Things to do in Gold Coast
  • Departure Private Transfers from Gold Coast City to Gold Coast Airport OOL

    Departure Private Transfers from Gold Coast City to Gold Coast Airport OOL

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your chauffeur completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you to…

  • ArtVo Gold Coast – Queensland’s first ‘trick art’ gallery

    ArtVo Gold Coast – Queensland’s first ‘trick art’ gallery

    Stepping into a world of optical illusions, the larger than life murals allow people of all ages to come face to face with wild animals, scale rocky crevasses and surf the ultimate pipelines.Stretching over 1400 square metres, visitors can walk through a variety of different zones, each with its own spectacular theme.ArtVo illusions offers everyone…

  • The Best of Tamborine Mountain from the Gold Coast

    The Best of Tamborine Mountain from the Gold Coast

    Operated by South East Queensland’s Largest, Multi-Award Winning Day Tour Company this tour is sure to please! With fully guided Rainforest Walks to see spectacular Curtis Falls, in-vehicle commentary with one of our local fully trained guides. See the places you’d never find on your own.This Tour travels along fantastic tracks through Eucalyptus Forest with…

  • Private Airport Transfer to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) from South Gold Coast 1-6px

    Private Airport Transfer to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) from South Gold Coast 1-6px

    This is a Private Transfer service for up to 6 passengers from the Southern Gold Coast area to the Gold Coast Airport (OOL)Transport will be in a Hyundai Santa Fe Wagon with air-conditioning and a great personal driver.

  • Gold Coast Local Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

    Gold Coast Local Craft Beer and Breweries Tour

    Book direct with us for the BEST price! Visit local craft beer breweries around the Gold Coast, including Balter, Burleigh, Lost Palms, Madocke and/or Black Hops. Small groups experience unique flavors and a fun day out sampling new beers and supporting the local community. Change your perception of beer with Hop On Brewery Tours!

  • Departure Private Transfers from Gold Coast City to Gold Coast Airport OOL

    Departure Private Transfers from Gold Coast City to Gold Coast Airport OOL

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your chauffeur completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you to…

  • Gold Coast Airport and Theme Park Travel Pass

    Gold Coast Airport and Theme Park Travel Pass

    Gold Coast Roo Pass is the most convenient Gold Coast Airport and Theme Park transfer pass. The Roo Pass combines door-to-door pickup service and return transfers to Gold Coast Airport with the choice of one up to seven Theme Park/Attraction return transfers to use while on your stay! This pass has a 30 day expiry…

  • Brisbane Airport Departure transfer From the Gold Coast shared shuttle

    Brisbane Airport Departure transfer From the Gold Coast shared shuttle

    Con-x-ion airport shuttle is the swift, efficient, comfortable and safe way to travel to your Gold Coast accommodation directly to the door! -No need for being dropped off at bus stops and finding your way around with luggage; Con-X-ion provides you with the most convenient mode of transportation at very competitive rates. With conveniently placed check…

  • Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast

    Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast

    A tour through the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland is a must do during your stay. What you will see is spectacular! A World-Heritage-Listed Rainforest, 5 cascading waterfalls & some of Australias rarest animal species.

  • Private Airport Transfer to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) from South Gold Coast 1-6px

    Private Airport Transfer to Brisbane Airport (BNE) from South Gold Coast 1-6 pax

    This is a Private Transfer service for up to 6 passengers from the Southern Gold Coast area to the Brisbane Airport (BNE)Transport will be in a Hyundai Santa Fe Wagon with air-conditioning and a great personal driver.

  • Private Gold Coast Airport Arrival Transfer to Byron Bay

    Private Gold Coast Airport Arrival Transfer to Byron Bay

    When it comes to a private Gold Coast Airport transfer, make your trip as relaxed and stress free as possible with this professional and reliable Gold Coast Airport transfer from either the Domestic or International terminals directly to your Byron Bay accommodation. Your professional chauffeur driver will meet you at the airport with your name…

  • Gold Coast Airport Departure Transfer

    Gold Coast Airport Departure Transfer

    Con-X-ion airport shuttle is the swift, efficient, comfortable and safe way to travel to your Gold Coast Accommodation directly to the door! -No need for being dropped off at bus stops and finding your way around with luggage; Con-X-ion provides you with the most convenient mode of transportation at very competitive rates. Con-X-ion run services every hour…

  • Glow Worm Evening Eco-Adventure from the Gold Coast

    Glow Worm Evening Eco-Adventure from the Gold Coast

    Enjoy this unique, Eco-interpretive nature walk in the World Heritage-listed rainforest and experience the glow worm viewing in a cave and Waterfall, Rainforest walk . Travel with your guide who will provide you with on-board commentary and guided walks along the way. You’ll be provided with personal torches issued for the rainforest walk.

  • Gold Coast Sailing Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

    Gold Coast Sailing Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter

    Sail the calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater on a luxury sailboat with an expert crew. Take in sights such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise. Sip sparkling wine and nibble on snacks as you soak up the beauty of sailing on the Gold…

  • Private Airport Transfer to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) from South Gold Coast 1-6px

    Private Airport Transfer to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) from North Gold Coast 1-6px

    This is a Private Transfer service for up to 6 passengers from the Southern Gold Coast area to the Gold Coast Airport (OOL)Transport will be in a Hyundai Santa Fe Wagon with air-conditioning and a great personal driver.

  • Southport Cemetery Paranormal Activity Tour QUEENSLAND

    Southport Cemetery Paranormal Activity Tour QUEENSLAND

    Join us on a 2 hour investigation into the ghosts of Southport Cemetery. Discover the mysterious Mr Brown found by the cemetery gates, the Coast’s most famous ghost and Victorian rituals. With the help of divining rods, KII meters and divination tools we will attempt to make contact with the ghosts of our pioneers.Southport General…

  • Gold Coast Airport Transfers : Gold Coast City to Airport OOL in Luxury Van

    Gold Coast Airport Transfers : Gold Coast City to Airport OOL in Luxury Van

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your chauffeur completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you to…

  • Gold Coast Airport Transfers : Gold Coast City to Airport OOL in Luxury Car

    Gold Coast Airport Transfers : Gold Coast City to Airport OOL in Luxury Car

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your chauffeur completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you to…

  • Northern Rivers Full Day Wine Tour

    Northern Rivers Full Day Wine Tour

    More than a tourist attraction, and more than a commercial farm, Tropical Fruit World is a labour of love, a fruit farm of inimitable value. Complete with a Biological Sustainable Horticulture philosophy, this family owned heritage business takes seriously their custodianship of the land as they seek to educate, share and unlock nature’s secrets with…

  • Private Airport Transfer to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) from South Gold Coast 1-6px

    Private Airport Transfer to Brisbane Airport (BNE) from North Gold Coast 1-6 pax

    This is a Private Transfer service for up to 6 passengers from the Northern Gold Coast area to the Brisbane Airport (BNE)Transport will be in a Hyundai Santa Fe Wagon with air-conditioning and a great personal driver.

  • Gold Coast Airport Transfers : Gold Coast City to Airport OOL in Business Car

    Gold Coast Airport Transfers : Gold Coast City to Airport OOL in Business Car

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your chauffeur completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you to…


All about Gold Coast

When to visit

Clocking up more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Gold Coast is an excellent beach destination year-round. Avoid the peak summer months of December through February if you don’t like crowds, as well as “Schoolies week” at the end of November when students hijack the local nightlife scene. Instead, time your visit for spring or fall when the weather is ideal for water sports, Hinterland hikes, and coastal sightseeing, or come between June and October for the whale watching season.

Getting around

The Gold Coast’s towns are well-connected by public transport, with regular G:link trams running between Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, and Broadbeach. Trains also connect to Brisbane Airport, but to reach the Southern Gold Coast or the Hinterland, you’ll need to take a bus. Download the TransLink app to plan your trip, or make the most of the fresh air and walk or bike along the 22-mile (36-kilometer) Gold Coast Oceanway promenade instead.

Traveler tips

The Gold Coast doesn’t only have ocean beaches—join locals along Currumbin Creek to fish, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, then cool off at the Cougal Cascades swimming hole.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Gold Coast famous for?

The Gold Coast is famous for its long, developed beaches, top surfing spots at Surfers Paradise, shopping centers, nightlife, restaurants, and amusement parks. Popular parks include Dreamworld, Sea World, and Wet’n’Wild. Inland from the coast are the Tamborine and Lamington national parks, with popular hiking trails, viewpoints, waterfalls, and wildlife.

How many days do you need on the Gold Coast?

Spend a minimum of three days on the Gold Coast to enjoy the beaches, amusement parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and shopping and dining. With five to seven days, you can get out into the neighboring national parks for hiking, bird-watching, and wildlife spotting.

What is there to do on the Gold Coast aside from theme parks?

While the Gold Coast is famous for its amusement parks, there’s more to do. Swim or surf at the beaches, drink and dine at some of Queensland’s finest bars and restaurants, meet wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, or get active and hike in the nearby Tamborine or Lamington national parks.

What can you do for free on the Gold Coast?

It doesn’t cost anything to experience the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches and natural areas. Try swimming and lounging on the beach, checking out the flora at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, soaking in the Currumbin Rock Pools, and hiking in one or more national parks, including Lamington or Springbrook.

Where should I go for a day trip on the Gold Coast?

With just one day to spend on the Gold Coast, head for a beach. Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, and Burleigh Heads are all good options. Surfers will want to check out aptly named Surfers Paradise, while hikers will enjoy the trails at Burleigh Head National Park.

Is the Gold Coast worth visiting?

Yes. The Gold Coast is worth visiting whatever your interests and preferences. Family travelers enjoy the amusement parks and wildlife attractions, lovers of the outdoors take advantage of the many surrounding national parks, and other independent travelers revel in the nightlife, shopping, dining, and multitude of beaches.