Friday, March 18, 2011
Gold Coast Entertainment Guide
There’s so much happening year round on Queensland’s Gold Coast that holiday makers (all 10.5 million of them annually) are literally spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment. And the action doesn’t let up around the clock!
The Gold Coast’s famous theme parks are on every visitor’s must-do list, from Dreamworld to Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Warner Bros Movie World and the heart-thumping Adrenaline Park. For a truly mind-boggling experience there’s the Infinity multi-dimensional maze.
Time a visit to the Gold Coast for one of the city’s many legendary festivals and sporting events. The Surfers Paradise Festival runs for four weeks through May and June or coincide your holiday with The Bin Short Film Festival, the Tastes of the Gold Coast food and wine festival or legendary sports events including the ARL Masters Carnival, National Wakeboard Championships, the Trans Tasman Vintage Cricket Carnival, the SuperGP or the Cooly Classic Coolangatta Ocean Swim.
In various precincts such as Broadbeach and Coolangatta-Tweed, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and live performances can be enjoyed until the wee hours. Real party animals, however, head for Surfers Paradise where nightclubs and bars sit cheek by jowl and there’s a huge choice of fun to be had. For a night out with a difference try the retro hip Strike Bowling Bar.
There’s excellent live music entertainment in venues around the Gold Coast. The Australian Outback Spectacular makes for a great night out or head for Conrad Jupiters to enjoy a Las Vegas style stage show then try your luck at the tables in the casino. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre also plays host to world class entertainment, sports events and concerts. For live theatre performances, comedy acts and movies, the Gold Coast Arts Centre at Bundall is the place to go.
There are plenty of Gold Coast hotels to use as your base while exploring all this vibrant region has to offer. So why not head to the Gold Coast soon and check out what’s on?