It’s safe to say iso has taught us to appreciate the little things in life… and not take for granted this beautiful coastline we call home.
As restrictions start to ease, we can finally begin to re-connect with our friends and family, enjoy a meal at our favourite restaurants, and lay up on the beach and enjoy that glorious Gold Coast sun. To help you rediscover paradise we’ve put together our top 8 activities from our own backyard that will have you breathing in that sweet fresh air and smiling from ear to ear.
1. Go Vertical SUP
In true Gold Coast style, get out and enjoy the great outdoors with a day on the water. From group paddle sessions to board hire for a leisurely paddle, Go Vertical SUP in Budds beach have got you covered. Just remember to bring a hat, sunnies and slip, slop, slap.
2. iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Nothing says getting some air like iFLY Indoor Skydiving. If you and your mates are looking for a post-iso adrenaline-fuelled adventure then look no further. With the easing of restrictions, these guys are literally doing flips and tricks, and you could be too. PLUS we hear they have some crazy deals to make up for all the missed birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations.
3. Stroll along Surfers Paradise Beach
Grab a coffee or juice from ESPL and take a leisurely stroll along Surfers Paradise Beach. Whether its morning or evening nothing is more refreshing than going for a relaxing walk along the beach. And hey with the easing of restrictions you can even get a couple of friends to tag along.
4. Surf’s up
Living in a city with a coastline like ours most people expect you to be able to surf… But can you? Cheyne Horan Surf School offers private and group lessons in Surfers Paradise, so book in with your mates for a few laughs and have fun in the sun. You’ll be riding waves in no time!
5. Up your TikTok game in an iconic location
Whether you’re a millennial who has just downloaded the app, a baby boomer who is trying to see what all the fuss is about or a seasoned professional, it’s safe to say that TikTok is addictive, fun and has been a welcome distraction during isolation. So now that we can all enjoy some time outside, there’s no need to create from your bedroom anymore use the iconic Surfers Paradise streets to up your TikTok game.
6. Retail therapy
While we’ve all loved shopping online during iso (I mean who doesn’t love that feeling you get when your parcel’s delivered, you feel like a kid on Christmas day- YAY new stuff!) It’s good to get out and enjoy some fresh air with friends while doing a little retail therapy. Check out who is open and where you can get some great deals 👉 RETAIL STORES
7. Australian Kayaking Adventures
Rediscover our beautiful Gold Coast waterways with a kayaking adventure for you and your partner. Who knows you may even be treated to a visit from some of our local dolphins. Take off from Budds Beach with Australian Kayaking Adventures and enjoy a picturesque experience.
8. Picnic in Paradise.
Looking to get out with the family but still enjoy some quiet time? A picnic in paradise is the perfect solution.
Simply select your location – Macintosh Island Park, Eileen Peters Park or Surfers Paradise Beach, decide what you’re in the mood for – fish and chips, pizza or a cheese platter then grab your family a picnic treat from our Surfers Paradise businesses 👉 FOOD OPTIONS