Your Guide to Activities and Events on the Gold Coast This Summer

Red jet boat cresting a wave on the Gold Coast waterways

The summer holidays are here! Now with the kids on their break from school, this is the best time to take the entire family on an unforgettable summer experience on the Gold Coast.

As Queensland recently opened its borders to Victoria, NSW, and New Zealand after locking down for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we welcome visitors from internstate and overseas to play in our beautiful city again! So, whether you’re from the Sunshine State or not, here are the best activities and events for your perfect Gold Coast summer holiday experience.

1. Experience a White Christmas in the Summer

Experience snow in summer at Warner Bros. Movie World Theme Park and celebrate a world-class annual Christmas event. It includes 12 special celebrations set to liven up the Christmas countdown excitement. It’s the perfect Christmas experience for families filled with live performances and entertainment, caroling, kids activities, parades, live shows, and magnificent Christmas displays.

2. Enjoy the Beach

There are plenty of options for a beach day on the Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, and Broadbeach are some of the most popular choices. But if you’re looking for a more quiet destination with less crowds, then Palm Beach, Tallebudgera Beach, Kirra Beach, or Coolangatta Beach should be your top picks. The surf life saving towers and swimming within the flags on all the beaches will guarantee your family’s relaxation, safety and enjoyment.

Gold Coast beache

3. Reach the Sky Point

Another unique and exciting place on the Gold Coast is Sky Point. Imagine yourself Standing (270m above sea level) in the view deck of Australia's tallest building, mesmerised by the panoramic view of the entire skyline of the city. This unique vantage is located in Surfers Paradise atop of the famous and iconic building Q1. Perfect for family dates because you can enjoy delicious meals and drinks, and cocktails at Gold Coast's highest Bistro and Bar while enjoying the views.

4. Visit Sea World

Another place where kids and adults will immensely enjoy this summer is Sea World Marine Park, located at Main Beach near Surfers Paradise. It’s a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park all in one place. Packed with a variety of activities like rides, animal exhibits, and other attractions; there will be no dull time once you enter this magical place. If you’re up for more fun, you can also visit Warner Bros. Movie World or Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast.

Seaworld Gold Coast

5. Discover Mount Tamborine

If you are a fan of nature and wildlife, Mt Tamborine is the perfect destination for you. Mt Tamborine is a popular summer destination located only 30 kilometres from the Gold Coast, ideal for nature lovers. This lovely place showcases excellent view spots, parks, tracks, and waterfalls. With Mt Tamborine’s attractive natural beauty and the endless list of must-do activities and must-see sights, you surely won't regret your visit.

6. Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Another great activity on the Gold Coast for this summer is to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a perfect venue for your entire family to connect with nature. The kids will enjoy seeing different native and exotic animals in Australia. There are also a lot of things to do for the whole family, including a walk-through kangaroo enclosure, animal feeding, and the new Lost Valley experience.

Currumbin wildlife sanctuary

7. Jurassic Creatures

The Jurassic Creatures is soon to take over the Gold Coast from December 26, 2020 to January 31, 2021. It is an interactive walk-through dinosaur exhibition event of 30+ Dinosaurs that will captivate young and old alike. Kids and adults will experience a prehistoric world full of life-size moving dinosaurs. Your entire family will be amazed and thrilled as the most remarkable creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes and come alive!

8. Go FLY

Did you ever dream of flying? iFly Gold Coast can turn that dream into a reality. iFly is the latest indoor diving facility in Australia. Indoor diving is a safe, fun, and ideal family activity that is accessible for all ages. Children as young as 3 yeas of age can get up in the air even. Just go to Surfers Paradise and your flying adventure will begin.

9. Experience Farm Activities

Another exciting way to enjoy the Summer holiday is to visit EcoPark Leisure Park, a fishing park and farm stay located in Luscombe, Queensland, just a few kilometres from Gold Coast. The theme park is perfect for those who want to escape the city vibe and live for a few days on a farm, spending time fishing, feeding farm animals, camping, and many other activities.

Farm stay near the Gold Coast

10. Enjoy the Thrill of Jetboating

Last, but not least, one of the best activities on the Gold Coast this summer is experiencing a thrilling jetboat ride.

If you want to experience the best and fun way of cruising the waters of the Gold Coast, then hop on with Jetboat Extreme. We are the best jet boating provider on the coast, offering the most exciting jetboat ride - check out our affordable jetboating packages.

Our large jetboats are powered by two 650hp jet turbo engines, so you’ll get to see the stunning sceney of the Gold Coast while traveling on the waters at speeds of more than 80km/h. Check out our frequently asked jetboating questions for more information.

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Grab your tickets today by contacting Jetboat Extreme on (07) 5538 8890 or book online today.

We promise to give you an adrenaline pumping jet boating experience during your summer holiday on the Gold Coast.

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