Gold Coast Visitor Information
The Gold Coast has a multitude of shopping, dining, attractions and entertainment on offer and by choosing to stay at Watermark Hotel & Spa in the heart of Surfers Paradise, many of these are right on your doorstep.
Gold Coast Activities
Open until late everyday, Cavill Mall is the main hub of Surfers Paradise with exclusive retail stores, fun family activities like ten pin bowling & timezone, street buskers, a range of dining options from gourmet to fast food and famous nightlife, from pubs to clubs and other entertainment venues.
Gold Coast Water Sports
The Gold Coast offers plenty of opportunities to be active. From surfing, horse riding, beach volleyball and kayaking to jet-skiing, car racing and ballooning, you will definitely find something to your liking, your capabilities and your budget. View Gold Coast Visitor information centre for details ...
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum
Ripley's is a musuem of the bizarre, celebrating the life's work of US showman Robert Ripley, who scoured the world in search of the unusual or outlandish. See rare shrunken heads and dinosaur eggs or go for a spin through our twin rotating tunnels. Measure yourself against Robert Wadlow, who actually stands up at 8’11”. Take a tour of the unusual, the fantastic or the just plain weird.
Shopping - High Street Surfers Paradise
Located directly beneath the Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel is The High Street, the Gold Coast’s newest address for sophisticated food and fashion. This exciting new retail precinct features a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and cafes including an Apple Authorised Reseller.
Shopping - Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Each Wednesday and Friday night, treasure hunters, bargain spotters and after-dinner strollers make their way along the coast stretch of more than 100 market stalls while live entertainers set the mood. The market stalls feature handmade or homegrown products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products and home wares.
Gold Coast Attractions
SkyPoint Climb is a must-do Gold Coast adventure, lasting 90 minutes from the beginning to the end and featuring an awe-inspiring, open-air adventure atop one of Queensland’s most recognised land marks – the iconic Q1 Resort Tower.
SkyPoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint Observation Deck is located on Level 77 and 78 of the Q1 Resort and is Australia’s only beach side observation deck where you can sit back, relax and grab a bite to eat from the licensed cafe and bar and enjoy the unsurpassed 360 degree views of the Gold Coast beaches to the hinterland and beyond.
Theme park - Dreamworld
Regarded as Australia's favourite family theme park, Dreamworld spans 30 hectares and is filled with a variety of rides, shows and attractions. So many worlds in one, Dreamworld is home to The Big 8 Thrill Rides including the Tower of Terror 2 - one of the world's tallest and fastest thrill ride, the Giant Drop with a freefall from 38 storeys...
Theme park - Movieworld
Experience the magic and excitement of a world where movies come to life - Warner Bros. Movie World! From heart thumping thrill rides like Superman Escape, Batwing Spaceshot, Lethal Weapon and Wild West Falls to our colourful Kids’ WB! Fun Zone! area incorporating all your favourite Looney Tunes Characters including Bugs Bunny and Tweety.
Theme park - Seaworld
At Sea World you can make contact with marine life wonders and experience a whole world of amazing attractions, rides and shows at a Gold Coast theme park favourite!
Wetn Wild Water World
Wet'n'Wild Water World combines all the fun and excitement of the world's latest water slides and leisure pools with a shaded twenty acre subtropical garden. Whether you choose to laze in the shallows of the Wave Pool or plunge down a sheer drop on Kamikaze, Wet'n'Wild Water World has a thrill for all ages.