The parascender generally has little or no control over the parachute. The sport started developing during the early 80's. The first international competition was held during the mid 80’s and continues to this day. The major drawback is that it is highly unregulated. Gold coast is famous for Parasailing and the cost incurred is around $88.00 for one person. It can be availed throughout the year.
The first and most popular is a & quot;sit down", in which the rider uses the watercraft by mainly sitting down and it typically holds two or more people. Paradise Jet Boating is one of the famous activities on the Gold Coast. The cost of jet boating varies from $50 for children to $69 for adults. It can be performed throughout the year.
Must experience: Kayak and Pilates and explore canals, for an experience that appeals to all senses, feeding both the mind and the body with fresh air, beauty, fitness workout and fun. One may escape to explore canals for a relaxing experience and treating oneself with refreshing health drinksor protein balls.
Top places to Kayak on the gold coast: Karalee Bend where entry is free, Lake Cooroibah, Lake MacDonald, Wavebreak Island, Beachmere, Coomera Island, Currumbin Creek, Four Mile Creek, Pumicestone Passage North and Tinchi Tamba Wetlands
Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
The four identifiable areas in the main sanctuary comprise of three on the eastern side of the highway: original sanctuary site on south of Tomewin Street, reserve lands around Flat Rock Creek, picnic ground and car park on the north of Tomewin Street and an area of land on the west of Gold Coast Highway, popular as the Western Reserve. A tunnel under highway links eastern and western sides of the sanctuary.
Things to do: Catch the free flight bird show and go on the absolutely eco-friendly Segway Safari or visit the wildlife hospital and visit the sanctuary market. The best time to visit is in end of October and from 11 onwards.
Visit Springbrook National Park
Location: Gold Coast hinterland 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise and about 1.5 hours away from Brisbane.
Things to do: Walking tracks, picnic, guided tours and long walks, View wildlife and Horse riding.
Top ten fishing locations in Gold Coast are Pine Lake, The Broadwater Parklands jetty, The Sand pumping Jetty, Jumpinpin, Tweed River, Seaway, Paradise point Foreshore, Deep hole, Crusoe Island, Tippler’s passage. According to the types of fish available there it is possible to carry on fishing across the year.
hot air ballooning
During these times of day, the winds are considerably light and make it easier for launching and landing of the balloons. The sport can be dangerous due to the excessive speed that it takes during landing or mid-air collisions which might lead the balloon to collapse. The cost of hot air ballooning in gold coast depends upon the duration of the ride, from $230 for half an hour to $279 for one hour.
Snorkeling is one of the popular recreational activities, especially around tropical resort locations. The foremost appeal is the opportunity to take a glimpse of underwater life in a natural setting, without any usage of complicated equipment and training which are generally required for scuba diving. It attracts people of all ages because of the little effort required. September to April is the best time for snorkeling in gold coast, however it can be availed throughout the year. Famous snorkeling sites are Tangalooma Wrecks, Shelving Beach, Chalkies Beach and Langford Beach.
Modern militaries and armies use parachuting for the deployment of airborne forces. It is also used by special operations forces. Occasionally, forest firefighters also use parachuting in order to rapidly insert themselves in case of forest fires, especially in remote or areas which are generally inaccessible. Tandem Beach and Kirra Beach are famous for sky diving in the gold coast.
white water rafting
The activity developed as a leisure sport has during the mid-1970s, and it evolved from one single individual paddling a 10 feet (3.0 m) raft with a double-bladed paddle to multi-person rafts, which are propelled by single-bladed paddles and are steered by a tour guide around the stern. It is considered to be an extreme kind of sport, and can prove to be fatal. The best times for rafting in gold coast are the month of April and May. Cost of rafting varies from $100 to $200 in gold coast.
Location: Tourists get to experience this in Tamborine National Park and Thunderbird Park among the many, stretching over 112 hectares on the Tamborine Mountain, Australia.
Gold Coast provides the ideal experiences to Stare with wonderment at colorful coral of Great Barrier Reef as already mentioned, take some awesome selfies with reef fish or Swim with huge Turtles. Best places to scuba dive: South Wall Dive Area encompasses Sand Pipe, Short Pipe, and Eagle Ray Cleaning Station. The South West Wall Dive Area with less flow of current and easy beach entry point, is an ideal for new divers. Wave Break Island Dive Area and South East Wall Dive Area are also the best.
Things to do: If you wish to enjoy sleeping under stars to thelull of waves crashing or enjoy the luxury of 'Glamping'; then it calls for camping! For a truly memorable camping adventure, opt fo 4WDingand heading to an incredible beach highway on Fraser, Moreton or the North Stradbroke Island. Or you may keep it low and camp how it is meant to be with tents, great food, quality time with family and friends and witness the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets,solitude or sit back and watch the local wildlife (or a kangaroo hopping by).
The most popular among the youth has been hiring caravans and parking at beautiful spots. Irrespective of which mode of camping you opt for, unlimited fun is guaranteed so do pack up the boardies and necessities to camp by the sea or enjoy the scenicbeauty from a rainforest or an outback camping ground. To camp on the gold coast, visit around end of April to May.
Stand Up Paddling
There are multiple modes of stand up paddling which includes flat water paddling, suitable for outdoor recreation, fitness as well as sightseeing. It is also suitable for racing on lakes, large rivers, canals and also for surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapid. It is used for SUP Yoga, and even fishing. Currumbin Creak Estuary, Tallebudgera Creek, Budds Beach and Cudgen Creek are few famous places in gold coast for the same.
Kart racing is considered to be the most economic form of motorsport, especially those available on four wheels. As a leisure activity it can be performed by anybody. Kingsford-smith Drive is a famous place in the gold coast for kart racing.Cost of kart racing is $20 for an hour and thus easily accessible to many.
Orbs can be of two types, harnessed and non-harnessed. Non-harness orbs are those that carry up to three riders, while the harness orbs carry one to two riders. David and Andrew Akers established the first Zorbing site in Rotorua, New Zealand. Pimpama is a famous place in gold coast for Zorbing. And it can be performed all round the year.
Ideal places to surf: If you are a surfing novice, then Gold Coast would definitely be an ideal place to learn surfing. If you’re not willing to venture far and outside the city, the Palm Beach will suit greatly. Southern points at the Kirra, the Rainbow bay beach, the Snapper Rocks and Duranbah combine to form ‘Superbank’ on Queensland or the New South Wales border. They are also considered to be the best surfing spots on Gold Coast.
The Superbank break tops the “must do” surf experiences for enthusiastic surfers. The Rainbow bay beach is ideal for learners and intermediate surfers. Situated further down near the border of New South Wales, Coolangatta Beach is for surfers wishing to hit powerhouse waves. The Duranbah Beach hosts professional and international surfing competitions. So, if you decide to surf, visit thegold coast to maximizing the surfing experience. Gold Coast enjoys surfing throughout the year; the best time to surf is from January to April.
Location: Located in Numinbah Valley 45 minutes from the wonderful Surfers Paradise is worth visiting. Horse riding can be done throughout the year. For a relaxing getaway,Tassiriki Ranch is another place for horse riding. Situated on North Coast of New South Wales, on east coast of Australia, just 75 minutes south of Gold Coast and short drive from Byron Bay, Ballina and Lennox Head, Tassiriki Ranch is in the middle of the best surfing beaches.
Other activities : national park walks, golfing, beach fishing, whale watching at times and boating.
Visit sea world gold coast
Activities: Catch the rides and attractions include Jet rescue- the newest roller coaster, Storm Coaster which is a Mack Rides Water Coaster, the Sea World Monorail System the first and foremost monorail system which permits guests to travel in-between three stations all through the park, the Viking's Revenge Flume Ride which is a popular water flume ride, Castaway Bay containing a kid’s area featuring a Sky Fortress, Sky Climb and Battle Boats and Beach Break Bay, a themed zone that features rides specifically designed for kids.
Catch some of the popular shows are Affinity, Fish detectives, SpongeBob square pants 3-d, Dora’s best friend’s adventure and so on. Marine attractions must not be missed include polar beer shores, penguin encounters, ray reef, shark bay, dolphin nursery pool, seal harbor and so on. Upcharges include sea world helicopters, sea world books, animal adventures, sea world cruises and so on. Thus, summarizing it, visit sea world gold coast to make memories of a lifetime.
Best time to visit: End of April to May and preferably on a weekday.
Visit Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast
The 'AquaLoop' slide cannot be missed for the gut-wrenching experience which it offers as the trapdoor gets released, sending the riders to plummet and accelerate into a vertical and massive free fall. The ultimate adrenaline rush comes with the Extreme H2O Zone and followed by the Blackhole, the Tornado, Kamikaze and Mach 5. General Ticket charge is about $64.00 while several discounts and advantages apply to groups purchasing more than 20 tickets.
Location: Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast is the famous water park located in Oxenford, Gold Coast.
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.
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.
Visit Skypoint Observation Deck
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.
Visit WarnerBros.Movie World
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.
Visit WhiteWater World
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.