What to See in Gold Coast Australia?
From a trampoline park on steroids to a World Heritage-Listed wonder, make like a bird and go cheap, cheap, cheap with this list of things to do on the Gold Coast for under $25.
1. Go on a beach crawl
If you usually stick to your local sand and surf down the road, why not mix it up with a dip at the other awesome beaches along the coastline.
From top to toe you’ve got: Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Kurrawa Beach, Mermaid Beach, Miami Beach, Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach and Kirra Beach, just to name a few.
Take your surfboard, put up a beach umbrella or bust out the cricket set, just don’t forget to slip, slop, slap!
COST: Free, but bring extra cash for some fish and chips for lunch (and a sneaky slushie along the way).
2. Get back to nature
To kick start your ‘Gold Coast Natural Wonders’ bucket list, there’s the Natural Bridge rock formation – formed by the force of the waterfall over the erosive basalt cave – in Springbrook National Park, the beautiful valleys and waterfalls of Lamington National Park’s Green Mountains and Binna Burra sections, the rugged mountain peaks of Mount Barney National Park, and the stunning Queen Mary Falls Circuit of the Main Range National Park.
COST: Free minus the petrol to get you there. Thank you Mother Nature, you bloody beauty you!
3. Take a walk down memory lane
Before big, bright city lights and skyscrapers, the Gold Coast was all about understated but oh-so-cool Miami meets Vegas glamour.
Turn back the clock when you bust out your camera to snap the retro signage and iconic typography that can still be found from Southport to Coolangatta.
COST: No need to buy that DeLorean because this time-travel activity is free.
4. Off to market
Why go shopping inside a mall when you can peruse the racks at the beach or in a park?
Whether you’re hunting for a bargain, a yummy treat, or you’re just happy to get out of the house and have a browse, the Gold Coast has creative local knick-knacks and fresh produce by the basket-full at their many (and we mean many) markets.
COST: Thank goodness for free entry because you’ll want some $$$ to splurge on a vintage treasure or acai bowl.