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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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.

Dreamworld

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
From AU$99 - 99
There is BIG fun waiting at Australia’s BIGGEST theme park. With rides, slides, wildlife and entertainment all in one place, Dreamworld is the perfect place for the whole family. Enjoy BIG hugs from your favourite DreamWorks Heroes including Madagascar, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, while children’s best loved television shows come to life at The Wiggles World and ABC KIDS WORLD.

Strike Bowling Bar Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$14 - 30
They're not your typical bowling alley. Think 10 bowling lanes, an ultra hip karaoke room, two escape rooms and a killer cocktail and food menu that will bowl you over. Then add giant AV projectors, the latest music clips, pool tables and a weekend nightclub atmosphere.

Whales In Paradise

Multiple Locations
Gold Coast Whale Watching with Whales in Paradise. Whales in Paradise are the original Gold Coast Whale Watching company and the only whale watch operation whose cruises depart from the heart of the Gold Coast in central Surfers Paradise.

Seaway Kayaking Tours

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Seaway Kayaking Tours is a family business that emerged from the passion for the Gold Coast’s beautiful landscapes. They offer kayaking and snorkelling tours where they will delight their customers with different experiences where you will not only have a mesmerising kayaking experience but also valuable memories.

Ocean Jet Boating

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Jet boating with Ocean Jet is Queensland's only off shore ocean jet boating experience. With magnificent sites of the Gold Coast from the outer ocean side, slides and speed, it's extreme jet boating. Departing Marina Mirage, Main Beach, close neighbour to the Sheraton Mirage and Palazzo Versace.

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.

Cheyne Horan School of Surf Australia's Number 1 Surf School

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Come along for a Surfing Lesson at World Champion Cheyne Horan School of Surf. Australia's Number One Surf School. Guaranteed to stand and surf in your first lesson and more. You will have a lesson at World Champion Cheyne Horan Surf School Surfers Paradise.

Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

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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.

Go Vertical SUP Hire

Multiple Locations
Go Vertical SUP is the leading Stand up Paddle School on the Gold Coast. They are located right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Their aim is to provide top quality Paddle Board Hire, SUP tours and SUP lessons to all participants allowing them a rewarding experience on the water.
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