Never been to the Gold Coast? You’re in for a treat! There are a lot of awesome things to do. However, when looking at the activities or attractions online, you might see a lot of expensive places and things to do. For budget-conscious individuals and families, we’ve compiled a list of Gold Coast Attractions and Activities under $50 dollars for adults.
Surfing – When in Australia, do as the Australian do – surf! If you’re new to the sport, you can get lessons at most Gold Coast beaches for under 50 dollars with boards included. Most people can stand up on their surfboards at the end of the day with the expert instructors they have available.
Snorkeling – It might not be the Great Barrier Reef, but you’ll still be able to see some of the beautiful flora and fauna of the ocean. It is estimated that there are about 370 species of fish in the Gold Coast waters. You can check out natural and artificial reefs and the cool animals living in and around them. You’ll likely even see some dolphins!
Amphibious Vehicle Sightseeing – Forget the stress of driving the whole family all over the city. Do an amphibious tour to check out and learn about the most important Gold Coast sites on water and on land.
SkyPoint Observation Deck – For a bird’s eye view of the Gold Coast area, go up to the SkyPoint Observation Deck. Once you’ve had an eyeful of the stunning area with the 360-degree view, you can check out their museum or have drinks at their lounge.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – For an in-depth look at Australia’s wildlife at a safe location, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place to go. You’ll be inspired by the work they do to conserve and preserve the natural wildlife of Australia. Their shows and learning experiences are unique and educational. They also have a market with great food and even live music on Friday nights.
Paradise Country – If you really want to know what farm life in Australia is like, this is the experience for you. From morning till evening, you can cozy up to Australian farm animals and help with daily farm chores like collecting eggs and assisting with milking the cows. You can even do a mining experience.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – For the quirky side in you, check out the interesting and unreal exhibits. If you have a lot of time on your hands, there are games to be played and movies to be seen.
Treetop Challenge High Ropes Adventure Parks – Want to be like Tarzan? Head to these adventure parks for a physically interactive day. Challenge your friends and family to see who can climb the highest, balance the longest, and jump the furthest through the courses they have set up. Safety equipment included.
Gold Coast Waterways River Cruise – For a more relaxed pace adventure, cruise the Gold Coast waterways at noon and enjoy the buffet lunch provided on the boat. It is air conditioned inside, and there is a sunny observation deck above.
Kayak Tours – Kayak into the sunset and enjoy viewing the luxurious skyline of the Gold Coast and surrounding areas.