Top Teenage Activities

on the Gold Coast

Looking for the best boredom-busting activities for teens when holidaying on the Gold Coast? From ziplining and jet boats to virtual reality rooms, here are some adventures that will get them off their screens and have them talking long after the holiday is over:

Young thrill-seekers can have some adrenaline-pumping fun whizzing around the Broadwater on a jet ski, and see another side to the Gold Coast that many never see. Those over 16 years of age are allowed to drive their own (with parental permission), while anyone aged 7 or over or 1.25m tall can jump on the back of the jet ski with an adult. Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced rider, there's a safari to suit you, from 30 minute circuits to a 2.5 hr safari that takes riders as far north as Stradbroke Island.

Combine the thrills and excitement of a jet boat ride with stunning local scenery as you explore the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater in the most advanced jet boats in Australia. Along the way you'll experience heart-stopping full 360 degree spins, high speed drifting, beach buzzing and other amazing manoeuvres in as little as 10cm of water. Book online now to take advantage of some fantastic Restart discounts.

Teens can test their problem-solving skills inside these exciting escape rooms, with challenges updated regularly to ensure your teens can build on previous experiences each time they visit. A choice of three rooms includes the Safe House, Museum Heist and the Haunted Toy Store, with a new one, Abandoned Carnival, coming soon. Teens can work in pairs or up to groups of six friends to race against the clock to get out of their predicament

Fly through the air at speeds of up to 70km an hour on Australia's biggest ziplining tour in the Gold Coast hinterland. Featuring seven mega lines spanning 1.5km and suspended 60m high above Cedar Creek gorge, this exhilarating rainforest adventure will keep teens entertained in nature for up to three hours while parents can explore and relax in Tamborine Mountain. With a maximum of twelve adventurers per trip, teens can gather a group of friends for this experience that they'll be talking about for months afterwards.

Be transported into a new reality and expect the unexpected, with this multi-player virtual game played inside a 200sqm arena. Teens can be fully immersed in the wide range of interactive games that are available from one to eight players at a time. Choose from challenges like Engineerium, Zombie Survival, Mission Maybee, Sol Raiders or the Undead Arena and fight off zombies, aliens or critters.

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