Welcome to The Gold Coast

Boasting 52km of golden beaches, 300 sunny days and millions of visitors each year, the Gold Coast serves up a steamy cocktail of sun, surf, sand and activity. This is one of the best places to learn to surf in Australia, so grab a longboard while you're here. Behind Surfers Paradise's famous beach is a shimmering strip of high-rise apartments, restaurants, bars, clubs and theme parks, where the fun can suck you... Read More

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The Gold Coast adventures

$65.25 Water sports

Stradbroke Island Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

Paddle to South Stradbroke Island and keep a look out for dolphins and whales on this half-day Gold Coast kayak tour. Visit secluded islands, enjoy breakfast on the sands and go snorkeling with tropical fish off Wavebreak Island. Suitable for all fitness levels, the tour includes instruction for kayaking and snorkeling first-timers, plus an interpretive talk about the islands and their environment from your friendly guides. Be picked up from your Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach hotel, or meet at the Broadwater Tourist Park if you have your own wheels. Then launch your kayak into Broadwater channel, warm and calm year-round.While paddling across to South Stradbroke Island, look out for dolphins, turtles, colorful tropical fish and stingrays swimming nearby. Pelicans and sea eagles fly through the air, and if you’re kayaking between May and November you might even see migrating whales!The kayak tour takes you to two secluded islands, and includes a delicious continental breakfast on the beach. Spend an hour in the water off Wavebreak Island, and use the snorkel gear provided to swim underwater with tropical fish.Stroll the fantastic surfing beach on South Stradbroke Island, and see if you can spot the island’s golden wallaby, found nowhere else in Australia.With equipment included, and led by knowledgeable local guides, this kayaking half-day tour is a great way to get the day started on the Gold Coast!

$76.76 Theme parks & attractions

Dreamworld Theme Park Gold Coast Tickets

Experience fun for the whole family with one-day entry into Dreamworld, Australia’s biggest theme park. You'll enjoy more than 50 rides and attractions including the park’s famous Big 9 Thrill Rides, Tail spin, ABC Kids World the DreamWorks Experience. Don't miss the exciting live shows, a host of characters plus more than 500 native Australian animals, there is something for everyone at Dreamworld! Immerse yourself in the worlds of your favourite animated characters in Australia’s only DreamWorks Animation themed lands, featuring three themed lands bursting at the seams with family fun rides and attractions for you to explore. Enjoy the jungle with Madagasar Madness, see the medieval world of Shrek’s Faire Faire Away, enter Kung-Fu Panda’s Land of Awesomeness or wander over to have a giggle and a hoot at ABC Kids World where the kids imagination can run wild in this interactive and colorful world of fun, rides and games.Take a walk on the wild side as you come face to face with rare Bengal tigers at Tiger Island, including Bengal and Sumatran tigers.Visit Dreamworld Corroboree, where you can cuddle a koala, pat a kangaroo, feed a crocodile. Learn about life on the land at the Australian Sheep Shearing Show, and enjoy the legends of Dreamtime with interactive indigenous experiencesUpgrade to either a 7-day or 21-day ticket that combines Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint Observation Deck and enjoy savings of up to 25%