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Warner Bros Movie World is a must visit attraction on the Gold Coast. With rides, live shows and performances, this theme park is truly Hollywood on the Gold...

The Gold Coast is Queensland’s premier holiday destination that boasts a breathtaking coastline and offers an amazing range of fun tourist attractions and wonderful theme parks. Whether it’s for a beach holiday, family vacation or romantic honeymoon, the Gold Coast is an excellent choice for your next vacation.

With many unique natural and man-made attractions, the list of Gold Coast things to do is close to endless. In addition, the changing tourism and lifestyle of this city brings new things to do and see to the Gold Coast’s ever-changing list of attractions and activies.

Gold Coast Attractions, Fun Tourist Things To Do & What To See in Australia


Whether it’s the latest events, shows, festivals or a new range of adrenaline pumping theme parks, the Gold Coast is ready to amaze visitors with something new and fresh; with the Gold Coast’s spectacular beaches and verdant rainforests always a major draw-card.

To complement the amazing range of tourist attractions, the city also offers a pulsating nightlife. With all of these things on offer, the Gold Coast is unquestionably a great spot for all visitors.

Here you’ll also find five unique theme parks as well; including Dreamworld and Warner Brothers Movie World. In addition, there are many other adventurous waterparks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Whether you’re keen to experience the jaw-dropping fun rides or interested in getting up-close and personal with Australia’s amazing mammal and bird species, the Gold Coast has plenty of things to see and do that will certainly cater to all your interests.


Movie World

Oxenford, QLD
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Warner Bros Movie World is a must visit attraction on the Gold Coast. With rides, live shows and performances, this theme park is truly Hollywood on the Gold Coast. When visiting Warner Bros Movie World, visitors can...

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Dreamworld

Coomera, QLD
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As the largest theme park on the Gold Coast, Dreamworld is a must visit attraction during your stay. With many thrilling and family friendly rides, live entertainment, activities and wild animals, Dreamworld is a one...

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infinity gold coast

Infinity Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Infinity is something all visitors to the Gold Coast should experience on their holiday. Take a mind-blowing journey into a fantastic and spectacular world full of surprises across this maze-like wonderland. You will...

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TreeTop Challenge

TreeTop Challenge – Mount Tamborine

North Tamborine, QLD

The beautiful area of Mt Tamborine has some of the most well renowned and unique attractions that the Gold Coast has to offer. One such destination is the Tree Top Challenge which is located inside Thunderbird Park...

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Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

North Tamborine, QLD

Mount Tamborine is one of the most popular locations to visit on the Gold Coast, and with elevations of 550m above sea-level, this majestic mountain area offers stunning views of the coast and the surrounding rainforest...

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, QLD
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While on the Gold Coast, take a breather from the beaches and thrilling roller coasters in the theme parks. Come to the picturesque Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the wide array of Australian wildlife and...

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Skypoint Observation Deck

Skypoint Observation Deck

Surfers Paradise, QLD
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SkyPoint Observation Deck is one of the most magnificent man-made lookouts, where you will be able to see panoramic views of the entire Gold Coast coastline, hinterland area and the vibrant central business district...

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Crystal Castle

Crystal Castle

Mullumbimby, NSW

Your Gold Coast vacation would not be complete without a visit to Crystal Castle. Crystal Castle is located south of the Gold Coast in Mullumbimby and is definitely a one-of-a-kind destination for the whole family...

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Australian Outback Spectacular

Australian Outback Spectacular

Oxenford, QLD
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ADULTS AT KIDS PRICES UNTIL 22 JUNE 2017! Apart from the exciting theme parks and natural attractions, the Gold Coast also offers an array of unique shows and events. Those looking for a family friendly dinner show...

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Tree Top Challenge-Currumbin

Tree Top Challenge – Currumbin

Currumbin, QLD

The Treetop Challenge is one adventure that you won’t want to miss. Located inside the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, this fun attraction is located just 20 minutes from the Gold Coast. Bring your whole family to the...

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Mt Tamborine Markets

Mt Tamborine Markets

Mount Tamborine, QLD

Nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland and surrounded by rainforests, Mt. Tamborine boasts a range of quality locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables, honey and coffee which is why the Mt Tamborine Markets are such a...

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Fig Tree Pocket, QLD

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is located just 1 hour north of the Gold Coast, just 10kms south of Brisbane. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the best place to get up and close with koalas and other Australian wildlife as this...

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Glow Worm Caves

Glow Worm Caves Tamborine Mountain

North Tamborine, QLD

Glow Worm Caves on Tamborine Mountain are a popular attraction in the Gold Coast Hinterland and is located just 40kms west of Surfers Paradise. The Glow Worm Caves are a unique attraction with stalactites, water...

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Aquaduck

Aquaduck

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Experience something unique during your Gold Coast holiday by taking the popular Aquaduck tour which takes you over both land and water. This popular ride takes you on a cruising journey on both the Surfers Paradise...

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Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

Eagle Heights, QLD

For those visiting Springbrook National Park, there is a hidden retail gem amongst the hinterland. Gallery Walk has over 70 locally owned and operated stores where you can purchase gift and souvenirs from your trip to...

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Paradise Country

Paradise Country

Oxenford, QLD

Visitors to the Gold Coast who want to experience a true Australian country setting and a number of farm activities should visit Paradise Country where they will see Aussie farm life at its best. The rustic timber and...

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Sea World

Main Beach, QLD
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The Gold Coast is home to an amazing marine animal park known as Sea World. With hundreds of marine animals, live shows and aquariums, Sea World is a wonderful choice for a day out on the Gold Coast. In addition to its...

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Surfers Paradise Markets

Surfers Paradise Markets

Surfers Paradise, QLD

The Gold Coast is a renowned beach destination with pristine water and golden sandy beaches. With the sparkling blue water of the Pacific Ocean, Surfers Paradise is a one-of-a-kind destination for tourists. Aside from...

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Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park

Mt Tamborine, QLD

Whilst holidaying on the Gold Coast, make sure to visit Thunderbird Park, a fun wildlife oasis that extends over 112 hectares on the majestic Mt Tamborine. Thunderbird Park offers a multitude of activities for visitors...

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iFly

iFly Indoor Skydiving

Surfers Paradise, QLD
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iFly Indoor Skydiving on the Gold Coast is the best way to experience the thrill of skydiving, without having to jump from 14,000 feet! Whether you are 5 or 105, you too can experience the feeling of weightlessness in...

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Gold Coast Wax Museum

The Wax Museum

Surfers Paradise, QLD

The Wax Museum on the Gold Coast offers a unique for all members of the family. Home to newsworthy celebrities of the past and present, come and see some of your favourite Australian and international celebrities...

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Draculas

Draculas

Broadbeach Waters, QLD
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Fans of gothic rock, opera and stand-up comedy will love Draculas Cabaret Restaurant in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. If you want quality entertainment to go with your food, then this theatre restaurant is for you...

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Carrara Markets

Carrara Markets

Carrara, QLD

With a number of art and crafts markets, flea stores and local stalls, the Gold Coast offers an amazing array of markets for visitors and locals to experience. One of the most popular markets is the Carrara Markets...

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Ripleys Believe It or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Renowned as one of the most popular destinations in Australia, the Gold Coast offers a variety of attractions and activities for all ages. Even if you have toddlers or teens in your family, there are plenty of things...

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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park

Binna Burra, QLD

Lamington National Park is a must-see destination – a natural treasure and world heritage site and one of Australia’s largest preserves that houses the largest area of pristine sub-tropical forest. With over 900...

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7D Cinemas

7D Cinema

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Whilst visiting the Gold Coast, come and check out the a unique experience by taking in a movie in 7D – the newest technology in virtual reality. When you watch a 7D movie, you don’t just see it, but...

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SkyPoint Climb

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Come and see the Gold Coast from the top of one of the highest buildings and take part in Australia’s highest external building walk at Q1 Skypoint. With SkyPoint, you can get fabulous 360-degree views of the...

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Tropical Fruit World

Tropical Fruit World

Duranbah, NSW

Tropical Fruit World offers interactive entertainment for the whole family – just south of the Gold Coast. The plantation features over 500 varieties of fruit trees from all around Australia and other regions of...

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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

Surfers Paradise, QLD

As the Gold Coast is one of the most visited Australian coastal cities, it makes sense that one of the most famous restaurants in the world would make the Gold Coast its home. Nestled in the vibrant Surfers Paradise...

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Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook, QLD

Nature lovers heading to the gorgeous coastal area of the Gold Coast will be happy to know that the area houses some of the most amazing forests and pristine national parks. Come here and explore the famous Springbrook...

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Dracula's Haunted House

Draculas Haunted House

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Those who are looking for something a little scary whilst visiting the Gold Coast should visit Draculas Haunted House located in Surfers Paradise. Set in a five-story building, the scary walk through complex is the...

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Purlingbrook Falls

Purlingbrook Falls

Springbrook, QLD

Located in the lovely Springbrook National Park, Purlingbrook Falls is a fantastic attraction in the Gold Coast Hinterland. As one of the tallest waterfalls in Queensland, Purlingbrook Falls flow over a cliff for...

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TimeZone Surfers Paradise

TimeZone

Surfers Paradise, QLD

If you want to escape the sun and find a fun activity indoors, head to Timezone in Surfers Paradise – Australia’s largest indoor entertainment centre. It has the latest gaming facilities, spread out over a...

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Hooters Restaurant

Hooters Restaurant

Surfers Paradise, QLD

If you are after a fun night out on your visit to the Gold Coast, then check out the Hooters restaurant located in Surfers Paradise. Popular for its world famous Hooters girls, this is one of the most renowned locations...

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Q1 Gold Coast

Q1 Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Queensland’s number one building, is an outstanding landmark in Surfers Paradise. As the tallest residential tower in Australia from ground to tip, the Q1 Gold Coast Building is a popular attraction on the Gold Coast...

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Jupiters Casino

Jupiters Casino


Broadbeach, QLD

Although tourists on the Gold Coast often come to see the many attractions and activities located near the beach, there are a few other activities made especially for adults. The Gold Coast has several unique night-time...

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Wet n Wild

Oxenford, QLD
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Those looking to beat the heat during their stay on the Gold Coast should visit Wet n Wild water park. As the largest water park in Australia, Wet n Wild is the perfect location for a day of fun! For thrill seekers, the...

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Elabana Falls

O'Reilly, QLD

Elabana Falls is located in the Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Access to the falls is via walking tracks from Green Mountains (O’Reilly’s), including the Box Forest circuit and the...

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Numinbah Valley

Numinbah Valley

Numinbah Valley, QLD

To add some adventure and fun to your Gold Coast holiday, take a trip to Numinbah Valley for an adventure trail ride and numerous other fun activities. Start your trip with horse riding and continue with various other...

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge, QLD

Natural Bridge on the Gold Coast is an amazing natural rock formation that is a must visit. Located within the Springbrook National Park, this unusual geological feature attracts over 260,000 visitors a year...

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Currumbin Rock Pools

Currumbin Rock Pools

Currumbin Valley, QLD

The scenic view of rugged rocks, the calm pool of water and the beautiful forest all add together to make Currumbin Rock Pools an idyllic location for your family and friends. Located just a short 15 minutes drive from...

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WhiteWater World

Coomera, QLD
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WhiteWater World is a popular water park adjoining Dreamworld, the largest theme park in Australia. There are many different rides at WhiteWater World which cater to adults, kids and families alike. With exhilarating...

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Regional Botanic Gardens

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Benowa, QLD

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens is another must see destination while holidaying on the, as the gardens are centrally located within close proximity to Surfers Paradise. Visitors coming to tour the Botanic Gardens...

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King Tutts Putt Putt

King Tutts Putt Putt

Surfers Paradise, QLD

If you are looking for a fun activity whilst on the Gold Coast, check out King Tutts Putt Putt a family friendly mini-golf course. This venue in Surfers Paradise is a great place for some light hearted fun, and is...

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David Fleay Wildlife Park

David Fleay Wildlife Park

West Burleigh, QLD

The David Fleay Wildlife Park is unique in its approach; presenting diverse indigenous wildlife species in their natural habitat. Located in the suburb of Burleigh Heads, the park aims to raise awareness and educate the...

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Metricon Stadium

Metricon Stadium

Carrara, QLD

Metricon Stadium (also known as Carrara Stadium) is the Gold Coast’s primary sports and entertainment venue. Metricon Stadium is primarily used as the home ground of the Gold Coast Sun’s AFL team, and also...

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Rockpools

The Rockpools

Southport, QLD

The Rockpools water park is nestled within the picturesque town of Southport right on the beach. It is one of the best places to take your children to cool off on a hot sunny day. Located just 5kms north of Surfers...

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German Cuckoo Clock Nest

German Cuckoo Clock Nest

Eagle Heights, QLD

The German Cuckoo Clock Nest is located at the Gallery Walk on Mount Tamborine in the beautiful Hinterland region of the Gold Coast. This family owned business features one of the biggest ranges of grandfather clocks...

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Gold Coast Turf Club

Gold Coast Turf Club

Bundall, QLD

The Gold Coast Turf Club is home to many of Australia’s most famous horse races and hosts over 60 race meetings every year. With fine dining options and the ability to cater for formal or corporate events, the...

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Gold Coast Arts Centre

Gold Coast Arts Centre

Surfers Paradise, QLD

The Gold Coast Arts Centre is a versatile venue located in Surfers Paradise that hosts many events on the Gold Coast all throughout the year. With its very own cinema, large atrium theatre and gallery, the Gold Coast...

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