For a daring start to your day channel your inner adventurer and take a hot air balloon flight. You will start the day bright and early with a champagne breakfast followed by an hour flight floating among the clouds with a stunning bird’s eye view of the coast and its magnificent hinterland. When you touch back on the ground, you might like to chill out for a bit to come down from the remarkable high of the Gold coast hot air balloon flight.
Head to the beach to pull up a patch of sand and engage in some serious relaxation. Now, everybody knows about Surfer’s Paradise, but the Gold Coast has more than 70 km of beach and it would be a crime not to discover some of the more secluded beaches along the strip. Currumbin is a great choice as it offers the triple deal of Currumbin beach, Currumbin Lake and Currumbin Alley. If you want to surf, then the beach is great and for gentle bathing the ocean fed lake is sublime. There are also interesting rock formations that are fun to climb and explore between swimming and sunbathing sessions.
After lunch get head for the hills - or Burleigh Hill at least. Burleigh Hill is part of the Burleigh Head National Park where you can take the 1.5 km Oceanview trail where you can take in dazzling ocean vistas, see ancient volcanic formations and stroll through sub-tropical rainforest right in the centre of the Gold Coast. If you are lucky, you will see migrating whales or playful dolphins passing by as you look out to sea from one of the lookout points on the headland.
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