One of the best things about being situated on Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise is that some of the best local attractions are literally steps away. While a trip on the G:Link light rail is actually pretty fun, and makes exploring the Gold Coast easier than ever, there’s certainly something to be said for days packed full of experiences without having to travel.
So let’s jump right in. Our top picks for a fun-filled day just outside our door starts with a stop by the iconic Gold Coast Wax Museum. To get there, all you have to do is just cross the road! It’s open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm, which sounds like an opportunity for a nice sleep-in and leisurely breakfast on your private balcony if you ask us!
Once you’re ready to rub shoulders with some of the most famous celebrities in the world, step into the largest wax museum in Australia. Grab selfies with Crocodile Dundee, the royal family, Michael Jackson, Captain Jack Sparrow, or any one of the 110+ lifelike wax figures on display. Then step into the Chamber of Horrors for a chilling history lesson in the different forms of punishment used in various cultures around the world throughout time.
If you aren’t too creeped out, your next stop is the adrenaline packed Sling Shot Gold Coast Fun Park. Just stroll two streets north to find it on Palm Avenue. Jump on the Sling Shot where you’ll be catapulted into the air at 160km/hour, travel 80m into the air with an acceleration force of 60G’s! If you’ve got a strong stomach, the Vomatron is next on the list. Spin through the air at over 120km/hour and then change direction again. There’s also bungy trampolines or games of mini golf available if extreme thrills aren’t quite your thing.
After all this excitement, you might find stopping for lunch sounds like just the thing. We highly recommend dropping by Waxy’s Irish Pub - a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Select from traditional Irish fare, or your more typical pub meals in good sized portions and pizza. This charming spot boasts two levels of entertainment plus a rooftop bar to enjoy.
About a minute walk away is Infinity - the ultimate Gold Coast attraction. Don’t be deceived, this isn’t just for kids. For half an hour you’ll be transported into another world that will leave your senses reeling! From optical illusions, so special effects, sound fields, aromas, music, and atmosphere that will leave you wanting more!
From here you can wander at your leisure, exploring the range of trendy local shops, stop for a coffee, grab a spa treatment in Cavill Lane, or find the perfect gift or keepsake to remind you of your travels.
Having worked up a serious appetite, and a buffet dinner at Bazaar is guaranteed to exceed all of your expectations. Select from made to order dishes, or sample a little of everything from the extensive range of offerings including salads, roasts, seafood, and Asian delights and dumpling station. Let’s not forget the temptation of the exquisite dessert bar. Once you’ve had your fill, you can finish up your evening enjoying a few drinks and a dance at the Stingray Lounge Bar, or sample signature cocktails at Yamagen. Either option is a perfect finish to an action packed day just steps from your Centrepoint apartment accommodation.