Whether you are heading to the Gold Coast for a family holiday, romantic getaway, business trip or simply travelling with friends, the Gold Coast is packed with sights and attractions for everyone to enjoy. Discover a coastal city filled with world class theme parks, beautiful beaches, water sports, wildlife, mountains, shopping and more!
At the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, we want you to truly enjoy this beautiful city. Here is our list of the top 5 things to see and do on the Gold Coast.
1. Catch the rays on the stunning beaches
With 57 kilometres of pristine coastline overlooking the shimmering Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. From Surfers Paradise to Mermaid Beach, visitors and locals alike flock to the city’s beaches to enjoy a day out in the sun by sunbathing, strolling on the stunning white sand beaches and people watching. Our stunning white sand beaches typically top the lists of things to do on the Gold Coast.
2. Ride the waves with an array of water sports
Why not make the most of the Gold Coast’s shallow waters by having an adventure on the water? With a long history of water sports in the city, there are a multitude of options to choose from. Get to grips with the jet ski, snorkel amongst the turtles, or learn to paddleboard or scuba dive within one of the many great diving schools. Alternatively, simply swim in the pleasant waters to relax and refresh.
3. Get a head for heights at the theme parks
Take in the sights of the Gold Coast from the vantage point of a rollercoaster hurtling down at one of the many theme parks in the city. For a fun-filled day, experience a range of attractions at Dreamworld and Whitewater World such as Tiger Island, Corroboree, and rides for the whole family. Warner Bros Movie World is a must for thrill seekers, plus you might even run into some of your favourite Loony Tunes or DC Comics characters. Looking for something more relaxed and low key? A crowd favourite, Sea World allows you to see beautiful marine creatures in their habitat and is filled with exciting exhibitions and activities for kids.
4. Spend a day shopping in the markets or malls
The Gold Coast is a relaxed shopper’s paradise. Intertwining the casual atmosphere of a beachside city and the high-end shopping experience, many of the Gold Coast’s shopping centres deliver on the term ‘retail therapy’. If you are on the hunt for souvenirs for friends and family back home, head to the Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre for over 200 stores offering excellent discounts. Alternatively, the Palm Beach Food & Farmers’ Markets offer many tasty treats and knick-knacks to explore. The Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, located just minutes away from the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, is a true shopper’s paradise with stores laid out in an open setting by the marina. Or visit the newly re-developed Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and enjoy the largest shopping centre in Queensland.
5. Head out on a day trip and explore nature
If you are still struggling to think of what to do on the Gold Coast, it may be time to head out and embrace nature with one of the many day trips on offer. Both adults and kids will enjoy the natural attractions on the Gold Coast. Visitors can explore the Hinterland Rainforests as they trek along the rim of the ancient, eroded volcano. Or, wonder at nature’s beauty from the tree tops of the world-heritage-listed Lamington National Park.
For more information regarding things to do around the Gold Coast, please contact our Concierge staff who will be happy to assist you.