Are you looking for things to see and do while you’re staying on the Gold Coast? With 56 kilometres of gorgeous coastline at your doorstep and 100,000 hectares of world heritage listed rainforest just a short drive away, there’s plenty to discover!
Come for the entertainment, stay for our city! Here on the Gold Coast, we enjoy much more than great surf in the mornings. Our Home of the Arts (HOTA) centre is brimming with art to admire, concerts to rock out to and movies to make you and the kids laugh and cry. If live music and casual street eats are more your style, hit up the original Miami Marketta. There are plenty of sports to enjoy with games, matches and competitions hosted every week while the coast itself offers plenty of free-use courts and fields if you’re happy to BYO equipment. Find out more and keep up with the Gold Coast’s latest sporting events, live music gigs and festivals.
The whole family can run wild at one of our world-class theme parks, from seals at SeaWorld, heated slides at WhiteWater World and the giant Hypercoaster at MovieWorld. For animal encounters, simply head into our wildlife parks on both ends of the coast or seek them out yourself on one of the winding walking tracks through our hinterland rainforests. If you’re planning to do some designer shopping while you’re here, we have plenty of that too! Otherwise, simply kick back by the pool or at one of our famous beaches and soak in some warm sunshine. Check out what else there is to do on the Gold Coast.
The more the merrier, and there’s plenty to go around! We love our farm-fresh produce on display at the local markets and awarded baristas pouring coffee just the way we like it. We’re sure you will too. We love our pizzas cooked to perfection in wood-fired ovens and artful Japanese dishes equally delicate and delicious – we’ve become a coastline of passionate foodies who like nothing better than tasty and fresh. See our favourite local restaurants and cafes here and treat yourself and the family to a fresh new taste of the Gold Coast: