Top Day Trips From The Gold Coast


The Gold Coast is a popular tourist destination with domestic and international visitors but it’s also a great base for a number of day trips.

Lamington National Park – O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Take a two-hour drive into the Gold Coast hinterland to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat which is part of the Lamington National Park. There is plenty to enjoy including:
• Daily Bird Feeding
• Birdwatching
• Wildlife Encounter
• Flying Fox Adventure
• Glow Worm Experience
• Segway Safari
• Sunset Experience
• 4WD Tour
• Tree Top Walk
• Explore Waterfalls
There is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Byron Bay

About a half an hour south from the Gold Coast is Byron Bay. This seaside town is simply beautiful and boasts the following activities:
• Visit Cape Byron Light
• Spend a day on the beach
• Shop for unique goods
• Visit one of the national parks


Just over an hour’s drive north is the Brisbane CBD. The city makes for a great day trip. Some of the things you can do in Brisbane include:
• The Wheel
• See a stage show at QPAC
• Shop at Queen Street Mall
• Have lunch at Jaimie Oliver’s Restaurant
• Take a dip in in Streets Beach
• Cycle the City River Loop


ULTIQA Hotels & Resorts has three great Gold Coast properties to choose from including:
• ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach
• ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach
• ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort
Enjoy all the city has to offer and make a day trip to surrounding areas. If you have been to the Gold Coast before why not try something new on your next visit.


Feature Image Source: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat