Top 10 must do’s when visiting the Gold Coast, Queensland

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The Gold Coast is a metropolitan district that is located in Brisbane, Australia. It is a region on the east coast of the continent, and it is well known for its famous sandy beaches, the best surfing areas and the array of inland waterways and canals. Gold coast has plenty of places to visit.

1) Theme Parks

All the parks in Gold Coast open at 10 am, and they include Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World. There is a pass that allows the guests to stay for three days that gives you entry to the Warner.  The parks have a wide variety of fun activities like the incredible roller coaster at the Movie World, get the chance to view the seals, penguins, and dolphins at the Sea World and enjoy the exciting rides of the rapids at the Water World.

2) Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain

The tour lasts for 9 hours on a daily basis, and pick-ups are from 8:00 am. The tour gives you the best experience of the rainforest of the Gold Coast. The trip extends to the volcanic plateau of the Tamborine Mountain then later to the Lamington National Park with activities such as bird viewing and the famous Treetop Walk at the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

3) Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is the home to the Australian native animals, the most extensive collection in the world like the koalas and marsupials in the fascinating wildlife displays. Visit the Lost Valley and experience the magnificent flora, reptiles, lemurs and red pandas.

4) Gold Coast Helicopter Flight and Jet Boat Ride.

The ride lasts for 1hrs 30mins where you get to see the breathtaking view of The Gold Coast from the air. The Jet Boat Ride raises your adrenaline with 360-degree spins, shallow water skimming, and slides.

5) Broad Beach

Gold Coast has famous beaches, and broad beach is one with the perfect surfing spots in the clear water of the ocean. The beach is also an excellent place to walk and experience the atmosphere around the beach and the parks around. There are yoga classes offered at the beach for body fitness.

6) Tedder Avenue

There are many exotic restaurants here where you can get to experience the culinary culture of the Gold Coast and Australia at large. Tedder Avenue is the best place to hang out and relax with friends and family after the day’s activities.

7) Paddle boarding and Surfing

The Gold Coast is known for its beautiful beaches, rivers and canals. There is no better way to experience the beauty than to get into the water and try paddle boarding or surfing. Get a surfing lesson or hire a paddle board at popular rivers.

8) Palm Beach restaurants

The Palm Beach Surf Club provides an array of fine beachside dining and enjoys the diverse food culture of the Gold Coast. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm. It also has a broad Menu (click here to view menu) variety to suit all their guests. With great ocean views from the club it’s one of the best restaurant experiences on the Gold Coast. You may even be lucky enough to see whales jumping during the Whale watching season, what great dining entertainment.

9) Boutique Markets

Vist to Burleigh Heads Village markets on Sundays to find vintage and bohemian clothing. Burleigh is a beautiful little beach side suburb full of boutique shops, restaurants and culture. This is a must do when visiting the Gold Coast.

10) Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning is an unforgettable experience where you go over the hinterland, vineyards, forests, and other plantations and experience the excellent sunset ever with a delicious champagne breakfast.

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