The Essential Gold Coast Itinerary for Out of Towners

The Essential Gold Coast Itinerary for Out of Towners

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There is a lot to love about the Gold Coast, so much so, that’s it’s often hard to pack it all into your getaway.

If you’re an out of towner and looking for ways to occupy you and your family while on a holiday to the Coast, look no further, because we have put together the absolute highlights in this ultimate itinerary.

Day 1 – Beachside Bliss

You can’t visit the Gold Coast without a trip to what makes the region famous, the beach. Whether you’re on the hunt for calm waters, world class surf breaks, safe swimming or soft sunbathing sand, you’re spoilt for choice with 60km of coastline. If you can avoid the peak weekend times, Palm Beach and Tallebudgera Creek offer pristine beaches and relaxed southern Gold Coast vibes.

01. Tallebudgera Creek on the Gold Coast

Day 2 – Thrills and Spills

The theme park capital of Australia, the Gold Coast has a motherlode of parks for all ages, tastes and adrenaline levels. Whether it’s water fun at Wet’n’Wild, heart pumping action at Dreamworld or meeting your favourite characters at Movie World, this is a day out all the family will enjoy.

005720 Warner Bros. Movie World, Oxenford

Day 3 – Hinterland Hikes

Strap on your sneakers and hit the hinterland. With a walk to suit all fitness levels, you will uncover some of the most breathtaking waterfalls, swimming holes, rockpools and natural gems that can only be found off the beaten track. Springbrook’s Purling Brook Falls and Natural Bridge are a must-see.

03. Hinterland hikes

Day 4 – Animal Encounters

There are not many places you can get up close and personal and even give some of Australia’s most iconic species a cuddle. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself among the Aussie animals – from feeding kangaroos to cuddling a koala.

04. Animal Encounters

Day 5 – Divine Dining and Drops

Eat your way around the Gold Coast in the ultimate foodie’s paradise. There is an endless list of trendy bars, street food markets, fine dining and casual options in every cuisine under the sun as well as wineries among the mountains and breweries by the beach.

05. Divine Dining and Drops

Day 6 – Water Wonderland

The seemingly year round summer makes for ideal watersport conditions all year round. Zoom through canals and discover the waterways on a jet boat, embark on a high thrill Jet Ski adventure in the Broadwater or soak up the serenity on a Stand Up Paddleboard in Currumbin Creek.

06. SUP Currumbin

Day 7 – Shop Til You Drop

Shoppers, eat your heart out. The recent $670 million expansion to Pacific Fair in Broadbeach has seen the local favourite transform into Queensland’s largest shopping centre. With more than 400 stores, this is your one stop shop for absolutely everything you could ever need.

07. Pacific Fair

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