When everyone thinks of the Gold Coast the first thing that springs to mind are the theme parks. But what about the adults, what do they do when they visit the Gold Coast?
There are plenty of adult things to do away from the main theme park stretch of the Gold Coast nowhere near the screaming and tantrums of those little munchkins.
Most people will go to the Gold Coast for about 5-7 days so I’ve given a quick rundown of a few things to do in that time.
- The quest for the perfect photo.
Everyone wants to come back with the iconic photo looking down the coast beach one side high rise buildings the other. Here are 3 ways you can get some great shots.
Firstly the romantic way. Hot Air Gold Coast offer a range of champagne breakfast/balloon ride packages over the Gold Coast hinterland, a great way to get some fantastic photos and a great way to spend the morning.
Hot Air Gold Coast will pick you up from your Gold Coast Hotel.
If you’d like to do get in the air with a little more adrenaline maybe a helicopter ride or Tiger Moths maybe more appealing.
There are a number of companies offering 15 minute helicopter scenic flights over the Gold Coast. For then even more adventurous Tiger Moth Joy Flights operate out of an airfield in Pimpama.
If none of that appeals you can always get 360 degree views from the Q1 Observation Deck at the top of the Q1 building. You also have the option of the 90 minute Skypoint climb which is the highest external building climb in Australia.
2. Meeting the wildlife
Experience Australian wildlife by feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas. There are bird shows, sheep shearings, Aboriginal performances and treetop ropes courses at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a must for overseas visitors who’d like to see Australian wildlife up close.
You can see Pelican feeding daily at 1.30pm at Ian Dipple Lagoon, 371 Marine Pde Labrador. You should get there early to witness the pelicans gathering before feeding time. Pack your swimmers and a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.
3. Around the Water
As you can imagine Gold Coast life revolves around the sea, surf and beach.
There are a number of water based activities to try.
You can learn to surf – there are many surf schools along the Gold Coast where you can learn to hang 10 and allow the inner child to show through. If you like your surfing a little less wet you can go to the Surf World Museum at Currumbin.
For horse riders you can ride along the beach try Tassiriki Ranch for details.
Lastly for the adrenaline junkies there are the power boats. Paradise Jet Boating will give you an action packed ride over the water.
Gold Coast boasts some great restaurants and also Jupiters Casino where you will find 5 different restaurants.
Ask your hotel concierge for a local recommendation.
5. Health and Fitness
If a relaxing holiday is more your forte then there are many options for you.
If pampering is what you need there are many day spas where you can find your peace and look your best.
For fitness and well being every Monday and Wednesday morning Tai Chi classes are held at Justin Park Burleigh Heads and Australian School of Meditation also hold free yoga classes you need to contact them for more details.
If golf is your thing there are many great course on the Gold Coast try the Emerald Lakes Golf Club or the Links Hope Island Resort there are may others though.
There are plenty of things for adults to do on the Gold Coast and every place you go doesn’t have to end in the name World