Not sure what to do on the Gold Coast? Grab some tickets for attractions and more here ! The Gold Coast is without doubt Australia's premier holiday destination for all occasions from family holidays with kids to those solely for adults. Mention what to do on the Gold Coast to any Australian and what almost certainly comes to mind is the dazzling array of Gold Coast theme parks like Dream World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Sea World, the nightclubs, beaches, and much more.
For a dazzling night out, experience the new stage show at Jupiters Casino or, if you prefer to be daring, climb to the top of the tallest residential building in the world with the Q1 Skypoint Climb. Other nightlife options include dancing all night and a dawn walk on the world renowned golden sand beaches of Surfers Paradise is more to your liking.
A large number of guided tours to the Hinterland are available which allow you to picnic at rock pools and cascading waterfalls, visit glowworm caves, go bush walking or horse riding. There are even vineyards and mountain villages to visit. Or if you feel more drawn to the water, we have tickets to a bevy of aquatic activities including fishing, jet boating, scuba diving, island and waterway cruises which are available year round. The Gold Coast is also one of the best place to go whale watching on the east coast of Australia. Search below to find tickets for your Gold Coast experience, or for more information on what to do in Queensland as a whole, or for some ideas on making a great Gold Coast itinerary be sure to check out our information pages and city guide in the menu above, and click here if you're looking for Gold Coast bus timetables to make getting around easier.
Getting Around the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast International Airport, located in Coolangatta, makes for convenient air travel. While it is easy to find a taxi, you may seek help from the transportation and information desk located outside the international arrivals terminal.
Walking and Cycling
As the developed areas of the Gold Coast are densely built, it is easy to walk and cycle. Further, there is over 600 kilometres of bike paths that connect neighbourhoods and link to major transit routes.
Getting around the Gold Coast via bus can sometimes be a chore - we recommend allowing sufficient time for delays. Through the large public transit operator, TransLink, and a local bus operator, Surfside Buslines, buses run from the south to the north of the Gold Coast, as well as to outside areas. These operators also offer NightLink, an after-midnight bus service to ensure affordable and safe transportation late at night.
There are also bus services for theme park transfers. For more information, click here.
Hail a cab with its lights on where possible or book one in advance.
Discover the waterways on the Gold Coast and visit Stradbroke Island using the region’s ferry and water taxi operators.
- Broadwater Taxi
Runaway Bay Marina, Runaway Bay.
Ph: 04 0358 7804
- Gold Coast Ferries Pty Ltd.
Couran Cove Island Resort departure terminal.
Ph: 04 1171 1275
Rent a car and tour the Gold Coast using the most flexible transportation option.
- Thrifty Car Rental
Ph: 07 5570 9999
- Budget Car and Truck Rental
Ph: 07 5538 1344
Ph: 13 63 33
Ph: 07 5536 6133