You’ll find no shortage of things to do in 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 one of 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.
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 can get. This Gold Coast V8 driving experience lets you get hands on with one of its fleet of Holden and Fords, purpose-built onsite by Paul Morris Motorsports.
You can’t miss the iconic Q1 building, rising 230 metres into the sky above, and you definitely shouldn’t miss the chance to head up and take in the awesome 360-degree views. The SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb and an experience all adventurers should add to their Gold Coast itinerary. Choose from daytime, twilight or night climbs. You can even climb and dine! Prefer to stay inside? The view from the SkyPoint Observation Deck, 77 floors up, is pretty amazing too.
Jet ski, jet boats and jet packs
Surfers Paradise is a dream destination for watersports. 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!
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 Aquaduck city cruises, dinner cruise and boat hire to snorkelling, sailing and dolphin watching.
Things to do in Gold Coast with kids
If you're here for major theme park fun, you've come to the right place. The Gold Coast in 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 going to indulge your own passion for animal, the natural treasures of kangaroos, wombats and wallabies at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Paradise World are a real must-see while on the Gold Coast.
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.
Experience the thrill of freefall without needing to set foot in a plane, let alone jump from one! iFly indoor skydiving Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, is the perfect experience to enjoy as a family, with expert instructors on hand to get you kitted out and get you freefalling like a pro.
Make splash at the Gold Coast Aqua Park, 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 the site and you’ll find things to do perfect for people of all ages and tastes.
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 the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island to Cairns and Cape Tribulation. You can trust Adrenaline for the latest and greatest activities and experiences across the state of Queensland.
Making plans in nearby Brisbane? You guessed it, we’ve got you covered for the best things to do in Brisbane too!