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Top Things to Do in Gold Coast -All That Glitters in The Gold Coast!

The dazzling Gold Coast in Australia's East Coast holds many wonders for those who want some adventure. So, gear up and let's see what awaits you in this sunny city!

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Pump Up Your Adrenaline

One of the things that sets Gold Coast apart from other holiday destinations is that here in this city of sunshine, there are a host of theme parks available for everyone, each offering something different from the other. Meet your favourite cartoon characters at Movie World, splash around in fun at the Wet 'n' Wild or Sea World and get your adrenaline pumping in the crazy rides at Dreamworld. There are so many options to choose from!

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Make Some Friends at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the beloved of Gold Coast attractions. A paradise for animal lovers, the sanctuary is home to a spectacular range of cute critters from Australia and around the world. Cuddle with a koala, take a walk with some dingos, learn about bird training and help crocodiles grab some lunch! It's gonna be a fun day out for the whole family.

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Hit The Beach

There's no doubt that beaches are take the spotlight when it comes to attractions in Gold Coast. There are so many options to choose from whether you want to surf, swim or just laze around. Which beach you choose to visit will depend on a number of things; where you're staying, if you're bringing your children along...etc. Top beaches to visit include Currumbin, Kirra, Nobby Beach, Duranbah, Palm Beach and Coolangatta. Take Coolangatta for example; here you have a wealth of options to choose from when it comes to beach activities ranging from surfing to whale watching, cruises along the Tweed Rives and much more. Some don't want the thrills but just to relax by booking a Coolangatta hotel located close to the beach like the Oaks Calypso Plaza is ; and chilling in style.

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Go up and above!

Iconic towers seem to be a recurring feature in many major cities and Gold Coast's version of it is the Q1 Building. Standing at 1,058 feet, this gigantic skyscraper was the world's tallest residential building until The Marina Torch in Dubai stole the spotlight in 2009. It's got a total of 78 floors plus basement floors. The 77th floor is where you need to head over to if you need to catch some amazing views of the city. The SkyPoint Observation Deck as it's named offers breathtaking 360-degree views of Gold Coast's best- the gorgeous blue ocean, the evergreen Hinterland and the golden beaches that the city is named after. The SkyPoint deck also has a wide number of restaurants and bars should you want to munch on something after feasting your eyes on the beautiful views.
If you're one of those daring souls, you can try out the recently introduced SkyPoint Climb experience that allows you to harness and go beyond the glass for thrilling adventure!

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Explore Hinterland

Not everywhere is gold in the Gold Coast. An hour's drive from the city centre will take you the evergreen wonderland known as The Hinterland. Not only is it one of Brisbane's most significant tourist destinations but of Queensland as well. The Hinterland is known for its verdant rainforest and the extraordinary fauna and flora that call it home. Things to do in The Hinterland include trekking, bushwalking, wine-tasting, bird-feeding, and eco-tourism.

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