Looking for the perfect spot to get away from it all? Are you overdue for some rest and relaxation?
While you can get away to Hawaii or the Caribbean, nothing beats going to visit the Gold Coast.
It’ll exceed everyone’s wildest dreams and surpass even the toughest critic’s expectations. It doesn’t matter if they want to relax by the water, shop until they drop, or seek the adventure of a lifetime. When you visit the Gold Coast it has everything you could ever want.
Keep reading for the top 7 reasons to visit the Gold Coast this spring
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
Journey underground to explore these magnificent Glow Worm Caves. Marvel at the formations of the caves including stalagmites and stalactites. Enjoy the atmosphere of thousands of glow worms, flowstones, and impressive water aspects.
Treetop and Sky Walks
At Tamborine Skywalk you can take a 45 minute, 1.5 km (0.93 ml) walk through the rainforest. Visit the eco-center or walk out on the sky bridge and see the glory and beauty surrounding you.
Visit O’Reilly’s and walk a suspension bridge 15 meters above the floor of the rainforest. You can even venture higher to the observation deck at 30 meters (approx. 110 feet). Explore the National Park from above and learn to appreciate the beauty of the Gold Coast.
This experience is a theme park from the future. It’ll wow as you play with animals made of light, fly through the air, and fight holographic monsters.
Holoverse is the most high-tech park around. You’ll love everything they can bring to life for your entertainment.
Warner Bros. Movie World
Roller coasters galore, character experiences, and fun rides make this place a family favorite.
3D and 4D experiences will make you feel like you’re part of the fantasy world. Walk among the characters you love most from Warner Bros.
Who doesn’t love a magical parade down Main Street? See all the stars as they parade through the Gold Coast’s version of Hollywood.
Another unique attraction that wows with 20 different environments is Infinity. It will tantalize all your senses. Illusions, visual and audio special effects, and aroma sensations thrill visitors. Guests easily immerse themselves in the experience.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving is an action sporting experience that will give you a natural high. Fun for kids wanting to fly and adults wanting a challenge.
Jetpack Flyboard Adventures
You can pretend you’re James Bond and jetpack high above the water. There are jetpacks, fly boards, and water bikes so you can choose your own water adventure.
And So Much More
Go-carts, wax museums, haunted houses, escape rooms, the Gold Coast offers fun for the whole family. And don’t forget about golf and putt-putt either.
Wildlife, Parks, and Beauty
You can find beauty everywhere when you visit the Gold Coast.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Rope adventure courses, entertaining shows, and aboriginal dances for you to enjoy. Check out the many inhabitants including free-flying birds, reptiles, pandas, lemurs, and tamarins.
You can watch the incredible vets taking care of those creatures in the animal hospital. Learn about the species that live here and get some great photo opportunities.
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Animal conservation education and research is the focus of David Fleay Wildlife Park. Wildlife shows with park rangers happen daily.
Get up close and personal with kangaroos, dingoes, crocodiles, koalas and more. Don’t forget to say hi to their beloved platypus, Wally.
If sea creatures are more your thing, then stop at Australia’s Sea World when you visit the Gold Coast. Polar bears, penguins, dolphins, and seals will splash their way into your heart.
Crystal Castle and Shambala Gardens
Breathtakingly beautiful is the only way to describe it when you visit the Gold Coast. Crystal Castle and Shambala Gardens are a great way to take the beauty in.
Go for a Buddha walk and become awestruck by the glorious gardens surrounding you.
Mount Bithongabel at Lamington’s National Park
Waterfalls, rainforests, and exquisite views can be enjoyed in Lamington’s National Park.
So Much More
Enjoy amazing parks, gardens, beaches, and forests when you visit the Gold Coast. The more adventurous types can try their hand at laser tag or reach new heights at a trampoline park.
You won’t find better shopping anywhere else when you visit the Gold Coast.
You can leisurely wander through arts, crafts, and wares, all available as you visit as the Carrara, Burleigh, and Village markets. Broadbeach arts and crafts market offers more than 150 stalls of local talent. It’s open on the first and third Sunday each month.
If you prefer an environment of sophistication, shop at one of the many shopping centers. Pacific Fair offers 400 name brand and luxury shopping options. You can hit the 240 outlet stores at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Chevron Renaissance and Paradise Centre are also popular choices for shopping days.
Lots of Food to Enjoy When You Visit the Gold Coast
With so many restaurants, you can please even the finickiest of eaters. From steakhouses to sushi bars, the Gold Coast can fill anyone’s cravings.
French, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisines make the top ten restaurants rated by Tripadvisor.
Vegetarians have plenty of variety. You can easily find something to satisfy the biggest sweet tooth. From fine dining to beachfront barbeques, food trucks to expresso bars, you can find it all.
Rest and Relaxation
If you would rather a low key vacation of real rest and relaxation, the Gold Coast is perfect. You can relax surrounded by beauty. You can’t find more splendid sunrises or sunsets anywhere.
Just a few of the best places to catch one are:
- Snapper Rocks –the perfect place to watch a sunrise and start your day.
- The Spit –a great spot for those relaxing a little further north. Watch the sun appear in all its glory over the jetty.
- Currumbin– a beautiful location to watch the sun rise or set
- Burleigh Hill– after wandering through the Burleigh National Park, end your day with a spectacular sunset.
You can laze on the beaches, drink by the pools, and nap on the hammocks. You can lay in the sun and do nothing or relax on your patio engrossed in a new book.
Vacation in style in a wide array of accommodations available when you visit the Gold Coast. You can rent luxury homes at a reasonable price throughout the area.
It’s an excellent way to have privacy and comfort not given at resorts or hotels.
The entertainment will dazzle and delight. From world-class shows to Aboriginal dance spectaculars, you can find it all on the Gold Coast.
Try your luck at the casino or play a round of golf. Partake in a 7D movie experience or visit one of the many museums and galleries in the area.
A Golden Experience For All
The Gold Coast is the perfect vacation destination for everyone. Children, parents, and grandparents will all find something to enjoy. It has all the makings of the ultimate family experience. You will make memories that will last a lifetime.
Check out some of these great accommodation options to start planning your dream holiday.