THINGS TO DO
When visiting the southern end of the Gold Coast for your skydive, we highly recommend taking some time to explore the local area. Away from the busy streets of Surfers Paradise, you’ll discover some hidden gems that we believe make this the best part of the Gold Coast. Whether you’re interested in cuddling a koala, admiring panoramic views of the coastline, or taking a refreshing dip in a lush swimming hole, you’ll find it all in southern GC.
WALKS & lOOKOUTS
- Point Danger Lookout – A breathtaking vantage point located on the New South Wales-Queensland border. The lookout offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Tweed Coastline and is a popular spot for whale watching during migration season.
- Kirra Hill Lookout– Situated in the heart of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, offers breathtaking views of Kirra Beach and the coastline, as well as the iconic Surfers Paradise skyline. The lookout is easily accessible via a short walk from the nearby car park and has picnic tables and public amenities available.
- Burleigh Heads National Park – A natural oasis located in the heart of the Gold Coast. The park boasts beautiful walking trails, and stunning ocean views, and is home to a diverse range of native wildlife. Visitors can explore the park’s many trails, including the popular Rainforest Circuit and Tumgun Lookout, both of which offer breathtaking views of the coastline. Burleigh Heads National Park is a great destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in the beauty of the Australian wilderness.
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – This amazing destination is only a 10-minute drive from Gold Coast skydive and is home to a wide variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, and birds of prey. You can get up close and personal with these amazing animals through a range of experiences, like feeding kangaroos or holding a koala. The sanctuary also features daily shows and presentations, where you can learn about the animals and their habitats. In addition, the beautiful gardens and walking trails that wind through the lush rainforest offer a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting experience that showcases the beauty and diversity of Australia’s native wildlife!
- The Strand – Located in Coolangatta this shopping center features a wide range of of fashion, homewares, and specialty stores, catering to every style and taste. But that’s not all – The Strand also boasts a unique attraction – the Timezone entertainment center! With games, rides, and interactive experiences for all ages
- Whale Watching – Kirra & Point Danger and some of the best places to witness the majesty of humpback whales as they migrate along the east coast of Australia. From June to November each year, these magnificent creatures can be seen breaching, tail slapping, and playing in the waters just off Kirra Beach. Whale-watching tours depart from nearby Coolangatta and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the ocean. We also often get to spot whales while tandem skydiving in winter as we float over the ocean, This has to be one of the most unique ways to spot whales on the Gold Coast.
places to swim
- Snapper Rocks – A world-renowned surfing location on the southern end of the Gold Coast, also popular for swimming. Visitors can watch surfers catch some of the best waves in the world or enjoy calmer waters at Rainbow Bay or Coolangatta Beach. The scenic boardwalk connecting Snapper Rocks to Rainbow Bay is a great place for a stroll. The location hosts the annual Quiksilver Pro surfing competition, attracting top surfers worldwide. A must-visit destination for anyone exploring the Gold Coast region.
- Tallebudgera Creek – A beautiful waterway located on the southern end of the Gold Coast. The creek offers visitors a range of activities, including swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and fishing. The calm, clear waters are perfect for families with children or anyone who wants to relax and unwind. For those looking for some surf action, nearby Currumbin Alley is a popular surfing spot with excellent waves.
- Currumbin Rock Pools– A hidden gem located in the lush Currumbin Valley. The rock pools are a perfect spot for swimming and picnicking with family and friends. The crystal clear waters flow down from the surrounding mountains, creating a natural oasis in the middle of the rainforest. Visitors can also explore the nearby walking trails, which offer stunning views of the surrounding bushland and waterfalls. The Currumbin Rock Pools are a great destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.
Best local eats
Haig St Cafe – Fresh food, specialty coffee, and a cozy atmosphere in the heart of Kirra.
Cafe Allsorts – A charming cafe in the heart of Coolangatta, known for its creative and delicious breakfast and lunch options.
Vikings Surf Club – Delicious lunch with stunning ocean views in Currumbin.
Dinner or Drinks
Siblings Kirra – Offers a refreshing coastal dining experience on the Gold Coast with innovative cuisine and stunning beachfront views.
Tupe Aloha – A tropical tiki taco bar situated right across the road from the beach. Swing in with sandy feet and slurp on a cocktail
Eddies Grubhouse – A dimly lit dive bar offering craft beer on tap and some of the best burgers on the Gold Coast.