Make your holiday experience a memorable one and take advantage of the best attractions, tours and theme parks the Gold Coast has to offer.
Choose from single-day tickets, multi park passes or annual passes to Dreamworld, White Water World, Sea World, Movie World and Wet “n” Wild. Visitors can expect heart racing thrill rides, family entertainment, giant wave pools and incredible animal encounters at Australia’s greatest theme parks on the Gold Coast. READ MORE
Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and fill your days with koala cuddles and educational experiences. The Gold Coast Whale Watching season runs from May to November each year, and we’ve got all the options, including departures from Surfers Paradise or at Sea World on the Spit. READ MORE
The Gold Coast is constantly buzzing with live entertainment and world-class shows held throughout the year. Gain a glimpse into the Aussie Outback and enjoy an evening show and dinner at the Australian Outback Spectacular. Delight in a devilish night out at Draculas Cabaret Restaurant. READ MORE
Whether it’s on land or in the air, adults and kids will be spoiled for choice in activities. The Gold Coast has a huge number of thrill seeking and extreme activities, including jet boating, skydiving or climbing the Q1 SkyPoint. Check out the best views on a scenic helicopter or hot-air balloon flights. High ropes courses, horseback riding and island tours can get you outdoors. READ MORE
The city has an abundance of water sports perfect for locals and tourists. Hire a jet ski and speed along the Gold Coast Broadwater or book a kayaking adventure to see dolphins and other marine life. If you don’t want to get your feet wet, then why not try parasailing? The Gold Coast waterways are also perfect for a surf lesson, stand up, paddleboarding, snorkelling and scuba diving. READ MORE
Looking for all the top things to do on the Gold Coast with kids? The Gold Coast has long been “famous for fun” because of its great variety for kids’ attractions and experiences. Choose from child-friendly animal interactions at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, treetop climbing in the Gold Coast hinterland or fun “duck” vehicle cruise for an adventure on land and water. READ MORE
Exploring the Gold Coast is easy with a range of transport options available for all travellers.
Wondering what to pack for your dream holiday? The Gold Coast – like much of Queensland – is beautiful one day, perfect the next. The city averages 245 days of fine and sunny weather annually, and those rainy-day exceptions typically fall over summer – from December to February.
Average summer temperatures are 20-28°C (68-83°F). The humid days are usually offset by cool sea breezes.
In autumn (March – May), sunny days are followed by warm nights – making it ideal for outdoor water activities such as fishing and sailing. Autumn temperatures fall between 16-26°C (61-77°F).
The locals love winter days. The season runs from June to August with generally sunny and dry days and comfortable temperatures of 11-21°C (52-70°F). Many Australians escape the cooler weather in the southern states for a Gold Coast holiday at this time of year. The humidity is lower, there is less rain, but the temperature is still pleasant.
If you haven’t been to the Gold Coast during spring, you’re missing out. From September to November, the Gold Coast offers sunny days followed by mild tropical evenings. September can sometimes be windy, making it great for sports such as kitesurfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing and sailing. Temperatures fall between 15-25°C (59-77°F).