Extreme ActivitiesFor Adrenaline Junkies
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!
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.
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! Or, get that rush by road and book an extreme driving adventure, thrillseekers can get their fix at one of the many Gold Coast theme parks or conquer your fear of heights with a hot air balloon ride.
Jet Boating on the Gold Coast
This is Queensland's only off shore ocean jet boating experience! Combining great views with awesome thrills, Ocean Jet Boat is the ultimate extreme activity. Stay dry in the fully enclosed boat in an individual racing seat in air conditioned comfort as the 880 horsepower twin turbo engines will blast through the huge ocean waves reaching speeds of up to 90km per hour. Don't be surprised if you see some dolphins on this tour!Book Online
Calling all adrenaline junkies, this activity is for you! Jet Boat Extreme departs from the heart of Surfers Paradise and is jam packed with fun, adventure, thrills and beautiful scenery. The twin jet powered 600hp turbo charged jets will give you 360 degree spins, power slides and amazing speeds through the Gold Coast Broadwater and Seaway. Slide along sandbanks and pristine beaches and be warned, you're going to get a little wet!Book Online
Enjoy an exciting 55 minute thrill ride with Paradise Jet Boating. Departing from Marina Mirage, the high powered 500hp engines will prpvide wicked spins, exciting fish tails and adrenaline pumping 360 degree spins through the Gold Coast Broadwater and Seaway. There's never a dull moment on this tour! Get free return transfers from Surfers and Main Beach hotels aboard the unique 10 seater open air Super Jeep.Book Online
Something a little bit different!
Get the thrill of skydiving without the fear with this brand-new Gold Coast indoor skydiving experience! Located in Surfers Paradise, join in the fun and the feeling of complete weightlessness while performing 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. Enjoy your time in mid-air as the powerful fans have you feeling like a superhero.Buy Tickets
This is the ultimate off-road adventure! Get behind the wheel and explore a purpose-built track and encounter all of the crazy jumps, rock piles and water obstacles along the way. Choose to drive with an experienced instructor (great for kids or teens) or on your own. The exciting experience is located at Wet'n'Wild (though please note it doesn't include a ticket to the theme park). Book either a 2, 3 or 4 lap drive.Book Online
Rev heads will love this one. As the world's only V8 supercar experience, you'll experience the thrill of being in a real race car with a professional driver. You can choose to be the driver or passenger in a Ford or Holden (whatever you choose) and feel the extreme speeds and turns that happen in competitive races. You'll be given the full gear too including a suit and helmet, with a Certificate of Completion to take home afterwards.Book Online
SkyPoint Climb is a must-do 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 Hinterland. Choose between a day or evening climb.Book Online
Enjoy the sensation of freefalling with a tandem skydive over Byron Bay, an area surrounded with lush rainforest, mountains and golden beaches. 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 150km/h towards the beautiful coastline of Byron Bay. Free transfers included from Gold Coast accommodation.Book Online
Combine two exhilarating adventures in this one extreme combo package! Experience freefalling on a tandom skydive over Byron Bay with a team that boasts a 100% safety record. Plummet over 150km/h and enjoy the views of the beautiful Byron Bay coastline. Next see the incredible views of the Gold Coast on a scenic climb up the Q1 tower, rising 270 metres into the air. It's Australia's highest external building climb!Book Online
See the Gold Coast from a unique view on an adventure or acrobatic flight in a Russian YAK 52 Warbird aircraft, with stunning views over the beaches and hinterland. The acrobatic flight is perfect for thrill seekers - your pilot will perform rolls, twists, loops and extreme manoeuvres over the Gold Coast. Choose between the 10 minute or 25 minute flight. Departing from Coolangatta, this experience is one you'll never forget!Book Online
Experience a rainforest adventure with high ropes, flying foxes and over 85 individual challenges at Tamborine Mountain. The Treetop Challenge will provide hours of fun with 6 courses amongst a scenic 10 acre bushland setting. Perfect for young and old, you can push yourself as far as you're comfortable going. There are ziplines, the 'leap of faith', rope ladders and bridges, and so much more. You will have a blast doing this challenge!Book Online
One of the newest experiences on the Gold Coast, this water jetpack ride will have you feeling like James Bond! Get strapped into the hi-tech jetpack or flyboard and propel yourself high into the sky defying gravity. Get guided instructions through a walkie-talkie headset and choose between an introductory jetpack experience, 45 minutes or a full hour. Located at Pelican Beach at Main Beach (just near the Sundale Bridge).Book Online
Extreme Water Sports and Adventures on the Gold Coast
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