Now that you’ve arrived at Surfers Paradise in your Gold Coast Airport car rental, we encourage you to check out these 10 unique and thrilling locations. There’s something for everyone on this list – and these activities are just the tip of the iceberg!


Described as “an awesome sensory overload” by one guest, Infinity offers 20 different mazes and environments, each complete with its own special effects, music and “atmosphere sound fields,” that you have to work your way through. It should take you about 40 minutes to complete the experience, which is suitable for people of all ages.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

You may have thought the TV show was amazing enough, but here’s your chance to get up close and personal with these weird and wonderful objects. Inside the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not “Odditorium,” you will see unforgettable exhibits and learn about some of the incredibly odd people who have contributed to history.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets come to life. There will be over 120 stalls selling everything you can imagine, so this is a great opportunity to pick up some fabulous souvenirs. Just make sure your rental car from the Gold Coast has enough room for all of your purchases!

Dracula’s Haunted House

If you would like to experience five floors of sheer terror, and visit exhibits with such welcoming names as “Killer Croc” and “Evil Clowns,” then come along to Dracula’s Haunted House. This is a one-of-a-kind walk-through attraction that will scare you out of your wits. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart!


Have you ever wanted to drive a racecar? Well, here’s your chance to … pretend to drive one! Racecentre is home to the “most advanced racing simulation centres in Australia,” according to its official website. Here, you can either enjoy the experience on your own, or opt to race your friends and family.

7D Cinema

You’ve probably seen a 3D movie by now, but we bet you haven’t seen a 7D one! At the 7D Cinema, there are 10 different experiences to choose from. These all include an exciting movie, a short ride and jaw-dropping special effects. You can climb the Great Wall of China or go on a rollercoaster without ever leaving your seat!

The Wax Museum

The largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, The Wax Museum is Australia’s answer to Madame Tussauds. Here you will encounter incredibly life-like statues of the world’s best and most beautiful celebrities – all made out of wax! A number of fictional characters have also been brought to life in this way.


If you want a great look at the city, you can’t go past Skypoint. This observation deck offers sweeping views of Surfers Paradise, and is located at the top of one of the tallest towers in the entire world! So, you might want to give this activity a miss if you’re terrified of heights!

Surfers Paradise Beach

When the sun is shining, there’s no place better than Surfers Paradise Beach. Whether you want to swim in the azure water or work on your tan as you sit on the sand, this is a great place for a family day out – and it’s absolutely free, of course!

Jet Boat Extreme

Surfers Paradise’s first-and-foremost jet boating experience, Jet Boat Extreme gives you the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful area while speeding through the water. The perfect activity for adrenaline junkies, this 55-minute ride through the waves is something you will be talking about for years to come.