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Gold Coast: 3 Day Pass Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild

1. Gold Coast: 3 Day Pass Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild

Save time and money with this convenient 3-day admission pass to 3 of the Gold Coast's most popular theme parks. Zoom around on roller coasters at Movie World, admire marine life at Sea World and prepare to be thrilled on a variety of extreme rides at Wet'n'Wild.  Located only a few minutes from central Surfers Paradise, Sea World features amazing aquatic animals, fun rides and family-friendly shows. Enter the frozen tundra of the Penguin Encounter, see predators up close in Shark Bay and meet tranquil critters in the dolphin nursery. At Movie World, experience the glamour of Hollywood as you hang out with your favorite superheroes and stars. Enjoy the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Harry Potter-themed sets, a Lethal Weapon ride, the Batwing Spaceshot and the steepest inverted drop in the Southern Hemisphere on the Green Lantern Coaster. For families, enjoy music from the Looney Tunes crew among other entertainment. Wet'n'Wild hosts some of the most extreme and fun-packed rides on the continent. You may even recognize some of them from scenes filmed in The Inbetweeners 2 movie.   

Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

2. Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

Enjoy the 'Aquaduck' tour which combines a city tour and river cruise. Departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise, tours aboard the amphibious ‘Aquaduck’ offers an informative city tour with a unique and exciting river cruise. Traveling past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast waterways and its famous landmarks. Experience the Gold Coast as you have never before. Cruise along the glorious Gold Coast beaches, then up to the magnificent Palazzo Versace and Marina Mirage. That's where the Aquaduck gets to show its true colors with a bit of 'duck diving' into the spectacular Broadwater. Experience the thrill of the big splash and take in the sights of the beautiful waterways and of course the fabulous millionaires row. Kids get the unique experience of Captain the Aquaduck while cruising the waterways and will receive their free Official Aquaduck Licence Certificate.

Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

3. Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

Departing from Sea World on the Gold Coast, this is one of Australia’s premier whale watching experiences. Join marine experts for a close encounter with majestic Humpback Whales aboard one of Australia’s newest and luxurious whale watching vessels.  Within minutes of the Gold Coast, cruise to the “Humpback Highway” and gaze upon the world’s largest animals from 6 spacious viewing platforms from sea level to the sundeck with a spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline. During the 2.5 hour cruise learn more about these fascinating marine creatures and listen to unique whale songs live with an underwater microphone on board. The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from early June to November and whale watching cruises will depart daily from the Sea World Cruise Terminal at 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Enjoy an early morning cruise before a day of activities on the Gold Coast or relax and sleep in with late afternoon departures available. If your whale watching cruise fails to sight a whale, you will recieve a voucher for another cruise.

Gold Coast: Family Friendly Sunset Cruise with Picnic

4. Gold Coast: Family Friendly Sunset Cruise with Picnic

Taking in the best of the Gold Coast’s warm and sparkly twilight hours, our 2hr Sunset Cruise offers a family-friendly experience on the Broadwater. After passing the luxurious waterfront homes around Surfers Paradise and the superyachts of Southport, we’ll stop at Wave Break Island for a picnic with professionally catered food, before continuing the cruise back up the Broadwater. Picnic food and soft drinks are included in the price and alcoholic beverages and extra snacks can be purchased on board.

Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

5. Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

Experience a unique night-time activity heading out to the rainforest with local commentary on nocturnal flora and fauna as you travel. Towards the end of your tour, you will experience glow worms in their natural environment alongside a secluded national park waterfall. Your fully-guided experience from start to finish is all about getting you into the forest to experience something that many have not. This is more than just a glow-worm tour, it’s all about seeing the rainforest come to life at night time. After you've been picked up from your hotel in a Mercedes vehicle, travel to the top of the famous Tamborine Mountain. You can gaze up at the starry sky and out over the distant city lights of the Gold Coast as you warm up over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and some delicious cake, before setting out for a guided rainforest walk. Your guide will provide insight into the unique plants and animals that call this ancient ecosystem home. After you arrive at Curtis Falls, you will discover a peaceful cascade tucked deep within the forest within which a colony of glowworms thrives.

Gold Coast: Indoor Skydiving Experience

6. Gold Coast: Indoor Skydiving Experience

Discover how Indoor Skydiving is both an exhilarating experience and a highly addictive sport that is suitable for all ages - from 3 to 103 years old. It is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens, and realistic for skydivers. The state-of-the-art, fully-controlled, ultra-safe environment makes indoor skydiving accessible for people of any ability. After arriving at the indoor skydiving center, sign in at reception and be introduced to your instructor who will take you for a quick briefing and gear-up. That same instructor will then guide you into the airflow, and teach you how to fly your body, just like a skydiver would after jumping from a plane. Realize how there's no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. Simply lean into the wind inside a giant glass tunnel as a column of air lifts you up. Float effortlessly into the flight, guided by the qualified instructors. Then, fly your body just like a skydiver would after jumping out of a plane. Feel the incredible adrenaline rush with this 2-flight package, giving you twice the amount of free-fall time than a tandem skydive.

TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

7. TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

Imagine the rush of emotions, as you face your fears by getting way outside your comfort zone and experiencing a one in a lifetime adventure on this exhilarating zipline tour. It's a fully guided 3-hour tour, starting with a 4WD ride to the top of the mountain. A 10-minute induction from experienced guides will explain how to travel on the zipline tour. You will then spend 2.5 hours ziplining, including the return back to the original starting point. There are seven huge ziplines spanning 1.4km. This will allow you the amazing experience of gliding high above Cedar Creek Canyon multiple times before dropping into the canyon and gliding just above the treetop canopy below. Throughout the tour, friendly and experienced guides will take care of every part of your experience so you can enjoy stunning heights, awesome speeds and amazing views while zip-lining through the pristine rainforest. You will experience the unbelievable thrill of being more than 60m high and attaining speeds as fast as 70km per hour.

Gold Coast: Jet Ski Rental

8. Gold Coast: Jet Ski Rental

Ride a fast jet ski on the largest circuit on the Gold Coast. Whether you're new to jet skiing or you're a seasoned professional, the course will allow you to test your skills, try out new moves, or simply fly along as fast as you can and feel the ocean breeze in your face. Receive safety instructions before getting on your jet ski, then enjoy the ride as you make the most of your time in the tropical paradise that is the Gold Coast. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet dolphins, turtles, and even dugongs if you're lucky. Discover this famous Australian destination in a whole new way, by taking in the buildings and scenery from the beach, while floating along the beautiful turquoise water. Experience the unique chance to try a thrilling activity in such a beautiful place.

Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

9. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

Get unlimited entry to 4 of Australia's premier theme parks on the Gold Coast with a 14-day entry pass to SeaWorld, Warner Brothers Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, and Paradise Country. Ride the roller coasters and thrill rides inspired by iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, and Scooby-Doo at Warner Brothers Movie World. Fall in love with marine life, including dolphins and penguins at SeaWorld. Get your thrills on the slippery slides of the Wet'n'Wild water park. Meet the adorable cows, horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, and pigs of Paradise Country. Visit the parks as often as you like during a 14-day period.

Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

10. Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

Enjoy seeing the Gold Coast from two perspectives with this combination tour. Cruise along the coast with views of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach on an Aquaduck tour. Eat breakfast or lunch at 270 meters above sea level at the  SkyPoint Observation Deck. Depart on an Aquaduck tour from Surfers Paradise. Combine an informative city tour with a water cruise that offers stunning coastal views. Let the kids drive the Aquaduck on the water and receive a free captain's certificate to take home. Visit the Skypoint Observation Deck and see the entire Gold Coast's skyline from above in the iconic Q1 building in Surfers Paradise. Admire the coast from SkyPoint's unique vantage point. Have a delectable meal or a signature cocktail at the Gold Coast’s highest bistro and bar on the 77th level.

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What people are saying about Gold Coast

Marc, is excellent. Unique, educational and inspirational. Thank you so much for the amazing night, Gold Coast is so much more than the beaches and this experience is like no other. Thank you, Thank you, thank you!

The trip was awesome! Tour guide was really passionate and would explain things in the outmost interesting way! Would recommend this tour, thank you!

Duffy was an awesome tour guide. We enjoyed the experience and knowledge he had to offer all for a reasonable price. Would highly recommend.

Fantastic day fantastic guides Corey n Jack, funny informative n made to feel safe at all times.

Excellent customer service. Good fun for kids and adults as well.