The Gold Coast really does have just about everything! Surf, sand, rivers, rain forest, bushland, theme parks, and the bright lights and shops. For thrills, adventure seekers, foodies, and nature lovers, all you need is a decent pair of walking shoes and you too can be a local explorer.
Water sports are always popular on the Gold Coast and you don’t need a boat or jet ski to enjoy them. There are perfect locations suited to non-motored watercraft like kayaks, canoes, surfboards, and stand up paddle boards. For those who prefer dry land, there are plenty of cycling tracks and walking tracks.
Here are some of our top local explorer ideas for Gold Coast adventure activities.
Beaches! The most obvious feature of the Gold Coast is of course our beautiful coastline and the beaches we’re famous for. Our beaches can provide different experiences depending on which one you go to. If you always go to your local beach, why not head a little further afield and try out something new. Estuary’s and the Broadwater are both alternative environments for a different beach experience.
Nature lovers have much to appreciate in and around the Gold Coast Hinterland. The ‘secret’ rockpool in Currumbin Valley, our national parks, valleys, and waterfalls.
For cycling enthusiasts with a love of photography how about a nostalgic bike ride with a difference? See how many iconic buildings, landmarks, and retro signs you can spot and snap along the highway from Coolangatta to Southport. Look out for Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade, Southport SLSC and of course the iconic Pink Poodle.
If you love a bit of shopping you’ll love our markets – go park or beachfront. It’s worth browsing around the long running weekly night market stalls along the esplanade in Surfers Paradise, you never know what treasures you might find.
Theme parks are of course what the Gold Coast is most well-known for but we also have a ride parks, Ripleys Believe It Or Not, a waxworks museum, and even Queensland’s only surf museum.
With all the sunny days and bike tracks around, it makes perfect sense to explore Surfers Paradise and it’s surrounds by pedal power.
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