Gold Coast Mermaid Beach Attractions
Chosen your Accommodation Gold Coast and not sure what to do? The Gold Coast is without doubt Australia’s destination for all occasions. Mention what to do on the Gold Coast to any Australian family and what almost certainly comes to mind is the dazzling array of beaches, theme parks like Warner Bros Movie World, Wet n’ Wild, Sea World, Dream World, White Water World, Paradise Country Aussie Farm and Australian Outback Spectacular to name just a few. Experience the new stage show at Jupiters Casino Jabbawockeez or, if you prefer to be daring, climb the top of the tallest residential building in the world with the Q1 Skypoint Climb.
A large number of guided tours to the Hinterland are available which allow you to picnic at rock pools and cascading waterfalls, visit glow worm caves, go bush walking or horse riding. There are even vineyards and villages to visit. Or if you feel more drawn to the water, fishing, jet boating, scuba diving, island and waterway cruises are available year round. We even have a list of things to do on a rainy day for those rare wet conditions!
Movie World is located on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Oxenford (take exit 60 off motorway) and is 21km north of Surfers Paradise.
Opening daily from 10am. Rides close at 5pm. Park closes at 5.30pm.
Closed Xmas Day and Anzac day.
Daily Showtimes available on entry.
WET N WILD
Wet N’ Wild offers more rides and attractions for the family than any other water park in Australia. From popular favourites such as Mammoth Falls, Super 8 Aqua Race and Tornade to the River rapids at Whitewater Mountain and Australia’s largest Wave Pool. Wet n’ wild is a full day of family fun. Wet N’ Wild is located on the M1 Pacific Motorway (Exit 60) next to Movie World. Open Daily from 10am. Closed Christmas Day & anzac Day.
Public Transport on the Surfside Buslines (TX1 or TX2) will get you there. Consult timetable at the bus stop on the corner of Markeri Street (100 metres north of Motel) and Gold Coast Highway for bus departure times.
DREAMWORLD AND WHITEWATER WORLD
So many worlds in one, Dreamworld and Whitewater World offer fun for the whole family from the tiniest tot to the biggest kid of them all, Dad.
Take the journey through an undersea world to feel the surge and ride the wave of Dreamworld’s newest family adventure ride, Shockwave.
Treat the troops to the classics including the Log Ride, River Rapid Ride, Captain Sturt Paddleboat, Vintage Cars and our family favourite Steam Locomotive Train.
Dreamworld has some of the tallest, fastest rides in Australia.Take onBuzzsaw the highest inverted loop rollercoaster, discover terrors at every twist on the Wipeout and tremors at every turn on Cyclone Rollercoaster. Hurtle backwards at 161km/hr on the Tower of Terror before taking on the Giant Drop and free falling 120km/hr. There is also the Claw and the Mick Doohan motocoaster.
One ticket price for unlimited entry to both parks.
Both Worlds are located on the Pacific Motorway(M1) at Coomera (exit 54).
Something for everyone at Sea World. Visit the amazing frozen world of penguins, polar bears.
Come face to face with creatures of the deep at Shark Bay. Learn all about the beautiful Sea World dolphins and admire their agile displays.
Admire Sea World’s sea lion fish detectives. Book a Shark Encounter and arrange for a helicopter charter flight or take a monorail 2km trip through the park.
Sea World is located on Sea World Drive at Main Beach, just 7km north of Camden Motor Inn. The Surfside Bus No.750 will get you there.
Consult timetable at bus stop on the corner of Gold Coast Highway and Markeri Street, 100 metres north of Camden Motor Inn.
The Gold Coast is also one of the best places to go whale watching. Half an hour after leaving your accommodation, you can be heading out to sea to watch the annual migration of whales. Whale watching on the Gold Coast starts 26th May 2012. Browse the best Whale Watching options from Surfers Paradise or Sea World. This must do experience has been popular among tourist for many years. Large whale numbers and a five-month whale watching season, the Gold coast is one of Australia’s premium whale watching destinations.
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
With hundred of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, provides a rare opportunity to get closer to our amazing native wildlife. A place where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalyptus and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. Every day at Currumbin is a new adventure, cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get amongst a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the Gold Coast Highway at Currumbin, approximately 5 minutes from Gold Coast Airport and 15 minutes from Mermaid Beach and is open from 8am to 5pm everyday except Christmas Day.
The show perfectly captures the theme of the Australian landscape and features a show of larger than life characters as well as magnificent animals including the spirited Australian Stock Horse and refined thoroughbreds.
With stunning special effects and an amazing moving scenic backdrop, drama and action abounds.
A gourmet Aussie feast with beer, wine or soft drink is served, spectacular outback tucker.
Book your transport by coach at the same time as you purchase your tickets.
Outback Spectacular is located on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Oxenford (take exit 60 off motorway) and is 21km north of Surfers Paradise.
PUTT-PUTT MERMAID BEACH
Holes of fun for everyone! Play up to 54 holes of Putt Putt Golf over three fantastically themed 18 hole Courses – Jungle Trail, Fun Run and Waterways. Putt your way through a crazy world of colourful characters, friendly animals, motorized obstacles and themed music at every twist and turn. Enjoy special treats at the 19th hole. Refreshments, play video games or barbeque in the Jungle retreat.
Free Off street parking – open every day & night 9am – 10pm. Anzac Day from 1.30pm.
Family Passes and Group Discounts 10+ Players. Adults @ Kids Prices.
There are numerous markets located on the Gold Coast showcasing local produce and art and crafts from the region.
For further information regarding markets, please contact Alexandra Hardes, Gold Coast Parks on (07) 5581 7344.
Where: Cnr Gooding and Manchester Drives, Carrara.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 7am – 4pm
Phone: (07)5579 9388
Broadbeach Art and Craft Market:-
Where: Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road (opposite Mall), BROADBEACH
When: 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, 8am – 2.30pm
Phone: 07 5533 8202
Miami Organic Market:-
Where: Miami State School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami
When: Every Sunday, 6am – 11a
Phone: (07) 3358-6309 or 1300 668 603
Coolangatta Art and Craft Market:-
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
When: 2nd Sunday of each month, 8am – 2.30pm
Contact: art & Craft on the Coast Phone – 07 5533 8202
We are spoilt for choices when it comes to shopping centres.
The closest major shopping centre is Pacific Fair.
Where: Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
2km North of Camden Motor Inn, turn left at a set of traffic light off the Gold Coast Highway.
Phone: 07 5581 5100
Trading Hours –
Mon – Wed 9am – 5.30pm
Thurs 9am – 9pm
Fri & Sat 9am – 5.30pm
Sun 10am – 4pm
Robina Town Centre:-
From Camden Motor Inn, turn left onto Markeri Street 100 metres at the lights, continue to T-intersection and turn left onto Robina Parkway. Take the first turn right onto Cheltenham Drive and then left onto Robina Park Town Centre Drive.
Trading Hours –
Mon – Wed 9am – 5.30pm
Thurs 9am – 9pm
Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am – 4pm
Phone: 07 5575 0480
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping:-
Where: Cnr Gold coast Highway and Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, QLD 4216
Mon – Wed 9am – 5.30pm
Thurs 9am – 7pm
Fri & Sat 9am – 5.30pm
Sun 10am – 5pm
Public Holiday – Restricted Trading.
Tamborine Mountain has many things to see and places to visit from sub-tropical rainforest walks, creeks and waterfalls, glow worm caves, wineries, small galleries, bakeries, restaurants, coffee houses and shops selling everything from crafts to homemade chocolates and cuckoo clocks.
Just over one hour from Mermaid Beach, cross the M1 and go out through Nerang and turn right onto Beaudesert Road at the traffic lights.
Turn right onto Henry Robert Drive and continue until you reach Mt. Tamborine.
There is also a turnoff half a kilometre from Canungra.
The rainforest Skywalk and Eco-Centre at Tamborine Mountain features a spectacular elevated walkway through the beautiful upper canopies of the rainforest and be sure to spend an afternoon at Ecopark Fishing World. There are thousands of fish to catch with ponds filled with nine species of fish.
Experience an unforgettable evening of award winning dining, comedy, entertainment and a thousand thrills.
Our eccentric cocktail lounge boasts an impressive array of Hollywood horror collectibles, as well as fun interactive displays and dozens of animated gimmicks.
Thrill at the amazing special effects, ride a ghost train into the theatre, marvel at the ingenious cabaret production….and the food alone is worth the admission price.
Where: 1 Hooker Boulevard,Broadbeach.
Phone: 1800 Draculas
JUPITERS CASINO AND CONVENTION CENTRE
Closest Gold Coast Landmarks
- Pacific Fair Shopping Centre 1.2 miles
- Broadbeach Branch Library 1.3 miles
- Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant Gold Coast 1.3 miles
- Jupiters Casino 1.4 miles
- Bond University 2 miles
- Gold Coast Business Advisory Centre 2.4 miles
- Tower House Business Centre 2.4 miles
- Empire Industrial Estate 2.4 miles
- Gold Coast Parliament 2.4 miles
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 3.4 miles
Most Popular Local Landmarks
- SkyPoint Observation Deck 3.5 miles
- Robina Town Centre 3.6 miles
- Robina Train Station 3.9 miles
- Metricon Stadium 5.2 miles
- Marina Mirage Shopping Centre 5.7 miles
- Australia Fair Shopping Centre 5.8 miles
- Sea World 6.3 miles
- Nerang Train Station 6.6 miles
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 6.7 miles
- Wet’n’Wild Water World 11.9 miles
Restaurants & Markets
- Little Buddah Restaurant 0 miles
- Nightowl Supermarket 0 miles
- Vintage Coffee Cafe/bar 0 miles
- Gold Coast Airport 9.2 miles
- Brisbane Airport 50.1 miles
- Ballina Byron Gateway Airport 54.7 miles