Park in Burleigh Heads & Currumbin

Burleigh Head National Park

A walk around the headland through Burleigh Head National Park is a must for any visitor – it’s a 27-hectare rainforest reserve with plenty of bird life and several walking trails. Great views of the Burleigh surf e…
Amusement Park in The Gold Coast

WhiteWater World

This park features the Cave of Waves, Pipeline Plunge and more than 140 water activities and slides. A 1-day World Pass (adult/child online $95/85, gate $105/95) ensures entry to both Dreamworld and WhiteWater World…
Amusement Park in The Gold Coast

Movie World

Movie-themed shows, rides and attractions, including the Batwing Spaceshot, Justice League 3D Ride and Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster. Batman, Austin Powers, Porky Pig et al roam through the crowds.
Amusement Park in The Gold Coast


The ultimate water slide here is the Kamikaze, where you plunge down an 11m drop in a two-person tube at 50km/h. This vast water park also has pitch-black slides, white-water rapids and wave pools.
Viewpoint in Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach

SkyPoint Observation Deck

Surfers Paradise's sights are generally spread across beach towels, but for an eagle-eye view, zip up to this 230m-high observation deck near the top of Q1, one of the world's notably tall buildings. You can also ta…
Wildlife Reserve in Burleigh Heads & Currumbin

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has Australia’s biggest rainforest aviary, where you can hand-feed a technicolour blur of rainbow lorikeets. There’s also kangaroo feeding, photo ops with koalas and crocodiles, reptile …
Wildlife Reserve in Burleigh Heads & Currumbin

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, and plenty of informative native wildlife shows throughout the day. It’…
Amusement Park in The Gold Coast


Touts itself as Australia's 'biggest' theme park. There are the 'Big 9 Thrill Rides', plus the Wiggles World and the DreamWorks experience, both for younger kids. Other attractions include Tiger Island, plus a range…
Market in Main Beach & The Spit

Gourmet Farmers Market

On Saturday mornings, the spaces between boutiques at this flashy mall fill with stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, baked goods, pickles, oils, vinegars, seafood, pasta and more…
Cheesewright in Tamborine Mountain

Witches Chase Cheese Company