There are many things to do and see while visiting the Gold Coast. The region is home to a number of theme parks, such as Dream World, Wet’n’Wild, Movie World and Sea World. These three are located within 30 minutes from each other, and are fairly close to Surfers Paradise.
At Sea World the whole family can enjoy seeing dolphins, sharks and much more, in addition to having the opportunity to swim, relax, slide and go on water-based rides, whereas Movie World, also known as Warner Brothers is the perfect place for movie-lovers with families. There are many movie-themed rides, plus performers who dress up as movie characters such as Scooby Doo, Batman, and many others, and who are happy to have their photo taken with you.
Wet’n’Wild is a water themed park located next to Warner Bros., that is open all year round. The theme park is home to 17 water slides and four pools, you can be guaranteed that this is a great place for the entire family to visit.
The Gold Coast is known for gorgeous beaches, so no trip would be complete without visiting one of the many beaches. One of the best beaches to swim at is Burleigh. With calm water conditions on most days, there is also great surfing at Burleigh Heads at the south of the beach.
Burleigh Heads itself is a lush, beautiful native bushland, offering two walking tracks, one a short distance and the other taking in the whole headland, with views that are stunning, stretching from Surfers Paradise to the north, all the way to Tweed Heads in the south.
Those who enjoy hiking and walking can also visit Tamborine Mountain, which has beautiful scenery and a wide variety of wildlife.
There aretwelve tracks which are not difficult to do, so people who enjoy taking easy walks will enjoy it here. There are wildlife sanctuaries, plus numerous other walking tracks:
Springbrook is located in the Gold Coast hinterland, where you can go to when you want to see native wildlife and ancient Antarctic beech trees. Purlingbrook Falls and other beautiful waterfalls can be found within Springbrook. Visitors can also enjoy swimming in the Waringa Pool or go at night and visit the cave and see glow-worms.
For a truly amazing experience you can visit the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise. It’s the tallest building in Australia and the fifth tallest residential tower in the world. With more than 77 levels, you will have distant views of the beach, and can see from Brisbane to Byron Bay as well as far out in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Jupiter’s Casino is situated just south of Surfers Paradise, with more than 1,000 slot machines and over 70 table games for guests to play. Guests can even stay a few nights there in modern hotel rooms equipped with amenities such as flat screen TVs.
Couples and singles alike will enjoy the nightlife that the Gold Coast offers. With many nightclubs, and gold coast brothels located in Surfers Paradise, there are also many other bars, clubs, theatres and restaurants located throughout the region.