Not sure what to do on the Gold Coast? Grab some tickets for attractions and more here at Experience Oz! The Gold Coast is without doubt Australia's premier holiday destination for all occasions from family holidays with kids to those solely for adults. Mention what to do on the Gold Coast to any Australian and what almost certainly comes to mind is the dazzling array of Gold Coast theme parks like Dream World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Sea World, the nightclubs, beaches, and much more.
For a dazzling night out, experience the new stage show at Jupiters Casino or, if you prefer to be daring, climb to the top of the tallest residential building in the world with the Q1 Skypoint Climb. Other nightlife options include dancing all night and a dawn walk on the world renowned golden sand beaches of Surfers Paradise is more to your liking.
A large number of guided tours to the Hinterland are available which allow you to picnic at rock pools and cascading waterfalls, visit glowworm caves, go bush walking or horse riding. There are even vineyards and mountain villages to visit. Or if you feel more drawn to the water, we have tickets to a bevy of aquatic activities including fishing, jet boating, scuba diving, island and waterway cruises which are available year round. The Gold Coast is also one of the best place to go whale watching on the east coast of Australia. Search below to find tickets for your Gold Coast experience, or for more information on what to do in Queensland as a whole, or for some ideas on making a great Gold Coast itinerary be sure to check out our information pages and city guide in the menu above, and click here if you're looking for Gold Coast bus timetables to make getting around easier.
Shopping on the Gold Coast
The following lists some of the Gold Coast's largest shopping centres, great for those looking for a one-stop shop:
Pacific Fair, Broadbeach, is an open air and undercover retail delight to satisfy any tourist or shopping lover. There are many major outlets including one of Australia’s leading departments stores and over 260 specialty retailers.
Robina Town Centre
Having recently undergone a $300 million expansion, Robina Town Centre with its superior combination of fashion, homewares, food and leisure retailers is the Gold Coast’s ultimate place to shop, play and relax. With both David Jones and Myer under the one roof, and over 300 specialty stores, the superbly designed precinct offers a range of shopping choices for everyone.
An award winning, colourful and vibrant shopping destination with more than 120 outlet stores selling quality national and international brand fashions and homewares direct with savings of up to 60% below normal retail prices.
Centro Surfers Paradise
Shop, dine and play…. Right on the beach! Discover a world of shopping, alfresco dining, fun, laughter and entertainment right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Centro Surfers Paradise is located on Cavill Mall opposite Australia’s most popular tourist beach. With over 120 specialty shops and a new alfresco dining precinct, Centro Surfers Paradise offers a memorable holiday experience. Open everyday until late.
The following markets make for a great day out; at these, shop for locally designed arts and crafts and locally produced foods:
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 8am till 2.30pm.. Held in Kurrawa Park on the beachfront opposite the Oasis Shopping Centre.
Every 2nd Sunday of the month (and the 4th Sunday of 5th Sunday months) from 8am till 2.30pm. In the park off Marine Parade, on the beachfront, opposite the Showcase Shopping Centre.
Every last Sunday of the month, runs from 8am till 2.30pm. The wonderful Burleigh markets are held in the park off The Esplanade running from the 1st to the 3rd Avenues.
The largest permanent markets in Queensland offering an unlimited variety of products with over 500 stalls including plants, fresh produce, clothing, shoes, arts & crafts, jewellery, tools, leather goods, toys and more. Open every Saturday and Sunday this bargain hunters paradise attracts crowds of over 25,000 every weekend. Offering something for everyone with free entertainment, free entry and free parking. Enjoy a world famous market breakfast from 6.30am or enjoy a snack, cold beer, soft drink or coffee throughout the day at one of the many cafes. Every Saturday & Sunday from 6.30am till 4.30pm.
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Explore up to 100 market stalls stretching along the Surfers beachfront promenade, every Wednesday and Friday evening frin 5.30pm till 10pm. A selection of locally made gift ideas ranging from accessories, crafts, artworks, beauty products, homewares, jewellery and music. Located between Hanlan Street and Elkhorn Ave.
The Lantern Market is held every Friday night in the Broadbeach Mall between September and May. An ideal place to shop for gifts or to have a great night out. Featuring over 150 unique stalls displaying arts, crafts, souvenirs and tasty treats this vibrant market is not to be missed. Every Friday, 6pm till 10pm (Between September and May).