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Top Day Trips From The Gold Coast

By admin | October 18, 2018

The Gold Coast is a popular tourist destination with domestic and international visitors but it’s also a great base for a number of day trips.

Lamington National Park – O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat


Image: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Take a two-hour drive into the Gold Coast hinterland to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat which is part of the Lamington National Park. There is plenty to enjoy including:

  • Daily Bird Feeding
  • Birdwatching
  • Wildlife Encounter
  • Flying Fox Adventure
  • Glow Worm Experience
  • Segway Safari
  • Sunset Experience
  • 4WD Tour
  • Tree Top Walk
  • Explore Waterfalls

There is something for the whole family to enjoy.


Byron Bay


Image: NSW National Parks

About a half an hour south from the Gold Coast is Byron Bay. This seaside town is simply beautiful and boasts the following activities:

  • Visit Cape Byron Light
  • Spend a day on the beach
  • Shop for unique goods
  • Visit one of the national parks


Just over an hour’s drive north is the Brisbane CBD. The city makes for a great day trip. Some of the things you can do in Brisbane include:

  • The Wheel
  • See a stage show at QPAC
  • Shop at Queen Street Mall
  • Have lunch at Jaimie Oliver’s Restaurant
  • Take a dip in in Streets Beach
  • Cycle the City River Loop

ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts has three great Gold Coast properties to choose from including:

  • ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach
  • ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach
  • ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort

Enjoy all the city has to offer and make a day trip to surrounding areas. If you have been to the Gold Coast before why not try something new on your next visit.


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