Gold Coast Attractions
If you're looking for a place to go with an almost limitless list of things to do and activities to keep you on your toes, then the Gold Coast is your destination! Choose from relaxation, Australian animal encounters, cultural experiences, food and wine tours, art and culture, nightlife or just plain fun and adrenalin - whatever path you take is sure to be enjoyable and interesting.
There are too many tourist attractions to list so we've highlighted the best attractions below. Check out the list for something that meets your entertainment needs - depending on what you choose you can enjoy a dinner or show too (read more about the Outback Spectacular & Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary here). Book from the comfort of home or from your hotel - its quick and easy.
Gold Coast Tourist Attractions
Enjoy the show, your sumptuous three-course traditional Aussie BBQ dinner with drinks, and free Stockman's hat! Experience the heart, soul and true Aussie spirit of the outback with Australian Outback Spectacular 3 which is presented by R. M. Williams and filled with more outback music, drama and action than ever before!
After four years and amazing over a million visitors, Australian Outback Spectacular has introduced a variety of new and exciting scenes to enhance your show experience and to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Address: Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Qld 4210
Take a walk on the wild side and get closer to a range of native Australian and exotic wildlife in a natural environment at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the most popular attractions in South East Queensland.
View stacks of interactive displays, wide-open enclosures while walking through the lush eucalyptus and rainforest and see all of your favourite animals - cuddle a koala, get up close to crocodiles, hand feed the kangaroos or Rainbow Lorrikeets or for the adrenaline junkies go through the Adventure Parc High Ropes Course, or glide through the sanctuary on a segway experience.
Address: 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Qld 4223
See the latest stage spectacular to hit Jupiters Hotel & Casino in the multi-million dollar newly refurbished theatre!
Having featured an array of sensational performances and artists from all over the world, including circus acts, magic, dance and many more unique and creative acts that will delight young and old.
See the latest show on offer plus you can visit one of the award winning restaurants, bars or have a go at the gaming tables for a full night of fun!
Address: Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, Qld 4218
Draculas is one of the Gold Coast's longest-running and most successful attractions, having been entertaining both locals and visitors alike for over 30 years with its unique nights of burlesque-style entertainment, horrific displays of comedy and dining the likes of which is unmatched in the region!
For a ghoulishly good time with both friends and family, Dracula's is a humourous tribute to the B-grade horror genre that incorporates entertaining musical productions alongside side-splitting comedy to provide a memorable evening that has been much-acclaimed by guests for years!
Address: 1 Hooker Blv, Broadbeach Qld 4218
Running from The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove, Illusions will wow crowds with never before seen illusions including mid-air vanishes and appearances, in addition to Hollywood’s usual blend of hilarious comedy, tricks and stunts.
Expect breathtaking magic learnt from all over the world over the past 20 years. "There will be levitation methods never seen before, vanishes beyond belief, and mind-reading which seriously blows people away." Be dazzled by Matt Hollywood’s mind-blowing magic at Illusions.
Address: The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove, Qld 4212
Try all the thrill of skydiving without any of the fear with this brand-new Gold Coast indoor skydiving experience with a range of packages available! Located in Surfers Paradise, join in the fun and feel the feeling of complete weightlessness and perform all the aerial twists, turns and spins you like in a near-perfect simulation of the free-fall of dropping from 14,000 feet that standard skydives offer.
Professional indoor skydiving instructors will ensure you're both comfortable and confident to simply enjoy your time floating in mid-air as the massively powerful fans have you feeling like a superhero.
Address: Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Qld 4217
Infinity is a mind blowing journey into spectacular futuristic maze-like world of wonder. Made up of an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and illusions.
The Infinity journey takes around 40 minutes and is suitable for all ages! Travel to another universe and enjoy the sights and sounds of Infinity!
Address: Chevron Renaissance Centre, Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd (Gold Coast Hwy) and Elkhorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Qld 4217
Located 230 metres above the ground, SkyPoint has been transformed from a room with a view to an exciting and educational tourism experience to showcase the 360 degree beauty of the Gold Coast.
Hop on board one of the fastest elevators in the world at Q1 Resort, taking you from the ground to Level 77 in just 42.7 seconds. SkyPoint is a must-see experience with spectacular 360 degree Gold Coast views from the surf to the hinterland and beyond. Like some adventure? Why not try the new SkyPoint climb!
Address: Level 77 of Q1, Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Qld 4217
Take a self guided tour through individually themed air-conditioned galleries which feature hundreds of unbelievable exhibits, amazing stories, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, interactive displays and an unforgettable movie. A completely different experience that lasts an hour or more, it's up to you!
- You’ll see a piece of Mars Rock from the Red Planet
- Survive a walk through Australia’s Only Double Spinning Tunnels
- Discover Rare Artifacts in the Egyptian Tomb
- Marvel at the World’s Smallest Car
- Be entertained by “Ripley’s Fab Four”
- See an Unforgettable Movie
Address: Soul Shopping Centre, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Qld 4217
Surf World Gold Coast
Surfing and beach culture museum, Surf World, includes over 100 surfboards spanning the eras from 1915 to today, photographs & photographic equipment, surf movie posters, album covers, clothing, trophies, books and heaps more.
We hope that what you’ll discover today will offer a fascinating look into the rich history of surfing in Australia and particularly that of Queensland and the Gold Coast.
Address: 1st Floor Honeyworld, Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Qld 4223
Other Gold Coast Attractions
3049 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Phone: 07 5538 3975
Australian Shooting Academy
Level 1, the Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise
Phone: 07 5527 5100
Iceland Ice Skating Rink
15 Strathaird Rd, Bundall
Phone: 07 5539 9899
Draculas Haunted House
3177 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Gold Coast QLD 4217
Phone: 07 5592 5534
Planet Chill Ice Skating Rink
Paradise Resort, 122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Phone: 07 5579 4444
Putt Putt Golf
Cnr Gold Coast Hwy & Crescent Ave, Mermaid Beach
Phone: 07 5575 3381
Strike on Cavill
Circle on Cavill, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Phone: 1300 STRIKE
- Want more things to do? Why not visit the Gold Coast's famous theme parks - read about them here, and purchases tickets or passes and save!