In the first part of their trip, they visited various attractions and feasted their way through Gold Coast. Their 3D2N itinerary has been replicated here, so skim through this if you’re looking for some ideas on what to do in this coastal city in Queensland, and don’t forget to check out some of the highlights of the trip in a special video at the end of this guide!
Upon arrival in Queensland, head to your accommodation. A good one to consider is Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise, which is a five-star hotel that sits right on the coast. That means you’ll wake up to a stunning view of crashing waves and spectacular sunrises if you choose one of the studio, one-, two-, three-bedroom suites, or an exclusive luxury Penthouse Collection suites that faces the Pacific Ocean. Have a short rest in your cozy room, before kickstarting your vacation proper!
Gold Coast is known as theme park central; here, there are so many to choose from. A popular choice is Warner Bros. Movie World, which is a short 20-minute drive away from Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise.
At this theme park, you’ll find tours, shows, parades, family rides, and adventure rides. If you’d like something exhilarating, the Green Lantern Coaster is a must-try. This steel thrill is known for its beyond-vertical drop, which is one of the steepest in the world. If you are a fan of DC Super Heroes like Batman and Superman, Looney Tunes characters including the likes of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, or even Scooby-Doo, have your camera on standby and keep an eye out for them as they can be found roaming all over the park!
Worked up an appetite after hours of theme park action? Make your way to Gods Of The Sea, which is a restaurant that serves up delectable surf and turf dishes. Have a quick scan through the menu and you’ll realise that every offering features sustainably caught seafood and Australian ingredients. The dishes and drinks here are sure to delight, but what elevates the meal are the expansive views of the Gold Coast Broadwater from every single table. Feast on the food and views, and head back to the hotel to wind down after dinner.
Rise and shine, and fuel up with a good breakfast at Bambam Bakehouse on Mermaid Beach. Brunch foods, sweet treats, and fresh bakes like buttery croissants and flaky pastries await all who enter this space. It goes without saying that you’ll also be able to enjoy a good cup of coffee (or tea) here.
Once you’re done with your first meal of the day, head to iFLY Gold Coast and have a taste of indoor skydiving!
Then head over to Paradise Jet Boating and hop into one of their crafts to see the coastline of this city from the water. Besides the scenic sightseeing that you’re expecting, your captain will also execute some thrilling stunts, so you’ll get to experience high-speed drifting, 360 degrees spins, as well as other exciting manoeuvres that will leave you screaming and gasping.
In the evening, enjoy a meal at Edgewater Dining & Lounge Bar where you’ll be treated to views of Gold Coast’s iconic canals. Dig in to fusion plates, which have been inspired by modern Australian cuisine, with an added twist of traditional Italian styles. The menu is ever evolving, but whenever you’re visiting, you’re sure to find seasonal delights that will pique your interest and whet your appetite.
On your last day in this coastal city, take a walk on the world-famous beach – afterall, Surfer’s Paradise is literally seconds away from where you’ve been basing yourself at for the past few nights.
Spend some time watching as the waves crash on the beach before heading to a cosy and chic café to fuel up for the day ahead.
Gold Coast is home to many of such cafes, but if there’s one that you shouldn’t miss out on, it would be Milkman’s Daughter. It’s a feel-good place that serves up delicious and wholesome vegetarian items, and many of these dishes here look extremely Instagrammable.
If you’re looking for a plate that looks much like an edible garden, choose to indulge in the Strawberries Ricotta Toast, which features whipped ricotta, strawberries, pistachios, edible flowers, and maple syrup on a bed of organic sourdough. If you’ve a young one in tow, order a plate of Baby Bear Pancakes – and yes, these fluffy vegan pancakes come in the shape of a bear!
Take some time to soak in the relaxed vibes of this city, before heading to the airport for your flight out of Queensland.
Interested to see what went on when KrisFlyer explored Gold Coast with Jade Seah? Watch the highlights here:
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