From gnarly waves to family beaches, the Gold Coast has something to offer everyone. Out on the beach you can swim amongst the marine life on a snorkel or scuba cruise, or even see the acrobatics of the humpback whales. Further inland, the Gold Coast hinterland awaits with a diverse set of natural attractions including glow worm caves, lush forests and native wildlife. Come aboard a tour and take the stress out of navigating the coast and hinterland to enjoy this celebrated destination at its best.
Don't miss these Gold Coast attractions
- Cavil Avenue
- Multi-park passes to the theme parks
- Whale-watching cruises
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
- Australian Outback Spectacular show
Excitement for all types
Meet the region's cheeky dolphins and majestic whales onboard a coastal tour, while appreciating some of the most gorgeous shoreline in Australia. Back on dry land is Surfers Paradise, a well-known hub for tourists due to its lavish skyscrapers, 5-star restaurants, cosmopolitan clubs and trendy shops – only metres from the beach. Boat tours enable you check out some of the quieter shores, of which there's one for every kind of traveller, whether you want to perfect your surfing with a lesson or spend a quiet day in the shallows with the family.
Other tour activities include an adrenalin-pumping sky dive right onto Kirra Beach, or blasting yourself above the water with a jet-pack for 20 minutes of exhilarating fun. Family-fun tours to the Gold Coast's legendary theme parks can be secured by booking a VIP pass. If you're searching for something a little more laidback, call O'Reilly's Grand Homestead in Canungra Valley to organise an indulgent balloon tour and champagne breakfast.
If you prefer the feel of flat ground underneath your feet, tours departing from the Gold Coast to its scenic hinterland are just as enthralling. Take an excursion to Lamington National Park and enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the McPherson ranges, indulge yourself at a tropical retreat in Mount Tamborine, or even visit an alpaca farm.
Tours to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Australia Zoo are perfect ways to encounter the native wildlife and even allow you to get close to the animals through a range of interactive shows. For something completely different, take an exciting night tour of the Natural Bridge cave and waterfall at Springbrook, where you encounter beautiful glow worms illuminating pitch-black darkness.