Top Gold Coast Attractions

Gold Coast Attractions Hens

With the 70-kilometre stretch of glistening coastline, the beaches are a big draw card for people visiting this famed Australian destination. The Gold Coast makes the most of its pristine beaches with many  top attractions. Water activities like surfing, party cruises, jet ski adventure tours, and a Sea World dinner cruise, a High Tea at the renowned QT and spending a day on the sun-drenched beaches of Surfers Paradise. You should also add a trip to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to your list, and a hot air balloon tour is a wonderful experience. 

We have some great Wicked Hens packages on the Gold Coast, and we also allow you to build your own package by incorporating a range of our ideas. 

With the sun, the sand, and the glorious sea, you can’t go wrong with a trip to this slice of paradise. We have compiled a list of the top ten things you should do when visiting this famed Australian tourist mecca.


Sail in Paradise

Gold Coast Cruise Wicked Hens New Zealand

For a blissful experience, take a three to six-hour private party cruise around the Gold Coast. This luxury sailing catamaran offers trampoline-style fore-decks, which are perfect for lazing in the sunshine or dancing. The cruise also offers a range of free offshore activities, including stand-up paddleboards, beach cricket, and beach volleyball. It’s BYO, so be sure to stock up on drinks and food (there’s a BBQ onboard if you want to whip up some tasty treats), and you can have professional social media photos taken of you by staff onboard. The best part? There’s a hunky topless waiter catering to your every whim!

Experience High Tea at the QT 

Wicked Hens New Zealand High Tea

 It’s not only the delicious food that makes a trip to the QT an unforgettable one, but the jaw-dropping 360-degree views from the coast to the hinterland that make for an extraordinary experience. In a chic and elegant environment with breathtaking views, you and your hens crew can tuck into Beetroot and Whipped Goats Cheese Macarons, Lemon Lime Mignon and Ferroro Rocher Tartlettes complete with signature drinks – it’s simply heavenly. 

Go Jet Boating and Parasailing

Parasailing above ocean

Make the most of the gorgeous Gold Coast waters with a thrilling jet boating and parasailing adventure. Your wet and wild jetboating experience sees you take 360-degree spins, wave surfing, fishtails, and high-speed drifting on the water, where you will see dolphins, marine life, and wallabies in the Moreton Bay Marine Park. Your parasailing experience will see you fly 400ft above the Gold Coast for eight minutes. This an adrenaline-filled experience.

Have Up Close Encounters with Animals at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 


The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, housing over 1,500 animals and more than 130 species. You’ll see Lorikeets, Kangaroos and Wallabies, Tassie Devils, Echidnas, Crocodiles, Wombats, Emus, and more. They have daily shows, plus the opportunity to get close to some of the sanctuary animals, including the “Koala Experience” package, where you can be pictured cuddling one of these beloved mammals and even indulge in a gourmet breakfast surrounded by Koalas. How cute is that?

Spend the Day in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Gold Coast Wicked Hens

Surfers Paradise has long been a popular destination largely due to its three-kilometre strip of golden sand and pristine beaches. You can take surfing lessons, dip your toes in the ocean or watch the world go by on the beachfront with people walking, cycling, skateboard riding. It’s the ultimate sun, surf, and sand experience. You can also jump aboard the Quack’R’Duck, which sees you set off from the heart of Surfers Paradise for a journey to the Gold Coast Broadwater where the vehicle enters the water. As the night descends, Surfers becomes the glittering party strip with world-class nightlife that will keep you dancing all night long.

Immerse Yourself in Art

HOTA Surfers Paraside Gold Coast

Art lovers will rejoice with a trip to HOTA, Home of the Arts. It features a heady mix of art, entertainment and culture that continues to see tourists flocking to its doors. You can view exhibitions, enjoy live music and the latest movie releases, dine at revered restaurants, and enjoy a speciality cocktail and champagne menu at the Exhibitionist Bar. Every Sunday morning, HOTA holds markets that feature in-season farm-fresh produce, artisan foods, fashion, and handcrafted jewellery. HOTA is an iconic Gold Coast destination.

Enjoy a 2.5-hour Sightseeing Dinner Cruise from Sea World

Dinner Cruise

Gold Coast’s theme parks Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild are a huge draw for tourists visiting the area. You can visit these theme parks and enjoy their thrill-seeking rides – and more. We also suggest taking a 2.5-hour Sightseeing Dinner Cruise from Sea World. You’ll enjoy a mouth-watering gourmet dinner using the best local produce whipped up by the chef onboard, sip delightful cocktails and listen to live music while taking in the Gold Coast’s serene and stunning waterways. What better way to spend an evening?

Unwind With a Wellness Pamper Package 

Spa Pamper Oil Massage

If you’re a bride-to-be that is stressed out ahead of your big day, then a trip to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat with your besties for the weekend will wash those pre-wedding jitters away. Located on 200 hectares in a hidden region of the Tallebudgera Valley, the two-night Wellness Weekend is designed to soothe your soul and inspire you to live healthier by focusing on health, nutrition, sleep and mindfulness – it’s simply bliss!

Try a Hot Air Balloon Experience with Vineyard Breakfast 

Hot air balloon, sunrise

A Hot Air Balloon ride over the Gold Coast Hinterland is a must-do activity while visiting the Gold Coast. There’s nothing like taking an early-morning ride as the sun comes up over this gorgeous city. You’ll enjoy a full hot breakfast and glasses of sparkling wine with free entry to O’Reilly’s Grand Homestead and Vineyard before embarking on a wine-tasting experience. It’s the perfect way to start the day!

Embark on an Epic Shopping Trip at Pacific Fair

woman shopping, pacific fair shopping, gold coast

Let’s face it, all ladies love to shop, and during your trip to the Gold Coast, you can’t miss a trip to Pacific Fair – the premier shopping centre in Queensland. Located in the heart of Broadbeach, there are over 400 stores featuring high street to international luxury brands, with a tropical outdoor resort area with sunbeds and water features. Once you’ve finished your shopping spree, fuel up by eating at some of the great restaurants where international and local cuisine is on offer and sip on a cocktail or two.

There are many things to do on the Gold Coast, including exploring lush rainforests, enjoying music festivals, touring breweries, scuba diving, and whale watching. Plus, there’s a vast array of restaurants and bars to try.

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