Fun things to do in Gold Coast

  • Hollywood stunt driver
    Hollywood stunt driver
    by balhannah
  • Batman
    Batman
    by balhannah
  • Movie World
    Movie World
    by balhannah

Most Viewed Things to Do in Gold Coast

  • balhannah's Profile Photo

    SCENIC DRIVE- GOLD COAST TO TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

    by balhannah Written May 20, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is a nice, scenic drive to Tamborine Mountain if you happen to be staying on the Gold coast.

    On the Pacific Highway heading to Brisbane, we took Exit 57 at Oxenford and then Route 95 for Mt Tamborine.

    Climbing all the way, we reach Tamborine Mountain plateau and Eagle Heights where the Gallery Walk is. Parking the Car, we went for a walk, browsing at the interesting Art & Craft shops, and Souvenir shops where you can buy Aboriginal art and all sorts of different souvenirs.

    Back in the car, we turned right at the roundabout at the far end of Gallery Walk onto Eagle Heights Road and headed to Curtis Falls. A 550 m track leads to a pretty waterfall and a rock pool.

    Back on the main road, turn left at the end of Eagle Heights Road onto Gleissmann Drive, then right at Main Street into North Tamborine. Follow this road onto Knoll Road to the lookout & more walks. [see other tip]

    In the car again, and back at the Main Street, we turn right at Beacon Road for The Beacon Lookout. On your right, opposite Tamborine Mountain Cottage is the Tamborine Mountain Distillery. On the main Western Road, there are more Wineries

    To return to the Gold Coast, take Henri Roberts Drive. This has fantastic views of the Coast, unfortunately, no places really to stop for photo's.

    It is best to turn off onto Golf Course road, this is before descending the mountain. This is your best chance of getting some photo's, and being able to stop and enjoy the views.

    This is about a 60 km round trip.

    Views of the Gold coast by Gallery walk
    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo

    Ripleys..

    by Sweetberry1 Written Sep 15, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ripleys Believe it or Not, is a fun experience.. and as far as I know, the only one in Australia is at Surfers Paradise.
    It is located centrally on the Gold Coast, right in the heart of the main shopping area, and close to the main beach.

    Adults..... $13.00
    Seniors/Students/Backpackers.. $11.50
    Child 5 -14... $8.00
    Child Under 5... free.

    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo

    Sanctuary Cove

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Sep 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sanctuary Cove?s Marine Village is world famous. The Village is situated on the waters edge of the Coomera River and has over 80 specialty stores including cafes, bars, restaurants, fashion boutiques, art gallery stores, movie theatre and boutique brewery.
    This is also the place where I had the best Pina Colada I have ever tasted.. probably the most expensive also. ;-/

    Shop hours are 9am to 6pm and the Village is open to everyone every day.
    Entry is free and there is ample parking.

    Cafe/Bar.. at Sanctuary Cove.
    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo

    The Wax Museum

    by robertgaz Updated Nov 27, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is two attractions in one featuring the World in Wax and the Chamber of Horrors.

    At the World in Wax you can meet lifelike celebrities such as Elvis, Michael Jackson and Kylie Minogue or famous people like Mahatma Gandi and Albert Einstein.

    Most of them look a tad pasty except for Mahatma Gandi. After staring at his very realistice likeness I could have sworn that he winked at me ;~)

    The Chamber of Horrors is clearly for those who relish in the macabre world of torturers and the tortured along with torture instruments including the Dis-emboweler and the Flesh Tearer!

    Mahatma Gandi Albert Einstein Henry VIII Jekyll and Hyde Madame Tussaud
    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • tropicrd's Profile Photo

    Feed the animals at Currumbin birdpark

    by tropicrd Written Dec 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you hire a car make sure you get a child seat because Australia has strict child restraint laws.
    I agree Seaworld would be great for a toddler but also suggest as well the suggestion regarding the Currumbin bird park and wild life,this is very interactive for children and they can pat/feed a wallaby and other animals.

    Related to:
    • Birdwatching
    • Adventure Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • dancinbudgie's Profile Photo

    The Q Deck

    by dancinbudgie Updated Jan 13, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    For fabulous 360 degree views of the Gold Coast a visit here is an absolute must! The elevator whisks you up to the 77th floor in under 43 seconds! Once there, you can have a refreshment at the bar and just enjoy the spectacular scenery. You can see from Byron Bay to Brisbane!
    It is the tallest residential building in the world. The people on the beaches below look like little ants running around. We saw a sea-plane fly past way below us..that was kind of creepy for me...I hadn't really registered how high up we were untill then!
    A family ticket will set you back AUD$47...a bit pricey...but well worth it.
    Their website (below) has some great night shots if you're interested.

    Looking South Geez...hope that window doesn't fall out!
    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • School Holidays
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • dancinbudgie's Profile Photo

    Body Piercing

    by dancinbudgie Written Jan 16, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    OK...not really my thing...but when in Rome...and it did seem that every other girl we passed on the beach had sparklies dangling from their navels...! What is a mum to do? teenage daughter's can be very convincing...
    Anyway...I did a bit of research and found this place...they cover all bases health-wise,

    * Autoclave sterilisation
    * Single use needles
    * Follow up service

    They are also very calm and professional...explaining everything in detail and answering all my questions. There was absoluytely no pressure, (my son was going to get an ear pierced and backed out at the last second...they gave him his money back with a smile and no questions, reassuring him that he was not a wimp and that it is a big decision not to be taken lightly...12 year old ego left intact!)

    So...Alex has a sparkly belly button to remember her holiday by...me? I'll stick to photographic souveneirs thanks!

    By the way...3 weeks later and the healing process has gone exactly as we were told it would. No probs whatsoever.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches
    • School Holidays

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sanctuary Cove

    by grantravel Updated Nov 10, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sanctuary Cove is Australia’s first integrated tourism resort. This region offers prestige housing, riverfront properties, two championship golf courses and The Marine Village. The Village has a choice of restaurants, an international marketplace and food hall. The Marine Village also has a brewery, licensed cinema, more than 80 specialty stores including fashion labels, art galleries, gift stores and cruises from the marina.

    Open daily to the public, Sanctuary Cove is a day destination in itself and accommodation is also available.

    The Marine Village offers a year-round calendar of events including the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. Free entertainment on weekends and public holidays.

    Sanctuary Cove
    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Golf
    • Sailing and Boating

    Was this review helpful?

  • Tina-Perth's Profile Photo

    Gold Coast City Art Gallery

    by Tina-Perth Updated Aug 22, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We had lunch at the Arts Cafe, so I thought I would take a look at the Art Gallery while I was there.

    Entry to the Gallery is by donation. The exhibits are quite extensive and a lovely collection of aboriginal art is on display, along with the stories attached to the characters.

    The Art Gallery is actually more of a complex, with function rooms, theatre and cinema.

    The cinema is fully licensed, so you can enjoy a drink while you watch a movie. Prices are as follows:
    Adults $12.00
    Children (3-15 years) $ 8.50
    Movie Club Members $ 8.50
    Students/Concession $ 9.50
    Pensioners $ 7.50
    Concession Member $ 7.00
    BUDGET TUESDAY:
    All Movies $ 8.00
    Conc/Stud/Member/Child $ 6.50

    The Movie Info Line: 5588 4008

    ...more to come.

    The Gallery
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • dancinbudgie's Profile Photo

    Honey World

    by dancinbudgie Updated Jan 16, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Honey World is an outlet of Superbee Honey Factory. Not only can you see a live bee show here, but you can sample the different varieties for free, and then buy lots of yummy souveneir honey to take home for you and your friends. My favourite is the gift pack of 10 sample pots for AUD$20. Flavours include macadamia, eucalyptus, rainforest, floral blend, tasmanian leatherwood and others. There is also the medicinal 'Jelly Box', Australia's answer to 'Manuka' honey.
    It is open every day of the year (except Xmas). Entry is free.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Family Travel
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • danlisha's Profile Photo

    Paradise Country

    by danlisha Written Jul 25, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    It provides the opportunity to experience farm life and outback adventure, has been reconstructed in the serene peaceful hinterland area. People of all ages can enjoy activities which reflect the Australian bush culture including koala cuddling, boomerang throwing and whip cracking demonstrations, sheep dog mustering and stock horse roundup, and billy tea and damper around the camp fire.

    Sheep Shearing Demo
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • traceandjase's Profile Photo

    Night Markets

    by traceandjase Written Aug 9, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Surfers also has a few night markets.
    On a Wednesday & Friday, Surfers (Cavill Ave & in Broadbeach). This could be seasonal and/or rotational so check the local tourist guide (Cavill Ave info centre or most hotels have a copy).
    There were a lot of the same stalls at the night market that were at the Sunday market; local art, photos, paintings, kids toys etc. But there were a few new things and it was pretty seeing it all at night.
    Any market lover would get a kick out of it.

    Related to:
    • Study Abroad
    • Family Travel
    • Seniors

    Was this review helpful?

  • bkarjee's Profile Photo

    Go atop the Highest Resid. building in the world

    by bkarjee Written Mar 13, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Q1 Tower is the highest residential building in the world. It is the 20th tallest building in the world. It is 322 mtrs high and is located at Surfers paradise. If you dont want to do the Helicopter ride, you can give this a try. One can get a stunning view of the Gold coast and also the hinterland, if the weather is clear.
    The observation deck is located at 77th (230 mtrs from the ground level) level and there is a Skybar Cafe restaurant at just the next level, where you can have coffee with the wonderful views. The accessibility is offered by super high speed lifts that takes just 45 secs to reach the 77th floor.
    Admission ticket: A$16.5 per adult and A$9.5 per child 5-14 years. Children under 5 free.

    The Q1 Tower at Surfers Paradise
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Adventure Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • adelaidean's Profile Photo

    Sanctuary Cove

    by adelaidean Written Sep 25, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Take a boat trip to Sanctuary Cove...We were lucky enough to stay with friends that live near here and own a boat...They showed us the gorgeous water front homes and then took us to the hotel at Santuary Cove.This is called the Waterfront Tavern...First time Ive ever gone to the pub in a boat..No car park for us there.Absolutely gorgeous area...worth a visit..
    You can stay there..The Hyatt Regency have a magnificent hotel there...Its built like a huge 1940s colonial homestead....Take time out to visit.

    I could live here!!!!
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Spa and Resort

    Was this review helpful?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo

    Tropical Fruit World - A family day out

    by aussirose Updated May 31, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tropical Fruit World is worth a visit. There's a miniture train ride, jungle river cruise, fruit show and nice restaurants to eat at. It has a tropical outlook but beware, the fruit can be a bit expensive there.
    We used to know it as Avocadoland and I must say, the place has expanded and developed since we have been.
    On the whole, a wonderful day out for the whole family.

    Avocado Land
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

Gold Coast Hotels

See all 179 Hotels in Gold Coast

Latest Gold Coast Hotel Reviews

Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove
408 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 3, 2014
Surfers International Apartments
73 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 13, 2014
Trickett Gardens Apartments
29 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 29, 2014
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge
179 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 3, 2014
Capricorn One Holiday Apartme
243 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 5, 2014
Surfers Century Oceanside Apartments Gold Coast
105 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 28, 2014
Tiki Village International Gold Coast
66 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 1, 2014
Silverton Holiday Apartments Gold Coast
79 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 7, 2014
Equinox Resort Apartments
1 Review & Opinion
Surf Regency Apartments Gold Coast
68 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 20, 2014
Crown Towers Resort Gold Coast
3 Reviews & Opinions
Surfers Del Rey Apartments Gold Coast
29 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 4, 2014
Beaches On Wave Street Gold Coast
28 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 29, 2014
St Tropez Apartments Gold Coast
38 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 8, 2014
Imperial Surf Apartments Gold Coast
1 Review & Opinion

Instant Answers: Gold Coast

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

95 travelers online now

Comments

Gold Coast Things to Do

balhannah's Profile Photo

Check out other "Things to do" on the Coast, including the quieter southern end of the Coast which borders New South Wales.

 

Map of Gold Coast