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'll put money back in your pocket.

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

First Met Cafe in Upper Mount Gravatt

First Met Cafe in Upper Mount Gravatt from Scoopon

Take your pick between sweet or savoury this upcoming 9 May with bubble tea, chicken wings, noodle soups, egg waffles, black forest cake and strawberry brownies.

  • Inclusions: 30% off the total bill
  • Location: Upper Mount Gravatt
  • Cost: 30% off your total bill
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WOW Breakfast Cafe

WOW Breakfast Cafe from Scoopon

It really is in the name with this one. Highlights include breakfast burgers, crab islands and fluffy pancakes.

  • Inclusions: Child and pet-friendly cafe
  • Location: Bulimba
  • Cost: Varies
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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: Burleigh
  • Cost: From $6.95 per person
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Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch on the Gold Coast

Three-Course Family Meal at Hard Rock Cafe

Three-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: Three-course meal for a family of four (two adults and two kids), views of Surfers Paradise and priority seating
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: $160 for four people
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Priya’s Indian Restaurant

Priya’s Indian Restaurant from Groupon

Immerse Mum in a plethora of spicy Indian flavours with vegetarian starters, curries, naan and dessert.

  • Inclusions: Three-course vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry meal
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $25 per person
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Nicolinis

Nicolinis from Groupon

Because you can’t go wrong with the classics. Treat her to authentic Italian flavours this Mother’s Day.

  • Inclusions: Two-course Italian meal
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $30 for two people
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The Cardamom Pod

The Cardamom Pod from Groupon

Fill up on lunch this Mother’s Day with your choice of salad or curry alongside perfectly steamed rice and kofta balls.

  • Inclusions: Two main meals
  • Location: Broadbeach
  • Cost: From $15 per person
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Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner on the Gold Coast

Private Three Course Dining Experience at Home

Private Three Course Dining Experience at Home from RedBalloon

Don’t feel like leaving the house this Mother’s Day but also want to spoil mum? Tick and tick.

  • Inclusions: Personal chef, three-course meal, ingredients, preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning up
  • Location: Your home
  • Cost: $499 for two people
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Thai Restaurant and Cafe

Thai Restaurant and Cafe from Groupon

Indulge in the flavours of Thailand with stir-fried beef or chicken curry in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

  • Inclusions: Two-course meal with a drink
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $49 for two people
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Black Angus Bar and Grill

Black Angus Bar and Grill from Groupon

Enjoy 200g of black angus steak, a glass of wine and an oozy sticky date pudding or creme brulee.

  • Inclusions: Steak, dessert and wine
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Cost: From $49 per person
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Chuan Palace

Chuan Palace from Groupon

When in doubt this Mother’s Day, a three-course Chinese feast will do just the trick.

  • Inclusions: Three-course Chinese meal and drinks
  • Location: Southport
  • Cost: From $39 for two people
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The Aztec

The Aztec from Scoopon

Send the tastebuds to Mexico with tacos, nachos, enchiladas, burritos, margaritas and more.

  • Inclusions: Venue credit for $40 or $80
  • Location: Broadbeach
  • Cost: From $30 for venue credit
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Delights of Punjab Punjabi Restaurant

Delights of Punjab Punjabi Restaurant from Scoopon

You can’t go wrong with the flavours of India on 9 May. Enjoy chana masala, palak paneer, chicken jalfrezi and biryani.

  • Inclusions: Varies
  • Location: Zillmere
  • Cost: Varies
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Our top picks for meal and snack kits you can get delivered to Gold Coast for Mother's Day

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: $139
  • 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: $129 for two people
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia
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    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit

    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit from RedBalloon

    Get creative in the kitchen with this kit that can make ice cream, sorbet and low-fat yoghurt.

  • Inclusions: Homemade ice cream maker kit, Cuisinart frozen dessert maker, salted caramel, chocolate liqueur, chocolate marshmallow, mango passionfruit sauce, three tubs of confectionery, recipes and instruction manual, ice cream scoop and delivery
  • Cost: $239
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia
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    Our top picks for Mother's Day high tea on the Gold Coast

    High Coffee Experience

    High Coffee Experience from Scoopon

    If mum loves a perfectly brewed cuppa, treat her to a blend of coffee-inspired dining delights.

    • Inclusions: High coffee experience with savoury and sweet treats and a glass of sparkling Blanc de Blanc wine
    • Location: Sanctuary Cove
    • Cost: From $35 per person
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    Kafe Cafe

    Kafe Cafe from Groupon

    Stuck on how to treat Mum this Mother’s Day? A traditional high tea has you covered.

    • Inclusions: High tea experience
    • Location: Sunnybank
    • Cost: From $34 for two people
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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: One 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
    • Cost: $165 for hire
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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: Gold Coast
    • Cost: $790 for two people
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    Two-Night Q1 Resort and Spa Weekend Escape with Wine

    Two-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: Two-night accommodation in an ocean view apartment, bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate, hot or cold breakfast (one morning only), 25% off SkyPoint Climb, late check-out at 11am and Wi-Fi
    • Location: Surfers Paradise
    • Cost: $719 for two 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: 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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    Resin Art and Sip Workshop

    Resin Art and Sip Workshop from RedBalloon

    Let Mum express her artistic side with a complete resin art workshop, accompanied by her favourite drinks.

    • Inclusions: 2.5-hour workshop, materials, cheeseboard, coasters and aprons
    • Location: Stapylton
    • Cost: $100 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: 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: 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: Canungra
    • Cost: From $346.32 per person
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