For a fun way to spend a great holiday with your kids, nothing beats the Gold Coast and its awesome theme parks. Whether you are staying right on the strip in one of the beachfront Gold Coast Apartments, or down the road in one of those luxury serviced apartments in Brisbane, you’ll be close to a heap of amazing theme parks. The following are some of the best theme parks on the Gold Coast.
With over 27 major rides, Dreamworld is the largest of Australia’s theme parks, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. This fantastic park consists of the different themed lands of Ocean Parade, Kid’s Pool, Wiggles World, Gold Rush Country, Rocky Hollow, Tiger Country, the Australian Wildlife Experience and Whitewater World. Among all of these awesome lands you will find food, animal exhibits, rides, four roller coasters and merchandise for sale. You haven’t checked out Gold Coast theme parks until you’ve been to Dreamworld.
This is a must-see place for people who love ocean creatures, as Sea World consists of an oceanarium, a theme park and a marine mammal park. With a strong focus on rehabilitating sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, this great place plays an amazing role in educating Australians and tourists alike on the importance of looking out for our friends in the sea.
Blow your kids’ minds next holidays by taking them to come and meet their favourite superheroes at Movie World. There is also a cool cartoon world to keep younger children entertained, as well as some heart-stopping and awesome rides like the Batwing Spaceshot and the Superman Escape, for those kids who are here for a thrill. A great way to spend a day with the kids that is sure to leave them all tuckered out, Movie World is a sure-fire winner for a memorable family day out.
Wet’n’Wild Water World
This spectacular water theme park is all about the rides, and attracts close to a million visitors each year. The Extreme H2O Zone is where the real thrills are to be had, with slides such as the Kamikaze, Tornado, Blackhole and Mach 5, sure to be enough to satisfy even the most hardcore waterslide maniac. There are also some great rides that are slow and safe to take your little ones on, like the lazy Calypso Beach, and for lunch, gather the gang and chill out down at Buccaneer Bay. When the weather gets warm, Wet’n’Wild is where you want to be, no matter what age you are.
Tickets to these great Gold Coast attractions are the same price for Dreamworld, Sea World and Warner Bros Movie World, being $79.99 for an Adult Day Pass and $49.99 for a Child Day Pass. Tickets to Wet’n’Wild are a little cheaper at $59.99 per adult and $34.99 for a child. For all of these parks a child is considered anyone aged between three and 13, and anyone older will be charged as an adult. You can save quite a bit of money by purchasing combo passes which go for around $99.99 and up; these can be great deals if you want to go to more than one theme park.