Gold Coast Extreme Activities
Along with all the more sedate activities such as bushwalking, visiting wineries, cruises, pleasure flights and visiting art galleries, the Gold Coast also has heaps to offer those looking for an adrenalin rush. Experience the excitement of jumping from a plane, speeding over the water in a jet boat or doing loop-the-loops high in the sky over Surfers Paradise. What a rush!
Below are some suggestions that will get your heart racing in no time - book extreme activities such as sky diving, jet boating and bungy jumping online and get that blood pumping!
Jetboating on the Gold Coast
Extreme Jet Boating
Jet X is the Ultimate Gold Coast Jet boat adventure ride. This activity is recognized by Gold Coast locals and Gold Coast tourists alike as being one of the most action packed, powerfully exhilarating days out.
Jet boat extreme activities are an adrenaline rush you will never forget when you visit the Gold Coast. Located in the heart of Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise, our tour is powered by our new twin jet powered 600hp turbo charged jet boat that will get your adrenaline pumping with 360 degree jet spins, incredible power slides and amazing speed and exhilaration.
Address: 30-34 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise Qld 4217
Jetboat From Marina Mirage
Your 55 minute thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater is action packed full of incredible high speed slides and drifts, exciting 360* spins, awesome beach buzzing and nose offs. Your adventure takes you around Wavebreak Island, past the mansions of Sovereign Island and weaving through the mangrove channels of the Aldershots.
We also provide FREE return transfers aboard our unique, 10 seat, open air, stretch "Super Jeep", one of only 2 vehicles of its kind in Australia. Extreme Jet Boating Adventures depart hourly from Mariners Cove Marina directly into the Broadwater 10am - 4pm everyday!
Address: Mariners Cove Marina, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach Qld 4217
Ocean Jet Boat Ride
Queensland’s only off shore ocean jet boating experience with magnificent sites of the Gold Coast from the outer ocean side.
Departs from Marina Mirage, Main Beach and travels out through the Gold Coast seaway to the freeness and wildness of the beautiful clear blue ocean waters. Blasting past all the Gold Coast skyscrapers down to the beaches of Surfers Paradise you’ll spin and slide your way up and down the coast, passing South Stradbroke Island and then Wave Break Island as you return to the pier. Go on an optional Helicopter Ride!
Address: Marina Mirage, Sea World Drive, Main Beach
Something a little bit different!
SkyPoint Climb is a must-do Gold Coast adventure activity lasting 90 minutes from beginning to end and featuring an awe-inspiring, open air adventure atop one of Queensland’s most recognised land marks – the iconic Q1 Tower.
Rising 270 metres into the air, SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb and provides unparalleled views of the beautiful Gold Coast and Gold Coast Hinterland. Choose between a day-time or twilight climb, and why not have a drink afterwards to settle those nerves in the Observation Deck bar. You can purchase a voucher that includes the climb + dinner.
Address: Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise Qld 4219
Skydive Byron Bay
Enjoy the sensation of freefalling with a scenic tandem skydive over Byron Bay, an area surrounded with lush rainforest, mountains and golden beaches – the perfect scenic environment to skydive over! Operating for over 20 years, this reputable skydive team boasts a 100% safety record so you KNOW that you are in safe hands!
Enjoy the moment and the views before you plummet at over 150kph towards the beautiful coastline of Byron Bay. Free transfers are included from Gold Coast accommodation.
Address: Hanger 1, Tyagarah Airfield, Byron Bay.
Ocean Jet Boat Ride with Optional Helicopter Flight
Queensland’s only off shore ocean jet boating experience with magnificent sights of the Gold Coast from the outer ocean side. Departing from Marina Mirage, Main Beach and traveling out through the Gold Coast seaway to the freeness and wildness of the beautiful clear blue ocean waters. This tour also includes an optional 10 minute scenic helicopter flight.
Address: (Jet Boating) Mariners Cove Marina, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Visit the Treetop Challenge at the Gold Coast's Mt Tamborine for a rainforest adventure with high ropes, flying foxes and over 85 individual challenges! Fun for all ages and ability levels, this popular, long-running attraction - formerly known as Adventure Parc - provides multiple hours of fun exploring and zipping between the treetops and allows you to push yourself only as far as you're comfortable with going. Super-friendly, helpful and supportive staff are both encouraging while putting your safety first - meaning you can simply embrace the thrill and enjoy all the different games, courses, ladders and more set out amongst the lovely 10 acre bushland surroundings.
Address: Thunderbird Park, cnr Tamborine Mountain Rd & Cedar Creek Falls Rd, North Tamborine.
Extreme Water Sports and Adventures on the Gold Coast
Spot dolphins, stingrays and turtles on this kayak and snorkeling day trip from the Gold Coast. Visit South Stradbroke Island and explore the island by foot as you bush-walk to the beach. Snorkel in Wave Break Island’s reef, home to hundreds of tropical fish or try your hand at kayaking, fishing, playing beach racquets or simply float on the water mat before enjoying a delicious hot lunch.
Spot dolphins, stingrays and turtles on this 2-hour kayak and bush-walking tour from the Gold Coast. Enjoy picturesque ocean views as you paddle towards Wave Break Island where you’ll snorkel the reef and discover the incredible marine life of the Gold Coast. Feel rejuvenated as as you sit back and relax with a delicious snack and admire the amazing Gold Coast views.
Enjoy a day trip from the Gold Coast on this day-tour including a bush-walk through Burleigh Head National Park, Kayaking across Tallebudgera Creek and entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in nature as you bush-walk through Burleigh Head National Park followed by a kayaking tour across the beautiful mangrove landscape of Tallebudgera Creek. Finish off the day with entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you’ll have the opportunity to hold a koala and feed a kangaroo.
Enjoy a morning or afternoon kayak and walking tour of the Hinze Dam from the Gold Coast. Surround yourself with stunning mountain ranges and calm fresh waters as you explore the exotic flora and fauna making Hinze Dam one of the Gold Coast’s hidden treasures. Explore the dam further as you walk along the walls edges and visit the Hinze Dam’s Visitor enter before enjoying a delicious meal at the Hinze Dam Café.
Enjoy a break in paradise as you paddle through the beautiful Broadwater, snorkel off Wave Break Island's reef to a close encounter with an amazing sea life and sit down under the shades and relax whilst enjoying a delicious seasonal fruit bowl served with whipped cream, biscuits, and a glass of sparkling wine. Finish up enjoy the unique and only glass bottom kayak to explore the sea life without getting wet.
Enjoy this action packed 30-minute jetpack, flyboard or Jetovator (bike) experience on the Gold Coast and glide through the air as you discover the gold coast waterways a different way. You’ll feel like you’re flying on this James Bond inspired experience as you launch up to 45-feet (14-metres) through the sky. This exhilarating experience is for all skill levels as you will have a personalized professional guide with you along the way. If you're after a unique memorable experience then this is for you or anybody of any age.
Discover hidden treasure without leaving the heart of the Gold Coast. Enjoy a mix of natural beauty, striking city skylines and prestigious waterfront real estate as you Kayak the Broadbeach waterways. As you reach a hidden beach and park, roll out a picnic blanket and enjoy a glass of wine, or soft drink and a selection of delightful nibbles. Be refreshed by good company and good food in the great outdoors.
Half-Day Gold Coast Kayak Tour Including Burleigh Heads National Park, Tallebudgera Creek and David Fleay Wildlife Park
Experience the heart of the Gold Coast with three tours in one ultimate half day package including a hike, kayaking and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Explore the subtropical Burleigh Headland National Park as we show you to the most stunning look out in the Gold Coast. Experience turquoise Tallebudgera Creek from a Tandem Kayak. Those who are tempted can stop and swim at a sand island along the way. Enter the native wetlands and conservation centre of David Fleays Wildlife Park and see Australian native animals including Koalas, Kangaroos and Platypus and much more..
Spot a dolphin, dugong, stingray or maybe a turtle as you cruise along Moreton Bays stunning crystal clear waters, then kickback and relax on the incredible white sandy beaches of Moreton Island. Enjoy the optional activities included in this tour on the island and/or choose to upgrade to include hand feeding the dolphins an exclusive lounge.
This is not your typical jet boat ride. If you’re looking for something a few notches up from other jet boat rides. This Gold Coast experience is for you. This purpose built jet boat performs like a race car. The skipper expertly launches the 880-horse power vessel through swells roaring in across the pacific, before pulling the boat into a tight 360- degree spin bringing the boat to an abrupt stop before facing an oncoming wave, which breaks over the entire cabin. All this whilst enjoying the ocean views looking back into Surfers Paradise skyline and South Stradbroke Island. See some of the fascinating sea life, including dolphins, turtles and whales.
Enjoy two adrenaline-pumping activities in one day with this 45-minute Gold Coast combo tour. Start with an ocean blast aboard one of the fastest jet boats on the Gold Coast, and then take off on a 10-minute scenic helicopter ride, which provides panoramic views as you fly over Broadbeach and along the foreshore of Surfers Paradise. Select a morning or afternoon tour when booking.
While you're on the Gold Coast, experience the thrill of riding a Flyboard, the new extreme activity that is taking the water-sports world by storm. You'll 'fly' over the water and through the air using the power of a jet-propelled Flyboard. No previous water-sports experience is necessary, and you'll receive a pre-flight equipment check, safety briefing, and training. When booking, you have four options to choose from ranging from 30 to 90 minutes.
It doesn’t get better than this...Be introduced to one of the most unique, specialized and exciting experiences on the Gold Coast! Ride your own jet ski and feel the freedom and exhilaration that jet skiing has to offer on this jet ski safari as you explore the wild blue yonder and the hidden islands of paradise. Meet the local dolphins, turtles, wallabies and wild pigs that inhabit this wonderful jet ski paradise. Stop off at a tropical Island resort on South Stradbroke Island for a break where you can have a splash, something delicious to eat and a nice cold beverage. With big hairpin bends and Aussie flora and fauna around every turn, it’s a ride that you’ll never forget!
Learn how to surf during this 7-hour tour to Fingal Head, a small coastal village just 15 minutes south of Gold Coast on the Tweed Coast. With its natural beauty, from mountain backdrops to golden beaches, Fingal Head provides an excellent setting for practicing your surfing skills. You'll receive two 90-minute lessons, plus lunch and snacks. Select your departure location when booking; four locations are available, from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay. Transport is by minibus.
Discover the wonders of our oceans on this scuba diving discovery for those of all experience located on the Gold Coast. Wave Break Island offers the perfect location and conditions with around 450 species of fish to encounter! Whether you are qualified diver or it's your first time in the water, your experience guide guarantee a professional, safe and fun experience. Let them open a new and exciting world, that you can develop and enjoy!!
Enjoy a 4-hour snorkel with fish on the Gold Coast with your local guide. Explore the calm waters as you discover the 450 different fish species calling the Gold Coast home. During your 4-hour snorkel trip you will also have the opportunity to feed the fish.
If you have a passion for the water, the sea and all the underwater world this is the course you need to take as the adventure starts you will discover the magical beneath the waves. This is one of the most popular courses recognized worldwide, get your certification recognized anywhere in the world. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
With a focus on new adventures, experiences and discoveries, there's no time like the present if you're thinking of achieving your advanced open water certification.
If you have already achieved the open water certification, this is the next course for you. Expand your knowledge and skills through different adventure dives by choosing this 3-day certification with your professional Instructor. You will try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Instructor. Log your dives and developed new skills as you find new ways to enjoy and have fun scuba diving.
Rescue a buddy, rescue a panicked diver and learn to recognize and manage a stressful situation in the water. On this 3-day rescue diver course you will learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, as well as becoming more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
Enjoy the weightless experience of exploring the underwater world on the Gold Coast, Australia. Experience the thrill of breathing underwater on the calm water of the sheltered dive site on the Gold Coast. Choose an introductory dive with an experienced PADI instructor or for those more experienced, you can dive on your own. Your dive experience includes transport and the opportunity to hand feed the fish.
For those who wish to stay on top of the water, the Gold Coasts Wave Break Island is a fantastic site for snorkeling. Spot hundreds of beautiful fish and magical marine life in the best calm water dive site on the Gold Coast. Your snorkeling experience includes transport and the opportunity to hand feed the fish.
Discover the natural wonders of Moreton Bay Marine Park with a naturalist guide during a 7-hour excursion to Moreton Island. Your day includes a dolphin cruise where you also look for resident turtles, dugong and whales (in season). An optional guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks or Flinders Reef and a fish feeding demo provide opportunities to check out colorful fish up close. Have free time to swim, climb sand dunes or simply relax on the beach. Includes optional transport from Brisbane or Gold Coast hotels, morning and afternoon tea, and a tasty buffet lunch.
Brace yourself and hold on for an exhilarating 55 minute jet boat thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. Jump aboard a powerful turbo-charged Jet boat for an adrenalin-packed ride, full of 360-degree spins, slides and shallow-water skimming.
See the sights of the Gold Coast from the sea and air on this combo helicopter flight and jet boat ride package. Jump aboard a powerful Gold Coast jet boat for an adrenalin-packed 55-minute ride, full of 360-degree spins, slides and shallow-water skimming before taking to the sky on a blood-pumping 10-minute helicopter flight over the Gold Coast!
Paddle to South Stradbroke Island and keep a look out for dolphins and whales on this half-day Gold Coast kayak tour. Visit secluded islands, enjoy breakfast on the sands and go snorkeling with tropical fish off Wavebreak Island. Suitable for all fitness levels, the tour includes instruction for kayaking and snorkeling first-timers, plus an interpretive talk about the islands and their environment from your friendly guides.
Start the evening with a sunset kayak on the calm waters of the Nerang River in Surfers Paradise. Wind your way around the islands and admire the opulent waterfront homes of the rich and famous. Suitable for all fitness levels, this leisurely sunset tour includes kayaking instruction, and a fun and informative commentary from your friendly guide.
Zoom around the waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater on a thrilling jet boat ride. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including Southport Yacht Club, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Marina Mirage, Seaworld, Sovereign Island and Moreton Bay Marine Park. You might even spot wildlife such as dolphins, wallabies and birds. Since this tour goes further than others, you can see and do more while enjoying the fun of high-octane adventure.
Combine two adrenaline-pumping experiences in the Gold Coast with this jet-boat ride and helicopter flight. For 55 minutes, zoom across the waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater to see waterfront mansions and Paradise Point. Then take to the skies on a 5-minute helicopter ride for aerial views of the same attractions. Hotel transport is available. Activities may be taken on separate days.
Choose this Gold Coast combo and save by combining a 55-minute jetboat ride with admission to Sea World theme park. Zip around on a high-octane jet boat ride combining speed driven fun with sightseeing as you spin around doing 360-degree spins, power slides and other tricks. Then, on either the same day or on a day of your choice (activities can be taken on separate days) visit Sea World and experience the exciting range of rides, shows, attractions and marine animal displays.
Enjoy this 1-hour thrilling jet ski safari as you explore pristine waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater with your own jet ski guide. Immerse yourself in the mangroves, wildlife and blue waters as you speed along the water on your 1-hour adventure.
Experience pure adrenalin as you speed around a purpose built 1km circuit aboard the latest model Yamaha Waverunners. Ride alone or bring a friend as this ride is valid for up to two people and easy to ride.
Enjoy this 2-hour thrilling jet ski safari tour as you explore pristine waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater with your own jet ski guide. Investigate narrow mangrove passages, visit isolated islands, see some astounding wildlife, check out lifestyles of the rich and famous and wet your feet with some high-speed wave riding as you speed along the water on your 2-hour adventure.
Jump on board a specially designed parasail boat for the experience of a lifetime. Get a birds eye view of Surfers Paradise, the hinterland and the isolated islands of the beautiful Gold Coast. Soar like an eagle as the clear blue waters flow 100 meters beneath your feet.
The latest craze to hit Australia’s shores has finally arrived… flyboard extreme! It is surprisingly easy to fly like Iron Man and dive like a dolphin with this amazing new experience. After a short briefing, the friendly staff will have you up in the air usually within 10-minutes. You will be the envy of all your friends and have some amazing new photos to showcase. It is your time to shine!!!