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Living the Good Life on the Gold Coast

So how's it like living on the Gold Coast? Imagine 300 days of sunshine annually, awesome surfing beaches, lush rainforest hinterland, fun theme parks, and peaceful sanctuaries. These are just some of the wonderful things that you can experience in Australia's coastal city.

Gold Coast is a city in the Australian state of Queensland. It is the second most populous city in the state and the sixth most populous city in the country. It is also the most populous non-capital city in the country.

The Gold Coast has a reputation of a major tourist destination because of its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, its high-rise dominated skyline, nightlife and, last but not the least, its rainforest hinterland.

To help you achieve the ultimate Gold Coast adventure, we at VroomVroomVroom have come up with a list of things that you can do and places where you can stay.


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Surf World

car icon.jpg 35 Tomewin St, Currumbin QLD 4223

There's more to the Gold Coast than just riding the waves, you can also learn more about surfing by visiting Surf World. This is the only surfing heritage and beach culture museum in Queensland. Get a glimpse of how surfboards evolved through the years by checking out its exhibitions, which consist of more than 150 surfboards, iconic surf images, rare memorabilia and iPad interviews with surfing legends.


Ripley's Believe It or Not!

car icon.jpg Soul Shopping Centre, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise Queensland

Get ready to be amazed at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise, which features 15 themed galleries that showcase all kinds of oddities, illusions, mysteries, and amazing stories. You will find things that can't be seen anywhere else, such as real shrunken heads and rare dinosaur eggs. After an unforgettable trip to the Odditorium, why not try the Laser Race Challenge? Let's see if you can navigate through a web of lasers just like what Tom Cruise did in “Mission Impossible”.

King Tutt's Putt Putt

car icon.jpg Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise Queensland 4217

Looking for the ultimate mini-golf challenge in the heart of Surfers Paradise? Make sure to check out King Tutt's Putt Putt, which can now also be found in the Carrara Markets. The putt putt course in the Surfers Paradise features glow-in-the-dark caves and Ancient Egypt setting as well as King Kong and ferocious dinosaurs replicas. The Carrara Markets location, on the other hand, will take you on an incredible journey through time at Pirate Cove, Dinosaurs, and Medieval Times and gives you a glimpse of the Asian Ruins of Cambodia.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

car icon.jpg 333 Geissmann Dr, North Tamborine QLD 4272

Experience a magical setting when you stroll along the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, which is surrounded by lush trees, breathtaking fauna, tumbling creek, and impressive rockpools. The new eco-adventure attraction allows visitors to explore the Tamborine Mountain in a different way. The Skywalk is the longest canopy walk in South East Queensland with a measurement of 300 meters. Nature lovers will surely enjoy the 50-minute walk to paradise.

Thunderbird Park

car icon.jpg Tamborine Mountain Rd, QLD 4272

Nature meets adventure at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Come for the day or stay and play. Adventures include fossicking for treasure filled thundereggs, laser skirmish in a jungle village and the Tree Top Challenge high ropes course. Try the new SkyFall and drop 11 metres to the ground. Ride a FreeGo electric bike through the rainforest or take in the scenery on horseback. Activities are suitable for most age groups and fun for all the family.


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Cedar Creek Lodges

car icon.jpg Tamborine Mountain Rd, QLD 4272

Thunderbird Park shares a 112 hectare rainforest property with Cedar Creek Lodges. It's perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday. Choose a shaded campsite, a contemporary  room or a two bedroom private lodge. Most holiday packages include a big barbecue breakfast with the birds. Rooms and lodges have self catering facilities. Light meals, snacks and drinks are available on Thunderbird Terrace and the licensed on site Rainforest Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily.  

Mercure Gold Coast Resort 

car icon.jpg 64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara, QLD 4211

If you're looking for a place to unwind and relax, then the best place to stay is at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort. This beautiful resort is just a few minutes away from the pristine Gold Coast beaches, fun theme parks, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and numerous shopping destinations. Mercure Gold Coast features 280 rooms with its own balcony, courtyard or patio. There are also interconnecting rooms for those staying in large groups. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities to make your stay more comfortable. 

Other things to do on the Goldy


Theme Parks. With 4 major theme parks on the Gold Coast, you will be sure to find one that suits you and your family. There's not just awesome rides and fun filled activities to enjoy, you can also participate in educational shows and see wildlife upfront and personal. Choose from Wet'n'Wild, Dreamworld, Movieworld and Seaworld. With plenty of parking, you are sure to find good parking for the day.


surf board hire surfers paradiseBeaches - You can't go to the Gold Coast without spending a day at the beach. No matter what month you are there, the weather should still permit you to have a great day at the beach. The best part about a day at the beach is that it's free. Once again, there is a heap of street parking along the coastline so don't stress about where to park your hire car. Richard at VroomVroomVroom strongly recommends that all tourists Go Ride a Wave with a surfing lesson at Surfers Paradise. They are very accomodating to beginners and very friendly. They are also the most popular spot for surf board hire. It is important to be prepared so check out Boardcave.com for the best Surfboards and Surf Hardware deals.

Shop until you absolutely drop - Being a very popular tourist destination means Bargains! Bargains! Bargains! With so many shopping malls sprawled throughout the Gold Coast, you will definitely find one that you will LOVE. If you are a bit of a shopaholic be sure to book a rental car with plenty of trunk space.

Gold Coast Hinterland - Even though the coastline is so inviting and the white sandy beaches are hard to pass up, most days of the year, take your hire car and drive inland to see lush green pastures and tree lined roads. Its a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist strip without having to drive too far. You can even enjoy pristine waterfalls where locals like to swim.

Just enjoy our hotel - Depending on where your staying, you can opt to just stay put and enjoy the luxuries that come with being in a hotel environment. Some even have Kids Clubs so the kids are taken care of. 

If you are not sure what to do on the Gold Coast after reading our tips, we are sure that once you arrive and collect your hire car, you will find that you end up running out of time, as the attractions on the Gold Coast are endless.


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