As well as the abundance of attractions the Gold Coast has to offer, there are just as many exciting things to do that don’t require your wallet! For a budget-friendly beach holiday, here are five free things to do on the Gold Coast – all yours to enjoy with our Surfers Paradise affordable accommodation.
Beach-Hop the Gold Coast
Famous for having some of the best beaches in Queensland, the Gold Coast’s glorious sandy front is a haven for relaxation and leisure with many individual beaches to discover – each with their own unique atmosphere and scenery! Amble between beaches or bring your bike along to see how many beaches you can encounter in one afternoon.
Picnic in the Park
There are numerous parks on the Gold Coast and there isn’t a better way to unwind away from the hustle and bustle. Broadwater Parklands and Macintosh Island Park are favourites with locals and tourists – both of which offer expansive open grass for picnics, shady trees and playgrounds for the kids.
Discover Local Nature and Wildlife
Discover the Gold Coast’s unique local wildlife! Natural attractions such as Burleigh Head National Park and Currumbin Valley are famous for their flora and fauna – free to explore at your leisure with plenty to spot over an adventurous afternoon walk.
Unwind at Palm Beach Parklands
Palm Beach Parklands offers expanses of open sand, boardwalk paths and shallow swimming waters that are worth visiting on a sunny day. Make sure to stop at the popular Pirate Treasure Island Playground, which features a giant pirate ship where kids can let their imaginations run wild!
Enjoy the View from Southport Spit
Stroll the picturesque Southport Spit on Main Beach, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular view down the coast complemented by the sky-high structures of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. For the best experience, take a walk on the Gold Coast Sand Pumping Jetty, which is a popular sightseeing and fishing spot with views towards South Stradbroke Island.