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2 Dec 2017

19 Gold Coast Activities To Try When You're All Partied Out

We all know Surfers Paradise is home to cool parties, but there's a lot more you can do there!

1. One of the great things in the Gold Coast is food. You can go for a delicious and healthy lunch bowl...

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This is an Hawaiian poke bowl from Sandbar, a restaurant close to the sea. All the Hawaiian bowls are gluten-free and absolutely delicious!

2. Or grab a breakfast bowl and bring it to the beach.

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This is a Pitaya bowl from The Salt Mill. It is made from frozen dragonfruit, plus a mixture of other fruits and granola. They also have acai bowls!

3. Not hungry? You can chill at the beach...

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The beaches here are amazing. There is of course the very popular Surfers Paradise beach, which is close to the main attractions. But there are plenty more to enjoy. For example, Palm Beach... which was voted the cleanest beach in Queensland three times!

4. Or go for a short hike and enjoy beautiful waterfalls.

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This is the Natural Bridge in Springwood National Park. It's a sub-tropical rainforest with beautiful waterfalls and walking trails.

5. There are also plenty of cute little shops.

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To help people connect better with nature, The Burrowed Nursery provide beautiful plants you can borrow!

6. And they sure make for some cool Instagram pics.

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7. You can grab a fabulous vegan burger.

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You'll get this one at Feed the Earthlings. Their menu will make you want to eat there all day. Burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes – and it's all vegan!

8. In the mood for fun? Why not check out the funhouse of the future!

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Infinity is a walk-through, surreal experience where lights and sounds will play tricks with your brain.

9. Or enjoy an original sightseeing experience.

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Aquaduck's tour goes on land and water! It begins in the streets of Surfers before heading into the water for spectacular views of the beach.

10. Need more action? Go for a jet boat ride!

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Paradise Jet Boating takes you on a 55-minute adventure full of spins and thrills.

11. Or try a super-scary hypercoaster!

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This DC Rivals Hypercoaster is the longest, fastest, and highest coaster in Australia! It reaches 115km/h and 4.3G-force. Not enough? You can also do it facing backwards.

12. Zipline from tree to tree at Mount Tamborine.

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This zipline tour is one of the quickest and highest in Australia. Consisting of seven different ziplines, it spans 1.4km across Cedar Creek Gorge!

13. Or walk on a suspended bridge.

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The mount Tamborine TreeTop challenge in Thunderbird park features a bunch of highly exciting attractions, all of them pretty far from the ground. You can learn more here.

14. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on top of the world.

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You can have breakfast with a view on the 77th floor of Australia's tallest building, the Q1.

15. Feeling even more adventurous? You can climb to the top of it.

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Three hundred steps and the best view ever!

16. And enjoy the view from the top!

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17. If you feel like chilling and eating again, you can enjoy a little Japanese treat.

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Misono Japanese House provide quite an impressive cooking show, all while you're comfortably seated!

18. Or a glass of wine on a rooftop.

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Enjoy the fresh air after a long day of activities at the Island rooftop.

19. And maybe end it all with a delicious cocktail!

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Get one of these delicious pineapple cocktails at Aloha bar.

Travel was provided by Tourism Australia. Camera equipment supported by Canon. BuzzFeed writers do not guarantee coverage.

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