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Top 10 Outdoor Activities for Kids on the Gold Coast

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Are you searching for memorable experiences to enjoy with your kids on the Gold Coast? Look no further than this top 10 list of outdoor fun and adventure!

The Gold Coast is abundant with sunshine, water and outdoor activities tailored for families seeking fun-filled adventures. From exhilarating jetboat rides to reaching new heights with tree top climbing, the options are endless.

In this list, we unveil the top 10 outdoor activities that promise excitement, bonding, and unforgettable moments for kids of all ages.

Take a leap into our list to discover the best outdoor activities to make your weekend, escape or family holiday on the Gold Coast truly memorable!

1. TreeTop Challenge 

High at TreeTop Challenge

Up high with TreeTop Challenge

Experience the thrill of zip lining over crocodiles and kangaroos at TreeTop Challenge Currumbin. This incredible adventure is perfect for tweens and teens (8yrs+), offering 100 aerial challenges and 14 epic ziplines, some running over the animal enclosures of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Located just 200 metres from Currumbin Beach, the surroundings are magical, making it an ideal spot to create colorful memories with your kids.

 

2.  Snorkel & Kayak 

GC Kayak Overhead

GC Kayak Overhead

Embark on a kayak tour to explore the sparkling waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Discover local sea life as you snorkel in Dolphin Bay, spotting trumpet fish, sea perch, and maybe even Nemo! This popular activity on SPARK POP allows parents and children to discover new found treasures together, sparking imaginations and fostering a love for marine adventures from a young age. Suitable for all ages, from 4 years old.

 

3. Wake Boarding

Fly with GC Wake Park

Join the Kids Club at GC Wake Park every Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am to 10am. With extra coaches and slower cable speed, kiddos can take on floating obstacles, leveling up their skills and creating thrilling, creative, and super cool memories on the Gold Coast. Awesome fun for kids of all ages from 4yrs+.

 

4. Jetski 

Jet Ski Gold Coast

Jet Ski Gold Coast

For tweens and teens seeking adrenaline-pumping activities, jetskiing on the Gold Coast offers the perfect adventure. Glide through turquoise waters, feel the breeze, and color memories with exhilarating speeds and breathtaking views.

 

5. Jet Boat Adventure 

Paradise Jet Boating

Paradise Jet Boat Ride Gold Coast

Experience all-ages thrills with a jet boat adventure on the Gold Coast’s Broadwater. Treat the family to exciting spins, turns, and speeds, seeing the coastline in a new light and creating vibrant memories together.

 

6. Beginner SUP Lesson 

SUP Tour Gold Coast

SUP Tour Gold Coast

Engage in active family fun with a Beginner SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) Lesson. This inclusive activity includes board hire and training sessions, allowing kids and parents to master paddling skills, explore the coastline, and color memories with unique experiences.

 

7. Waterbike Adventure

Embark on a unique waterbike adventure, perfect for families with younger children who may enjoy a slightly slower pace than some of the other recreational activities on Gold Coast Broadwater. Pedal at your own pace, enjoy picturesque surroundings, and spark imaginations with a fun and safe exploration of the Gold Coast’s waterways.

 

8. Get Wet Surf School 

Get Wet Surf School

Get Wet Surf School Intro

Enroll your kids in Get Wet Surf School for a thrilling surfing experience. With expert instructors guiding them, children will learn to catch waves, ride them like pros, and create lasting memories filled with excitement and joy.

 

9. Boomerang Bike Park 

Boomerang Farm Bike Park

Boomerang Farm Bike Park

Immerse your family in nature at Boomerang Bike Park, exploring scenic trails and enjoying mountain biking adventures together. Connect with nature, spark imaginations, and create colorful memories as you explore the Gold Coast’s beautiful landscapes.

 

10. Catch a Crab

Catch a Crab

Catch a Crab Gold Coast

Experience traditional fishing with a unique twist at Catch a Crab. Join a guided tour, learn to catch crabs, and spark imaginations with hands-on experiences that teach children about marine life in a fun and educational environment.

With these top 10 outdoor activities on the Gold Coast, your family is guaranteed to have an unforgettable adventure filled with excitement, bonding, and colorful memories. So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on a journey to create lasting memories and spark imaginations on the beautiful Gold Coast!


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