5 Active things to do on the Gold Coast when not attending a Commonwealth Games event
If you’re heading to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games, you’ll be looking for some fun things to do between events. We’ve put together a guide to the best things to do.
Swimming at Currumbin Rock Pools
A popular swimming spot with locals and just 15 minutes from Currumbin Beach is this hidden jewel – best of all it’s free. Icy cold, dog-friendly and areas to relax on the grass and have a picnic, you’ll be left wanting to come back. Currumbin Rock Pools are located on Currumbin Valley Road.
Explore Surfers Paradise by bicycle
Pedal your way around paradise. There are plenty of beach bikes for hire for families and groups of up to 30. Cycle down to the spit or out to Sea World. There are also bike sharing spots around the Gold Coast, just download the Mobike app, scan a QR code to unlock it and ride it to your destination. There’s no need to return the bike, it will get collected when you no longer need it.
Surfing or Body Boarding
It’s criminal to come to South East Queensland and not experience the fun of bodyboarding. For the experienced boarder, the south break at Greenmount (near Coolangatta) is where you’ll find locals like Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson. But with more 52 kilometres of golden sands, you’re sure to find the perfect swimming spot, not too far from your accommodation.
SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding
Suitable for all ages, SUP is affordable and there’s plenty of great spots to try your hand at it. Tallebudgera Creek is a favourite spot and for as little as $30 you can hire a board for 2 hours.
High Ropes Course
Want to challenge yourself to new heights, there are two high ropes course, one at Currumbin Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Adventure Park and another at Tambourine Mountain Adventure Park, a leisurely drive into the hinterland. You’ll need comfortable activewear and a good pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes.