Gold Coast Tourism

Visit the Gold Coast

Believe the Hype

Heading to Australia this year? Visit the incredible Gold Coast. With sun, sea, surf and bundles of energy, the Gold Coast is the epitome of fun-loving Australia. Learn to surf in Surfer's Paradise, cuddle koalas in Currumbin or party hard in Gold Coast's centre.

Top 6 things to do at the Gold Coast

  • Surfing
    Surfs up! the Gold Coast is one of the best places to surf whether you are a pro or a beginner. Catch the perfect wave on the 70km stretch of golden beaches and surfing lessons in Surfers Paradise.
  • Nightlife
    The Gold Coast is known for it's glitzy nightlife - from swanky cockatil bars in Southport to throbbing nightclubs in Surfers Paradise, the 'Goldie' entertains just about anyone.
  • Theme Parks
    Want to get 'Wet'n Wild' or discover the world of cinema at 'Warner Bors. Movie World' - the Gold Coast is home to all major theme parks so if you love a good ride, this is where you should be headed.
  • Currumbin
    Nestled between the rainforest and the beachfront, Currumbin is a great place for activities both on land and water. Go kayaking or paddle-boarding on Currumbin Creek or visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and see our unique Aussie wildlife in natural rainforest settings.
  • The Hinterland
    Get your walking boots on and wander through Lamington and Springbrook rainforests, past waterfalls and volacnoes and keep your eye out for blue-tongues lizards, wallabies, koalas and many more natives.
  • O 'Reilly's Tree Top Walk
    Calling all lovers of adventure! Walk across nine suspension bridges and up to 15 metres above ground. What and exhilarating way to see the rainforest!

Day trips in the Gold Coast

Bored of sunbathing? No problem! The Gold Coast is packed full of things to do, from whale watching on a catamaran to a guided skywalk through the rainforest spotting all sorts of Australian wildlife. We've got a bunch of day trips that will get you out there exploring the natural and man-made wonders of the Gold Coast.
Koala's
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
By day, see amazing Australian wildlife; hold a koala or a baby croc, feed kangaroos, see Tassie Devils, wombats and echidnas. In the evening, immerse yourself in a big dose of indigenous culture. Also enjoy a Aboriginal didgeridoo welcome and a traditional Kup Murri feast.
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RAINFOREST TOUR - WINDOW TO THE WILDERNESS
A fully guided and all inclusive day tour into the Gold Coast Hinterland. Visit Tamborine and Lamington National parks, including O`Reilly’s, with an award winning, family run 4WD tour company. Experience secluded hillside trails, waterfalls, stunning panoramic views and a guided walk through the rainforest canopy. Enjoy private venues for a BBQ lunch and swimming in the summer months, plus time to test your boomerang skills, feed wild birds and browse local arts and crafts.
From $79
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Gold Coast Inspiration

Surfers Paradise

Named after miles of endless gold sand and limitless sunshine, fun-loving Surfers Paradise is a world-famous party playground. You can't go to Oz and not get up on a board, especially in the wave-riding mecca of the Gold Coast! Book your surf lesson at world-famous a surf school and hit those waves.
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