Gold Coast
Top Tourist Attractions

Gold Coast - Top Tourist Attractions

Home to theme parks, surfing spots, and beautiful sandy beaches, the Gold Coast in Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. This also means it has many top-rated tourist attractions that you can explore, here is a list of top tourist attractions in the Gold Coast.


 


Gold Coast - Top Tourist Attractions

Home to theme parks, surfing spots, and sandy beaches, Gold Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. This also means it has many top-rated tourist attractions that you can explore.

Best Gold Coast Tourist Attractions

 

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

If your idea of a vacation is to commune with nature, this well-known wildlife park in gold coast provides the perfect spot. It is especially ideal for bird lovers, what would the many brightly colored rainbow lorikeets that call it home.

In this park, you can enjoy a free-flight bird show, Segway tours, a train ride around park, and an Adventure park high ropes course.

Surfer's Paradise Beach

This 3-km strand is considered iconic for its white-sand beaches, picturesque views, and skyscrapers rising behind the shore. They are shallow areas for kids and gentle swells for surfers. When the sun goes down, the beach is lit for evening strolls.

There's also the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets that draw in a huge crowd during Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights.

Sea World

One of Australia's largest marine park, Sea World entertains young and old alike with various exhibits, dolphin and sea lion performances, and jet-ski stunts. Take your fill of the many marine life that you may only see in the deep but was put on display in a theme park for your viewing pleasure. There are also sea-themed rides that you can enjoy.

Coolangatta Beach

Unlike the Surfer's Paradise Beach, Coolangatta Beach is less crowded and more peaceful. It's a perfect place for when you simply want to soak under the sun in tranquility. With the coast facing north, the water here is calmer, providing great conditions for swimming. There's also a Waterfront Park for leisurely strolls.

If you want to ride some waves, you can catch them at the nearby Snapper Rocks, Greenmount Point, Duranbah and Kirra Beach.

Dreamworld

This theme park boasts of an Aussie twist. Aside from the usual lineup of rides and live shows, Dreamworld also hosts many animals that are native to Australia. Here, you can get up close and personal with tree kangaroos, dingoes, crocodiles and many more.

There's also an aboriginal corroboree experience that you can enjoy via virtual reality. Listen to songs, watch dance performances and listen to stories. If you want to see endangered big cats, sign up for a sunset safari at Tiger Island.

Not far from Dreamworld is the White Water World where you can swim and have fun on the water slides and splash pools.

Lamington National Park

This World Heritage-listed site is known for its many waterfalls, beautiful rainforest scenery, and diverse wildlife. It is home to more than 190 species of birds, including the elusive bowerbird. If you want to get a birds-eye view of the park, you should walk on the 180-m O'Reilly Treetop Walk that is made up of a series of suspension bridges that stretch above the rainforest canopy.

Within the park is the guest house and spa of the O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. Should you wish to stay overnight, this is where you can book.

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