With the border bubble expanding to Byron (yep, you read that right), it’s probably a good weekend to plan your next getaway. But before you do, scan through our list of epic things to do in our own sunny backyard. Freedive with whales, hit up Surfers’ massive neon wall or unleash your inner chef with a DIY doughnut making kit. Whatever you choose, it’s shaping up to be an awesome weekend with these 9 epic things to do on the Gold Coast.
Friday, 25 September
Make Some Nocturnal Friends With These Epic Wildlife Sanctuary Twilight Tours
Bring along your torch, closed toe footwear and mosquito repellent because it’s time to meet the nocturnal inhabitants of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Learn from one of their Educational Officers about how you can help our wildlife whilst getting up close to some of their incredible animals.
Saturday, 26 September
Get Your E-Skate Shred On At This Empty GoKarting Race Track
Evolve Skateboards just announced a collab with Slideways GoKarting World in Pimpama, so if you’re looking for a place to e-skate, they’ve got you covered. The entire Slideways GoKarting World track will be cleared to let you get your shred on, so head here to find out more.
Sunday, 27 September
Cure Your Sunday Blues With The Best Sunday Sessions On The Gold Coast
Sunshine, crispy cool ciders and canapes. What Sunday blues? We’ve gathered all the best spots for an epic Sunday session on the Gold Coast so go forth and Sunday sesh-ay away.
Cross Freediving With Whales Off Your Bucket List
Ever wanted to follow migrating whales, jump in when the opportunities arise and see and hear these majestic animals up close underwater? Well, then join Purebreath Freediving for a day trip dive with the migrating humpback whales and cross it off your bucket list.
Plan Your Next Byron Getaway Now That The Border Bubble Is Expanding
The Queensland Government just announced this week that it’ll reopen to northern New South Wales council areas (including Byron!) to all Queenslanders, so it’s time to revisit our Byron Bay guide here.
Get Your Zen On At This Stunning Japanese Garden And Tea House
Head to Tani Tei En this weekend to see the cherry blossoms and bliss out at the stunning open garden. Complete with rainforest, themed plantings and original dairy, this spectacular Japanese garden with a tea house will blow you away.
Grab Your Camera And Hit Up The Massive Neon Wall That’s Taken Over Surfers
From 9am to 9pm every day of the school holidays, centre court at Paradise Centre will be the home of a giant 4m x 2m custom-built wall lit with iconic Gold Coast neon signs, aptly named Neon Paradise. There’a a giant neon cockatoo, burgers, cute street signs and all sorts of other fun shapes that’ll really make a killer backdrop for your next photo sesh.
Unleash Your Inner Pastry Chef With This Epic DIY Doughnut Kit
What better way to start the weekend than with news about fried dough? The legends at Doughnut Time have just released four DIY doughnut boxes and we’re drooling with excitement. Find more about them here.
Crunch Your Way Through Mars Bars Spring Rolls At Broadbeach’s New Asian Fusion Restaurant
Have you been to Broadbeach’s new stunning Asian fusion restaurant? Maggie Choo is already making a splash, so you’ll want to book a table ASAP.
Looking for more things to do? Here are the best springtime activities to get around to on the Gold Coast.
Image credit: Tani Tei En