October 10, 2023

It's time to get away to the heart of the sunshine playground

We’re ecstatic about Bonza commencing their direct flights to and from the Gold Coast on the 21st of November - so if you’re dreaming of a summer getaway, here are our top picks to truly experience all the Gold Coast has to offer.

Theme parks + Topgolf

Fun for the whole family, and the fearless at heart, the Gold Coast is Australia’s home of theme parks. Whether you want to make a splash at Wet ‘n’ Wild, experience the wonders of marine life at Seaworld, meet the characters at Movie World or take on the giant drop at Dreamworld, this thrillseekers paradise truly has something for everyone!

Fancy a hit? Gold Coast houses Australia’s only Topgolf precinct - so whether you’re a golf master or an amateur, you’re guaranteed a fun time with many games to choose from to practice your swinging skills!


Day trip to Byron Bay

If you’re venturing to the Gold Coast, you can’t go past a trip to the iconic coastal town of Byron Bay.

Just over an hour's drive south, it’s the perfect place for catching some waves or exploring the stunning rainforests. For the foodies, there are many eateries to tantalise your tastebuds. We especially love Moonlight, Pipit and The Farm.

Hot tip: A trip to Byron isn’t complete without sinking your feet in the sand and taking in the stunning vistas from the lighthouse!


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close to Aussie wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. While you’re venturing through the sanctuary, be sure to book an encounter with one of their animal friends (like the crocs!) or pop by the iconic bird show.


Tamborine Mountain

Just under an hour from the Gold Coast is the sanctum of Tamborine Mountain. The lush rainforest is brimming with stunning greenery, picturesque views and an abundance of activities to fill your day. We suggest taking a dip in one of the many rock pools, or a stroll around the mountain.


Water Activities

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can’t go past Jet Boat Extreme in Surfers Paradise. Expect to get splashed with this action-packed aqua experience, with the boat travelling at speeds over 80km/h - you’re sure to feel a rush.

If inflatables on the water are more your jam, why not try out GC Aqua Park. Located in Southport, challenge yourself to their large range of obstacles, swings and slides.

Want to take a dive? Visit Queensland Scuba Diving Company for a no-experience-needed scuba diving adventure. Explore the local depths and swim amongst local marine life - and even hand-feed some fish!


Food and wine delights

If your idea of a relaxing afternoon includes a platter and a delicious drop - you’re in luck! The Gold Coast has many wine and food tours to tickle your fancy. Whether you prefer exploring the vineyards nestled in the hinterlands of Mount Tamborine, or sampling delicious cuisine aboard a cruise, the Gold Coast has something for all food and wine enthusiasts!


So what are you waiting for? Pull out the suitcase and book your Queensland adventure on the Bonza app today! And to help you kickstart your planning, why not try Bonza’s newest feature - Bonza Holidays. Where you can get a competitive price on flights and accommodation, as well as 8kg carry on, seat selection and 23kg checked baggage - perfect to fit a few more goodies from your travels!

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