8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

Glitz and glamour reign supreme on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large-scale developments tower over the sparkling waters, creating a striking contrast and a visual spectacle. The Gold Coast is a hedonistic mix of high-rise buildings, exhilarating theme parks and glamorous bars. Heaving with tourists the area has become synonymous with fun and frivalry. The never-ending list of activities on the Gold Coast can be overwhelming for visitors to the region, which is why we have created list of the top 8 luxury experiences, just for you.

Hot air ballooning

Floating high above the Gold Coast and watching the sunrise is something you will never forget. Enjoy shimmering views of the Gold Coast skyline and Tamborine Mountain, while you float above the hinterland. Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast offer a Champagne breakfast at O’Reilly’s Vineyard included in their package, we really can’t think of a better way to start the day!

Whale watching

Share an intimate experience and get up close and personal with these incredible mammals as you cruise the harbor of the Gold Coast. There are a number of reputable tour operators who guarantee whale sightings. Whales in Paradise offer an exceptional level of service with the boats well equipped to give you optimal proximity to the whales, as well as other marine life.

Gold Coast whale

Jetboat

Get your blood pumping as you jet across the harbor in one of Australia’s most powerful purpose built jet boats, all while viewing some of the regions most incredible scenery. Jet Boat Extreme offers 55 minutes of pure excitement as you spin across the water and capture the dazzling developments of the Gold Coast from a different angle. This truly is a premier experience.

Seaplane flight

Experience the Gold Coast from above in a seaplane flight, there are a number of scenic flights available, all offering spectacular views of the area with the added bonus of water take off and landings. The vast variety of landscapes makes for sensational viewing pleasure.

Palazzo Versace Water Salon

The Gold Coasts premier destination the Palazzo Versace has to be seen to be believed. Spend a day at the water salon, sipping cocktails poolside in your private cabana. At night the sheer curtains can be drawn for privacy as the pool area is lit up by tea light candles, treat yourself to an indulgent three-course meal for a unique experience.

Palazzo Versace Water Salon

Skypoint

Take the express elevator to the top of the Q1 Building, one of the world’s tallest residential buildings. The observation deck offers an exceptional vantage point with 360-degree views over the city. Adrenaline junkies can climb to the top of the Q1 in a 90-minute climb on the external of the building. On Fridays and Saturdays, watch the sunset and the skyline transform into a city of lights over a bottle of wine or a cocktail at Seventy7.

Skypoint sunset

Private gondola dining

For a truly magical experience, float through the stunning waterways and canals in style on a private gondola. Opulently designed gondolas offer a sensual experience with spectacular views. Choose from the impressive menu, bring your own bottle of champagne and take it all in.

Fine dining

Home to some of the best dining in Australia, the Gold Coast offers a bevy of fine dining establishments. Cuisine is varied with everything on offer from Australian to gastro fusion on offer. Recently opened Be Seduced at Seaduction is taking the fine dining world by storm with incredible sea views and uniquely crafted menus. Showcasing the best local produce the cuisine is classified as Asian, Pacific Rim fusion.

Seaduction fine dining

Lizi Oldham is the Digital Marketing Manager at Amazing Accom.

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Comments (2)

  1. Michelle says:

    What an experience a trip to the gold coast would be. Gondola riding, whale watching, fine dining. Then while the sun sets and at night drive around the city in an exotic or luxury car while going to the best bars and night clubs the city has to offer.

  2. Kwaku Abedi says:

    I thought this post was about Ghana,Africa when i saw the link on twitter,because it used to be called the Gold Coast. Nice pics, would really love to visit…

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