55. Wine And Dine At The BMD Northcliffe Surf Club
Established in 1988 for the purpose of raising funds to support the BMD Northcliffe Life Saving Club, the Surf Club also serves up a delectable menu for its members.
The club also has facilities for TAB, gaming, and Keno.
51 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise.
56. Walk Down To The 'Gorge(ous)' Coomera Falls
Descend to 64m into the Coomera Gorge to find the Coomera Falls. The Coomera Falls is located in Lamington National Park.
If you are planning to visit the Coomera Falls, you have to go through the walking pathway in Lamington National Park. The track starts from Binna Burra.
In 2010, the walking track was cited by Outdoor Magazine as the “Second Best Day Walk” in the Gold Coast.
While here, you might want to see the other nearby falls: the Neerigomindalata Falls and the Bahnamboola Falls.
Binna Burra Road, Beechmont.
57. Plan A Picnic At Tamborine National Park
Take the family on a picnic to Tamborine National Park which is home to Lyrebirds, a platypus, a few brush-turkeys and a few species of other rare birds.
It is located in the Gold Coast hinterland and is distributed across a total of 14 other reserves. Take a nice, leisurely stroll on its walking trail.
The lookouts, gorges, cliffs, and waterfalls provide wonderful opportunities for memorable photos.
Cedar Creek, Queensland.
58. Be A Stuntman For A Day At Stunt Park
Experience what it’s like to be a stuntman for a day at Stunt Park, the Gold Coast’s centre for stunt work training.
Learn how to fall from high places or how to fly through burning doorways. Find out how professionals do fight choreography.
If this isn’t enough adventure for you, give Stunt Park’s obstacle course a try!
7027 Southport Nerang Road, Nerang.
59. Bounce The Kids Tired At Rebound Land
Spend an entire day at Rebound Land where kids will have fun at the “Lagoon of Doom”, “Speed Racer”, and “Mount Daunting”.
This indoor playground features 15 inflatables that are suited for children of all ages.
However, Rebound Land has a special area for those aged 5 years and below called “Misty Kingdom”.
335 Guineas Creek Road, Elanora.
60. Catch a Soccer Game At Gold Coast United FC
Plan a trip to the home of Gold Coast United which professionally competes in the National Premiere League Queensland.
There's plenty of parking and outlets for food and drink to keep the kids happy during the match.
Coplick Family Sports Park, Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera
61. Ride A Real Hot Air Balloon At Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast
Get a bird’s eye view of the Gold Coast… literally!
Hot Air Balloon
gives you a fun and leisurely way to enjoy the amazing sights and scenery that the Gold Coast has to offer. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
23 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
62. Enjoy Authentic Asian Cuisine At Chinatown
Come down and experience the Asian lifestyle at Chinatown! There are many wonderful restaurants that showcase the best of Asian cuisine plus fun activities for the kids.
Davenport Street & Young Street, Southport.
Pic courtesy of City of Gold Coast.
63. Catch A Basketball Game At The Carrara Indoor Stadium
Shoot hoops at the Carrara Indoor Stadium which was the home of the former National Basketball League (NBL) team Gold Coast Rollers and recently of the Gold Coast Blaze.
This is a multipurpose arena which can seat 1,500 people. The stadium was renovated to cater as the media centre for the Commonwealth Games and now utilised for community events.
An additional 6 squash courts have also been installed.
Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara
64. Have A Burger With A View At The Edgewater Dining & Lounge
Enjoy your ala carte meals or select a set menu package while taking in the gorgeous view of the Surfer’s Paradise Skyline.
takes pride in their selection of burgers which can be made according to your choice of meat.
There also excellent pasta dishes, risottos, oysters, and a wide variety of healthy, fresh salads. Edgewater serves breakfast until 11:00am.
Shop 3 G7, Capri on Via Roma, Via Roma, Surfers Paradise
65. Tap Your Inner Masterchef With Cooking Lessons At The Kitchens
Take a culinary trip around the world at The Robina Town Centre by visiting The Kitchens.
Experience different types of world-class cuisine and learn the best techniques from the live cooking demonstrations.
There are also cooking lessons for the kids.
Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina
66. Dig Into The Souvlaki At Greek Street Grill
Satisfy your cravings for Mediterranean food with the authentic Greek restaurant, Greek Street Grill which serves “Souvlaki”, “Gyros” and “Kalamaki” made from locally sourced, farm fresh produce and meats.
The pita bread is even flown in from Greece!
The restaurant’s Kid’s Meals selection features smaller portions of Souvlaki, Gyros, and Kalamaki and are served with fries, salad, drink, and a special gift!
Soul Building, T105/4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
67. Eat, Drink, And Go “Busking” At Buskers By The Creek
Head over to banks of the Currumbin Creek if you to learn all about the history and tradition of busking.
There are over 300 performers who will present their talent in the art of busking.
“Buskers by the Creek
” is a wonderful event where you can immerse yourself in culture while enjoying great food, drinks, and live entertainment.
Winders Park, Currumbin
68. Eat As Many Pancakes As You Can At Pancake Diner
Attack the best pancakes in the Gold Coast in this multi-awarded, family-owned restaurant.
menu has something for everybody: steaks, burger, ribs, hot dogs, crepes, and has a selection for those who prefer to have gluten-free meals.
And if you’re up for it, try the restaurant’s “All You Can Eat Pancakes” challenge!
52 Marine Parade, Coolangatta
69. Have A Family Picnic Or BBQ At Burleigh Heads Beach
Pack the family into the van and head off to the beaches of Burleigh Heads! This is one of the most popular destinations of families who want to enjoy the great outdoors in the Gold Coast.
You can find perfect areas for family picnics or barbecues while savouring the incredible view of the ocean.
In addition to surfing, Burleigh Heads beaches are also perfect for swimming and body-boarding.
70. Chill With A Beer Overlooking The Pacific At Kurrawa Surf Club
Dine on fresh, flavourful, and hearty menu creations that are prepared by the top-level chefs of the Tower 28 Café at the Kurawa Surf Club.
This relaxing surf club offers you the best seat to enjoy the breath-taking view of the Pacific Ocean. You may also want to enjoy a refreshing drink at the Bar & Bistro.
If gaming is your thing, the Kurrawa Club has 74 machines where you can play a game of chance and win great prizes.
Beachside Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach
71. Have Breakfast At North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club
There are also special menus for kids and seniors. The club’s restaurant specialises in Modern Australian cuisine.
The club also hosts live entertainment on some days and provides facilities for gaming and Keno.
293 The Esplanade, Miami
72. Experience The Natural Wonder That Is Purling Brook Falls
Purling Brook Falls is a horsetail waterfall, or one that descends but maintains contact with the bedrock, is located in Springbrook National Park.
The waterfall becomes a spectacle of nature after heavy rains. The cascading water is so powerful that barricades are put up to protect visitors from falling rocks.
35 Carricks Road, Springbrook
73. Ride A Jet Ski At Gold Coast Adventures
Head out into the ocean and get a glimpse of its marvellous leviathans during whale watching season with Gold Coast Adventures.
You can also go to Island Adventure and plan out a fun-filled day of water sports. Ride the waves on a jet ski or speedboat. You can also chill out on the ocean while on a paddle boat or kayak.
Get a bird’s eye view of Surfer’s Paradise with a scenic ride on-board a seaplane. End the day with a traditional Australian BBQ.
5/60 Sea World Drive, Main Beach
74. Be A Big Kid (Or An Actual Kid!) At Timezone Surfers Paradise
Explore the largest indoor family entertainment centre in the Gold Coast with more than 5,000sqm meter of space packed with an assortment of games and attractions.
Timezone Surfers Paradise
offers the latest in interactive fun and entertainment. You have everything here from old-school pinball to 2-player racing games.
With more than 100 games to choose from, 1 day may not be enough!
Level 1, Paradise Centre, 8-10 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
75. Bring The Toddlers And Babies to Doodlebugs
Doodlebugs is the largest indoor play and party centre in the Gold Coast! There is something for every child plus designated play areas per age group.
All Doodlebugs staff members carry a QLD Working with Children blue cards which mean your kids are in great, dependable hands.
You can also host your kids’ birthday parties here.
6/54 Paradise Avenue, Miami
76. Enjoy Wine With Live Music At The Soundlounge
Listen to the vocal styles of Tim Rogers, Taylor, and the Tijuana Cartel who are just a few of the featured singers at the Soundlounge, a popular venue for live music in the Gold Coast.
It also boasts of a sumptuous menu and an extensive list of wines, beers, and spirits.
165 Duringan Street, Currumbin
77. Checkout 120 Food Stalls At NightQuarter
Dig into great food as well as great music at the NightQuarter! Everything that you would ever want to do for a fun-filled time in the Gold Coast can be found here.
There are over 120 food stalls, bars, and a live music stage called “The Paddock” which features nightly performances from popular musical acts such as Matty Rogers, Jewells & The Wolfpack, Rick Barron, Liv Heyer, and Rust Bucket.
1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
78. Be Amazed At Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
This is a popular attraction/museum that has 16 individually-themed galleries of oddities, cool artifacts and interactive exhibits.
Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
79. Wash Down A Syringe Donut With Great Coffee At Blackboard Coffee
Have your choice of Caramel or Nutella-filled Syringe Donut and pair it with an excellent brew from the Gold Coast’s premiere coffee experts.
7/240 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes
80. Laugh Out Loud At Dracula’s Cabaret Gold Coast
Laugh, sing, dance and enjoy an elegant 3-course meal prepared by the restaurant’s all-star chefs at Dracula's.
The menu can also cater to those who prefer vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free meals.
There is also a kid-friendly version called “Drax4Kids” which features puppetry, interactive games, and an aerial circus.
1 Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach
81. Dine With A Panoramic View At Four Winds 360
Soak in an incredible view of the majestic Surfers Paradise while enjoying an amazing selection of fresh seafoods, grilled meats, antipasti, salads, and desserts.
Four Winds 360
is a revolving restaurant with a panoramic view of the city.
Take your time savouring all the wonderful buffet selections. The restaurant offers free 3-hour parking for its customers!
26/2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise
82. Go Whale Watching At Coolangatta Beach
Stroll down Snapper Rocks and you may have the opportunity to photograph whales crashing through the ocean waves.
Coolangatta has 2 main beaches: Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay.
These beaches offer safe and protected conditions for families looking for excellent areas for children to swim in.
83. Catch Some Serious Waves At The Superbank
Find out what you’re made of by challenging the Superbank at the Coolangatta!
This surfer’s beach may be known for offering visitors a picturesque view of the Gold Coast’s ocean but it also home for some of the best waves to ride on.
The Superbank is well-maintained and protected. Last February 2001, sand was pumped out to protect the beach from erosion.
84. Dine And Whale Watch At Mermaid Beach Surf Club
Order a healthy, hearty meal and a drink and take in the amazing view of the Pacific Ocean at Mermaid Beach Surf Club. You might even get a glimpse of whales migrating for the cold season.
Your kids will be kept happy and busy with the club’s Playstation and access to the Jungle Gym.
The dinner menu serves up an appetizing selection of burgers, pasta, steaks, and fresh seafood.
172 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach
85. Take In The Country Beauty Of Natural Bridge
Marvel at Springbrook National Park’s Natural Bridge which is truly a sight to behold!
The sheer power of nature’s cascading waters created this wonderful rock formation.
You can access the Natural Bridge from the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road car park. It is only a 1km walk through the sub-tropical circuit and through the ancient Gondwana rainforest.
Be on the lookout for riflebirds, the cascade tree frog, and the koala.
Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge Road, Springbrook
86. Check Out The Wildlife At The Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve
Break out the binoculars because this nature reserve is home to several species of protected wildlife.
You may get to see kangaroos, koalas, and different types of birds. If you’re into bird-watching, you can visit the western shore of Coombabah Lake
There are also walking trails that suit every fitness level.
Shelter Road, Coombabah
87. Conquer The Skypoint Climb
Do you have what it takes to conquer the Gold Coast’s highest external building climb?
The Skypoint Climb
is a definite “must-do” adventure. It will take around 90 minutes to reach the climb summit at 270m above sea level, and it'll be worth every minute!
The prize? An amazing 360- degree view of the Gold Coast!
Level 77, Q1 Building, 9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise
88. Let The Kids Burn Energy At Abrakidazzle
Climb, jump or slide your way around Abrakidazzle - one of the largest and most popular indoor playground centres in the Gold Coast.
It may also be the most budget-friendly! This is a great place for kids to release their energy. There is a multi-level play maze, various slides, mazes, jumping castles, and interactive toys.
Parents can while away their time at the “Dazzle Café”.
Southport Trade Centre, 48/3 Jackman Street, Southport
89. Watch “The Return Of High Country Legends” At Australian Outback Spectacular
Among the popular shows at Australian Outback Spectacular are “The Return of High Country Legends”, “High Country Legends”, “Spirit of the Horse”, and “Heroes of the Light Show”.
The venue also has a restaurant and bar that serves excellent food and a vast array of wines, beers, and spirits.
Entertainment Road, Oxenford
90. Catch A Game At The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
The centre can host international sporting competition for basketball, gymnastics, soccer, and other events. It covers 11,760sqm and has 200 car parking spaces.
35 Beattie Road, Coomera
91. Buy Some Fresh, Organic Honey At Superbee Honeyworld
See how Superbee Honeyworld make farm-fresh, organic, and healthy honey. You can also buy a few bottles to bring home as souvenirs or as gifts.
A fun and educational visit for the kids!
35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
92. Eat Teppanyaki In Multi-Awarded Misono Japanese Steakhouse
Watch in awe as Misono Japanese Steakhouse’s highly trained chefs prepare a Teppanyaki banquet composed of soup, salad, appetiser, hibachi vegetables, and choice of beef, chicken, salmon, or scallops.
Misono won 3 Dimmi People’s Choice awards in 2016. If you prefer your steak to be sliced tender and perfectly grilled, make sure you have a reservation in the largest Teppanyaki steakhouse in the Gold Coast.
158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
93. Dine On Fresh Pizza At Gemelli Italian
Treat the family to healthy, fresh pizza and pasta which are made from oo flour and free-range eggs at Gemilli Italian.
The name “Gemelli” is Italian for “twins” and this family-themed restaurant is the perfect destination for your kids.
The menu is packed with child-friendly favourites such as pizza, pasta, and gelato ice cream.
2/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
94. Listen To Live Music At Steampunk Surfer’s Paradise
Chill out every Friday and Saturday night as Steampunk welcomes the Gold Coast’s best singers and musicians onstage.
The restaurant is very popular for its wood-fired pizza but you should also try their beef and chicken burgers, steaks, and ribs.
And let’s not forget the extensive drinks list that features a wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails.
3113 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
95. Chill On The Beach Or Ride A Wave At Surfers Paradise
Jump on a surfboard and challenge the wave at Surfer’s Paradise.
There may be bigger waves but surfers love the wave which has a tendency to break both left and right.
96. Trek To Elabana Falls
Take a hike through the Green Mountains, past the Box Forest and Toolona Creek circuits to see Elabana Falls.
This waterfall is categorised as a cascading falls and is situated within Lamington National Park.
Main Border Track, O’Reilly
97. Visit The Rainforest At Springbrook National Park
This is a protected national park that spans 6,197 hectares and was ranked as one of the best places to visit in the Gold Coast by the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.
Old School Road, Springbrook
98. Fly Through The Treetops At The Tree Top Challenge
Zip across the treetops in speeds that go as fast as 70km per hour!
Winner of several awards from Trip Advisor as well as from the government of Queensland, Tree Top Challenge
is one of the fun ways to experience the Gold Coast.
There are 4 tree top adventures to choose from. Each one features different kinds of zip line rides across various thrilling courses.
Cedar Creek Falls Road & Tamborine Mountain Road
99. Watch Great Shows From The Gold Coast Theatre Alliance
Catch shows such as “The Marvelous Wonderettes”, “We Will Rock You”, “Hello Dolly!”, and “Cinderella” at Gold Coast Theatre while on holiday in the Gold Coast.
These shows are under the auspices of The Gold Coast Theatre Alliance which is composed of more than 25 performance companies in the Gold Coast.
The purpose of the organisation is to raise awareness on the live performances that are scheduled in the different cities.
You can visit their website indicated below for more information.
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
100. Play Ball At The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
Built in 2017, this is the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The centre can host a variety of sporting events like basketball, badminton, netball, and soccer.
It covers 16,500sqm, more than 1,000 car parking slots, and has a good number of restaurants, bars, and cafés.
296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara.
101. Have A Pizza And A Lasagne At Alfresco Italian Restaurant
Get your hands on the best pizza in the Gold Coast! Alfresco Italian Restaurant has been serving up great Italian dishes on the Gold Coast for 25 years.
It is well-known for its pizza but the lasagne is also one of the most popular items on the menu.
The restaurant also serves steak, chicken, plus a delectable dessert menu the kids will love.
3018 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise.
102. Take The Kids Swimming At Currumbin Beach
Swim with the kids in Currumbin Beach, one of the safest beaches in the Gold Coast.
There are areas which have been netted to protect swimmers from sharks. You don’t have to worry about the kids going into the water.
While the conditions are ideal for surfing, the beaches are also ideal to have family barbecues, picnics, and get-togethers.
103. Surf Like A Pro At Snapper Rocks
Feel like a pro and ride the waves at Snapper Rocks!
Another popular beach found in Coolangatta, Snapper Rocks hosts the prestigious Quiksilver Pro World Surfing League championships every year.
Likewise, Snapper Rocks provides the first section of the famous Superbank.
104. Relax And Have A Beer At Surfer’s Paradise Surf Life Saving Club
Replenish your energy after a day of surfing, visit the Surfers Paradise SLSC's restaurant and by enjoying an excellent meal prepared by its Executive Chef.
You might also want to unwind and have a beer at The Champions Bar.
This club was founded in 1925 in order to provide safety and protection to all swimmers and beachgoers.
Hanlan Street & The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
105. Explore The Nerang State Forest
Take a scenic bushwalk or ride your bike on the designated mountain bike track at Nerang State Forest.
Another option is to go on horseback and ride through the town of Nerang.
Nerang State Forest is categorised as a dry rainforest and is a home for open eucalypt forests.
106. Plan A Walking Tour Of Burleigh Head National Park
Take in the amazing scenery at Burleigh Head National Park where there are 27 hectares of lush rain-forest that is home to mangroves, eucalyptus, and grasslands.
Volcanic columns form the origin of Burleigh Heads National Park. Take a walking tour of the park via the Ocean View Walk or the Rainforest Circuit.
You might be lucky enough to see eagles flying overhead or whales on their annual migration.
Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
107. Do Somersaults At Bounce Inc.
Jump as high and as much as you can in Bounce - the most popular indoor trampoline centre in the Gold Coast.
Kids come here not just for play but to exercise or train for aerial sports such as gymnastics. Adults can have fun here and have low-impact aerobic exercise as well.
Bounce’s team is made up of highly-trained trampoline coaches who can teach you different moves and ensure your safety.
5 Sunlight Drive, Burleigh Waters
108. Grab A Beer And Listen To Live Music At Burleigh Heads Rugby League Football Club
Burleigh Heads hosts a number of big-time rugby competitions such as the Intrust Super Cup, Rugby League Gold Coast, and the Mal Meninga Cup.
You can also find nightly entertainment here with singers and bands such as Tommy Memphis, The Dukes, and the Forest Crump Trio performing.
80 Pacific Avenue, Miami
109. Feast On Prime Rib At Hog’s Australia Steakhouse
Slice into one of the best steaks you’ll ever have in your life at Hog's Breath Surfers Paradise! This is a steakhouse that takes its steaks seriously.
The house specialty is the “Prime Rib Steak” which is slow-cooked for 18 hours until fork-tender.
Bring the kids to Hog’s Australia every Monday and Tuesday because they eat for free! The restaurant also serves burgers, pasta, and desserts.
Shop 1, Surf Parade, Aria Building, Broadbeach