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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the Gold Coast’s leading native wildlife, adventure and coastal rainforest experience.
The Sanctuary is an Advanced Eco-Tourism Certified and Queensland heritage listed property where you can get closer to hundreds of native Australian animals. You can cuddle a koala, pat a kangaroo and experience the wild Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding.
Experience one of our 13 daily shows including free flight bird show, the Australiana Show and our Croc show or ride our famous train.
Aboriginal and Islander dancers perform in daily shows and tours, plus much more including the Green Challenge Adventure Parc, an exhilarating 65 challenge tree-tops ropes course.
After dark Currumbin comes alive with the Gold Coast’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dinner show called Yanguwah.
Transfers are available from Gold Coast Airport and Surfers Paradise bookings are essential.
Pacific Fair is one of the oldest and biggest shopping centres on the Gold Coast with hundreds of shops dedicated to fashion, electronics, food and more!
Jetboat Extreme the Gold Coast Ultimate Jetboat Adventure ride. This activity is recognized by Gold Coast locals and Gold Coast tourists alike as being one of the most action packed, powerfully exhilarating days out. Jetboat extreme activities are an adrenaline rush you'll never forget when you visit the Gold Coast.
Welcome to the Australian Kayaking Adventures website. We pride ourselves in making our adventures the safest and most fun you can have with a paddle. Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, our adventures are conducted on the pristine waters of the Broadwater, where we regularly see all kinds of Marine life (eg Dolphins, Turtles, Stingrays) and thousands of sub tropical fish.
Marvel at the scenery from the secluded islands and enjoy a delicious continental breakfast on the beach, and don’t forget to try our very popular homemade muffins.
If you have a group of 15 or more, check out our teambuilding page and we can customise an adventure for your needs.
Our tours are conducted on the beautiful Broadwater on the Gold Coast. The water where we conduct our tours are protected by surrounding islands, with mild sub-tropical temperatures and around 10 to 15 metres visibility. Winter water temperature is approximately 19 degrees and Summer water temperature is approximately 26 degrees. We provide wetsuits during winter for your added comfort.
You will see abundant wildlife from Turtles, Dolphins, Stingrays, and colourful sub-tropical fish to Whales in the migration months of May-Nov.
Australia’s most exciting Jet Boat ride’™… The Gold Coast is the adventure capital of Australia and Jet boating is the new, must do activity for the whole family! Experience the ultimate dose of extreme adrenaline packed adventure on your Surfers Paradise jet boat ride including extreme 360* spins, awesome wake surfing, high speed drifting and incredible ‘Beach Buzzing’. “It’s more than just a thrill ride...It’s an adventure”
Your exciting thrill ride on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater is action packed full of incredible high speed slides and drifts, exciting 360* spins, awesome beach buzzing and nose offs. Your adventure takes you around Wavebreak Island, past the mansions of Sovereign Island and weaving through the mangrove channels of the Aldershots. Then, buzzing the beaches and shallows of South Stradbroke Island past Sea World and Palazzo Versace all the way home.
Your extreme adventure takes place on one of the safest and most advanced jet boats operating on the Gold Coast. Powered by either a V8 race tuned, big block 502 Chevy or a high performance, turbo charged 500hp ‘new age’ diesel engine. Our boats are FAST, manoeuvrable and agile, allowing us to do all of the wicked spins, exciting fish tails and of course our famous adrenalin pumping 360* spins!
Paradise Jet Boating is the only jet boat company departing from Main Beach directly into the Broadwater freestyle area. Our competitors need to travel through the speed restricted zone from Surfers, wasting over 15 minutes of their trip at 6knots. This allows us the extra time needed to reach the more secluded and interesting areas of the Broadwater...providing More Fun and Better Value.
We are actually the only jet boating company permitted to access the protected Moreton Bay Marine Park, providing you with an exclusive adventure through more scenic and secluded areas of the Broadwater and the opportunity to view Wallabies, Dolphins and other wildlife.
We also provide FREE return transfers aboard our unique, 10 seat, open air, stretch “Super Jeep”, one of only 2 vehicles of it’s kind in Australia. We cruise along Surfers Paradise Esplanade enjoying the iconic views of the beachfront and high rise lined streets...then through Main Beach’s exclusive Tedder Avenue. Lined with fashionable boutiques and alfresco dining, this is a hot spot for local socialites and visiting celebrities. That’s a second tour free!
Freecall 1300 JET BOAT (538 262)
Adventure joins nature at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain less than an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Come for the day or stay and play. Choose from a range of exciting adventures and on-site accommodation on this 112-hectare rainforest playground. It’s fun for all the family and there is something to suit all age groups.
Hunt for gemstone filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Take the Adventure Parc challenge, its Australia’s highest and longest adventure ropes course; do battle with Laser Skirmish, a fun experience in a jungle setting. Relax in the rainforest, go bushwalking, horse trail riding or swim in the rock pools.
Thunderbird Park is a wildlife and geological oasis. Find treasure in the world's largest thunderegg mine. Thundereggs range from a few grams to over 600 kilograms. Most are filled with agate and other quartz varieties. The mine is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 3.30pm, every day during Queensland Public School Holidays and all public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday. The admission price includes a mining permit, a pick, shovel, and a bucket to hold the treasure.
The ropes course offers a range of challenges from relatively easy to very strenuous. Choose your challenge and enjoy hours of high adventure. Hang on to the ropes and take a flying fox ride through towering eucalyptus trees, crawl through tunnels, play action movie jungle games and tumble through the air. Choose from a range of adventure games. The course is open to adults and children (height requirements apply). Jump suits and harnesses are supplied, covered footwear must be worn. The ropes course is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, phone 5545 1468 for bookings.
Laser Skirmish is a fun outdoor activity for all ages. It’s like paintball but without the paint (or the pain). Zap your mates with a laser beam in this tactical combat game. Kit up in camouflage gear and face paint. Laser Skirmish games are challenging but safe. Join in a public session or book a private party. It’s great for birthday parties, end of year school break-ups, corporate events, and field trips. Open sessions at Thunderbird Park every Saturday afternoon, bookings essential. Visit www.laserskirmish.com.au or phone 1300 666 559.
Go horse trail riding through mountain rainforest and bushland. Gentle horses take riders on a fun filled adventure; rides are suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Friendly guides escort groups of up to 12 riders. Bookings essential, phone 5545 1468.
Self-catering lodges suit couples, families, and larger groups. Get back to nature, pitch a tent on a large, shady site, or book a landscaped caravan site. Prices suit all budgets. Enjoy the rainforest greenery and the trickle of the rock pools. Meet the friendly wildlife and colourful birds. Breakfast with the birds; enjoy a cold drink and a pizza from the wood-fired oven on The Terrace, its open every day of the week. The onsite Rainforest Restaurant and Bar is open for dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.
The Gold Coast Seaway offers diving for the beginner to advanced. There are two pipes that protrude from the Southern Seaway wall.
This dive site is divided into 4 main areas: South Wall (including the Sand Bypass Pipe and the Short Pipe) - great marine biodiversity; North Wall - schools of pelagic fish, wobbegong and whaler sharks; South-West Wall - beach entry and home to little critters. Wave Break Island - excellent for snorkelling, intro and learn to dive.
Marina Mirage is Queensland's finest waterfront shopping and dining resort.
Marina Mirage is situated on the Gold Coast, directly opposite the five star Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa and is adjacent to the worlds first Palazzo Versace Hotel.
Marina Mirage offers award winning restaurants, designer boutiques filled with the world's top fashion labels, specialty stores overflowing with elegant homewares, gifts and exceptional artwork.
Everyone from first timers right through to experienced anglers can rest assured that we provide a real fishing experience not just a boat ride.
Our highly motivated, experienced owner/skippers are committed to providing the best possible Gold coast fishing tour every time.
The gold coast region boasts a large variety of pelagic surface fish whilst bottom dwelling reef fish abound in our semi tropical waters. Species include Snapper, Pearl perch, Jewfish mulloway, Marlin, Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna and many more.
We are also lucky enough to watch the Humpback whales migrating during the winter months, with whale sightings on almost every tour during this period.
Dolphins, sharks, and turtles are regularly encountered and for the bird lovers there is plenty to see too, marine bird life includes Gulls, Terns, cormorants, Sea eagles and the mighty Albatross.
First time and experienced anglers, sightseers, mum, dad, kids, grandparents, the boys' or the girls' day out, all are extremely welcome on BK's Gold Coast Fishing Charters and gladly assisted by your skipper and deckhand in a safe, fun, friendly atmosphere.
Corporate / work group team building fun is also our forte, eg, novelty prize/trophy categories include ~ the first, most, biggest and smallest fish, "The Einstein" and "Your Shout", its a lota laughs, please enquire.
Your boat for your adventure is a twin hulled, wide-bodied, stable, 10 metre Cougar Catamaran that is powered by 2 quiet, smokeless, powerful 250hp Yamaha, four stroke motors.
We provide MAXIMUM fishing time for you, it's only 15 minutes boat driving time to our first Pacific Ocean reef, a proven hot spot where our guests regularly catch spanish, spotted and school mackerel, cobia, tuna, shark, tailor and blue spotted reef flathead.
Of particular note, especially for the ladies, the toilet is electric flushing, extremely clean and highly sanitized. It is complemented with an electric fresh water tap with basin, liquid soap, mirror and disinfectant deodorizers.
We supply quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels, overhead and spinning, left handed outfits are available. No stretch, feel every bite, "Super Braid", Berkley "Whiplash" fishing line is also supplied.
Due to our lower overheads i.e. (High Tech economical Yamaha 250hp four stroke motors, no marina fees, tackle and bait purchasing in bulk and owner operator family staff) we are the LOWEST PRICE fishing charters on the Gold Coast.
MIRAGE BOAT HIRE has been established for over 25 years, the longest period any boat hire company has been on the Gold Coast. It was originally two companies, one named POPEYE’S BOAT HIRE and the other CAPTAIN BARB E BOAT HIRE, which was appropriate in the good old days when Crocodile Dundee visited the Gold Coast. Today, however, with the tremendous growth and numerous entertainment attractions on the Gold Coast, the modern tourist rightfully expects a better quality boat and service excellence. The names were changed to MIRAGE BOAT HIRE to reflect the upmarket quality of the boats and service we provide to our clients. No expense was spared to provide you with the LARGEST and MOST LUXURIOUS fleet to choose from. Our boats are all maintained to the highest mechanical and safety standards and offer you the best quality possible, to ensure that you have a wonderful day cruising the beautiful Nerang River and Broadwater. Our boats are all fully upholstered, including the half cabin area for your comfort, as well as full covers to protect you from the elements. Our large fleet of 22 boats caters for every need, from the mini speedboats, various size half cabins from 15’ to 20’, Sweetwater Party Pontoons, BBQ Pontoons onto the large 33’ BBQ Party Pontoon, Four Winns Bowrider and a 45 person party cruiser.
BBQ Pontoons are full day hire only ex for weekdays from May to Sept, surcharges apply on Public Hols and some weekends.
Slide in for the ride of your life at the Gold Coast’s coolest water park, WhiteWater World!
Just a hop, skip and a splash from Dreamworld, combining adrenaline pumping thrills with family style fun in the ultimate Aussie beach paradise.
WhiteWater World boasts all five of the hottest waterslides on the planet as well as Nickelodeon’s Pipeline Plunge and Wiggle Bay.
From family friendly attractions to the most extreme waterslides ever made, WhiteWater World is the ultimate shrine to our sun, sand and sea. It’s water like you’ve never experienced before!
Aussie Waterballs is an Australian owned and operated family business. Our inflatable waterball amusement ride commenced operating on the man-made lake at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast in September 2010.
To encourage people to have fun, try something new and create memorable moments.
To safely assist people to enjoy the unique and thrilling experience of walking on water in an atmosphere of fun and festivity.
Walk on water without getting wet with Funballz®. The peoples' verdict is in, "This is the funniest ever". Come on down and try it. You can choose the Waterz (a round ball) for a solo adventure, or if you prefer to have one or two mates with you for even more fun, there are the Longz (a cylindrical ball).
It is great fun and a not so serious workout. You can also hire Funballz for your next event, party, school fete etc. No bookings required.
Lying close to shore off Fingal Head in the Pacific Ocean, Cook Island is an accessible and appealing dive site on the Gold Coast. Hard and soft corals cover the bottom in some areas; in others boulders form walls and caves descending to the sandy sea floor. You'll find an interesting mix of reef and pelagic fish; pufferfish, gropers, surgeonfish, anemonefish, leatherjackets, parrotfish, trevally, bullseyes and sweetlips. Macro-photographers will find plenty of subjects. Stingrays, turtles, wobbegongs and blind sharks, Leopard sharks abound in summer.
Palm Beach Reef on the Gold Coast is a large reef with sections of rocky outcrops, and several large bommies with a variety of soft corals and sponges. The top of the reef rises to just five metres below the surface. Marine Life is abundant with stingrays and the odd bronze whaler or hammerhead seen, and in summer, Wobbegongs and leopard sharks. Blue wrasse, parrotfish, painted wrasse and a variety of reef fish, with large schools are the norm.
Nine Mile Reef off Tweed Heads on the Gold Coast is known as a "sharky" spot by the locals. Year-round residents include wobbegongs, blind sharks, bronze whalers with leopard sharks in summer; grey nurse sharks in winter; and occasional hammerheads and whale sharks. Reef fish are ever-present, and pelagic fish sometimes circle in large numbers. Turtles, stingrays, eagle-rays are regulars as well as the occasional manta-ray. The rocky reef here drops from 10-30 metres and is covered with numerous corals.
SkyPoint Climb takes place on the top of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise and at 270 metres in the air, it is one of Australia's highest external building walks. Starting on level 77 of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Climbers will enter the open air dressed in a full body suit and harness. Following their Climb guide, participants will then traverse up towards the crow's nest located at the highest point of the Climb at around 270 metres above the ground. Regular stops will be taken to admire the stunning 360 degree views of the Gold Coast region including the golden beaches, city skyline and lush green hinterland. Climbers will then descend to level 77. Altogether the experience takes approximately 90 minutes including a briefing session and the time on the Climb course.
For splashtacular fun you can't go past Wet 'n' Wild Water World, Australia's biggest and best water theme park. Not one, not two, but four new full looping transparent slides are now open at Wet 'n' Wild. The 'AquaLoop' begins when the trap door is released and the rider plummets, accelerating into a massive vertical free fall drop and then up into a transparent looping slide! The slide is gut wrenching, heart-pounding and gravity-defying and takes riders to speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour! Ride the endless waves on the awesome new FlowRider. Kamikaze is a wicked multi-million dollar ride 'on the edge' of innovation and design technology now open at Wet 'n' Wild Water World! Surfrider delivers the experience with major thrills as you plummet 30 metres through wild water sprays while spinning on a giant surfboard - insane! The awesome Tornado is an enormous thrill slide offering adrenaline addicts the ultimate extreme aquatic experience. If you're after a slower pace head to the River Rapids at White Water Mountain or drift round a tropical paradise at Calypso Beach.
Runaway Bay Shopping Village offers superior shopping convenience and services on one level in air conditioned comfort. With three major discount department stores, Big W, Target and Best & Less, three supermarkets, Woolworths, Coles and ALDI, and over 130 specialty stores and services, shopping close to home or your holiday accommodation could never be easier. With 50 per cent of the car parks under cover, you can be promised to keep your cool all the way home. If you are arriving by boat, disembark at the Centre's jetty on the Boardwalk Canal outside the food court.
Since 1992, Brad Holmes has been teaching surfing at The Spit, Main Beach, with Personalised Surf Coaching for all ages and levels of experience, including disabled. Brad is a Level 2 Surfing Coach, and Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor. He incorporates Tai Chi and Qigong into the warm-up to improve greater flexibility, co-ordination and balance. He is also a Level 3 International Surfing Judge, and has a Diploma of Sports Management ( Surfing Studies).
Come Stand Up Paddling (SUP) at Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise! Beginners to advanced.
Come and try SUP Tai Chi! SUP Tai Chi is the blending of light, gentle Tai Chi and Qigong exercises, learnt on the beach opposite Bumbles ( great food and coffee!), and when confident, they practice - on the SUPs, on the Nerang River.
All the sessions are tailored to your personal needs and wants.
Kirra Reef in the Pacific Ocean at the southern end of the Gold Coast consists of scattered rocky outcrops that are covered in kelp fronds. Drift from rock to rock and investigate every nook and cranny, with morays hiding in the most unexpected places. The beauty of this site is in watching the smaller species. Porcupine fish abound here and wobbegongs and macro life inhabit the reef.
The hull of The Scottish Prince lies in 10 metres of water near the Southport Spit providing a fascinating wreck dive on the Gold Coast. In 1887, "The Scottish Prince", a 3 steel-masted iron barque 64 metres long, sank as she was sailing from Glasgow, Scotland to Brisbane with a cargo of whiskey, mousetraps, linen and other assorted cargo. Only the hull remains and is covered with soft corals and sponges, and is a haven for crayfish, Shovelnose rays, Leopard and wobbegong sharks, and other tropical fish. The wreck is protected under the Commonwealth Historic Shipwreck Act.
Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre in Surfers Paradise has all you need for a relaxing holiday, with a Coles supermarket, 12 restaurants, nine take away food stores, a range of fashion and all the health, beauty and essential services you could enjoy during your stay. Relax into holiday mode at the brand new Endota Day Spa offering luxurious pampering in 10 treatment rooms, mineral and plunge pools, steam, sauna and all the usual services to help you unwind. If you need help organising your holiday, or wish to linger a little longer, let Chevron Renaissance's tourism providers ensure your holiday remains stress-free. Flight Centre, a range of banks, Super Duck Adventure Tours, Surfside Realty, Holiday Club and Holiday Holiday accommodation specialists can all assist with your travel needs. So for a getaway that is easy for the whole family, explore Chevron Renaissance and make it the Centre of your holiday. The family friendly atmosphere and open air piazza provide that relaxed feeling of a little Italian village. Just 200 metres from the beach and 400 metres from Cavill Avenue, Chevron Renaissance is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and enjoy your beachside holiday in comfort.