You can’t properly enjoy yourself on an empty stomach; we’ve found a Gold Coast cafe and pub to go with your day of heart-stopping action.

Coffee pick-me-up

Cafe One08

Beautiful breakfast selections, Cafe ONE08 - Gold Coast
Beautiful breakfast selections, Cafe One08 – Gold Coast

If you can’t think straight, how do you expect to aim straight? Get your head in the zone with a caffeine hit and nutritious breakfast from Cafe One08. Located in Helensvale, order a Lavazza blend coffee poured just the way you like while you make the difficult decision between which of the Cafe One08 brekky options you’re going to indulge in. We suggest the big brekky with sausages, eggs, crispy bacon, tomatoes and hash browns with toast. In a hurry? If you can’t wait to start your laser tag shootout, order a coffee to go from one of the friendly staff for a quick caffeine craving cure.
Where: 1/108 Helensvale Rd Helensvale Gold Coast QLD

Laser tag

Game Over

What's around the next corner? Game Over - Gold Coast
What’s around the next corner? Game Over – Gold Coast

After you’ve satisfied your brekky cravings, make the short trip to Game Over where you can start your day of activities with some laser tag. With no real skills or experience needed, it doesn’t matter whether you’re with the kids or a notoriously uncoordinated friend, everyone is sure to have a blast battling it out in the post-apocalyptic laser arena. Game Over uses the latest technology, lighting and sound, so your adrenaline will be pumping in no time. Game Over is the Gold Coast’s newest indoor adventure destination, so once you finish laser tag you can spend the rest of the day go karting, rock climbing or in the arcade.
Where: 88/108 Siganto Dr Helensvale QLD


Skirmish HQ Gold Coast

Work as a team, Skirmish HQ Gold Coast - Gold Coast
Work as a team, Skirmish HQ Gold Coast – Gold Coast

If you haven’t been paintballing yet, you’re missing out. The friendly team at Skirmish HQ Gold Coast will dress you with commando-like camouflage and provide all the necessary equipment needed to start your paintball battle. If you’re not into just shooting each other for the sake of it, you’ll be happy to hear there’s a variety of different game types so you can work together as a team to win. With packages ranging from 200 paintballs right through to 800, you can still have an affordable day at Skirmish HQ Gold Coast – depending on how itchy your trigger finger is. Remember it’s only for ages 15 and up, so don’t forget your photo I.D.
Where: 42 John Rogers Rd Mudgeeraba Gold Coast QLD

Relax and refuel

Woodchoppers Inn

Welcoming surroundings, Woodchoppers Inn - Gold Coast
Welcoming surroundings, Woodchoppers Inn – Gold Coast

Located a 10-minute drive from Skirmish HQ Gold Coast, detour to Woodchoppers Inn for some pub grub and a couple of cold ones to end the day. This family owned and operated Gold Coast pub has been a favourite among locals for 20 years. Despite being recently refurbished, Woodchoppers Inn has still kept its retro character we all know and love. All that shooting got you hungry? Their menu is versatile enough to suit all appetites; whether you’re into tapas-style food, traditional pub favourites or think a pizza will hit the spot, there’s something for you at Woodchoppers Inn.
Where: 4 Railway St Mudgeeraba Gold Coast QLD
Not interested in a shoot ’em up day on the Gold Coast? Let us know your cure for boredom in the comments below!