Ease into your Gold Coast adventure with Pure Aloha Yoga, offering a private stand-up paddleboard yoga session on calm Tallebudgera Creek.
Next, get on a beach cruiser bicycle from Action Outdoor Hire, and take the 36-kilometre coastal path of the Gold Coast Oceanway. From Point Danger in Tweed Heads to The Spit in the north, it’s peppered with golden beaches and accessible viewing platforms (look out for whales from May through September).
Enjoy a beachside brunch at The Tropic at legendary Burleigh Pavilion. Just a short cycle from Tallebudgera Creek it offers sensational ocean views and bottomless Veuve Clicquot.
Head to qtQT Gold Coast to check in to their new open-air rooftop cabin. Relax with a fireside aperitivo or indulge in a spaQ treatment.
More thrills await at Australia’s tallest residential tower, the Q1 Resort and Spa. Tackle the Q1 with the SkyPoint Twilight Climb, which takes you a thrilling 270 metres above the ocean to watch as the city below starts to sparkle.
Afterwards, treat your tastebuds with Palette’s tasting menu.
Fuel up at QT’s Bazaar - this is not your average hotel buffet – there are tantalising dishes inspired by traditions served up in Middle Eastern souks, Asian hawker markets and Latin American bodegas, from slow-cooked meats and fresh seafood to sweet treats that are as pretty as they are tasty. T
Then, venture out on the Gold Coast’s sparkling waterways for a private three-hour charter with Sailing in Paradise. Cruise to secluded Stradbroke and Wavebreak islands, glide alongside bottlenose dolphins, before plunging into the wonderfully warm waters for a spot of snorkelling.
Don your scuba gear and explore the world’s first buoyant reef. Gold Coast’s latest and greatest dive site, Wonder Reef features nine ethereal structures that support an incredibly diverse ecosystem of aquatic life. Gold Coast Dive Adventures has your transport and equipment hire sorted.
Fire up your Friday night at QT’s Stingray Lounge for an unforgettable evening of tacos and salsa. Or, simply sit back and chill with a chilli coconut margarita in hand.
At dawn catch a sunrise hot-air balloon flight from Canungra, an hour from QT. Your complimentary breakfast is served hot at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, accompanied by sparkling wine and vineyard views from the verandah.
An hour and 15 minutes’ drive from the vineyard, secluded glamping tents at Nightfall Camp, in Lamington National Park await. This fully-catered escape is sure to leave you rejuvenated and at one with nature. Enjoy a massage beside Christmas Creek, venture out for a hike or simply enjoy the twin vintage bathtubs and crackling fireplace of your safari-style tent.
After dark, Nightfall comes alive with organic meals. There’s no set menu as your hosts create a bespoke meal tailored to your tastes. Produce is sourced from the Nightfall kitchen garden and small regional suppliers, with a focus on native bush tucker.
Savour a homemade organic breakfast at Nightfall Camp before exploring a different pocket of the hinterland. An hour’s drive to TreeTop Challenge, where you can soar across canyons and a lush emerald-green rainforest canopy on one of Australia’s longest and most thrilling zip-line tours. There is also a challenging network of high-ropes courses.
A hike through the hinterland is the ideal way to end your Gold Coast adventure. Close by you’ll find the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, set across 12 hectares of rainforest. The 1.5-kilometre walk offers a dreamy view of this special part of the coast.
Read the full itinerary at Signature Luxury Travel here.
Signature Luxury Travel: Restore Your Inner Peace with this Gold Coast Wellness Itinerary
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.