Ultimate Gold Coast Bucket List
5 Must-Do Things on the Gold Coast
1. Tree Top Challenge
The first thing any keen adventurer must tick off their Gold Coast Bucket List, is the Tree Top Challenge, located at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Being Australia’s first ‘High Ropes Adventure Park’, the Tree Top Challenge provides a distinctly unique experience to visitors.
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers 80 TreeTop Challenges and an insane 11 ziplines, so there are endless
options for each adventurer. Not only will you have a day jam-packed with adventure, but you can
enjoy the unreal view of the bushland beneath you.
If safety is a worry, don’t be alarmed, as the challenges are supervised by trained professionals that are there to help you out.
So, next time you’re in the Gold Coast, pay a visit to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s TreeTop Challenge and receive an experience unlike anything else!
2. Open Air Cinema
Open Air Cinemas are quite the experience; one you should definitely immerse yourself in at least once in your lifetime. Especially if it’s on your Gold Coast bucket list!
Sitting at home with a bowl of popcorn, in front of the TV can be very cosy, but the community and atmosphere of an outdoor cinema can certainly heighten your movie experience.
Grab a couple of friends, pack a picnic and head down to the Gold Coast’s Open Air Cinema to watch your favourite flicks under the stars.
They offer a wide range of food options to suit all your preferences, and as well as catching your favourite block buster, you can also enjoy live music every Saturday and Sunday.
For all the Open Air Cinemas have to offer, visitors are only required to pay an easy $10 – $20! Some like these on the City of Gold Coast website are even free!
3. Coolangatta Beach
Arguably the most beautiful beach down the coast, Coolangatta Beach is a must-go destination, so why wouldn’t you put it on your Gold Coast bucket list?
The scenic views and clear skies make it the perfect place to spend the day with friends and family!
If you love to surf, or even want to tick ‘learn to surf’ off your Gold Coast bucket list, make sure Coolangatta Beach is at the top!
It is a premium location for avid surfers wanting to catch the perfect wave. Who needs to travel overseas, when Coolangatta Beach offers the same white sand and beautiful blue water? Not to mention, the beach is lined with quality stores and cafes sure to replenish you after a nice swim. One of our favourite cafes for mouth watering desserts is the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar on Marine Parade.
Tan took her family there a little while ago and said, “Chocolate heaven is must if you’re in Cooly.”
Coolangatta is the ideal spot to have some fun in the sun, without spending a fortune. Check out their accommodation and information site here for more deals and info!
4. Whale Watching
Whale watching is an unforgettable experience which is likely to be on everyone’s Gold Coast bucket list, and there is no better setting then the stunning Gold Coast.
When visiting the Gold Coast, trying to encounter a pod of majestic Humpback whales is a must! Migaloo the white whale generally makes an appearance on the Gold Coast and you can find out more about Migaloo here.
Although the guided tours can be pretty pricey, (prices range from about $70 for children and $100 for adults) this experience will be something you cherish for the rest of your life and is well worth the extra bucks.
Not a lot of people can say they have seen something as rare as a Humpback whale, so take the chance and be blown away by their beauty.
I know this is one of Tanja Turner’s favourites that she’s done, ticking off her own Gold Coast Bucket , so I had to include it (you can see her climb post on Instagram).
As she says, “Taking the SkyPoint climb is imperative to getting the full Gold Coast experience.”
Guaranteed to speed up your heart rate, the 270m high climb is an extremely popular destination for visitors.
It is a great way to challenge yourself and extend your limits, whilst also getting a view that is out-of- this-world! You can take part in Australia’s highest external climb for a mere $74.
SkyPoint also provides meal packages, where you can not only do the climb but get a delicious meal at the Seventy7 Café and Bar beforehand or afterwards.
The preparation and climb itself lasts for roughly 90 minutes, and includes a complimentary trip to the Observation Deck and Climb photograph, to look back on the astounding experience for years to come.
Whatever you choose to do on the Gold Coast, we’d love to hear about! Contact Tan here or talk to her through her Instagram account, where the Gold Coast features heavily from lovely sunrises to gorgeous sunsets.
Stay safe, stay happy and stay travelling…