Whether you are in a mood for relaxation or want to explore the beauty of the world, Australia’s Gold Coast has got you covered. This place is the pride and joy of the country. With its golden sand beaches, relaxing vibe, and a sheer number of activities you can do together with your family, friends, and even when you feel like traveling alone, the Gold Coast has always been a go-to destination among foreign nationals. If you are the type of traveler who wants a change of pace, you’ll find a peaceful and stunning scenery just along the coast, perfect for your eyes and your Instagram feed. Here are the favorite things most of the tourists and locals do to make the most of your time on the Gold Coast.
Go to a Theme Park
There is this one theme park that tourists like to visit when they are on the Gold Coast, the Dreamworld. This park offers everything that you normally see in a theme park such as thrilling rides, roller coasters, live shows, and the like. However, they added a twist on it. They put a little Australian touch in the park. They allow a close-up encounter with too many native Australian animals such as crocodiles, kangaroos, and dingos. If ever you come up to this park, sign up for a sunset safari and see big cats at Tiger Land face to face.
You may also go to WhiteWater World, as it has these big water slides and splash pools that anyone can enjoy. However, if you are not the type of person who likes extreme adventure, they also offer virtual reality shows that let you experience aboriginal corroboree.
Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular wildlife park in Queensland. There are hundreds of beautiful birds flying around and pecking up some treats to some tourist’s hands. There you will see colorful Lorikeets, kangaroos, koalas, and some reptiles like crocodiles. What makes this sanctuary popular among tourists is that it lets you commune with these animals and even feed them. According to the National Trust of Queensland, all proceeds that they have collected will help support these animals.
Enjoy the View at SkyPoint Observation Deck
If you are not afraid of heights and going to high places thrills your soul, then going to SkyPoint is the one for you. It is one of Australia’s tallest residential towers that gives you a 360-degree view of the entire Gold Coast. The thrill doesn’t stop there. You can also go and try the SkyPoint Climb, where you clamber on the 270-meter high platform giving you a clear view of what’s down there.
Discover the Nightlife
If you are finished with your day trip, and you feel like dancing the night away, going to Surfer’s Paradise is a great idea. At night, the place can get pretty fun. With all the open rooftop bars in the area, for sure, you’ll find a perfect spot for you. However, if you are looking for a much relaxed and chill drinking environment, there are a few good Gold Coast bar at the Surfer’s Paradise glitter strip you can check out. As the sun goes down, a bottle of beer is a nice touch before heading to another adventure.
Visit Gold Coast Best Beaches
Your trip to the Gold Coast wouldn’t be complete without visiting the best beaches in the area. One beach that tourists love to go to is Coolangatta Beach. It gives a peaceful vibe compared to the cramped Surfer’s Paradise. Plus, it’s free. The water on this beach is calmer and ideal for tourists and locals who want to go swimming. You also have easy access to many local shops, restaurants, and cafes by just crossing the road from the beach. If you are the type of person who wants to go surfing, you may go to Greenmount Point and Snapper Rocks, all situated near the Coolangatta beach. They are known for having great waves all year round.
Visit Lamington National Park
This park is known as one of the best national parks on the Gold Coast as it offers beautiful rainforest and waterfalls that are very relaxing to anyone who sees it. You will also see some wildlife living in this park, such as pademelons and long-nosed bandicoots. This national reserve is also home to about 190 species of birds including bowerbirds, and colored parrots. If you are up for some treats, you can go to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. It is a guesthouse with a spa that you can surely enjoy.
These are just some of the things you can visit and do when you decide to go to the Gold Coast. Most of these parks are free, so make the most out of it and enjoy everything.