Famed for its long sandy beaches and that magical Australian touch of nature, Gold Coast has a lot to offer for tourists of all persuasions. Here are 5 activities in particular that will give you an unforgettable experience.
Explore various bush trails at Mt. Tamborine National Park
The first ever national park in Queensland, this lush green mountain plateau is a nice change of scenery from Gold Coast’s urban and beach environments. It hosts many interesting attractions, including 4 different waterfalls, glow worm caves, and so much more. Interested travelers can also stay the night inside the park! They offer different types of accommodation ranging from campsites and houses to hotels. This is a haven for nature enthusiasts.
Skypoint Climb at the Q1 resort building
One of Gold Coast’s most iconic structures, the Q1 resort building is home to the Skypoint Climb. This attraction might not be for the weak hearted; daring patrons are in for a climb that leads them 270 meters above ground, where they will have a 360 degree view of Gold Coast and beyond. The tower allows you to choose the timing of your climb for a range of fantastic views; it offers day climbs, night climbs, twilight climbs, and sunrise climbs. Adrenaline junkies will love this one!
Coming face to face with animals at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary was built in 1947, and was added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 2009. It is an essential for any animal lover’s to-do list in Gold Coast. Visitors can learn about the wildlife in Gold Coast and the conservation efforts being made to save endangered animals like the Tasmanian Devil. You can also feed, hold, and take photographs with Australia’s lovable mascots: kangaroos and koalas!
Take surf lessons at “The Spit”
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to catch some waves, this is it. The sandbanks at the Spit stops any large waves from crashing onto the beach, and therefore provides amateurs with a more controlled environment to learn surfing in. Plus, what’s not to love about crystal clear blue waters and a sandy beach?
Go on a whale watching cruise
Many know Australia for it’s wild animals, most of which are deadly and dangerous. This is not always the case, however: whale watching is a popular past time in Gold Coast and for good reason. Sailing out to the sea and coming up close to these gentle giants is an intimate and once in a life time experience that you wouldn’t want to miss. Sure, we see these enormous creatures break the ocean’s surface with great leaps into the air on the TV’s nature channels all the time. But how many can say they got to see it in real life?
Gold Coast is full of fun activities and adventures; it has something for everyone, no matter what their interests or personality are. Have you tried one or more of these activities? Do you have any suggestions for activities that you think would belong on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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