A cosmopolitan hub south of Brisbane on the eastern coast of Australia is a hot favorite amongst the travelers. Long stretches of sandy beaches with thrilling surfing and splendid theme parks like Dreamworld and Seaworld, hiking trails and mountain valleys is what is in store for you in a Gold Coast holiday plan. We have compiled a list of 10 things that you must do when in this sun-soaked city of Australia.
Are you amazed at reading what we have at no.1? This is an incredible experience of having a sumptuous breakfast in a hot air balloon with your loved ones taking in panoramic views of the city, the rainforests and the surrounding areas. An experience that is so captivating that it is difficult to describe in words. Gold Coast gives you an opportunity to experience this incredible breakfast up in the sky in a gigantic hot air balloon.
Gold Coast is famous for sun, sand and surfing. It boasts a 3km stretch of golden sandy shores that is one of the top surf spots in the world. If you are a water sport junkie, then the Surfers Paradise beach is definitely a place meant for you to enjoy surfing along the ocean waves. The area has plenty of bars and clubs that offer lively music to keep up the holiday spirits.
Gold Coast has some incredible theme parks that will make you go gaga about the city adventures. Visit Dreamland for crazy rides that add some thrill into your lives or visit the Warner Bros Movie world for breath taking roller coaster rides with your favourite film and cartoon characters. The Sea World is another hit theme park amongst tourists putting on display the aquatic fun that is meant for people of all age groups.
With a visit to the splendid Hinterland, you reach in the arms of mother nature. The serenity and calm will rejuvenate your soul and the heart-warming sights will please your senses. Get a chance to witness unspoilt natural beauty, quaint mountain villages with artisans and antiques that totally is a scene worth visiting. As you trudge along the green laden paths, you will come across beautiful waterfalls that will leave you spellbound at how beautiful and captivating is nature.
Whale watching is an unbelievable experience that Gold Coast offers its tourists. The majestic creature in all its glory shows before you as you ride along the ocean waves. A whale watch tour allows you to have a close encounter with this magnificent mammal of ocean. A sight truly magical that it locks itself in your memories and is foretold by you as an adventure story later in life.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to 1,000 different tropical animals and is amazing place for kids and adults to experience the Australian wildlife. Stand a chance to experience cuddling a koala or feeding kangaroos. You can also enjoy a free flight bird show here. This place is filled with exhilarating activities that will compel you to call your day the best in Gold Coast with so much wildlife seen in one single day.
Are 360-degree views of the city or surrounding areas your thing, then the sky observation deck should definitely be a place to visit on your list. Sky Point is a contemporary hotel and Australia’s tallest residential tower offering scenic views of the whole of Gold Coast. Choose from two sightseeing attractions here – Sky Observation Deck on level 77 offering 360 -degree panoramic views of Gold Coast and the sea or the Sky Point climb where you mount upon a 270-metre platform hovering above the city.
Gold Coast boasts some spectacular beaches like the Broad beach, Main beach, Surfers Paradise Beach, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads and many more. Bring in your beach wear or swimsuit and swim in the Australian waters for a fun filled beach day. Lay on the sun beds and let your body get the glorious golden tan as you read your favourite book. You can never get enough of the beaches since each beach is different from other and offers you plethora of entertainment options.
A one of a kind tour of an underground purpose-built cave that takes you on a journey where you see the incredible glow worms is what the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm caves offer. The cave has been designed with equipment’s and peculiar environment conditions that are conducive for the Glow worm colony. Visit anytime of the year and find yourself raptured in the beauty of these caves.