A holiday on the Gold Coast with the kids can be fun, but it doesn’t necessarily mean spending all your time at theme parks or the beach. There are plenty of unique things to do in Gold Coast with kids, including theme parks and the beach. However, you could miss out on a wealth of fun and excitement if you stick to the “standard” family-friendly activities. The Gold Coast has a plethora of attractions, so it’s certain you’ll find something exhilarating, entertaining and funky to do with the family. In fact, here are four of the most awesome, family-friendly attractions on the Gold Coast.
A Trip to Cedar Creek Falls, Mt Tamborine
Cedar Creek Falls is one of the most popular family spots on the Coast. It features three ice cold rock pools that are an awesome place to swim and play on a hot summer’s day. The small kids can splash and play on one of the ledge areas while the big kids swim in the deeper waters at the top rock pool or at one of the other pools further down the rock face. There are also public barbecues and picnic areas where you and the family can relax, have a nice lunch and marvel at the wildlife and greenery around you.
A Visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a fun time, even if you don’t see yourself as a nature lover. It’s one of the most popular and exciting attractions on the Gold Coast. Plus, it’s perfect for the kids. While there, your kids could feed the kangaroos and birds, play and cuddle with the koalas or have fun watching the birds, dingos, emus, possums, and more.
The family could get around the sanctuary on a cute little train or a Segway. Not to mention, there are plenty of learning opportunities like those at the free Birds of Flight show, Aboriginal Dance show, Crocodile Behaviour show and more. If you’re feeling more adventurous, then you might want to try the tree top challenge or feed the crocs. You could also head over to the Sanctuary Markets for some delicious food. Also, keep in mind that there are plenty of Wildlife Programs & Courses for the kids.
Go to Adrenaline Park in the Dark
Essentially, Adrenaline Park is not for the faint of heart, but it is quite family-friendly. The thrilling rides and attractions at Adrenaline are best experienced at night, because then you’ll be able to see the amazing array of multi-coloured lights littering the park. These lights just add to the thrill of the experience. Fun rides like the Vomatron, Fly Coaster, bungy trampolines and the Slingshot are just scarier and more exhilarating at night, especially for the kids.
Light Things Up in the Mt Tamborine Glow Worm Caves
Mt Tamborine in hinterland just seems to be a fun place for families to visit, and one of the most fun attractions there are the Glow Worm Caves. The Glow Worm Caves are man-made, realistic caves, built especially for kids. They’re simply two chambers connected by tunnels and lined with local insects for the kids to identify and get excited about.