Would you like to know what are the summer holiday activities that won’t break the bank while holidaying on the Gold Coast?

Summer is the most wonderful time of year, full of holiday traditions and quality time spent with friends and family. However, we understand that after December and all those fancy dinners and presents can really add up.  So, we’ve compiled a list of summer holiday activities that won’t break the bank, that you can enjoy on the Gold Coast.

 No. 1: Surfers Paradise Beach

Surfers Paradise Beach is iconic, and a must do when visiting Queensland. On a beautiful Gold Coast day, there’s not much you need to enjoy the sun, sand and surf of the beach in Surfers Paradise. Just remember to pack sunscreen, a hat and of course, always swim between the flags.

No. 2: Paddle Boarding at Tallebudgera Creek

Paddle boarding is a great activity that will get you outdoors and exercising. Tallebudgera Creek, located 20 minutes away from Surfers, is a calm and picturesque creek that offers perfect conditions for beginners, those with more experience and everyone in between. You can pick up a paddle board from Action Outdoor Hire for only $30 for 2 hours.

No. 3: Picnic at Burleigh Hill

A visit to Burleigh Heads is a must when staying on the Gold Coast, and Burleigh Hill is undoubtedly the most popular picnic destination, and it’s easy to see why! Located about 25 minutes away from Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Hill offers plenty of space to spread out with a picnic rug, delicious food and drinks, and your favourite people. The Instagram-worthy views of the Surfers Paradise skyline are something to dream about.

No. 4: Surfers Paradise Bike ride

Want to see more of the Gold Coast? Hire a bike in Surfers Paradise and cruise down the coastline, it’s only a 10-minute bike ride to Broadbeach. If you’re up for a longer cruise, keep heading south to Mermaid Beach, here you’ll find a more peaceful part of The Gold Coast with plenty of space on the beach and plenty of cafés to check out. You can hire bikes in Surfers Paradise from $15 only!

No. 5: Hiking in the hinterlands

Natural Bridge in Springbrook is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, and is only a 45-minute drive away. The rainforest walk is 1km long and offers gorgeous scenery including a natural waterfall. Throughout the day, you’ll be able to see native wildlife including birds, frogs and koalas. And by night, you can see a colony of glow worms on the roof of a naturally formed cave. Entry to the national park is free.

For all your holiday needs on the Gold Coast, the friendly Holiday Holiday team will be more than happy to discuss your Gold Coast accommodation needs. Speak to one of our team members for summer holiday activities that won’t break the bank.

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