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Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

The markets are held every Friday night from 5.30pm till about 9pm. There are many different types of arts and crafts on show. You may find some souvenirs to take home with you here. Entry is free, but you’ll probably need cash to buy things!

Fun day on the beach – Don’t forget the sunscreen

Grab a boogie board, surf board or just your sunscreen, rashie and a hat and enjoy a day or three at the beach. Northcliffe – adjacent to Surfers Beachside is an open beach that is patrolled 365 days a year, it works on the smallest amount of swell and Northcliffe is walking distance to Surfers Paradise to the North and in close vicinity to parks and shops. Don’t forget to swim between the flags and stay safe.

Tropical Fruit World

See, touch and taste a world full of surprises. Situated in the beautiful Tweed Valley, Tropical Fruit World lets you spoil yourself with a unique Gold Coast experience that indulges all your senses! It offers an interactive activity for the whole family. Growing over 500 varieties of exotic tropical fruits from around the world, visitors can taste, smell and touch rare exotic fruits such as the chocolate pudding fruit, chewing gum tree and lemon meringue fruit. BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Adventure Park

Adventure has a new name and two locations within Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Thunderbird Park. Have fun burning energy on the Green and Red courses before testing your limits on the Black course. With more than 65 missions in each park, there is plenty of fun for everyone!



Superduck Adventure Tour

If you are visiting the Gold Coast you MUST experience “Super Duck”! – A great land and water adventure and a unique way to see the best of the Gold Coast.

From road to sand to surf – the Super Duck will SPLASH into the water and take you on a cruising journey on sparkling waters to view yachts, waterfront mansions, Seaworld, Palazzo Versace, super cruisers, and more. BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Carrara Markets

With over 500 stalls covering 10 acres it’s a treasure trove of the curious and the unusual. It’s also the original home of discount shopping when it comes to fresh produce, homewares, pots, plants, bric a brac, arts and crafts and just about everything else.

Infinity – Fun goes on Forever

Infinity is a mind-blowing 40 minute journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like “worlds of wonder”. It’s a dream-like fun house of the future! Infinity is made up of an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity. It’s fun for all ages and good family entertainment. BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Time Zone Surfers Paradise

TIMEZONE Surfers Paradise is the largest Indoor Family Entertainment Centre in Australia as well as the biggest TIMEZONE in the world. With 5000 sqm of leading edge interactive attractions such as up to 30 players Laser Skirmish, Dodgems/Bumper Cars, 18 hole Mini Golf course, Typhoon Roller Coaster Simulator, Mini Rider 2 (simulator) and a 6 lanes Highway 66 (bowling).

Pancakes in Paradise

Pancakes in Paradise is located in Surfers Paradise – it has affordable family dining, big breakfasts and of course the famous pancakes. They have a $9.50 per person all you can eat pancake deal. As well as sweet & savoury pancakes & crepes they have steak, ribs, chicken, fish & salads. All servings are generous and our ultimate sweet pancakes are sensational.


Wax Museum

The Gold Coast Wax Museum is Australia’s largest museum of its kind, featuring more than 110 life-size wax figures copies of British Crown Jewels and dioramas of Australian History. The Wax Museum is visited by many thousands of the people each year who marvel at the amazing realism of the life-size figures in authentic costumes. This is your invitation to wander through at your leisure and meet many important and famous people on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Come face to face with such celebrities as Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, former PM John Howard, former PM Bob Hawke, President Barack Obama, Past President John F. Kennedy, Adolph Hitler, King Hussein, President Nasser, Mohandas Ghandi, members of the Royal Family, and many others whose lives have all left an indelible mark on our world. Information cards are located alongside each figure.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

This is a teddy bear-themed experience retail store that combines the universal appeal of plush animals with an interactive process that allows children from 3 to 103 to create their own huggable companions. Each Workshop features a wide variety of new best friends to choose from as well as a vast assortment of clothes and accessories designed and updated regularly to reflect current fashion trends. Make your own teddy bear for someone special with a personal message every time you squeeze him or her or something special for yourself. A gift that keeps giving.


Surfing Lessons

What better way to learn to surf than with former world champion Cheyne Horan and on the famous Surfers Paradise Beach? You will learn to surf in waist deep water with easy to ride waves. We choose the safest and best area to surf in. BUY TICKETS ONLINE


Jet Boat 1 Hour Adrenalin Rush

Jet X is the Ultimate Gold Coast Jet boat adventure ride. This activity is recognized by Gold Coast locals and Gold Coast tourists alike as being one of the most action packed, powerfully exhilarating days out. Jet boat extreme activities are an adrenaline rush you will never forget when you visit the Gold Coast. BUY TICKETS ONLINE


OzBall – Zorbing Gold Coast

An Ozball is a GIANT, 3½ metre PVC ball, round and bouncy, you jump inside it, it rolls and so do you. There are two different ways to OzBall, one involves getting wet and one doesn’t, simple!!

OzBall Gold Coast is the ONLY Zorbing site in Australia and has the ONLY slalom track in the world!


Whale Watching Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast’s ultimate ocean whale watching and island experience! Established in 2005, there luxurious 32-metre, high-speed, wave-piercing catamaran exemplifies only the best of viewing opportunities. The “MV 2000″ is the largest whale watching vessel on the Gold Coast and with five spacious viewing areas you will definitely catch all the whale watching action!

Enjoy complimentary morning tea, large video dip lays playing whale documentaries, and informative commentary from our experienced eco team.



Ripley’s Believe it Or Not

See the world’s best oddities at this unique museum when you take the tour of a completely new adventure! When you take a self-guided tour through 15 individually themed air-conditioned galleries; featuring hundreds of unbelievable exhibits, unusual stories, magic and mystery, incredible illusions, interactive games and amazing movies. A completely different experience that lasts an hour or more, Ripley’s on the Gold Coast has long been a place full of fun for everyone! BUY TICKETS ONLINE


Byron and Exotic Fruit Tasting Tour

Discover the Natural Beauty and Historic Towns of the amazing Byron Bay area on this fruit tasting tour as we journey through one of the World’s Largest Volcanic Craters, drive past Cane Fields, pockets of Rainforest and farms growing Tea and Macadamia Nuts. Highlights of the tour are a stop at Tropical Fruit World for a complimentary exotic fruit tasting, a visit to Byron Lighthouse (Australia’s most easterly Point), and plenty of time in World Famous Byron Bay with its stunning beaches, unique collection of cafes, restaurants, shops and boutiques. Recommended for any visitor to the Gold Coast. BUY TICKETS ONLINE


Sling Shot

This innovative Slingshot amusement device is by far one the most exciting vertical amusement rides available today. Slingshot passengers are propelled over 100 metres at speeds in the region of 160 kilometres per hour.

The slingshot machine does not utilize rubber ropes or bungee cords but is powered by a patented spring propulsion device incorporating up to 720 specially designed springs.