Couples who skydive together, stay together
Sometimes romantic holidays don’t have to just be about sipping wine and enjoying candle-lit dinners. If you and bae are fans of being active in the outdoors, why not head to Queensland, Australia? The subtropical climate throughout the year makes this region an especially great place to explore its great outdoors all year round.
The two most notable cities in Queensland are Gold Coast and its capital city, Brisbane located just under an hour’s drive away. Pack your bags now for an adventurous holiday with this itinerary guide!
Welcome to Brisbane! Upon arrival in the city, it’s time to head to the hotel and check-in. Depending on your arrival time, join a city day tour with a convenient pick up at your hotel.
Brisbane city day tour
Enjoy wonderful Brisbane city sights on this afternoon tour. Your first stop – Mt. Coot-tha lookout. You’ll be treated with a panoramic view of the city and Moreton Bay. Easily one of the best viewing spots in the city, sharing this moment with bae is even more special. Next up, head to the iconic XXXX Brewery for a guided tour before concluding with a delicious brew tasting session and back to the hotel.
Dinner at Howard Smith Wharves
The city’s thriving and vibrant latest entertainment and lifestyle destination, Howard Smith Wharves is home to brewery bars, eateries, green spaces, and even more riverside restaurants to come.
Start Day 2 of your trip on a high, literally, with a Brisbane skydiving experience. A must-do for the adrenaline-seekers when in Brisbane, you’ll be leaping off from exhilarating heights of up to 15,000 feet. With one-of-a-kind bird’s eye view and heart-pumping experience, nothing like a lil skydiving to make you buzzed and excited for the rest of the day!
Kangaroo Point & Brisbane River
Still excited from the skydiving, top-up on that adrenaline rush with a Kangaroo Point cliffs abseiling experience. After you abseil down from up to 20 meter high cliffs, make full use of your abundant energy by kayaking on the Brisbane River. Along the way, you’ll be treated with spectacular views of the city skyline and the Brisbane River.
Dinner at Paddington
Photo Credit: Darling & Co
Step into the charming suburbs to see the real Brisbane at Paddington. Come for the shopping at boutique stores and vintage, antique shops but stay for the trendy restaurants and gastropubs. The city views from Paddington’s many hills is also hard to say no to.
Travel to Gold Coast
Time to pack up and check out from Brisbane. Start the day bright and early with a bus ride from Brisbane to Gold Coast. Book your Greyhound Australia bus transfer in advance for a smooth and hassle-free trip. The journey takes a little over an hour and if you take the 11:30am bus, you’ll reach Gold Coast before 1pm.
SkyPoint Climb & SkyPoint Observation Deck
After checking in to your hotel in Gold Coast, head over to SkyPoint, Gold Coast’s highest attraction. Get those legs moving and soak in the fresh air perched atop Q1 Resort at the SkyPoint Climb.
If you prefer to have a relaxing day, you can also opt to visit just the SkyPoint Observation Deck. Grab a bite to eat while you enjoy the sprawling view of the city and watch the crashing waves below you as well as the sparkling golden sand.
Dinner at Miami Marketta
Right in Miami of Gold Coast (not to be confused by the famous city in the U.S.) is a Miami Marketta, a must-visit trendy food spot! This laneway dining experience has 25 food vendors selling delectable eats spanning from the street foods of Thailand to sweets from France, Spanish tapas, iconic New York City dishes, and more. The Marketta Street Food is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Surfing lesson in Gold Coast
When in Australia, it’s a shame not to surf, or at least attempt to! There’s no better place than in Gold Coast’s dazzling shores and surfing hotspots. Book a Gold Coast surfing experience from Klook with access to a two-hour beginner’s surfing lesson that equips you with a soft beginner’s surfboard, a wetsuit, and sunscreen. Opt for one of the few Gold Coast locations – Surfers Paradise, Kirra Point or Broadbeach.
Lunch at Burleigh Pavilion
After working up an appetite from surfing, time to treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Burleigh Pavilion. With some of the most gorgeous beachfront water views, the Pavilion’s Bar is a casual outdoor space perfect for a cosy lunch. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, fish and chips, burgers, and more at the restaurant. They welcome walk-ins and fellow surfers straight from the beach too at the outdoor dining area!
Parasailing in Gold Coast
Ready for more outdoor excitement? Fly as high as the clouds on this unforgettable parasailing experience. You’ll get strapped onto the harness, clipped onto the parachute and next thing you know, you’ll be released into the sky! For the lovebirds, you can opt for the tandem parasail!
Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
Head to the iconic Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise, located right in the heart of Gold Coast. Take a break from exploring nearby spots like Surfers Paradise beach and dig into a delicious two or three-course menu. Book your Hard Rock Cafe meal in advance from Klook with discounts so you can indulge without a hefty price tag. You’ll be able to see Surfers Paradise Boulevard as you enjoy your meal!
Natural Arch and Springbrook Tour
Immerse yourself in the lush nature of the Gondwana World Heritage Rainforests in this nature half-day tour. Begin your adventure at the Natural Bridge where you can see the Springbrook National Park and the iconic Natural Arch plus 5 different waterfalls. You will also visit the stunning waterfall at the Arch and go inside a basalt cave to witness the hypnotic cascading waters through its roof.
Before bidding the Queensland goodbye, take one last relaxing stroll along Surfers Paradise and soak in the salty fresh air and charming atmosphere. Don’t forget to bring along your camera to snap up some last final shots with bae as a keepsake.
Begin your adventure in Queensland, Australia!
Enjoy 10% off your Brisbane and Gold Coast activities with the code “MYGOLD10” at no minimum spend with discount capped at RM60, from now until 31 August 2019.
Make sure you have a smooth-sailing trip by pre-booking your travel essentials on Klook. Here are just a few of the things that every traveller needs:
4G WiFi & SIM Card
Shared Brisbane Airport Transfers (BNE) for Brisbane
Private Brisbane Airport (BNE) Transfers for Brisbane CBD
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) Express Bus Transfers by SkyBus
Shared Gold Coast Airport Transfers (OOL) for Gold Coast
Private Gold Coast Airport (OOL) Transfers for Gold Coast CBD
There is so much more to explore in Queensland and take in. To find out more on everything that this tropical state has to offer, read up on the following Queensland articles on Klook:
The Great Queensland Road Trip Guide For Beginners
Adventurous Activities In Gold Coast & Brisbane
Detox Holiday In Gold Coast & Brisbane
Family-Friendly Activities In Australia’s Gold Coast And Brisbane