Make sure you don’t miss these ideas of fun 1 day classes/workshops if you want to try something new and enhance your next Gold Coast holiday?

By: Holiday Holiday Team

In addition to the beautiful beaches, skyline, hospitality, and adventure experiences you can enjoy on the Gold Coast, there are a lot of options of innovative one day courses and activities that can teach you, your family and your friends new and amazing things while having a great time.

Since Holiday Holiday is specialised in Surfers Paradise Accommodation, we will save you the trouble of going through the surf lesson cliche and focus on original ideas, so be bold and picture yourself in each of the suggested activities, who knows what hidden talent you might discover?

Barista Initiation:

Ever wonder how does the baristas create that blended touch of aromas and taste on your daily coffee, or even those beautiful images with the foam of your cappuccino?

Why not try it yourself with one day barista classes while on the Gold Coast and try to create art yourself?

These classes are available in different packages options for individuals and groups to get acquainted with the coffee brewing process from the grain to the cup. Ideal for an activity with your partner or friends.

The coffee degustation part of the classes itself worth the activity, experimenting from a range of different blends of roasted coffee, the sensorial experience of identifying the differences between premium and special coffee from different regions, make it look like traveling to these different places only by tasting these flavours.

Running a quick search, one can see that there are many options of barista initiation class on the Gold Coast to choose from, but one that caught our team’s attention was the Gold Coast Coffee School barista initiation, a class that runs for 3 hours and that does not require any previous experience.

Where: 21 Davenport Street, Southport
Contact: P 07 5532 7836
Prices: 99 – 119* per person
*depending on the specific course, special packages available

Crafting Pottery

Another option are pottery classes, where you can learn to create ceramics in different processes and techniques. Ideal for those looking for a nice and relaxed activity to develop a new skill while spending some time with the mind at ease.

For those, The Gold Coast Pottery Association offers one day pottery workshops embracing everyone in a space of knowledge and good relations.

Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced potter, such workshops are suited for you, there you can learn the basics of the craft or improve your skills, while making new friends and trying something new.

A One day workshop on mould making is scheduled to Sunday, 28 May, 2017 at Benowa. Its goal is to provide hands-on teaching on how to prepare plaster and create a simple one or two-piece plaster mould.

The results handcrafted in your classes can always be kept for good memories of your Gold Coast holiday experience, or be given as a gift to show someone your skills and that you care.

Kids classes are also available, contact for specifics.

Where: Benowa Studio, 173 Ashmore Rd, Benowa.
Contact: Lyn Russel
Prices: 100-150* per person for the workshop
* prices for members and non-members, additional cost to covers materials could be charged.

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Dance Classes

Following the Success of Bleach Festival 2017, which brought Salsa live presentation and Salsa Dancing classes to Helensvalle NightQuarter and Burleigh Heads last April, our team went out to find options for those interested in Gold Coast dancing classes.

Whether it be learning for a personal experience or a couple activity, there are a great deal of dance courses, dance classes and dance workshops available on the Gold Coast, but here we focused on 1 day courses or workshops that brings a more interpersonal experience, while you learn while you have fun and make new friends.

Latino Rock is a Gold Coast dance school that combines the latin, rock and dirty dancing.

There you can go with your partner of alone, practice & dance in an environment with beginners and more advanced classes, where everyone is keen to help and get to know each other.

Where:Burleigh Senior Citizens Centre, 40 Matilda Street.
Contact: 0413003713,
Prices: $10* per person

Baking Experience

Baking classes and workshops are a great option for you and your family and/or friends to have a great time, either if it is to get acquainted or to take your knowledge of baking to the next level, that’s an activity you should consider.

Worldwide recognized Gold Coast Hospitality is the key factor behind the different options of baking classes available, at first, a niche aimed to address the technicalities of the industry as technical chef training, it gained popular demand after successful reality shows like, MasterChef, Cake Boss, and so on.

Similar to the Barista Experience, we found out that baking classes are one of our guest’s favourites things to do on the Gold Coast.

Following that curiosity of the public to the chef activities and skills, a lot of classes and 1 on one baking experiences options become available, varying from student previous knowledge of cooking, duration and price.

Our Insider team is crazy for cupcakes, for this reason we present you the Pearls & Lace Cupcake Class, our favourite option of Gold Coast baking classes available.

Students will learn how to prepare cupcakes for covering with fondant, and how to make laces and flowers and become familiarised with different textures and materials.

Where: Bake Boss Gold Coast, 21 Upton Street, Bundall.
Contact: (07) 5539 8885
Prices: $ 69 p/p

One Day intensive Photography

with different options of cameras, ranging from the portables, mobile phones to the more advanced full-frame DLSR, more photos are taken now in a month, than all the photos taken in the XX century combined.

Posing stats like that, it seems normal that studying and practicing photography seem to be in everyone minds lately, and because of that classes such spending the day with a professional photographer, an innovative way of learning or improving your photography skills, is increasing in popularity.

The Gold Coast Landscape, natural lighting, coastline and views are a perfect scenery for a daily class like this one, where you can experience firsthand the cause and effect of playing with your DLSR camera shutter speed and aperture, while shooting different scenarios and/or activities.
All of that with the expert opinions and after analysis of a professional photographer will make to a rich and lasting photography experience, skills that will surely be useful for this and your following holidays.

Photocoach deliver this kind of experience for one person or couples wanting to upgrade their photography knowledge in company of an experienced professional with a hands-on approach.

Where: Location to be decided by the students and the professor
Contact: 0404 788 485 or
Price: $75/h*
*Discounts available for students and seniors, couples or pair of friends

Learn to Fly

Ifly indoor Skydiving intro Package is the course aimed for those with a more adventurous spirit, is consists of the most intense and rewarding activity that obsesses the human kind for a long time, the flying experience.

Consisting of a huge wind tunnel that generates a great deal of wind, the student step into the wind tunnel to be lifted into flight on a cushion of air.

Where: 3084 Surfers Paradise Boulevard
Contact: 1300 366 364 or
Price: $ 69 – 169* per person
Prices varies according to day of the week and course package

Learn to Sail

Sailing is an experienced to be shared with the whole family or among friends. With that in mind, Southport Yatch Club offers a great variety of activities and classes to newcomers and experienced seadogs alike enjoy the art of sailing.

Varying from the Discover sailing day, which is a free opportunity for those interested in trying or initiating the kids on the sailing on different boat classes.

The activities cover a breakfast prior to the sailing, make sure to bring all your enthusiasm and have fun.

These “sailing days”are held from time to time, make sure to check with the Yatch Club for an specific date or enrol on one of the sailing experience classes available.

Where: 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach
Contact: (07) 5532 7507 or
Price: Free for Sailing Day.

Another good idea to find Gold Coast 1 day classes is to look for meetup groups, where you can mingle and learn with and like the locals.