Adventure Activities Gold Coast

Adventure Activities On The Gold Coast

Unleash your adventurous spirit on the Gold Coast. Along with its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, the Gold Coast is renowned for its plethora of adventure activities that will suit travellers of all experiences and ages. You can soar above the skyline, dive beneath the waves, challenge yourself with thrilling rides, and get up close and personal with nature. Check out our guide to the best adventure activities on the Gold Coast.


Adventure activities for those seeking new heights

Ready to take the leap? If you’re seeking the ultimate adrenaline rush, strap yourself in for a thrilling skydive over the Gold Coast’s iconic coastline. Take the plunge from thousands of feet in the air as you freefall to breathtaking views of the coastline and hinterland, before a memorable beach landing.


You can get a truly unique sky heigh perspective of the Gold Coast by embarking on the SkyPoint Climb. Ascend 270 meters above sea level in an open-air climb atop one of the most iconic landmarks in Queensland, the Q1 Resort Building. Once you reach the summit observation deck you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views stretching from the hinterland to the horizon.


Adventure activities for the amusement fanatic

The Gold Coast is home to some of the best theme parks in the country, with Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet’n’ Wild all located nearby. Each theme park has adventure activities for all ages on offer.


Australia’s largest theme park, Dreamworld, is home to over 40 rides, including some of the most epic thrill rides in the country.


For adventure activities in a distinct Hollywood atmosphere you can’t miss Warner Bros. Movie World – think real movie sets coupled with interactive and exciting rides.


At Wet’n’Wild you’ll find rides for all thrill levels, not to mention a water temperature of 25 degrees celsius year-round, making it one of the best Gold Coast activities no matter the time of year!


Adventure activities for the water lover

If you’re chasing a water-based adrenaline rush, you can experience the Gold Coast in a whole new way by jet boating. Travelling at 80kph you will power past pristine beaches, skim the seas and pull a series of spins, slides and other exciting jet boat moves. As part of the journey, you’ll also see many local iconic attractions from the water.


For a guaranteed way to get your adrenaline pumping, hop aboard a high-speed jet ski and enjoy the feeling of zipping across the Gold Coast’s waterways. One of the more challenging adventure activities on the Gold Coast, jet skiing offers a special combination of adventure and sight-seeing as you navigate past mangrove forests, sandbanks and skyscrapers lining the shore.


Adventure activities for the animal enthusiast

Keen for wild encounters? Then look no further than the Gold Coast’s animal adventure activities. There’s a reason Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been loved by locals and visitors alike for more than 75 years – the sanctuary gives you the rare opportunity to observe and interact with all different types of creatures. Enjoy a truly immersive wildlife experience where you can wander along the pathways as kangaroos hop by, watch a spectacular bird show and even cuddle a koala.


At Sea World you can enjoy highly memorable Gold Coast adventure activities by getting up close and personal with the beautiful marine animals. You can meet dolphins, engage with the penguins, or swim amongst fish and sting rays on a reef snorkel.


Travelling to your Gold Coast adventure activities

Make Airtrain part of your journey to get to your Gold Coast activities. Consider Airtrain & Tram which takes you via the G:link tram to Southport, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.


Travelling to and around the Gold Coast is easy with a go card, accepted on all Translink transport throughout Greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. To purchase your smartcards or to find out more, head to the nearest Airtrain counter. 


Translink’s Smart Ticketing system offers more ways to pay, for a more convenient journey. Smart Ticketing allows you to pay with your Visa, Mastercard and American Express debit and credit cards at any South East Queensland train station, including Domestic and International Airports.


For assistance with pre-booking tickets to Gold Coast activities, contact our helpful staff via the Contact Us page or visit our staff on arrival at the Airtrain counter at Brisbane Airport.