Position Vacant – Mates of tourism
We have a fantastic role with multiple positions available. Could YOU be the right person for the job? Must have the following skills:
- Willingness to support the local tourism economy.
- Happy to pay discounted rate on leading Gold Coast tours and attractions.
- Share your photos and experience with your friends and family next time to you catch up and across your social media accounts. Facebook or Instagram.
- Leave a review on Google, Tripadvisor or Facebook after your tour.
- Be willing to explore your own backyard and try new experiences as you make the choice to #HolidayHereThisYear.
- Live the motto “Eat local, Shop Local and Holiday Local”
You will be paid in smiles, love and gratitude and you will take home lasting memories of a fun experience and quality time spent with your nearest and dearest.
The Gold Coast needs you! To apply, please visit and take advantage of the below offers on the following popular ‘must-do’ Gold Coast activities. Each operator is offering 25% discount when you book online or over the phone and quote the promo code MATES. Not valid with any other offer, please check with each operator for any T’s and C’s:
Book online or call 5539 0222 quoting the promo code MATES.
Operating for over 23 years, the Aquaduck is an icon of Surfers Paradise, popular with both locals and tourists. You’ve probably heard the familiar quack quack of Danny Duck as the bus drives past you through the streets of Surfers. The 1hour amphibious tour includes approximately 20 minutes on land checking out the key sights of Surfers Paradise city and beaches and Main Beach with its luxurious properties and dining promenade. Be amazed as the Duck drives straight into the Broadwater, converting into a boat at the flick of a switch. Approximately 40 minutes is spent cruising the calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater and Nerang river learning all about the history, culture and wildlife of the area. Whilst on the water kids have the opportunity to steer the duck themselves and receive a captains certificate to take home as proof of their achievement. The Aquaduck is suitable for guests from babies to centurians and with multiple departures daily from Cavill Avenue in the heart of Surfers Paradise what are you waiting for? Get quacking and book your discounted ride today!
Book online here or phone 0412 940 135
Have you ever wanted the opportunity to paddle alongside a pod of wild dolphins? A kayaking tour with Australian Kayaking Adventures can allow you to do just that and with an 80% chance of spotting dolphins, your dream might just come true! Paddling the crystal clear, calm waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater, you will not only be on the looking out for dolphins but also pelicans, sea birds, fish, rays, turtles and other marine life. Tours depart from the boat ramp opposite the Grand Hotel Labrador and free hotel pickups are available.
Book online here or phone 0404 445 000
If a motored watersports activity is more your style the team at Gold Coast Watersports have you covered with both jet skiing and parasailing tours available. Jet ski hire is available without the need for a license and you can choose whether you want to snuggle up on a twin share ski or race your friends with a ski of your own. Parasailing is also available taking you on a tandem flight high into the air where you will have 360 degree views from Surfers Paradise to South Stradbroke Island and west to the Gold Coast hinterland. Parasailing is available for kids from 6 years and jet ski from 7 years with activities departing from Mariners cove Marina at Main Beach.
Tick sky diving off your bucket list without needing to jump out of a plane. At iFLY you can participate in an indoor skydiving experience that will have your smile stretching from ear to ear (literally) as you step into the wind tunnel and experience the feeling of the gravity defying freefall under the guidance of your one on one instructor. Ifly is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and the experience takes approx. 1.5hours to complete.
Kerri and Andrew and their local crew have been teaching surf lessons at Main Beach since their teenage kids were babies. They know the safest and easiest place to learn the skills for surfing and keep you away from the crowds so you can practise with confidence. The shallow waters of the Main Beach Spit provide ideal conditions for learning to stand, and fall, on your salty, sunny surfing experience. You’ll be hanging 10 and catching barrels in no time (well about 2hrs actually, as that’s how long lessons are). You might want to brush up on your surfer slang beforehand.
Phone 0423 716 625
Tucked away in the backstreets of Surfers Paradise, is Budds Beach. If you haven’t been down to Budds in a while you should. Not only is this quiet little community on the banks of the Nerang River home to the popular Bumbles café, it’s also one of the best stand up paddle boarding (or SUP’ing) locations on the GC with tours operated by Go Vertical SUP. Unlike a surfboard, a SUP board has a larger surface area making it easier to balance and stand on. After teaching you the basics of SUP technique and safety, you will be guided on a calm water paddle through the narrow winding mangrove fringed channels to Macintosh Island where you can hop off the board for a moment and explore the park which is home to a colony of Peacocks, who always love to put on a show. As you SUP your way back to Budds perhaps you’ll even be lucky enough to receive your own dolphin escort which are a common sighting on the SUP tours. Tour duration is 2hours and suitable for all levels from complete newbie to SUP addict.
Book online here or phone 1300 538 262
Have you seen the jetboats cruising along the Broadwater and performing their famous 360 degree spins and thought to yourself ‘One day I’ll try that’? Well, ‘Carpe Diem’, seize the day and stop putting it off. Paradise Jet Boating are the experts when it comes to jet boating. Operating for over 15 years, their Broadwater Adventure ride departs from Mariners Cove Main Beach combining thrills, fun and adventure with beautiful scenery and sightseeing through the Gold Coast Broadwater. It’s not all white knuckles and 360 spins as your tour guide points out interesting landmarks and cracks some jokes along the way. Tours are 55minutes in duration and are suitable for kids from 4years.
Book online here or phone 07 5655 0716
When was the last time you explored the green behind the gold and headed up the mountain to the Gold Coast hinterland? Southern Cross Tours have a range of small group tours which will take you off the beaten track and onto secluded trails away from the crowds. Your tour guide will share their local knowledge and take you to some of the mountains best kept secrets. Don’t waste time trying to find your way around on your own, go with the experts for a hassle-free touring experience. Southern Cross know where to go and have itineraries planned to allow you to explore more and see more, and with your promo code MATES you will save more too.
When you make your bookings don’t forget to enter the promo code MATES on checkout when booking online or mention the deal to our friendly reservations staff when booking over the phone.
Maybe you’re not confident travelling at the moment. We understand that and we are doing our best to ensure we will all still be here when the pandemic is over and life begins to return to normal. If you had a Gold Coast holiday planned which you can no longer enjoy, please consider rescheduling as opposed to cancelling altogether. If you had a pre-booked Aquaduck tour that you need to cancel please contact us to discuss changing the dates or exchanging for a gift voucher rather than cancelling your tour completely. If you would like to support the travel industry but can’t travel in the foreseeable future why not purchase a gift voucher. Aquaduck gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase and can easily be redeemed online or over the phone for both our Airlie Beach and Gold Coast operations.
Whether we see you sooner or later, we look forward to seeing you, to creating happy memories together and to keeping the Gold Coast tourism industry alive, one smiling face and positive review at a time.
So, will you be applying for the position and making the decision to Holiday Here This Year? We hope so.