There are so many things to do on the Gold Coast that I find it hard to even put together a short list for the purpose of writing this article. Dubbed as the playground of jetsetters and tourists, the Gold Coast boasts a spectacular network of waterways, golden beaches, almost perfect weather all-year-round, world-class theme parks, and premiere dining & entertainment areas.

To help you plan your Gold Coast holiday, let me give you the list of the top 3 things that you cannot afford to miss while youre here:

Visit Surfers Paradise

As they say, youve never really been to the Gold Coast unless you experience the stunning Surfers Paradise. With so many attractions to see and things to do on the Gold Coast, most tourists prefer to stay in Surfers Paradise, and believe me, youll need? to stay for more than just a couple of days to experience all it has to offer. Besides the unlimited dining options and lively nightlight, Surfers Paradise beach is of course, one of the main attractions. Although the waves here arent as high and as consistent as Burleigh’s, the beach is perfect if you want to cool off, or learn to surf.

Also, dont forget to check out the night market held every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday along the Surfers Paradise Esplanade. This is so popular that it attracts throngs of tourists and locals for evenings of fun and of course, treasure-hunting.

If youre going this coming April, make sure not miss the annual Surfers Paradise Festival which is designed especially for tourists so they can feel the care-free, fun-loving buzz that Surfers Paradise has to offer. It features the best food, arts, music and entertainment from local businesses and performers.

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Take a scenic Drive to Tamborine Mountain

If nature tripping is your thing, a drive to Tamborine Mountain should be included in your itinerary. Here you can experience Tamborine rainforest skywalk, see the amazing Tamborine Mountain Distillery, and take on Thunderbird Park.

No trip to Tamborine Mountain is complete without visiting “Gallery Walk”, this is where you’ll find over 60 art, craft, gift and nick-knack shops in the Mountains main street, there are also many restaurants and cafes including Georges Paragon, but for a truly breath-taking experience, travel to Alpine Terrace and be greeted by Leo, the St Bernard at St Bernards Hotel. Sit back and enjoy a drink or delicious pub food while you take in the best views in Tamborine.

Enjoy a day of fun at one of the many attractions on offer

One of the best things to do on the Gold Coast has to be spending a day at one of our world-class theme parks, they are ideal for family fun and entertainment. The Gold Coast is home to some of the biggest and most innovative theme parks in the world word providing an excellent experience that wont be forgotten any time soon. Whether youre looking for wild rides, crazy waterparks, or heart-stopping thrill rides, you can be assured that the Gold Coast has exactly what youre looking for. Some of the most famous theme parks on the Gold Coast include Dreamworld, MovieWorld, WhiteWater World, and Wet N Wild. According to official figures, these theme parks alone help the region in attracting millions of tourists each and every year.

However, when it comes to my personal favourite thing to do on the Gold Coast, it would be visiting Infinity Gold Coast, which by the way, is conveniently located at the heart of Surfers Paradise. I guarantee Infinity Gold Coast will be something youve never seen or experienced before. As the first of its kind in the world, it offers unique and thrilling experience for both young and adults. You get to experience mind-blowing journey to emotion-enhancing series of 20 tunnels filled with never-before-seen illusions, unique special effects, and mind-boggling music. What makes Infinity so great is that its an attraction the entire family can enjoy and whats more; this attraction is very affordable, tickets start at just $16.10 for children or you can get a family pass for just $65.60, now thats affordable entertainment! If this sounds like you kind of fun, be sure to buying your tickets online for some great savings.


There are so many things to do on the Gold Coast that staying here for at least 4-5 days is highly recommended. For the best Gold Coast experience, dont forget to include our top picks as they are guaranteed to give you a mind-blowing experience. My personal favourite thing to do on the Gold Coast is to take the family to Infinity Gold Coast, with ticket prices from as low as $16.10 you cant go wrong! If youre looking for unique things to do, then this attraction is perfect.