Southern Gold Coast
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
More Australian, More Natural, More Fun! Enjoy a fun day out with a chance to get close to over 1000 native Australian wildlife. Cuddle a koala or feed our friendly kangaroos and wild lorikeets. Experience one of the 13 daily shows including a Free Flight Bird Show, Australiana Sheep Shearing, Crocodile Feeding, Aboriginal Didgeridoo and Dance Performance or visit the Wildlife Hospital to see our vets in action. Upgrades are available for the Adventure Parc, an exhilarating treetop ropes course or join a guided Segway Safari tour.
Inclusions: general admission, daily shows including pelican & eel feeding, lorikeet feeding, Dr Do Lots and the Creature Teachers Show, Free Flight Bird Show, Australiana Sheep Shearing, Crocodile Behaviours & Feeding, Aboriginal Dance Show, Kangaroo Feeding and Miniature Train.
|Phone:||1300 886 511|
|Address:||Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin QLD 4223., QLD, 4223, Australia|
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala, hand feed 110 kangaroos and see a variety of native wildlife including platypus. The whole family will love it.
|Phone:||(07) 3378 1366|
|Address:||Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket, QLD, 4069, Australia|
Southern Gold Coast Beaches
The Southern Gold Coast is where you will find some of the world’s most iconic surf beaches and breaks – including Currumbin, Kirra and Snapper Rocks. With clean, golden sand, easy beach access and perfect water temperatures year round, it’s the ideal destination for anyone who loves to surf.
Currumbin offers the best of both worlds. The rolling surf of Currumbin Alley is perfect for beginners and learners; and on the other side of Currumbin Rock, Currumbin beachfront offers a consistent wave for more advanced surfers. Currumbin was recently named Australia’s Cleanest Beach, and is perfect for beach walks, with a patrolled area for swimming in the clear blue waters.
Tugun and Bilinga offer long, wide stretches of sandy beach; perfect for a swim, run or stroll. Surfers can take their pick of the many banks along this straight section of beachfront.
Kirra is the spiritual home of surfing on the Gold Coast, and if the surf’s pumping, Kirra is the place to be. The local surfing spot of greats including Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew and Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo, Kirra has a reputation for producing challenging barrels, and also smaller waves for beginners.
Greenmount Beach at the southern end of Coolangatta is a calm beach area, relatively protected by a headland to the south so it’s perfect for families with young children or those who prefer calmer swimming conditions.
Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks are world renowned surfing spots. Snapper Rocks, the Gold Coast’s Super Bank, is the home of the first event on the ASP World Tour calendar – the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro.
Froggies is a well-known body boarding wave and a local favourite for its rocky, secluded beach. More than twenty years ago, one of the ‘frog shaped’ rocks became a landmark when someone painted it green. You’ll find Froggies by following the path south from Snapper Rocks.
Point Danger marks the border between Queensland and New South Wales and is a vantage point for one of the region’s most famous surf breaks – Duranbah or D’bah for short.
Wet ‘n’ Wild
Dive into a splashtacular family day out at Wet’n’Wild Water World where summer is endless and so is the fun. For more information visit www.WetnWild.com.au or call 133 FUN.
|Phone:||13 33 86|
|Address:||Wet ‘n’ Wild, Pacific Motorway, Gold Coast , NSW, 4210, Australia|
Take the opportunity whilst at any of the beaches between May and October to look for whales migrating north and south. There are land based places to spot whales or if you’d like to get out on the water, book a tour with a local tour company.