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So, you’re a water baby? How about a trip to Queensland, Australia’s coastal city? The Gold Coast has a lot to offer, including world-class theme parks, cultural spaces, food culture, and, of course, breathtaking natural scenery, including the beach. However, the Gold Coast is also perfect if you want to spend your holiday under the water!

Underwater Adventure

Why not go underwater if you want to have an exciting adventure? Underwater Adventures Australia offers adventures that are both fun and safe and all within a short drive from Princess Palm On The Beach


They offer the PADI Freediver Course, a comprehensive introduction to freediving for people aged 12 and up. You will learn to hold your breath and dive to depths of up to 16 meters. PADI Discover Freediving and PADI Basic Freediver Course – Pool Freediver are two other excellent courses for learning more about the sport. However, if you have prior experience and want to advance your skills, enrol in the PADI Advanced Freediver Course. Alternatively, you can hone your skills and go deeper with the PADI Master Freediver Course.

Scuba Diving

The following courses are available for beginners, especially those aged ten and up: PADI Open Water Scuba Course, PADI Deluxe Open Water Scuba Course, PADI Discover Scuba Diving. You can also expand your training and knowledge by enrolling in the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Course or the PADI Rescue Diver Course. However, if you have prior experience, take the PADI ReActivate course to refresh your skills or the PADI Divemaster Course or PADI Specialty Courses to gain a deeper understanding.

While they offer freediving and scuba diving, underwater adventure is not limited to either. Mermaiding is another activity offered by Underwater Adventures Australia.


Yes, mermaiding, or the practice of swimming in a mermaid tail for sport, fun, self-expression, or entertainment. To understand and explore the world of the Mer-folk, you can take any of the following courses: PADI Discover Mermaid Experience, PADI Basic Mermaid Course, PADI Mermaid Course, and PADI Advanced Mermaid Course.

Crabbing Adventure Tour

Are you ready to be above the water for the day? Prepare for an unforgettable adventure full of fun and food. The Catch a Crab Tour includes a 2- to 2.5-hour boat cruise and a 1-hour lunch option.

There are two schedules available. Morning tours leave at 9:30 a.m., while afternoon tours leave at 2 p.m. (operates seasonally). You must arrive 30 minutes before departure for photo opportunities, but the boat will board 15 minutes before departure. Dress comfortably in shorts, t-shirts, thongs, sandals, or sneakers. Bring a sun hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.

Morning tea, an entertaining and educational crab show, trapping live crabs, fishing on the Tweed River, hand feeding the pelicans, pump for yabbies (if tide and weather permit), and viewing the Tweed area’s working oyster farms + talk are all included in the Catch a Crab Tour. Also, all activity equipment is provided.

River Cruising

Now it’s time to kick back, enjoy the scenery and be pampered.

Tweed Eco Cruises has been cruising the tween river since 1988. Tweed Eco Cruises is now the region’s eco-tour specialist, accommodating all boating needs such as classic river cruising, weddings, and themed parties. And what began with one boat and two crew members has grown to a fleet of four vessels and a local crew with extensive knowledge of the region.

Tweed Eco Cruises is ideal if you want to cruise the river and learn about the beautiful sites along the way. All you have to do is check their website and choose which cruise to take. They currently have a lot such as Crab Catching Adventure Family Fun Day, Discover Tumbulgum Cruise, Fingal Booningbah Morning Tea Tweed River Cruise, Picnic’s Afloat Tweed River, Rum Runner Cruise – Husk Distillery, Sunset Cruise, Tweed River Harvest Lunch Cruise – Festival Of Flavours Cruise Destination North Coast and Tweed River Boat Hire BBQ boat The Pearl.

Below are two others cruises you might be interested in.

  • Tweed River and Rainforest Lunch Cruise: You will board the iconic river ferry, The Golden Swan. Then, as you make your way to Tweed River, prepare to be awed by nature’s splendour. The Tweed Eco Cruises crew is knowledgeable, so pay close attention as they share a wealth of information as you cruise down the beautiful Tweed River.

Also, bring a camera to capture the birds, the blue sky, the clear waters, and the many beautiful sights. Here’s a tip: While cruising the Tweed River, keep an eye out for the resident dolphins – Kingy and Herbie. For lunch, you’ll get a charcuterie grazing board with a bounty of Northern River delights like fresh trawler prawns, locally smoked chicken, homemade quiche, salad, local cheeses, small goods and antipasto from the Tweed Valley, fruits, and freshly baked bread. This cruise lasts for 3.5 hours.

  • Float and Paint- Art on Water: What about a one-of-a-kind Tweed River cruise? You will cruise to a secluded location where you will be immersed in the stunning scenery and tranquillity of the Tweed River and surrounding valley. The Tweed Eco Cruises crew will set up the easels, and local artists will guide you through the process of creating your masterpiece of their local region.

The cruise includes two glasses of wine, a cheese and antipasto tasting box, canvas, paint, and all other necessary equipment.

Book your Palm Beach accommodation with Princess Palm On The Beach

Princess Palm is located directly across from one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches. You can relax and unwind in the self-contained apartments and onsite resort facilities, including a heated swimming pool and spa, a full-size outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. And for a fun-filled Gold Coast family holiday, here are six fun activities you can do.

Palm Beach has been named Queensland’s cleanest beach three times. The beach is also patrolled by lifeguards so that you can sunbathe, swim, surf, or engage in whatever activity your heart desires. 

Are you ready to engage in these exciting water based activities? Then book a room at Princess Palm Beach Gold Coast accommodation.

969 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach
Gold Coast 4221 Australia
Email: reservations@princesspalm.com.au ▪ Phone: 07 5534 5455 ▪ Fax: 07 5534 5702



Enjoy your break, relax & unwind at Princess Palm on the Beach.

Enjoy our amazing features such as:

+ Prime beachfront location

+ Heated swimming pool & spa

+ Sauna & gym

+ Full-size tennis court

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