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Surf, sun and super theme parks

The Gold Coast is 100% fun in the sun. Dive right into its sensational surf beaches, holiday resorts and family-friendly theme parks like Warner Brothers Movie World. Go exploring further inland and you’ll find wildlife sanctuaries and incredible national parks.

Fun things to do: Gold Coast

  • Go wild at all the Gold Coast theme parks
  • Book a whale-watching tour to see migrating humpback whales
  • Relax Gold Coast-style at a beach resort
  • Sign up for surfing lessons, no matter what your level!
  • Check out the glow worms at Springbrook National Park

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Go wild at the theme parks

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Don't miss all the fun of Warner Bros. Movie World!

Grab the fam and head to mega parks like Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet 'n' Wild, Paradise Country and Australian Outback Spectacular. The quickest and cheapest option is to buy your passes online: 'unlimited' passes are a good value option. You can also save money by bundling your accommodation with park entry, or by booking a ticket combo ahead of time. All parks are easily accessed by local buses.

Book a whale-watching tour

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You gotta see 'em to believe 'em.

Get up close and personal with migrating humpbacks on a whale-watching tour along the 'Humpback Highway'. There are loads of viewing opportunities with companies like Spirit of Gold Coast and Whales in Paradise run exciting and informative catamaran tours to get you up close and personal with the migrating humpbacks. With guaranteed sightings, these tours are truly memorable experiences.

Dive into nature at Springbrook National Park

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Inland, explore nature's theme parks.

Head inland to Springbrook National Park and hit the rainforest walkways or splash around in the waterfalls and cascades. Don't miss the Natural Bridge Circuit, a natural rock formation that lights up at night thanks to thousands of glow worms. For more natural beauty, there's the Rainforest Skywalk at Tamborine Mountain. It's a 300m-long bridge, 30m up in the rainforest canopy. You'll feel like you're tiptoeing through the treetops. Once you've come back down to earth, explore the surrounding wineries for a refresher.

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