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5 Fun Activities on the Gold Coast

You’ll find no shortage of things to do on the Gold Coast, whether you’re a local looking for fun this weekend, or a visitor planning your holiday itinerary. With the huge selection of experiences available to choose from here at Adrenaline you need never be stuck for exciting Gold Coast activities and adventures again. Leave boredom behind and get out and have some fun with our amazing things to do across water, land and air.

So, if you’re ready to take to the water, the roads, the ocean or even the sky, Adrenaline has experiences for all budgets and choices that will blow your expectations away.

Hot air balloon rides

Take off for incredible views of Surfers Paradise, or watch the sun come up over the magnificent hinterland region, with a Gold Coast hot air balloon ride. These breathtaking journeys are a unique and magical experience, so take your pick and prepare for a journey like no other. A well-earned gourmet breakfast back on the ground is included as part of some experiences.

V8 driving

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a racing driver? The Supercars Official Driving Experience at Norwell Motorplex, just 30 minutes north of Gold Coast, is just about as close as most of us will get. This Gold Coast V8 driving experience lets you get hands on with its fleet of Holden and Fords, purpose-built onsite by Paul Morris Motorsports.

Jet skis, jet boats and jet packs

Surfers Paradise is a dream destination for water sports. Whether it’s jumping on a jet ski, holding on tight for the thrills and spills of a jet boat ride or strapping in for a fun session using a jetpack or flyboard, there’s plenty of choice. Be sure to pack your swimmers and get out and make a splash!

Helicopter flights

Tick off all the Gold Coast’s most iconic sights with the bucket list favourite of a helicopter ride. These scenic flights are impressive at the best of times, but aerial views of Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Sea World, South Stradbroke Island and Broadwater are particularly breathtaking.  It’s also a great way to see the best beaches in the area.


No visit to the Gold Coast would be complete without getting out on those magnificent waterways. There are so many ways to do it, from city tour cruises, dinner cruises and boat hire, to snorkelling, sailing and dolphin watching.

5 Things to Do With Kids on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has plenty of family friendly activities too! With its warm weather, sandy beaches, and endless entertainment options, there's a range of indoor and outdoor adventures that both parents and children can enjoy. Whether you're looking for a relaxing activity by the beach, or an action-packed day out, the Gold Coast has something to suit the needs of your family.

Theme parks

If you're here for major theme park fun, you've come to the right place. The Gold Coast is the heartland of Australia’s best theme park action, including Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld and Whitewater World, Wet 'n' Wild and Sea World, to name a few. Check out our range of Gold Coast theme park ticket deals and entry options.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Whether you’re taking the kids or indulging in your own passion for Australian animals, the national treasures of kangaroos, wombats and wallabies at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Paradise World are a real must-see while on the Gold Coast.

Whale watching

Scan the horizon and look out for the tell-tale ‘blow’ or a splash of water showing you a whale is near. From June to November, humpback whales can be easily sighted in Gold Coast waters. The best way to see these majestic creatures up close is by jumping on a whale watching tour.


Make a splash at SeaWorld, immerse yourself in special effects and futuristic worlds at Infinity Attraction or sit back to watch Queensland's best horse riders put on a show to remember at the Australian Outback Spectacular. These are just some of the incredible range of Gold Coast attractions to choose from here at Adrenaline. Browse our site and you’ll find things to do that are perfect for people of all ages and tastes.

Jet Boating

Get ready to experience top speeds and thrilling manoeuvres with an adrenaline pumping jet boat ride on the Gold Coast. These action-packed adventures are recognised by locals and tourists as the most powerful rides on the Gold Coast. So if you're up for a thrill, jet boating is the right pick.

Things to do in Queensland

If you’re looking for fun and experiences beyond the Gold Coast we’re here to help you find it. We have an incredible variety of things to do in Queensland as a whole, from Brisbane and Sunshine Coast to Cairns and Cape Tribulation. You can trust Adrenaline for the latest and greatest activities and experiences across the state of Queensland.