“What is life but one grand adventure?”
Life is short and the world is wide, we want you to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience while on the Gold Coast so we’ve put together a must-do guide to help you tick off all the items on your Queensland bucket-list.
1. A Helicopter Flight Over The Gold Coast
Experience Queensland’s most iconic city skyline from the greatest vantage point, journeying to the clouds above with SeaWorld’s Helicopter Tour. While a short scenic 5-minute helicopter-rides give you a taste of the Gold Coast’s beauty from above, you can also adventure further with longer flights taking you all the way along the coastline to the New South Wales border.
You must explore an award-winning wine region at least once during your lifetime, and there is no better place to tick this bucket-list item off than in the Gold Coast’s hinterland. Take a tour of the very best of Queensland’s world-renowned wines, sipping reds and whites from cellar doors spanning across the spectacular vista of Mount Tambourine’s ancient volcano and lush rainforest. A private wine expert accompanies you on your wine trail, guiding you through tastings and the region’s rich wine history.
3. A Private Yacht Charter to Gold Coast’s Hidden Beaches
Crystal Blue Yacht Charters ensure you experience the Gold Coast in all its glory, introducing you to an array of action-packed water sports. Spend the day on a water-bound Queensland adventure, sailing through turquoise waters as you make your way to Wave Break Island for your own private jet boarding lesson. Take turns mastering the art of Jet Boarding, or try your hand at para-sailing for wakeboarding – the adventures are boundless.
4. Push your comfort zone to new heights with The SkyPoint Climb
Standing tall at 322.5m, Skydeck Q1 is one of the world's tallest residential towers, offering staggeringly beautiful 360-degree views across the Gold Coast. Feeling brave? 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’.
5. Run Wild On Tiger Island
Dreamworld is the only place in Queensland where you can feed a tiger, and is one of the most exclusive activities on the coast with only 6 guests permitted to the activity each day. Get up close and personal with the big cats, posing for a photograph for the ultimate souvenir of your time in the wild.
6. Take your sweetheart to Killarney Glen’s heart-shaped lagoon
Located deep inside Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland lies a naturally formed heart-shaped waterfall that has transformed into a viral sensation on Instagram. Killarney Glen attracts lovers from across the globe, all hoping for a loved-up snap beside Queensland’s jade heart.
7. 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.