Gold Coast | Things to do

Queensland’s most famous beach resort has been drawing visitors since the 1950s. The Gold Coast is a world of contrasts, bringing together nostalgia and innovation, a vibrant nightlife with family-friendly experiences, and the best of both beaches and the hinterland.

Beaches

The Gold Coast is renowned for its relaxed beach lifestyle. Savour the sun on your skin and salt in your hair with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, jet skis, jet packs and flyboards, or just enjoy a laid-back beach picnic. The Goldie (as the locals call it) is a surf haven, with breaks for everyone from Quiksilver Pro champs to absolute beginners (plus plenty of surf schools), as well as both family-friendly and pet-friendly beaches.

Food and drink

The Gold Coast’s dining scene is all about barefoot sophistication. Eat at an outdoor restaurant with views over the water, grab breakfast at a breezy café, then later hunt out the city’s best fine-dining al fresco options. Set off on your own craft beer odyssey through breweries, pubs and rooftop bars. 


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Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland

When you need a break from the beaches, discover the lush Gold Coast Hinterland. Head for the Springbrook National Park to admire lush greenery and sights like the stunning Purling Brook Falls, or explore Lamington National Park and its many photogenic aspects, such as Morans Falls. Hike through sub-tropical rainforest and walk beside meandering creeks, then set up your tent and camp under the stars.

Gold Coast attractions

Get your thrills on a roller coaster or meet your favourite cartoon characters at a theme park, discover the magic of glow worms after dark at the Natural Bridge in the Springbrook National Park, and gather the gang together around a big table for street food at the Miami Marketta market. The Gold Coast also maintains a vibrant calendar of events, which range from family-friendly food stalls to the adrenaline of world-class sport competitions.

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JUCY Rentals Gold Coast

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 350
JUCY stands for fun, adventure and the spirit of travelling. They aim to give all of their customers the green light to have the time of their lives! Pick up your JUCY wheels in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Cairns and get amazing service before you get out on the road.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
From AU$730.00 - 3395.00
Imagine cruising the idyllic waterways of the Gold Coast and lower Moreton Bay on your own fully equipped holiday houseboat. Be your own skipper with no licence needed. Take the family, friends or a romantic getaway, cruise and laze at your leisure, swim, fish, Island hop and just relax.

Gold Coast Party Pontoons

Hollywell, Gold Coast Area
From AU$400.00 - 995.00
Gold Coast Party Pontoons offer purpose built, high quality, one of a kind barbecue party boats on the gold Coast. Inclusions include an insulated roof, drop down clears (cafe style), full flush toilet, stereo with bluetooth connection, stainless steel barbecue and it's built four metres wide for stability where only the best will do.

Gold Coast Bus Co.

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Gold Coast Bus Co. is a ground transportation company providing executive and group transportation services through an industry leading online booking portal. Access the widest range of ground transportation vehicles in Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Express Airport Transfers

Pacific Pines, Gold Coast Area
Gold Coast Express Airport Transfers provide Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane Airport transfers. They service transfers to all hotels, holiday apartments and residences in Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Brisbane.

SkyBus

Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11 - 80
SkyBus operates frequent services from Gold Coast Airport providing passengers convenient and affordable transfers between the Airport and over 500 hotels throughout the Gold Coast. Passengers can board the SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle right outside the Domestic terminal doors at the Gold Coast Airport.

Bray Management / Northrop and Johnson Australia

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$1000 - 10000
Bray Management have recently merged with Northrop and Johnson, one of the world's leading superyacht companies. Northrop and Johnson, the authority on yachting since 1949, and have recently launched a dedicated office in Australia.

Alpha Car Hire Southport

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Alpha Car Hire is the fastest growing car rental company on the east coast of Australia. In 10 years they have gone from one location to nine nationwide! Their secret? Great customer service and fantastic car rental deals!

Europcar Car Hire Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$30 - 200
Europcar's Queensland stations provide flexible car hire options for a business trip or driving holiday. Europcar has a nationwide network of over 125 locations with 34 easily accessible car hire locations throughout Queensland, all offering competitive rates in top holiday destinations.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Gold Coast Airport

Bilinga, Gold Coast Area
While Enterprise is new to Australia, they have been growing across the globe since 1957. Today, Enterprise is part of the largest car rental company in the world, with more than 1.5 million cars in service.
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