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Top things to do in Gold Coast

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Burleigh Heads Beach (Burleigh Heads)
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$12* and up
Ranked #1 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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The Rockpools (Southport)
Ranked #2 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Coolangatta Beach (Coolangatta)
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$12* and up
Ranked #3 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach (Surfers Paradise)
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$87* and up
Ranked #4 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a... more » Owner description: The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a postcard-perfect locale that conjures up 'paradise' to millions.Throughout the year, our beach welcomes swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers from around the Gold Coast, around Australia and around the World. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure that your day at Surfers Paradise beach is a safe and happy one.Always swim between the red and yellow flags. If the flags aren't up, it may not safe to swim, so always ask a lifeguard if it's safe to swim if you cannot see the flags. Check for additional beach signage, as this may change every day. Read the safety warnings. Check with a lifeguard about beach and water conditions if you're not sure it's safe. Put your hand up and stay calm if you get in trouble in the water. Stay sun safe: Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on sunglasses. Leave valuables at home or in your apartment. « less
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Snapper Rocks (Coolangatta)
Ranked #5 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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SkyPoint Climb (Surfers Paradise)
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$18* and up
Ranked #6 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Owner description: SkyPoint is home to two must-see activities and should be your first stop for any visitors to the Gold Coast. SkyPoint... more » Owner description: SkyPoint is home to two must-see activities and should be your first stop for any visitors to the Gold Coast. SkyPoint Observation Deck: The SkyPoint Observation Deck which has unrivalled 360 degree views, a Cafe and Bar, mini-theatrette and informative feature zones and displays that provide all the details you need to plan your holiday hit list.SkyPoint Climb:It is home to SkyPoint Climb, Australia's highest external building walk. All you need to do is imagine standing on a platform 270 metres above sea level with the sun shining around you....fully immersed in the stunning 360 degree views of the of golden sands, lush, tropical mountains and the Gold Coast’s city scape at your feet and you have the must-do attraction on the Gold Coast. « less
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Kurrawa Beach (Broadbeach)
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$12* and up
Ranked #7 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Beaches
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Kirra Beach (Coolangatta)
Ranked #8 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Putt Putt Golf (Mermaid Beach)
Ranked #9 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Holes of fun for everyone at Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. Experience 3 fantastically themed 18 Hole Mini... more » Owner description: Holes of fun for everyone at Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. Experience 3 fantastically themed 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses playing Jungle Trail, Fun Run and Waterways Cove. Encounter exotic animals, conquer motorised obstacles and cruise along a water filled putting adventure. Play starts from 9am and when darkness falls, Putt Putt lights up for night time fun until 10pm. Additionally, enjoy a treat at the 19th Hole Refreshments, play in the Video Games Arcade or book the Jungle BBQ zone for groups. Free and easy on-site parking. « less
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$79* and up
Ranked #10 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Mountains; National Parks; Nature and Parks
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$87* and up
Ranked #11 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Natural Bridge (Springbrook)
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$87* and up
Ranked #12 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Greenmount Beach (Coolangatta)
Ranked #13 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Beaches
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Tugun Beach (Tugun)
Ranked #14 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Beaches
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SkyPoint Observation Deck (Surfers Paradise)
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$18* and up
Ranked #15 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: Enjoy a relaxed beachside dining experience like no other on the Gold Coast. Seventy7 Cafe & Bar is located at the SkyPoint... more » Owner description: Enjoy a relaxed beachside dining experience like no other on the Gold Coast. Seventy7 Cafe & Bar is located at the SkyPoint Observation Deck and offers a menu that is as attractive as its 360' views. Why go anywhere else when you can dine in a cafe with spectacular views from the coast to the hinterland and beyond, perfect for celebrating any occasion. « less
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Ranked #16 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Beaches
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Gold Coast Skydive (Coolangatta)
Ranked #17 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: We are the only tandem skydiving operation on the beautiful Gold Coast. Boasting an excellent safety record, fun and... more » Owner description: We are the only tandem skydiving operation on the beautiful Gold Coast. Boasting an excellent safety record, fun and professional tandem masters and state of the art equipment. Jumping at 12,000 feet, passengers will free-fall for approximately 40 seconds before floating under the parachute to take in the amazing Gold Coast views, and landing on the warm sand of Kirra Beach. It's truly an unforgettable experience! * Bookings are essential* Must be over 12 years to skydive* Weight limit of 95kgs apply* Bookings subject to weather conditions « less
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$88* and up
Ranked #18 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
Owner description: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is More Australian, More Natural, More Fun with more than 1,000 native Australian animals on... more » Owner description: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is More Australian, More Natural, More Fun with more than 1,000 native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides our guest with the chance to interact with our amazing Australian native wildlife. The Sanctuary offers a world of discovery through fascinating wildlife shows such as the Free flight bird show, Australiana Sheep shearing show and the Crocodile behaviours show as well as our displays. Kids love the Blinky Bill and Dr Do Lots shows or they can play at Wild Island, an outdoor adventure playground. Currumbin is one of the only places on the Gold Coast where you can see a daily Aboriginal dance show. For the more adventurous why not try the Adventure Parc High ropes course with 80 treetop challenges over 5 course or book a guided Segway tour around the sanctuary. There are many opportunities to have your picture taken with one of our beautiful animals, there is just so much to see and do at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary fun for all the family. « less
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Kirra Hill (Coolangatta)
Ranked #19 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Nature and Parks
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Paradise Point Parklands (Paradise Point)
Ranked #20 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Nature and Parks
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Best Of All Lookout (Springbrook)
Ranked #21 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Slingshot Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise)
Ranked #22 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #23 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #24 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Dreamworld (Coomera)
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$73* and up
Ranked #25 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: For more than three decades, Dreamworld has been Australia's favourite theme park bringing joy to more than 30 million guests... more » Owner description: For more than three decades, Dreamworld has been Australia's favourite theme park bringing joy to more than 30 million guests from around the globe. Home to more than 40 rides and attractions including the park's famous Big 8 Thrill Rides, Wiggles World, DreamWorks Experience, exciting live shows, Tiger Island, a host of characters plus more than 500 native Australian animals, and enjoy an Indigenous experience at Dreamworld Corroboree! There is something for everyone at Dreamworld. For more worlds of fun, swap your shorts for a swimsuit, slip through the interconnecting gate and slide in for the ride of your life at WhiteWater World, located just next door. « less
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Ranked #26 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (Surfers Paradise)
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$136* and up
Ranked #27 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Museums
Owner description: Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Surfers Paradise's most unusual and unbelievable attraction! Located in Soul Boardwalk, Cavill... more » Owner description: Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Surfers Paradise's most unusual and unbelievable attraction! Located in Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Ripley's offers 15 individually themed galleries of unbelievable artefacts and interactive exhibits where you will Experience the Fun around every corner. Your self-guided adventure is sure to astonish as you come face to face with remarkable relics and rare treasures from around the World. With almost 9,000 square feet to explore, you will discover 350 genuine artefacts, amazing stories of history and adventure, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, fun interactive games, life-size figurines of unusual characters who actually lived and unbelievable movies! Simply an amazing journey of on an hour or more - That's Wow Factor fun for everyone! New addition, Ripley's Impossible LaseRace™, is the only LaseRace™ in the Southern Hemisphere and tests the guile and agility of participants as they duck, shimmy, pivot, and crawl through a maze of bright green laser beams in an effort to achieve the best possible time. Touch a laser, and time is added onto your score. Enjoy four difficulty levels and play as long as you want! (Included in General Admission). « less
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Infinity Attraction (Surfers Paradise)
Ranked #28 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Challenge your senses and ignite your imagination at INFINITY - a mind blowing 30 minute journey into 20 trippy, maze-like... more » Owner description: Challenge your senses and ignite your imagination at INFINITY - a mind blowing 30 minute journey into 20 trippy, maze-like 'worlds of wonder' filled with special effects and illusions that go all the way to infinity! Some environments are beautiful, others mysterious, all are intriguing and totally unique. You'll groove and dance in some while others will make you laugh and scream! Infinity is a futuristic fun house and the first of its kind in the world.Often referred to as "a chemical free trip into other dimensions of the imagination and the senses" and "a sensory overload." Ideal holiday fun for all ages and nationalities, great family entertainment. TAKE THE TRIP. « less
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Ranked #29 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Evandale Park (Surfers Paradise)
Ranked #30 of 82 attractions in Gold Coast
Category: Nature and Parks
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