Do you enjoy pumping the blood in your veins as hard as it will go? Does your brain get its kicks being flooded with adrenaline? Then you’re bound to enjoy these five action-packed activities on the Gold Coast.
1. Clamber up the Sky Point Climb
If you thrive on the thrill of heights, you’ll be itching to visit the Sky Point Climb. Australia’s highest external building walk, the climb has you edging your way up the iconic Q1 Resort Buliding, 270 metres into the air.
Mar 29, 2018 at 1:00am PDT
The whole experience lasts for 90 minutes and gifts you with a 360 degree view of the city. Your guide will be able to point out some of the sights and major landmarks to gawk at.
2. Ride or drive in a V8 Buggy
Run by two passionate motorsport fans, Off Road Rush will give your exactly what their name suggests. V8 buggies are some of the most insane racing vehicles on the planet. Normally members of the public would only get to interact with them through watching motorsport, but here you can get up close and personal.
Nov 5, 2017 at 2:48am PST
The company offers many different ways to experience the powerful buggies, with packages to put you in the drivers seat available alongside those that let you ride with a professional driver.
3. Go for a spin on a jet ski
Riding a jet ski is one of the most exciting ways to experience the sparkling waters of the Gold Coast. With Jet Ski Safaris, you can hire your own and explore the hidden islands around the place, spotting dolphins and turtles as you go.
Mar 21, 2018 at 5:34pm PDT
You can choose time periods of either 30 minutes, one, one and a half, or two hours. Each has a different route, the longer ones taking you further afield.
4. Jump out of a plane with Gold Coast Skydive
Skydiving is one of those things that is a little hard to explain to someone who doesn’t love extreme sports – “Wait, so you jump out of a plane and feel the terror of falling? Why on earth would you do that?”. The answer is, of course, for the thrill of it.
Mar 19, 2018 at 2:14pm PDT
Gold Coast Skydive is the premier operator on the Gold Coast. Take off is from the airport, so you’ll enjoy scenic views all the way up. After you dive from the plane in tandem with an instructor, you’ll on Kirra beach.
5. Fly about with a jetpack
It’s always fun when someone brings a piece of technology from cinema into the real world. That’s kind of what’s happened with Jet Pack Adventures and the water powered devices they’ve made since 2012. Once you’re strapped into the jetpack with a five point safety harness, you’re free to jet off. Water is fed into the jetpack via a 20 metre hose, so while you can’t exactly fly away, you can get all the sensations that an actual jetpack would bring.
Sep 3, 2017 at 4:02am PDT
Fun fact: the youngest person to have used the jetpack is 10, while the oldest is 89!
Well what are you waiting for? It’s high time you book your car hire on the Gold Coast and crack into these adventures!