Welcome to the Australian Kayaking Adventures website. We pride ourselves in making our adventures the safest and most fun you can have with a paddle. Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, our adventures are conducted on the pristine waters of the Broadwater, where we regularly see all kinds of Marine life (eg Dolphins, Turtles, Stingrays) and thousands of sub tropical fish.
Marvel at the scenery from the secluded islands and enjoy a delicious continental breakfast on the beach, and don’t forget to try our very popular homemade muffins.
If you have a group of 15 or more, check out our teambuilding page and we can customise an adventure for your needs.
Our tours are conducted on the beautiful Broadwater on the Gold Coast. The water where we conduct our tours are protected by surrounding islands, with mild sub-tropical temperatures and around 10 to 15 metres visibility. Winter water temperature is approximately 19 degrees and Summer water temperature is approximately 26 degrees. We provide wetsuits during winter for your added comfort.
You will see abundant wildlife from Turtles, Dolphins, Stingrays, and colourful sub-tropical fish to Whales in the migration months of May-Nov.
Australia’s most exciting Jet Boat ride’™… The Gold Coast is the adventure capital of Australia and Jet boating is the new, must do activity for the whole family! Experience the ultimate dose of extreme adrenaline packed adventure on your Surfers Paradise jet boat ride including extreme 360* spins, awesome wake surfing, high speed drifting and incredible ‘Beach Buzzing’. “It’s more than just a thrill ride...It’s an adventure”
Your exciting thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater is action packed full of incredible high speed slides and drifts, exciting 360* spins, awesome beach buzzing and nose offs. Your adventure takes you around Wavebreak Island, past the mansions of Sovereign Island and weaving through the mangrove channels of the Aldershots. Then, buzzing the beaches and shallows of South Stradbroke Island past Sea World and Palazzo Versace all the way home.
Your extreme adventure takes place on one of the safest and most advanced jet boats operating on the Gold Coast. Powered by either a V8 race tuned, big block 502 Chevy or a high performance, turbo charged 500hp ‘new age’ diesel engine. Our boats are FAST, manoeuvrable and agile, allowing us to do all of the wicked spins, exciting fish tails and of course our famous adrenalin pumping 360* spins!
Paradise Jet Boating is the only jet boat company departing from Main Beach directly into the Broadwater freestyle area. Our competitors need to travel through the speed restricted zone from Surfers, wasting over 15 minutes of their trip at 6knots. This allows us the extra time needed to reach the more secluded and interesting areas of the Broadwater...providing More Fun and Better Value.
We are actually the only jet boating company permitted to access the protected Moreton Bay Marine Park, providing you with an exclusive adventure through more scenic and secluded areas of the Broadwater and the opportunity to view Wallabies, Dolphins and other wildlife.
We also provide FREE return transfers aboard our unique, 10 seat, open air, stretch “Super Jeep”, one of only 2 vehicles of it’s kind in Australia. We cruise along Surfers Paradise Esplanade enjoying the iconic views of the beachfront and high rise lined streets...then through Main Beach’s exclusive Tedder Avenue. Lined with fashionable boutiques and alfresco dining, this is a hot spot for local socialites and visiting celebrities. That’s a second tour free!
Freecall 1300 JET BOAT (538 262)
Here at The Shooting Centre we offer you the unique opportunity to fire REAL hand guns using REAL ammunition.
You are able to fire handguns now banned from private ownership. The MIGHTY 44 MAGNUM or the .45 NORINCO.
Here is your chance to dispel the myths about firearms.
Leave here after your shooting experience with first hand knowledge of just what pistol shooting REALLY is.
We have seating for 50 people and a glass viewing area. Drop in for a look and make yourself a coffee, kick back and relax awhile.
“NO JET SKI LICENCE REQUIRED, 30 MINUTES CIRCUIT RIDE LOCATED IN FRONT OF SEAWORLD RESORT”
Experience the thrill of riding a Jet Ski
You can enjoy the ultimate rush as our 1500 cc Seadoo’s reach speeds of over 100km/h, located right on the shores of the idyllic water sports playground that is the Broadwater, the experienced staff at WaterSports can have you on the water and on your way to an experience you\'ll never forget. With its large marina frontage you can enjoy views of the Broadwater and beyond while you try your skills on a jet ski. After your safety briefing, you will be given a life jacket and mount our jet ski for some real fun around the course. So all you really need to do is bring along your enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
You will be left feeling exhilarated and refreshed!
Rack rates: 30 min Jet Ski $80
*The driver must be 16 years old to drive the Jet Ski.
*2 persons per jet ski maximum. Rates shown above are per Jet Ski.
*Passengers must check-in 15 minutes prior to departure time for safety briefing.
*Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours prior to the departure.
*All passengers will be required to sign an assumption of risk form prior to departure.
*We reserve the right to alter price, departure time or substitute another vessel when and as required.
We also provide great 1 and 2 hour Jet Ski adventure tours to Stradboke Island as well as great value packages including jet ski-Jet boat and parasail activities. Please call us for today for a quote.
We also hire BBQ pontoon, half cabin cruiser no boat licence necessary, great family fun day!!
The Gold Coast Seaway offers diving for the beginner to advanced. There are two pipes that protrude from the Southern Seaway wall.
This dive site is divided into 4 main areas: South Wall (including the Sand Bypass Pipe and the Short Pipe) - great marine biodiversity; North Wall - schools of pelagic fish, wobbegong and whaler sharks; South-West Wall - beach entry and home to little critters. Wave Break Island - excellent for snorkelling, intro and learn to dive.
Want to take control of one of these great Jet Ski machines and have some serious memorable fun this holiday on a guided Jet Ski Tout whilst holidaying on the Gold Coast? Read on to see how you can achieve that goal.
Our qualified guides will give you a full safety briefing, operating demonstration and all the equipment to safely operate our watercraft on a fantastic journey along the Gold Coast Broad Water. This gives you all the basic tools and information you require to enjoy your Jet Ski experience.
You take control and are the pilot of the Jet Ski but to make sure you get the best out of your adventure our guide is there to offer advice and assistance as well as show you the way throughout the journey. Then you’re off from the marina for the start of what will be an adventure you will remember. Whether it’s the 3/4, 1, 1.5 or 2hr trip you’re sure to have a great experience.
Spirit of Gold Coast is a family owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience. We invite you to join us today for a memorable adventure. There are those moments in life that truly take your breath away, and we happen to think spotting a 40 ton humpback whale in the wild is probably high up there on the list.
As one of the Pioneers of Whale Watching on the east coast of Australia our guarantee is that if Whales are not sighted on the day of the cruise we will provide vouchers for the passengers aboard to return free of charge on another day.*
Within minutes our vessel Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40 ton humpback whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails.
Each trip aboard our 24 meter Power Catamaran is unique with sightings varying from day to day. We are privileged to see these magnificent mammals in their natural environment and we must do our best to protect these beautiful creatures.
Our Whale Watch Cruise – Tours have already started. Jump on board!
Marina Mirage is Queensland's finest waterfront shopping and dining resort.
Marina Mirage is situated on the Gold Coast, directly opposite the five star Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa and is adjacent to the worlds first Palazzo Versace Hotel.
Marina Mirage offers award winning restaurants, designer boutiques filled with the world's top fashion labels, specialty stores overflowing with elegant homewares, gifts and exceptional artwork.
Everyone from first timers right through to experienced anglers can rest assured that we provide a real fishing experience not just a boat ride.
Our highly motivated, experienced owner/skippers are committed to providing the best possible Gold coast fishing tour every time.
The gold coast region boasts a large variety of pelagic surface fish whilst bottom dwelling reef fish abound in our semi tropical waters. Species include Snapper, Pearl perch, Jewfish mulloway, Marlin, Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna and many more.
We are also lucky enough to watch the Humpback whales migrating during the winter months, with whale sightings on almost every tour during this period.
Dolphins, sharks, and turtles are regularly encountered and for the bird lovers there is plenty to see too, marine bird life includes Gulls, Terns, cormorants, Sea eagles and the mighty Albatross.
Welcome Aboard BK's Gold Coast Fishing Charters. Friendly, professional, Gold Coast fishing charters since 1987.
First time and experienced anglers, sightseers, mum, dad, kids, grandparents, the boys' or the girls' day out, all are extremely welcome on BK's Gold Coast Fishing Charters and gladly assisted by your skipper and deckhand in a safe, fun, friendly atmosphere.
Corporate / workgroup team building fun is also our forte, eg, novelty prize/trophy categories include ~ the first, most, biggest and smallest fish, "The Einstein" and "Your Shout", its a lota laughs, please enquire.
Your boat for your adventure is a twin-hulled, wide-bodied, stable, 10-metre Cougar Catamaran that is powered by 2 quiet, smokeless, powerful 250hp Yamaha, four-stroke motors.
We provide MAXIMUM fishing time for you, it's only 15 minutes boat driving time to our first Pacific Ocean reef, a proven hot spot where our guests regularly catch Spanish, spotted and school mackerel, cobia, tuna, shark, tailor and blue-spotted reef flathead.
Of particular note, especially for the ladies, the toilet is electric flushing, extremely clean and highly sanitized. It is complemented with an electric freshwater tap with basin, liquid soap, mirror and disinfectant deodorizers.
We supply quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels, overhead and spinning, left-handed outfits are available. No stretch, feel every bite, "Super Braid", Berkley "Whiplash" fishing line is also supplied.
Due to our lower overheads i.e. (High Tech economical Yamaha 250hp four-stroke motors, no marina fees, tackle and bait purchasing in bulk and owner-operator family staff) we are the LOWEST PRICE fishing charters on the Gold Coast.
MIRAGE BOAT HIRE has been established for over 25 years, the longest period any boat hire company has been on the Gold Coast. It was originally two companies, one named POPEYE’S BOAT HIRE and the other CAPTAIN BARB E BOAT HIRE, which was appropriate in the good old days when Crocodile Dundee visited the Gold Coast. Today, however, with the tremendous growth and numerous entertainment attractions on the Gold Coast, the modern tourist rightfully expects a better quality boat and service excellence. The names were changed to MIRAGE BOAT HIRE to reflect the upmarket quality of the boats and service we provide to our clients. No expense was spared to provide you with the LARGEST and MOST LUXURIOUS fleet to choose from. Our boats are all maintained to the highest mechanical and safety standards and offer you the best quality possible, to ensure that you have a wonderful day cruising the beautiful Nerang River and Broadwater. Our boats are all fully upholstered, including the half cabin area for your comfort, as well as full covers to protect you from the elements. Our large fleet of 22 boats caters for every need, from the mini speedboats, various size half cabins from 15’ to 20’, Sweetwater Party Pontoons, BBQ Pontoons onto the large 33’ BBQ Party Pontoon, Four Winns Bowrider and a 45 person party cruiser.
BBQ Pontoons are full day hire only ex for weekdays from May to Sept, surcharges apply on Public Hols and some weekends.
Step into Paradise Beauty and you will instantly relax in our refreshing and professional environment.
Our specialist treatments include
With IPL we use the most powerful, versatile and comfortable technology for all your permanent hair removal. We guarantee 98% hair reduction. Make unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past.
Our IPL Photorejuvenation treatments provide healthier more youthful looking skin without disrupting the skin's surface, meaning no downtime! We use the most advanced systems for Photorejuvenation stimulating collagen production, treating skin redness, brown spots and sun damage as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Leaving your complexion clearer and younger looking.
At Aroma Beauty Therapy Clinic, owner Regan Thomson is Internationally trained (CIDESCO) and a Full Member of AABTH here in Australia.
Aroma Beauty Therapy Clinic has selected the best in Aromatherapy, Active Organic and now Superceutical skincare. Makeup lines include INIKA and COFFEEBERRY Mineral Makeup, as well as EYE OF HORUS mascara, KAREN MURRELL lipsticks and BUTTER LONDON. Skincare ranges include DECLEOR, PRIORI, ELIZABETH ARDEN PRO, HYDROPEPTIDE, MONODERMA, GROWN and TRUE. Browse through Aroma Beauty Therapy Clinic's ONLINE STORE to find Promotional Parcels and products available to purchase via secure PAYPAL. GIFT VOUCHERS can be ordered online, by email or over the phone.
By Appointment Only.
Blush Beauty Salon operates four salons, the first opened in Runaway Bay in 1995 and then South Tweed in 1997, Beenleigh in 2001, and Pacific Pines in 2011.
Blush Beauty Salons prides itself in providing professional and friendly service by fully qualified therapists. Our mission is to simply make your visit such an enjoyable experience that you keep coming back time and again. Our therapists have ongoing training keeping up to date with newest techniques and products on the market to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from your treatments.
Built around the same philosophy as the famous Golden Door - Elysia, The Golden Door Spa & Health Club at Mirage Resort sets new standards in service and quality towards better lifestyle management.
The Golden Door Spa & Health Club at Mirage Resort is a complete facility for all your fitness and spa needs, located on the beachfront, at the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa, Gold Coast.
Whether you are a hotel guest, local resident, or visiting the Gold Coast, you can choose from a selection of exceptional spa treatments, natural therapies, group fitness classes, and specialty activity classes.
Let our team of highly qualified professionals show you the path to wellbeing.
The Golden Door Spa & Health Club is a haven of relaxation and healing located at the five star Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa, Main Beach. It was created for you to take some time to relax, rebalance and refocus.
Enjoy our spacious relaxation lounge before or after your treatments and take advantage of our complimentary steam room and spa bath. While you relax, sip our Golden Door signature herbal tea and relax, listening to the calming sounds of spa music.
There is an extensive range of treatments for you to choose from including face and body treatments, massage, hand and foot care, and specialty services. Our signature treatments will provide an amazing experience with sensational results, or stay a while longer with one of our spa package combinations.
Welcome to Agave Day Spa, your urban spa getaway in the heart of the Gold Coast, Queensland. At Agave Day Spa we combine a wide range of spa, beauty and natural health treatments carried out in our relaxing environment. We believe treatments should focus on the inner beauty and well being as well as outer beauty, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the world again.
Agave Day Spa strives to create a relaxing environment of health and well-being that surpasses the traditional day spa experience. We offer a wide range of exclusive spa services, delivering unique treatments and world renowned professional products to you through our team of highly experienced therapists. Our aim is to ensure your visit to Agave Day Spa will restore the delicate balance between mind, body and spirit.
The Ephraim Spa utilises state of the art facilities and encompasses all elements of beauty, relaxation, fitness and wellbeing coupled with a warm and welcoming day spa environment.
We invite you to soak up the waterfront view from our luxurious treatment rooms or enjoy a light refreshment in our Tranquillity Room overlooking the spectacular Broadwater.
With highly trained therapists, coupled with international standards, and the complete understanding of each Guests individual needs, we offer the latest in Day Spa technology and are dedicated to delivering exceptional results.
When it comes to product selection, the Ephraim Spa, Day Spa Gold Coast, is totally committed to providing exceptional treatments and necessary homecare. We have sourced highly regarded international products used by aestheticians all over the world, we invite you to view our entire product selection whilst you're with us.
After your treatment we would appreciate your thoughts and appraisal via our survey which will arrive in your Inbox within days of your visit. The survey covers some simple questions on your treatment and the personal customer service from our staff, just 5 minutes of your time is all required.
At The Boardwalk Spa, our purpose is to restore your wellbeing by creating a space that provides absolute rest & dedicates complete personal time for your inner reflection; to offer you inspirational and earth-friendly products; to provide treatments that enhance your beauty and wellbeing and to convey a service of quality and caring.
Our philosophy is recognising the importance of a healthy balance of body, mind and spirit in all of us and encouraging women and men to understand that wellbeing should be a priority in life.
Our approach to skin and body care is focused on allowing pure extracts from nature to work their small miracles.
We embrace extensive training and we aim to educate you on how to enhance your wellbeing and improve your life just a little, through our therapists.
We strive always to exceed your expectations.
The journey begins here...
Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast overlooking the beautiful Broadwater ... Australia Fair Shopping Centre is just 2km North of Surfers Paradise and lays in the centre of the Southport CBD hub.
With 230 stores to choose from, you can get the latest trends for so much less. Not to mention the cheapest movie tickets on the Gold Coast at Birch Carroll & Coyle!!
Includes show, dinner, drinks during dinner (beer, wine and soft drink) and a stockman’s hat There is no place on earth like the Australian outback... and no show on earth like Australian Outback Spectacular 2 ‘Heroes of the Light Horse’.
One of Australia’s most stirring and remarkable true stories is retold as Australian Outback Spectacular celebrates the heroes of the legendary Australian Light Horse.
It’s more than a night out – it’s an experience steeped in courage, tradition, a daring spirit and a unique, laconic sense of humour.
Links Hope Island Golf Club is home to an 18-hole championship course designed by five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson and the great team at Thomson, Wolveridge and partners. The layout, reminiscent of some British iconic traditional
An Island Hideaway is situated along a 23 kilometre stretch of National Park which is the only untouched coastline left on the coasts peninsula. An Island Hideaway is one of the only Gold Coast venues that offer its guests something completely out of the ordinary.
Inspired by the native bushlands that protect us from the raw elements of the Pacific Ocean; the space and the tranquility of our surroundings need to be seen to be believed.
Exclusivity is our main focal point and no matter what size your event or function is, whether it be for 2 or 200 people, you are guaranteed unprecedented privacy and the exclusive use of our entire acreage enabling an uninterrupted and relaxing celebration.
The celebration starts the moment you step aboard the boat for a calm water cruise up the breathtaking Gold Coast broadwater to your very own Island paradise. With a choice of picturesque ceremony locations, this photographic wonderland isn’t a dream. Make it a reality with a personalised package designed and tailored to suit your every need…
7D Cinema brought the newest technology in Virtual Reality to Australia! You are buckled up in Ferrari-style seats in a nine seat simulator platform. The entire platform moves according to what is happening on screen whilst you are watching a movie with interactive 3D glasses. Over seven different special effects kick in during each of the 10 movies you can choose from. No session times, you can walk in anytime between 9:30am-10pm to choose your preferred movie and they seat you in the next available session. They are short ride movies of approximately eight minutes per ride, quite intense with all the movements and special effects.
The hull of The Scottish Prince lies in 10 metres of water near the Southport Spit providing a fascinating wreck dive on the Gold Coast. In 1887, "The Scottish Prince", a 3 steel-masted iron barque 64 metres long, sank as she was sailing from Glasgow, Scotland to Brisbane with a cargo of whiskey, mousetraps, linen and other assorted cargo. Only the hull remains and is covered with soft corals and sponges, and is a haven for crayfish, Shovelnose rays, Leopard and wobbegong sharks, and other tropical fish. The wreck is protected under the Commonwealth Historic Shipwreck Act.
Established in 1946, Southport Yacht Club’s purpose is to provide excellent facilities for those persons interested in boating and its associated activities, or simply wish to unwind from the daily grind in a unique, relaxed atmosphere. Southport Yacht Club is known worldwide for its exceptional sailing and power boat activities.
In addition to the award winning boating facilities, such as the 300 Super Yacht berth floating Marina and Slipway, Southport Yacht Club is privileged to be located on one of the most beautiful waterfronts on the Gold Coast. Southport Yacht Club Marina recently awarded 4.5 anchors in the internationally recognised Gold Anchor accreditation. The Marina facilities include; Marina security surveillance, Access to wireless Internet, Proximity card access, Sewage pump out, Onshore amenities, Laundry facilities, 15 to 125amp electricity, Telephone connections available, 24 hour fuel Jetty - Both diesel, premium and unleaded fuels are available at the new instillation which is operated by credit card.
Southport Yacht Club's Hardstand with a state-of-the-art 35m ton travel lift is located within the Club's Marina. Providing easy access to 20 hardstand places ranging in size from 20ft to 55ft. The specially designed timber cradle handles timber vessels up to 40ft.
SYC boat yard has an extensive range of vessel services, specialising in water blast, Barnacle Scrape, Antifouling, Detailing, Prop Speed, all other services are available through recommended contractors.
Members and guests enjoy the exceptional and exclusive waterfront dining wining Club Queensland's best casual dining 2012, in the relaxing atmosphere of the waterfront restaurant or get together to discuss their latest sailing experiences over a glass of beer at the bar. In addition, Southport Yacht Club caters corporate, private functions and wedding receptions all year round.
Enjoy your function overlooking the Gold Coast Broadwater and Southport Yacht Club’s award winning Marina from our newly refurbished Clubhouse and Function Rooms. From Wedding Receptions, Cocktail Parties, Business Seminars, End of Year Celebrations to Reunions, Southport Yacht Club will cater to your every need making your next event truly memorable. Our team is qualified in all aspects of event management and can assist you in tailoring a package suitable to your requirements.
The Hollywell Sailing Squadron is home base for dinghies, off-the-beach catamarans, trailable yachts, Etchells and the Sailing School, including a Waterfront Café and Bar to unwind after a day of sailing or simply to relax in a social atmosphere.
The sailing academy is responsible for a range of programs including learn to sail programs for children and adults, sailing camps for children, junior and youth training and high performance racing programs, stand up paddle boarding and wind surfing. While our junior and youth program has produced a wealth of talented sailors who perform well at national and international regattas, a great strength of the Southport Yacht Club program is that it offers a range of different opportunities to all levels of sailors.
In addition to our regular club racing Southport Yacht Club hosts a range of events throughout the year, from Offshore to Dinghies. Some events for this year include: The Annual Sail Paradise Offshore Regatta, Gold Coast Cat Week championships, The Great Race – long distance race for off-the-beach dinghies and catamarans from Gold Coast to Brisbane, Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race plus much more.
The Gold Coast Broadwater offers sheltered conditions and is the racing ground for short-course and twilight racing along with Power Boat Cruising and Navigation events while the waters off the Gold Coast Seaway offer superb offshore conditions with a great scenic backdrop for racers and cruisers alike.
A recent addition to sailing at SYC is Corporate Sailing, a fresh alternative to Corporate Days!
Whether you are rewarding staff or entertaining clients, our Corporate Sailing Day is a novel approach to your team building, networking or conference event!
The unique Olympic sport of Sailing will leave a lasting impression on your participants as they sail and race our fleet of one-design Sports Boats on the beautiful and protected waterways of the Gold Coasts’ Broadwater.
People of any age or ability can participate in the sailing, and your guests have the option to do as little or as much as they like! Each yacht comes with a certified, experienced instructor on board to guide and assist each team through the activity, ensuring everyone has an exciting time!
We are more than happy to tailor a day to suit any requirements or budgets, and can organize industry regattas and sail days.
Finally Southport Yacht Club’s private retreat, Dux, is located on South Stradbroke Island and proves to be a very popular weekend destination for many members, with BBQ facilities, full amenities and on-site caretakers.
Open to all Members, Guests and Visitors, there is no place like Southport Yacht Club!
Contact Southport Yacht Club now to make a reservation in our Waterfront Restaurant, book a function or to enquire about Sailing: 07 5591 3500!
One of the finest ways to explore all the coast has to offer. Cruise aboard the "Voyager' where your taste buds will be treated to a feast for the senses! Delicious dishes include chicken satay skewers, antipasto platters, Moroccan style bean rice, honey glazed roast ham, plus a Seafood Fantasy of the freshest local prawns, Spanner crab, calamari and salmon just to name a few! Enjoy a refreshing beverage and take in the views over two magnificent decks whilst they leisurely travel on the glittering broadwater. It includes Scenic cruise, Seafood and International Buffet lunch, and live entertainment. Sightseeing Cruise only option is also available on Sunday.
Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides and movie attractions. Get ready for the most thrilling battle of your life on Justice League 3D - The Ride, an epic 3D interactive ride experience like nothing you've ever seen before. Experience fun and thrills of a galactic proportion on the Green Lantern coaster as you take on the steepest drop in the world. This amazing new ride is truly in a league of its own! Plus, don't miss the high voltage thrill on 'Arkham Asylum', and there are more thills to come on the awesome Batwing Spaceshot and the adrenalin pumping Superman Escape. Experience the live action stunt show Hollywood Stunt Driver, a world class stunt show. And the Kids will love the colourful Kids' WB! Fun Zone - a magical cartoon world filled with rides and all your favourite Looney Tunes characters. Don't miss the magical parade with all on your favourite characters on Movie World's famous Main Street. Enjoy a huge variety of live shows and character appearances. Experience Hollywood on the Gold Coast in true star style at Warner Bros. Movie World!
Get Wet Surf School is the only surf school in the southern hemisphere that can offer you perfect conditions and waves all year round with the introduction Stand up on your first lesson or your money back! Get Wet Surf School offer the most experienced and qualified coaches, the best location and a guarantee to stand up and complimentary transport from your accommodation which makes Get Wet the most professional surf school on the Gold Coast. The daily lessons are held morning and afternoon at one of the Gold Coasts most uncrowded beaches just a few short kilometres north of Surfers Paradise at The Spit. This is one of the last undeveloped areas on the Gold Coast and it is a true locals spot. Protected by the Seaway wall, the spit provides perfect conditions for beginners and intermediates. They hold two hour group lessons, with no more than six students per coach, daily at 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. with all equipment supplied. They also provide complimentary transport to and from the beach for your guests. Get Wet Surf School offer great family and student rates.
Escape with your partner or friends into the magical, mystical world of true pleasure and enjoyment as you glide smoothly through a kaleidoscope of scenic beauty and shimmering lights while being serenaded by soft background music and soothed by the gentle sound of lapping water. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in romance and magic or are merely wanting to sit back with your partner or friends and enjoy the experience of a lifetime, nothing will come close to providing the luxury, ambience and setting of a Gold Coast Gondola cruise. Something you will remember fondly and talk about for years to come. Although inspired by the Venetian Ceremonial Gondolas, their gondolas have been specifically designed and built for Australian conditions while providing customers with total privacy and the ultimate in comfort and luxury. The elegant and distinctive cabin interiors surround you in comfort and luxury as you sink into plush sheepskin covered seats. The dining table is beautifully appointed and includes table flowers, candle lantern and ice bucket. Glasses and ice are provided for your bring your own drinks and fleecy rugs are kept on board for your warmth and comfort in cooler weather.
Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area is ideal for short walks, bird watching, animal spotting and plant identification and gives you an opportunity to appreciate an ecologically significant area. Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area protects more than 1,200 hectares of wetland, Eucalypt forest, salt marsh and mangrove swamp habitat. Lake Coombabah and its estuarine system are important coastal wetlands and migratory water bird habitats. There are some great walking trails at Coombabah Lakelands.
King Opal is a unique Gold Coast tourist destination allowing visitors to view and purchase from the largest selection of exquisite Australian opals direct from the miners. Since the 1880s, Australia's beautiful and extraordinary gemstone, the opal has been mined in the outback. Today, more than 95 per cent of the world's opals are sourced from Australia. On arrival you will experience their opal cutting workshop, a presentation on opal history by their friendly staff that covers all types of opals followed by the opportunity to explore their extensive and exclusive showroom. In their showroom their professional staff will assist you with your requirements for opal selection and also show you our award winning display pieces from our museum. With their location only five minutes from all the major theme parks you can experience their attraction that is available from 9am-5pm seven days a week.
Ripple Gold Coast Massage, Day Spa and Beauty is the Surfers Paradise day spa that comes to you. They service all of the Gold Coast, from the Tweed through Broadbeach, hinterland and all suburbs. It's perfect for couples massage, hens parties, spa packages, men and women and those just wanting to relax and destress. Try a luscious hot stone massage, relaxing sea shell massage, deep tissue Russian massage, wicked chocolate massage or pregnancy spa package. Remedial massage and relaxation mobile massages. Health fund rebates for all massages and gift certificates for all occasions. There are free day spa extras in each package including organic green clay face masks, peppermint foot soaks, lime and tangerine exfoliation and gifts from their product range. Ripple also has a full beauty service with manicure, pedicure and facials. Have the luxury of their friendly, fully qualified massage therapist come to you, just relax, unwind and let them do the rest.
Why not spend a lazy Sunday on the Broadwater and visit Harley Park? Harley Park is truly one of the greatest parks on the Coast. Magical Broadwater views, a fantastic ship themed kids playground and heaps of shaded picnic tables make this a popular location for local residents. Why not really kick back? Bring along a picnic rug and relax under the shady trees. There are two playgrounds, with the nautical themed ship playground to the south, and the climbing inspired playground with poles, ropes, ladders and a flying fox to the north. The kids will be kept happy with two very different play options! No trip to the Broadwater is complete without a swim! The Ian Dipple Lagoon is even flood lit in the evenings! The sandy areas are perfect for building sandcastles and frolicking along the foreshore. For those keen fishermen, the area also provides access to a boat ramp and fishing spots. They are privileged to call home parks such as Harley, where families can spend an entire day out, with lots of fun and activities for all ages. Go on, get out there and enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast weather they all share!
Established in 1970, the Gold Coast Fishermen's Co-Operative was one of the first developments on the Spit at Main Beach. The fishing fleet consists of Prawn Trawlers, Tuna Long Liners and a Spanner Crab vessel, which all operate in the pristine waters off the Gold Coast. These vessels return to port most days loaded with the freshest seafood available for sale direct from the boat, often by the person who caught it. The complex consists of floating pontoons, which enables buyers to access the vessels direct to purchase fresh seafood, at extremely affordable prices. They have been operating this retail venture since 2006 and offer their customers the 'freshest catch' possible. All product sold is caught directly by the vessels. They are open from 7.00 a.m. until sold out, making mornings a preferred time to visit them. They welcome locals and tourists alike and are keen to share knowledge of their fishing operations and seafood with you. Come on down and have a chat and enjoy the freshest seafood they have to offer.
Paradise Country is a great destination for families to experience an authentic Aussie Farm that reflects the traditional Australian Bush Culture on the Gold Coast. There is so much to do, you can feed the friendly kangaroos, visit Koala Village where you can have your photo taken with a cuddly Koala, see the skills of the master shearers in the Sheep Shearing Show and Ram Parade Experience the thrill of fossicking for gold, silver and precious gem stones with the authentic new Paradise Country Gold Fossicking, now open. Ever wondered what it's like working in a real opal mine? Well now you can experience it first hand with the new 'Clancy's Opal Mine'. Experience the thrill of uncovering your very own opal in the dusty mine. The kids will love the Animal Nursery with gorgeous baby lambs, piglets and calves. Experience the feeling of being on a real Australian farm as you watch our stockmen and their dogs round up a flock of sheep crack a stockman's whip. Sample a feast of country tucker in the farmhouse restaurant. A delicious buffet barbecue lunch is served as you enjoy some great Aussie music. Paradise Country now offers an annual pass.
Offering its customers a creative and uniquely curated shopping experience, the Brickworks Centre is a multifaceted, progressive shopping, dining and lifestyle destination. The precinct features a variety of specialty retail stores, high-end fashion, art, home wares, beauty, fitness experts, leading health professionals and other hidden curiosities.
A bustling social hub, capitalising on the Gold Coast’s tropical climate, has become a citywide attraction for locals and informed travellers. The Brickworks incorporates the famous Ferry Rd Market, known Nationally for their stunning success and is home to some of the Gold Coast’s preeminent retailers.
Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club boasts one of the only 36-hole golf facilities in South-East Queensland, harbouring Australia's only Arnold Palmer designed and exclusive golf course - The Pines, renowned as the Members' pride and joy. Coupled with the recently renovated Palms Golf Course designed by golf course architect Ross Watson, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club offers an impressive leisure complex with many other facilities aside from just golf, including two driving ranges, practice chipping and putting greens, five tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with a yoga room and a wide range of fitness classes, a 25-metre heated lap pool, a sauna and spa, complete locker room facilities, dining and function rooms, and much more. Sanctuary Cove is also home to the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, a luxury hotel resort located only minutes from the golf courses. The Village at Sanctuary Cove is abundant with entertainment, dining options, and shops to suit all visitors. Whether it be a half day, full day or weekend golf event, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club is sure to supply you with the ultimate golfing experience.
Heading to the Gold Coast and looking for a fun day of big-brand discount shopping? Come and experience Australia's favourite outlet and specialty shopping destination - Harbour Town. Set in a palm lined open-air mall, you can make the most of the Gold Coast's stunning weather while you shop.
You'll find quality local and international brands selling at well below recommended retail prices with over 220 stores including brand direct outlet and clearance stores offering fashions, homewares, footwear and more. Indulge at one of the many alfresco restaurants or cafes.
Popular brands include Hugo Boss, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, French Connection, Nike, Esprit, Converse, Lacoste, Adidas, Levis, Fossil, Alannah Hill, Lee Wrangler, Oroton, Villeroy & Boch, Royal Doulton and many more.
Visit the Tourism Lounge at Harbour Town for a free Tourism Club Card offering further shopping and dining discounts, enjoy complimentary services and refreshments.
Harbour Town is ideal for group visitation with coach bays at the Tourism Lounge and staff on hand to assist.
Prayer room and halal dining options available.
Located on the Gold Coast Highway just 20 minutes north of Surfers Paradise en-route to theme parks, Harbour Town is a 'must' on the itinerary.
For splashtacular fun you can't go past Wet 'n' Wild Water World, Australia's biggest and best water theme park. Not one, not two, but four new full looping transparent slides are now open at Wet 'n' Wild. The 'AquaLoop' begins when the trap door is released and the rider plummets, accelerating into a massive vertical free fall drop and then up into a transparent looping slide! The slide is gut wrenching, heart-pounding and gravity-defying and takes riders to speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour! Ride the endless waves on the awesome new FlowRider. Kamikaze is a wicked multi-million dollar ride 'on the edge' of innovation and design technology now open at Wet 'n' Wild Water World! Surfrider delivers the experience with major thrills as you plummet 30 metres through wild water sprays while spinning on a giant surfboard - insane! The awesome Tornado is an enormous thrill slide offering adrenaline addicts the ultimate extreme aquatic experience. If you're after a slower pace head to the River Rapids at White Water Mountain or drift round a tropical paradise at Calypso Beach.
Runaway Bay Shopping Village offers superior shopping convenience and services on one level in air conditioned comfort. With three major discount department stores, Big W, Target and Best & Less, three supermarkets, Woolworths, Coles and ALDI, and over 130 specialty stores and services, shopping close to home or your holiday accommodation could never be easier. With 50 per cent of the car parks under cover, you can be promised to keep your cool all the way home. If you are arriving by boat, disembark at the Centre's jetty on the Boardwalk Canal outside the food court.
Since 1992, Brad Holmes has been teaching surfing at The Spit, Main Beach, with Personalised Surf Coaching for all ages and levels of experience, including disabled. Brad is a Level 2 Surfing Coach, and Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor. He incorporates Tai Chi and Qigong into the warm-up to improve greater flexibility, co-ordination and balance. He is also a Level 3 International Surfing Judge, and has a Diploma of Sports Management ( Surfing Studies).
Come Stand Up Paddling (SUP) at Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise! Beginners to advanced.
Come and try SUP Tai Chi! SUP Tai Chi is the blending of light, gentle Tai Chi and Qigong exercises, learnt on the beach opposite Bumbles ( great food and coffee!), and when confident, they practice - on the SUPs, on the Nerang River.
All the sessions are tailored to your personal needs and wants.
McIntosh Island Park is a great park in the middle of Surfers Paradise. An oasis in the midst of high rises, this park is a sanctuary for many! This park has been established for many many years, and most Gold Coasters can remember visiting during their childhood! McIntosh Island Park is a very popular spot for a picnic or get together with family and friends. The large park offers many options for your party or gathering, with large trees providing excellent shade options. The cascading stream running through the park is home to several birds, and gives a tranquil atmosphere. This is one of the most popular parks for a wedding ceremony. The central location to many of the hotel reception venues makes this a great spot for wedding ceremonies. The beautiful green leafy trees and quaint bridge are a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs. Click here for more information on holding your wedding ceremony in McIntosh Island Park. The kids playground is a great one with several slides and various climbing equipment as well as swings. The playground has sand underneath, and a shade sail providing protection from the hot days.
Paradise Point Parklands are the perfect location for a stroll, picnic, fun in the playground or to simply relax overlooking the water. The amazing views make this one of the most beautiful parks on the Gold Coast. The winding walkway through the Parklands provides a great way to start exploring the many features on offer. The Parklands have recently been upgraded with new public amenities, barbecue facilities and picnic shelters. Pack a picnic, throw a snag on the barbie, or if you really want to relax, there are many coffee shops or fish and chip stores located right along the Esplanade. The kids will be entertained for hours with the large playground area. The playground features and activities are very unique, and are sure to keep the kids enthralled. Climbing, slides, swings, all the traditional favourites, as well as many new activities and play spaces. There are also open grassed areas, perfect for a game of cricket with the kids, or a kick of the footy. The park benches overlooking the beautiful Broadwater provide a majestic view, and a romantic spot to enjoy with your loved one.
Get below the surface to discover a world of fun and adventure at Sea World! Flip out with the dolphins; seal a new friendship with a kiss or dare to dive with the predators of the deep! Come and meet Australia's only baby Polar Bear 'Henry'. This gorgeous bundle of fluff has just come out to play at Polar Bear Shores 'Polar Pre-School' and he can't wait to meet you. And don't miss the amazing new Storm Coaster launching this Summer Experience the world's first 'SpongeBob ParadePants' parade at Sea World, and enjoy the delightful live show, Dora's Best Friends Adventure. Step back in time and discover the long lost world of dinosaurs with Dinosaur Island, a brand new interactive attraction. Scale new heights at the adventure playground, Castaway Bay and be enchanted by the dolphin show Imagine. Then enter the amazing frozen world of Penguin Encounter, home to the world's second largest penguin species, the King penguin. The clever and hilarious Sea Lions will have you in stitches in their Fish Detectives show. And come face to face with sharks and tropical marine life at the awesome Shark Bay.
Pine Ridge Conservation Park protects one of the last remaining wallum banksia stands on the Gold Coast. In this small, virtually untouched park is culturally important to the Kombumerri-Ngarangwal people. Escape the city's hustle and bustle on a stroll or cycle along bitumen boundary tracks; or walk the sandy, centre track. See the park's varied plant-life, including tall bloodwood trees, heath and paperbark swamps. Enjoy the flush of wildflowers in late winter and spring, especially after good autumn rains. Remember the binoculars for watching wildlife. Camping is not allowed in the park, but a picnic area is available for those wanting to enjoy a whole day out.