Many of my friends are fans of visiting Australia for a nature experience or outback adventure. They recommended me to visit Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast for there’s never a dull moment. At Surfers Paradise, it’s so easy to plan for family friendly fun activities that can fill up the day!
Surfers Paradise is a popular tourist destination and is legendary for its pristine beaches and nightlife. Below are some of the popular family friendly destinations and cruises that you must try!
I’m sure this would be the major highlights for kids as Gold Coast has 4 popular theme parks.
A must visit is Dreamworld, the largest theme park which features an assortment of rides, shows and attractions, including The Tower of Terror 2. Visit Tiger Island, where magnificent Bengal and Sumatran tigers play with their keepers. There’s also the ‘Australian Wildlife Experience’ where you can see more than 500 Australian native animals.
Next to Dreamworld, is White Water World with some of the best water attractions including the top four water slides. Have a trilling adventure of rides like The Wedgie, The Rip and Pipeline Plunge. Wet’n’Wild is Australia’s biggest water theme park filled with fun filled water slides and leisure giant pools.
Fulfilled your childhood fantasy by meeting your favourite movie characters at Warner Bros. Movie World. At here you get to enjoy thrilling rides such as the Green Lantern Roller Coaster, Superman Escape and many more. For the kids, head to the Kids’ Fun Zone to meet their favourite Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
Lastly, take a visit to Sea World and learn to make contacts with variety of marine animals. See the ‘World of the Dolphin presentation’, polar bears and penguins swimming underwater or get up close to sharks. There are also exciting rides, attractions and shows available.
Surfers Paradise Beach & Nature Attractions
Surf, dive, and do snorkelling over 70km of endless coastline at Surfers Paradise Beach. If water sports are not your type, just relax on the beach with your kids and have fun.
For nature lovers, take a walk at the 180meter beautiful rainforest of O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walkway. There are also 4 wheel-drive trips at night to the glow-worm caves at Tamborine Mountain, or head to Burleigh Head National Park.
Skypoint Observation Deck
A must visit in Surfers Paradise is the Skypoint Observation Deck its Australia’s only beachside observation deck. Take in gorgeous sights of the Gold Coast coastline from Australia’s tallest building. If you’re up for a challenge, try the external Skypoint Climb at the top of the building. You’ll get to take home a photo, cap and certificate to prove that you made it to the top.
Home of the Arts (HOTA)
Home of the Arts (HOTA) is a cultural precinct situated in Surfers Paradise. It’s the place for live performances, lake-side strolls, stargazing, opera, kids shows and many more. There’s a unique outdoor stage for live event, cinema theatres, galleries, and café as well.
HOPO (Hop On Hop Off Ferry)
Take a cruise with the children in an all-day sightseeing pass on the HOPO Gold Coast Ferry. Experience the calm picturesque waterways with unlimited stops iconic destinations such Home of the Arts (HOTA), Marina Mirage, Sea World and Broadwater Parklands.
Kids would love this fun cruise known ‘Aquaduck’ tour. Aboard the amphibious ‘Duck’, be amazed when the bus transforms into a boat. Take in the spectacular views of famous sights such as Palazzo Versace, Sea World, and more. Kids will also have the opportunity to drive the Aquaduck and receive a captain’s certificate.
Shopping at Pacific Fair & Harbour Town Premium Outlets
There’s always time for some crazy shopping and these two malls comes highly recommended. Firstly, is the Pacific Fair which has the largest collections of luxury and masstige brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, H&M, Sephora, UNIQLO and more. Second, is the Harbour Town Premium Outlets which is Australia’s largest Outlet Shopping Centre. Enjoy amazing savings and sales offer at the 240 international fashion outlets available there.
I’m simply amazed by non-stop excitement and thrilling fun that Surfers Paradise has to offer. You can opt for a leisurely self-drive tour or use the coach services or public transports available in the city. Everything is just within reach.
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There are many more attractions available in Queensland, Australia. For more information, please visit https://www.queensland.com/