Things to doThe most popular attractions in the Gold Coast north region are, without a doubt, the theme parks. So, get up close and personal with marine creatures at Sea World, brace yourself for the exhilarating rides at Dreamworld, hang out with your fave characters at Warner Bros. Movie World and take a splash at Wet'n'Wild. If you'd rather go fishing than ride roller coasters, you can try your luck in the angling paradise of Runaway Bay or just live it up and hire a yacht to cruise around the harbour for a day. And if the prestige of sailing around in a yacht has gotten to your head, how about spending a few nights on Hope Island? This community is for the really elite and if you pop into the island's Sanctuary Cove estate, you'll see million-dollar houses that back onto picturesque canals with picturesque private yachts to match! While you're here, you can unwind in a day spa or hit the links at the championship golf course. And if you'd like to see some more of those pretty yachts, head down to the Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard in Coomera. This is the largest marina in the entire southern hemisphere, so you can either take out a second mortgage to pay off your very own yacht or just pretend that you've got money to spend while you wander around.
Shopping and dining
Need to scratch that retail itch? Look no further than Runaway Bay Shopping Village and Westfield Helensvale for all your shopping and dining needs. Alternatively, you can sit down for a fancy meal at one of the waterfront restaurants in the Hope Sanctuary Marine Village or indulge in dinner and a show at the Australian Outback Spectacular.