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Mother’s Day on the Gold Coast: Dining options and things to do

Discover all the ways to impress mum this upcoming Mother’s Day.

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From brunch to hot air ballooning, these are the things that are sure to impress the mums in our lives.

Keep reading to uncover our top picks, things to do and hot deals that will put money back in your pocket.


Our top picks for Mother's Day breakfast and brunch on the Gold Coast

Paperbark Burleigh

Paperbark Burleigh from Groupon

If Mum simply wants a great cup of coffee alongside a sweet bite to eat, look no further than Paperbark.

  • Inclusions: Coffee and a muffin or eggs on toast/burger
  • Location: 1/4 Park Ave Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
  • Cost: From $6.95 per person
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Jet Boat Ride and Waterfront Breakfast

Jet Boat Ride and Waterfront Breakfast from finder.com.au

Short on time? Take a speedy jet boat ride on the calm waters of the Gold Coast before tucking into a delicious breakfast at Sunset Bar & Grill Waterfront cafe.

  • Inclusions: 30-minute Jet Blast ride, breakfast
  • Location: Mariners Cove, 60/70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
  • Cost: $73 per person
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Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch on the Gold Coast

3-Course Family Meal at Hard Rock Cafe

3-Course Family Meal at Hard Rock Cafe from RedBalloon

Keep the whole family happy with Tasmanian salmon, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, rump steak and so much more.

  • Inclusions: 3-course meal for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids), views of Surfers Paradise and priority seating
  • Location: Cnr Cavill Ave and Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: $160 for 4 people
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Mount Tamborine Winery Tour with Lunch

Mount Tamborine Winery Tour with Lunch from RedBalloon

Get out of the city and see the beauty of Queensland's Hinterland on a Mount Tamborine winery tour.

  • Inclusions: Transfers from the Gold Coast, tour guide, tastings at 4 wineries, 2-course lunch
  • Location: Departs from the Gold Coast
  • Cost: $179 per person
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Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner on the Gold Coast

Dinner Buffet Cruise

Dinner Buffet Cruise from Viator

Climb onboard the Spirit of Elston for an evening of good food, good company and great views as you cruise around Broadwater by night.

  • Inclusions: 2.5-hour evening cruise, live entertainment, buffet dinner
  • Location: Departs from Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
  • Cost: $119 per person
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Gondola Dinner Cruise

Gondola Dinner Cruise from Viator

Transport mum to the canals of Venice with a romantic gondola ride in her city. Meals are included and you'll sail past million-dollar mansions. If you time your trip well you can even catch the sunset.

  • Inclusions: Private gondola ride, gourmet dinner and drinks
  • Location: Departs from the Gold Coast
  • Cost: $187 per person
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Teppanyaki Dinner

Teppanyaki Dinner from Groupon

The theatrics at this teppanyaki establishment are entertainment enough, but wait until you see the food. Mum is bound to be impressed.

  • Inclusions: 8-course set menu with rice and dessert for 2
  • Location: 3/2643 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
  • Cost: $59 for 2 people
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Indian Dinner at Curry Express

Indian Dinner at Curry Express from Groupon

Give mum the night off from cooking dinner (like you weren't going to already) and pick up dinner on the way home. It's enough to fill up the whole family – just don't forget to offer to clean up after.

  • Inclusions: Dinner and drinks for 4-6 people
  • Location: 14/620 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters
  • Cost: $58 for 4 people or $87 for 6 people
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Our top picks for meal and snack kits you can get delivered to Gold Coast for Mother's Day

Private Dining Experience

Private Dining Experience from RedBalloon

Staying indoors this Mother's Day? Don't fret. You won't have to learn how to cook or put in an UberEats order. Instead, up your game with a private dining experience in the comfort of mum's home.

  • Inclusions: 3-course meal for 6 people, personal chef and waitstaff, styling, set-up and clean up
  • Location: Your home
  • Cost: $900 for 6 people
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Mixed Wine Kit

Mixed Wine Kit from RedBalloon

Stock up mum's wine collection with this specially curated mixed pack of 6 wines.

  • Inclusions: 2 Giladi "Revelet" Rose, 2 Mr Riggs McLaren Vale Shiraz and 2 Castleforte pinot grigio
  • Cost: $105
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia except for a few Northern Territory locations
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Homemade Pasta Kit

Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

Impress the family with your culinary skills and prepare a homemade Italian meal from scratch. As an added touch, the kit comes delivered as a gift, which makes for the perfect surprise.

  • Inclusions: Homemade pasta-making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta-making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riparosso Illuminati, Don Antonio pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery
  • Cost: $149
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia
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Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

Calories don't count when celebrating and there's no better way to go all out than digging into a dish of paella that can be prepared in the comfort of your home.

  • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery
  • Cost: $139
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia
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Our top picks for Mother's Day high tea on the Gold Coast

Sip and Wick Candle Class with High Tea

Sip and Wick Candle Class with High Tea from Classbento

Instead of buying her a candle, make it more personal and heaps more interactive. Book yourselves in for a candle-making class.

  • Inclusions: Candlemaking class, including equipment and materials, high tea
  • Location: 29 Random Way, Worongary
  • Cost: $110 per person
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High Tea at Bumbles Cafe

High Tea at Bumbles Cafe from finder.com.au

Enjoy a stand-up paddle lesson on Mother's Day then surprise mum with a high tea experience at Bumbles Cafe.

  • Inclusions: Stand-up paddle and high tea
  • Location: 19 River Dr, Surfers Paradise
  • Price $85 per person
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If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe in advance.

Things to do on Mother's Day on the Gold Coast

Self-Drive 18ft Boat Hire

Self-Drive 18ft Boat Hire from Adrenaline

Make the most of the Gold Coast’s impeccable weather with a boat hire to take out on the waterways.

  • Inclusions: 1-hour boat hire, safety briefing and equipment, map instructions, catering (upon request) and skipper service (upon request and with small fee)
  • Location: Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast
  • Cost: $165 per hour
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Romantic Beach Picnic with Secret Photographer

Romantic Beach Picnic with Secret Photographer from RedBalloon

If there’s an extra-important question to be asked this Mother’s Day, make it memorable without the organisational stress.

  • Inclusions: Proposal coordination, romantic styling, video/slideshow with laptop, essential equipment, secret photographer, food hamper, 25 images and a bottle of champagne to take home
  • Location: Within Gold Coast
  • Cost: $790 for 2 people
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Gold Coast Suburb Sipper Brewery Tour

Gold Coast Suburb Sipper Brewery Tour from Viator

For mums who appreciate a good bevy, this brewery tour takes care of everything from your transport to a visit to not 1, not 2 but 4 breweries in and around the city.

  • Inclusions: Drinks, photos, snacks
  • Location: Pick up from various Gold Coast locations
  • Cost: $169 per person
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Aquaduck Safari City Tour and River Cruise

Aquaduck Safari City Tour and River Cruise from Klook Australia

Let mum be a tourist in the city as you see all the highlights on a river cruise. Kids are welcome to drive the Aquaduck on the water so if you have little ones they'll love this experience too.

  • Inclusions: Tour guide, 1-hour Aquaduck tour, life jacket
  • Location: 36 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: $42 per person
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2-Night Q1 Resort and Spa Weekend Escape with Wine

2-Night Q1 Resort and Spa Weekend Escape with Wine from RedBalloon

Allow mum to fully relax with a complete stay in Surfers Paradise accompanied by a bottle of sparkling.

  • Inclusions: 2-night accommodation in an ocean view apartment, bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate, hot or cold breakfast (1 morning only), 25% off SkyPoint Climb, late check-out at 11am and Wi-Fi
  • Location: 9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: $719 for 2 people
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Aromatherapy Body Massage and Back Polish

Aromatherapy Body Massage and Back Polish from RedBalloon

Let mum completely unwind as the professionals take over for a full body massage.

  • Inclusions: 60-minute body massage, exfoliating back polish and consultation
  • Location: Cnr Logan Road and Kessels Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
  • Cost: $130 per person
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The Best of Tamborine Mountain from the Gold Coast

The Best of Tamborine Mountain from the Gold Coast from Viator

Spend Sunday out of the city and reunited with nature as you explore the lush green landscapes of Tamborine Mountain.

  • Inclusions: National park fees, wine tasting, hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Location: Tamborine Mountain
  • Cost: From $115.10 per person
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Gold Coast Segway Safari Adventure

Gold Coast Segway Safari Adventure from Viator

Go down a different route this Mother’s Day with a guided 90-minute segway tour of the Gold Coast.

  • Inclusions: Professional guide, helmet, segway training and rental
  • Location: Departs from Philip Park, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
  • Cost: From $126.94 per person
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Morning Cruise

Morning Cruise from finder.com.au

Start Mother’s Day on the right foot by climbing aboard a morning cruise of the Gold Coast.

  • Inclusions: 90-minute river cruise, complimentary tea or coffee and cake
  • Location: Departs from Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: $25 per person
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Hot Air Ballooning Brisbane including Canungra Vineyards Breakfast

Hot Air Ballooning Brisbane including Canungra Vineyards Breakfast from Viator

Give Mum the chance to see Queensland from a different point of view with the flight of her life and a breakfast to suit.

  • Inclusions: Breakfast, air-conditioned transfer, flight certificate and a hot air balloon flight
  • Location: Departs from 14 Kidston St, 14 Kidston Street, Canungra
  • Cost: $450 per person
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See the latest deals for Mother's Day on the Gold Coast

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Up to 25% off Australia experiences + an extra 10% off with code

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Available on activities including skydives, whale watching cruises, day tours, getaways and more. Must purchase 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 34% off things to do in Australia

Available on select travel dates across Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. Activities include day tours, zoo and animal interactions, tandem skydives, hot air balloon flights, jet boat rides and more.
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Get 15% off Queensland experiences

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on tours and attractions including Movie World, Sea World, Wet n' Wild, Dreamworld Gold Coast, Kuranda Koala Gardens and more. Maximum discount of $50. T&Cs apply.
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Get $10 off Gold Coast theme park passes

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Get 6 months unlimited entries to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint Observation Deck for the price of 3-day passes.
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Up to 15% off local activities

Available on select dates on activities including day tours, skydiving, hot air ballooning, attraction passes and cruises. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
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Get $5 off activities with code

Available when you spend a minimum of $250 on activities such as hot air balloon flights, rally driving, skydives, high teas and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 48% off things to do on the Gold Coast + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include indoor skydiving, sightseeing cruises, hot air ballooning, getaways, jet boat rides, spa treatments and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 40% off things to do in Australia

Available on select dates and activities including hot air ballooning, skydiving, sightseeing cruises, whale watching cruises and dining. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane and more.
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Up to 42% off activities for kids

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Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include hot air ballooning, skydiving, helicopter scenic flights. Destinations include Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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