The Gold Coast is undeniably one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. For decades, families have been driving from nearby Brisbane, or flying in from somewhere farther, to enjoy this region’s golden beaches and laidback attitude. But the Gold Coast offers so much more than just its famous coastline – this tourist hotspot is home to some of the country’s best activities and attractions. Stylish shopping destinations, exciting theme parks and thrilling experiences… These are just some of the options to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that everyone enjoys.
Make the most of your time in Australia’s bikini capital by checking out five of the Gold Coast’s best family-friendly activities!
Mini Golf Gold Coast
You can find a number of putt putt courses right in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise.
This activity is the perfect way to enjoy some family fun in the afternoon before checking out the Gold Coast’s delicious dining options. Many courses run seven days a week and stay open in the evening, so there’s always a chance to play. You can even save some money by using discount coupons – such as the ones from Inside Gold Coast – to enjoy some good old-fashioned fun with your family
Another Surfer’s Paradise favourite is the dream-like funhouse known as Infinity. There are 20 different rooms that utilise mirrors and light to create a surreal experience that challenges your imagination and senses. Infinity is open from 10am to 10pm, so take the little ones in the morning then let the big kids play at night!
Have you ever had dreams of flying? Well, your dream can now become a reality at iFly Indoor Skydiving Centre. The 5 metre vertical wind tunnel is a safe and controlled environment that will make you feel as if you’re falling from the sky – suitable for kids and adults alike! iFly promises a truly unique adventure which will definitely be highlight of your Gold Coast holiday.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Whether your kids are interested in jaw-snapping crocodiles or cuddly koalas, a trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is sure to make a great day out. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is all about celebrating Australia’s wildlife in a fun and educational way, so you’ll get to enjoy live productions and beautiful views while being learning about conservation and the environment. You can reach Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary by car, but some hotels even offer a shuttle service for your convenience.
This last option is not for the faint-hearted – the SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building walk. Taking place on top of the Gold Coast’s tallest building, climb participants get to walk up the summit of Q1 tower (approximately 298 stairs) to end 270m above the ground with incredible 360⁰ views of the Gold Coast. SkyPoint Climb is the perfect way to bond with your family (and get some amazing photos) but please note that participants must be over 12 years of age and at least 130cm in height.
Whether you’re looking for something educational, adventurous or just old-fashioned fun, these are five sure-fire ways to create lasting memories on your family holiday.