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Burleigh Heads Beach (Burleigh Heads)
#1 of 87 in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach (Coolangatta)
#2 of 87 in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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The Rockpools (Southport)
#3 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Water Parks
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Natural Bridge (Springbrook)
#4 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: National Parks
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Snapper Rocks (Coolangatta)
#5 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kirra Beach (Coolangatta)
#6 of 87 in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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#7 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Performances
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Surfer's Paradise Beach (Surfers Paradise)
#8 of 87 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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Timezone Surfers Paradise (Surfers Paradise)
#9 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Timezone™ Surfers Paradise is the largest Indoor Family Entertainment Centre in Australia as well as the biggest Timezone™ in... more » Owner description: Timezone™ Surfers Paradise is the largest Indoor Family Entertainment Centre in Australia as well as the biggest Timezone™ in the world. With 5000 sqm of leading edge interactive and the latest interactive attractions and entertainment products. We are open 7 Days: 9am-Midnight. « less
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Kurrawa Beach (Broadbeach)
#10 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Beaches
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Q1 observation deck (Surfers Paradise)
#11 of 87 in Gold Coast
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#12 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Mountains; National Parks
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Putt Putt Golf (Mermaid Beach)
#13 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Holes of fun for everyone at Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach. Experience 3 fantastically themed 18 Hole Courses playing Jungle... more » Owner description: Holes of fun for everyone at Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach. Experience 3 fantastically themed 18 Hole 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 Video Games or book our Jungle BBQ zone for groups. Free and easy off-street parking. « less
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SkyPoint Climb (Surfers Paradise)
#14 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
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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Slingshot Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise)
#15 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Kirra Hill (Coolangatta)
#16 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Parks
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#17 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Beaches
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#18 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Zoos; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Get Closer with more than 1,400 native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin... more » Owner description: Get Closer with more than 1,400 native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to get closer to our amazing Australian native wildlife. The Sanctuary offers a world of discovery through fascinating wildlife shows and displays, nightly Wildlife Adventure tours and our latest attraction Wild Island, an outdoor adventure playground and interactive science activity zone, combining fun-filled entertainment with fascinating wildlife education for young visitors to Sanctuary. « less
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#19 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: Celebrate a tribute to Phar Lap – Hero to a Nation!One of Australia’s most legendary stories is retold as Australian Outback... more » Owner description: Celebrate a tribute to Phar Lap – Hero to a Nation!One of Australia’s most legendary stories is retold as Australian Outback Spectacular celebrates the courageous spirit of the Australian horse and commemorates the legend that is Phar Lap. Australian Outback Spectacular’s ‘Spirit of the Horse’ brings to life this iconic Australian story in a specially designed world class arena. The all new show features an amazing cast of larger than life characters as well as magnificent animals including the spirited Australian stockhorse. The stunning special effects will have you on the edge of your seat as we celebrate the courageous spirit of the Australian horse and pay tribute to the legend that is Phar Lap. The grandeur does not end there as you’re treated to a stirring musical score composed exclusively for the show, as well as popular music composed and written by country music legend Lee Kernaghan. Then it’s time for some fun and games! Australians are famous for their competitive spirit and it’s impossible not to become involved in the competition that develops between stockmen and women from rival stations. Join in the excitement as the stockmen and women test their skill in the race to be champions. Australian Outback Spectacular’s ‘Spirit of the Horse’ is a high energy show that demands every participant be well fed and that applies especially to the audience! So forty stockmen and women will serve up a gourmet Aussie feast with beer, wine or soft drink to all 1000 guests in record time.Australian Outback Spectacular is the first show of its kind in Australia – a unique and exciting evening dinner show filled with outback music, drama and action – a night you will never forget. Don’t miss the Gold Coast and Australia’s newest must see live show Australia Outback Spectacular’s ‘Spirit of the Horse’, proudly presented by R.M.Williams. « less
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Gold Coast Skydive (Coolangatta)
#20 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Sports Complexes
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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Tugun Beach (Tugun)
#21 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Beaches
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Infinity Attraction (Surfers Paradise)
#22 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Laugh & Scream - Take the Trip - Infinity is a mind blowing 30 minute journey into 20 trippy, maze-like 'worlds of wonder'... more » Owner description: Laugh & Scream - Take the Trip - Infinity is 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. You'll groove and dance in some while others will make you laugh and scream! Each world is a whole new experience. Infinity is a futuristic fun house and the first of its kind in the world. Be sure to take your time in each environment before you move onto the next. Some guests will want to move ahead of you, but feel free to stay in an area longer if you wish. « less
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (Surfers Paradise)
#23 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Museums
Owner description: A WOW FACTOR FUN EXPERIENCE THAT LASTS AN HOUR OR MORE!Take yourself on a guided tour through 15 individually themed... more » Owner description: A WOW FACTOR FUN EXPERIENCE THAT LASTS AN HOUR OR MORE!Take yourself on a guided tour through 15 individually themed air-conditioned galleries, featuring hundreds of unbelievable exhibits, unusual stories, magic and mystery, incredible illusions, interactive games and amazing movies. « less
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Dreamworld (Coomera)
#24 of 87 in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water 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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#25 of 87 in Gold Coast
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Water Parks
Owner description: From the most extreme waterslides on the planet to family friendly attractions, WhiteWater World uses cutting edge technology... more » Owner description: From the most extreme waterslides on the planet to family friendly attractions, WhiteWater World uses cutting edge technology to deliver thrills and spills for all ages. « less
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#26 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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#27 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Dracula's Queensland (Broadbeach)
#28 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: Dracula’s is Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theatre. A total night of entertainment combining... more » Owner description: Dracula’s is Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theatre. A total night of entertainment combining burlesque, contemporary music, comedy and quality dining, all in the one incredible venue. From that first tentative step inside, you and your party are transported to an underworld of gothic splendour. Ride the famous ghost train into the Theatre of the Vampyre. Explore the multi level castle and be captivated by the intense atmosphere. Animated creatures as well as original and rare horror collectables adorn the entire venue. Sample unique cocktails in the Van Helsing cocktail bar.A quality three course dinner is followed by the main event, Dracula’s two hour live production featuring some of Australia’s most talented performers. The productions change annually and continue to ‘wow’ audiences with the latest audio and visual special effects and a menu that is to die for! For over 30 years, multi award wining Dracula’s has wined, dined and horrified over 3,000,000 guests from all over the world.Dracula’s has always been and continues to be produced, written and directed by the Newman Family. An all Australian entertainment success story that is truly immortal. « less
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The Pines at Sanctuary Cove (Surfers Paradise)
#29 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Golf Courses
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Gold Coast Turf Club (Surfers Paradise)
#30 of 87 in Gold Coast
Category: Horse Tracks
Owner description: There's nothing quite like the fun & adventure that comes with a day at the races! And with stunning Gold Coast views,... more » Owner description: There's nothing quite like the fun & adventure that comes with a day at the races! And with stunning Gold Coast views, premier dining venues & exciting racing, the Club is an experience like no other. « less
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