When it comes to feeling the rush, there's no better place to be than the Gold Coast for the adrenaline seeker.
From death-defying stunts that will send shivers down your spine to safer activities that will still give you that rush of excitement, tune in and discover these 5 thrilling activities every adrenaline junkie on the Gold Coast simply must do.
The SkyPoint Climb at the Q1 Tower
The tallest building on the Gold Coast, the Q1 Tower is definitely the place to be if you're looking for that rush of being up so high.
What makes the Skypoint Climb at the Q1 Tower that more exciting is the climb to the top as opposed to just taking a lift up and looking down. The ascend is steep at 270 metres above ground, promising you a worthy reward of stunning 360 degree panoramic views of the Gold Coast comprising city, mountain and sea.
The SkyClimb at the Q1 is the only climb experience on the Gold Coast and offers day or evening climbs. The activity lasts for only 90 minutes from start to finish and is in the open air.
And if you really want to feel the added pump of crazy adrenaline, head to the rooftop of the Q1 on a stormy evening with a nice cool glass of Australian whisky and watch the waves crash in as you feel the static build up in the air and your hair starts standing up. Even though the Q1 Tower does have a lightning rod at the rooftop, lightning strikes won't be far, so take caution and head in when it gets too stormy out there.
Gold Coast Adventure Flights and Aerobatic Flights
An adventure or aerobatic flight with the Gold Coast Adventure Flights team guarantees the rush of adrenaline that will have your heart pumping.
The adventure flights go for either 15 or 25 minutes and expose you to the thrill of flying in a Warbird. The journey takes to the skies cruising along Surfer's Paradise and soaring above the city's landmarks, including Currumbin, Burleigh Heads, Main Beach, and the Q1 Tower.
For the absolute thriller, opt-in for the aerobatic flight that lasts for either 15 or 25 minutes. Here, you will be in the hands of your professional pilot while he performs manoeuvres such as loops and barrel rolls, all while experiencing medium to high g-forces. How extreme you want the experience to be rests on you.
Movie World Theme Park
If you're looking for the most advanced roller coaster ride on the Gold Coast, a visit to Movie World is a must. With the Arkham Asylum ride up for thrills, this ride is unlike any other with the introduction of virtual reality technology while riding a roller coaster. Afraid? Well, you should be!
Strap on your VR headset, get thrown into the world of Gotham City, and go on an action-packed rough ride with Batman and the Joker at speeds of up to 85km per hour.
Be sure to bring a debit or credit card to pay for the $5 fee ride as no cash is taken.
Slideways Go Karting
A quick 10 minutes ride from Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Slideways Go Karting is an epic place to let out some steam and feel the wind against your face.
The brand new facility offers a fantastic way to explore your skills in a three storey layout featuring a tunnel on top of an outdoor section. Unlike several other go karting tracks, Slideways Go Karting has laid out a unique track surface allowing you to drift and take go karting to the next level. Get down and realistic with a need for greater control over your throttle, brakes and steering for a faster lap.
Skydive in the Gold Coast
One of the most extreme sports known to man, skydiving is hands down an absolute adrenaline rush for the adrenaline junkie.
Taking the plunge from as high as 12,000 feet, the view of the Gold Coast beneath you is amazing. Filled with spectacular views of lush rainforest and mountains on one side and beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters on the other, your mind will be blown by how picturesque the Gold Coast is from a bird's point of view.
Gold Coast Sky Dive is the only company that operates directly next to the Coolangatta International Airport, where participants take off from the same runway as passengers departing from the airport. After an amazing jump from the moving plane, your skydiving experience lands in Kirra.
Where should adrenaline junkies stay in the Gold Coast?
If you're looking to stay in a Gold Coast accommodation that places you right next to the heart-racing activities, the Cooly Hotel is where you should stay.
Close to the beach for a good chill after a crazy day or even to catch some waves, the Coolangatta Hotel is only a 7 minute drive from the airport, making you so close to experiencing the ultimate Gold Coast skydiving experience with Gold Coast Sky Dive. With some of the best live entertainment happening every Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by weekday entertainment such as the Tuesday Pool Competition, Wednesday Trivia Night and Musical Bingo Night, there's plenty happening during your days off from your adrenaline pumping activities.
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15 / 10 / 2020