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What’s open on the Gold Coast right now?

Find the bars, restaurants, theme parks and attractions open on the Gold Coast during the coronavirus pandemic.

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From 3 July, restrictions have eased in Queensland and people on the Gold Coast can dine in at restaurant or cafe, have visitors over, gather outdoors and attend public venues with a maximum of 100 people.

If you're curious where you can and can't go, here's what's open and what's still closed in your city. Plus, see our top recommendations for things to do on the Gold Coast.

Note: This information is correct as as of 2 October 2020. However, details can change at any time and it's best to contact the business directly before you visit for its current opening hours.

What can I do on the Gold Coast?

  • Gather with a maximum of 40 people in a household or public venues.
  • Visit or attend restaurants, cafes, bars, places of worship, funerals and weddings. The one person per two-square metre rule applies
  • Visit museums, galleries, libraries and historical sites, abiding by the one person per two-square metre rule
  • Travel to hiking trails, camping grounds, parks, playgrounds and skate parks
  • Visit community centres, swimming pools and saunas
  • Travel and book overnight accommodation
  • Go to a nightclub, tattoo parlor and casino
  • Play indoor and outdoor group sport
  • Attend an open home or auction

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What's open on the Gold Coast

When are the theme parks and attractions on the Gold Coast reopening?

AttractionOpening hours
Topgolf Gold CoastOpen 10am - 10pm Monday to Sunday
Sea WorldOpen 9:30am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Currumbin Wildlife SanctuaryOpen 9:30am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Outback SpectacularOpen (Times depends on the show)
Wet'n'WildOpen 10am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm Saturday to Sunday
Paradise CountryOpen 9:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Sunday
Movie WorldOpen 9am - 5:30pm Monday to Sunday
High Ropes and Flying Fox Adventure in Tamborine National ParkOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Hot Air Balloon ride over Gold CoastOpen (Times depends on the booked tour)

Walking trails, beaches and parks

With so many stunning beachside walks and city parks, you'll not fall short of open space on the Gold Coast. National parks, walking trails and beaches have reopened. 10 people can gather outdoors, just remember you must continue to keep a 1.5-metre distance from other people when you're out and about.

Here are popular parks and gardens that are still open:

  • Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
  • Broadwater Parklands
  • Cascade Gardens
  • Currumbin Rock Pools
  • Harley Park
  • John Laws Park
  • Home of the Arts Parklands
  • Kurrawa
  • Macintosh Island
  • Mick Schamburg Park
  • Palm Beach Parklands
  • Paradise Point Parklands

Shopping centres, supermarkets and grocery stores

All shopping centres, supermarkets, convenience stores, grocers, butchers, fishmongers and the like are allowed to stay open as they are essential to everyday life. Most other shops, such as clothing or accessories, gyms, cinemas and other retailers you'll usually find in a major shopping centre will be closed.

Things to keep in mind when you go are the need to maintain good hygiene by washing your hands or sanitising regularly, maintaining social distance between other shoppers (1.5 metres or more) and opting to pay via contactless.

Here are some of the larger stores and shopping centres staying open for you on the Gold Coast:


Are hotels open on the Gold Coast?

Yes. Gold Coast hotels are open and taking bookings. This includes Australia's only theme park resort, Sea World Resort. Additional hygiene measures have been put in place and some amenities may be unavailable in response to COVID-19 restrictions. The one person per four square metre rule applies when you are in public spaces.

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Can I travel from the Gold Coast to other areas in Queensland?

Yes. Gold Coast residents can move around the state for leisure purposes.


Do I need to pre-book to visit dining venues and attractions?

It's best to make a reservation in advance for busy dining spots. Some eateries are requesting diners make a reservation online by providing their contact details in case they need to get in touch with you.

While there is still a limit on how many people can enter a venue at one time, it's best to check directly with the attraction whether you need to book in advance. This ensures you secure your booking and don't get turned away if the venue has exceeded capacity.


What restaurants and cafes are open in Gold Coast?

See which of your favourite local restaurants and cafes are open on the Gold Coast. Customers are being asked not to bring keep cups for takeaway orders as a hygiene and safety precaution.

If you know or own a restaurant that's open and isn't on the list, please leave it in the comments below and we'll add it to the list.

RestaurantCuisineAddress
Artichoke RestaurantModern Australian44c The Promenade, Hope Island 4212
Anchor BuoyCafe, Tapas7b/c, The Marine Village, Masthead Way, Hope Island 4212
Athenia Restaurant & BarGreek80/3030 The Blvd, Carrara 4211
Bine Bar & DiningModern Australian1/28 Chairlift Ave, Mermaid Beach 4218
Bistro 19Modern Australia5 Masthead Way, Hope Island 4212
BlackboardCafe7/240 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes 4227
Cafe DbarCafe275 Boundary St, Coolangatta 4225
Dragon Cove Chinese CuisineChine1 Masthead Way, Hope Island 4212
DomanisItalian1/19-21 Tedder Ave, Main Beach 4217
Edgewater DiningModern Australian, AmericanShop 3 G7, Capri on Via Roma, Via Roma, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Frigg CafeCafe10A Frank St, Labrador 4215
Jonez on FoodCafeShop/39d Masthead Way, Hope Island 4212
Justine LaneItalian1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads 4220
Iku Yakitori BarJapanese1730 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads 4220
I Like RamenJapanese2251 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach 4218
Le Cafe GourmandCafe2545 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach 4218
Lucky BaoAsian6/90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters 4218
Manolas BrosContinentalCapri on Via Roma, 3G 14/15-21 Via Roma, Surfers Paradise 4217
Margarita CartelMexican2/1840 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads 4220
Miss Moneypenny'sMediterranean50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach 4218
Moana Restaurant and BarSeafood2G01, 15 Via Roma, Surfers Paradise 4217
Surfers Paradise Thai Restaurant & CafeThai, Halal3100 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, 4217
Yum Cha RobinaChineseShop 1015/16, Robina Town Centre, Lido Promenade
AlachatiTapas, Turkish90 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, 4218
Chabbi'z Tandoori KitchenIndian119 Scarborough Street, Southport, 4215
Ariya Thai CuisineThai, Dessert17B Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, 4218
ArunyaThai1/34 The Esplanade, Paradise Point, 4216
BalboaItalian1069 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221
Burleigh PavilionAustralian3a/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Cha Cha Japanese RestaurantJapanese2705 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, 4218
Chiangmai Thai Restaurant BroadbeachThai2779 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, 4218
Coco Cubano Pacific FairAmerican, BurgersPacific Fair Shopping Centre, Level 1, K2006, Broadbeach Waters, 4218
Dumpling Noodle On CircleChinese3184 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, 4217
Govindas Surfers ParadiseCafe3120 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, 4217
Gusu RestaurantChineseShop G23/3197 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, 4217
Itoshin Japanese RestaurantJapaneseShop 3, 2484 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, 4218

What bars are open in Gold Coast?

Check the list of bars now open on the Gold Coast.

NameAddressSee available deals
ArtichokeThe Marine Village, 4601 Masthead Way, Sanctuary CoveSee deals
Anchor BuoyBuilding 7b/c The Docks The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove
AnekawaCorner of Swan Lane & Railway Street, Mudgeeraba
Athenia Restaurant & Bar80/3030 The Boulevard, Carrara
Base Espresso75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Beachside PavilionOasis Shopping Centre, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Belvedere Stonemill1638 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Bine Bar & Dining1/28 Chairlift Avenue, Nobby Beach
Bistro 195 Masthead Way, Hope Island
BlackboardShop 7/240 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes
Box Coffee CoCorner of Olsen Avenue and Melia Court, Southport
Buoy Oh Buoy8/27 Falkinder Avenue, Paradise Point
Cafe Dbar275 Boundary Street, Coolangatta
Cafe Gold CoastShop 12/300 Marine Parade, Labrador
Caffeine Kings1920 Gold Coast Highway, Miami
Cafoo Izakaya6 Fifth Ave, Palm Beach
Can Tho Kitchen5/465 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay
Costa D'oro27 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Crazy Cat Cafe3131 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
Cucina Vivo1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach
D'Arcy Arms Irish Pub2923 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise
Daark EspressoShop 2, 41 Musgrave Avenue, Labrador
Domanis1/19-21 Tedder Ave, Main Beach, Gold Coast
Double BarrelShop 5/1 Marina Concourse, 'The Concourse', Benowa
Double Barrel KitchenWaterways Village Shopping Centre, Shop 4/64 Karbunya Street, Mermaid Waters
Dragon Cove Chinese1 Masthead Way Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast
Easy Street Diner2563 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Eddy + Wolff217/219 Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina
Edgewater DiningShop 3, Capri on Via Roma, Isle of Capri
Elk EspressoThe Oasis Shopping Centre, Charles Avenue, Broadbeach
Espresso Twenty5Building M2, 1 Boatworks Drive, Coomera
Etsu Izakaya2440 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Fat Freddy's Beach Bar & Diner2663 Gold Coast Highway (entry via Surf Pde), Broadbeach
Finn McCool's39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Fish ShakLot 258 Marine Parade Southport, Southport
Forreal Kitchen28 Chairlift Avenue, Nobby Beach
Frigg Cafe10a Frank Street, Labrador
Fu Manchu Oriental Kitchen44 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island
Gemellini2247 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Goccia Italian Pizzeria2375 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Goldie's at The Island3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Grand DynastyThe Oasis Shopping Centre, Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach
Greendays Cafe & Bar6 Ashmore Road, Bundall
Harry's Steak Bistro & Bar1744 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Hideaway Kitchen & Bar2657 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
Home Plate Kitchen6 Treeview Drive, Burleigh Waters
Hotel Komune146 Marine Parade, Coolangatta
I Like RamenGold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach
Iku Yakitori Bar1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
JafaShop 7 253 Ferry Road Southport
Jimmy Wah's1724 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
Jonez on Food39D Masthead way, Marine Village,Sanctuary Cove
Justin Lane1708-10 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
KiyomiBroadbeach Island, Broadbeach
La Diosa MexicanaCircle on Cavill, 3184 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
Le Cafe Gourmand36 Cronulla Avenue, Mermaid Beach
Longboards Laidback Eatery9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Lucky Bao90 Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters
Lupo2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Macro Kitchen2/1837 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Madisons CafeOasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
Mamasan Kitchen + Bar3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach
Manolas Bros15-21, Via Roma, Isle of Capri
Margarita CartelShop 2/1840 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Mario's ItalianOasis Shopping Centre, Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Miami Marketta23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
Miss Moneypenny's50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Moana Restaurant and Bar15-21 Via Roma, Isle of Capri
Morena Espresso2550 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Mr Hizola's1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Mr PP's Rooftop Bar & Deli43 Nerang Street, Southport
Nightjar7a/ 1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Nineteen at The StarThe Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach
Oi IzakayaShop 4-6, 30 James Street, Burleigh Heads
Orzo3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach
Osteria del Mare2/1718 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Pod6 CoffeeRunaway Bay
Quay Street CafeShop A, 48 Quay Street, Sanctuary Cove
Ramen Danbo8 Street, 3113 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
Ramen Danbo8 Street, 3113 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
Refinery Coffee37 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Restaurant LabartBurleigh Heads
Rosella's6/1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Shuck20 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach
Social BrewBurleigh Arcade, James Street, Burleigh Heads
Southport SharksCorner Olsen & Musgrave Avenues, Southport
Street Corner Espresso1/1840 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
TaboonEasy T Cenre, 514 Christine Ave, Robina
The Bavarian HausA 41 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD
The BroadbeachThe Oasis Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach
The Collective1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
The Cuban103 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach
The Fish EmporiumCapri On Via Roma, Isle of Capri
The Henchman8 Henchman Avenue, Miami
The Little PlateShop 11/3 Deodar Drive, Burleigh Heads
The Milkman's Daughter1/43 Alfred Street, Mermaid Beach
The North Room1/2527 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Tonic on ChirnShop 1/37 Musgrave Avenue, Chirn Park
Tupe-AlohaShop 1, Corner Musgrave and Douglas Street, Kirra
Woodchoppers BBQ Smoke & Grill64 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba
Ze PickleConnor Street , Burleigh Heads

This list is not exhaustive. If you know a venue that's missing now offering dine-in or takeaway, let us know in the comments below.

What's closed on the Gold Coast

Before heading out, see what's closed on the Gold Coast.

  • Galleries, museums and libraries: This includes Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum, Gold Coast War Museum and Ripley's Believe It Or Not.
  • Indoor and outdoor markets: Many markets including Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, Broadbeach Markets, Coolangatta Markets and Burleigh Heads Markets are temporarily closed. Some farmers' markets including Burleigh Market, Palm Beach Farmers' Market, Marina Mirage Farmers Markets and the Organic Gold Coast Farmers Markets are still running.

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