If you are making the trip all the way to Australia, then you probably already understand just how long it takes to get to the country. While Australia may be just one country, there is still so much to see and do here. Whether you want to go to Sydney to see the Opera House, or going to Melbourne for some amazing shopping, or even head on out to the outback to experience something a little different, Australia has got you covered.
Many Australians also choose to explore in their own backyard as well, and one of the best places to go check out is the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is situated in Queensland, or the ‘Sunshine State’ as it is affectionately known. If you enjoy the sun, beaches, and a great vibe, the Gold Coast is for you.
There are so many different things for you to do in the Gold Coast, it doesn’t matter if you’re heading out on the town with your partner, or going on a family holiday with your young children, there’s lots to do. So, have a read on below at the top 6 things for you to consider doing when travelling to the Gold Coast:
Gold Coast is known for its amusement parks, and the good news is that you’ve got a lot to choose from. The most popular ones are Dreamworld, Wet n’ Wild, Movie World and Sea World. The latter three are all located next to each other and you can save money by purchasing a pass with all three of the parks.
The Q1 is located in Surfers Paradise and is one of the biggest towers which you can take a super fast lift right to the top. The views here are amazing, and you can also sit down, relax and have a cocktail or two while taking in the views.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Do you love shopping? Well, Pacific Fair is just a short walk from Broachbeach and you can quickly get lost in the range of options available to you. The shopping centre is massive, and there are shops for every budget, all the way up to the very high end products.
There are stacks of beaches in the Gold Coast, but if you are looking for one of the most iconic beaches, you can’t go past the beach in the aptly named Broadbeach. Surfers Paradise also has a popular beach, with heaps of shops and restaurants located nearby. You can lay by the beach or even get some surfing lessons, if that’s something you want to try.
Gold Coast Racecourse
If you are going to the Gold Coast in January, which is summer in Australia, then you have to go to the racecourse as there is a major horse racing event, in the Magic Millions. The Magic Millions race attracts many people to the racecourse because it features some of the best racehorses in Australia. If you have never been to a live horse racing event, then this is certainly something that you should consider. You may even get a local providing you with their horse racing tips.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are looking for something that helps you get back into nature, then you really cannot go past Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Here you get to cuddle koalas and feed kangaroos (two of Australia’s most iconic animals) while exploring the open enclosures. This is a must especially if you have young children, as it provides a unique experience they will look back on in excitement for many years to come.