The Gold Coast is one of the biggest tourist centres in
Australia, and also provides plenty of attraction for those adrenalin seekers. The only limit that exists, is how much money you have and are willing to spend. The biggest decision that you will need to make is where it will be. On land, air, or sea.
In the land: If you like motoring, you can start by driving a Subaru WRX or a MY01 which have been altered for the purpose of racing, in a 1.2
Km sand circuit, or sit in the passenger side of a Holden Commodore SS driven by a professional instructor, in proper a race track. If you a more into Karts than Super Kart in the circuit Le Mans is on offer. However if racing is not your thing, and you are more interested in getting a buzz from shooting a weapon, there are a few places that can offer you the opportunity to fire 5 different weapons using live ammunition. However, if you interested in becoming a bullet yourself you can turn into a human projectile, and ride the "Bungy Rocket", which is located in Surfers Paradise . In it, you seat in a chair (inside a dome) and you are shot into the air by a huge sling. You will experience a 6 Gs force for 80 meters, until you start coming back down, and then up again. Or still, if you have a strong heart you can try doing a bungy jump of a height equivalent the 14 floors, which is also provided at this place.
If this however is too much adrenalin for your taste, you can take a ride on the streets and roads of the Gold Coast on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle or if prefer to go back into the 50's, you can hire a classic convertible, and other classic cars of the time, and drive yourself through the streets of Surfer Paradise. If your prefer adventure than you can take a one day safari passing through 14 rivers, forests, farms, waterfalls, observing kangaroos in their natural habitat, and with a little bit of luck maybe some Koalas. Or maybe a drive in a 4WD car through the mountains and valleys of Hinterland, like Springbrook, Mt Tamborine and other green areas of the Gold coast. But if instead of mountain you to prefer to visit an island, have Eco-tour in the North Stradbroke island with one jeeps capable of driving on dunes, winning against difficult lands to arrive at spectacular places passing through gorgeous beaches.
In Air: Have you ever thought about flying in a biplane made in 1930, with an open cabin, and the wind in the face, appreciating the beautiful landscapes of the Gold Coast and its canals? If you that boring, all you need to do is complain to the pilot they will show you the acrobatics the airplane is capable of. For those who love taking photographs, you can take the most incredible pictures of the Gold Coast from a helicopter, though Helicopter tours of the Gold Coast. For those looking for a more tranquil way to getting airborne a flight in balloon is the solution. The balloon provides one of the most beautiful panorama views of the Gold Coast, and is set off during sunrise when air is less turbulent and the sky is magnificent and clear. It is too slow for you? Alright then, what about a tandem jump of free fall with a world skydiving champion? The jump is made of a helicopter over Surfers Paradise, and is a 200 Km/h jump of pure adrenalin. Have you landed? Are you feeling a bit hot? Then why not cool off in the sea
In The Sea:
You can parasail in the back of a boat, rent JetSkis, ride in a motor boat in high speed, or take a cruise along the Broadwater and its surrounding islands just to name a few. Go fishing in the open sea or in sheltered waters with all food and drinks included in a 41 feet brand new motor boat built with the latest technological equipment, and you will be bound to catch that big one. Or if your favourite seafood are giant crabs, than you can take a 2-hour ride in the Tweed river fishing for crabs, where you will catch, cook and eat the crabs on the actual boat. If you had enough of fishing, then why not take a ride on motorboat especially designed to jump waves at 50 knots in opened seas, you will feel like you are in an aquatic roller coaster. Or jump on another boat in search for dolphins and whales. You can also hop on a bus, which goes in both land and water. There are a few amphibian buses (which were designed during wartime) operating. It leaves from the centre of Surfers Paradise, and will cruise through the streets of the Gold Coast until you enter the canals, making your trip back. For those that like aquatic safaris, you can take a tour in a kayak in search for finding the hundreds of dolphins that inhabit the Gold Coast. The safaris can be taken in the morning or the afternoon, with snack on a desert beach included. For something a little faster you can also take a tour of the Broadwater and rivers of the Gold Coast on jet skis. One more thing that the Gold Coast can offer is white water rafting, however this activity is only possible when conditions are right.