35 Places to Visit in Gold Coast, Tourist Places & Attractions

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Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park is well known for its natural environment and furthermore for its immaculate mountains, strolling tracks, birdlife, antiquated trees, and rainforests. It lies on the Plateau of Lamington, Queensland fringe, Australia which is spread over 51,000 sections of land. Lamington National Park is home to more than 180 species, some of which are about to go extinct. 

The National Park is 30 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean and is built 3000 feet above sea level. It is constituted with two segments that are Binna Burra and the Green Mountains. Green Mountain stands on the Western Lamington plateau area, known as O’Reilly, a major natural attraction of Australia. On the other hand, Binna Burra is a mountain lodge, situated in the midst of the national park, surrounded by all kinds of flora and fauna. It is the first Ecolodge to be established in Australia.

The park is famous for hiking and bird watching. In addition to these, the tourists come here for bushwalking camping, for a picnic with friends and family. Along with nature retreat, the park also offers many activities such as mountain biking and cycling, four-wheel driving, horse riding, fishing, rock climbing, and more such activities. The National Park was featured in the Australian National Heritage List in 2007 and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
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Tamborine Mountain
Right behind the city of Gold coast on a quaint escarpment, about 62 km from Brisbane in Australia sits the gorgeous Tamborine Mountain. It is one of the most tourist-friendly spots in the world. The name Tamborine mountain is given to both the actual mountainous structure that has been formed as a result of lava output from Mount warning, a nearby volcano, and the many small towns and villages that lie along a narrow 8 km ridge of the mountain’s foothills. 

One of the primary reasons for the Tamborine mountain being a holiday attraction for both tourists and locals alike is that it is one of the greenest and calmest places in Australia. It is known for offering people the opportunity to escape the busy streets of the city while also being relatively close to it.

The deep volcanic soils of the mountain sit 550 m above the sea level and create excellent conditions for exotic flora and fauna. The subtropical climate of the hill is pleasant with appropriate rainfall throughout the year. If for nothing else, tourists visit the mountain just to have a look at the fantastic variety of plants and animals living in the region.

With some gorgeous waterfalls, beautiful botanic gardens, and walking trails, Tamborine mountains offer tourists a host of choices when it comes to activities. The view from the mountain and the surrounding highlands is equally appealing, for a bird’s eye view of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Mount Warning are seldom available elsewhere.

For the residents of this slightly rural area, several facilities are available including ambulances, schools and recreational means. As a tourist, you are sure to love the rustic yet modern outlook of the region.
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Burleigh Heads
Australia's Gold Coast is the buzzing city, the favorite to Surfers ideal for a thrilling holiday with festivals, golden beaches, nightlife, theme parks and more. Burleigh is famous for its surf beaches and point breaks and its laid back atmosphere. The beachside town, Burleigh possesses a charm of its own, a beach culture with plenty of activities. Strolling along a promenade lined with the Norfolk Island pines and taking in sounds and beauty of Burleigh has been a favorite of tourists ever since.

Alfresco dining at the cafes or restaurants next to the beach or surfing the lifesaving clubs have so much to offer. Local shops take care of the shopping needs with the shopping centers located within easy reach. The James Street with boutiques as well as and other shopping and dining options is mesmerizing for shopaholic souls as well as non-shopaholics.

 Location: It is bordered by the breathtaking Miami Beach and Palm Beach and the mountains reaching the Gold Coast.
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Warner Bros. Movie World
The Gold Coast has been the premier holiday destination of Australia and Gold Coast Tourist Attractions include Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, and Sea World Resort. If you have been wondering how to find daily show timings at movie world, you ought to know that every visitor is handed a map of the park and list of show times as soon as one enters the park. It is recommended the children under 14 years of age be accompanied by any adult. At the Warner Bros Movie World ‘Parent Swap’ has been introduced that is offered to friends, guardians or parents who may have a child unable or very frightened to go up on a ride. With the Parent Swap one person enjoys the ride while another waits with a child. When the first individual is done with their ride the second, goes to the queue front and enjoys the ride, minimizing delays. Visiting the Warner Bros Movie Park can never be a disappointment.

Location: Located on the Pacific Motorway on Gold Coast, Queensland. The best time to visit would be during holidays specifically before Christmas and during 1-7pm.
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White Water World
White Water World is a spectacular water park in Australia, alluring tourists from all over the world with its thrilling water slides and roller coaster rides. It is part of Dreamworld, the biggest theme park in Australia. Situated in Gold Coast in the Coomera suburb, the water park was opened in 2006. The main attraction of the park are the three slide towers where you can enjoy Australia's biggest water slides.

Spread over an area of 9.9 acres of land, White Water World hosts about 10 exciting water rides, a large wave pool along with two areas especially for children. The toddlers and kids can even meet some of their favourite fictional cartoon characters inside the park. All the rides follow the theme of Australian beaches which makes them even more attractive to the locals as well as tourists from abroad. Currently, White Water World has been denoted as the most efficient water park essentially due to its effective water management and environment friendly procedures and technologies. Also during the winters, the water is heated to avoid the riders from being chilled out of the cold. 

The exhilarating water rides attract millions of visitors every year, who enjoy spending an entire day at the park. Other than the rides, there are numerous food and beverage outlets, retail stores and a venue for conducting events. So, if you really want to go wild with the adrenaline push rides then do not forget to add a visit to the White Water World park in your bucket list.
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Among the many attractions that lure people to Gold Coast, a visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary makes it to the top of the itinerary. Encased in around 27 hectares of protected rainforest, it is not less than a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife buffs. This wildlife sanctuary is a non-profit organization that has been enriching and replenishing biodiversity and wildlife at a rapid speed since the last seventy years. 

You can spot here a prolific variety of birds, reptiles, insects, and mammals. It offers an unrivalled opportunity to watch the native species of animals in their natural bushland setting. The best thing about this wildlife sanctuary is that you can have an interactive session with the birds and animals that you haven’t even heard of before.

You can hand-feed the kangaroos, cuddle up with a koala and get up close with the crocodiles and fishes here. You can also spot the koalas curled up in the trees, pelicans lying by the lake, wallaby and kangaroo feeding, and a hungry skippy looking for food here. 

If you’re someone who is not just happy wandering along the well-marked paths and gazing at the wildlife species, then you can even take part in the adrenaline pumping tree-top challenge course here. A wildlife hospital is also located in the sanctuary to ensure the good health of the wildlife species.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has recently added a new section to its vast expanse known as the Lost Valley. Here you can collect information about the supercontinent of Gondwana, and you can witness here distinct species of flora and fauna.
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Famous for surfing in the lovely beaches and parks, Broad Beach or ‘Broadie’ is all ready to jail the visitors from all over the world. A place full of exciting things to do, it has street artists, shopping malls,five star hotels and the list is almost endless. You may fall short of time but not things to do. So, make a long, long list before you head towards Gold Coast’s exciting beach, the Broad Beach. Being a suburb in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, it has all the razzle dazzle that the visitors would get attracted to. The 24x7 lounges, restaurants, casino bars, and shows is all you need to make your trip a memorable one. Well, the activities to do here can never end. You can shop, eat, surf, walk in the gardens, watch the exhibition.
 Highlights: Art and Craft Markets, Jupiter Hotels and Casinos, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.
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Purling Brook Falls
Purling Brook Falls is one of the largest falls in Gold Coast and is one of the major tourist’s attractions in Gold Coast. The gorgeous falls and the surrounding vistas is a sight to behold. The Purling Brook Falls Lookout is a smaller and easier trail to follow with beautiful landscape and abundant flora and fauna. The Purling Brook Falls Circuit is a 4 km journey that starts form Gwongorella picnic area and takes you through the dense eucalyptus forest from where you can descend to the base of the waterfall. From there you will climb through the rainforest to reach back the starting point.

Highlights: Do not forget to book an appointment with the Springbrook Observatory to watch the mysteries of night sky through powerful telescopes. Also, visit the largest glow worm colonies of Australia.

Location: Located at the centre of Springbrook National Park, a World Heritage Site. 
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Wet 'n' Wild
Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast happens to be a water park situated in Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland. The water park is owned and operated by the village roadshow theme parks and is one of the most popular water parks in Queensland.

This is for the reason that, in the year 2009 it has received almost 1,095,000 visitors, which made it rank first in Australia and eighth in the whole world. The park was opened for public in the year 1984. The park remains open for visitors all over the year with heated water in the winter season.

There are four water pools, seventeen different water slides for adults, and two specially constructed places for children inside the park. Some of the major attractions of the Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast are Kamikaze, Tornado, Blackhole, AquaLoop, Buccaneer Bay, Calypso Beach, Constrictor, Flowrider, and many more. 

A visit to the Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast will not only impress you by its amazing world-class water park facilities, but it will also delight your taste buds with various types of mouth watering delicacies in its in house eateries Bombora Burger Bar, Oasis Ice Cream Parlour, Snack Shack, and Go Frozen" Frozen Coke Bar.

Finally yet importantly, to keep the memoirs alive all the time, you can opt to go for souvenir shopping and take some of the collectibles that will keep the memory of this trip to the park alive all through your life.
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Surfers Paradise
Located in the suburbs of Queensland, Australia, Surfers paradise is the promised land of urban sundry surrounded by tall buildings and a wide surf beach. The high rise buildings of Surfers paradise are well recognized as the skyline of Queensland. With the best mall in the Kernel, the Cavill Mall', Surfers paradise is a beautiful spot for tourists to relish.

Surfers paradise is the home of 20,000 Australians. The 'Cavill Mall' is the bosom of the city which authentically blends the Australian culture with the tourist through its exotic Australian cuisine and nightlife. Surfers Paradise is recognized as the soul of Queensland, particularly because of the comportment of the wide surd beach. Tourists from all over the world, visit the place to relish this colossal destination. The great Surfers paradise festival, is celebrated every year in the month of March or April to celebrate the exuberant beauty of Gold coast's authentic cuisine, fashion, artistic production and craft, culture and local music.

Location: Surfers Paradise is situated in the suburbs area of Gold coast in the Queensland, Australia.

Price: Entry to Surfers paradise is free of monetary value. Only the festival time charges $15 to $25 as an entry fee.

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The Gold Coast is the city with numerous districts, Surfers Paradise ideal for sightseeing, dining, nightlife and holidaying. Dreamworld is a very popular theme park located on the Gold Coast at Queensland. Needless to mention over and again, it is the largest theme park in Australia with more than 40 joy rides and quality attractions, including the five thrilling roller coasters. Screamworld, as it has been named, includes thrill rides and children's rides to make the evenings memorable. Dreamworld has broken up into series of luxurious themed areas with anextensive collection of shows, rides, shops and quality attractions. From the entrance one gets to see the: Main Street, the Town of Gold Rush, the Rocky Hollow, the Dreamworld Corroboree, the Wiggles World, the River town, the Tiger Island, the DreamWorks Experience and finally the Ocean Parade.

 Ideal time to visit: As Gold Coast always packs a punch throughout the year; it does not matter when you're going. Unlimited entry to Dreamworld, Skypoint Observation Deck or Whitewater world for 1, 7 or even 21 consecutive days begin at $85, $89 and $95 respectively.

 Location: Dreamworld spanning over 30 hectares is located in the South East of Queensland at the north end of Gold Coast, on Pacific Hwy, 17kms north from the Surfers Paradise and 48kms south from Brisbane.
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Sea World
Sea World is one of the many amazing attractions of Australia and is located in Gold Coast, Queensland. It is comprised of an Oceanarium, Marine Mammal park, and Theme Park. Sea World is a goblet full of unmatched fun and adventure that includes exciting rides, animal exhibits, and many other entertaining attractions. 

The main aim of the Sea World is to promote animal conservation by educating, rescuing, and rehabilitating the injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife and marine life. The main attractions of Sea World include interacting with Dolphins, Penguin Encounter, SpongeBob Parade Pants, Action-packed Jet Stunt Extreme, Fish Detective Show, and many more.

Visitors can interact with dolphins at Sea World’s Dolphin Breeding Program. The program allows the guests to pet the dolphins, see them doing acrobatics, applaud them, and make friends with these beautiful intelligent water creatures. The Penguin Encounter program allows you to get close and observe the beautiful Antarctic Penguins. 

The Sea World is also home to Sharks, Polar Bears, Sea Lions, and many other animals. The Sea World not only offers incredible experiences with marine and wildlife but also offers great shopping and dining opportunities throughout the massive park. 

Sea World in true sense is a complete fun-filled package for the entire family, making it one of the most memorable and enjoyable day visits at Gold Coast. From children to teenagers to adults, the sea World is sure to add a splash of joy and happiness and give a thrilling experience.
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Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta is the original street food market on the Gold Coast and is simply a blend of various nationalities. Located in the beautiful coastal suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, it attracts a lot of people through its scrumptious dining, dynamic lively music, incredible atmosphere and eccentric entertainment. With seating for over 650 people at any given time, the street food dining area here is extremely international and also known for its extravagant music.

With over 25 vendors from assorted nationalities, Miami Marketta Street Food is a heavenly place for both tourists and locals. It is truly a family-oriented dining service which even includes a designated play area for kids to satisfy their entertainment through arts and crafts. Also available for private hire, the Miami Marketta frequently hosts extensive concerts, poetry slams and various other events. It is open to the public three days a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The timings and the number of vendors, however, differ from day to day. This outdoor dining experience also has four on-site bars that serve boutique wines, organically Australian brewed beer and their exceptional cocktails. Miami Marketta is also the first-ever street food hub in the entire Gold Coast that hosts independent artists and local musicians.

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Tallebudgera Creek
Paradise lies waiting for you at Tallebudgera, which is one of Queensland’s unspoiled waterways and best known for its fizzy creek in Australia, surrounded by the Burleigh Heads National Park. You can head for the place if you love swimming, camping, kayaking, and more.

The Echo Beach towards the north is the perfect spot to take a cool dip on a hot, summer day. This part of the creek is usually peaceful and quiet and you can swim anywhere down the river. Tallebudgera Creek is also known for ‘good fishing’ as the ancient Aboriginals used to call this place.

Flathead, small barracuda, mangrove jacks, bream, and whiting are some of the common fish varieties found in the Creek. The major attractions of Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park include the three outdoor swimming pools, beach campground, and self-parking at no cost.

This campground is so much admired that families return to this coveted tourist destination in Queensland every summer. The camping ground is very very touristy and therefore vacationers return every summer to claim their most desirable spot at Tallebudgera Creek seated on the edge of this scenic estuary. 

If you would like to stay here, the Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park has comfortable accommodations close by with flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee makers, microwaves, and housekeeping facilities. There are amusement options for the guests staying at the luxurious hotels, where you can play at the outdoor tennis court, spend time near the kid’s pool, and even get easy access to the Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park playground. 

The Creek waters are calm and balmy, and tourists looking for some thrill or adventure need to take a walk towards the Tallebudgera Beach close for sea surfing. For a taste of Tallebudgera Creek coast, visit the Club Talle or Tallebudgera Surf Lifesaving Club for a sumptuous meal with your loved ones.
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Currumbin Beach
Currumbin a coastal suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is another major tourist attraction. With a population of around 2,785, it has the iconic Currumbian Wildlife Sanctuary that hails tourists all over the world. The major attraction why people would love to come over here is the Swell Sculpture Festival that is held along the Oceanway between Currumbin Creek and Elephant Rock. This festival is famous for the Artwork that is displayed on private and public places across the Gold Coast region. Exotic animals like fish at the Haley Park, mother seal and pup along the Oceanway, pelicans along Currumbin Creek’s bank, and a horse in the park at Broad beach can be found here. Also, there is a metal goddess within Reedy Creek’s subdivision accompanied by a ship on Danger Point.

Swell Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast Titans Club, and Gold Coast Rugby League, The Bin Short Film Festival.
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Glow Worm Caves

The Glow worm caves in Gold Coast are a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors mainly due to its unique natural features. The Glow worm caves are a man made beauty, constructed in a naturalistic style, complete with stalagmites, flowstones and stalactites.

These caves have been built with the purpose to provide a near natural habitat for the local glow worms of the variety, Arachnocampa Flava. A guided tour takes visitors through the glow worm alley, visible to the onlooker under a red torchlight, and the man made rocks, where photographs can be taken. Visitors also get a chance to purchase various merchandise related to the tour at the souvenir shop located outside the caves.

The caves were thrown open to the general audience in March 2005, before which, construction work in the cave was up in 2004. The caves are designed with complete control systems, which collect insects for the worms and also maintain the level of moisture and humidity within the caves. 
The caves are designed so that it is possible to visit them at any time of the year.

The experience of taking a stroll inside one of these caves is a unique one that tourists can get only at select places in Australia. A guided tour to these caves takes no longer than one hour, and this makes it a perfect fun activity that you can enjoy with kids and elders as well, making it the perfect family outing destination.

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Cavill Avenue Mall
At the heart of the Surfer’s Paradise lies the best nightlife and shopping avenue of the Gold Coast – The Cavill Avenue Mall. It is the fun and leisure centre of the Surfer’s Paradise, with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs as well as some of the best food joints. The avenue is a place where you can see some of the incredible live music performances.

Highlights: The Cavill Avenue Mall houses some of the best restaurants that offer a wide array of mouth watering cuisines from all over the world. The close by streets is the major attraction of the Cavill Avenue Mall. The street has some of the best night clubs, tattoo shops and economical yet incredible food.

Location: The Cavill Avenue Mall is located in Surfer’s Paradise and is just a little more than hour an hour’s drive from Gold Coast International Airport.

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Robina Town Shopping Centre
Shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre will be a very exciting affair for you. With more than three hundred and fifty shops and food joints, this Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre defines luxury shopping and dine-in. From fashion to departmental stores, you can find almost everything in the Shopping Centre.

Highlights: Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax at the Food Atrium. After shopping enjoy the latest movie on the comfortable chairs of the Events Cinema. You can also spend some fun time at AMF Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish. Finish your day with a delicious meal from one of the beautiful lakeside restaurants of The Promenade.

Location: The Robina Town Shopping Centre is located next to M1 Motorway. It is less than a kilometre away from Queensland Rail Robina Station. The free shuttle service from the Centre is operational on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Timing: 9.00am - 5.30pm
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Kurrawa Beach
Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

 Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
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Coolangatta Beach
The southernmost suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is the Coolangatta Beach having a population of 5,193. It shares its economy with its neighboring twin town Tweed Heads situated in New South Wales. The Gold Coast Airport has some of the runway crossing the border into New South Wales The delicious food served by the clubs and the restaurants of the holiday region at the Coolangatta Beach includes local seafood that tastes amazing. The Tweed River supports the fishing fleet of the region and the Greenmount Hill offers a perfect spot for swimming. It is connected to Rainbow Bay from where a point named the Point Danger can easily be reached. Coolangatta has worldclass oceanfront hotels, clubs, restaurants, and much more for the entertainment of visitors. The famous Twin Towns Services Club serves as the home to various international as well as local acts.

 Highlights: Tweed Heads New Year’s Festival.
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WhiteWater World
Introduced by Dreamworld, the WhiteWater World isn’t yet an ordinary water park – it is a water ride park which features the extreme waterslides on the planet with lovely family oriented and friendly attractions. WhiteWater World pays homage to Australian surf culture, and it is the first Australian park where one gets to experience four hottest waterslides. With thrilling water rides one gets to enjoy the newly featured games and rides and other attractions such as the ‘The BRO” or 'Triple Vortex’, the first eight-lane octopus racer of the world or even the 'Super Tubes Hydro Coaster' - the intense water rollercoaster; 'The Green Room' a funnel ride; 'The Rip' which is the biggest gurgler; or 'The Temple of Huey' and 'The Cave of Waves' that allows you to witness the surging 1.5 meter waves. Children and adults can also enjoy, play and splash at Wiggle Bay, with sprays, toddler rides, and water pianos!

Location: WhiteWater World is situated in the South East of Queensland at the northern end of Gold Coast, on Pacific Hwy, about 17kms north of Surfers Paradise and about 48kms south of Brisbane. The best time to visit would be during autumn and spring.
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Being a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Surfer’s Paradise beach is built on a completely energetic and electric scene. Having a population of 19,668, it is world famous for international events, pumping atmosphere, and nightlife venues. Also, it has many high-rise apartments and a wide beach for surfing. The most amazing feature of this beach that hails tourists from all over the world is the Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids that is specifically designed to develop goodwill with the trippers. The Cavill Mall is the biggest shopping precinct of the area accompanied by the Cavill  Avenue, which is the busiest shopping strip in Queensland and the main center of activity for exciting nightlife. It can be said that this beach is the tourist and entertainment hub of Gold Coast as it offers many facilities of fun and frolic.

Highlights: Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids.
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Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre is a must visit place in Gold Coast for a full day family fun and shopping spree. The shopping centre has more than two hundred outlets of some of the most celebrated brands across the world. Apart from that, the shopping centre also houses some of the best restaurants to tantalize your taste buds. From fresh produce to homewares, fashion to health & beauty, the shopping centre has almost everything for your need. It is a popular place amongst both tourists and locals.

Highlights: Enjoy the one of its kind cinema experience at the Reading Cinemas in Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. There are fourteen big screens running the latest blockbusters. If you wish to experience the exclusive luxury and comfortable environment, the Gold Lounge has two separate cinemas with bar and dining.

Timing: On most days the centre is open from 9.00am to 5.30pm
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Skypoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint Observation Deck is Australia's one and only beachside with an observation deck. Rising 230 meters in the sky, SkyPoint is among the Gold Coast’s popular attractions and is a destination worth a visit for locals as well as visitors. It provides a 360-degree panoramic view which stretches from surf the hinterland and beyond and provides the ideal location for its visitors to experience an unforgettable Gold Coast shimmering skyline or take views of Brisbane to the Byron Bay. SkyPoint Observation Deck thus is on the list of must-see places for Gold Coast visitors. With its unrivaled 360 degrees view from coast to hinterland, mini-theatrette, and feature zones along with the amazing displays providing the entire needed information, one can plan the holiday hit list without any hassle. During the night, SkyPoint Observation Deck can be seen to transforms into a high altitude and chic lounge bar with pleasing music.

 Location: SkyPoint Observation Deck located on the Levels 77 and 78 of Q1 Building at Surfers Paradise. The one-time entry starts at $24 while day and night admission is priced at $19.
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Greenmount Beach
The Gold Coast has some of the most incredible and popular beaches. Greenmount Beach is one such idyllic beach, characterized by warm white sand and pristine water. The beach is separated from the Coolangatta beach by the coastal head called Greenmount Point. Most of the time, the waves here are gentle, making it ideal for surfing and swimming. Several trails can be taken to enjoy a beach walk. You can take the trail to steer towards the Greenmount Hill to reach Point Danger which is a good place to enjoy whale watching.

Highlights: Greenmount Beach Surf is located at the southern corner where you can enjoy refreshing drinks. Grab a delicious meal at the Rainbow Bay, overlooking the picturesque beach with lapping waves and warm sand.

The beach starts at the eastern end of Coolangatta Beach, at the suburb of Coolangatta, south of Gold Coast.

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Natural Bridge
Located in the south west of Gold Coast, Natural Bridge is in the local government area of South East of Queensland, Australia. The name has been derived from a rock arch in Springbrook National Park and through this arch flows a tributary of the river Nerang. Situated at the southern extent of the Nerang River Valley, Natural Bridge sits between Binna Bura and Springbook Plateau in the Scenic Rim Region. On the western side, it is guarded within Lamington National Park and is dotted with waterfalls, peaks, as well as lookouts that rise above 1,100 meters. A community based camp is run by the Police Citizens Youth Club as an initiative by the community group accommodation centre. Species like cascade tree frog, sooty owl, koala, green cat birds, paradise rifle birds, etc. can be seen in the springbook national park.

Highlights: the nocturnal tour of microbats and glow-worms, walking, bird watching.
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Boat Tours
If you wish to enjoy the serene water of Gold Coast in a relaxing environment with a glass of drink and family and friend, the best way to do it is to take a luxury boat tour. There are innumerable boat tours that are operational in the Gold Coast to let you experience the sultry tropical ambience, swimming in the balmy water and interact with the abundant seal life. Enjoy the sumptuous lunch while trailing on the beautiful azure water.

Highlights: Many of these boat tours offer you a range of water activities including dolphin feeding, whale watching, snorkelling, kayaking, and sand tobogganing etc. It is excellent opportunity for those who want to enjoy their time at a quiet pace.You can also explore the islands and parklands with their unique shopping centres, art galleries and restaurants.

Location: The boat tours are operational at multiple locations across the Gold Coast.

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Miami/Nobby Beach
Located at the southern end of Gold Coast, Australia, Miami Beach is clean and sandy, offering the tourists an excellent place for picnic and barbeque. There is no denying the fact that it would be the most preferable holiday choice for the families. There is a playground for the kids for their amusement and fun. Like any other beach, surfing and swimming are the never-ending activities at the Miami Beach.
The famous Pizzey Park is another attraction why visitors would love this place, which is a 5 star Olympic training pool of great Australian swimmers like Hackett. This beach does not lag behind when it comes to recreational activities. You can go shopping, surfing, swimming, or just walk around the beach side. In addition, there are cafes, restaurants, bars that provide excelling dining facilities making it a complete package of fun and joy. Highlights: shopping outlet, restaurants, café, Ocean Beach Tourist Park.
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G: link

G: link
Also famous by the name Gold Coast Light Rail, G: link is the light rail system serving the city of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is a 13-kilometer 16-station line connecting the Broad Beach and the Gold Coast University Hospital. It contains 14 air-conditioned trams each having a capacity to carry 309 passengers. These trams have ample of space for prams as well as wheelchairs and include surfboard racks feature. It operates every 7.5 minutes at peak times. The time that it operates is from 5 am to midnight on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends i.e. Friday and Saturday nights. The G: Link route takes the tourists to some of the major attractions of Gold Coast like Southport CBD, Griffith University, New Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pacific Fair, and Broadwater Parklands.

 Highlights: air-conditioned trams, space for prams and wheelchairs, covering destinations of Gold Coast.
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Snapper Rocks
A small rocky perforation on the northern side of the Point Danger, Snapper Rocks is situated at the southern end of Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast. It is counted as the most popular surf beach of Gold Coast as it has appropriate conditions for board riders. The amazing Quicksilver pro surfing tour takes place at the Snapper Rocks beach every year and visitors from all over the world gather here in large and large numbers and fulfill their love for surf sports. This place is best for the surfer’s at the time of south-easterly swell due to its super clean waves and the best barrels of the Gold Coast region. Another famous thing here that attracts the tourists every year is the Super-Bank, a well-known man made surf break, letting the surfers to catch a wave to the Coolangatta Beach.

Highlights: Quicksilver pro surfing tour, Super Bank.
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The Rockpools
Situated in the heart of the city Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Then Rockpools is a famous children’s water park of Gold Coast. It is exactly located in the south port of the Gold Coast having attractions like large playground for kids, jumping pillow, and much more like a man made creek and water jets. Ample of parking space is available at the Broadwater Parklands, which is situated at the traffic lights and intersecting point of Marine Parade and Nind Street in Southport. In addition, here is a pay and display car park, which is available at very affordable prices. The Rockpools can be used for free and for the safety of the visitors, lifeguards are at service. Basic utilities like toilets and changing facilities are available as well. Other facilities like Boardwalk, Barbeques, Picnic tables, scooter facility, showers, disability toilets are also an added consideration.

 Highlights: Rockpool Café.
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Main Beach
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The alluring Main beach is located at the Northern end of the Gold coast and has become one of the most-visited beaches there. It is known as the Main beach because it was considered the main beach for surfing to the town of Southport. The beach is a treasure trove of a blend of new ideas and old elements which makes this place a beautiful hang-out for enthusiastic travelers.

One of the major highlights of the beach is the presence of Pavillion 34 which is a casual beach cafe replete with a lot of delicacies like pineapple fritters, fish and chips and a lot more. You will find a lot of vintage memories and photographs which will help you understand what the Main beach was in the olden times.

The bathing pavilion is located adjacent to the Southport Surf club which was established in 1936. In the peak season, the Main beach becomes extremely popular among surfers as it has an open shore break. The Main beach provides a great experience for those who want to sit here with peace and also for adventure lovers.

It also has a large strip of land devoted to cafes, bars, and pubs with classy restaurants to fire up your night. If you want to fill your shopping bags, then you can wander towards the Southport Spit and discover some cool items you can own. To explore and delve into the niceties of Modern and traditional Gold Coast and its adjoining towns, this beach sure presents a golden opportunity for travel-lovers and influencers. 
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Mermaid Beach
Mermaid Beach is a suburb in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia that lies next to the Broad Beach. There is a perfect blend of dining options for the visitors ranging from Asian to Australian cuisines. It has three fantastically themed 18-hole courses at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. Not only this, there are waterways, jungle trail, and much more. Here you can encounter exotic animals, experience water rides, conquer motorized experiences, and have the times of your life. The accommodation options available at the Mermaid Beach are many. The top on the list are Caravan Parks, apartments, Hedge’s Avenue, Millionaire’s Row, and also there are certain beachfront properties where visitors can reside during their trip. The things to do list at this beach is not a short one as well. Highlights: You can play mini golf at the Putt Putt Golf Course, play Jungle trail, fun run, or eat at BSKT café.
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16 February 2020
We chose jet ski and flyboarding option on this tour and are very happy with the experience. Flying above the waters and in the middle of beautiful views added a cherry to the cake. Thank you thrillophilia for providing Gold Coast water sports combo ticket at cheap prices
16 February 2020
60 metres above the ground gave me chills. The instructor was very good and he gave me all the necessary information. After he helped me wear all the safety gears, I was confident. I am glad I was able to do it and I am glad I choose this.
16 February 2020
Adventurous zipline and too above most beautiful views, it was a perfect combination. Going above the greenery at a great speed and winds blowing on my face refreshed me. Gold Coast canyon flyer zipline tour was better than perfect.
16 February 2020
The driver was very friendly and he helped us reach the airport without letting us miss the flights. It was a budget transfer option that we could choose and value for money as well. The vehicle was clean and air-conditioned. Thanks to the driver and thrillophilia
16 February 2020
Shared Gold Coast airport transfers was a comfortable and convenient package. We did not have to worry about being transferred to the hotel as the driver was at the right time. Would recommend this over taxis
16 February 2020
Alex took care of me while I was surfing. He was so friendly and knowledgable and helped me learn from scratch. He even showed us his skills which were amazing. I would recommend beginner surf experience in Gold Coast to all.
16 February 2020
Being a beginner I was worried about availing this tour at first. But Thrillophilia did what it promised. I was so excited when the experience started. I could learn the basics of surfing and show off my moves to all. Thank you Thrillophilia for this package.
16 February 2020
It was a thrilling time. From booking tickets to availing it everything was very easy. This was my first time and at first I was scared but then I I started to get the hold of it, I enjoyed it throughly.
16 February 2020
this experience in Gold Coast was one the most memorable . Driving a jetski gave me goosebumps and being an advance one, we could do so many things. At that moment I could feel the adventure reaching at max level.
16 February 2020
The ground staff which helped us throughout this package was super friendly and supportive. We enjoyed thoroughly and had a great overall experience. I personally liked parasailing and will recommend to all the travellers.

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