Vacationers to Queensland’s Gold Coast playground can select from a huge selection of children’s and family fun activities whenever they want a break from the fabulous beaches.
Many Gold Coast attractions are within walking distance of the most popular beachside towns and shops; for others, however, you’ll need a car. All the many beautiful spots along the Gold Coast strip and the lush hinterland are within easy reach once you have a set of wheels.
Tourists can now order a GPS unit in their rental cars for easy navigation, even in the cheap rental cars. This option, which is offered when hiring a Gold Coast car rental with us at Cutprice Car Rentals, makes driving around the area easier and more relaxing.
Some of the theme parks are about 15 minutes north of Southport. While theme parks are an exciting fun destination for groups of all ages, they are not the only recreational activities available for children and families.
Having a fun activity can be as simple as playing in a local park. Pratten Park on the Broadbeach foreshore has slides, sways, a sand pit, a pirate ship and a powered pedal monorail. Other parks suitable for youngsters can found at
• Lugana Park, Palm Beach
• Washington Waters Park, Southport
• Ed Hardy Park, Miami
• Pacific Pines to explore include Laguna Park in Palm Beach, and
• Pacific Pines
Southport has three indoor children’s play centres complete with mazes, tunnels, slides, ball ponds and cubby houses.
The family will surely love playing mini-golf at Putt Putt Golf in Mermaid Beach. It has lots of wacky challenges including a Fun Run, Jungle Trail and Waterways with its lakes and waterfall.
Hand-feed the beautiful and brilliantly coloured lorikeets at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary at the southern end of the Gold Coast. These exciting feeding sessions are held 8 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon each day. There is also a full program of daily activities and displays; which includes pelican feeding, free flight eagles, koala photos, kangaroo feeding and even a crocodile show.
You can take in the view from the Q1 Observation Deck at Surfers Paradise, the world’s tallest residential tower. On a good day, you can see all the way up the beautiful city of Brisbane and south to Byron Bay.
Whatever your plans for the day, don’t miss the theme parks. When booking your holiday, take the time to check out the rides and other exciting attractions at each theme park. Many rides set minimum heights or suggested age groups which is perfect for the whole family.
Next, you can decide how much time and money you wish to spend there and whether you don’t mind getting wet. Remember, you may have to queue for the more popular rides, especially at peak times where there are lots of tourists visiting these theme parks. Family ticket and multi-park packages can be purchased online or on the day.
Theme parks are yet another way to enjoy your vacation holiday on the Gold Coast. So enjoy and experience the beauty of Gold Coast!
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