Nestled on the east coast of Australia, Gold Coast is a beautiful city popular for its long sandy beaches, theme parks, and hiking trails. It is not only the perfect location for an exciting time but also offers the perfect location for an amazing vacation spot. If you are wondering what is it you can do in Gold Coast then you can start off by visiting Sea World which is an aquatic theme park, the Warner Bros. Movie World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary which is an Australian animal park, and the Dreamworld amusement park. Take a look at the 10 best things to do alone in Gold Coast, Australia.
1. Bike around the Gold Coast Oceanway
The Gold Coast is not only a beautiful place to be but also a paradise for those who would love to enjoy a nice cycle on this spectacular coast. You can start off at the Darren Smith Memorial route which is a 48-kilometer (29.8-mi) stretch starting from Paradise Point passing near the coastal line where you get to enjoy the bushy scenery and the beach as you head towards Coolangatta. If the beach is not the place you want to be then you can try heading towards the cycling clubs and mountains or try out your skills on the freestyle BMX track.
Village Bike Gold Coast
Address: 48 Deodar Dr, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220, Australia
Website: Village Bike Gold Coast
Opening hours: Sat: 10 am - 2 pm (closed Sun to Fri)
For bird lovers, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place to spend your quality time alone. Get to see the various of species from flesh eaters to grain eaters, the fastest to the slowest, and those that can fly and those that spend all their life on the ground like us. Get to learn what exactly these majestic birds feed on and try feeding them yourself at a safe distance.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket
3. Stroll through Springbrook National Park
One of the things that is perfect to do while alone is enjoying relaxing walks. A stroll through Springbrook National Park would do you a lot of good when you have too much on your mind. As you enjoy your walk, you will get to appreciate the picturesque view of the lush green surrounding and the birds’ beautiful songs will calm your mind and nerves. The National Park also provides the best space to enjoy an adventurous walk as you get to appreciate the beauty and nature in this amazing park.
Springbrook National Park
Address: Old School Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213, Australia
Website: Springbrook National Park
Opening hours: Open 24 hours (daily)
4. Visit Gold Coast beaches
You don’t have to necessarily visit the beach for vacation–there are a lot of things and activities that can take you to the beach. You can sunbathe enjoying the breeze and the heat from the sun, take your favorite novel, and look for the perfect spot on the beach where you can relax and read, or you just go under the shade of the palm trees and sit and relax as you enjoy the scenic ocean views. No matter what you decide to do, you are guaranteed to fully enjoy your time.
Address: Currumbin, Queensland 4223, Australia
Website: Currumbin Beach
Opening hours: Open 24 hours (daily)
5. Buy from Gold Coast markets
Everyone has heard about club hopping but have you ever done market hopping before? There are so many markets in Gold Coast you can visit and see what goodies are in store for you. If you have some free time over the weekend you can visit the Village Markets which are always open between 8.30am to 1pm on the first and second Sunday of the month. If you are looking for fashionable clothing, TVM will give you the chance to get the best of the best from the various clothing stalls around for you to choose from.
The Village Markets
Address: 1750 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia
Website: Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Opening hours: First and third Sunday of the month: 8:30am - 1pm
6. Check out the pirate ship at Laguna Park
A combination of the perfect scenery and amazing playground is what Laguna Park offers. If you have a dog as your companion, you would love the ample space where you can take off his leash and enjoy the picturesque view as your dog runs free. Not only will you get to see a pirate ship at the Laguna Park but there is also an amazing gazebo furnished with seats where you can rest and enjoy your day in peace.
Black Sapphire Pirate Ship playground
Address: 122 The Blvd, Aberfeldie VIC 3040, Australia
Opening hours: Open 24 hours (daily)
7. Catch a music show at Blues on Broadbeach
Don’t lock yourself in your house all alone and lonely–get out and join in on the fun at the Blues on Broadbeach as you enjoy the live music songs. Sing along with the other spectators as you listen to your favorite songs. The best time to visit this amazing event is during the night when its dark and the lights give birth to an intoxicating nightlife. If you don’t like attending events at night, there are a couple of shows you can attend during the day and still get to have the best time of your life.
Address: Broadbeach, Queensland 4218, Australia
8. Party at Surfers Paradise
The name says it all–the Surfers Paradise in the perfect haven where those who love clubbing can go and enjoy a night that will blow your mind. The location, crowd, drinks, and the music sets the perfect mood for a lively night. There is no single instance when you will visit Surfers Paradise and experience a gloomy night–in fact, you will most likely end up finding yourself going home when the sun is rising over the horizon. If you are feeling bored at home but have so much time and energy and do not know what to do, this is the perfect place to be.
Address: Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Website: Surfers Paradise
If you have some time on your hands and you are wondering what is it you can do, take a short trip to the Gold Coast Canyon and enjoy a thrilling zip lining experience. This exciting experience takes roughly three hours of fun before you take a breather and head back home. As you cruise with speeds of up to 44 mph (70 kph) the adrenaline in your system will give you that perfect rush as you enjoy the scenic views of the Gold Coast as you pass through the Creek Gorge. Being the longest and fastest zip line course in Australia you are sure to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.
TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour
Duration: 3 hour
Just because Q1 is a spa and resort, it doesn’t mean that you have to visit this amazing place to enjoy their services or stay in this beautiful resort–you can visit simply for its spectacular views that will blow your mind away. The Q1’s SkyPoint Climb is the highest point in Australia, giving you a perfect 360-degrees scenic views and the perfect place for that amazing selfie for you to have something memorable when you start your journey back down to the ground. If you are not afraid of heights, visiting this perfect vantage point will be the best decision to make.
Gold Coast SkyPoint Observation Deck Ticket
Duration: 1 day
Perfect personal time in Gold Coast
It is always a good thing to enjoy one or two things alone. Spend your personal time doing something exciting. With this list of exciting things to do alone in Gold Coast, Australia, you will never be bored.
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