The Gold Coast Round-trip: 7-Day Campervan Itinerary

Golden Adventures—Explore the Best of the Gold Coast

Famed for its beautiful beaches, lush hinterland and exciting array of attractions, the Gold Coast is sure to please. This 7-day itinerary is sure to give you a taste of everything that makes the Gold Coast such an awesome place to visit.

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Day 1 - Surf's Up!

The Gold Coast—Australia’a quintessential destination. Kick off your adventure by rolling into Surfers Paradise, the iconic beachside hub of the Gold Coast. It’s time to hit the waves or perhaps that surfing lesson you’ve always wanted to try! Or simply relax on the golden sands while soaking up the sun. If you're feeling adventurous, try the Q1 SkyPoint Climb for incredible coastline views from the top of Australia's tallest building and watch the sunset paint the sky with colors you never knew existed.

Day 2 - A Hinterland Hideaway

Swap the sandy beaches for the lush, green hinterland as you make your way to Springbrook National Park. Park your campervan at a nearby campground and embark on a nature trek to the awe-inspiring Natural Bridge, a must-see rock formation with a cascading waterfall. And don't miss out on the glow worm cave; it's like nature's very own disco party!

Day 3 - Life's a Beach

How about a beach crawl? Spend the day hopping from beach to beach along the coast. Soak in the local culture from Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta where each beach has its own unique character and charm. Check out Snapper Rocks for some of the best surf on the coast, or head to Currumbin Beach to catch a glimpse of the famous rainbow lorikeets that flock to the area every afternoon.

Day 4 - Let's Get Wild

Take a short drive to Currumbin Wildlife sanctuary where you can get up close and personal with some of Australia's most iconic animals. With over 1000 native animals, including koalas, kangaroos, and crocodiles, there's cuteness overload. Then, watch the Free Flight Bird Show, or try the TreeTop Challenge for an adrenaline-filled adventure.

Day 5 - Foodie Fun

Dive into the Gold Coast's lively food scene by visiting the bustling Burleigh Heads markets. Savor the flavors of fresh local produce, gourmet food trucks, and handcrafted goods as you meander through the stalls. Don't forget to try the Gold Coast's renowned coffee while you're there.

Day 6 - The Thrill Seeker

Get your adrenaline pumping with a trip to the Gold Coast's famous theme parks. From the twisting roller coasters of Dreamworld to the aquatic adventures of Wet'n'Wild, there's something for every thrill-seeker. And for movie buffs, Warner Bros. Movie World is a must-visit with its Hollywood-inspired rides and attractions.

Day 7 - Sunset Spectacular

Cap off your Gold Coast journey with a serene sunset cruise along the breathtaking waterways. The Gold Coast boasts some of Australia's most spectacular waterways, offering views of the city skyline, hinterland, and ocean all at once.

Many cruise options are available, from romantic dinner cruises to family-friendly sightseeing tours.

Some popular sunset cruise options include:

  • Spirit of the Gold Coast - offers dinner cruises and whale-watching tours
  • Surfers Paradise River Cruises - provide sightseeing tours of the Gold Coast waterways
  • Aquaduck/Quack'rDuck - a unique tour that combines a land and water experience. This amphibious vehicle takes you on a tour of the city streets before plunging into the water for a sunset cruise.

Whatever your choice, a sunset cruise is a perfect end to a week of exploring the best of the Gold Coast.

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