Things to do Gold Coast

Our list of the top places to see when you’re on the Gold Coast.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a heritage-listed zoological garden on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Established in 1947, it is one of the oldest and most popular tourist attractions in Queensland. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of native and exotic animals, including koalas, kangaroos, emus, cassowaries, crocodiles, and many more. Visitors can get close to the animals during the daily shows and encounters or stroll through the lush rainforest and boardwalks. The sanctuary also offers educational programs, accommodation, and a variety of activities for families and children.

SkyPoint Observation Deck

The SkyPoint Observation Deck is an observation deck located on the 77th floor of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise, Australia. It is the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere, offering 360-degree views of the Gold Coast, including Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, and the Pacific Ocean. Visitors to the deck can explore interactive touchscreens, learn about the Gold Coast’s unique history, and take in the breathtaking views from the top of the tower. The SkyPoint Observation Deck is open seven days a week and offers a range of ticketing options for families and individuals.

Sea World

Sea World is an aquatic-themed amusement park and marine zoological park chain owned by SeaWorld Entertainment. It is known for its animal shows and exhibits, rides, and educational experiences. Sea World parks feature numerous zoological displays, including dolphins, sharks, sea lions, polar bears, sea turtles, and manatees. They also offer rides, shows, and interactive experiences, such as animal encounters and educational programs. SeaWorld also offers a variety of dining and shopping experiences.


Dreamworld is an iconic theme park located on the Gold Coast, Australia. It is the largest theme park in Australia, boasting over 40 thrilling rides, slides, and attractions. From heart-stopping coasters to kid-friendly rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With its water park, Tiger Island, and wildlife park, Dreamworld has something for the entire family to enjoy. The park also has plenty of shopping, dining, entertainment options, and annual special events.

Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast

The Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast is a premier water park in Oxenford, Australia. It is one of the largest water parks in the world and features a range of attractions, including slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, children’s play areas, and more. With its expansive grounds, stunning views, and thrilling rides, it is the perfect destination for a fun-filled family day out. There are also live entertainment shows and various dining options, ensuring something for everyone.

Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World is a theme park on the Gold Coast in Australia. It is owned and operated by Village Roadshow and is one of the many theme parks in the area. The park features a variety of attractions and rides based on popular films and characters from Warner Bros. films. These include rides such as Superman Escape, Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D, the Batwing Spaceshot, Arkham Asylum, and the Hollywood Stunt Driver. It also features live shows such as the Looney Tunes Musical Revue and Street Parade. The park also has a 4D cinema, movie memorabilia shop, themed restaurants, and a variety of food outlets.

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Pacific Fair is a major shopping centre in Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It was Queensland’s largest regional shopping centre until 2006. Pacific Fair was developed by Hooker Retail Developments and opened in 1977 on what was swampland with 96 specialty stores and two anchor tenants.

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads sits like a cool comma between Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south. It’s a picturesque punctuation mark along the Gold Coast and most definitely somewhere to pause. Locals and visitors alike flock here for world-class point break, unbeatable beaches, lively cafe and dining scene, nature walks and the all-around sunny vibes that this beloved location has to offer. The National Park that occupies most of the headland provides bush walks through lush rainforest and breathtaking views of the Gold Coast. It’s also a sacred place to the local First Nations people – you can learn more about their history, stories and connection to the land at Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which is found on the banks of Tallebudgera Creek.

Australian Outback Spectacular

The Australian Outback Spectacular is an Australiana dinner and show package featuring many Australian animals, songs and bush tucker. The show is located between Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Water World at Oxenford on the Gold Coast.

Springbrook National Park

The Springbrook National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. The 6,197-hectare park is situated on the McPherson Range, near Springbrook, approximately 100 kilometres south of Brisbane.
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