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Activities in Gold Coast this Weekend

Currumbin Wildlife Centuary, Hot Air Ballooning Ride, Skypoint Observation Deck, Tamborine Mountain, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, iFLY Skydiving, Jet Boating, Natural Bridge, Stradbroke Islands, Dracula’s Cabaret, Helicopter Tour and many more.

One of the most popular destinations in Australia, the Gold Coast is known for its beautiful coastal line which stretches along the South East Queensland coast from Coolangatta to Southport. When looking for things to do in Gold Coast this weekend, you will find many activities and experiences for everyone to love. If you enjoy exploring wildlife, you can head over to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to many native and foreign animals. You can also take a Hot Air Ballooning Ride on the Gold Coast to look at the mesmerizing view of the city from a bird's point of view.

Gold Coast is known for its picturesque beaches where you can enjoy many Gold Coast activities this weekend. You can indulge in water activities such as snorkeling, jet boating, swimming, and also surfing. Escape the city to enjoy many Gold Coast weekend getaways and visit attractions such as the Stradbroke Islands, offering you a perfect day out with your loved ones.

Here is a list of the best things to do in Gold Coast this weekend:

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₹ 10,200 ₹ 6,521 per Adult

Activity Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Starting Time: 7:00 AM

Pick-up details: Round-trip transfers to and from your hotel

About Scuba Diving in Gold Coast:

Scuba dive in the pristine waters of Gold Coast, offering you a unique opportunity to discover the mysterious yet beautiful underwater world consisting of colorful marine life. This dive site is suitable for both professional and uncertified divers, especially because of the supportive PADI staff here. Get an adrenaline rush while swimming with beautiful fishes and witnessing coral reefs. 

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₹ 3,045 ₹ 2,101 per Senior

Activity Location: Elkhorn Ave & Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Activity Timings: 10:30 AM - 04:45 PM

Activity Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)

About Quack'r Duck Amphibious Tour In Gold Coast:

The Gold Coast is built around a complex system of twisting canals and waterways that might be challenging to explore on your own. In the Quack’rDuck Amphibious Tour throughout the region focuses on the city's attractions and landmarks. Drive through Surfers Paradise, Southport, and Main Beach in an amphibious bus, then dive into the waterways for a tour.

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₹ 5,449 ₹ 3,705 per Adult

Activity Duration: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes

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  • Monday to Sunday: 07:30 AM and 10:30 AM

Activity Location: Gold Coast, Australia


This amazing activity will leave you speechless. Witness an amazing view of city skyscrapers while paddling on the clear waters of the Gold Coast. Grab the chance to spot beautiful aquatic animals. Enjoy an astonishing view of the Eastern side of the wave back island. The combination of nature and man-made beauty creates a remarkable experience. Your Kayaking and Snorkeling tour guide will be there to record these fun moments.

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₹ 11,581 ₹ 6,717 per Adult

Activity Location: Mount Tamborine TreeTop Challenge (located inside Thunderbird Park)

Operational Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Activity Duration: 3 hours

About Gold Coast Canyon Flyer Zipline Experience:

Partake in adrenaline stimulating Australia’s Largest Guided Zipline Tour in Mount Tamborine. Sway in the air up above the treetops and oldest rainforests of the country and cross 7 ziplines. Witness the unobstructed views as you fly at a speed of 70kmph from an altitude of 60 meters above the creek.

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₹ 14,742 ₹ 9,435 per Adult

Meeting Location: Driftwood Social, 42 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Activity Timings: 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Activity Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)

About Jet Boat Ride and Scenic Helicopter Tour in Gold Coast:

For fun and full Gold Coast experience, combine an exciting jet boat ride with a picturesque helicopter flight. Begin with a jet boat ride complete with power slides, 360-degree spins, and other high-speed stunts. Your helicopter flight takes you high over the Gold Coast, giving you spectacular views of the ocean and beaches.

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Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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If you are looking for things to do in Gold Coast this weekend, head over to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary which is located in 27 hectares of rainforest.You can get a chance to witness many mammals, reptiles, and birds here.Spot many native animals in their natural habitats like koalas and kangaroos as you explore this popular sanctuary.

One of the top attractions here is the WildSkies Free Flight Bird Show where you can look at many majestic birds in flight in their natural habitat.You can also interact and come face to face at Lorikeet Feeding zone and learn more about these adorable birds.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin Queensland 4223, Australia

  • Price: AUD 47 or INR 2581

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Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you are exploring some top Gold Coast activities this weekend, Hot Air Balloon Ride is an excellent choice. The activity will take you 2000 ft above the ground where you can see a stunning view of the sunrise over the Gold Coast hinterland.

You can also witness a 360-degree panoramic view of many top attractions in the city such as  Mt. Tambourine, Lamington National Park, and many vineyards. This is also an amazing choice if you are looking to take some beautiful pictures of the city and the landscape.

  • Timings: 3:30 AM - 5:00 AM

  • Location: 8 Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach

  • Price: AUD 242 or INR 13,372
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Climbing at Skypoint Observation Deck

One of the top things to do in Gold Coast this weekend is to climb and reach the Skypoint Observation Deck to enjoy the majestic views of the city. You can also try one of the fastest elevators in the world and reach the top viewpoint in 42.7 seconds.

Located on the 77th level of the building, you can look at the stunning view of the ocean on one side and witness the mountain ranges from the other side. You can also head over to the cafes and bars on the top levels and enjoy the beautiful sights.

  • Timings: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Tuesday Closed)

  • Location: Q1, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

  • Price: AUD 29 or INR 1596
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Tree Top Challenge At Tamborine Mountain

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You can try one of the top adventure Gold Coast activities this weekend at the Tree Top Challenge at Tamborine Mountain. You can choose from over 100 thrilling activities and challenges that are spread over 6 courses.

Most of the challenges are even tailor-made depending on your fitness level. Some of the top challenges here are balancing on the bridges, swimming, zip lines, sky fall, and many rope and wire challenges. Before every challenge, you will meet a professional instructor who will help you through the activity and with all of the safety equipment.

  • Timings: Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                    Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Location: TreeTop Challenge, Thunderbird Park, Cedar Creek Falls Rd North Tamborine Queensland 4272 Australia

  • Price: AUD 63 or INR 3494


Another top thing to do in Gold Coast this weekend, you can head over to the surfer's paradise and get a look at the amazing view of the Surfers Paradise and Brisbane City during the activity.

It is recommended to reach the place 30 minutes before the activity as you can meet the instructor who will teach you some tricks and tips. You can choose from three options which are available-Solo, Tandem, or Triple for parasailing. Once you are ready you will be given all of the safety equipment and then you can soar up in the sky at 400 feet above the ground.

  • Timings: Various time slots available between 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM

  • Location: Surfers Paradise, 74 Seaworld Drive Marina Mirage, Main Beach QLD 4217

  • Price: AUD 121 or INR 6710
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Experience Thrill at iFLY Skydiving

Head over to the iFLY skydiving to enjoy one of the top Gold Coast activities this weekend. Feel the adrenaline rush as you free fall at the indoor skydiving. The activity is completely safe and is conducted with all of the safety precautions under the supervision of the experts.

You will be given all of the safety equipment before your activity including a flying suit, helmet, and goggles. You can also capture this unforgettable event in camera which will be attached to the helmet and enjoy it with your friends and family.

  • Timings: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Location: 3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

  • Price: AUD 102 or INR 5612
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Jet Boating

One of the best things to do in Gold Coast this weekend is to feel the adrenaline rush as you enjoy a 55-minute jet boat ride at a high speed. You can meet your professional instructor who will be with you throughout your experience on a jet boat that has a capacity of twin jet-power turbo engines and 650-horsepower.

You can explore the beautiful scenic views of the surroundings with your friends and family, and can also get a waterproof camera or phone and capture some pictures during the activity.

  • Timings: Starts from 9:30 AM

  • Location: 2C2G+4FQ Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

  • Price: AUD 72 or INR 3952
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Head Towards Natural Bridge

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Located in the southwest of the Gold Coast, the natural bridge is one of the best Gold Coast weekend getaways where you can escape your city life and stress. You can take a stroll through the beautiful Gondwana World Heritage rainforest and admire the beautiful cascades from the Natural Arch Waterfall as you walk towards the natural bridge.

You can capture some beautiful pictures of the flowing streams and natural scenery along the way.  Learn more about the jungle by going on a  guided tour with a professional expert who will take you through the jungle and help you with many fascinating facts about the place.

  • Timings: Open 24 Hours

  • Location: Bakers Rd, Natural Bridge QLD 4211, Australia

  • Price: AUD 10 or INR 520
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Go on Safari at the Stradbroke Islands

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The beach safari at the Stradbroke Islands is one of the best Gold Coast weekend getaways where you can just soak up the sun and forget about your worries. You can visit many top destinations like Brown Lake, Main Beach, and Flinders Beach and indulge in many water activities like swimming and snorkeling.

One of the top attractions is the Amity Point Jetty which is the largest subtropical sand Island in Australia with over 200 meters of high sand dunes. After your trip, you can also enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ dinner at the Flinders Beach Campsite.

  • Timings: Monday to Sunday: 07:00 AM

  • Location: Gold Coast, Australia

  • Price: AUD 86 or INR 4779
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Enjoy the Show at Dracula’s Cabaret

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Head over to Dracula’s Cabaret to enjoy a 3.5-hour dinner show with a mouth-watering three-course meal and drinks at the Graveyard Cocktail Lounge. You can enjoy a live entertainment show such as aerial circus acts, music, puppetry, and illusions.

One of the top things to do in Gold Coast this weekend, you will have to book the tickets in advance as the tickets sell out quite quickly. The timings of these shows vary between 10 am to 8 pm where you can enjoy various performances inspired by local aspects of the country.

  • Timings: Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM
                    Tuesday to Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
                    Saturday: 1 PM - 8 PM
                    Sunday: Closed
  • Location: 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia
  • Price: Starts from AUD 104 or INR 5400

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People Also Ask About Gold Coast

  1. How many days do you need to spend in Gold Coast?

    It is recommended to spend at least 5 days in the Gold Coast to experience many adventure-filled activities and explore beaches and many top attractions in the city.
  2. What is Gold Coast Best Known for?

    Known for its beautiful beaches and national parks, the Gold Coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia.  With many experiences and activities, there is something for everyone to love here.
  3. What are the best outdoor activities in Gold Coast?

    • Enjoy the love heart pool at Killarney Glen.
    • Head over to Lamington National Park and hike.
    • Take a hot air balloon over the Hinterland and look at some of the magnificent views of the city.
    • Head over to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and meet many Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, local birdlife, and more.
    • Try some of the tree top challenges such as ziplines, bridge walking, Tarzan swing, and more.
  4. What should I not miss on the Gold Coast?

    • Surfers Paradise Beach. 
    • SkyPoint, Surfer's Paradise
    • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Coolangatta Beach.
    • Tamborine Mountain
    • Sea World
    • Point Danger Lookout
    • Burleigh Heads Beach
    • Dreamworld & WhiteWater World
    • South Stradbroke Island
    • Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast
    • Treetop Challenge
    • Springbrook National Park
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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