Fun and play

two people paddle-boarding on the water with the Gold Coast skyline in the background

With endless attractions, outdoor adventures and a year-round summer, we’re game if you are.

People travel far and wide to visit our world-class theme parks: Dreamworld, Whitewater World, Movie World, Wet n Wild and Sea World, but these are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the awe-inspiring adventures our city has to offer.

Thrill seekers can climb Australia’s tallest building, the Q1, witnessing unparalleled views of the stunning Gold Coast region from 270 meters above sea level. Heart still not racing? Try jet boating, ski-diving, go-karting or zip lining in our beautiful hinterland.

For slower paced family fun, there’s plenty to do, from Top Golf, Vivo and wax museums, to bowling alleys, skating rings, hot air ballooning, or indoor and outdoor playgrounds.

Sports lovers can get their adrenaline rush at skate parks, BMX tracks, or taking part in an endless variety of water-sports, from stand-up paddle boarding to surfing or jet skiing.

Who doesn’t love a friendly animal encounter? How about breakfast with dolphins or a cuddle with a koala? The city offers a suite of activities for animal lovers, from Outback Spectacular, Paradise Country and Currumbin Sanctuary.

If arts and culture are more your style, then be sure to explore the Gold Coast’s Cultural Precinct, home to the HOTA Gallery and a variety of shows, concerts, exhibitions and live entertainment.