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Mother’s Day Gold Coast, Tweed & Byron

This article will tell you some of the best way to spend Mother’s Day in the Gold Coast, Tweed and Byron area.

If you are looking for Mother’s Day ideas on the Gold Coast this article will answer your question: What should I do for Mother’s Day Gold Coast?

Sunday 12th May will be here before you know it!

Spoiling your mum on Mothers’ Day isn’t difficult to do on the coast – there’s usually no shortage of activities to indulge in!

What should I do for Mother’s Day Gold Coast?

If Mother’s Day on the Gold Coast is in your plans, we’ve got the plans for you. Check out these Mother’s Day Gold Coast ideas for your mum now!

1. Mother’s Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa | 2024

Chapter and Verse Mother’s Day High Tea 

Mother's Day high tea at Citrique

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a specialty high tea, enjoying a resort tradition created by our culinary team using local ingredients sourced from the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Each homemade product is inspired by the echo of birds in the tranquil environment surroundings.

Indulge in a variety of both sweet and savoury dishes, in addition to freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams. Savoury delicacies include tiger prawn cos hearts, smoked salmon and caviar, salami, olive and tomato, turkey and cucumber brioche, honey ham and pastrami.

Artful sweets include hinterland wild mixed berry tart, mango passion cheesecake, chocolate macadamia brownie, JW macaroon, signature choux bun, strawberry and vanilla cream, chocolate bonbon, and a specialty red velvet chocolate dessert to celebrate your Mum on her special day.

Including a glass of Champagne, freshly brewed coffee and a beautiful selection of teas.

  •  Sunday 12th May 2024, 11am – 1pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  •  $109 per guest
  • Reservations essential

Event Page here

For further information contact the team via 07 5592 9800 or visit chapterandversebar.com

Citrique Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet 

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a long lunch at Citrique’s award-winning seafood buffet.

Showcasing locally harvested seafood for the ultimate sea to table experience. Enjoy live entertainment and a JW gift for all Mothers.

Ocean treasures include grilled lobster station, Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Blue Swimmer crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, spanner crab, green lip mussels and Hervey Bay scallops.

Land lovers enjoy a wonderful choice of artisan antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian-inspired dishes, wood-fired pizza and European classics.

To finish, indulge in a chocolate dessert for Mum created by our pastry team.

  • Sunday 12th May 2024, from 12pm
  • $149 per guest
  • $64 per child (5 – 12 years)

Event page here

Reservations essential, click here to book.

For further information contact the team via 07 5592 9800 or visit citriquerestaurant.com

2. Mother’s Day Festival on the Farm at Paradise Country 2024

Paradise Country is the perfect spot for animal lovers.

Paradise Country’s annual Mother’s Day Festival on the Farm returns Sunday 12th of May. Hosted by Hot Tomato’s Moyra, bring the entire family along for a day of live music, delicious food trucks, pony rides, character meet and greets, adorable animals and more! Upgrade your day with a delicious buffet breakfast or lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant.

Entry Child $39 | Adult $49 | Entry not included with a Village Roadshow One Pass or Membership. Exclusive entry prices available. | Buffet Breakfast & Lunch upgrades available

Mother’s Day buffet breakfast 

If a hearty country style buffet breakfast sounds like the perfect way to start Mother’s Day, then bring the family along to the Farmhouse Restaurant. Soak in the gorgeous farm views and delight in wholesome bites! Served from 7.00am. Adults $65 and kids $45. Admission included.

Mother’s Day buffet lunch

Is a Sunday sleep in more of mum’s cup of tea? Join Paradise Country for a delicious country style buffet lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant that the whole family will love. Enjoy the likes of roasted meats, baked barramundi, seasonal vegetables, salads, sweets, soft drinks and more! Seatings from 11:30am. Adults $79 and kids $45. Admission included. Bookings required.

For more details click here.

3. Mother’s Day high tea cruise – Sea World Cruises 2024

  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, four available sessions:
  • Breakfast, departing at 9am, returning at 10:45am,
  • Lunch, departing at 11:30am, returning at 1:30pm
  • Long lunch, departing at 2pm, returning at 5pm
  • Dinner, departing at 7pm, returning at 9:30pm

No one is sweeter than Mum, so why not spoil her this Mother’s Day with a High Tea Cruise? Be welcomed aboard the modern and spacious vessel, the Spirit of Elston, delicately decorated with flowers fit for a queen. Indulge in a delectable selection of sweet and savoury treats served with love from our generous high tea buffet on the air-conditioned main deck while the kids are kept entertained with a complimentary activity pack. Then treat her to well-deserved me-time relaxing on our comfortable open-air deck. Let worries drift away as your Supermum sips on her complimentary glass of sparkling wine, passing stunning Gold Coast skylines and iconic landmarks. Prices vary, depending on chosen cruise.

4. O’Reilly’s Mother’s Day Festival 2024

Picnic at Canungra Valley Vineyard

O’Reilly’s invite you and your family to their Mother’s Day Festival, high up at the spectacular Rainforest Retreat, set in ancient Gondwana Rainforest. Surprise your Mum with a delightful picnic lunch whilst enjoying live music at the beautiful O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. Relax underneath our Silky Oak trees and enjoy a Mother’s Day Homestead Basket for Two which includes a bottle of O’Reilly’s artisan wine – all for just $120 including a special gift for mum (more options available). The baskets are available on 11th or 12th May. 

Find out more here. 

Mother’s Day High tea at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

The O’Reilly’s invite you to our splendid Mother’s Day High Tea Delight, a scrumptious spread high up at our stunning Rainforest Retreat – surrounded by ancient Gondwana Rainforest.

Presented by Executive Chef Daniele Cavallucci – indulge in a delectable high tea selection of sweets, scones and savoury delights with freshly brewed teas and barista coffee. Be sure to enjoy a glass of O’Reilly’s sparkling wine or craft beer upon arrival – plus Mum will receive a special O’Reilly’s gift on the day.

Aside from our new High Tea Delight, you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the stunning McPherson Range whilst taking in all the splendour of the lush green rainforest of World-Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

Make more memories on Mum’s visit with a spa voucher at the award-winning Lost World Day Spa or take advantage of the Mother’s Day Delight Accommodation package with two nights stay, Mother’s Day High Tea Delight plus complimentary daily buffet breakfast (for up to 2 adults and 2 kids). Make more memories on Mum’s visit with a spa voucher at the award-winning Lost World Day Spa or take advantage of the Autumn Special including two nights accommodation including the breathtaking Sunset Experience.

Event takes place on Sunday 12 May from 11:30am – 2:30pm. Adults $89, kids (3 – 12 years) $39. 

Bookings essential, You can find out more here

5. Mother’s Day Classic 2024

Mother's Day Classic Gold Coast

Get active for breast cancer this Mother’s Day. We are delighted to share that a Mother’s Day Classic event will be held at Fishermans Lawn, Southport. Located just north of the bustling Surfers Paradise, escape to the Broadwater Parklands for a range of fun activities perfect for the whole family. Centrally located and spanning three kilometres along the beautiful Broadwater in Southport, the Parklands not only offer fantastic views of the Surfers Paradise skyline but also offer numerous wide-open spaces for enjoyment.

6. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 2024


Your mum will be spoiled for choice with a huge selection of options to celebrate her special day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Koala high tea

Treat your Mum to an unforgettable wildlife experience this Mother’s Day! Spoil Mum with a Koala High Tea that offers a chef’s selection of tasty treats along with sparkling wine. Get up close with some of our Koala ambassadors and learn important facts from our expert keepers. Have this special moment captured by our professional photographers and receive a souvenir photo to take home with you.

From $129 per person (General admission purchased separately. Upgrade your Koala High Tea ticket to explore the Sanctuary afterwards.)


For an experience your Mum will remember forever, spoil her with one of our animal encounters. Our team will share information, stories and facts about the animal and she will spend time getting up close with her favourite animal. Choose from Echidnas, Cotton-top Tamarins, Capybaras, Scaly Tales or even a Possum encounter!  

Cost: From $29 per person (General admission purchased separately)

Find out more here

7. Mother’s Day at The Star 2024

Every mum is different, that’s why The Star has 5 different events on this Mother’s Day to ensure they make your mum’s special day, extra special. You can lunch in the beautiful Garden Kitchen & Bar or the delicious Imperial at The Star, linger over a al carte menu at Nineteen at The Star, add some sparkle with a shared menu and beverage package at Cucina Vivo or lavish Mum with a set menu at Kiyomi.

8. Mother’s Day Luncheon at The Terraces 2024

Surprise and delight mum this Mother’s Day with our elevated seafood buffet, complete with a 2-hour beverage package! Treat mum to a delightful seafood buffet feast, complete with a glass of Chandon Garden Spritz on arrival, followed by a 2-hour beverage package and live entertainment!

Don’t like seafood? No problem! There is also a variety of hot and cold non-seafood options, including a salad & soup station, carvery, and a cheese & charcuterie station. 

For dessert, enjoy a selection of house-made sweets such as tiramisu, lemon cheesecake, pavlova, Belgian waffles, and an ice-cream station. 

Adults $169 per person | Children: $84.50 per person

For more information click here.

9. Mother’s Day picnic 2024

Why not surprise mum with a beautiful picnic? It’s a great, budget friendly option, and it goes without saying that the Gold Coast, Tweed and Byron have some of the most picturesque picnic locations in Queensland.  See our Top 15 picnic spots on the coast here.

10. Mother’s Day spa options 2024

Mums are amazing people, so it’s important that when a special occasion comes around, we give them the perfect gift. And one of the best gifts you can give a mum is a gift voucher for a day spa. When it comes to day spas Gold Coast has lots to offer!

Find out all about Gold Coast spas here.

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Mum’s special day!

However it is that you end up spending the day, we’d love to wish all of the mums out there our best wishes for Sunday 12th May.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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