There’s no better way to get a good scope and perspective of a new city than from the air, which is why one of the best things to do on the Gold Coast is to fly high above it in a hot air balloon. Take in views of the city, hinterlands, and the sea as you float amongst the clouds.
Swimming at the beach
The Gold Coast is full of amazing beaches so whether you’re the type to go surfing, swimming, sunbathing, or snorkelling, there’s a beach to suit you. Go to the most popular beaches (like Surfers Paradise beach) for a fun environment or find a hidden gem (like Froggie’s Beach). Just remember to bring a towel and sunscreen!
Sailing on the water
If swimming at the beach isn’t enough, organise a sailing cruise for you and those close to you and head out sailing in the sun. Embark at sunset and watch as the sun changes the colour of the ocean beneath you. Take in the sights of the city and enjoy the fresh sea spray and wind on your face.
A cabaret inspired by the goofy-spooky B-grade horror movies of the past might not be what you expect to find on the Gold Coast, but it’s one of the most popular attractions nonetheless. Enjoy dinner and a show at your trip to Dracula’s for a unique night out. The meals are coordinated with the show to provide you with an immersive experience. Both change theme regularly so even if you’ve been before you could return for a whole new experience.
Most of the best things to do on the Gold Coast are exciting, interactive experiences and the Infinity funhouse doesn’t disappoint. Infinity is a psychedelic wonderland of special effects and alluring music. You’ll come face-to-face with clever illusions as you wander through a technicolour labyrinth.
If you find mind-bending activities exciting, then a trip to ArtVo Illusions will be one of the best things to do on the Gold Coast for you. ArtVo is Australia’s first immersive, ‘trick-art’ gallery and inside you won’t find traditional artworks. The gallery is full of pieces that play with size and perspective to create impressive illusions. Stand in just the right spot by some of the pieces and look like you’re standing on a surfboard, on a giant paper plane, or on a gorilla’s hand. There’s plenty to see and plenty of places to take photos of you interacting with the illusions. The wheelchair-friendly gallery is fun for visitors of all ages.
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