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Which are the best places to visit in Gold Coast at night?

1. The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub: Experience the best of luxury and entertainment as you head to The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub on the Gold Coast. One of the most renowned nightlife attractions of the area, The Pink Flamingo hosts eight performances of its four world-class resident productions every week. With a wide variety of international artists from London, New York, Las Vegas, and so on performing at the luxury theatre along with resident productions, the theatre ranks high among the entertainment establishments on Gold Coast. The interiors showcase décor inspired by the 1920s Spiegeltent and NYC Cabaret Club district, and welcome hundreds of intrigued visitors each week.

Timings: 11:30 AM to 3 AM every day
Location: Corner of 88 Surf Parade &, Victoria Ave, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia.

2. Infinity AttractionRenowned as one of the best family-friendly attractions to visit in the Gold Coast at night, Infinity Attraction is a 30-minute journey into an exhilarating, futuristic world. Twenty environments that tease and play with all your senses through state-of-the-art special effects, brilliant atmospheric sound fields, tantalising scents, mind-blowing illusions, and engaging music are installed here. Walk through the Time Tunnel as it creates an illusion of infinity in a thrilling world-first experience. All visitors above the age of eight are welcome to explore and discover the hidden clues in the various environments as they blend into each other at one of Gold Coast’s most unique wonders.

Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM every day
Location: G31 Chevron Renaissance Centre, 3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

3. Dracula’s CabaretA one-of-its-kind thriller awaits at Dracula’s Cabaret as you indulge in the stunning Gold Coast nightlife. Witness a comedy show with a dash of supernatural horrors as you attend a live cabaret club show. From singing, dancing and burlesque to aerial performances, juggling, and magic, performers at Dracula’s Cabaret bring to you the best of entertainment and comedy as they dress up like the spookiest supernatural characters. Flashy and noisy, the spine-tingling affair leaves you gasping for air with laughter and is mixed with the grotesque, which makes parental discretion necessary if children wish to accompany the adults during this nightly adventure.

Timings: 7 PM to 11 PM from Tuesdays to Saturdays
Location: 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

4. Miami MarkettaIf you are fond of street food, Gold Coast’s original street food hub awaits at Miami Marketta, easily one of the most popular places to visit in Gold Coast at night. Open on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5 PM, Miami Marketta goes beyond the street food experience to offer stunning live music entertainment for visitors. A bewitching blend of culture, global street food, art, boutique bars, and live music, the night market also organises ticketed entertainment events starring some major names in music. Savour the wide-ranging palette of tastes available at the various stalls and enjoy a cultural extravaganza like no other at one of Australia’s greatest markets.

Timings: 5 PM to 10 PM every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Location: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami QLD 4220, Australia

5. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Get ready for a mind-blowing experience with your family as you head to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Gold Coast. Among the famous attractions of Gold Coast nightlife, the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful manifest in the unique exhibits of the Odditorium. The twelve galleries of the Odditorium house more than 300 exhibits from the world of science and illusions, interactive displays, wax figures, rare artefacts and so on. From the Moving Theatre experience where you play against your seatmates as you sit on a motion simulator to memorable souvenirs from the museum shops, Ripley’s is an unforgettable experience.

Timings: 9 AM to 10 PM every day
Location: Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

6. Surfers ParadiseThe heart of Gold Coast nightlife is its iconic Surfers Paradise, which is renowned for its beaches as much as its nightlife entertainment. From ever-popular clubs and bars like Sin City where visitors can dance and drink through the night, to luxurious restaurants serving lip-smacking meals, there’s something for everyone at Surfers Paradise. Walk on its beaches and enjoy bewitching views of the seas and the skyline as you explore local food stalls and shops selling local products. Mini golf courses, lounges, party buses, bars serving bottomless drinks, live entertainment, everything one can imagine and wish for in a city’s nightlife culture, Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise.

Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217, Australia

7. Natural Bridge: Located in the Springbrook National Park is one of the most stunning attractions of Gold Coast nightlife, the Natural Bridge. The basalt cave of the section has a magnificent waterfall flowing above, which creates an amazing rock formation surrounded by lush forests. While during the day one can explore the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest, the guided tour during the night creates an illusion of stars on earth. The glow worm night tour, conducted within the cave after a walk through the forest, is a breathtaking vision, where visitors can also see luminous fungi, fireflies, and microbats among other nocturnal species.

Timings: Springbrook National Park is open 24 hours. The Glow Worm Night Tour is generally conducted from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Location: Old School Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213, Australia

8. Federation Walk Coastal Reserve: A popular attraction on The Spit, Federation Walk Coastal Reserve takes you through one of the rare rainforest regions of the Gold Coast that have an established dune system. With stunning views of the rolling waves and the starry skies, walk through the sandy stretch and enjoy a relaxing night with your loved ones. Food outlets and opportunities for activities like biking are many, which makes this experience one of the most family-friendly affairs of Gold Coast nightlife. Located on the calmer stretches of the Gold Coast, the Federation Walk offers amazing views of marine and nocturnal species that call the shores their home.

Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: 1 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia

9. The Spit Gold Coast: The Spit is one of the most iconic, yet relatively less developed, sandy stretches on the shores of Gold Coast. Renowned for being the home of the iconic Sea World, five-star resorts, and numerous dining and shopping opportunities, the beach offers one of the most sought-after experiences of Gold Coast nightlife. The Seaway, a popular spot on The Spit during the day, transforms into a hub of night diving during evening hours. Meet dolphins, fish, rays, and several other marine species as you swoop into the waters.

Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia

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What are the best things to do in Gold Coast at night?

1. Witness the Australian Outback Spectacular: One of the best things to do in Gold Coast at night is attending the Australian Outback Spectacular with your loved ones and even kids. A classic yet mouthwatering three-course meal accompanied by cool beverages awaits, along with a stunning live show featuring real horses, dogs, and many more surprise participants. Lose yourselves in the engaging storyline, which is enhanced by high-class projection mapping technology that transports you from rugged landscapes to green Australian fields in a blink.

2. Play at Putt Putt Golf: Golf now is open to both kids and adults at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach, which ranks among the top answers to what to do in Gold Coast at night. From waterways and statues at the three themed 18-hole golf courses, Putt Putt has stunning after-dark lighting, making it a popular family hangout at night. Not just the golf courses, but even the game gets a few twists to make it interesting and easy for kids to follow. Spin wheels, play with your left hand, or take a shot with an eye closed, the challenges are fun and exciting.

3. Explore Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium: Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium is situated in Surfers Paradise and is an iconic kid-friendly essential of Gold Coast nightlife. An intriguing blend of an interactive science museum, Madame Tussauds, and a Guinness World Records exhibition, the exhibits promise to blow away the minds of visitors of all age groups. From wild imaginations made real to strange yet impressive exhibits, the Odditorium is a huge hit among kids and is among the most-visited attractions in the area. Witness a watermelon frame exploding in slo-mo on a giant screen, a laser beam security system designed straight out of Hollywood movies, and numerous more stunning exhibits at the Odditorium.

4. Watch Movies Under the Stars: One of the most sought-after family-friendly things to do in Gold Coast at night is watching your favourite movies as you lay under the starry night sky with your loved ones. Relax and unwind on pleasant summer nights at Wet’n’Wild, where you and your family get to float around in the Giant Pool in floating tubes or pool lounges as you watch epic family films. And if you are looking for a drier night, head to the Movies Under the Stars summer event by Gold Coast City Council. From food trucks to bean bags and deck chairs, enjoy free movies with your family at Movies Under the Stars.

5. Go Glamping: Glam up your traditional camping style with night glamping activities that form a unique yet popular part of Gold Coast nightlife. Escape to the calmer side of a typical Gold Coast night as you set up your luxurious tent amidst a forest and around a serene water body. From fine wine to fire-cooked food and bewitching settings, glamping experiences cater to the preferences of travellers of all age groups. Hang out with your loved ones as you soak in the freshness and tranquillity of your Gold Coast glamping surroundings.

6. Embark on the Glow Worm Night Tour: Organised at Springbrook National Park, the Glow Worm Night tour is among the best experiences if you are curious about what to do in Gold Coast at night. Walk through the ancient lush rainforests of the park as you spot unique nocturnal creatures during your expedition. The main highlight is the Natural Bridge Cave, which lights up like a starry sky at night courtesy of the glow worms. The cave is renowned to be home to the largest population of glow worms in Australia and is a real hit with kids and adults alike. And if these stars inside a cave aren’t enough, an actual stargazing experience awaits once you end your glow worm night tour.

7. Visit Paradise Country (overnight): Witness the rural charm of Paradise Country, which is one of the best places to visit in Gold Coast at night for families with kids. Feel the joys of glamping as you pitch up eco-tents that even include special bunks for kids, and set up campfires. What makes the affair unique is the farm life experience, as at Paradise Country overnight tour kids can meet indigenous animals like kangaroos while adults get to indulge in wine tasting and grape stomping. From feeding farm animals to activities like milking cows and collecting eggs, explore the fun and excitement of camp life with the Paradise Country overnight experience.

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Which are the best clubs in Gold Coast?

Clubbing is your answer to what to do in Gold Coast at night, as the clubs are where the land of parties and wild nightlife comes alive. From sipping on uniquely refreshing cocktails to dancing to the best beats, enjoy an unforgettable night out with your friends. Head to the underground Melba’s on the Park and Cocktails Nightclub or the flashy The Avenue and the Platinum Nightclub for the best dancing experience. If you’re looking for a more premier experience, head to the high-end Vanity Nightclub, Sin City, Underground Nightclub, or Elsewhere. The ultimate glam establishments of Surfer’s Paradise include Love Nightlife and The Bedroom.

Which are the best night markets in Gold Coast?

1. Miami Marketta Street Food: Among the most popular places to visit in Gold Coast at night is the Miami Marketta Street Food, which opens on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Relish meals, snacks, desserts, and beverages at one of Gold Coast’s oldest street food markets.

2. The Village Market: Open to the public on the first and third Sundays of each month, The Village Market is an unmissable part of Gold Coast nightlife. From live local music and delicious food to arts and fashion stalls, explore over 100 stalls here.

3. Chinatown Street Markets: Discover Gold Coast’s best Asian food at the food stalls of Chinatown Street Markets, which opens on the first Saturday of every month till November and offers merchandise, street décor, music, and traditional entertainment.

4. Night Quarter Markets: One of the most popular things to do in Gold Coast at night is exploring the food stalls and boutiques of NightQuarter Markets. Witness Australia’s lively music culture here every Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 10 PM.

5. Burleigh Bazaar Night Market: A night of drinking, mouth watering food, shopping and live music awaits you and your friends at Burleigh Bazaar Night Market, a staple of Gold Coast nightlife. Spend your Friday and Saturday nights at this vibrant hub of entertainment.

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