Things to do and see on the GOLDCOAST
Movie world, wet and wild and dreamworld.
The goldcoast has some amazing theme parks for you to choose from for fun for all the family.
Choose from a wet and wild experience with water slides and lots of splashing around with some of the tallest waterslide rides in the world, as well as spa there are thrill rides and lots of fun for all the family.
Movie world which is just up the coast is full of amazing movie memories old and new, get lost in a world where movies come to life and everyone is a star! There are lots of movie themed rides to explore, or want to watch some stunt cars in action, you can, want your picture taken with BATMAN, walk down main street and they are there!.
With so much to do don’t hesitate to schedule a day trip there, and don’t forget to watch the daily parade.
Dream world a well laid out theme park, which has its shares of thrill seeking rides but also lots of fun for the smaller ones, as well as rides there are animals to see, the tiger show for example or have your photo taken with a Koala bear.
Q1 is a skyscraper in Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and from SkyPoint Observation Deck you can indulge in meals and drink sit back and relax, while enjoying Australias only beach side observation deck, giving 360 degree views of the coast the hinterland and beyond.
There is a sky point climb for the brave, and open air adventure rising 270 meters into the air!
PURLING BROOK FALLS
There is a little creek which is known as Purling Brook, this peacefully meanders its way under roads and then over rocks before finding itself in a 100m drop off of the mountain, into a valley below. The Purling Brook Falls are found within a central section of the famous Springbrook National Park as part of the Shield Volcano.
With lots of watering holes, it’s a great place for picnic with the kids or just to hang out with friends and family.
It’s very peaceful and the views are quite wonderful, and be sure to check out the best of all lookout for the best of all sights of the surrounds!
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is amazing! You can cuddle a Koala, and feed a hungry kangaroo, how about experiencing feeding the wild lorikeets, and then watch some Aboriginals play the didgeridoo.
With a huge adventure playground, and shearing of sheep to observe there is something for all the family to enjoy!
Take a stroll at Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens.Set central to the coast, this gardens are a nice place to walk around, relax on a blanket under the trees and enjoy an excellent coffee, ice cream Get up close in the discovery garden and experience the butterfle garden to learn what plants you should have in your own garden to attract butterflies.
Free guided walks are available, and there is bird watching around the lake.
EVANDALE SCULPTURE WALK
Art made by local and international artists at the Evandale Sculpture Walk. Explore the 49 pieces of art by wandering around the lake and experiencing all that the walk has to offer.
In the warmer months you can swim in the lake or just enjoy a picnic sitting on the grass. Around the lake take in the main river views as well as the sculptures places along the way. There is also an art gallery and small cafe. A great place to picnic, exercise, swim, or teach children to fish.
JELLURGAL DREAMING TOUR
Take a fascinating journey of interesting discovery and intrigue while you explore the world of the first inhabitants of this region, the Yugambeh people. This tour is Designed for international travellers, interstate visitors from other states and locals wishing to learn more about the Aboriginal history of their region, Jellurgal Dreaming is a five hour Aboriginal Cultural Experience that you can do in Burleigh.
THE WISHING TREE TRACK
Visit a tree called the wishing tree, along a track nestled in the hinterland of goldcoast, located in the green mountains of lamington national park, walking past enchanting trees and through hollowed out tree trunks, listen out of dingos howling, and keep sight of the track you are on, keep an eye out for faires and other woodland creatures, when you reach the special wishing tree, be sure to leave a wish with it.
An incredible working dam, which includes a visitors info centre and bbq Fishing is also popular here, but you need a license, and boating is permitted but only electric or non powered boats.
Also canoeing, kayaking and other paddLe craft is allowed, its peaceful, and still and quite breathtaking.
There are walking and horse riding trails, that are also popular with cyclists. Interesting day out.
Pelican feeding is daily at Ian Dipple Lagoon, 371 Marine Pde Labrador.
Every day at 1330 the pelicans arrive for their lunchtime feast, it’s quite spectacular to watch these magnificent birds fly in and gather to feed on fresh fish.
The Ian Dippler lagoon is a sandbar protected swimming area, which is perfect to enjoy a nice swim with the family in the shallow waters, or play around on the sand area.
GLOW WORMS TOUR
Found only in Australia and New Zealand glow worms are rare and fascinating creatures, see them lighting up their caves in breathtaking light, See the rain forest come alive at night time.
So pack some torches and get ready to take one of the best scenes Australia has to offer. Not only will you see a magnificent waterfall inside the cave, but also be lucky enough to see the largest concentration of glow-worms in the nation. See all this and more at Springbrook national park