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Latest Must-Visit Attractions in Australia

Family with Mr Monopoly at Monopoly Dreams

In a country as diverse and dynamic as Australia, there’s always something exciting to discover, especially for families chasing the thrill of the hottest new experiences.

The wave of fun seekers continues to drive the number of new attractions across Australia opening up, with audiences unable to get enough! We love the novelty of a new experience to escape and unwind from the everyday hustle.

Whether you’re a local seeking amazing new experiences in your own backyard, a weekend explorer or holiday maker eager to make the most incredible memories, our curated list of the latest must-visit attractions from Brisbane to Perth promises to delight and inspire.

From the enchanting world of seahorses to the lifestyle and pop culture phenomenon of the NBA, get ready for good vibes and magic moments for kids and families of all ages!

QUEENSLAND

The Seahorse Kingdom

Delve into the enchanting world of seahorses and sea dragons at Sea Life Sunshine Coast. The Seahorse Kingdom exhibit showcases over 100 of these wondrous creatures and more than 40 species. With interactive exhibits suitable for all ages, this Atlantis-themed attraction is a must-visit for families seeking aquatic adventures. This stunning exhibit is now open for all ages and included with your ticket.

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Zog Trail

The very first Zog Trail in Australia is opening on the Sunshine Coast this month! Zog is one of the many magical characters including The Gruffalo, to be created by the wildly talented author Julia Donaldson OBE. Preschoolers will be overjoyed with a visit to The Ginger Factory for a friendly dragon and fire-breathing fix. Watch their imaginations instantly activate in this interactive augmented reality forest trail based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s mesmerizing picture book – Zog.

Girl about to set off on the Zog Trail

Zog Trail

Outback Springs

Queensland’s Major Tourist Attraction Hall of Fame winner 2023 and Silver winner in the Australian awards, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has had an exceptional 12 months. Not only have the just opened The Homestead a luxury events and accommodation centre, but they have also opened Outback Springs, a multi-million-dollar Aussie-inspired wonderland nestled in the sanctuary’s Kangaroo Country precinct.

Promising farmyard fun and an outback adventure with farmyard animals, try gemstone panning, Australian reptiles and even a Bush Tucker Garden. If you haven’t been in a while, now’s the time to visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for the ultimate family adventure. From kindergarteners to primary schoolers, everyone will be captivated.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

Luna Park Sydney The Dream Circus

In the flurry of Christmas holidays, you may have missed the news that Luna Park Sydney has opened the curtains to the newest world-class immersive experience to Step into a realm of wonder and enchantment at Luna Park Sydney Circus. Prepare to be dazzled by cutting-edge technology and breathtaking journey to a new world.  Suitable for primary schoolers and beyond, tickets are available from just $35 to see this dazzling show!

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House Down Under

Embark on a topsy-turvy adventure at House Down Under, Australia’s first inverted house photo experience. Perfect for all ages, this optical illusion attraction promises laughter and fun as families explore its immersive environments and capture unforgettable memories. Optical illusions and immersive attractions have become even more popular in recent times perhaps thanks to social media and selfies.

FLASHBACK! Many 80s babies may recall the Yahoo Serious film ‘Young Einstein’ which inspired one of the earlier optical illusion-based amusements named the Young Einstein Gravity Homestead. Since there’s been Infinity on the Gold Coast and more recently Artvo. Why not flip things on their head for a dose of fun this year. Visit the House Down Under now at Market Lane Rouse Hill, Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Children exploring the bedroom in the House Down Under

Family fun in the House Down Under

URBNSRF

Opening in April 2024 at Sydney’s Olympic Park. URBNSURF is set to provide Sydneysiders and visitors alike with ideal safe surf to suit all abilities year round. Set to be a vibe, this place with its lagoonside amenities including beach cabanas, skate pad, leisure pool and two food offerings, makes it the ideal setup for families. The Surf Academy is perfect for grommets and parents keen to brush up on their surf skills. Be one of the first to surf URBNSURF Sydney, learn more here.

URBNSURF Sydney opening 2024

URBNSURF Sydney Opening April 2024

VICTORIA

Monopoly Dreams Melbourne

Roll the dice and journey through the streets of Monopoly City at Monopoly Dreams Melbourne. This new $20 million Monopoly-themed attraction covers 1,650 square metres and features augmented reality and physical challenges. An immersive experience at Melbourne Central guarantees fun for the whole family. You can even dine at their themed café. Get ready to play to win! Learn More or watch our favourite brothers Oliver and Lucas explore in their video below.

The NBA Exhibition

After a successful season in Queensland, the hype of The NBA Exhibition Australia has landed down in Docklands, Melbourne. A world leading professional basketball league, the NBA is not just a sporting franchise but a cultural phenomenon. From the personalities to the shoes and movie magic, the league has fostered globally recognised pop icons. It’s no wonder the exhibition of greatness is drawing such a phenomenal crowd of fans, sports and sneaker enthusiasts. Kids will be all over the interactive VR zone featuring AR Photo Booth, arcade basketball games. Catch it before it leaves Melbourne, click here for more.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Matagarup Mini Golf

Opened just last month, Matagarup Mini Golf is already making waves with its stunning design inspired by Western Australian themes, earning rave five-star reviews. Prepare for an unforgettable family outing with a round of mini golf at this brand-new facility. Featuring dual pins at each hole, the course promises hours of excitement for both adults and kids alike. Conveniently situated along the picturesque Swan River near Optus Stadium, Matagarup Mini Golf is open seven days, complemented by the nearby Sensory Playground. With admission priced at just $75 for a family of four, it’s an affordable and enjoyable experience for all ages. Click here to learn more.

With these exciting new attractions scattered across Australia, families have plenty of reasons to embark on unforgettable adventures together. Whether you’re exploring the wonders of nature, diving into the depths of the ocean, or experiencing the latest in entertainment technology, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and get ready to create cherished memories at these must-visit destinations!

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