Photos © courtesy Crystal Castle & Shambala Gardens
Come to the home of the arts and crafts galore, historic buildings, museums, environmental centres and more fruit than Carmen Miranda's head-dress!
Tourist attractions abound in the region; from museums and historic houses to wildlife parks, lighthouses, art galleries, retail outlets, and our magnificient beaches and World Heritage listed National Parks and reserves.
Tariff is indicative only (per person).
Open 7 days* from 10am-5pm, and home of the biggest and most beautiful crystals in the world.
Explore the Shambhala Gardens and rainforest. Find yourself in an ancient labyrinth, and visit the only Kalachakra World Peace Stupa in the southern hemisphere.
Join in free daily workshops and experiences. Enjoy views, local coffee and delicious food at the Lotus Cafe, and discover your own special crystal in our showroom and gallery. Day, Month & Annual Passes from $22, direct online. Entry includes your own 128 page Crystal Castle Guidebook.
*Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
The museum is open daily from 9am to 4pm, EAST, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday, with a large collection of naval and maritime memorabilia: a full size La Balsas raft which succesfully completed a trans Pacific voyage from South America, and many other interesting displays. Admission by donation
Cape Byron Headland Reserve stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, with a spectacular cliff top walking track offering panoramic views of the ocean and north coast hinterland. Visitor centre, shop and lighthouse tours.
Vehicle parking fees apply, pedestrian access is free.
Open 9.00am - 5.00pm seven days a week. Visit a wildlife park with a difference!
Nestled in secluded bushland in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, come and view animals in surroundings similar to their natural habitat and enjoy daily ranger-guided wildlife shows. Cafe (10am-2pm daily), and souvenir shop.
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - $54.90, Adults $21.50, Concession $14.25
Home to the Margaret Olley Art Centre, touring exhibitions from capital city galleries, and public programs showcasing local talent, the TRG also displays previous Doug Moran Potrait Prize winners, along with other donated and purchased works.
Daily guided tours, and art classes, craft workshops and school holiday programs are also offered.
The galley has cafe and a gift and souvenir shop.
Open 10am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. Free Admission
Displays showcase the patterns of settlement, industry and agriculture that have shaped the Valley, and provide insights into contemporary life in the Shire. School groups and special interst groups welcome by arrangement.
Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Free Admission
A NSW NPWS Historic Site open daily, features a mangrove boardwalk and walking track winding through the site and free use of picnic facilities with electric barbecues.
The Cultural Centre has a museum, and a shop offering aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs.
Private tours, small groups, school groups and special interest groups of 20+, are welcome. Indigenous guides are available by arrangment, to provide guided interpretive tours through the museum and site with its relics, flora and fauna. $p.o.a.
The shop and museum open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm. Museum entry $15 per adult, $7.50 concession and children.
Book* selected tours and activities below or search wotif.com for more options.
Enjoy a day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can meet Australia's largest selection of native animals. Be amazed by more than 67 acres (27 ha) of natural bush land and rainforest, featuring extraordinary wildlife encounters and shows.
All the fun, adventure, and excitement of the Gold Coast's family-friendly theme parks is at your fingertips with this 7-day combo pass. Meet your favourite Warner Bros. characters at Film World, discover the wonders of the ocean at Sea World, and splash into a world of extreme water slides at Wet'n'Wild Water World.
Enjoy double the excitement and thrills at Dreamworld and WhiteWater World theme parks with unlimited entry for 7 days. Conveniently located next to each other, you can easily walk from one park to the other and discover all of the attractions at your own pace. Plus, get amazing views from SkyPoint.
Spectacular views of the Gold Coast from SkyPoint Observation Deck, Australia's only beach-side observation deck. Travel from the ground to the 77th floor of the iconic Q1 resort building, in just 43 seconds, aboard one of the world's fastest lifts. The 360-degree platform offers sweeping views of the beaches, hinterland and the Gold Coast skyline, from 230 m (754 feet) above sea level.
Enjoy an Aussie farm experience, spending a day out in the country living every kid's fantasy. See sheep dogs round up a flock of sheep, learn to use a boomerang, and even feed kangaroos in a natural setting. Includes a delicious Aussie-style barbecue lunch.
Fruit Trees and Rainforest Trees for Australian Backyards.
For 2-50 ppl, school groups, buses and coaches welcome. Learn about our pioneering family dairy farm, and our automated milking technology.