A Day Out at the Gold Coast

Looking for things to do for a day out on the Gold Coast? There’s plenty to do. If you only have one day in this beautiful and action-packed area, what are the not-to-be missed activities or places to see? Here is a list of the things you can do if you only have one day at the Gold Coast:

Get the morning thrills out of the way by going on an exhilarating thirty-minute to one-hour speedboat ride. Enjoy the Gold Coast skyline while experiencing speedboat stunts (safely maneuvered of course). This is an excellent day trip activity especially if you’re by yourself or with a group of friends or work colleagues on a morning or day off.

If speed boating is not your idea of a good time, go for a more leisurely one-hour amphibious boat/bus tour on land and on water. You can book your tickets in advance online at http://www.quackrduck.net.au/ but just make sure to be at the duck bus departure area 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Children three years old and under get free admission. The guided tour will take you on a whirlwind yet relaxing ride to the most important areas of the Gold Coast. You might even see some marine animals and for sure you’ll get to see the stunning skyline and million-dollar residences of the rich and famous.

At noon, take a two-hour lunch cruise that includes a sumptuous buffet. The buffet offerings are varied and can include prawns, roast chicken, real ham, fresh salads, bread, and a variety of in-season fruit. The inside lower decks are air conditioned. The cruise features a running commentary on important landmarks to be seen as you pass by them on the water so you won’t miss a thing.

After your morning amphibious tour and cruise, you can head to the beach for an afternoon swim or surf. If you haven’t surfed before, there are many shops along the beach that offer lessons for beginners. Though you might think you can handle a whole day of surfing lessons, a few hours of lessons to begin with are fine as fighting with the waves will leave you satisfyingly sore and really exhausted. If you don’t want to surf or swim, a simple walk along the seemingly endless beach at the Gold Coast is the perfect way to unwind and admire the raw beauty of the coast.

For the best sunset views, go to the seventy-seventh floor of the Q1 building and head to the SkyPoint Observation Deck. Enjoy the 360-degree view of the gorgeous city landscape and surrounding bodies of water. Have a drink or dinner at their lounge and you can ruminate about the awesome day you had or share stories with your friends or family about what you liked most about the day you had at the Gold Coast.

If you don’t want to have dinner at the Q1 building lounge, cap off your day with dinner and a show provided by the Village Roadshow Theme Parks. The show really captures the spirit of the Outback and you’ll get to learn about some of the heroes who helped to shape Australia in the past.

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