With so many bold and beautiful things to see and do on the Gold Coast during a family holiday, its not hard to blow the budget. However, it doesn’t mean you have to spend big to have a good time here – as some of the best things to see and do in the area are totally free! Here are four fun & free things to do on the Gold Coast during your next visit
Currumbin rock pools
Just 22 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and more like a secret swimming hole, the Currumbin Rock Pools are located within the luscious Currumbin Valley. The drive there alone is worth the trip as you pass plenty of beautiful green Queensland Rainforest.
Pool depths vary meaning it’s an ideal spot for adults and children and the rocks pools have rope swings, sheltered picnic tables and toilet facilities with lots of car parking.
O’REILLY’S TREE TOP WALK
Escape from the busyness of the Gold Coast and go up into the trees, literally! Nestled amongst world heritage listed national park and surrounded by amazing rainforest and wild life, this tree top walk is definitely worth the 90 minute drive from the Gold Coast.
It really is something special as you walk through tree tops whilst seeing birds nesting, flowers emerging and much much more whilst moving across suspended bridges and stairs.
There is something for everyone at Carrara Markets, Australia biggest market! Open all weekend from 7am – 4pm, there are over 400 stalls and “something new around every corner.”
We like this market as there is loads of entertainment for the kids such as mini golf, pony rides and face painting.
Spend a couple of hours here as you are bound to see interesting things you wont find anywhere else!
Free lorikeet feeding at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Just five minutes from the Gold Coast Airport, get up close and personal with Australia’s most colourful bird species. Taking place every day at 8am and again at 4pm at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – the beautiful lorikeets will eat right from your hand or may even sit on your shoulders and say g’day!
Looking for more fun & free things to do with the family on your next trip to the Gold Coast? Book your rental car through us and we will guarantee you excellent customer service + local knowledge of the great area we call home.