Gold Coast | Outdoor Activities

Get outdoors and stay active on your Gold Coast holiday with a range of outdoor activities from water sports to hinterland hiking adventures. Grab a surfboard, bike, boat or just your running shoes and start exploring this vibrant region.

Beach activities

With 70 kilometres of coastline, you can spend the best part of your day relaxing on one of Gold Coast’s stunning beaches. If you’re feeling adventurous, catch waves on a surfboard, stand-up-paddleboard through the creek systems or jet boat through inlets.

Hinterland activities

Lace your boots up and hike through the luscious Gold Coast Hinterland and spot native Queensland wildlife. You’ll stumble across cascading waterfalls and swimming holes. Be sure to explore Springbrook National Park and the Natural Bridge where you can even see glow worms in action after dark.

If you want to spend the night (or two) under the stars, set up tent or book a glamping experience.

Sports and adrenaline activities

Go sky high to get a bird’s eye view of the turquoise waters and scream your lungs out skydiving from 14,000ft or, climb 270 metres to the top of Skypoint on the Q1 resort building.

Set a new personal best by participating in the Gold Coast Marathon and test your endurance while taking in the pristine coastline. Or, play a round of golf at some of the world’s most picturesque golf courses.



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Australian Kayaking Adventures

Multiple Locations
Australian Kayaking Adventures has been operating kayaking and snorkelling adventures on the beautiful Gold Coast for over 15 years. They are also the only kayaking company located on the Nerang River in Surfers Paradise.

GC Wake Park

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 70
The GC Wake Park is a one stop water sports complex offering cable skiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding. The park offers state of the art facilities including a beginners cable – the 2.0 system, full size main cable with obstacles for the advanced riders to enjoy, a café overlooking the park, pro shop and equipment hire.

WhiteWater World

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
WhiteWater World. Relax, make a splash and soak it all in. Dive into a world of water-filled fun. WhiteWater World is now included in all Dreamworld tickets! Escape to the sanctuary of WhiteWater World, a dreamy oasis that offers something extraordinary for every age group.

Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

Multiple Locations
Have you personally experienced the majestic creatures of the sea? This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background.

Gold Coast Dive Centre and Marine Training College

Multiple Locations
Gold Coast Dive Centre and Marine Training College provides outdoor activities for the local, interstate and overseas market. Activities include scuba diving, snorkeling with the fish and obtaining your boat or jet ski license.

Aquis Park - Home of the Gold Coast Turf Club and Event Centre

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$10.00 - 230.00
Aquis Park - Home of the Gold Coast Turf Club and Event Centre is home to Australia's richest raceday, Magic Millions and fine dining restaurant Skyline, with panoramic views of the Gold Coast! Hosting over 60 race meetings every year, the Gold Coast Turf Club has become one of the most sought after function venues on the Gold Coast for both raceday and non-raceday events.

Putt Putt Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast Area
Putt Putt Mermaid Beach is the ultimate mini golf experience centrally located on the Gold Coast. Discover a hole world of fun with three themed 18 Hole Courses, games arcade, 19th hole refreshments, barbecue zone and free onsite parking.

King Tutts Putt Putt

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 15
King Tutt's Putt Putt is the ultimate mini-golf challenge located in the heart of Surfers Paradise. There is one outdoor and two fully themed indoor courses, perfect for any weather condition on the day or night.

Southport Yacht Club Incorporated

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Established in 1946, Southport Yacht Club has a beautiful setting with panoramic views of their multimillion dollar 300 berth Private Marina and of the Southport Broadwater. Dining can be enjoyed from the Waterfront Restaurant, whatever your desire, they have the dining facilities and setting in which to kick back, unwind and enjoy the scenery.

Topgolf Gold Coast

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
From AU$50 - 90
The Topgolf goal is to help you create unforgettable experiences with friends and family. The venue features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing "bays" similar to a bowling lane, an impressive food and drink menu, private spaces for groups of any size, high definition televisions to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.
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