Gold Coast attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Coolangatta

Point Danger Light

The headland of Point Danger, sitting between Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, marks the border between Queensland and New South Wales. There are amazing views from here both ways along the coast, and you can use it as …
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Currumbin & Palm Beach

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

This nicely restrained, old-style operation includes Australia’s biggest rainforest aviary, where you can hand-feed a technicolour blur of rainbow lorikeets. There’s also kangaroo and crocodile feeding, photo ops wi…
Top Choice Market in Burleigh Heads

Village Markets

A long-running market that highlights local designers, makers and collectors, with fashion and lifestyle stalls, lots of live music and a strong local following.
National Park in Gold Coast Hinterland

Springbrook National Park

A 27-sq-km national park, Springbrook is an ancient volcanic landscape with a 900m-high plateau cut through with gorges and a few even loftier outcrops. It's a world away from the coast, with cool-temperate rainfore…
National Park in Gold Coast Hinterland

Lamington National Park

The 200-sq-km Lamington National Park is a Unesco World Heritage Site with more than 160km of walking trails. This is a wonderful place for bushwalking, including the three-day Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, whic…
Wildlife Reserve in Burleigh Heads

David Fleay Wildlife Park

Opened by the doctor who first succeeded in breeding platypuses, this wildlife park has 4km of walking tracks through mangroves and rainforest in search of animals, including cassowaries, emus, crocs, kangaroos and …
Cultural Centre in Burleigh Heads

Jellurgal Cultural Centre

This Aboriginal cultural centre at the base of Burleigh's headland sheds some light on life here hundreds and thousands of years ago. There's a collection of artefacts, artwork, and a number of different tours of lo…
Viewpoint in Surfers Paradise

SkyPoint Observation Deck

Surfers Paradise's best sight is best observed from your beach towel, but for an eagle-eye view of the coast and hinterland, zip up to this 230m-high observation deck near the top of Q1, one of the world's notably t…
National Park in Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine National Park

Queensland’s oldest national park comprises 13 sections stretching across the 8km plateau, offering waterfalls and super views of the Gold Coast. Accessed via easy-to-moderate walking trails are Witches Falls, Curti…
Market in Miami & Nobby Beach

Miami Marketta

A hawker-style street market in a previously abandoned warehouse strewn with fairy lights, this lively space has food, fashion, art and live music. Work your way through food stalls hawking Japanese tempura, tacos, …