5 Unusual Things to Do on the Gold Coast

Australia’s Gold Coast is one of the favourite holiday sites. It gained popularity in the 1950s with the beginnings of Surfers Paradise as a seaside town. It is one of the top tourist centres around the world.

Explore the Hinterland

The Gold Coast Hinterland and Scenic Rim are one of the hidden secrets of South East Queensland. The striking mountain rainforest area of Tambourine Mountain and Lamington National Park are in the Border Ranges just west of the Gold Coast. The Lamington National Park offers family activities that include Rainforest Retreat, the Tree Top Walk, Canungra Valley Vineyards and Mountain Villas. In the Mt. Tamborine area, visitors will enjoy Thunderbird Park, the rope course, and the Gallery Walk of crafts stores and cafes.


Hot Air Ballooning

A Hot-Air Balloon Gold Coast Tour and Vineyard Champagne Breakfast let riders view the scene of the Gold Coast Hinterland and enjoy a breakfast. The attraction consists of transport from specific accommodations on the Gold Coast, the balloon ride over the Hinterlands, and the O’Reillys Vineyard Champagne breakfast. Balloon riders receive a flight certificate as a souvenir.

Rally Driving

Rally Driving with WRX, which an Australian motor sport facility, is offering off-road driving. Visitors can be the driver or passenger in a prize-winning Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car. These cars have equipment that match race specifications, for example, roll cages, five-point racing harnesses, and race seats. The cars race at 350 hp. with 420 nm of torque, and they reach zero to 100 in 4.5 seconds. The racetrack is a 1.2 km circuit that is purpose built out of gravel. The driver will experience four, six or fifteen laps of driving instruction, a debriefing, certificate signifying completion, and a trophy for a winner with 15 laps.

The Super Duck

Gold Coast Super Duck Tours provide both water and land tours. They leave from Oz on the Gold Coast. The tours have five vehicles that are air-conditioned and can handle up to 200 passengers. The Ducks traverse from the sand on the beach into the water to cruise the Gold Coast past the mansions, Sea World and the Versace Hotel. Boaters will find souvenirs on board. Kids can drive and ride for no cost.

Sky Diving

The Australian Sky Dive Company operates Jump the Beach Brisbane. The Sutton’s Bay Drop Zone is 30 miles north of the city of Brisbane. The zone is located between the Bribie and Moreton Islands in Moreton Bay and the Glass House Mountains. The ski divers will view these landmarks during the dive. The skydiving process begins with directions, fitting with a harness and practice of free fall techniques. Then divers move to the aircraft, where they will fly up to 14,000 feet while flying over Brisbane and the islands. The sky divers free fall with the tandem master for 60 seconds with speeds up to 200 kph. The trainers pull the ripcord of the parachutes, and the divers’ experience four to five minutes of falling while viewing the ocean. Possible sites are the whale watching during the months of June until November. The sky divers land on the beach.

Whatever you decide to do on you holiday, there are a number of Gold Coast packages available to suit everyone at http://www.escapetravel.com.au. The Gold Coast is an amazing tourist destination and it will keep you coming back for more!