Top 8 Gold Coast Activities to rev up your weekend

Winter is over and the weather is as close to perfect as you can get it. So if you're planning a trip to the Gold Coast, here are a few things to rev up your weekend!

1. Major Dirt Box

Did you love playing in the sandpit with you as a kid? Did you have to fight friends or siblings for your Tonka Trucks? Do roadworks or construction sites fascinate you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe you should pay a visit to Major Dirt Box at Yatala. There you can spend the day learning to drive excavators, bob cats, dump trucks and more. Major are a Registered Training Organisation who have been around for 20 years so you will get professional tuition whilst having the time of your life.

2. Jet Ski Safaris

There is nothing better than the exhilaration of cruising the stunning water ways of the Gold Coast on a Jet Ski. This Jet Ski Safari takes you on a two and half hour adventure to Stradbroke Island. Once there you will change to a 4x4 dune buggy for a 25-minute adventure across sand dunes. No special licences are required and life jackets and full instructions and safety briefings are provided.

3. Jet Boat Experience

Whilst still on the water, how about taking a Jet Boat Experience with Paradise Jet Boating? This white-knuckle boat ride is sure to get the adrenalin pumping as you twist, spin and cruise your way through the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater.

4. Hydro Fly

Bring out the dare-devil in you with a session at Hydrofly! The latest water jet technology allows you to Flyboard, Hoverboard or Jetpack. Hydrofly is an experience like no other and has to be seen to be believed. All instructors compete at World Championship Levels so you can be assured of top class tuition. Prices start at $99 for a 30-minute session.

5. Go Karting

If you have a little bit of a competitive edge, then why not challenge your family or friends to a race around the tight and twisty track at Slideways Go Karting in Pimpama. The 700m European-style track is sure to get your heart racing as you fly around the track at speeds of up to 70km/hour.

6. V8 Supercar Experience

If Go-Karting seems a little bit tame, then why not take it up a notch or two with a V8 Supercar Experience. Located at Norwell on the northern end of the Gold Coast, the V8 Supercar Experience is where you can jump in the driver’s seat of a V8 Supercar. With professional instruction from V8 Supercar Racing legends like owner and principal instructor Paul Morris this is one car ride you won’t forget in a hurry. There are a number of different Race packages available from a 3-lap ride to a 12-lap drive.

7. Castrol Gold Coast 600

If that’s not enough V8 action, then why not get tickets to the Castrol Gold Coast 600? Held from 21-23 October, this three-day race event combines the energy and excitement of Virgin Australia Supercar racing with the party atmosphere of Surfers Paradise.

8. Slice Virtual Golf

If all that adrenaline pumping activity has worn you out, why not relax afterwards with a leisurely game of golf at Slice Virtual Golf. The OptiGolf Simulator allows you to play golf with real clubs and balls on many of the world’s top golf courses, in air conditioned comfort! Slice Virtual Golf is licenced and also has an awesome pizza menu. Prices start at just $17 per person for a one-hour session.

Quick Facts 
Population 591,000
Area 1,402 km2 (Gold Coast area)
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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