What is there to do in Gold Coast at night?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: October 26, 2018

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The Gold Coast is famous for its sunny day adventures, but what about after the sun sets? Nights don’t always have to be spent in a rowdy bar or luxurious restaurant (although this is always fun.)

The Gold Coast is bursting with an array of night experiences for all ages. Here is our list of the most noteworthy activities on offer!

  • Glow Worm Adventure

    The tropical rainforests of the Gold Coast’s Hinterlands are home to some of the most famous worms in the world, The Glow Worms. Venture into the world of darkness at the Springbrook National Park and find yourself mesmerised by the glow worms sprinkling the cave ceiling. The worms are in fact, not worms at all, but the larvae of a primitive fly, the fungus gnat. The glow from these worms is a natural occurrence due to a chemical reaction within their body. The Springbrook National Park’s worm colony is the largest glow worm colony in Australia and is only a short drive from the city. This is most defiantly a nighttime adventure as the true magic begins after dark. when they start to light up the areas they inhabit like stars in the night sky! Venture on the nocturnal tours to learn more about these magical creatures as the guides lead you through this evening wonderland.

  • Infinity

    Ignite your imagination at the mind-blowing Infinity Attraction. This interactive experience is an optical illusion, with more than 20 different spaces of special effects. This fun activity is sure to excite any age traveller. It is open until 10 pm every night, so head on down and trick your eyes with these glowing bright lights.

  • Night Quarter

    Located in Helensvale, this night market is jam-packed with incredible activities and atmosphere. The buzzing event is held every Friday and Saturday until 10 pm and is perfect for a tasty dinner. Wander through the stalls, taste testing the range of cuisines and alcohol on offer. Listen to the live music played throughout the night, with different genres changing each week. And watch more than 120 entrepreneurs, artisans, and performers that are scattered about the grassy area. This adventure is perfect for the whole family, a truly unique night adventure for the hot summer nights.

  • Ghost Tour

    For a spooky adventure, try out the evening Ghost Tour. Learn about the interesting and chilling past in the Gold coast area, guaranteed to give you goosebumps as you wander down the city’s dark alleyways.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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