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25 Things to Do with Kids on the Gold Coast

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Things to Do with Kids on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast, renowned for its stunning beaches and vibrant lifestyle, is also a treasure trove of exciting activities for kids. Whether your little ones are animal enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, or nature lovers, the Gold Coast has something for everyone.

Get $10 OFF your first SPARK POP booking using code WELCOME10.  Here’s a list of must-visit places and activities to make your family vacation unforgettable.

1. GC Aqua Park

For a splash of fun, head to GC Aqua Park overlooking the glittering Broadwater Waterway and across to Marina Mirage and Sea World. This inflatable water park offers a thrilling aquatic playground, complete with slides, trampolines, and obstacles. Learn more + book here.

2. Sea World

Dive into the wonders of the sea at Sea World. From enchanting marine life shows to thrilling rides including all-new The Atlantis, Sea World provides a day of excitement and education for the whole family. Learn more + book here.

3. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with Australia’s native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. With a brand new precinct Outback Springs now open, plus interactive exhibits and wildlife shows, it’s a perfect blend of entertainment and education. Learn more + book here.

4. Boomerang Bike Park

For the biking enthusiasts, Boomerang Bike Park offers a range of trails suitable for all skill levels. It’s a great way for the family to enjoy the outdoors and get active. Discover more + book here to get $10 OFF!

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5. Bella’s Wonderland

Bella’s Wonderland is a haven for little ones and parents alike! Featuring a whimsical indoor play center with slides, ball pits, dress ups, amusements and climbing structures in a beautiful pastel palette sure to spark imaginations. It’s a delightful escape for children of all ages. Plan a visit around meal times to take advantage of their cafe!

6. Pampered Princess

Let your little ones experience the royal treatment at Pampered Princess, where they can enjoy spa services, dress-up sessions, and make magical memories. Discover and book here to get $10 OFF!

7. GoBoat Surfers Paradise

Take the family on a unique adventure with GoBoat Surfers Paradise. Captain your own self-drive electric picnic boat and cruise the stunning waterways at your own pace. No boat license required! Book here and get $10 OFF.

8. Seaway Kayaking Tours – Kayak + Snorkel

Explore the Gold Coast’s beautiful waterways with Seaway Kayaking Tours. The kayak and snorkel experience is a fantastic way for kids to connect with nature. Book here.

9. Get Wet Surf

Introduce your little ones to the thrill of surfing with Get Wet Surf. Based at The Spit, just past Sea World, you’ll find a super friendly team of professional instructors on hand to make learning to surf a fun and safe experience. Learn more or book here to get $10 OFF.

10. GC Wake Park

For the adrenaline and watersports junkies, GC Wake Park offers cable wakeboarding. It’s an exciting water sport suitable for beginners and seasoned riders alike. Find out more and book here to get $10 off.

11. Movie World

Step into the magic of movies at Movie World. Hit up Movie World to meet your heroes and charge up with some adrenaline pumping rides, live shows, plus try Marvin the Martian: Cosmic Boom now open. Learn more and book your Escape Pass here.

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12. Paradise Country

Paradise Country offers a taste of farm life with animal encounters, shows, and activities. It’s a perfect blend of education and entertainment. Did you know that during the school holidays you can go behind the scenes as an animal ranger with their full day Save a Mate Ranger program. Find out more and get $10 OFF when you book here. 

13. Treetop Challenge

For an exhilarating treetop adventure, try the Treetop Challenge at Currumbin or Mt Tamborine. Ziplining and challenging courses await the willing and brave! Juniors available for 3year olds and up at Mt Tamborine. Find out more and get $10 OFF your first booking here.

14. Gold Coast Jetski Safaris

Embark on a thrilling jetski safari with Gold Coast Jetski Safaris. It’s an unforgettable way to explore the waterways with the family. Find out more.

15. Aquaduck

Aquaduck Gold Coast

Hop aboard the Aquaduck for a unique amphibious tour. This iconic Gold Coast land-and-water adventure takes you through the streets of Surfers Paradise and then plunges into the Broadwater. Find out more and book here!

16. Planet Chill

For a family-friendly fun, consider Paradise Resort where you’ll find Planet Chill. They have a fantastic mini rink that is ideal for beginners or those looking for a quick refresh on the ice! Lessons are available plus you can even see their very own ice-skating spectacular! Discover more and book here.

17. Infinity

Immerse your family in a sensory adventure at Infinity, an extraordinary maze-like attraction with mind-bending light and sound effects. Discover and get $10 OFF here.

18. iFly

Experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at iFly. It’s a safe and exciting way for kids to feel the sensation of freefall in a controlled environment. Discover more and get $10 OFF when you book here.

19. HOTA (Home of the Arts)

Explore the cultural side of the Gold Coast at HOTA, where art, theater, and creativity come together. Check their schedule for family-friendly performances and exhibitions. Take a look at the Children’s Gallery and what’s on here. 

20. Glow Worm Caves

Embark on a magical journey through natural wonders with a visit to the glow worm caves. Witness the glow-in-the-dark display that captivates kids and adults alike. Holiday makers we have the perfect family friendly tour for you! Discover more and book with $10 OFF here. 

21. Australian Outback Spectacular

For a taste of the Outback, the Australian Outback Spectacular offers a dinner show featuring skilled performers, live animals, and captivating storytelling. Learn more or book here to get $10 OFF!

22. Yatala Drive-In Movies

Experience the nostalgia of drive-in movies at Yatala Drive-In. Pack some snacks, cozy up in the car, and enjoy a night under the stars with the latest family-friendly films.

23. Stunt Park

Active families who love a thrill and aspiring heroes will be wishing they came across Stunt Park sooner! This is the place where kids can learn the basics of stunt work in a safe and controlled environment. It’s a unique and exciting experience for the whole family. Discover your next adventure here!

24. Go Vertical SUP Tour – Paradise SUP Tour

Paddle into paradise with a Go Vertical SUP Tour. Explore the waterways on a
stand-up paddleboard, offering a unique perspective of the Gold Coasts beauty. Discover more and get $10 OFF here.

25. Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The team at Burleigh Heads have been busy reimagining the centre this year. So for those who’ve not been in a while you’ll uncover a brand new look! Enhanced presentations, clearer sound, and even a new look coffee shop!  Immerse your family in the rich indigenous culture of the Gold Coast at Jellurgal. Guided walkabout tours, traditional stories, and Aboriginal art provide an educational and enlightening experience.

The Gold Coast offers an array of activities that cater to the diverse interests of kids. From wildlife encounters to water parks and thrilling adventures, these attractions will create lasting memories for your family. So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable Gold Coast getaway with your little ones!


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