The Gold Coast is one of Australia's favourite playgrounds, with so much to do whether you're young or old. Famous for the sun and surf, the Gold Coast is a great place to hit the beach, with long stretches of patrolled sandy beaches and waves for beginners and the more experienced to enjoy. If you're more of a city person, there's always the fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment scene to keep you busy, and Surfers Paradise is at the centre of all the action.
If you have a head for heights you might also want to head to Dreamworld and get your pulse racing on the Giant Drop and other thrill rides. The tour desk at BreakFree Acapulco can organise tickets and transfers to this and all the other famous Gold Coast theme parks.
If you're staying on a Wednesday or Friday night, take a walk along the foreshore and discover the popular night markets. Selling lots of different locally hand-made arts, crafts, fashion and homewares, you can pick up a souvenir to remind you of your amazing Gold Coast holiday.
Things to do in the Gold Coast:
- Dracula's Theatre Restaurant
- Q1 Observation Deck
- Pacific Fair and Harbour Town shopping centres
- Theme parks
- The Star Gold Coast
- Night markets
- Hinterland wine tour
- Gold Coast canals and waterways tour
- Jet Ski and parasailing
- Ten pin bowling
- Mini golf
- Ripley's Believe it or Not