Top 25 Places To Visit in Gold Coast, Australia

Aug 7, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Here at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, you can hug a koala, feed a cute kangaroo and lorikeet, shear an Australiana sheep or witness a free-flight bird show. There are also performers who would showcase dance numbers, make you go on an exhilarating ride on the Adventure Parc High Ropes Course and challenge you on an eighty tree-tops course, entertain your children at the Wild Island and enjoy the outdoor adventure playground. You may likewise have the opportunity to witness veterinarians treat the animals at the Wildlife Hospital precinct.

Dreamworld Theme Park

Dreamworld Theme Park

Dreamworld Theme Park

Hailed as the most famous and favorite among all the theme parks in Australia, the Dreamwold Theme Park, covering about thirty hectares, will give tourists the pleasure of coming aboard exciting rides, witness jaw-dropping shows and tons of other various attractions. There lies the Tower of terror 2 which is one of the world’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster, the Pandamonium, which is a swinging rickshaw, the Giant Drop that would take you freefalling from thirty-eight storeys, and then there is The Claw where you would be driven nine storeys high while swinging at a vast speed and spinning round and round! Exciting, isn’t it? You may also find live tigers in the vicinity that are being handled by their trainers and many, many more things to discover!

Harbour Town Shopping

Harbourtown Gold Coast Shopping

Harbourtown Gold Coast Shopping

Australia’s largest outlet shopping center, Harbour Town, is the best place to visit when your itinerary includes shopping. Here, you will find different brand direct outlets and clearance stores that usually give out discounts for their purchases. Talk about shopping for best quality yet for a lower price! This is definitely the place to stride your shopping shoes on.

Hinterlands

Hinterlands

Hinterlands

Discover the wonder of nature at the Hinterlands, Gold Coast! Journey to an adventure bushwalk for a day or a half through various types of trails that you think would suit you pace and abilities. If you wish to go on an adventure for about three days, you may also go on a route through the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk where you will get to see magnificent views of valleys, pristine streams and majestic waterfalls. Here at the Hinterlands is where you will see the best of mother nature by being out here on a memorable hike trip!

Sky Point Observation Deck

Sky Point Observation Deck

Sky Point Observation Deck

Open every day at ten or nine in the morning, the SkyPoint Observation Deck, located on the seventy-seventh floor of the Q1 Building Surfers Paradise, is absolutely a must-visit tourist destination in Australia. It is where you will hover at the Gold Coast landscape and likewise sit back and enjoy a meal or a drink at the licensed Seventy7 Café and Bar as you gaze at the magnificent cityscape of Gold Coast and its neighboring beaches.

Seaworld

Seaworld

Seaworld

Have you ever wished you could come up close and personal with a polar bear? Here at Seaworld, you can get face to face with a very cute and cuddly polar bear named Henry, get to ride the perfect storm and be challenged to walk through fire as you are drenched in water, join the Sea World Rescue team for an exciting mission to salvage the precious marine species on the all new Jet Rescue Coaster or meet one of the world’s most fascinating creatures in the World’s Ray Reef. You may also get to learn tons of new information about the world’s most feared predators at a multi-level exhibit and marvel over jaw-dropping views both above and below water. There are also heart-pumping rides such as Corkscrew Roller Coaster and Bermuda Triangle, as well as a Dolphin Show that would make the kids applaud in sheer excitement.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

I’m sure you’ve heard of the awesome Ripley’s Believe It Or Not show where everybody makes their own world records right? Well, its museum is located at Gold Coast and you are sure to be amazed with what it holds for you. Every exhibit, unusual story, magic and mystery, interactive game and magnificent illusion has that WOW factor where you will be sure not to forget a tour around this very unique museum.

Nerang River Boat Ride

Nerang River Boat Ride

Nerang River Boat Ride

Experience dining on board a ship or just a simple and relaxing cruise along Gold Coast as you come aboard Nerang River Boat Ride. The route would be along, of course, Nerang River then to Broadwater, to Marina Mirage, and the exquisite Palazzo Versace. It would be such a tranquil experience as you feel the fresh air while having a very nice and serene view of Gold Coast’s cityscape and majestic buildings.

Warner Bros. Movie World

Movie World

Movie World

Don’t you just love the movies? Here at the Movie World Gold Coast, you will get to see firsthand your very favorite stars and super heroes, go on board absolutely exciting rides, and marvel at beautiful movie attractions. You can engage in activities like having Superman, Batman and many more super heroes as your allies in a 3D battle against various villains. There is also a stunt show and a Fun Zone where you will get to ride with your favorite Looney Tunes characters. A magical parade will also commence where your favorite Warner Bros. characters will march along Main Street.

Broadbeach

 Its Like the Light from Aristocrats-hat

Its Like the Light from Aristocrats-hat

If you want some alone or relaxing time away from the urban lifestyle of the other establishments in Gold Coast, surrender yourself at Broadbeach. With its golden sands and breathtaking waters, you will really feel like you were in heaven. If you wanted to go back to modern life, you can likewise enjoy the festive nightclubs, play Poker at the Conrad Jupiters Casino, eat at exquisite dining restaurants, and shop your heart out at nearby establishments by the beach.

Burleigh Heads

 Burleigh Heads_2053 from Michael Dawes

Burleigh Heads_2053 from Michael Dawes

Much like the previous destination, Burleigh Heads is also the perfect place to enjoy tranquil time. It has picturesque views, safe waters for swimming, fragrant smell of the air from the surrounding pine trees, perfect spots for picnics, shopping areas and restaurants that serve seafood as fresh as they can be!

Tambourine Mountain

 The River Runs Slow from Christolakis

The River Runs Slow from Christolakis

They say that what makes Gold Coast so appealing to tourists also has a lot to do with Tamborine Mountain. It is home to lush rainforests which is the third oldest National Park anywhere in the world, the majestic Witches Falls, the charming Cedar Creek, trekking trails where you will get to feel the raw beauty of Mother Nature, the Glow Worm Caves, wineries, a brewery, a distillery, restaurants, art galleries and marvelous views that enjoy the new world from the rawness of nature. Because of its absolutely attractive characteristics, many people choose to get married here.

Lamington National Park

 Goorinya Cascades, Lamington National Pa from teejaybee

Goorinya Cascades, Lamington National Pa from teejaybee

Lamington National Park, also has been recognized as Queensland National Park, a declared World Heritage Site because of its high biodiversity, is just so heavenly that you shouldn’t want to miss visiting here. It has a living museum that explains the process of Australia’s modern day flowers and also has lush rainforests which serve as home to many animal species such as reptiles, frogs, invertebrates and mammals.

Whitewater World

 Hydrocoaster at White Water World from laRuth

Hydrocoaster at White Water World from laRuth

WhiteWater Wolrd is a water park located within Gold Coast that has extreme waterslides and tons of family friendly areas that the kids would love to go to! It is equipped with modernized technological machines as to give the adults or the kids the choice of choosing which exciting rides would best suit their physical abilities.

Springbrook National Park

 Springbrook National Park, Australia fro from CFBSr

Springbrook National Park, Australia fro from CFBSr

Springbrook National Park is home to cool forests and mountain streams that gives off picturesque landscapes and various walks among rainforests and mountain heath. It has within its area a very captivating waterfall. Because of its natural beauty, it has been hailed as a World Heritage Site. You can even enjoy family picnics by the banks of the Nerang River at Forest Park picnic area.

Advancetown Lake

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IMG_6470 from andrewreesgp

A popular recreation spot in the Gold Coast is the Advancetown Lake. Before, this area was just used for the purpose of a dam but now, visitors are allowed to go strolling, fishing, boating, biking, horse back riding and camping within its premises. It is open to visitors from six in the morning until six in the evening.

Snapper Rocks

 Big swell @ Snapper Rocks from Jayde Aleman

Big swell @ Snapper Rocks from Jayde Aleman

Did you want to go surfing but wanted to experience the hype and a challenging feat in doing so? You should come by Snapper Rocks. It has rocky outcrops that make it more challenging for surfers to engage in the game. It has consistent, huge waves that every surfer would like to get a chance to glide on several ones. For those who just wished to witness surfing, you can enjoy the area as a mere surfing audience as well since various surfing contests are held here. If you’re lucky, you could catch the Quicksilver Surfing Contest if you travel on the same time it would commence.

Metricon Stadium

 Gold Coast Suns Crowd from mikecogh

Gold Coast Suns Crowd from mikecogh

Home to the Gold Coast Suns Football Club, the Carrara Stadium is the perfect place to visit for those sports enthusiasts out there. It hosts cricket games making it the perfect spot if you wanted to attend and witness an Aussie baseball competition firsthand.

Palazzo Versace

 Chef Master Class Palazzo Versace from Paul D'Ambra - Australia

Chef Master Class Palazzo Versace from Paul D’Ambra – Australia

If you wanted to experience top-notch luxury and class in Gold Coast, the incomparable Palazzo Versace is the place to visit. It is a lavish and luxurious accommodation choice and has won various awards due to its style. It has a restaurant that whips out the most delicious deserts you could ever devour, a famed day spa, a fitness center, private marina, a boutique and Australia’s first Water Salon.

David Fleay Wildlife Park

 Callistemon and Joey from attila acs

Callistemon and Joey from attila acs

David Fleay Wildlife Park is an environmental education facility that gives tourists awareness, appreciation and sympathy over Australia’s animal kingdom. The park showcases three wildlife habitats that are open for exploration to visitors. If you get famished after touring every interesting part of the park, you can grab a bite or sip some refreshments at a café within its premises that offers various dining choices such as a homemade Devonshire tea.

Greenmount Beach

 Greenmount Beach from Witness King Tides

Greenmount Beach from Witness King Tides

Considered as Australia’s best surfing destination, Greenmount Beach is definitely going to be irresistible to the surfers traveling at the Gold Coast. Its waters produce long and easy waves that are just so heavenly to look at, especially if you’re surfing by them. There are also good beach breaks over the inner and outer bars, with conditions that would depend upon the bar shape.

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

 Tallebudgera Creek, Perfect!!! 1st May 2 from JIGGS IMAGES

Tallebudgera Creek, Perfect!!! 1st May 2 from JIGGS IMAGES

Another park in Australia is the Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park. It is located at a waterfront by the Tallebudgera Estuary. For those who would love to enjoy a water holiday, this would definitely be the perfect place to do so. It composes of a surf beach and a lush rainforest.

Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster

 Scooby Doo's Spooky Coaster from Smiley Man with a Hat

Scooby Doo’s Spooky Coaster from Smiley Man with a Hat

Are you willing to go on a terrifying ride with the scariest and spookiest roller coaster in the planet? Well, come on down to Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster! It is designed accordingly to that from the Scooby Doo franchise accompanied by laser lighting and sound effects along with animatronics that would make you go Rooby Rooby Roo like Scooby Doo!

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

 Gold Coast City Art Gallery from Merynda

Gold Coast City Art Gallery from Merynda

Are you an art fanatic? You should visit the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and discover the very many exquisite exhibits such as the Jam Factory in Adelaide, old water colors and photos by an artist who had lived in the hinterland during the twentieth century, and that of art making exhibitions that serve as artistic workshop.

Magic Mountain

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P1150043 from BrainyP 🙂

Magic Mountain is a defunct amusement park located at Nobby Beach, Queensland. The amusement park was located on top of the mountain which now has been divided into as many properties. Its attractions include a castle, chairlift, chair o planes, dodgem cars, double-decker carousel, parachute drop tower, plane ride, train, splashdown, ball pit, jumping castle, giant cargo nets, carousel, tram ride, magic show in dedicated theater and flickers which is an old black and white silent movie.

 

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