Have an action-packed schoolies with these fun activities.
Heading down to the Gold Coast for schoolies this year? Here are our top picks for staying entertained without spending big bucks.
Enjoy multiple indoor and outdoor putt putt courses right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Prices start around $12.
If skydiving from 14,000ft isn’t your idea of fun but you’re still looking for some thrills, then check out iFLY indoor skydiving.
The experience mimics an outdoor skydive while also being safe and fully controlled so you can feel like a real-life hero without the death-defying stunts. Free2Go members save $30 off selected tickets during off peak times. Check out our review here.
What better way to have some fun with friends than knocking down some pins at the local bowling alley. If you’ve got some extra time, check out the escape rooms or karaoke bar!
Gold Coast theme parks
A short road trip from the marvellous Gold Coast beaches will land you right in theme park paradise.
Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Dreamworld and Sea World all offer excellent days out and fun for everyone. RACQ offers a 4 Park Pass if you’re interested in visiting all the theme parks over a 12-month period.
Take in the very best views of the stunning Gold Coast beaches from the SkyPoint Observation Deck atop Q1. If you want an added shot of adrenalin, check out the Q1 climb which takes you to the very peak of the building - Warning: This isn’t for the faint of heart!
One of the fastest ways to see the waters of the Gold Coast, jet boating is an unforgettable experience and perfect for adrenalin junkies. Bring a towel because you’ll be wet after this thrill ride!
Hire a scooter
There are many shops around the Gold Coast offering cheap scooter hire for Schoolies with a licence. Whether you want petrol or electric, these scooters are a fantastic way of exploring the Surfers Paradise area and are a tonne of fun.
Channel your inner James Bond at the Gold Coast Stunt Park where you can learn the skills that go into being a Hollywood stunt performer. You’ll get to do exciting activities such as abseiling, sword fighting, agility training, fight choreography and high falls.
Ever wanted to see Jackie Chan or Johnny Depp up close and personal? You now can at the Wax Museum, where you will find accurate wax depictions of famous people and characters through history. It’s well worth the visit.