Are you bored at home and dreaming of your next holiday? Make your first out-of-quarantine vacation a trip to remember with these one-of-a-kind experiences.
Most Gold Coast holidays are punctuated by refreshing dips in the surf, shopping ourselves silly and dining the night away.
But there’s so much more to the Gold Coast than the standard issue attractions.
We’ve put together a quick list of our favourite far-from-ordinary experiences you can catch on the Gold Coast.
Don’t forget, getting to the Gold Coast from Brisbane Airport is easy with Airtrain. Our services run from Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast every 15 minutes during peak times.
Avoid traffic congestion and get from the plane to the Surfer’s Paradise sign in no time!
Better still, when you book your tickets online with Airtrain, you can access exclusive online discounts.
From us to you, Airtrain’s Top 10 Unique Gold Coast Experiences:
#1 Movie World: Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 Experience
This VIP experience plants you firmly in the thick of the action. The Movie World Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 Experience gives you behind-the-curtain access to Movie World’s stunt driving show and promises the ride of your life in one of the high-powered stunt cars.
Strap in! This experience is guaranteed to blow your hair back.
#2 Enjoy a change of scenery with the Skypoint Climb
Shift your perspective by taking on Queensland’s highest external building climb. The Skypoint Climb will give you an open-air, eagle-eye view of the Gold Coast. Situated on top of the Gold Coast’s famous Q1 building, the Skypoint Climb challenge can be taken on by thrill seekers at any time of the day from sunrise until nighttime.
#3 Explore with glow worm tour at Tamborine Mountain
Enjoy an experience in nature unlike any other with a tour of The Glow Worm Caves at Tamborine Mountain. This glow worm cave was built as a sustainable alternative for visitors to see glow worms without damaging their colony or impacting their delicate wild habitat. Unlike most wild glow worm experiences, The Glow Worm Caves at Tamborine Mountain are open for visitors during the day. This is a truly magical eco-friendly experience suitable for the whole family.
#4 Be inspired by Spirits of the Red Sand
An authentic Aboriginal storytelling experience, Spirits of the Red Sand is an awarded moving theatre and dining experience that takes its audience to 1800s Australia when the Aboriginal and British ways of life crossed over. Spirits of the Red Sand is a sharing of Aboriginal culture that will stimulate your mind, heart and soul and show the beauty, brilliance and history of Aboriginal people.
#5 Dive into a day trip to Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island is located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. While we’d all love to spend days on end at this dreamland, for visitors with only limited time, a day trip is the perfect way to see the best bits of Lady Elliot Island’s paradise. Included in a day trip is return scenic flights to the island, orientation tour, a glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tour, snorkel equipment, full use of day guest facilities, a hot and cold buffet lunch, and an afternoon of snorkelling, leisure or joining your guides for a guided activity or tour.
#6 Shift your perspective with hot air ballooning
Take your Gold Coast trip to new heights with a hot air balloon experience. The Gold Coast marries beautiful beaches with sky-scraping buildings and a lush hinterland. See the best of the Gold Coast from the basket of a hot air balloon and make your trip unforgettable.
#7 Up the adrenaline with a V8 buggy experience
Off Road Rush is made for the thrill-seekers. Get your heart pumping by taking laps of the course in a vehicle that will redefine what “going fast” means. During your experience, you’ll discover the secrets of these mechanical beasts, spend time with car fanatics and have a howler of a time.
#8 Dracula’s for dinner and a show
Book the little ones in with a babysitter and head off to get scared silly at Dracula’s cabaret and dining experience. This MA15+ show is stuffed with entertainment. Covering comedy, circus stunts, music performances, aerial acrobats and plenty more – Dracula’s is an experience unlike any other. Come for the laughs, stay for the feast.
#9 Test yourself with the TreeTop Challenge on the Gold Coast hinterland
Thunderbird Park at Tamborine Mountain is home to TreeTop Challenge – the Gold Coast attraction that’s on a level of its own. Here you’ll find more than 110 tree top challenges. This is undoubtedly the best way to discover the Gold Coast’s lush rainforest. Take in the breathtaking views with the whole family. TreeTop Challenge is designed for the entire family aged 7 and up, with no prior experience required.
#10 Visit the Gold Coast’s wineries
Pineapple Tours offers sustainable tours of the best food and wine trails on the Gold Coast. On this tour, you’ll see some of the Gold Coast’s most picturesque locations, sip on hand-picked wines from seasoned winemakers and taste sumptuous food made from fresh local produce. This tour takes you far away from the Gold Coast you already know and plants you in a world of amazing local artisans, heavenly wine and lots of shared laughter.
Next time you’re planning a trip to the Gold Coast, consider adding one or many of these experiences into your holiday roadmap. Set yourself up for a trip that is entirely unique and completely unforgettable.
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