Gold Coast Attractions for Kids and Families

The Gold Coast is known to be a fun place with amazing attractions for kids of all ages.  This means if you bring the kids along on holiday, there’ll be plenty for them to do. In fact, the Gold Coast has more kid-friendly attractions than any other holiday destination in Queensland. Below are four of the most kid-centric and fun things to do on the Gold Coast.

Take the Kids to the Beach


Most kids love the beach, and the Gold Coast is full of beaches. The most popular beaches for families include, Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise, Currumbin, Nobby and Greenmount. The most popular family beach, Burleigh Heads, has a supervised swimming area for the kids, a playground, picnic tables and many more family-fun offerings. However, on any of the beaches, you can take the kids out for a day of surfing and surf lessons, play a game of beach volleyball, have a picnic or barbecue or just laze around and soak up the sun. But, some of the most interesting attractions are Surfers Paradise Beachfront markets and the rock pools at Currumbin Beach.

Get a Thrill at a Theme Park


Theme parks, such as Sea World, Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet n’Wild and so many more are wildly popular in the Gold Coast. In fact, it’s home to five large-scale theme parks that offer thrilling rides and games, exciting shows, exotic animals and so much more. There are even special holiday packages and passes for families to go and visit the greatest theme parks in ‘Goldy’.

Visit Mount Tamborine


Mt. Tamborine located in the Hinterland, is one of the most popular and famous attractions for families. You could take the kids on the Rainforest Skywalk, take a hike, visit the Tamborine National Park, have a picnic at a creek or take a tour of the Glowworm Caves. If you want the kids to see more than just the rainforest, you could also take them on a tour of the village during the Gallery Walk. The village also has some kid-friendly boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.

Be Amazed at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has a long history of wildlife preservation, but it also has a long history of being one of the most popular family Gold Coast tourist attractions. The sanctuary is full of kid-friendly attractions and animals, including educational programs, cultural shows, wildlife encounters, mini-train rides, tours and so much more. You and the kids could do the Treetop Challenge, cuddle a koala or kangaroo, watch the free-flight bird show, feed the crocodiles, take a Segway Safari, learn from Dr. Doos-Lots and so much more.