Things to Do in the Gold Coast, Australia

Posted on Jul 26 2016 - 10:39pm by Andre Smith

The Gold Coast in Australia is one of the best entertainment hubs for tourists and holidaymakers. Endowed with a brilliant tropical weather, this unique part of Australia is an excellent place to enjoy surfing at the beach, whale watching, diving, surfing, rainforest tours and dinner shows. At the gold Coast, you can partake in a variety of activities that suit your taste and lifestyle. To make it easier for you to get the best out of your next visit, we have provided the following exciting activities that you should do in the Gold Coast.

Take a Leisure Cruise

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Gold Coast offers visitors a large number of cruises, so you can explore the entire city through its well developed open canal system. You can also take a cruise along the coastal Broadwater. The brilliant colour of the water in the ocean and the canal is a stunning site. While you are on any of these cruises you will enjoy comprehensive commentary delivered by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. As you cruise past various places, landmarks, and historical sites, you will learn a lot about the local history and other interesting facts about the Gold Coast. This is particularly helpful for all first-time visitors to this region.

Explore the Gold Coast Beaches

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Beautiful beaches can be found in various parts of the Gold Coast. They are part the features that make this region very famous among tourists and pleasure seekers. Stretching for over 57 kilometres, the sand beaches provide great opportunities for surfing and basking in the sunshine. Choosing the best beach to visit is not always an easy task. But if you have decided whether you want to surf, take your kids with you, and if you will like to visit a quiet beach or a rowdy one, it will be easier to make a fulfilling choice. All the beaches in the Gold Coast, including the famous Surfers Paradise, the Currumbin, Palm, Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach are all amazingly clean. With the help of the locals, these beaches have retained their high quality with a splendid atmosphere for activities like swimming and surfing. At each beach, you will find Live Savers as well as cafes, restaurants, and places for picnics.

Explore the Rainforest and Do the TreeTop Challenge

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The well preserved green areas in the Gold Coast will make a visit to this region a truly exciting experience. From the Surfers Paradise, it will take you less than 50 minutes to get to the hinterland, where amazing greenery and pristine forests are located. The World Heritage listed parks provide many vantage points to explore the hinterland. One of the places that will give you an unforgettable experience is the TreeTop Challenge located at the Currumbin National park. With over 80 professionally arranged high ropes courses and exciting zip lines designed to get your adrenaline pumping, you will never have a dull moment in this theme park. There are activities for both kids and adults as well as a well-equipped restaurant where you can have high-quality food and snacks.

Go On a Jet Boat Ride

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The Gold Coast provides many opportunities for you to go on jet boat rides. These rides give you an exciting and adrenalin-releasing way of exploring the waters of the Gold Coast. As you move on the water at high speed, you can see the skyline of the city, marinas, and surrounding islands while you partake in some water-based stunts. Also within your view on a typical jet boat ride, there are landmarks like the famous Palazzo Versace 5-star hotel, the South Stradbroke Island, and the SeaWorld theme park.

It does not matter what your preferences are. On the Gold Coast, you can find several exciting activities to participate in. Just come in appropriate summer clothing and get ready to have one of the most exciting adventures in your life.

Andre Smith

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