7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

By Fatima Turla October 4th, 2021 Posted in Australia & Oceania Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Gold Coast, Australia soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Gold Coast with suggested tours!

7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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If you’re looking for one of the best places to visit in Australia, you’re on the right page. The Gold Coast, a city located south of Brisbane on the country’s east coast is one of Australia’s leading holiday destinations. With its beaches, surfing spots, shopping, nightlife, etc., you’ll never run out of things to do and explore here.

List of Best Things to do in the Gold Coast, Australia

1. Tamborine Mountain

7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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A state park on Gold Coast, but far from the beach. Tamborine Mountain is a great place to spend the day with great restaurants, many trails, and waterfalls to visit. The good thing is to go on weekdays because the waterfall gets crowded at the weekend.

Suggested Tour: Tamborine Mountain: High Ropes Course

2. Surfers Paradise Beach

6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Surfers Paradise Beach is popular worldwide and definitely worth a visit. Not only because it is beautiful, but in combination with the city skyline, it looks so unique. This beach is part of the Gold Coast in Queensland. The tallest building in Australia, the Q1 Tower, is also lined up in the impressive skyline. Moreover, it is also very clean everywhere and you can easily lie down in the sun for a while.

Suggested Tour: Surfers Paradise: Surf Lesson on the Gold Coast

3. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

The Pacific Fair Shopping Center is located in Broadbeach. It’s a huge center with everything that is worthy of the name. The mall is bright and pleasant, also because it has a glass roof. From cheap to high-end products, regardless of age or gender, you can spend all day.

4. Natural Bridge

7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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A short walk will take you to the Natural Bridge. The location is a bit remote from other accessible walks in Springbrook Park, however well worth the trip. The trail is well maintained and although not challenging, it’s still not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Suggested Tour: Gold Coast: Natural Bridge and Springbrook Afternoon Tour

5. Kirra Beach

7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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A wonderful beach with incomparable turquoise blue water. You can choose to swim in its cool waters and there are cafes and restaurants nearby when you get hungry. The beach also has excellent infrastructure such as bathrooms.

6. Coolangatta Beach

7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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One of the most beautiful beaches on the Gold Coast! The sunset here is wonderful. It’s quiet, with an extensive strip of sand, good for enjoying with friends and family, for relaxing and also for surfing. The beach is truly incredible.

7. SkyPoint Observation Deck

6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The SkyPoint Observation Deck is located in the Q1 building, which is over 300 m high. The observation deck is on the top floor. One of the fastest passenger lifts in Australia takes visitors to the viewing platform in half a minute. From above, you can have a fantastic 360-degree view of the Gold Coast, the Pacific, and the Australian hinterland. It is absolutely worthy to come by during the day or once at night.

Where to stay on the Gold Coast, Australia

Budget Hotel

Backpackers In Paradise Resort

7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Backpackers In Paradise is situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise, just a minute’s walk from the transit center, beach, clubs, restaurants, and tourist attractions. Guests enjoy access to a Jacuzzi, swimming pool, hammocks, table tennis, and BBQ area. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and lockers. A large communal kitchen is also available for guests to use and there is a large central courtyard to enjoy.

Price: Starts at $58 per night for a Double Room with Shared Bathroom, includes taxes and charges, breakfast included, and it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast

7 Best Things To Do in the Gold Coast, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast features a pool bar and direct beach access. All guest rooms boast views of the lush garden, sparkling lagoon, or the Pacific Ocean. Each has the signature Sheraton Sleep Experience bedding, an iPod dock, and a 55-inch flat-screen TV with Chromecast capabilities. Terraces Restaurant features a buffet that includes fresh local seafood, traditional favorites, and desserts.

Price: Starts at $339 per night for Mirage Double Room with Two Double Beds and Resort View, includes taxes and charges, add $37 for breakfast, but it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Gold Coast, Australia. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure on Gold Coast.

Fun Facts About the Gold Coast

  • The Gold Coast is the 6th largest city in Australia.
  • There are over 13 million people who visit the city every year.
  • The city also has around 300 days of sunshine yearly.
  • The Gold Coast is home to more than 1,300 animal species and 1,700 plant species.
  • There are more females than males in the Gold Coast’s population.
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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.