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City or beach? Why not both. With world class beaches like Snapper Rocks and Burleigh Heads combined with one of the fastest growing economies in Australia, Gold Coast is the perfect playground for families.
Surfers Paradise the heart of the Gold Coast


A proud local, playing host to loved ones, or out-of-town visitors, you'll find an array of kid friendly FUN. Not just the world most popular theme parks, but a stack of adventures and memorable experiences.
Dad and daughter day out at the theme parks

Kids Parties

Go for the WOW factor with these unique + POPular birthday party experiences from animal farms to indoor skydiving and many more!
Sea World Resort Birthday Party


From Sanctuary Cove and Helensvale in the north, to Currumbin and Cooloongatta in the south, to the ancient rainforest of the hinterland, and Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach in the heart of the Gold Coast.
Springbrook National Park's Natural Bridge is a sight to see.

Stays We Love

  • Accommodation
JW Marriott Resort & Spa GC

Marriott Resort & Spa

  • QLD
$409Family of 4
  • Accommodation
Overhead view of Sea World Resort Gold Coast

Sea World Resort

  • Main Beach QLD
$274Family of 4
  • Accommodation
Paradise Resort Splash Park and Pool

Paradise Resort

  • Surfers Paradise QLD
$175per room
  • Accommodation
Kids riding go-karts at Treasure Island

NRMA Treasure Island

  • Biggera Waters QLD
$195Family of 4


  1. Broadwater Parklands
  2. Home of the Arts (HOTA)
  3. Gondwana Rainforest
  4. Burleigh Head National Park
  5. Metricon Stadium
  6. The Spit
  7. CBus Super Stadium
  8. Snapper Rocks
  9. SkyPoint
  10. Movie World 

If you’re looking for more local inspiration for connecting with your community, discovering playgrounds, and family events see some of our favourites below.

Mrs Lardeedah
This site is for Gold Coast families and kids – Lara, the mum behind Mrs Lardeedah loves to share family friendly adventures across the coast, kids activities, playgrounds and great eats. I love to find the fun in everyday #mumlife and hope to inspire you to take your family on their next adventure this weekend!


High season: Spring and summer (November to February)
Low season: Winter (June to August)

Summer (December – February) is when Australian holidaymakers flock to get their fix of our famous surf and sunshine. Expect temperatures to be between 21-28.4°C, before dipping down slightly to 16-26°C in Autumn (March-May). You’ll find fewer holidaymakers on our beaches during Autumn, but in Winter (June-August), Australians (along with whales from Antarctica), head north to Queensland to enjoy warmer temperatures and waters. Sunny, and sometimes windy days lead to cooler nights so you will need some warmer clothing, but it’s still a pleasant 12-21°C (52-70°F). The weather starts to warm up again in Spring (September-November) and is a beautiful time to visit before the summer holiday season officially starts all over again.

Spring (September – November)
The spring climate is similar to autumn, with average temperatures between 15 – 25°C (59 – 77°F). Warm, sunny days are tempered by cool sea breezes.

  • Arrival: Gold Coast Airport caters to travellers with accessibility needs, including hidden disabilities.
  • Getting around: The G:link tram system is a handy way to travel between key locations, with all services and stations accessible for passengers with limited mobility.
  • More information on getting around Gold Coast found here.

Gold Coast First Nations Community includes the Yugambeh people whose Country lies within the City of Gold Coast area and those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have moved to the Gold Coast from other regions around Australia.

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Gold Coast Family Buzz

Australian Wedged-tail Eagle at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

A Wild Family Adventure

Set off on a wild family adventure at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and catch their brand-new attraction Outback Springs.

Kayaking on Gold Coast

25 Things to Do with Kids on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast, renowned for stunning beaches and vibrant lifestyle, is a treasure trove of fun things to do with kids. Here’s our top 25.

Boy running on the beach at Gold Coast Broadwater

Why the Gold Coast is a great place for Families

If we only had one sentence to answer this question, here it is. The Gold Coast is a great place for families as it’s Australia’s largest playground for all ages fun!


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