Gold Coast things to do
If you’re looking for Gold Coast things to do, you’ll honestly be spoiled for choice. We have a sensational array of activities and facilities for the whole family to enjoy, both inside our holiday resort and out.
Let the kids explore the Shipwreck Shores Waterpark, challenge the family to a round of Pirate Mini Golf, make a splash in one of our four resort pools, have a game of tennis, or enjoy a meal and refreshing drink at Galleons Bistro & Bar.
Kids will love the giant jumping pillow, go karts, playground and our Treasure Island Gold Coast Holiday Activities program which runs 364 days a year.
Located just a short travel distance from NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort, you’ll find all the renowned Gold Coast theme parks. So if you’re interested in venturing outside of the resort for some action-packed fun, definitely put these on your to-do list!
NRMA members can save on theme parks tickets here.
Shipwreck Shores Waterpark
This pirate themed waterpark features a desert island, surrounded by a pirate ship and giant sea monsters from the deep. You and your kids will have hours of fun getting soaked with the giant tipping water bucket, water cannons and ground sprayers.
Pirate Mini Golf
The 18 hole course (valued at over $100,000) takes players on a journey through pirate themed holes that include buried treasure, skull caves, pirate ship wrecks and much much more.
Grab some clubs and balls and get ready to take the plunge on the only pirate themed mini golf park on the Gold Coast.
Cost is $4.00 per person per round.
Cool off in the pool
Choose from 4 sensational pools to swim in at NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort. Relax in a sun lounge while the kids whirl down the slide in the main pool, or splash under the waterfall in our lagoon pool. For the littlies there’s a shaded wading pool and water fountains to play in.
Dreamworld is Australia’s favourite theme park. With so many worlds in one location, you can plan your own adventure. Dreamworld is home to 13 worlds. From the tallest and fastest thrill rides, to live interactive shows and unique animal attractions, there’s something for everyone at Dreamworld! Home to Tiger Island, Dreamworld Corroboree, Wiggles World, V8 Supercars RedLine, FlowRider and the Big 8 Thrill Rides – some of the tallest, fastest thrill rides in the world to include our newest Thrill Ride, Pandamonium, Dreamworld is the ultimate place for family fun.
From the most extreme waterslides on the planet to family friendly attractions, WhiteWater World uses cutting edge technology to deliver thrills for all ages.
Make friends with the amazing marine life at Sea World. Experience a world of incredible animals, shows and attractions including Shark Bay where you can get up close and personal with the oceans most feared predators, Penguin Encounter, SpongeBob ParadePants, Jet Stunt Extreme, Dolphin Cove and much more!
Enter a world of fantasy and fun where movies come to life and everyone’s a star. Meet your favourite stars and super heroes including Batman and the Justice League gang, Bugs Bunny, Austin Powers and more. Enjoy the Streets Star Parade, amazing shows and experience adrenaline pumping thrill rides including the Green Lantern coaster, Arkham Asylum and much more!
Dive into a world of fun where you can enjoy the Gold Coast sun all year round. Get your adrenaline pumping on the extreme rides in the Extreme H20 Zone or hang out with the kids in Buccaneer Bay. Plus enjoy the awesome family rides where you can share the experience with everyone, or relax in the waters of a tropical paradise. It’s a splashtacular day not to be missed.
Recognised around the world for over 70kms of never ending idyllic surf beaches and combined with the sun-drenched climate, the Gold Coast beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbaking and walking along.Experience the sense of freedom and exhilaration like no other, while learning to surf as the power of the ocean carries you towards the white sands of the beach.
Australian Outback Spectacular
A unique and exciting dinner show capturing the grandeur of the Australian Outback. Nightly, from Tuesday to Sunday the giant arena thunders with the hooves of Australian stock horses.It’s an electric atmosphere steeped in the courage and daring spirit of the outback
Gold Coast Hinterland
Just 30 minutes west of Treasure Island, rolling landscapes give way to more than 100,000 hectares of national parks, world heritage-listed rainforests with waterfalls, hiking tracks and panoramic views of the coast at Tamborine, Lamington and Springbrook National Parks.Walk through the treetops at O’Reilly’s or enjoy spectacular cascading falls at Purling Brook Falls.
Gold Coast’s famous playground and nocturnal paradise offers an array of cosmopolitan experiences right on the doorstep of one of the world’s most iconic golden beaches.An array of cafés and restaurants for all tastes and budgets, an eclectic array of shops from stylish boutiques to quirky speciality shops, and home to a multitude of water sports, day spas, bars and clubs.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to get closer to our amazing native wildlife and the perfect place to get a hands-on education about our native flora and fauna.
Tall Ship Cruises
Enjoy calm water sailing as we cruise along the Broadwater to South Stradbroke Island, where lunch and live entertainment is provided. Choose from an exciting array of water sport activities (charges apply) including parasailing, jet skiing, speedboat and doofa rides, seaplane flights or try your hand at sand dune surfing (part of our 4WD Beach and Wilderness Eco Tour)
Q1 Observation Desk
Australia’s only beachside Observation Deck offers spectacular 360 degree views of the ocean and hinterland. Enjoy a meal at Seventy7, the highest café and bar on the Coast and learn about all the tourism treasures the Gold Coast has to offer.
Shopping On The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is home to numerous shopping precincts. Grab a bargain at Harbour Town Discount Shopping Outlet – only a short 10 minute walk away, or shop till you drop at Westfield Helensvale, Australia Fair, Centro Surfers Paradise, Pacific Fair, Robina Town Centre or the Billabong Factory Outlet in Ashmore.
World Class Gold Courses
The Gold Coast is home to premier golfing greens including RACV Royal Pines Resort, Arundel Hills Country Club, Emerald Lakes Country Club, Glades Golf and Spa, Gold Coast Country Club, Helensvale Golf Club, Lakelands Golf Club, and Sanctuary Cove Golf Club. Why not spend the day on the green and follow up with a leisurely afternoon drink at the club house.
A mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like ‘worlds of wonder’. It is an extraordinary series of 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ltra groovy music and illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity.
Located at Broadbeach, Jupiters Casino operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The casino offers gaming tables, slot machines, keno, live shows, entertainment, food and beverage services. Conveniently located next to the Gold Coast Convention Centre and only a monorail ride away from the restaurants and nightlife of Broadbeach.
Experience the Gold Coast by land and water without even leaving your seat. Begin in the heart of Surfers Paradise, taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast beaches and luxury homes before splashing your way in the Broadwater. Operates daily, at various times throughout the day.
When blue skies give way to stunning sunsets the 500+ Gold Coast restaurants, cafés and pubs open their doors. After eating at our own Galleons Bistro, try Alora Restaurant or Eccolo at Paradise Point, Dublin Docks at Harbour Town, Court Chinese Restaurant, Gino’s Trattoria, Indian Whisper at Runaway Bay or visit the Aqua building precinct in Labrador. As an alternative make your way down to Surfers Paradise which offers 5-star restaurants to funky alfresco delis and everything in between.