Quirky Gold Coast Attractions

There isn’t anywhere else on earth quite like the Gold Coast. With those beautiful beaches and that lush hinterland, it’s hugely popular with locals and tourists alike.

Something else it has… louder and wackier attractions than anywhere else in Queensland.

The Surfers Paradise Wax Museum

Home to the biggest collection of wax museums in the southern hemisphere, the wax museum has been welcoming visitors on the Gold Coast since 1968.

Each wax figure takes two and a half years to complete from start to finish. They’re life-size with some people even supplying original clothing.

Upstairs you’ll find the crème de la crème of the rich and famous, from history makers to royalty but downstairs, things take a sinister turn in the Chamber of Horrors.

Surfers Paradise Mini Golf

Located within the Gold Coast Fun Park, the Surfers Paradise mini golf is smack bang in the centre of it all.

With 18 holes, the western-themed putt putt courses have no age or height requirements, so the whole family can get in on the action.

The Gold Coast Sling Shot

Fancy hurling vertically 80 metres into the air at 160 kilometres per hour? That’s exactly what you’ll do at the Gold Coast Sling Shot, also located within the Gold Coast Fun Park. You can go alone, or brave it with a mate… but one thing’s for sure, it’s the most adrenaline-fueled view of the coast you can get!

The Gold Coast Slingshot

Eeeek, would you be brave enough to go on the Gold Coast Slingshot? 😨

Posted by Weekender on Monday, 16 March 2020

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

From the strange and shocking to the outright eccentric, Ripley’s has it all and is conveniently located in Cavill Mall. From posing with record-breaking figures like the world’s tallest man to getting hands-on in the interactive displays, we guarantee at least once during your time here will have you questioning whether you believe it or not.

Aquaduck Tour

If you’ve spent any time at the Gold Coast, chances are you’ve seen this bright and wacky duck bus! It’s actually a heavy-duty military vehicle that can go from land to water… hence its popularity with tourists. But there’s nothing to say locals aren’t welcome aboard. The one-hour Gold Coast River and City tour takes in the landmarks of the coast before taking to the water for a different point of view.