Gold Coast Day Trips

Less than an hour’s drive south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and its surrounding beaches and hinterland offer a range of exciting and tranquil day trips that are worth checking out. Home to our famous theme parks and tumbling surf-lined beaches, there are also an array of spectacular natural landscapes to discover as well as activities to explore.  Hidden waterfalls, mountain towns, crystal creeks and incredible animal encounters – find out all the Gold Coast has to offer here.


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast has been a longstanding attraction for families, originally known for daily wild-lorikeet feeding by local beekeeper and flower-grower, Dr Alex Griffiths. More than seventy years on, the birds are still
Surfers Paradise is packed with exciting opportunities, making it an ideal family holiday destination. From entertainment venues
In amongst the bush behind Burleigh Heads is a little-known treasure of a wildlife park called David Fleay Wildlife Park.
Whale Watching with Spirit of Gold Coast "Did you see it Mummy, did you see it?" squeals my son. "Over there, did you see it?".
Springbrook National Park is a Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area with spectacular scenery, beautiful
With its stunning scenery of breathtaking panoramic views, lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls, as well as amazing wildlife
One of the most stunning and popular sights of Springbrook National Park is Natural Bridge — a beautiful natural arched cave
It’s been a while since I ventured to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – maybe 20 years actually – and to say I was a
The Gold Coast is home to many unique attractions, including Tropical Fruit World in the Tweed region, not far from Kingscliff
While sipping on a steaming coffee and surveying the wilderness of Lamington National Park, a Peregrine falcon soars into view
Let’s face it - there are very few days in Brisbane that require a woolly scarf or a thick jacket. But if you’re wanting an
O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard is a surprisingly family-friendly destination either for a day trip picnic or as a stop off
On an unseasonably hot spring morning, we set off out of the city to the foothills of Mount Tamborine. Winding through farm land
Next time the sun peeks over the horizon, bringing with it the humid promise of another hot summer’s day, forget about making
After exploring Springbrook, and discovering the Best of All Lookout, we stopped in at Apple Tree Park.  It's a lovely little

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