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Posted in Local Attractions @ Oct 2nd 2018 5:56pm - By GoldCoastHolidays.com.au
Things To Do Gold Coast

Welcome to The Complete Gold Coast Holiday Tourist Guide (2018), covering 156 things to do on the Gold Coast!

 
Discover the best places to visit along with what to see on the Gold Coast to make the most of your holiday!
 
Looking for fun?
 
Find fun and adventure with the Coast’s top attractions, tours, sightseeing, events and more!
 

In this action-packed guide we reveal 156 things to do on the Gold Coast, including:

  • Top Theme Parks, Adventure Parks and Water Parks
  • Fun Kids School Holiday Activities
  • Best Beaches for Kids, Swimming and Surfing
  • Beautiful Natural Wonders
  • Night Activities
  • Top Attractions
  • Popular Events
  • Cool Couples Activities
  • Fun Family Activities
  • Popular Bars, Cafes and Restaurants
  • Interesting Non Touristy Activities
  • Budget friendly activities
 
Along with…
 
• Things to do in Surfers Paradise, Southport, Burleigh Heads and beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland wonders
Things to do for couples including spas, resorts, couples retreats, restaurants and more.
Things to do for families including safe beaches to swim, pools and water parks, themed restaurants and more.
Things to do for kids including school holiday activities, theme parks to visit and fun activity centres across the coast.
 
Let’s get into it…
 

1. Take The Kids To Warner Brothers Movie World

 
Take a ride on any of the superhero-themed roller coasters like the “Green Lantern” and “Superman Escape”. Be a stunt-driver for a day or experience the Hollywood Lifestyle with the all-access “Star Tours”.
 
Crossover to the world of your favourite superheroes and cartoon characters! Warner Bros Movie World is both a theme park and a movie studio. 
 
The only one of its kind on the Gold Coast! Take selfies with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Looney Tunes characters while walking down Main Street. 
 
Pacific Motorway, Oxenford.
 
Prices: Prices start at $79
 

2. Grab a Rooftop Beer at Mr. P.P.’s Deli & Rooftop 

 
Head on to the top floor of Mr. P.P’s Deli & Rooftop which has a fully-retractable rooftop and you’ll be greeted by a wonderful selection of 8 beers on tap.
 
The Gold Coast’s favourite vintage-themed bar also features a menu inspired by traditional Italian cuisines like antipasti, pasta, and pizza. 
 
43 Nerang Street, Southport.
 

3. Savour The Fine Wines At Koi Dining + Lounge Bar 

 
Relax and chill out at one of the most popular al fresco dining places in the Gold Coast. Koi also has an extensive wine list.
 
It features a wide variety of white wines including champagnes, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
 
The red wine selection has pinots, rose, and Merlot among others. The Beer List highlights the best from the Gold Coast and from international breweries. Koi is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
 
Under The Wave Resort, 93/89 Surf Parade, Broadbeach.
 

4. Indulge In Locally Sourced Goodness At Café Catalina  

Cafe Catalina Southport
 
Café Catalina prides itself in using only locally-sourced fresh and natural ingredients for its menu selections.
 
Its “Dimattina Coffee” selection features old-time favourites such as the Cappuccino, Flat White, Long Black, and Piccolo.
 
If coffee isn’t your cup of tea there are also classic teas, herbal teas, smoothies, and milkshakes to choose from.
 
Broadwater Parklands, 10/11 Gold Coast Highway, Southport.
 

5. Go Mexican With A Power Burrito At Zambrero Robina  

 
Go ahead and indulge in a guilt-free “Power Burrito” made with gluten-free black rice tortilla, slow-cooked free- range meats, and spirulina-infused black rice for added power at Zambrero.
 
Mexican food has never been this healthy! There also the usual tacos, chips, and quesadillas made the healthy, Zambrero way.
 
Shop RC17B Robina Super Centre, 86-112 Robina Town Centre Drive.
 

6. Fire Up With Jamaican Favourite Jerk Chicken At Jamrock

 
Sound the fire alarm, Jamaica’s signature dish, the red- hot Jerk Chicken is now in the Gold Coast!
 
Jamroc uses authentic Jerk spices and the chicken is always grilled to perfection.
 
While traditionally a hot ‘n’ spicy dish, Jamroc offers different heat levels: “Chilled Out Mild” to “Rasta’s Revenge Very Hot”.
 
You might want to try their other dishes such as “Oxtail with Broadbeans” and “Jamaican Curry Goat”.
 
Q Super Centre c 51a Corner of Bermuda & Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters.
 

7. Experience The Sea Life At Sea World

 
Laugh out loud at the funny tricks performed by the seals and dolphins! Sea World is where you get to see and interact with creatures of the sea such as Killer Whales, sharks, seals, penguins, dolphins, and polar bears.
 
Ride some of the most exhilarating attractions in the Gold Coast such as “The Storm Coaster” and “Jet Rescue Coaster” plus entertaining shows like “SpongeBob in 3D” and “Turtle Power Live Show”. 
 
One of the oldest and most popular Gold Coast theme parks, Sea World has been around for more than 35 years! 
 
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach.
 
Prices: Prices start at $69
 

8. Explore Craft Beers At Bine Bar & Dining  

 
 
Discover some of the best craft beers in the Gold Coast at Bine Bar & Dining. There are 8 different types of craft beer rotating on tap.
 
There is also an interesting selection of distinct bottled beers and wines. Unwind by sampling some of the bar’s unique cocktail concoctions.
 
Its menu selection features recipes that go perfectly with your choice of beverage. 
 
1/28 Chairlift Avenue, Mermaid Beach.
 

9. Rock On With A Family Meal At Hard Rock Café 

 
Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise
 
Dive into some of the best versions of favourite Aussie dishes such as “Beer Battered Fish & Chips”, “Grilled Tasmanian Salmon” and “The Legendary Aussie Burger”.
 
There are also the big, juicy, and tender steaks Hard Rock is known for.
 
It can’t be a café without coffee and Hard Rock’s beverage list has the usual picks:  Espresso, Cappuccino, Café Latte, Long Black, Flat White, as well as a variety of herbal teas. 
 
Surfers Paradise Boulevard & Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
 

10. Enjoy Authentic German Cuisine At German Club Gold Coast 

 
Get your fill of authentic German food such as “Roasted Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut, Potatoes, & Dumpling”, “Pork Loin Schnitzel”, and traditional sausages at the German Club.
 
And let’s not forget about the beer! The Club has a great selection of beer from the best breweries in Bavaria, Munich, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. 
 
3 Jondique Avenue, Merrimac, Queensland.
 

11. Get Wet, Get Fun At Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World

Take a ride on the wet side with Wet ‘n’ Wild’s fabulous thrill-a-second attractions such as “The Constrictor”, “Sky Coaster”, “Kamikaze”, “Mach 5”, and “River Rapids”. 
 
Spend a day at the water with the family at “Calypso Beach” or “Whirlpool Springs”. If you prefer to chill instead of getting a thrill, book a “Chill Cabana”. Slow down and take a leisurely walk along the park’s subtropical gardens.
 
Enjoy the ocean all-season ‘round at Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, the biggest water-based theme park in the Gold Coast! 
 
Pacific Motorway, Oxenford.
 
Prices: Prices start at $69
 
*-Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World is closed on December 25.
 

12. Feel Young Again At Uni Bar Gold Coast 

 
Listen to some of the best local musical acts on the Gold Coast scene while enjoying your choice of wine, spirits, shots, and cocktails. 
 
The Uni Bar is a great place to hang out and relax when you’re visiting Griffith University. 
 
You can also grab a quick game of pool with your friends or catch a live game on one of the giant TV monitors. 
 
Uni Bar’s menu consists of sumptuous bar food like burgers, fish ‘n’ chips, pasta, steak, and fried chicken. 
 
The Link (GO7), Griffith University, Parklands Drive, Southport.
 

13. Groove Out At The Miami Tavern  

 
Groove to the sounds of local and international talent who are regularly booked at the Miami Tavern’s famous “Shark Bar”.
 
Enjoy live sports coverage on giant TV screens while dining on its wonderful burgers, wings, pizzas, and steaks and washing them down with your choice of beer, whisky, wine, or cocktail!
 
The Miami Tavern also has a Gaming Room which houses 45 brand new machines and Keno lounge. 
 
2043-2047 Gold Coast Highway, Miami.
 

14. Get Your Burger On At Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Restaurant  

 
Betty's Burgers Surfers Paradise
 
Craving for really good burgers? You’ve come to the right place! Betty’s Burgers serves some of the best top quality Angus Beef burgers as well as mushroom burgers for the vegetarians.
 
Sweeten up your palate with some concrete – rich, creamy custard ice cream made more decadent with Betty’s wonderful toppings.
 
Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, 12-14/3240 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise.
 

15. Enjoy Fine Dining At Little Truffle

 
Plan a visit to this multi-awarded restaurant that features modern Australian cuisine. Little Truffle won the prestigious “Gold Coast Best Fine Dining Restaurant”. 
 
For serious food enthusiasts, Chef/owner Daniel Ridgeway has prepared a 3-course tasting menu for you. If you plan to dine here try the “Roast Spatchcock”, “Duck Confit with Duck Breast” or the “220gm Herb-Crusted Beef Eye Fillet”.
 
2444 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach.
 

16. Thrill It Up At Dreamworld

 
Dreamworld
 
Get your thrill-seeking kicks at “The Tower of Terror 2”, “Buzzsaw”, and “The Giant Drop”. There are also fun rides for the entire family such as “Dreamworld Express” and “Escape from Madagascar”. 
 
Perhaps you’d like to come face-to-face with one of nature’s fiercest predators at “Tiger Island”. Let your kids have fun at “Wiggles World”.
 
If you want it big, you can’t get it any bigger than Dreamworld. This is the biggest theme park you can ever visit not just in the Gold Coast but in Australia! Everything you want is here. 
 
Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera.
 
Prices: Prices starts at $85 (Included in your ticket is complimentary access to WhiteWater World!)
*-Dreamworld is closed on Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.
 

17. Grab A Cold One Or A Cocktail At Sandbar 

 
Get lost among the largest selection of beers on the Gold Coast. One look at their beverage menu and they are not exaggerating!
 
There are several different types of beer on can, keg, and on tap. In addition, Sandbar also has a good number of wonderfully-named cocktails such as “Son of a Peach” and “Say Goodbye to Your Island”.
 
And if you’re in the mood for champagne, wine, vodka, or whiskey, the Sandbar will not disappoint. 
 
52 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise.
 

18. Excite Your Tastebuds At Barefoot Barista  

 
Savour Barefoot Barista’s exciting menu of coffee varieties that use interesting ingredients such as turmeric, Venezuelan chocolate, organic coconut blossom sugar, and beetroot.
 
It also serves up healthy smoothies for vegans and those looking for dairy and gluten-free options.
 
The breakfast and lunch menu selections also highlight healthier fare like “Coconut Porridge”, “Avocado Sourdough”, “Anti-Oxidant Salad”, and a “Caveman Bowl” made with hummus, roasted dukkah pumpkin, and red quinoa. 
 
15 Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach.
 

19. Spice Up Your Life At Agnee Indian 

 
Revel in the flavour of authentic Northern and Southern Indian cuisine at Agnee Indian. Some of the food items can be quite hot and spicy!
 
Look out for the “fire” rating on the menu. Among the popular choices are traditional favourites such as “Rogan Josh”, “Goat Curry”, “Butter Chicken”, and “Chicken Tikka Masala”. 
 
28-29/137 Scottsdale Drive, Robina.
 

20. Slip And Slide Your Way To Fun At WhiteWater World

 
WhiteWater World
 
Slip ‘n’ slide down some of the best water slides in the world such as the eight-lane “Bro Waterslide” at WhiteWater World. You can also get your adrenaline rushing with “Super Tubes Hydro Coaster”, “The Green Room”, and the aptly-named, “The Wedgie”. 
 
Chill at one of the private cabanas available for rent or if you want, take surfing lessons at “The Cave of Waves”. 
 
WhiteWater World is a new theme park on the Gold Coast. It is conveniently located near Dreamworld and is one of the largest water-based theme parks in all of Australia. 
 
1 Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera.
 
Prices: Prices starts at $85 (Included in your ticket is complimentary access to DreamWorld!)
*-WhiteWater World is closed on Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.
 

21. Take In The Views At The Island Rooftop 

 
Lose yourself gazing at an amazing view of Surfers Paradise in The Island Rooftop, the Gold Coast’s largest rooftop bar.
 
It is perfect for outdoor dining and drinking. Come night time, The Island Rooftop becomes the perfect party place complete with DJs and live performances. 
 
3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise.
 

22. Grab Your Buns At The Paddock Bakery  

 
Experience great-tasting coffee made of Single O coffee beans and home-cooked breakfasts at The Paddock Bakery which used to be a broken down home in the 70s.
 
Today, the Paddock Bakery serves some of the best coffee and breakfast in the Gold Coast.
 
The café can roast your coffee to your preferred intensity and flavour. There are also good selections of cold- pressed juices and organic teas available. 
 
20 Hibiscus Haven, Miami.
 

23. Enjoy Family Fish n Chips At Fresh Corral Seafoods 

 
Find out why people from all over Australia flock to Fresh Corral Seafoods for its “Fish ‘n’ Chips” and homemade potato scallops.
 
Everything here is made fresh, nothing is frozen! Fresh Corral Seafoods has an extensive menu that includes “Fish Curry”, “Baked Snapper with Poached Egg”, and “Fish Kebabs with Sweet Chili and Lemon Grass Sauce”.
 
Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre 30, Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba.
 

24. Explore Life In The Outback At Paradise Country

 
Learn how the stockman and his dogs round up the sheep and work with their stockhorses at Paradise Country.
 
The kids can head over to the “Animal Nursery” and help out the farm hands by feeding the baby lambs, calves, and loveable piglets. Get up close and cuddly with a Koala. 
 
Experience how it is to live in the outback with Paradise Country! This nature-themed park will provide your family both a fun-filled and educational experience. 
 
Finally, recharge by indulging in a wonderful BBQ buffet at the Farmhouse Restaurant.
 
Production Drive, Oxenford.
 
Prices: Prices starts at $17/child and $27/adult
*-Paradise Country is closed on Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.
 

25. Grab A Wagyu Or Angus Steak At Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill   

 
Sink your teeth into some of the best dry- aged and grass-fed Wagyu and Angus steaks in the Gold Coast!
 
Moo Moo won its first award as the best restaurant in the Gold Coast one year after it opened in 2005 and the awards have continued to pour in ever since.
 
And let’s not forget the fabulous wine list which likewise won Wine List of the Year awards in 2012 and 2013!
 
2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach.
 

26. Indulge In Fresh Brewed Coffee At Stairwell Coffee 

 
Enjoy your choice of beverage with a “3-Cheese Jaffle”, “Avocado & Feta Smash Bagel”, or a “Blueberry Bircher Muesli”.
 
Great tasting, flavourful coffee served fast and at affordable prices. What more could you want? Don’t let its “Hole-in-the-wall” image fool you.
 
Stairwell Coffee serves some of the best- brewed coffee in the Gold Coast! It specialises in espresso and cold brew versions of café standards. The menu is simple but delicious. 
 
3131 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise.
 

27. Discover Fine Wines And Cheeses At The Wine Barrel  

 
Wash down the Wine Barrel’s fine selection of cheeses from Australia and other parts of the world with your choice of wine.
 
This eco-friendly restaurant is known for its freshly baked bread and homemade jams.
 
The Wine Barrel also carefully sources its free- range chickens and pork, and organic produce from local suppliers in Queensland.  
 
8/59 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba.
 

28. Get Dizzy At Sling Shot Gold Coast Fun Park

 
Sling Shot Gold Coast
 
Ride the dreaded Vomatron, a gigantic spinning ride that was patterned after the most-dreaded test by NASA astronauts.
 
Not only does it massive G-forces on the riders, but it will do so, again, this time in reverse!
 
If danger isn’t your thing, take in a few holes at the Surfers Paradise Mini Golf. You can also get some exercise while on holiday vacation at Bungy Trampolines!
 
Sling Shot Gold Coast Park is located at Surfers Paradise and features 4 theme parks in one! 
 
Sling Shot is perfect for those who enjoy gravity and death-defying rides. With the Sling Shot, anticipation is part of the thrill.
 
You sit there waiting for it to happen then… boom! 40 tonnes of energy launches you skyward! 
 
6 Palm Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
Prices: Prices start at $10
 

29. Sip A Wiskey Or Rum At The Cambus Wallace 

 
Navigate through a treasure trove of more than 60 varieties of rum and 40 whiskeys.
 
Named after a cargo ship that sank off Stradbroke Island, The Cambus Wallace also creates its own brand of craft ale on tap and offers up a fine selection of Australian local beers.
 
You’ll never run short of entertainment at the Cambus Wallace. DJs turn up the dance vibe every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday while you relax to live jazz music on Wednesdays. 
 
4/2237 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach.
 

30. Down A Crispy Wood-Fired Pizza At The Groove Train  

 
Run through over 100 menu items, you still will never run out of choices at The Groove Train!
 
This family restaurant serves burgers, steaks, seafood, salads, pasta, and a breakfast menu that is offered until 3:00pm.
 
Its specialty is Wood-Fired Pizza which uses dairy-free and hand-stretched dough. End your meal with a cup of its own craft coffee – The Groove Press. 
 
The Promenade, Shop 1011, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina.
 

31. Stimulate Your Senses At Infinity

 
Prepare for sensory overload as you enter different dimensions of sound, light, and illusion in Infinity. Where does it start? Where does it end? No one really knows! Infinity is a thrill-ride for the senses. 
 
You will experience excitement, serenity, and mind-blowing elation. People who have visited Infinity will tell you it is better experienced than described. It may be called “Infinity” but the entire “trip” will only take 30 minutes.
 
Is it the “Twilight Zone”? Are you in one of the realms of “Doctor Strange”? No, but you could be in one of the 20 trippy, far-out, and special effects-heavy worlds at Infinity! 
 
G31 Chevron Renaissance Centre, Surfers Paradise.
 
Prices: Prices start at $17.90 for kids and $26.90 for adults
*-Infinity is closed on Christmas Day and opens at 1:00pm on ANZAC Day
 

32. Dine On The Waterfront At Glass Dining & Lounge Bar  

Glass Restaurant
 
Enjoy waterfront dining at its finest at the Glass Dining & Lounge Bar, a recipient of the “Best Contemporary Australian Restaurant”.
 
Its award-winning menu features a great selection of delicious bar food such as “Thai Style Beer Beef”, duck liver pate, and a variety of oyster dishes.
 
Meanwhile, its drink list covers a wide range of champagnes, martinis, beers, wines, and highly-creative cocktail concoctions. 
 
74 Seaworld Drive & Marina Mirage Waterfront, Main Beach.
 

33. Explore The Fusion Of Japanese And French Cuisine At Cocotte Dining  

 
Find out why Cocotte Dining was cited by Gold Coast Bulletin as one of the “5 Hidden Gems in the Gold Coast”. “Cocotte” means casserole or a dish where hot food is cooked and served.
 
This gem of a restaurant specialises in Japanese-French fusion. Start your meal with its popular “Sakura Cherry Blossom Martini” and pair it with its number one item, the “Seared Hokkaido Scallops”. 
 
Robina Quays Shopping Centre, 361 State Route 7, Robina.
 

34. Get An Adrenaline Rush At Paradise Resort Gold Coast 

 
Scream your lungs out while careening down Paradise Resort’s giant water slide! But there’s more! There is something for everybody at this amazing Gold Coast destination. 
 
Paradise Resort Gold Coast has everything you want in a holiday.
 
It is your one-stop place in the Gold Coast where you can get an adrenaline rush, chill-out, enjoy a day in the sun, and do some spins and tricks on an ice skating rink!
 
There is a “Zone 4 Kids” while Mum and Dad can enjoy a relaxing day at the Lagoon Pool and Spa.
 
If Mum and Dad want to do some wine and beer-tasting while listening to music, Paradise Resort Gold Coast can watch over the kids with its complimentary child supervision services. 
 
2 Albert Avenue, Broadbeach.
 

35. Take The Family To The Coast’s Most Kid-Friendly Café… Dune Café  

 
Dune Cafe
 
Looking for dairy and gluten-free food? Drop by the Dune Café! This is a popular destination in the Gold Coast which was also voted as the “Most Kid- Friendly Café”.
 
If that’s not enough to get you to try the Dune Café, its menu was designed by 5-star Executive Chef Andy Dutton.
 
The selection is quite healthy and has options available for vegetarians. You can choose from a good list of coffees, teas, frappes, crushes, and healthy smoothies. 
 
945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach.
 

36. Explore Plant-Based Goodness At Elixiba Vegan Restaurant & Bar  

 
Looking for meals that are perfect for your diet? Elixiba serves fresh, great-tasting, and healthy meals that fit your type of diet whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or Keto.
 
The menu features plant-based versions of burgers, burritos, and pancakes. Elixiba also serves beverages that are vegan-friendly.
 
The Kitchens Robina Town Centre, 19 Robina Town Centre, Robina.
 

37. Learn How To Wakeboard At GC Wake Park

 
Learn how to wakeboard like a pro at GC Wake Park
 
GC Wake Park is a sports-training centre/ school/ recreational park that has the facilities and instructors that can teach anyone in the world how to wakeboard like Daniel Wadkins.
 
Wadkins is a 3-time world wakeboarding champion and designed GC Wake Park. 
 
You don’t have to come to GC Wake Park to become Australia’s next world wakeboarding champion. You can just come here to have a good family vacation with the family. 
 
After physical play, relax and recharge at the park’s beautiful bar and restaurant which is nestled near a picturesque lake.
 
34 Maudsland Road, Oxenford.
 
Prices: Prices Start at $39.95/hour
 
*-GC Water Park is closed on Christmas Day and ANZAC Day
 

38. Grab A Delicious, Nutritious Brekky At BSKT  

 
Dig into a healthy bowl of “Cocowhip Brekky Bowl” with Goji berries and chia seeds. You may wish to try other healthy selections such as the “Southwest Tofu Scramble”, or a grilled “My Miso Salmon”. 
 
BSKT also serves “Turmeric Latte”, “Matcha Latte”, and “Kombucha” which has turmeric, berries, and coconut.
 
BSKT, which stands for biscuit, advocates healthy eating and has based its belief on the Ancient Egyptian and Roman traditions of using biscuits to maintain good health during long travels. 
 
4 Lavarack Road, Mermaid Beach.
 
Website:  www.bskt.com.au
 

39. Pat The Kitties While You Sip Your Coffee At Crazy Cat Café  

 
Sip coffee that was voted the “Third Best Coffee” in all of the Gold Coast while lounging around with a few furry friends in this fully-licensed cat café.
 
In addition to its award-winning coffee, the Crazy Cat Café also serves herbal teas, smoothies, milkshakes, beer, wine, and cocktails.
 
If hanging around with the cats has made you hungry, you can feast on lasagne, pasta, Ravioli Chicken and Garlic, tarts, and some sweet, baked goodies. 
 
3131 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise.
 
Website: www.crazycat.cafe
 

40. Try A Turmeric Latte Or A Paleo Brekky At Lark Café 

 
Indulge in Lark Café’s all-day breakfast buffet and what the restaurant unabashedly claims is the best coffee in the Gold Coast!
 
It offers an extensive selection of coffees and teas including healthier beverages like the “Turmeric Latte” and the “Acai Smoothie”.
 
The breakfast menu features popular fare such as Eggs Benedict, bagels, and a “Paleo Brekky” which has wood-smoked salmon, avocado, kale, and a poached, free-range egg. 
 
Stafford Avenue & Main Beach Parade, Main Beach.
 

41. Play Trivia Or Board Games At Last Night On Earth 

 
Spend an interesting evening with your friends playing trivia and other board games while sampling a fine selection of craft beers.
 
Last Night on Earth will give you a night you’ll never forget! 
 
50B Nerang Street, Southport.
 
Website: www.lastnightonearth.com.au
 

42. Slurp On A Milkshake At Bumble’s Café  

 
Watch with glee as your kids lick their chops while enjoying Bumble’s Café’s decadent milkshakes!  This former convenience store has grown to become one of the Gold Coast’s more popular cafés.
 
Bumble’s beverage list has the go-to coffee favourites like the Flat White, Long Black, and Cappuccino but also has the Ristretto, a Hazelnut Affogato, and the Dirty Chai Latte.
 
Bumble’s also serves a complete breakfast and lunch menu.
 
21 River Drive, Surfers Paradise. 
 

43. Game On With A Drink Or Two At Melbas on the Park 

 
Try your luck at Melbas on the Park’s gaming lounge. This iconic institution at Surfer’s Paradise since 1981, also has a nightclub and several function areas that can be rented out for your events.
 
The beverage list includes a wide selection of wines, cocktails, and beers. The food menu presents a smorgasbord of popular fares such as steaks, salads, pizzas, fish ‘n’ chips, and kids’ meals. 
 
46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
 

44. Explore French Cuisine At Le Café Gourmand 

 
Relish Le Café Gourmand’s food menu selection which includes French favourites such as “Galette Complete”, “Oeuf Cocotte” and “Raclette”.
 
The menu was conceptualized by French Executive Chef Remi who has worked in the best restaurants in France and Australia.
 
This is an Australian/French café that sources the best and freshest products for its menu from Australia and France.
 
Its list of coffee items has the usual choices of espresso, Long Black, Flat White, Macchiato, and Cappuccino but the beans are strictly sourced from Clearskin in Australia. 
 
2545 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach.
 

45. Chill On The Waterfront With A Wine At Helm Bar & Bistro 

 
Chill, kick back and enjoy your drink of choice while overlooking the breath-taking waterfront view at Helm Bar & Bistro. What are you in the mood for?
 
Helm’s bar list is a welcome combination of traditional drinks and its own creative concoctions.
 
The menu is a rich choice of popular pub fares such as salads, burgers, pizza, and hearty steaks.
 
Wash it down with a nice, tall, cool glass of your favourite beer! Helm’s also features nightly entertainment including the hottest music acts in the Gold Coast.
 
30/34 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
 
Website: www.helmbarsurfers.com.au/
 

46. Get Healthy With Gut-Friendly Goodness At AAVIA 

 
Indulge in great-tasting, healthy fare from a menu that includes dishes such as the “AAVIA Acai Bowl” and the “Green Goddess”, a powerful salad made of quinoa, kale, avocados, and spinach.
 
Owned and operated by renowned chef, personality, and avid surfer Ehud Uzan, AAVIA’s menu showcases local and naturally grown ingredients.
 
If you’re looking for healthy fare, Chef Uzan’s breakfast menu features If you’re in the mood for something more exciting than an espresso, try their “Turmeric Latte on Coconut Milk” or an “Affogato”.
 
1383 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach. 
 

47. Dress Up And Sip A Tequila At The Stingray  

 
Kick back with a few of the 50 types of tequilas behind the bar. The Stingray is widely recognized as the Gold Coast’s most funky but stylish hotel and lounge bar.
 
You’re not in a time warp. It’s just funky Pop Art for their interior. Food selections are large enough for sharing.
 
However, there is a dress code. You must “Dress to Impress!”.
 
7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
 
Website: www.qthotelsandresorts.com/gold-coast/eat-drink/stingray/
 

48. Beef On With All Your Pub Favourites At The Glenelg Public House  

 
Savour some of the best beef-themed dishes in a bar and restaurant in the Gold Coast that prides itself in being an authentic pub, the Glenelg Public House.
 
You can get your fill or top-grade Angus and Wagyu steaks here for lunch and dinner.
 
The Glenelg Public House also has an amazing selection of fine wines, cocktails, spirits, and beers that are sourced both locally and internationally.
 
Are you gluten-intolerant? Nothing to worry about because the menu is gluten-free!
 
9/2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach.
 

49. Go Hawaiian At Aloha Bar & Dining  

 
Experience the island vibe of Hawaii with Aloha Bar & Dining! Feast on traditional Hawaiian fare like “Salmon Poke”, “Kalua Pork”, and “Coconut Kingfish”.
 
True to its Tiki roots, Aloha Bar specialises in various rum concoctions. It has a wide selection of rum from different parts of the world.
 
Among its popular rum-flavoured cocktails are “Voodoo Guru”, “Charley Marley”, and “Dirty Hula Girl”. Aloha Bar’s beers are sourced from Australia’s best craft breweries. 
18 Main Pl, Broadbeach.

51. Sample Delectable Japanese Dishes at Ten Japanese Restaurant  

 
Indulge in some of the best Wagyu Beef, King Crab, Australian or French Truffles, Foie Gras, and Caviar in this award-winning restaurant in the Gold Coast. 
 
Ten Japanese serves up a fantastic menu of traditional Japanese dishes and creative ones done “Omakase” style or leave it up to the Chef to surprise you!
 
Shop 2-4/2669-2679 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
 
Website: www.teppanten.com.au
 

52. Enjoy Kid-Friendly Dining At Fables Restaurant  

 
Entertain your kids’ sweet tooth with a visit to Fables Restaurant’s “Ice Cream Bar” which features 9 flavours to choose from plus an assortment of wonderful toppings. 
 
An elegant seafood buffet located on the ground floor of the Mantra Legends Hotel, Fables Restaurant also serves kid-friendly selections such as soups, pasta, steak, chicken, and amazing desserts.
 
Ground Floor, 25 Laycock Street, Surfers Paradise
 
Website: www.fablesrestaurant.com.au
 

53. Bite Into Wood-Fired Pizza At Sage Café Restaurant & Pizzeria  

 
Treat your family to Modern Australian cuisine at Sage, winner of the 2014 award for “Best Family Dining Restaurant” in the Gold Coast. 
 
The restaurant serves a simple, yet elegant menu designed by multi-awarded chefs. 
 
Sage is known for its wonderful wood-fired pizzas and its selection of steaks, salads, seafood, and antipasti. 
 
5/20 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach
 

54. Work On Your Tan At Palm Beach 

 
Relax and breathe the cool, clean air in the beaches of Palm Beach which were twice-voted the cleanest in the Gold Coast. 
 
The beaches are less crowded and offer more areas for rest and relaxation for families. You can also host your picnics at one of the many parks along Palm Beach. 
 
Because there are fewer visitors, it is generally safer for kids to swim in its beaches. Palm Beach is also a great area to take a walk with your dog.

 

Things To Do On The Gold Coast (Continued)

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