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Gold Coast Attractions

The Diecast Model Expo on the Gold Coast, Queensland is definitely attractive enough for any diecast model collector, but what about the family?

There is lots to do on the Gold Coast and that’s why it would be best to stay a little longer and make a family holiday of your trip to the Diecast Model Expo. The Hotel Grand Chancellor adjoins the Centro Surfers Paradise shopping centre. Here you can find groceries at Woolworths and for dad, the finest whisky in BWS, or simply have a beer at the Surfers Paradise Tavern. For the kids, Timezone is the place to be with dodgem cars, a bowling alley and arcade games galore. All this in the same building complex as your hotel.

If you want to explore, hire a car and take a drive to many of the idyllic locations in the Gold Coast region or experience a bit of retail therapy at the many shopping centres in the city. Or why not learn to surf or enjoy a romantic dinner? Whatever you fancy, the Gold Coast has something for everyone.

Below are only some of the many Gold Coast attractions.


  • Jet-ski safaris
  • Mini golf
  • Off Road Rush
  • Get Wet Surf School
  • Jet Boat Extreme
  • Gold Coast HeliTours

Fishing, cruising and Sailing:

  • Out There Charters
  • Fish the Deep Charters
  • Sunset River Cruise in Paradise
  • Reef Ryder Island Cruise

Day Tours:

  • Cedar Creek Glow Worn Caves
  • Gold Coast ATV Adventures
  • Skywalk (Mount Tamborine)
  • Thunderbird Park (Mount Tamborine)


  • Australia Fair
  • Harbour Town
  • Robina Town Centre
  • Pacific Fair
  • Cavill Mall

Theme Parks:

  • Sea World
  • Movie World
  • Wet‘n’Wild Water World
  • Dreamworld
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Many more activities and attractions can be found in the ‘108 things to see and do on the Gold Coast’, a guide that’s included in your Diecast Model Expo sample bag along with the ‘Gold Coast Tourist Magazine’ which contains hundreds if not thousands of dollars’ worth of savings in discount vouchers.

Think carefully and plan because whether you want to relax and soak up the sun or go hard with extreme sports, three days on the Gold Coast is simply not enough.


*Images Courtesy of Gold Coast Tourism