What to do and see in Helensvale, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

December 14, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Discover the best top things to do in Helensvale, Australia including Australian Outback Spectacular, NightQuarter, Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area, Seaway Kayaking Tours, Paradise Point Parklands, Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, The Rockpools, WhiteWater World, Pacific Pines Central Park, Links Hope Island Golf Course.
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1. Australian Outback Spectacular

Pacific Hwy, Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland 4210, Australia +61 13 33 86
Excellent
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Australian Outback Spectacular

A legend is born as entertainment soars to fresh new heights with the introduction of a stunning new show presented by R.M.Williams. Saddle up and join us on a captivating journey to the snow peaked Mountains of the high country where enchanted whispers and legendary yarns come alive with the most inspiring stories of the Australian characters never told. Be dazzled like never before by amazing animal stars and the courageous story of Red Dog. See death defying stunts and aerial Performances as you hear the brave tale of the Aussie girl sold to the circus at the tender age of 7. Be mesmerised by biggest display of special effects ever seen as you travel the Road to Omeo with Australia's yesteryear ghosts. With all new three course menu and drinks, stirring new musical score and all the comedy, action and drama you've come to expect, prepare yourself for the most breathtaking arena show ever produced under the Australian Outback Spectacular roof. Witness the bravery, beauty and courage of the greatest Australian stories never told... High Country Legends. Only at Australian Outback Spectacular. Don't miss your chance to be among the first to see High Country Legends. Only at Australian Outback Spectacular. Seats are limited. Bookings essential.

Reviewed By ROA771

This is a really unique experience, we went with friends and had a great time! Everyone is given a cowboy/ranch hat so everybody is in the mood and I think this really added to the atmosphere. The food was so good and was served amazingly...MoreHi ROA771, thanks for sharing your erview with us. We are so happy to hear you had a great night out with us and enjoyed the food. We have sent your feedback about the show onto our management team for review.

2. NightQuarter

1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia +61 1800 264 448
Excellent
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4 based on 239 reviews

NightQuarter

A festival every weekend NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques. With string lights above, vibrant storefronts, hawkers selling exotic street food, buskers and street performers, take an adventure through the shipping container city. With over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftspeople, there is something new to discover every weekend. Discover a moveable feast of mix-and-match eats from gozleme to souvlaki, funnel cakes to cronuts in shipping container micro-restaurants. Queensland's best purveyors have been hand-selected, with a curated mix of handmade crafts, emerging fashion, desserts and vintage collectables. With six distinctive bars, find cocktails, craft beers and local Queensland wine. Every weekend, enjoy a line-up of the Gold Coast's best emerging artists, travelling musicians and the country's biggest touring acts. See you at NightQuarter! NightQuarter opens every Friday and Saturday night from 4-10pm. It is located at 1 Town Centre Drive, in Helensvale, opposite the Helensvale station. It is easy to access by public transport, and there is access to over 2,000 car parks. There is a $3 entry fee, and kids under 12 are free.

Reviewed By Roy O - Brisbane, Australia

Don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed. The numerous food providers make for an interesting mix, but the other retailers lack any sort of "oomph". The "live music" - take it or leave it (we left it). Quite entertaining, and one can get a reasonable meal at modest prices, but not much else to recommend this.

3. Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area

Brisbane Road, Coombabah, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area

Reviewed By Sharon Y - Brisbane, Australia

Finally we checked out Coombabah and glad we did...great spot for seeing without trying mobs of kangaroos (the grass is long and lush right now after some rain) and if you have the time to look for a koala then you should!. Cause like us on our first visit we actually found 2 but we walked the trails & really checked out all the branches in the trees.
One very successful and pleasurable winter's afternoon was had by all.
On a serious note, don't bring your dog - there are plenty of other places to walk them. Yes you'll have plenty of opportunities to take photos of the kangaroos but lots of people were far too close to the kangaroos so signs about what's acceptable probably need to go up.
The Gold Coast City council has conserved this area as green space - it's for our native animals. A smart decision - there are simply not enough places like this anymore.

4. Seaway Kayaking Tours

Marine Pde, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
Excellent
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5 based on 237 reviews

Seaway Kayaking Tours

Come with us to embark in a mesmerizing kayaking adventure by exploring Gold Coast's hidden treasures. We offer different tours visiting South Stradbroke Island, Wave Break Island, and Hinze Dam. You will enjoy exciting and unique activities such as Clear Bottom Kayaking, Kayak and Shore Fishing, Wildlife Encountering, Snorkeling, Bush and Beach Walking, Beach Activities (soccer, racquets, rugby), or just relaxing on our Chill-Out Zone. Food is included in all our tours. We offer courtesy transfer service (Conditions Apply). We also hire our kayaks, stand up paddle boards and other equipment.

Reviewed By galitjona

We (2 adults + 2 children) took the 2 hours kayaking and snorkeling activity and it was great, we had so much fun!! It is highly recommended to anyone visiting or living in Gold Coast. The service and the staff were excellent.

5. Paradise Point Parklands

The Esplanade, Paradise Point, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia +61 422 927 277
Excellent
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Paradise Point Parklands

Reviewed By Redback_Venom - Melbourne, Australia

On our recent adventure to the Gold Coast, we discovered Paradise Point Parklands on our first day.
What an amazing location, wedged in between some great restaurants and the broadwater.
Some great play equipment for kids, a swimming area, plenty of big shady trees and lots of open, grassed space.
We were lucky too, as we decided to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks from here, and it was amazing. Great family event, atmosphere and even better fireworks!
Definitely recommend, especially o a hot day as it is shady and protected swimming is available on the beach.

6. Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
Excellent
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5 based on 85 reviews

Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

Private whale watching sailing charters as well as packages such as our private Day Spa and sailing day or lunch on South Stradbroke Island or maybe a private sailing discovery tour of South Stradbroke Island and don't forget Private whale watching charters under sail. Cruise along side of theses massive mammals. Watch them breaching spy hopping and tail slapping and with a 100% success rate in whale sightings you are sure to witness the annual migration. We also conduct other sailing charters from South Stradebroke Island discovery tours to twilight champagne sailing cruises. All of our cruise bookings are exclusive and private for you and your guests only!

Reviewed By cavalino63 - Melbourne, Australia

We had a great time even though the whales didn't come out to play. We were warned though that being the end of season this would be the case. Beautiful yacht and able to wander freely around her. We managed to see a couple of whales which made the trip well worth it. As for skipper and owner Darrl what can I say? Very informative great sense of humour and a great bloke.
People next whale season book with Darryl and avoid crowds.
Thanks heaps Darryl and good luck with the harvest.
Lenny & Dulce

7. The Rockpools

Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia +61 7 5581 1615
Excellent
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5 based on 324 reviews

The Rockpools

Reviewed By battlek2017 - Gold Coast, Australia

The kids pools have heaps to Entertain them, there is shaded Seating areas for Adults, lovely paths to walk through, so caters for all! Can get lunch close by or bring own snacks. Great day out for families & you don't have to spend a lot

8. WhiteWater World

Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera, Gold Coast, Queensland 4209, Australia +61 7 5588 1111
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 637 reviews

WhiteWater World

From the most extreme waterslides on the planet to family friendly attractions, WhiteWater World uses cutting edge technology to deliver thrills and spills for all ages.

Reviewed By -Global-Galivanter- - Brighton, United Kingdom

The Park was good, we teamed it up with dream world to make a whole day of it as you won’t need a whole day just at whitewater world only.
The rides were great but there wasn’t much variety. All needed dingy’s, there were none you could just slide down.
The pool is quite large with ample space and sun beds around it. You have to pay $10 for a locker for the entire day. You also have wristbands you can load up with cash I make purchases without taking money around the park with you.
We paid about $15 each for a burger meal, the food was great! You’re bags aren’t searched so you could easily take your own food in as well. Great for all ages.

9. Pacific Pines Central Park

149 Pacific Pines Bvd, Pacific Pines, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211, Australia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Pacific Pines Central Park

Reviewed By Mary M - Pacific Pines, Australia

what a great area to take the grand daughter... she loves to feed the ducks and the beautiful pair of black swans that are there....we can easily play with balls there and have a great run around

Hope Island Road, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia +61 7 5530 9000
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Links Hope Island Golf Course

Eighteen-hole championship course designed in the traditional "links" style by British Open champion Peter Thomson. Links is located just 45 minutes from Brisbane and 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise. Facilities include a state of the art Aquatic Driving Range, fully stocked Golf Shop, Restaurant and Bar, refreshment cart and banquet rooms. Visitors are welcome.

Reviewed By Jeannie2207 - Windsor, United Kingdom

A really nice experience from arrival at the Pro Shop. Classy clubhouse and friendly members. The course was in good condition and quite forgiving of "normal" off line shots - not so much with bigger errors (the first has water down the left waiting for the big hook). The greens are generally raised and I found myself using a putter from well off the green on many holes. Recommended.

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