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Where To Take The Kids In The Gold Coast For Some Family Fun

The Gold Coast is one of the best family holiday destinations, as the city has recently put more focus on family-friendly activities — making it Australia’s “favourite playground.”

The city has a front viewing seat of the ocean and the beach where kids would surely love to splash around. It also boasts various kinds of amusement parks and natural attractions that offer a good dose of fun and learning. There are just so many activities that families with kids can enjoy together!

If you’re looking for some family fun, here are the best places in the Gold Coast you should head to.



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What better place to bring your kids than the country’s largest theme park, where they might meet their favourite DreamWorks characters! Dreamworld is made up of over 40 rides and attractions, including the WhiteWater World Slides, kid-friendly roller coasters, and a flying simulator ride!

Dreamworld also has a wildlife conservation park where kids can meet and learn about furry wild animals like tigers, kangaroos, and koalas.

Location: Dreamworld & WhiteWater World, Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera, Queensland



Warner Bros. Movie World

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Perhaps your children love Batman, Wonder Woman, or Scooby Doo — in that case, they will definitely enjoy Warner Bros. Movie World where these well-loved characters come to life. Besides getting photos with them, the exciting rides will surely be a memorable experience. 

The theme park boasts the DC Rivals HyperCoaster, the “tallest, longest, and fastest ride in the Southern Hemisphere.”

Location: Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Queensland



Wet ‘n’ Wild

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Theme parks like Wet ‘n’ Wild complement the coastal city with lots of attractions that allow people of all ages to enjoy the water. From shallow pools to giant waves and slides, the park features different activities that are best enjoyed under the sun!

Location: Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Queensland



Sea World

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Here’s another ocean-loving attraction where you don’t necessarily have to get wet. Sea World is the perfect place to take your kids to learn and appreciate the ocean more, including the animals that live in it. Still, if you like to add in some thrill, the park also has thrilling roller coaster rides!

Location: Seaworld Dr., Main Beach, Queensland



Paradise Country

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Combine your kids’ marine life encounter with a memorable farm experience at Paradise Country! Here, you can go on a farm stay, meet koalas and kangaroos, feed lambs, ride horses, and more. There are also interactive shows and games that will make learning more fun for children!

Location: Production Dr., Oxenford, Queensland



Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Can’t get enough of adorable animals? For animal-loving families, the heritage-listed Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place to learn about Australian native wildlife and culture. It features live animal encounters and aboriginal shows as well as hectares of rainforest home to unique flora and fauna.

Location: 28 Tomewin St., Currumbin, Queensland



Tamborine National Park

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For a more immersive forest adventure, venture into the vast hinterland and engross yourself in a natural environment where wildlife reigns free. Tamborine National Park features various walking trails that lead you to breathtaking gorges and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and rocky outcrops. 

Location: Doughty Park, 2 Main Western Rd., Tamborine Mountain, Queensland (Visitor Centre)



Hot Air Balloon

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For families with curious and adventurous kids, take them up on a hot air balloon and show them what the world is like from the clouds. Riding a hot air balloon over the Gold Coast is one of the most memorable experiences you can share with the whole family.



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