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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Skyline Restaurant

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
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.

Go Ride A Wave - Gold Coast

Multiple Locations
Go Ride A Wave is Australia's largest and most professional learn to surf organisation. Enjoy a 2 hour surf lesson for beginners every day at several locations along the Gold Coast including Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Kirra near Coolangatta.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club

Hope Island, Gold Coast Area
The Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club golf experience is renowned across the globe - with two premier championship courses located in a unique and natural setting along with world class event facilities.

Slideways Go Karting Gold Coast

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25 - 150
Introducing their incredible new 475 metre long indoor go kart facility, which features an amazing three storey high race track! Their European style indoor hire kart track features a huge ramps, cambered turns, tunnels, esses, hairpins and sweepers.

Thunderbird Park® - Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast Region

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$0 - 0
Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain takes adventure holidays to the top. This magnificent property is less than an hour from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Come for the day or stay and play. This rainforest playground has it all.

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.

Gold Coast Skydive

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$355 - 375
Gold Coast Skydive are the only Tandem Skydive operation on the gorgeous Gold Coast! Boasting an excellent safety record, state of the art equipment and a pristine beach-side location. They have a great team full of fun and professional tandem masters who will take passengers through all the necessary training and go out of their way to make sure it's a truly amazing experience that you will never forget!

Metricon Stadium

Carrara, Gold Coast Area
Metricon Stadium is a 25,000 seat stadium which has become an exciting part of the sporting and entertainment landscape on the Gold Coast. The Stadium is home of the Gold Coast SUNS and has hosted T20 International and BBL cricket matches.

Walkin' On Water Surf School

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$50 - 50
Walkin' On Water Surf School is the Gold Coast’s Premier Surf School, located at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta and using the beautiful beaches of Greenmount and Coolangatta - the perfect ideal beaches for all levels of surf lesson.

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.
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