Below is a list of the top and leading Landmarks in Gold Coast. To help you find the best Landmarks located near you in Gold Coast, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Gold Coast’s Best Landmarks:
The top rated Landmarks in Gold Coast are:
- Gold Coast Wax Museum
- Warner Bros. Movie World
- SkyPoint Observation Deck
Gold Coast Wax Museum
Gold Coast Wax Museum is one of the longest lasting attractions on the Surfers Paradise scene. Founded in 1968, the Wax Museum was located in The Wax Museum arcade amongst the lively glitter strip that Surfers Paradise was known, and still is, known for.
The front of the building was covered in smaller versions of the famous face that they have today. It featured a dungeon for the Chamber of Horrors which is accessible by a spiral staircase.
In year 1996, The Wax Museum was relocated to Gold Coast Highway. This new location debuted the much bigger famous face at ground level. The face on their current location is the same face, although it has had many a ‘facelift’ to maintain its aesthetic over the years.
At this location they experienced such rapid growth that they outgrew their location and looked for a larger space to display their newly purchased wax figures. The new location needed to allow room for expansion and to facilitate the speedy growth of the tourist industry at this time.
In 2002 they relocated to their current residence on 56 Ferny Avenue. This location also gave them the opportunity to once again create a ‘dungeon’ for the Chamber of Horrors and a much larger space for the Famous People section.
Wax Museum Exhibits
“The staffs were very friendly and have good sense of humor. Very Informative tour of Chamber of Horrors. I was also given ample time to translate in Chamber of horrors.
It took us 30 minutes to go through Chamber of horrors and and the famous people section. The most remarkable thing was the friendly nature of the staffs.” –
Sanjeev Kumar Khadka
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World is owned and operated by Village Roadshow via Village Roadshow Theme Parks since the take over from WarnerMedia.
The park contains various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from roller coasters and motion simulators to and slow river rides. In addition, famous characters also patrol all over the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. These include Batman, Green Lantern, Austin Powers, Superman, Marilyn Monroe, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo and various Looney Tunes characters. Minor street shows including singing performances and skits are also present. The All-Star Parade showcases characters alongside movie-themed floats and vehicles.
There are a numerous active film studios within the Movie World complex. The first Scooby-Doo film, House of Wax, the 2003 Peter Pan film, Ghost Ship, The condemned and Fortress are amongst the countless films and television series produced at Warner Roadshow Studios.
Thrill Rides, Family Rides, Shows & Entertainment, Exclusive Experiences, Shops, Foods, Events, Groups & Functions
“There isn’t much to dislike about movie world unless you hate fun.. this park is filled with the most thrilling coasters imaginable and heart pounding rides. There is ample fun for the kids in their own section of the park. If you aren’t into rides there isn’t a great deal for you here to be fair. A movie theatre playing 1 movie, good food and a stunt show. Other than that you may be going as a bag and loose items carrier for the people who are riding but not doing a whole lot.” – Zac Mawdsley
SkyPoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint Observation Deck is located on the Q1 Building in Surfers Paradise and is Australia’s only beach side observation deck.
Rising a sheer 230 meters into the sky, SkyPoint is one of the Gold Coast’s most famous attractions and has become a must see landing place for locals and visitors alike. It provides remarkable 360 degree panoramic views that stretch from the surf to the hinterland and beyond and provides the perfect location for visitors to experience the flickering Gold Coast skyline at night or take in views from Brisbane to Byron Bay during the day. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal from SkyPoint Bistro + Bar as visitors spot whales migrating along the eastern coast.
SkyPoint Observation Deck is a must-see for all Gold Coast tourists. With unmatched 360 degree views from the coast to the hinterland and informative feature zones and displays that provide all the information visitors need to plan their holiday hit list.
By night, SkyPoint Observation Deck transforms into a stylish, high altitude lounge bar with live music on every Sunday afternoon. Enjoy drinks and delicious platters with friends and take in the glittering skyline. SkyPoint Observation Deck is an 18+ venue on Friday and Saturday night from 8pm.
Night & Day SkyPoint Climb, Events & Groups
“One of the highlights of the Gold Coast. What stunning views. We were extremely surprised at the affordable cost of food and drinks up in the observation deck (we would have expected very high markups; which was not the case). We were very impressed that the prices were similar as on the street. Good coffee, stunning views. What more could you ask for. If I was to go back I would definitely make sure I get the ticket that has the food voucher attached.” – Samuel Mackenzie
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