Not sure what to do on the Gold Coast? Grab some tickets for attractions and more here at Experience Oz! 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.
Things to do with Kids on the Gold Coast
As one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, the Gold Coast draws hundreds of thousands of families visiting each and every year. With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and wide range of entertainment options, adults with a seemingly endless array of things to do; however for those travelling to the Gold Coast with kids, it's often quite a different story. For better or for worse, in many ways the Gold Coast has garnered a reputation as more of an "adult" destination, with many adult and young-adult partygoers choosing to partake in the nightclubs, beaches and (relatively) cheap accommodation - a symptom of many people mistakingly substituting "The Gold Coast" for "Surfers Paradise" - when there truly is so much more.
Thus, it can often sometime seem daunting for families with kids trying to plan an itinerary on the Gold Coast and attempting to map out what things to do that the children will also enjoy; and after all, we know that a holiday with happy kids means a holiday with happy parents! Due to frequent requests, we've put together a list of some of the best activities, beaches, theme parks, tours and more to experience on the Gold Coast with kids to help give you a head start. Click the adjacent menu to view detailed information guides on each Gold Coast with kids topic.
Note that these are just a few of our hand-picked suggestions of the best ways to spend your time with kids on the Gold Coast - for a full list of all the other great tours, attractions and activities, be sure to check out our main Gold Coast region section for details!