Where To Go In The North Gold Coast

The North Gold Coast is experiencing a renaissance. Culinary newcomers are sprouting up all over the place. Wine bars with a Mediterranean flair, family-friendly taprooms, dessert spots, and bakeries that will make your taste buds spin can be found between Sanctuary Cove and Southport.


I cannot get enough of the adventure and entertainment on offer in this area, whether on the water or at the racetrack. Here comes the guide to the North Gold Coast.


Food & Drink




Our hopes of taking a vacation in Europe have been put on hold in the past years, but North Gold Coast offers the best substitute. Destino, a wine bar with a Mediterranean influence, has recently opened at Sanctuary Cove.


This hidden treasure grinds Campos coffee daily while you browse the coolest international and local artisans’ hand-crafted home goods. But hang around because Destino becomes a hip nightclub that exudes Spanish and Greek style when the afternoon sets in. French champagne, drink sparkling spritzers, or a signature drink (the Mykonos Mule is our pick) while nibbling on charcuterie boards and sharing Mezze-style dishes.


Destino Wine & Cocktail Bar and Destino Home & Coffee don’t allow minors after 12 noon. But for adults, it is among the places to visit the Gold Coast at night since it is serving daily from 10 AM to late at night.



Rosé Gelateria


Do you know where to visit on the Gold Coast? For those who have a sweet tooth, make your way to the northern end’s newest gelato shop, Rosé Gelateria, which is now open at Sanctuary Cove.


The gelato cabinet won’t let you down if you’re stopping by for a scoop or two, with 24 carefully chosen flavours that range from the classic (Cookies & Cream) to the utterly exotic. This mouth-watering dessert shop has the sweetest selection of sugary concoctions. Among those are locally made macarons, buttery pastries, melt-in-your-mouth affogato, perfectly poured coffee, and more.


Rosé Gelateria is so much more than an ice cream parlour. Additionally, everyone can satisfy their frozen craving with the dairy-free and vegan options available.




Black Hops


Searching where to go in the Gold Coast? Go for a casual neighbourhood spot in the north of the Gold Coast for a late-afternoon beverage with friends at Black Hops. Black Hops, an award-winning brewery, recently opened its second taproom in Biggera Waters, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday.


Three friends from the Gold Coast founded this neighbourhood craft brewery because they adore beer. This watering hole has 16 tap beers that don’t contain preservatives, with something for everyone, from the crisp and easy-to-drink and crisp East Coast Haze to the tempting Super Hornet, which has a serious punch. Bring your family, friends (and even your dog!) to Black Hops for a great time. This family-friendly brewery is perfect for relaxing and enjoying some good beer and company.



Burleigh Baker


There’s no beating Burleigh Baker when it comes to northern bakeries. The recent addition to Paradise Point is a must-try for anyone in the area looking for delicious baked goods. Burleigh Baker is the original bakery in Burleigh, where the name comes from. It’s definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in the southern suburbs.


It is carb-loading at its finest, thanks to their freshly baked, hand-made sourdough loaves. The first-time experience at Burleigh Bakehouse is unforgettable with their Olive Loaf, iconic Burleigh Special loaf, or Willi’s Rye. However, it’s hard to stop at just one.



Daark Espresso


This local coffee spot is a must-visit for anyone who loves caffeine. Daark Espresso serves up delicious coffee that will satisfy your cravings and keep you coming back for more. Daark, a well-known gem of Chirn Park (Southport), serves drink and all-day dining every day. They serve a drool-worthy menu of comfort food as well as some lighter options.


How about smoked salmon, feta croquettes, or some Southern-fried chicken waffles for breakfast? How about a Thai chicken salad or a beef brisket toastie that is slow-cooked for lunch?



Buoy Oh Buoy


Healthy snacks and great coffee all in one place? Sign me up! When hunger strikes, there’s only one place to go: Buoy Oh Buoy, just a short walk from the Paradise Point esplanade. This new northern cafe is perfect for a healthy and delicious meal. With a variety of sweet and savoury bowls, poke bowls, choc-almond bowls, and more, there’s something for everyone. They also have a great selection of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items.


If you’re looking to enjoy some delicious food in a beautiful setting, look no further than Park Place Eatery. With street-side seating and a modern fit-out, it’s perfect for enjoying a meal in the sunshine. Also, if you’re in the mood for a picnic, the nearby park is the perfect spot to enjoy some food outdoors.


For people who are in the mood for some delicious food but don’t want to leave the comfort of their own home, give this restaurant a call! They’ll bring your order right to your doorstep.



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Attractions & Entertainment in North Gold Coast


Gold Coast Wake Park


The Gold Coast Wake Park in Oxenford, the Coast’s only purpose-built wake park, will satisfy your need for spills, speed, and thrills. With novice to experienced cables available, this business knows how to draw a crowd.


Kids will be entertained for hours at the weekly kids club while parents get to relax. Experienced professionals will care for everything, so parents can relax knowing their children are in good hands. 


Watching the wakeboarding wonder kids navigate the astounding obstacle courses is just as much fun from the comfort of the on-site bar and restaurant, which is fully licensed. Reserve a day to visit this fully inflatable world of fun when summer returns because Gold Coast Wake Park also functions as an aqua park.



iPLAY Adventure


iPlay Adventure is another thing to look forward to on the North Gold Coast, especially for those searching for activities for the family. iPlay, a family-friendly attraction in Coomera, offers everything from arcade games to high-ropes courses and classic amusements like mini bowling and dodgem cars. 


Adventure-seekers can conquer the Clip’ n Climb, which offers 23 options of challenges. Adults can unwind while enjoying cake and coffee at the on-site cafe. When children’s bellies begin to growl, the cafe also offers them quick bites.



Heading to the North Gold Coast?


Get ready to be entertained and satisfied once you visit the Northern part of the Gold Coast. Make sure to experience the fullest of the North by trying the attractions and food spots I mentioned earlier on your trip!


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