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Wave Break Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gold Coast: Wave Break Island Kayaking & Snorkeling tour

1. Gold Coast: Wave Break Island Kayaking & Snorkeling tour

Depart from Gold Coast on a fun-filled guided kayaking tour to Wave Break Island where you can snorkel, enjoy a snack, and relax while admiring amazing city views away from the crowds. After passing the iconic Broadwater, your friendly tour guides will brief you on kayaking techniques. Cruise through spectacular waters, where you might have the chance to spot dolphins and stingrays. Paddle through beautiful sandbanks, offering a unique Gold Coast City view in the background, and arrive at the Northern side of Wave Break Island, where you will park your kayaks next to a scenic spot. Take a short bushwalk to Wave Break Island’s Eastern side to snorkel and explore the underwater beauty of this fantastic island.  Swim amongst the friendly rocky reef locals, diamond fish, and black bream, and discover many other species, from sea cucumbers, trumpet fish, and sergeant fish. You can even find Dory if you are lucky. Here, natural and man-made beauty are combined to create a picture-perfect background; the beautiful Gold Coast waterways with the city’s collection of skyscrapers on the horizon. As you get out of the water, a snack will be waiting for you. Savor it whilst admiring the amazing views, and get ready to return to the starting point.

Gold Coast: Snorkelling in Wave Break Island

2. Gold Coast: Snorkelling in Wave Break Island

Spend time with the fishes on this snorkeling adventure. Wave Break has one of the highest amounts of fish in Australia and is a fantastic site for snorkeling. There are over 50 different species of fish with depths ranging from  0–15 meters. Many of the fish school in their hundreds and are very people friendly. This site is ideal for both the beginner and the advanced due to the location there is minimum swell. All snorkellers can be assisted with a guide on the basics of snorkeling and the areas that are best for photography and fish feeding. Snap some cool photos of the fishes underwater and hand-feed the fish. Take a break from snorkeling and pend some time exploring what Wave Break has to offer, including a beautiful stretch of the beach secluded from other boating activities. Or float on a boogie board with view holes to watch the sea life pass you by.  Get dropped off at your hotel with your photos and unforgettable memories. Return hotel transfers from Main Beah and Surfers Paradise. The duration of this activity from pickup to drop-off is 4 hours.

Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Parasailing Experience

3. Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Parasailing Experience

Scale the heights of adventure with a tandem or triple parasailing adventure in Surfers Paradise. Accompanied by an instructor, hop on a parasailing boat specifically designed for the job. Feel your cares slip away as you drift softly on warm air currents and drink in the gorgeous views below. After you’ve been briefed about your flight, sit back on a boat and listen to music on the water. After the boat reaches the fly zone on the Broadwater, it's time to make your way to the platform at the back to get ready for your flight. Get fitted into your harness and clipped to a parachute by deckhands. Once the skipped gauges the perfect conditions, be released high into the sky (at a controlled rate) to begin your parasailing adventure. Once you are high enough, enjoy 360° views ranging from the Surfers Paradise skyline to South Stradbroke and WaveBreak islands and around the mountain ranges of the Gold Coast, including Springbrook and Tambourine Mountains. Down below, spot schools of fish, pelicans, and other water birds on the Broadwater. If you're lucky, you can see bottle-nosed dolphins, sea turtles, and the odd dugong. After your flight, get back on the boat. Please note there is a 10% surcharge payable on all Qld Public Holidays & all school holidays payable at time of check in

Surfers Paradise : 1.5hr or 2.5hr Jetski Adventure

4. Surfers Paradise : 1.5hr or 2.5hr Jetski Adventure

Embark on an exhilarating guided jet ski experience around the pristine Gold Coast waterways. Choose between a 1.5hr or 2.5hr option Explore the waterways of the Gold Coast on a jet ski adventure with a lead instructor guiding the way. Head off on a thrilling fast-paced adventure or ride at a more relaxed pace as you discover the beauty of the coastline with your guide. Meet your instructor and get comfortable on your jet ski before setting off on your adventure. The tour begins with a full safety briefing, some test zigs and zags to help you get a feel for the machine, and some handy tips from experienced instructors. = 1.25hrs Jetski / 15min on Wave Break Island 2.5hr = 2hrs Jetski / 30min on South Stradbroke Island Discover the pristine waterways of the Gold Coast as you investigate narrow mangrove passages, visit isolated islands, see astounding wildlife, and spot the homes of the rich and famous. Wet your feet with some high-speed wave riding, or choose to slow the pace down and take in the beauty of your surroundings. Choose between your 1.5hr or 2.5hr Jetski Adventure at checkout Please note there is a 10% surcharge payable on all Qld Public Holidays & all school holidays payable at time of check in

Gold Coast: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

5. Gold Coast: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

Take a 3-Day PADI Open Water Course which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to safely explore the underwater world. With your expert instructor, enjoy learning scuba diving in a safe environment. On the first day, take part in some academic training where you will learn the basic principles of safe and enjoyable diving. Then across the following 2 days, learn the basic skills of diving with some confined water training and subsequent dives in the open water where you will demonstrate your new skills in a typical underwater environment. Upon successful completion of this course, be awarded the PADI Open Water Certification card enabling you to scuba dive anywhere throughout the world to a depth of a maximum of 18 metres. The certificate also entitles you to hire equipment from dive stores and is valid for life.

Gold Coast: Broadwater Main Beach Jetboat Ride

6. Gold Coast: Broadwater Main Beach Jetboat Ride

Blast through the turquoise waters of Broadwater on the Gold Coast with this thrilling ride from Main Beach. Admire views of the city skyline and stretches of sandy beach as you cruise through the water at 20 kilometers an hour.  Hop aboard a well-maintained jet boat and put on a life jacket before taking off on an high-octane adventure. Depart directly into the Broadwater at Main Beach and partake in a quick repertoire of jet boat spins and slides through the Southern Broadwater around Wavebreak Island. Experience Extreme Jet Boating fun with full 360° spins, high speed drifting, incredible beach buzzing and other exciting maneuvers in as little as 10 centimeters of water while youexplore the Gold Coast’s unique waterways.

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What people are saying about Wave Break Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Really easy going staff and enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend! The kayaking isn’t too tiring and the walk is easy, the sandy trail is also quite picturesque. The snorkelling was very fun, however the water can be murky depending on the weather, (if overcast). Even though we had some overcast weather we still saw quite a few fish. All of the guides were great too! 5/5 stars ☺️☺️

Guides were knowledgeable and inclusive. Those who'd never been kayaking or snorkelling before were well catered for and the rest of us were told where to head/what to do and guides were good at keeping the group together and safe. Safety briefing was comprehensive.

Fun, safe experience. Activity ran to its time frame and the instructors/guides managed the group really well.

The customer service was amazing. Instructions were clearly explained. Everyone was enjoying so much.

Really nice time. Kayaking instructions really clear and conditions perfect. Great team!