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Top things to do on the Gold Coast

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It’s impossible not to love the Gold Coast with its gorgeous green landscapes and beautiful golden beaches, but it’s so much more than just a pretty place to call home. The city offers something for everyone. No matter how you like to spend your spare time, there’s never a dull moment to be had. Here’s how to live your best life on the Gold Coast. 

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For laidback loungers

Many Gold Coast locals live an active lifestyle, but they also know the importance of slowing down and taking it easy. It’s no wonder then that tranquil bathhouses have started popping up everywhere. When you feel tension starting to creep in or need to take a timeout from your busy schedule, head to Soak Bathhouse in Mermaid Beach or The Bathhouse in Currumbin for a dip in a hot tub or a steamy wood-fire sauna session. 

Looking for more laidback ways to enjoy the Gold Coast? Catch waves at Snapper Rock, sip on cocktails at The Island’s sun-drenched rooftop bar, or simply stay at home: Every day in our latest Mater Prize Home lottery No. 309 feels like a holiday! Spend your days swimming in your sparkling pool, barbecuing in your alfresco area overlooking the water, or curl up with a good book or movie in any of your three living spaces. 

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For adventure seekers

If it’s adrenalin you seek, you’ve come to the right pocket of paradise. The Gold Coast is home to Australia’s best theme parks and water parks and they’re all within half an hour of your prize home. Free-fall 39 stories on Dreamworld’s Giant Drop, ride the tallest, longest and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere at Movie World, speed up to 41 kilometres per hour down Wet ‘n’ Wild’s KABOOM! water slide, and check out one of Seaworld’s newest rollercoaster ride, the Leviathan. 

After you’ve put your annual theme park passes to good use, get your thrills high up in the treetops at Australia's largest adventure park, TreeTop Challenge Gold Coast. Craving even more? For an unforgettable adrenalin rush that also happens to boast one of the best views on the Gold Cost, try the Q1 SkyPoint Climb for incredible 360° views of the hinterland, beach, and skyline. Or, just jump on your Sea-Doo FishPro Scout Jet Ski and go!

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For nature lovers

Nature lovers will never be bored on the Gold Coast. From the gold to the green, the stunning coastline and hinterland landscapes offer so many outdoor adventures. Tamborine Mountain is the perfect place to go hiking as many trails take you through lush forests and reward you with cascading waterfalls at the end. The Natural Bridge inside Springbrook National Park is another magical must-see. The short hike to get there through this wildlife-packed part of the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests is just as special as the rock arch itself. 

Don’t forget to see the Gold Coast from all angles, including on the water from the comfort of your own Sea Fox 228 Commander Boat—which comes included in your home lottery prize package. After cruising the canals in your own ‘backyard’, head to the open sea and explore further afield: South Stradbroke Island is only a few kilometres from home! 


For shopaholics

When it comes to shopping on the Gold Coast, the selection of weekend markets can’t be beat. While enjoying the beautiful weather, buzzing atmosphere, and meeting fellow locals along the way, you can stock up on locally grown produce and discover all kinds of unique handcrafted treasures. Some top Gold Coast markets to check out include Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, The Village Markets at Burleigh Heads, Miami Marketta’s night markets, and Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets. 

As for shopping centres, Pacific Fair is unlike any you’ve probably shopped at before, combining everyday essentials with international designer brands like Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. It also channels that indoor/outdoor flow you enjoy so much in your own prize home within its layout, so you can enjoy the Gold Coast’s sunshine without being stuck inside as you shop. Plus, imagine all the fun you could have here spending the $30,000 in cashable gold bullion, included in your prize lottery!

Ready to experience the best activities for your personality on the Gold Coast? Buy your tickets today to win this Mater Prize Home lottery and live every day to the fullest. Plus, for every ticket you purchase you’re helping support the vital medical research and patient care at Mater.

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