For those of you who are okay with shelling out a little bit extra and are also a bit of an adrenaline junkie, DO THE SKYPOINT CLIMB! You'll be taken to the TOP of the tower and there will be absolutely NOTHING between you and the view!
Choose the kind of climb you'd like to do here - Skypoint Climb
And be sure to book in advance, because it sells out real quick.
Pub crawls and parties
Surfers Paradise is peppered with nightclubs and bars and you'll be spoilt for choice. Melbas, Shooters, Elsewhere, Sin City, The Bedroom.. You can pretty much dance the night away! If you're a hosteller like me, check with your hostel, they WILL have a kickass pub crawl with some sweet deals on drinks that you could join and party the niiiiight away!
I didn't end up going here, but IT LOOKS SO FREAKIN' COOL! It's like this multidimensional universe where you can go crazy with folks you're traveling with or folks you meet at your hostel or whatever. They call it an 'interactive fun-house of the future', you can see what I'm talking about here.
Where to Stay
Surfers Paradise is where you want to be.
I stayed at Surfers Paradise Backpackers. It's 2 tram stops away from the main city, or you could say about 10 minutes walking. Very conveniently located, with the tram station just 2 minutes away. LAAAVVVV it when things are so easy!
I only had 2 days in Gold Coast, and I wish I'd had more time. Also, I suggest visiting Gold Coast only during the summer months, because it's rather quiet otherwise. I loved the vibe, though, and I'd happily, HAPPILY return, during the summer for sure, and for a longer period! But if you have only 2 days like I did, I hope this piece helps you plan a super-fun trip!
This blog was originally posted on Peppy Travel Girl.