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Gold Coast Tourist Attractions & Activities

You don’t have to travel too far from home to find a holiday destination that’s just right. Pack your bags for a getaway to the Gold Coast a beach-front region in Queensland known affectionately as “Goldie”. There are plenty of sun-drenched things to do in Gold Coast—from surfing and snorkelling to hiking—plus indoor options like shopping and fine dining. Each district has its own unique atmosphere and you can see taste

and do it all. Whether you’re ready to chase waves in Surfers Paradise itching to make some feathered friends in Currumbin or anything in between the travel experts at Expedia.com.au can’t wait to tell you about some fun-filled and awe-inspiring Gold Coast activities. Keep reading!

What to Do in Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise is hands down the most popular place to be in the Gold Coast. Locals and travellers agree that’s because of the beautiful 3-km beach and big-city skyline which includes the SkyPoint Observation Deck—a 230-m-high platform on level 77 of the Q1 Building. Climb to the top and take a look around the 360 degree views covering the city surf hinterland and everything in between. Can you see the theme parks from there? This is the “Theme Park Capital of Australia” after all. Get your kicks on the coasters of Movie World meet some marine life at Sea World and slide the day away at Wet’N’Wild water park. The thrills are endless in Gold Coast.

When you’ve had your fun and you’re ready for a walk on the quiet side trek into the lush hinterlands for a hike through Lamington National Park located on the south side of the Goldie. Besides the secluded scenery this smashing natural reserve is home to extensive walking trails waterfalls and a kingdom of colourful wildlife. Speaking of wildlife don’t miss your chance to meet and learn more about Australia’s indigenous creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Yes you can get cuddly with a koala and even sponsor a rescued animal. Crikey that sounds like fun!

There’s plenty more fun where these activities came from. All these and more great Gold Coast attractions await along one of Australia’s most beloved shorelines for families couples and solo travellers alike. Book your holiday to Queensland’s glittering southeast coast with Expedia.com.au and get ready for waterfront fun and hinterland beauty. Get all your travel details—airfares accommodation and activities—booked in one place and save extra money for trotting the globe and cruising the coast.

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Surfers Paradise

Visit one of Australia’s most popular vacation spots and dive in the waves, spot humpback whales, go shopping or enjoy the fun family attractions and nightlife.

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Broadbeach

Visit one of Queensland’s most popular holiday spots with sparkling beaches, scenic canals, high-rise hotels, nightclubs, festivals and modern malls.

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Burleigh Heads

Enjoy this perfect weekend getaway destination with world-class surf breaks, white sands, restaurants, bars and nature walks to suit every type of traveller. 

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Southport

This stretch of coast in the heart of the Gold Coast offers the perfect mix of sun-soaked beaches, wildlife encounters and leisurely shopping.

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Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach is one of the Gold Coast’s most coveted seaside strips. Millionaires, not mermaids, reside in this beachfront locale.

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Main Beach

From houseboats to jet boats, humble fish ‘n’ chips to the finest dining, this northern stretch of Gold Coast perfection has it all.

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