The Gold Coast is known for its sunny skies, amazing attractions and some incredible natural wonders. But for this go-to warm weather getaway, it’s best to know what’s happening when you visit the sunny state. After our recent feature in The Queensland Bucket List, by Experience OZ & NZ, we thought we’d put together a list of our own! Here’s a look at the top 10 things we’d add to our bucket list for those incredible weekend getaways on the Gold Coast.

1. Infinity
We might be a slightly bias but… you haven’t truly done the best until you’ve visited Infinity. Infinity offers a mind-bending experience into a maze of activities like no other. Suitable for all ages 8 and over – Infinity is your own personal escape into outer space. By the way, you can get tickets here!

Infinity GC

2. Greenmount Beach
Take our famed stairs and enter onto one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s a view that some would say rivals their own version to heaven. With that crystal blue water we could say that it’s perfect for a private little weekend getaway.

Greenmount Beach

3. Paddock Bakery
Looking for a coffee with that sweet treat? Or a light lunch after a surf? Well go no further than Paddock Bakery. This little gem of a bakery is tucked away in the heart of Miami and is a favourite to locals and tourists alike.

4. Coolangatta Lookout
The Gold Coast boasts some of the best lookouts in Australia. Nestled near Coolangatta in the southern Gold Coast this lookout gives incredible views north towards Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. A perfect activity to pair with an afternoon swim and a picnic nearby.

Coolangatta Lookout

4. Observatory Deck at the Q1 Resort
Climb to the top of the Q1 Resort and you’re met with illuminating pathways through Surfers Paradise at Sunset. It is the ideal destination to grab a 360 degree view of the gold coast. We recommend heading up to the observatory deck at night to experience the city in all its glory.

Observatory Deck at the Q1 Resort

6. Purling Brook Falls
With the recent rainfall across the hinterland it’s a perfect time to visit the picturesque Purlingbrook Falls. Whether you’re taking a day trip or spending some time with that special someone Purlingbrook Falls is the perfect place to be.

Purling Brook Falls

7. Betty’s Burgers
The Gold Coast’s classic burger shack serves mouth watering burgers all round the clock. Betty’s Gold Coast location has a great reputation for serving up incredible food. So whether you’re looking for a full lunch or just a quick bite Betty’s your girl! It is also conveniently located right near us in Chevron Renaissance


9. Mamasan Kitchen + Bar
One of the Gold Coast’s fine dining, award winning restaurants Mamasan Kitchen + Bar really lends itself to a generous #treatyoself moment this weekend. With Modern Asian Dining Mamasans incorporates an intricate twist of modern and traditional flavours in an array of delicious food and drinks prepared just for you.

10. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
This iconic wildlife conservation park is a must visit on your next weekend getaway to the Gold Coast. We suggest Currumbin for a fun day out – mixing animals, food, activities and fun for all!

With your brand new bucket list in hand, we’ll meet you at the Gold Coast next weekend!