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Nine adrenaline-filled adventures on the Gold Coast

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This article was first published on More Gold Coast - your insider's guide to the Gold Coast.

Love the feeling of adrenaline pumping through your veins? We have you sorted! Here is a list of nine action-packed things to do, right here on the Coast. We can feel the rush already...


Imagine jumping out of a plane 14,000ft in the air, then freefalling for a whole minute! That is why skydiving is at the top of the extreme sports list.

Think you have what it takes to jump out of a plane? Gold Coast Skydive can help you out.

The company operates daily, depending on the weather, and jumpers have views of the magnificent coastline and hinterland before landing on the beach in Kirra.

Location: 78 Musgrave Street, Kirra Price:Packages $345 - $415

Jet Boating

Those who prefer to plough through the water at speeds of up to 80kph, there are several jet-boating companies operating from the Broadwater.

Most offer passengers a one-hour, fast-paced trip complete with views of golden beaches, waterfront mansions and local scenery.

Jetpacking, Jet Boarding or Jet Biking

Jetpack Adventures offers three exciting attractions, which are one of the newer experiences on the Gold Coast, and one of the most unique! Giving visitors and locals the thrill of a lifetime as they rocket into the air propelled by the high-pressure spout of water streaming from their backpack.

Located on the Broadwater, the Coast's water playground, you can be flying like James Bond, diving like a dolphin or just riding a bike (on water)!

It's not for the faint-hearted, but those who've tried it say the experience is out of this world.

For an added bonus, you will receive at 2-4-1 dining voucher at the Southport Yacht Club.

For other water sports ideas, check out Five awesome water sports to try this summer

Skypoint Climb

Start your day on a high by taking a journey to the 270 metre summit of the Q1, the Gold Coast's tallest residential tower. Experience incredible 360 degree views of the City's famous coastline and hinterland.

Find out more about the Skypoint Climb.

Indoor Trampoline Parks

With equipment to cater from young children through to gymnasts and professional athletes, this thrill seeking adventure has something for everyone!

Air Factory - which boasts 4,700sqm of bouncing space across 140 trampolines - has opened its doors in Burleigh.

In addition to being the largest in size, Air Factory features an array of unique attractions - including a huge 'Pro Zone' which boasts double size Olympic trampolines, and a 'zorb soccer' arena where participants can test their skills while strapped inside an inflatable ball.

Four 11 metre long trampolines create a tumbling track for the more daring - with a monster 14 metre long air bag imported from the Netherlands at the end to provide a safe landing for aerial tricks.

Bounce - provides more than 50 interconnected trampolines and giant air bags - located in Robina offers slam-dunk areas, dodge ball courts and wall-running.

Yak 52

The newest addition to Gold Coast's adventure attractions is the Yak 52. Gold Coast Adventure Flights can literally turn your world upside down with this genuine Russian military aircraft with an incredible aerobatic flight capability.

The ability to view the city's magnificent skyline while you're hanging upside-down, and experience the powerful G force while the pilot performs loops and barrel rolls is literally breathtaking.

What's it like? Picture the craziest rollercoaster you've been on - then take that rollercoaster 6,000 feet up into the sky and open your eyes to really experience the incredible backdrop that is the Gold Coast.Your stomach will sink, your hair will fly and the adrenaline will kick in.

If you can't keep your eyes open - imagine yourself as trainee fighter pilot embarking on his first dog fight. This aircraft was originally designed by Russian air force as a training aircraft for their pilots prior to graduating into higher tech military fighter planes such as MiG's.

Feel queasy? Let your pilot know and he will adjust your flight accordingly. And for those who are not keen on the aerial aerobatics, the Yak is also available for picturesque flights up the coastline for a lower price.

Sit back and feel the powerful supercharged radial engine as you reach speeds of over 300km/h. Spot all of the city's landmarks - from the Q1, sports stadiums, Jupiters Casino and the grand Broadwater.

Location: 78 Musgrave Street, Kirra Price:Packages $195 - $345

WRX Rally Driving

For those who'd prefer a little more noise and grunt there is a range of high-octane rally car experiences available at Gold Coast WRX Rally Driving

As one of the country's most popular off-road motor sport facilities you'll get a truly exciting experience in a rally-tuned Subaru Impreza WRX STi on a 1.2km purpose-built gravel circuit.

Location:201 Loves Road, Alberton, QLD 4207 Price: $199-$535

Alternatively, the V8 Supercars Official Driving Experience is the closest thing to going wheel-to-wheel at Bathurst you'll find anywhere in the world!

Hang gliding

If soaring like an eagle is more your thing then tandem hang gliding at Mt Tamborine is worth a try. No experience is necessary and SE Queensland Hang Gliding offers a bird's eye view of the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland.

Hang gliding is the purest form of free flight, you experience an incredible feeling of soaring like a bird.

Location: Mountain flights take place at Mt Tamborine or Rosins Lookout Beechmont depending on the weather. Price: $275


Kitesurfing, one of the world's most exhilarating water sports and is strictly for the adventurous. You'll need upper-body strength to control your kite and nerves of steel to master this high-flying adventure sport.

The Gold Coast is perfectly positioned to catch northeasterly trade winds; on a blowy day Narrowneck at Main Beach and Currumbin fill with kitesurfers ripping across the waves.

Book a lesson with one of the schools below - and hang on!

Skyhigh Kitesurfing   Surf FX    Kite Surf Gold Coast

The hardest part of your day will be figuring out which thrill-seeking adventure to take!


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