Outdoor and Adventure Activities

Southern Gold Coast

The Southern Gold Coast is famously known for its great outdoors - with lush green hinterland just 15 minutes' drive from the golden sands of its world-class beaches.

From the creek to the coast, these are some of our top picks for those seeking the perfect blend of outdoor fun and adventure-based things to see and do.

There’s nothing better than live music in the outdoors while overlooking the ocean and By the C promises just that. Coming to Coolangatta's Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday 2 February 2019, the concert event line-up features some of our greatest bands including electric live performances from Australia’s finest, Icehouse; our favourite party band, the Sunnyboys; the brilliant Do Re Mi and pop legends Mental As Anything.

It's beach weather all year round in Coolangatta. With a seemingly endless summer, take a dip in the crystal clear waters at Rainbow Bay, or Greenmount Beach or simply soak up the morning sun on the warm golden sand. For the more adventurous, hit the waves and learn to surf with the professional guidance of the instructors that will have you standing in no time!

There is no shortage of walks to soak up the beauty of the Southern Gold Coast region. The 3km return Cougal Cascades walk is perfect for everyone in the family. Situated in the world heritage listed sub-tropical rainforest at the end of Currumbin Creek Road, the easy walk takes you alongside spectacular cascading waterfalls.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s TreeTop Challenge is guaranteed to get the whole family’s heart pumping. Located inside the sanctuary, conquer 80 challenges amongst the canopy and fly through the trees on one of 11 zip lines above the animal enclosures – even the crocodiles!

For the true thrillseekers, there is nothing like a jump with Gold Coast Skydive. Take the ultimate leap and freefall up to 200km/h with views of the Gold Coast and beyond before landing on the soft sands of the stunning and iconic Kirra Beach.

So, whether you're an extreme adrenalin junkie or you're just keen to tick something off your bucket list, you can't go past the Southern Gold Coast to meet all your outdoor adventure needs.

Top Things To Do On The Gold Coast This Weekend

Pack some doggy treats in your favourite tote and head to this free dog-centric community market
Sip, Savour & Soirée is a fabulous long brunch event
Witness Alice Cooper, Blondie and more live on stage at this new rock festival
Romeo and Juliet will come to life on stage in this breathtaking ballet
An unforgettable, immersive 'Fire to Table' dining experience
ARC will bring one of the greatest rock albums of all time to life
A magnificent tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll
An unmissable concert experience that will transport you back
Elvis: A Musical Revolution coming to HOTA in June!