How to host your own Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast

Commonwealth Games 2018 activities for visitors
The Queensland Life
The Eventful Life

Whilst athletes at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games may have 12-days of action-packed, competition-fuelled sport ahead of them, that doesn't mean visitors won't be able to nab themselves a slice of the action. Take advantage of the Gold Coast’s flair for fitness and embark on an adrenaline high with our in the know locations for Commonwealth Games inspired action.

1.      Skypoint Climb

Climb to new heights as you soar 230 metres high above the ground at SkyPoint Observation Deck, taking in staggeringly beautiful 360-degree views across the Gold Coast. Feel like taking on a challenge worthy of a gold medal? Embark on a 90-minute Skypoint Climb. The city’s highest outdoor adventure takes you from the observation deck on level 7, all the way up towards the highest point of the building, also known as ‘the crow’s nest’.

2.      Racecentre

Have a spin around Australia's most advanced racing simulation track with state-of-the-art replication of real-life racing courtesy of full-motion, surround screens and surround sound technology. Drivers have the opportunity to choose any international luxury vehicle including F1, V8, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari and more. Get in on the action behind the wheel.

3.      A Private Jet Boarding Lesson on Wave Break Island

Crystal Blue Yacht Charters introduces you to the Gold Coast’s most action-packed water sports. Spend the day on a water-bound Queensland adventure, sailing towards Wave Break Island for your own private jet boarding lesson. Take a splash at mastering the art of Jet Boarding, or try your hand at para-sailing or wakeboarding – it’s a high like no other!

4.      Tee off on Australia’s only Arnold Palmer Golf Course

As Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course, The Pines is strictly a members-only club – that is, until you arrive at InterContinental. Resort guests receive exclusive non-member access to the course and country club, bound to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This golfing adventure has a course rating of 74 off the black tees and 72 off the blue tees ensuring that you’re in for an unforgettable game. 

5.      Adrenaline High Guaranteed: Indoor Skydiving

FLY Gold Coast is Australia’s second state of the art indoor skydiving facility and vertical wind tunnel and it’s located right in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise. There’s even the chance to join a competition of your own with the 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships coming to iFLY Downunder (Sydney) this August 24th - 25th. Don’t worry – it’s not for pros only - flyers of all levels are welcome to have a go!



February 21, 2018