The Gold Coast is a very popular destination in Queensland and only one hour away from Brisbane. We are lucky as students because we can get a discounted price on public transport so that the trip will only cost you approximately $4-5. Cheap right? This means that you can go to the Gold Coast every weekend with your friends if you want. I recommend you to go to Surfers Paradise, this is both my and my friend’s favourite place. And, did you know that they have theme parks at the Gold Coast?
Here are five things you must do whilst visiting Surfers Paradise:
1. All you can eat pancakes
This is the only restaurant I have found providing all you can eat pancakes. It’s called ‘Pancakes in Paradise’. Friends who love eating pancakes, I recommend you to go here. The cost is also quite cheap, as many of the pancake dishes are only 10 dollars.
2. Hire a scooter
Too lazy to walk? Don’ t worry, Surfers has electric scooter rental places, no need for a driver license to operate.
3. Skypoint Observation Deck
This is the best destination in Surfers Paradise. You can see 360-degree views of the Gold Coast day or night. I recommend you to go at night – it’s very beautiful. The ticket is quite expensive, 25 dollars, but it’s worth the money!
Timezone is a great choice if you are at Surfers with your friends. It’s bigger than Timezone in Brisbane and has more variety in games, such as VR games and Shooting Academy (using real pistols).
5. Experience the beach
It can be hard to decide which one of the Gold Coast beaches you should visit – there are so many to choose from! I have visited almost every beach at the Gold Coast, but I think Surfers Paradise Beach is the best. You are also permitted to do surfing on this beach.