Gold Coast Bucks Summer Activities

Summer is well and truly here on the Gold Coast. Though let’s be honest, there’s hardly a bad time of year to visit the region. Winter blesses the Queensland city with bluebird days, plenty of sunshine and crystal clear waters. Meanwhile, Spring is the season of rejuvenation when the local flora is out in full force and autumn sees the perfect weather for picnics by the beach.

In saying that, there’s something extra special about visiting the Gold Coast during Summer. Maybe it’s the inherent feeling of being on holidays, the hoards of locals hanging 10 on their malibu’s before work or the all-round friendly vibe at the seemingly never-ending number of surf clubs and pubs on offer.

With all that and more, the Gold Coast is the perfect place to head for an epic getaway with the boys ahead of your big day. The region has so much on offer that it can be tricky knowing where to start and how to spend your time. That’s why we’ve called in the big guns. The team at Wicked Bucks has played their part in literally thousands of celebrations across the Gold Coast, and during that time they’ve picked up plenty of tips and tricks to help party-goers get the most out of their time away.

Whether you’re planning the party for yourself or you’re stepping into your best man duties, you really can’t go wrong with this pick. So folks, read on for our pick of the best activities and things to do on the Gold Coast for your bucks party.

Top Gold Coast Bucks Summer Activities

1.    Theme parks

No matter the time of year, a buck’s party is always the perfect excuse to make your way to the theme parks and get your adrenaline fix. However, when the sun is out, the skies are blue and the temperature is peaking, you’ll want to make a bee-line to the water theme parks. Thankfully, on the Gold Coast you’re spoiled for choice.

The two most popular picks of the bunch are undoubtedly Wet n’ Wild and White Water World. As household names across the country, we probably don’t need to spell it out for you. All you need to know is that this is the place to be if you’ve got a need for speed, a bunch of dudes looking for a good time and a groom-to-be to celebrate.

2.    Surfing lessons

It’s a world-known fact that the Gold Coast is Australia’s unofficial capital of surfing. With more than 70 kilometres of pristine coastline and a World Surfing Reserve that stretches between Burleigh and Snapper, it’s not difficult to see why people flock from across the world to try their hand at these waves. While many of these keen surfers will have the skills to show off in the water, these plenty of waves for those learning the tricks of trade still too.

For anyone looking for a calm and gentle wave, Wicked Bucks suggests heading south to Rainbow Bay or Currumbin. Both beaches have surf schools nearby that can teach you the basics, surf etiquette and surf safety information. For something a little more fun and mellow, you can also admire the coastline on a SUP board. Although, if it’s your first time on one of these, you’ll probably want to get steady on your feet in the calm waters of Tallebudgera Water before heading out into the surf.

3.    Get up close with the locals

While the regular Gold Coast locals are pretty friendly, there’s a special type of local that you have to meet before leaving – the furry kinds. For all the animal lovers and those who love to learn, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is simply unbeatable. During summer, it is a popular pick for everyone from young travellers and school groups to young families so be sure to pre-book.

Once you’ve got your hands on a ticket and you’re through the front door, you’re guaranteed to spend the rest of your time walking around with a smile from ear to ear. If you want to know more about the First Nation people of Australia then pop along to the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which is fully owned and operated by the local Indigenous community. After an action-packed day taking everything in, you can head across the road for a quick dip in the ocean or at Tallebudgera Creek to cool off too. 

4.    Take to the air

If you thought the Gold Coast was beautiful from the ground, wait until you see it from the sky. To truly lash out and give you buddy the ultimate summer Gold Coast experience for his bucks party, you’ll want to book him in for a hot air ballooning trip across the Gold Coast. If you make your way up into the sky for an early morning ride, you’ll get to see the sun rising over the rolling hills of the hinterland, take in breathtaking sights of Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park, as well as embrace the shimming ocean views dotted with Surfer’s paradise skyscrapers.

5.    Enjoy lunch with a view

When you visit the Gold Coast, it’s practically a rite of passage to have a beachside picnic during your time away. Thankfully, you’re absolutely spoiled for choices! With more than 70kilometres of coastline to explore, there are so many places to pull up and spread out a blanket that you probably won’t even know where to start.

While there is a seemingly endless number of options, the most popular pick of the bunch is Burleigh Hill. Whether it’s the incredible views, the close proximity to a world-class range of dining options or the calming ocean breezes, there is just something about this location that makes it simply unforgettable. Treat your buddy to an afternoon to remember by locking in a sunset session right here. Surrounded by his best mates, an esky full of drinks and an uninterrupted view, there’s nothing better!

Treat yourself or your best buddy to a bucks party to remember on the Gold Coast. The team at Wicked Bucks have planned literally hundreds of celebrations right here and have all the tips and tricks to ensure you have an unforgettable time. Reach out to the team today to start planning your party.

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