Gold Coast Holiday Fun! Top 5 Things to Do

The Gold Coast is located just 45 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and is home to some of the greatest attractions that Queensland has to offer. Whether you are in the mood for an adrenaline rush at one of the many theme parks, looking for a great place to surf or simply want to take in some shopping, the Gold Coast is the place for you.

Gold Coast Holiday Fun! Top 5 Things To Do ::

Theme Parks

There is an endless amount of fun to be had at any of the world famous Gold Coast them parks. Dreamworld, White Water World, Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World are all waiting for your arrival! Whether you like the thrills of rollercoasters, getting up close and personal with some amazing animals or feeling your adrenaline rush on a mountain high waterslide, there is something for everyone at each of these amazing Gold Coast attractions.

Goldcoast Theme Parks

DreamWorld Theme Park ~

Buzz Saw Ride!

Movie World Stunt Car Show

Movie World Theme Park ~

Stunt Car Racing Show!

Cavill Avenue

Possibly Surfers Paradise’s most popular mall, Cavill Avenue is home to some great shopping, fun arcades and first class restaurants. If you are on the search for Surfers Paradise hotels, Cavill Avenue is sure to be just around the corner. Cavill Avenue often has roaming street performers, live music and an array of different people. Within the vicinity of Cavill Avenue, you can find a number of different pubs and clubs, including the famous Hard Rock Café, showcasing live music on most weekends. With everything from boutique stores to major brands, the shopping at Cavill Avenue is sure to please anyone’s tastes. A must see destination during your next Gold Coast Holiday.

Visit Q1

One of the Gold Coasts more recently built sky scrapers; the Q1 is the world’s tallest residential tower. A visit to the observation deck will give you a whole new perspective of the Gold Coast, with views as far as the eye can see. The Q1 is open to the public on most days throughout the year and is a great place to visit for all ages.

Goldcoast gorgeous views

      Gorgeous GoldCoast Views ~

one of our views while we stayed in the GoldCoast a few years ago!

Surf Lessons

The Gold Coast is home to some of Australia’s nicest beaches, so why not make the most of your time and take a surfing lesson! There are a number of surf schools on the Gold Coast which cater for beginners and offer day classes, showing you the ropes so that you are ready to hit the open waters during your stay at the Gold Coast. Grab a friend and make a day of fun out of this once in a lifetime experience. The beautiful white sands, the beaming sun and the sparkling fresh waters of the ocean; the perfect way to spend your Gold Coast holiday fun!

Adrenaline Pumping Action

The Gold Coast is a destination made for tourists who are looking for fun. If you are an adrenaline junkie, there is something that is sure to get your blood pumping at the Gold Coast. The Castrol Edge V8 Superschool, The WRX Experience and the Gold Coast Stunt Academy are just a few activities that you are sure to enjoy; and all located conveniently on the Gold Coast, just minutes from your hotel.

Whatever you choose to do on your Gold Coast holiday you are sure to have a great time! Check out for great deals on your Gold Coast accommodation!

Playgrounds in the Goldcoast

Gold Coast Playgrounds ~

Our youngest son Kyle playing at the Goldcoast!


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7 thoughts on “Gold Coast Holiday Fun! Top 5 Things to Do

  • July 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I would like to take long beach walks. Long lazy beach days – lots of sunscreen of course! Have dinner every evening at a surf club with a view of the ocean. See how Cavill Avenue has changed since I was last there. Drive up and down the coast checking out all the individual beaches. Go Shopping! Then head for the hills of the hinterland and along the Tweed River. Perfect!
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    • July 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Jan,

      Oh that sounds like such a great holiday! Would love that 🙂 Love the idea of shopping and beach walks. I love beach walking – its my all time favorite thing to do.


  • July 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    We and another family took a 2 week holdiday to The Gold and Sunshine Coasts a couple of years ago. One of my favourite destinations was Seaworld. Loved it and it is on my bucket list to return to and spend some one on one time with a dolphin!

    • July 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      We love Seaworld – and like you…we would love to return and explore more as soon as we can! It would be so good to have 2 weeks holiday exploring Sunshine Coast/goldcoast 🙂


  • June 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    My family and I ended up staying an extra couple of days as they couldn’t get enough to Dreamworld so my planned holiday of 2 weeks lasted 2.5 weeks, but well worth it. I loved the rides they are so safe and fun.

    • November 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      yes, a great place to have fun together – Dreamworld rocks 😉


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