110. Have A Greek-Style Family Celebration At Hellenika Restaurant
Feast on large plates with enough food for your entire family at this Greek-themed restaurant which has been serving the Gold Coast since 2010.
specialises in fresh seafood that is bought from the market every day.
Greece is known for its family celebrations so everyone will certainly have a great time at Hellenika.
2235 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach
111. Take On The Giant Waves At Currumbin Alley
Get pumped and be ready to ride some of the largest waves in the Gold Coast!
This top surf beach is located at Currumbin Creek. It is one of the most popular beaches in the Gold Coast and can be crowded with surfers at the drop of a Coyote hat.
If you’re not ready to take on the wave, you can learn how to surf in “The Alley”.
112. Have A Family BBQ At The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Visit and learn all about plant life at the Sensory Garden. Set up a barbecue or a picnic at the designated areas or simply take a stroll through the walking trails.
There is also a local café where you can enjoy a cup of organic coffee, tea, and some healthy gluten-free treats.
230 Ashmore Road, Benowa
113. Look For Shipwrecks At Gold Coast Dive Adventures
Explore the Pacific Ocean and visit amazing dive sites in the Gold Coast such as Migaloo Reef and The Scottish Prince with Gold Coast Dive Adventures.
All in all, you will get to visit 10 of the best dive sites the Gold Coast has to offer.
Take a guided tour and visit shipwrecks. Get an up close look of life under the Gold Coast!
This is a great way to understand the importance of keeping our oceans clean and protected.
247 Bayview Street, Hollywell
114. Catch Great Live Entertainment At Southport RSL Club
Check out amazing shows “Killer Queen Experience”, “Glory Days – The Boss Experience” and live performances by singers like Rick Price, Dave Dobbyn, and Charmaine Wilson at the Southport RSL Club, one of the most popular entertainment spots in the Gold Coast.
In addition to live shows, RSL Club has a Bistro, bar, lounge, café, and a place for kids called “Kidz Korner”.
36 Scarborough Street, Southport
115. Watch The Gold Coast Suns Play AFL At Metricon Stadium
Visit the home of Australian Rules Football and the Gold Coast Suns which compete in the AFL at Metricon Stadium.
Metricon Stadium has hosted the Gillette T20 International and the KFC Big Bash League. Presently, it can seat 25,000 spectators with plans underway to expand the capacity to 40,000.
There are a good number of food and beverage outlets available within the stadium.
Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara
116. Treat Your Kids To Unlimited Pizza At Salt Meets Cheese
Bring your kids to Salt Meets Cheese every Monday for their “All You Can Eat Pizza” buffet! If it has cheese, kids will love it!
This family-themed Italian restaurant serves traditional wood-fired pizza with your choice of red or white sauce, pasta, and house-made gelato ice cream.
The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise
117. Enjoy Fresh Seafood At Aqua Front
Drop by this quaint restaurant by the waterfront which serves up great seafood dishes like “Tasmanian Smoked Salmon”, “Local King Prawns”, and “Northern Territory Barramundi”.
But it’s not just the bounty from the sea. Aqua Front
also serves steaks and pasta dishes.
The restaurant has a special kid’s menu that features a choice of calamari, fish, or Chicken Schnitzel with chips and of course, pasta.
6/300 Marine Parade, Labrador.
118. Soak In The Sun At Broadbeach
Explore some of the finest shopping centres, upscale restaurants, and resorts in Broadbeach which is located near the north end of the Gold Coast.
The name “Broadbeach” is also appropriate as the suburb has a long stretch of beach that is clean, safe, and family-friendly.
The Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club regularly patrols the beach to ensure the safety of its users. There are lush, beautiful parks nearby which families can use to host picnics.
119. Watch The Pros Surf At Greenmount Beach
Take a trip to Greenmount Beach and have a chance to see local world champion surfers Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson working the ocean waves!
Located near the south end of the Gold Coast, surfers recommend waiting for a southerly swell and south-easterly wind to get the best waves to ride on.
120. Sample The Wines At Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club
Admire the beautiful oceanfront view while sampling some of the best foods served at the Tallebudgera Surf Club!
It has a bistro, a well-stocked bar, gaming facilities, live entertainment and several function rooms.
The Bistro menu showcases a great selection of steaks, burgers, salads, pastas, and fresh seafood. The club’s bar boasts of an extensive collection of wines.
Try your luck at the club’s gaming machines which feature Keno, Dragon Link, and Lightning Link.
1509 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
121. Go Flyboarding At Gold Coast Watersports
Whirl around on a jet ski or ride a fly board at Gold Coast Watersports! This is the best way to complement your visit to Sea World.
Gold Coast Watersports is nestled within Sea World and offers a wide range of water-based adventure activities for everyone.
In addition to jet skiing or flyboarding, you can also go parasailing or jet boarding.
Gold Coast Watersports has fun and affordable activity packages you can choose from.
Sea World Resort, Sea World Drive, Main Beach.
122. Ride The G-Link
Hop aboard the G-Link - the most convenient way to get around the Gold Coast.
The G-Link is a light railway train service that starts out in Helenvale and takes you through the key suburbs of the Gold Coast: Broadbeach, Surfer’s Paradise, Southport, and Northcliffe.
Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland
123. Catch The Titans In An NRL Game At CBus Super Stadium
Drop by the CBus Super Stadium and catch games by its home team the Gold Coast Titans NRL team!
This gigantic stadium can seat 27,400 people and has also hosted Rugby Union. When the stadium is packed, you can still enjoy the games on the gigantic 60m viewing screens.
On a regular day, there are 24 food and beverage outlets to choose from.
Centreline Place, Robina
124. Treat The Kids To Free Ice Cream At Costa D’Oro Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Treat your kids with free ice cream with every order of Kid’s Meal! Costa D’Oro has been a fixture for fine Italian food for more than 30 years.
The restaurant has an extensive menu which features pizza, pasta, oysters, steaks, chicken, and veal selections.
The Kid’s Meal menu gives your children their choice of pasta, lasagne, and either Chicken Schnitzel or fish with chips.
27 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
125. Go Surf At Narrowneck And Fingal
Ride the wave of your life when you hit that open stretch!
Located in Fingal Head, this top surfing beach features an artificial reef that helps produce some of the best waves in all of the Gold Coast.
126. Savour A Meal And The View At Rainbow Bay Surf Club
Have your meal and drink at the club’s ocean deck so you can savour the view of Rainbow Bay and the popular surf beach, Snapper Rocks.
Rainbow Bay Surf Club’s
restaurant has a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes that include salads, soups, seafood, pasta, pizza, burgers, steaks, and “Nipper’s Meals” for the kids.
You can also engage in some light-hearted gaming or enjoy the latest sporting events on the club’s widescreen TV.
2 Snapper Rocks Road, Coolangatta.
127. Stroll Through The Federation Walk Coastal Reserve
Take Federation Walk, aka “The Walk” which is a scenic view that takes you through 93 hectares of coastal reserve.
This is made up of paths and tracks which allow you to get an amazing view of the coastline on foot or on bike.
You might simply want to sit under the trees, watch the different varieties of birds, and fall asleep to the sound of the cascading ocean.
Lot 1 Sea World Drive, Main Beach
128. Take A Thrill Ride With Paradise Jet Boating
Take the high-speed way to see the sights along the areas of the Gold Coast Broadwater and Moreton Bay Marine Park! Paradise Jet Boating adventure brings the theme park experience on water!
Get an adrenaline rush as the jet boat takes you through 360- degree spins and high speed drifting and as you buzz through the beach.
The jet boats are highly advanced, safe, and comfortable to ride in.
Mariners Cove Marina, Shop 7b/60 Sea World Drive, Main Beach
129. Tour The Gold Coast Via Land And Sea At Quack ‘r’ Duck Road, River & 4WD
Take a ride on the Quack ‘r’ Duck amphibious vehicle and see the Gold Coast via land and water!
The Quack ‘r’ Duck tour runs for 1 hour, 7 days a week. This is a great and fun way to experience Surfer’s Paradise.
The tour gets booked pretty fast. So book your seat on the Quack ‘r’ Duck right away!
Corner Elkhorn Avenue and Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
130. Jump Around At Bounce Trampoline Park
Fly through the air like your favourite NBA player and create your own amazing dunks at “Slam Dunk”.
Take “Dodgeball” to a whole new level by hurling bowling sized balls at one another while jumping around a trampoline area.
Test your navigational skills at the “X-Park” which is an extremely challenging obstacle course.
Welcome to the biggest indoor adventure playground in the Gold Coast! Trampolines don’t get bigger than those at Bounce
5 Sunlight Drive, Burleigh Waters
131. Learn Gymnastics At The Super Performance Centre
Even while on holiday, drop by and see what SPC is all about. There are classes for every skill level including beginners.
And it’s not just all gymnastics! You can learn cheerleading, circus performance skills and aerial acrobatics.
2c/2 Middleton Street, Ashmore
132. Be Entertained With Wonderful Shows At Home Of The Arts (HOTA)
Have a great time watching marvellous shows such as “The Woman In Black”, “The Louis Armstrong Legacy”, and “Modern Maori Quartet: That’s Us!” at the HOTA.
This is the Gold Coast’s premiere performance arts centre that also houses the Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
HOTA’s facilities include a café, a restaurant, 2 cinemas, a chapel, and the “Panorama Suite” which is a function room that opens up to a marvellous 180- degree view of Surfer’s Paradise.
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
133. Try A Gourmet Burger At Longboards Laidback Eatery & Bar
Schedule a visit to the restaurant rated by Trip Advisor as one of “The 10 Best Places to Eat” on the Gold Coast!
offers a great selection of gourmet burgers, to-share platters, salads, desserts, and a wonderful Kid’s Meal menu.
The restaurant is also well-loved for its French fries creations especially “The Longboards Poutine” which is topped with cheese, gravy, and shredded chicken.
Q1 Resort & Spa, Hamilton Avenue & Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise
134. Walk On An Ancient Volcano At The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Take a walk through history and traverse the Gondwana Rainforest which is part of Australia’s World Heritage protected reserves.
This is what it is like to walk on an ancient volcano.
Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra, Queensland
135. Have Fun In The Sand At Main Beach
Play and frolic under the sun with the kids at Main Beach which has made the smooth transition from top surfing location to popular family destination.
Main Beach is much less crowded than most of the beaches in the Gold Coast. There are also many wonderful cafés, restaurants, and bars within proximity to the beach.
136. Have A Beer On Tap At Southport Surf Life Saving Club
Visit the winner of the 2015-2016 South Coast Branch Club of the Year award! Southport Surf Life Club offers something for everyone.
Its restaurant will give diners an amazing 180- degree view of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying the menu’s succulent dishes.
You can also head off to the bar and have your fill of any its excellent beers on tap.
MacArthur Parade, Main Beach
137. Go Koala Watching At Schuster Park
Bring out the cameras for the chance to see the park’s resident attraction, the Koalas!
68 hectares in size, Schuster Park
will give you and your family a wide variety of fun activities to do.
There are designated areas for having a family BBQ, a well-designed walking trail, exercise grounds for your dog, plus facilities for horseback riding and shoreline fishing.
138. Appreciate Wildlife At Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Learn all about the Wombat, Koala, Dingo, the Capybara, and dozens of birds that are native to Australia at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
For more than 70 years, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been working hard to preserve native wildlife and the culture of indigenous people.
There are shows, tours, and the above-ground obstacle course, “The Tree Top Challenge”.
28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
139. Enjoy The Best Italian Food Plus Entertainment At De Vito Waterfront
Be entertained at De Vito Waterfront which was ranked by Trip Advisor as “The #1 Gold Coast Restaurant” and it’s easy to know why.
The restaurant specialises in modern Italian-style gourmet dining. The menu showcases Chef David de Vito’s excellent selection of antipasti, oysters, pasta, and grilled fish and meat dishes.
The restaurant also features Chef David de Vito’s musical skills as the world-class tenor provides live entertainment every night!
2 Barney Street, Southport
140. Ride The Super Slide Race At Big Top Playhouse
Let the kids burn energy at the popular “Super Slide Race”. Big Top Playhouse is an open- air, circus-themed playhouse for kids from 8 months to 10 years old.
Don’t worry about the open- air design. The playhouse is properly ventilated to keep the kids comfortably cool. All equipment is expertly sanitized every day.
Meanwhile, Mum and Dad can enjoy a cup of coffee and some sweet treats while the kids are burning off energy.
24 Kohl Street, Coomera
141. Relish Real Thai Food At Chiangmai Thai Restaurant
Experience the real taste of authentic Thai food and the feel of a Thai-themed restaurant on the Gold Coast with Chiangmai.
The menu features an extensive selection of curry dishes, stir-fry meals, fresh salads, soups, and desserts.
If you plan to dine here, it would be best to call for a reservation as the waiting line for a table can be quite long.
2779 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
142. Take A Thrill Ride At Gold Coast Adventure Flights
Turn your holiday in the Gold Coast upside down by taking a plane ride as you’ve never imagined.
Choose your aviation adventure from casual “Scenic Flights” to adrenaline-pumping “Aerobatic Flights”. This is a unique and fun way to take a tour of the Gold Coast.
44 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga
143. Take A Food Tour At Kiyomi Japanese Restaurant
Dine at the most awarded restaurant in the Gold Coast! Kiyomi serves authentic Japanese cuisine as created by world-renowned Executive Chef Chase Kojima.
You have your choice of set meals, Omakase or take part in the restaurant’s popular “Star Grazing Food Tour” which is a feast for the senses!
1, Lobby Level, The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
144. Paddle A Kayak With Australian Kayaking Adventures
Find dry land on 2 secluded islands and spend the day snorkelling with different varieties of sub-tropical fish. You might even get to see a few exotic birds! Australian
Kayaking Adventures kayaks and canoes are made of the latest design and highly durable.
13 River Drive, Surfers Paradise.
145. Go Fishing At Nobby Beach
Swim, surf, or fish… it’s your choice at Nobby Beach! Located in the suburb of Mermaid Beach, you and your kids will have plenty of activities to do in this wonderful seaside destination.
And you don’t have to worry about parking. The beach has provided a large area for visitors to park their cars.
Cast your line at one of the deep gutters and hopefully you can catch a dart, a whiting or a bream.
146. Dine At The Restaurants In Surfer’s Paradise Beach
Wander around the most popular beach in the Gold Coast at Surfers Paradise! It may not have the biggest waves, but Surfer’s Paradise Beach draws crowds among the beaches in the Gold Coast.
It is close to some of the best restaurants, cafés, resorts, bars, and shopping centres in the Gold Coast which gives families more things to do during their holiday.
The beach is also tightly-patrolled by the Surf Life Saving volunteers to make sure all of its visitors are safe and regularly monitored.
147. Escape The Busyness At Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park
This beautiful and picturesque destination is home to many different species of rare birds and has been declared an important bird area by Bird Life International.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Queensland
148. Compete Against The Best In Burleigh Heads Surfing
The beaches of Burleigh Heads have been hosting surfing competitions since 1977.
The waves here are considered to be the most consistent among the beaches in the Gold Coast.
Professional surfers point out to the top-level break that produces ideal waves to help them turn in the best performances.
149. Take A Bike Ride Through The Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve
There are a lot of open spaces with large trees providing welcome shade during very sunny days.
Among the best activities you can do here are bushwalking, mountain biking, and cycling.
44-50 Casuarina Drive, Elanora
150. Grab Lunch At Tugun Surf Life Saving Club
Enjoy sumptuous meals while marvelling at a great view of Tugun Beach!
The Tugun Surf Club
has a bistro that serves up great food at affordable prices.
They also have gaming facilities and schedules live entertainment on certain days of the week.
29 O’Connor Street, Tugun
151. Visit The Gondwana Rainforest At Lamington National Park
Take a leisurely walk on any of the park’s 2 trails, Binna Burra and Green Mountains. You can also see Moran’s Falls from Python Lookout.
This is where you can find the extremely rate Albert’s lyrebird.
Binna Burra, Queensland
152. Walk On An Ancient Volcano At The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Take a walk through history with the Great Walk and traverse the Gondwana Rainforest which is part of Australia’s World Heritage protected reserves. This is what it is like to walk on an ancient volcano.
Binna Burra Road, Binna Burra, Queensland
153. Rock Out At Let There Be Rock!
Re-live the heydays of the Gold Coast live rock music scene!
From the 1970’s to 1999, the Gold Coast was the hotbed for the best rock bands in the area.
“Let There Be Rock
” is an exhibit the pays homage to the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll through a re-telling of stories, photos, memorabilia, footage, and of course, live music.
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
154. Shop Til You Drop At The Village Markets
The Village Markets is a local retailers’ festival that has been a mainstay in the Gold Coast for more than a decade.
More than 100 retailers participate in this event. You can find several boutique stores that retail merchandise in fashion, vintage, art, and lifestyle.
You can spend an entire day shopping, enjoying great food, and live music.
1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads.
155. Dance The Night Away At The Cuban Carnival Party
Spend an evening hoisting drinks with your friends while being entertained by glamorous Tropicana showgirls at The Cuban!
Latin American culture takes over the Gold Coast!
Be hypnotised by the beautiful ladies in their colourful attire and mesmerising dance moves.
103 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach
156. Mall Crawl At The Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
You can find many world-class restaurants, a cinema, and several designer brand retail stores and get free parking for 5 hours!
Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach
We hope you enjoyed reading the list and we hope that you enjoy doing the many activies, adventures and visiting the attractions even more!
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