An adventure playground begging to be explored, there’s no shortage of fun things to do on the Gold Coast with kids. Sun, surf, sand, rainforests, natural wonders, cool attractions and premier theme parks – the Gold Coast is jam-packed with activities and experiences guaranteed to wow the kids (and the adults too). Not sure what to see and do first? Kick off your Gold Coast adventure with these cool activities, sure to give the kids a day out on the coast to remember.
A bus that transforms into a boat? The Quack’rDuck land and sea sightseeing service is sure to blow the kids’ minds. Hop on board the amphibious duck bus for a tour of the Gold Coast with a twist. From the comfort of the Quack’rDuck you can take in the Gold Coast’s major attractions. See stunning skyscrapers, drink in the beauty of the beach, and watch the excitement unfold at Sea World before heading into the sea. The kids will bubble over with excitement as the duck bus waddles to the water’s edge and makes a splash into the Broadwater to cruise past Marina Mirage and the luxury, multi-million dollar homes of Paradise Waters. The Quack’rDuck is the ultimate sightseeing experience for families, offering the best of both worlds from the comfort of a bus…boat. Quack’rDuck runs seven days a week departing from Surfers Paradise. The adventure tour lasts approximately one hour.
Mt Tamborine Glow Worm Caves
Take a magical trip to Tamborine Mountain to see thousands of glow worms in their natural habitat. This unique underground adventure through purpose-built caves guarantees to light up the kids’ imagination and offer them an educational experience they’ll rave about for years to come. Be sure to stop into one of Tamborine’s cafés or restaurants for a bite to eat afterwards, or enjoy a picnic in the rainforest setting. Make a day of it at Mt Tamborine with a walk or hike through one of the beautiful rainforest walks.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Feathers, fur and family fun – a day out at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must if you’re looking for things to do with kids on the Gold Coast. Home to hundreds of native Australian animals, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers kids (and adults) the chance to get up close and personal with animals in their natural and bushland setting. Thrill the kids with the noisy and colourful wild lorikeet feeding, cuddle a koala, or say g’day to a kangaroo in the walk-through enclosure. Live entertainment includes the free flight bird show, Aboriginal dancing, sheep shearing and a croc show.
Broadwater rock pools
Keep the kids cool at Southport’s waterfront Broadwater Parklands. Spanning 3km, the parkland is filled with shallow pools, fountains, waterfalls and plenty of rocks and statues to climb on. The huge jumping pillow is always a hit. After the kids have worn themselves out, enjoy a BBQ at the free facilities or take a picnic down to the waterfront. If you’re looking for free family fun – add the Broadwater rock pools to your list of things to do on the Gold Coast with kids.
This wouldn’t be a list of things to do on the Gold Coast with kids without mention of the Gold Coast’s spectacular theme parks. Kids are spoilt for choice with a selection of premier theme parks guaranteed to give them more fun than they can handle. Meet your favourite movie characters at Movie World, have some slip ’n’ slide fun at Wet’n’Wild or Whitewater World, or enjoy the rides, live shows and unforgettable animal experiences at Sea World or Dreamworld.
This is just the tip of the sandcastle when it comes to things to do on the Gold Coast with kids. What are your waiting for? Get out there and explore all the Gold Coast has to offer.