World
Dive from a 16-storey bungee tower, learn to ski without the roar of power boats or try the reverse bungee jump with the Slingshot.
Shoot up to the hills for a barbecue lunch at Possum Lodge overlooking the Coomera River or live the life of a millionaire without going broke.
At Sanctuary Cove you can enjoy lively street entertainment, shop in boutiques, art and craft galleries, dine in themed and waterfront restaurants or savour a refreshing beer in the brewery. Cruise boat access makes this fabulous resort a popular spot for boaties and an ideal port for houseboat adventurers. Sanctuary Cove and nearby Hope Island Resort extend a warm welcome to visitors to take advantage of their state-of-the-art sporting facilities including championship golf courses.
Playful dolphins, sea lion antics and regal penguins delight the crowds at Sea World, found at The Spit, Main Beach. Conducted tours will introduce you to friendly marine life while feeding sessions at the Shark Encounter will leave you marvelling at the bravery of local divers.
Australia's longest running live show, the International Ski Spectacular offers a display of exciting stunts, jumps, somersaults and water antics. More adrenalin-pumping action comes in the form of the Corkscrew Rollercoaster. For a journey into the unknown, board a 'lifeboat' and enter the new Bermuda Triangle.
Koalas, emus, dingoes, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and more jostle for limelight at Currumbin Sanctuary. This nature parkland also contains one of country's largest subtropical rainforest aviaries. Board the miniature train for guided tour of exhibits and displays.
Fleay's Wildlife Park
Near Burleigh West, at Fleay's Wildlife Park delve into the darkness of a new Nocturnal House and meet some wonderfully shy creatures of the night. The mysteries of native bush food and medicine sources are revealed at Fleay's but centre stage at this wetland reserve belongs to Australian birdlife and fauna