- Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain is a 40 Minute drive from Surfers Paradise and a very popular place to visit on the Gold Coast. There are some companies offering Half-Day and Day trips to the mountain, or jump in the car and take the scenic drive up through the Gold Coast Hinterland. Tamborine is a great day out, with spectacular views and lots of little areas to visit once on the mountain.
With Views on the East Side of the mountain over the whole Gold Coast, to the epic views of the hinterland from Hang Glider Launch, you will be spoilt for choice on a Tamborine Mountain Day trip. There are many tracks and wineries scattered over the mountain to discover, and be sure to check out the Glow Worm caves and Curtis Falls which are a definite highlight for a Tamborine Day trip.
2. Point Danger
One of the Must-Do tracks on the southern end of the Gold Coast, Point Danger offers some of the best views of the Gold Coast beaches on offer. Sitting on the border of Queensland and New South Wales overlooking the famous Duranbah Beach, this iconic headland is rich with History being named by Captain James Cook on his 1770 Journey up the East Coast of Australia. With its iconic Lighthouse and expansive views, on a clear day, you can see from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay and you’re sure to spot Dolphins and other Marine animals from this epic vantage point.
3. Luxury Broadwater Cruise
Join the dynamic crew at Boattime Yacht Charters aboard a Luxury Tri-Deck Catamaran ‘Mermaid Spirit’ for an unforgettable Day out with the Family and friends. Running on Saturdays, Discover the famous Gold Coast Broadwater in Style on a Luxury Broadwater BBQ and Watersports Tour.
This Tour has the whole crew covered – think Cold Drinks, BBQ Buffet, Watersports, and Music with a GC backdrop. Check out the Special 2 tickets for $159 for a real Superyacht Experience without breaking the bank! Keep an eye out for Dolphins, Turtles, and Rays as you cruise the Seaway and try your hand at Stand Up Paddleboarding on this epic Summer Experience.
Looking for something a little more relaxed? Grab your partner and jump aboard a Luxury Sunset Tour and watch the Sunset over the Gold Coast Skyline on a Sunday Afternoon. It’s not every day you have the opportunity to sit back with a drink in your hand, blissfully cruising aboard a luxury superyacht while watching an epic Gold Coast Sunset.
4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Queensland’s oldest Nature-Based destinations. The Sanctuary is dedicated to conserving Australia’s indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture with its joined Wildlife Hospital and native Australian animals & nature on display. There are a number of shows and experiences available, and sitting right behind the beautiful Currumbin beach this is a great day for the family and animal lovers alike!
5. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
For the shopping lovers! Pacific Fair is located in the heart of the Gold Coasts Broadbeach and boasts a huge amount of luxury, fashion, dining and bar experiences. There are Free Shuttle busses running from Southport in the north and Burleigh Heads daily. Check out some of the 400 specialty stores before lounging in the leisure and entertainment precinct, or check out the Dining Courts and Food options for some great eats – Pacific Fair is known for its friendly and accommodating staff.
6. Skypoint Observation Deck
Talk about a view! The Skypoint Observation Deck sits atop the Q1 Building in Surfers Paradise and is Australia’s only beachside observation deck. Soaring 230 metres into the Sky, the Skypoint provides expansive 360-degree panoramic views stretching from the beach to the Hinterland and beyond. Catch the epic views during the day, or visit during the evening when Skypoint transforms into a high-altitude lounge bar with music every Friday and Saturday night.