Movie World has something for everyone, it is a world of fantasy and fun entertainment. Here you will find thrilling rides like Superman Escape, a rollercoaster where you travel 100km/h in just two seconds. At Movie World you can also enjoy stunning shows and movie attractions.
Some of the world’s best surfing beaches are here on the Gold Coast – every day there are rideable waves somewhere along the coast both for the experienced and for the beginners. Kite-surfing is also a popular and fun sport on this beach. For beginners’ lessons or kit rental visit:
Broadwater Parklands provides a wide selection of recreational options that includes picnic, barbecue and promenade. Here you can also take a soothing bath or fish on the pier. For the children there is the Rockpools water playground, jumping pillows and playground at the southern end of the park.
Take a mind-blowing journey at this futuristic, maze-like world of wonder. This multi-sensual environment is a favourite attraction among locals and tourist alike. It will transport you into another world with unique special effects and illusions. Infinity is definitely a fantastic out-of-this-world experience.
This fun adventure activity on the Gold Coast takes you on a Jetboat cruise which has been compared to a roller coaster ride or a rally car ride....but on the water! This adventure includes high speed, full 360° spins, stunning scenery and sightseeing. Booking office Shop K5, Centro Surfers Paradise, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise Queensland Departure point Shop 7B, Mariners Cove Marina 60 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach Queensland
At this restaurant you can enjoy flavours inspired by Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean. This vibrant venue does not only serve tasty food but also offers renowned cocktails, music and dance. Make sure to get here with an empty stomach because the staff serves huge portions.
Enjoy Australia’s longest running and most successful dinner theatre. Here you will experience an evening full with entertainment, music, comedy, good food and wine. This will be an evening that includes the underworld of vampires and horror. Why not have a cocktail in the Van Helsing´s cocktail bar?
If you would like to eat quality Italian food, head over to this restaurant. The chef only prepares the food with the freshest ingredients - all to get that perfect taste. On the menu you will find traditional Italian dishes like pizza and pasta but also a great range of meat, poultry and seafood dishes.
You will find this multi-award winning restaurant in the heart of Broadbeach, that overlooks Victoria Park. It opened its door in June 2005 and ever since it has won a myriad of awards like "Gold Coast's Best Steak Restaurant 2006 to 2009". It provides a young atmosphere and a menu that offers fresh seasonal flavours from family farms.
The biggest market on the Gold Coast is the Carrara Markets in Surfers Paradise and is held every weekend. There is a beachfront night market on the Esplanade every Friday from 5.30 pm, while several markets are held across the Gold Coast region on the weekends in places like Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta.
Robina Town Centre is Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre. Located just 15 minutes by car from Surfers Paradise. Robina Town Centre features over 350 stores including all the exclusive brands and Gold Coast’s only David Jones as well as lakeside dining and a state-of-the-art cinema and entertainment precinct.
When visiting the Gold Coast, you must save a day for Pacific Fair, the Gold Coast’s premier shopping experience which is located only five minutes’ drive from Surfers Paradise and just opposite Jupiters Casino. Pacific Fair’s resort style setting is home to around 300 stores and the Gold Coast’s largest Myer department store. Upon arrival, visit the Customer Service Desk to collect an Exclusive Visitor Discount Guide, your key to discounts of up to 20% off and special offers at over 100 stores.
Miami Marketta features street food market every Saturday and here you can enjoy authentic, traditional, global foods, dessert hall, boutique beer and wine bar. Twice a month the second and fourth Friday the market fills with fashion and art where talented locals are selling directly to the public.
This is the only Aboriginal art gallery in Surfers Paradise and they offer a unique collection of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal paintings. There are also a wide variety of jewellery made of wood or bone and obvious Australian products such as boomerangs, pottery, wood carvings and crocodile and kangaroo leather accessories.
Gold Coast Airport is located at Coolangatta, 22 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Airport has a transport and information desk right outside international arrivals. www.goldcoastairport.com.au The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle meets all flights and takes passengers to Surfers Paradise. You can buy tickets in advance online. www.surfside.com.au You can save considerably, though, if you use the free Airport Link shuttle out to the Gold Coast Highway where you can catch bus 700, 760 or 765 into Surfers Paradise or to Coolangatta. Buses go several times an hour all day and night. Taxis are also available immediately outside the terminal.
The Gold Coast has a range of public transport options including trains and buses. The local bus operator is Surfside Buslines, which provides regular services and a network covering most locations. Weekly tickets for unlimited travelling with busses are available. The company also provides shuttle busses between the theme parks. Citytrain operates a rail line in the hinterland that connects to the Brisbane suburban rail network. The main stations on the Gold Coast are Coomera, Nerang and Robina. www.citytrain.com.au Ferries and water taxis connect islands and canal estates. Gold Coast Ferries +61 4 1171 1274 www.goldcoastferries.com.au