Gold Coast Attractions

The Gold Coast is Australia‚Äôs adventure capital with an array of activities and attractions to suit all travelers. Choose from relaxing day spas, shopping complexes and cafes to world famous theme parks, night clubs and thrill seeking adventures. With a range of family activities, day tours and natural attractions there is something for everyone on Queensland’s Gold Coast!

Theme Parks

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It isn’t a trip to the Gold Coast without visiting the world famous Theme Parks only 10 minutes drive from Pelican Cove Apartments. Get the blood pumping with the thrills of Dream World where you can free fall the world’s tallest ride: the 38 storey Tower of Terror. Warner Bros. Movie World performances, rides and entertainment are great for younger kids (and those young at heart); while Wet’n’Wild and White Water World are Australia’s best water parks with rides for the whole family.

Marvel at the impressive live shows at SeaWorld, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and David Fleay Wildlife Park where where you can get up close and personal with some of Australia’s unique flora and fauna.

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Shopping and Markets

Pelican Cove Apartment Accommodation is a short drive to Gold Coast’s Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Other major Gold Coast shopping attractions include Pacific Fair in Broadbeach, Australia Fair in Southport and Robina Town Centre south. You can also find hidden treasures when exploring local boutique fashion outlets, art galleries and weekend markets.

Water Sport Activities

Home to a variety of rivers, canals and natural waterways, the Gold Coast is the perfect location for a variety of water sports including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, jet skiing, jet boating, whale watching, fishing charters, diving and more. Pelican Cove is located moments from the Gold Coast’s spectacular Broadwater – a wonderful water park featuring a hive of activity and water sports awaiting your arrival!

Visit Charis Seafood for the best fish and chips in the area and settle at the family area of Harley Park where the kids can feed the friendly pelicans, swim in the beautiful lagoon or explore the children’s adventure playground.


With over 70 kilometers of coastline, the Gold Coast is home to some of the best beaches in Australia. Home to major international surfing tournaments, the Gold Coast offers a magnificent selection of surf beaches including Coolangatta, Rainbow Bay, Duranbah, Kirra and The Spit. Why not jump on a board and learn on the soft rolling waves of Surfers Paradise or Greenmount beaches; or simply grab a towel and relax, soaking up some of the glorious rays.

Families might enjoy Gold Coast picnic and beach areas of Broadwater, Currumbin and Tallebudgera with plenty of space, BBQs and kids playgrounds.

…And So Much More

For those who enjoy a day on the green, Pelican Cove is situated within a 20 minute drive of the magnificent fairways of Royal Pines Gold Course, Parkwood International, Hope Island, Southport, Helesvale Gold Courses and Arundal Hills Country Club. Perhaps you would prefer to simply relax and enjoy the great food of the local lawn bowls clubs in Paradise Point, Musgrave Hills and Club Helensvale, all within 10 minutes drive.

There are Day Spas and Mediation retreats for those looking to relieve stresses of the working week. Bush walks, trek or bike rides through the beautiful natural surrounds and rain forest hinterland. Be inspired by local and international artists, designers and historical artifacts in the many Gold Coast Museum and Art Galleries. With over 500 award winning restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs there is something to keep you entertained at all hours of the day!

For a holiday you will never forget, visit Australia’s one and only Gold Coast!