There are numerous activities to do in Brisbane, the third most populous city in Australia, and it has great and comfortable weather particularly suitable for outdoor activities. One of the most attractive parts of Brisbane is the accessibility to Gold Coast, about only an hour drive and you can enjoy vast amounts of beach and underwater activities. In addition to these water-related activities, there are many great attractions in this area for you to enjoy, creating an unforgettable moment for your holiday in Eastern Australia. Here are some of the top attractions on the Gold Coast in Brisbane.


The Main Course

Tourists have many reasons to visit the Gold Coast, and this is certainly the most popular reason, to visit Surfers Paradise, where it can be regarded as the heart of the Gold Coast. Here you can freely stroll along the white sand and just purely enjoy the sunshine, the water, and some luxurious beachside hotels as well. If you want to go for a much exciting adventure, be sure to bring your surfer board or rent one to commence your surfing experience. Whether you are a skilled surfer or just a newbie wants to give it a try, the delightfulness and fun are always there. A little bit exhausted after the surf? No worries, you can also walk along the Esplanade to do some shopping as there are lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, malls for you to spend hours leisurely without pressure.

Animal and Bird Lovers

If you are an animal lover, and craving for witnessing the diversity and uniqueness of animals here in Australia, be sure to pay a visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. It has been voted as one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist attractions and is home to extensive varieties of birds, mammals, reptiles, and some exotic species as well. Not only does it a zoo but also a shelter and breeding place for these lovely creatures for the past 70 years. The most famous and iconic experience here is the lorikeet arena, where you can feed colorful and cute lorikeets just on your hand. It’s about half an hour drive from the Gold Coast town centre and you can easily enjoy a full day of animal companionship with $50 admission.

If Marine Life is Your Thing

About 15 minutes drive north from Gold Coast lies the habitat of all marine life you can actually see, Sea World. Start with $79 daily, you can experience tons of activities, including but not limited to, watch a dolphin show which may get you wet, see the brilliantly smart seal do the impossible, feed the stingrays, watch the penguin parade. Kids will definitely love this place and ask to stay here as long as possible, so why not bring them home with some photos with these lovely creatures? There are theme parks passes for selection to make your experience more memorable and much affordable.

Shopaholic Maybe?

Who doesn’t like to go shopping? Here in Gold Coast, you can visit one of Australia’s largest shopping centres, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and enjoy all the indoor and outdoor leisure and entertainment activities here in this complex, as well as around 400 speciality stores, dining places, fresh food market, supermarkets, and so forth. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre also provides an extensive selection of services, including complimentary WiFi, shower lounges, luggage storage rooms, pass exclusively for Visitors on lots of promotions and offers, as well as complimentary shuttle service to connect you from Southport to the Centre.

The fun in Gold Coast does not stop at these top attractions mentioned above. There are still many great places and theme parks to choose from like Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild, and so on. Plan at least a few days here in Gold Coast to really experience the delightfulness it can offer. However, if you do have limited time and somehow fixed itinerary, be sure to visit these top attractions on the Gold Coast in Brisbane for a starter.