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Mother’s Day on the Gold Coast 2024: Dining, things to do, ideas

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

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

Riverside Breakfast with Alpaca, Turtle Feed & Horse Riding

Riverside Breakfast with Alpaca, Turtle Feed & Horse Riding from RedBalloon

Escape to tranquility with this Riverside Gourmet Breakfast at Historic Rivermill. Enjoy homemade scones, jams, and a heartwarming animal feeding experience.

  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price: $163 per person
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Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast and Photos

Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast and Photos from RedBalloon

Float across the land in a magical hot air balloon ride. Taking off right before dawn you'll catch unimpeded views of the Gold Coast or hinterland as the sun washes over them.

  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price: $377 per person
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Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch on the Gold Coast

Crispy Italian Bar Lunch for 2

Crispy Italian Bar Lunch for 2 from Groupon

  • Inclusions: Choice of wood fired panini, choice of pizza, choice of desserts, soft drink or juice each
  • Location: Burleigh Heads QLD 4220 AU
  • Cost: $83 for 2
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Mount Tamborine Winery Tour with Lunch

Mount Tamborine Winery Tour with Lunch from RedBalloon

  • Inclusions: Two course lunch and views from a scenic lookout, guided tastings at four venues, transfers from your Gold Coast hotel and an experienced and friendly guide
  • Location: Mount Tamborine, QLD
  • Cost: $229 per person
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Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner on the Gold Coast

Eight-Course Teppanyaki Meal at Hanasaki Teppanyaki Broadbeach

Eight-Course Teppanyaki Meal at Hanasaki Teppanyaki Broadbeach from Groupon

  • Inclusions: 8-course teppanyaki meal, rice and dessert
  • Location: 3/2643 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
  • Cost: $69 for 2 people, $138 for 4 people or $207 for 6 people
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    Mixed Grill Platter at Shahnameh Meat & Co

    Mixed Grill Platter at Shahnameh Meat & Co from Groupon

    • Inclusions: Gold Mixed grill platter to share between two people and a can of drink for each for two, four or six people
    • Location:14 Allandale Entrance, Mermaid Waters
    • Cost: $56 for 2
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    Indian Dinner at Curry Express

    Indian Dinner at Curry Express from Groupon

    • Inclusions: Dinner and drinks for 2-6 people
    • Location: 14/620 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters
    • Cost: $29 for 2, $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

    Perfect Pizza Oven At Home Kit

    Perfect Pizza Oven At Home Kit from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Pizza Oven Kit in a gift box, bottle of red wine and pizza slice cutter
    • Location: Your home
    • Cost: $269
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    Homemade Pasta Kit

    Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

    • 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.
    • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
    • Cost: $149
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    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

    • 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.
    • Location: This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia.
    • Cost: $139
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    Gourmet Gift Hamper

    Gourmet Gift Hamper from Edible Blooms

    • Inclusions: Dancing Monkey honeycomb and rocky road, Rowe & Hunt smoked almonds and cinnamon almonds, The Treat Co. coconut apricot balls and choc coated raspberries, Charlie's – cheese bites, Lindt milk chocolate balls, golden flower card with a Belgian milk chocolate, signature Edible Blooms Hamper delivery box and packaging including a free gift card.
    • Location: Your home.
    • Price: $90
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    Our top picks for Mother's Day high tea on the Gold Coast

    High Tea with A Glass of Veuve - HOTA - Gold Coast

    High Tea with A Glass of Veuve - HOTA - Gold Coast from Groupon

    • Inclusions: High tea of savouries, sandwiches and sweets
    • Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD
    • Cost: $80 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

    Jet Boat Ride

    Jet Boat Ride from Groupon

    • Inclusions: 55-minutes of pure fun with thrilling, spinning jet boating
    • Location: 30-34 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
    • Cost: From $39 per person
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    High Speed Jet Boat Ride with 360 Spins

    High Speed Jet Boat Ride with 360 Spins from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: 55-minutes of pure fun with thrilling, spinning jet boating
    • Location: Departs from Surfers Paradise
    • Cost: $178 per person
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    Ultimate - Facial and Massage Package

    Ultimate - Facial and Massage Package from RedBalloon

    • Inclusions: Signature facial treatment with booster, 60-minute relaxation massage, and Hand and foot treatment mask
    • Location: Pacific Fair
    • Cost: $285 per person
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    Self-Drive 18ft Boat Hire

    Self-Drive 18ft Boat Hire from Adrenaline

    • 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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    Aquaduck Safari City Tour and River Cruise

    Aquaduck Safari City Tour and River Cruise from Klook

    • Inclusions: Tour guide, 1-hour Aquaduck tour, life jacket
    • Location: 36 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
    • Cost: $55 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

    • 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: $799 for 2 people
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    The Best of Tamborine Mountain from the Gold Coast

    The Best of Tamborine Mountain from the Gold Coast from Viator

    • Inclusions: National park fees, wine tasting, hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Location: Tamborine Mountain
    • Cost: From $146.54 per person
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    Morning Cruise

    Morning Cruise from finder.com.au

    • Inclusions: 90-minute river cruise, complimentary tea or coffee and cake
    • Location: Departs from Surfers Paradise
    • Cost:From $39 per person
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    See the latest deals for Mother's Day on the Gold Coast

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    Available on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, and more. T&Cs apply.
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    Available on select dates when you book your hotel and flights together. Destinations include Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Gold Coast. 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, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart. T&Cs apply.
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    Buy 2 or more and get 10% off with code

    Available on activities including skydives, whale watching cruises, day tours and getaways. Must purchase 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. T&Cs apply.
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    Save on your next holiday and get up to $1,059 bonus value when you book your next trip on Flight Centre. Destinations include Gold Coast, Cook Islands, Bali, Fitzroy Island and more. Limited availability and for select dates only. T&Cs apply.
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