The Gold Coast is Australia's entertainment capital. It's full of fun things to do and especially notable for it's theme parks.
Spread along a glorious long beach and having fantastic year round sunny weather, the Gold Coast is a perfect spot to take a break if you want to relax, have fun with your partner or family, or try out new and exciting adventurous activities.
There is easily enough here to keep you entertained for a couple of weeks, but if you just want a quick break, you could squeeze in a day at the beach or beside the pool with another day at a theme park or on an adrenaline filled tour over a the course of a long weekend.
Take a look at the list below and see what attractions stand out for you.
All Things To Do In The Gold Coast
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Need info on 'How to get to the Gold Coast?' or 'Where to stay?'
Go to the second page of our travel guide for the full run down.
Or, go to the third page for all the 'Essential info' like getting around, food, shopping, and much more.
Extra tips for visiting the Gold Coast
Visiting South East Queensland
With everything in South East Queensland so close, you could easily plan an extended trip that takes in more than one central location.
Tours and activities offered from Gold Coast - click for a link to more information: -
Theme Park Tickets Tip
Warners Movie World, Sea World, Wet 'N' Wild, and the Outback Spectacular are all owned by Village Roadshow. They offer a variety fo different multi-park passes that you can choose from depending on how many of the four that you want to visit.
If you plan on visiting mutiple attractions in the Gold Coast the iVenture pass may give you a discount on the overall cost of buying tickets individually. The potential to save depends on which attractions you intend to visit. Take a look at their website to work it all out here.
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