Adventures on the Northern Gold Coast

The lesser-explored northern Gold Coast may not be endowed with surf beaches, but take some time out here and you'll uncover a world of adventure and hidden gems.

Known for its famous theme parks, the northern Gold Coast is also a drawcard for scuba divers and snorkellers, boating enthusiasts, speed demons and vintage car lovers. There's even a pet friendly caravan park!

Slideways Gold Coast

Slideways Gold Coast - Rev your engines for the ultimate go-karting experience at Slideways' high speed outdoor European-style track. You'll reach speeds of up to 70 km/h, with fast straights and banked corners that will satisfy even the biggest speed junkies. The perfect venue for all ages, at Slideways kids as young as 7 years of age are able to enjoy Go Karting and there are Dual Karts available for even younger visitors.... more

Sailing Amaroo Gold Coast

Sailing Amaroo - Sail away with friends or family on a luxury skippered yacht and explore the stunning waterways of the northern Gold Coast on a half (4 hour) or full day (8 hour) cruise. Starting at Sanctuary Cove Marina, you'll enjoy a delicious light breakfast on board and briefing from the crew before setting sail down the Coomera River to the Broadwater. On the half day cruise you can drop anchor here and take in the beautiful surrounds or sail down the coast to Southport. With the full day cruise, you can explore more of the Gold Coast's endless waterways or head down along the coastline, taking in the sights out to sea and on the shore. .. more

Rick's Diving Gold Coast

Rick's Dive School - Take the plunge and see a side to the Gold Coast you never knew existed, with an adventure dive at the Scuba Diving International Resort Facility. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, you'll soon be discovering the amazing colourful life forms on the ocean floor of the northern Gold Coast. Rick also offers snorkelling and spear fishing as well as a range of scuba diving activities, including shore diving.... more

Gold Coast Auto Museum

Gold Coast Motor Museum - Vintage car and motorcycle buffs will find nirvana at this incredible museum tucked away on a 12 acre property in Coomera. The museum, which is a labour of love for the brothers who own it, houses an eclectic collection of more than 75 immaculately restored motor cars and motorcycles, dating from 1900 to 1988. Every vehicle has its own intriguing story, which the brothers are happy to share. There's also an onsite restaurant, Stanleys, where you can enjoy views of the cars while you dine.... more

Coomera Houseboats

Coomera Houseboats - One of the northern Gold Coast's hidden gems are these fabulous holiday homes afloat, where you can wake up in a different scenic location every morning. Decked out with every luxury you'd enjoy on land, boats can accommodate anywhere from 7 to 12 guests and you don't need a licence to drive one. The adventure starts the minute you set foot aboard and continues as you explore the many beautiful waterways of the Gold Coast, before choosing a secluded place to drop anchor for the night.... more

Secura Lifestyle North Gold Coast

Secura Lifestyle North Gold Coast - If you're looking for an affordable, convenient base to explore the northern Gold Coast, this holiday park has a range of accommodation and it's also pet-friendly, so you can bring your 4-legged family member too! From unpowered and powered sites catering to motorhomes, caravans, campervans, the park also has a pool, BBQ facilities and Camp Kitchen. Located across the road from Dreamworld, you're only a short drive from the theme parks as well as all of the other attractions in the area...... more

Top Things To Do On The Gold Coast

No Name Lane is a popular cafe specialising in freshly made meals using local produce
Arguably one of the best Italian restaurants on the Gold Coast
Quirky venue on Budds Beach offering modern Australian eats with bright decor
Russian Delights offers a full range of exotic, European-style delicacies
Popular hole in the wall café in the park on the beach
Spectacular sunrise over Burleigh Beach