Queensland family holidays – things to see and do

13 April 2015

Looking for a wonderland of adventures to satisfy the whole family? Create a memorable experience with a visit to Queensland! From enjoying the sun, sand and surf on the Sunshine Coast, riding a roller coaster in the Gold Coast, to exploring Brisbane’s inner city beach as well as zip lining through the Daintree Rainforest north of Cairns, Queensland is really a land full of dreams. For inspiration on Queensland family holidays, have a read below on some of our top picks.

Gold Coast theme parks

Stepping into a ‘Dream World’

Perfect for kids of all ages is the Gold Coast! With endless playground options such as Dream World, Sea World, Movie World and Wet’n’Wild, kids won’t get bored. Whether you want to feel the rush of a roller coaster, go behind the scenes of a movie set or be entertained with shows for the whole family, each theme park will be sure to make your eyes pop, jaw drop and heart stop, perfect for some serious fun!

Gold Coast theme parks

Sun, sand and surf on the Sunshine Coast

Great for endless beaches and natural beauty is the stunning Sunshine Coast. From Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and more, choose a patch of sand to soak up the warm sunshine and laid-back atmosphere. For cuddles and smiles with koalas, take a day trip to the Australian Zoo. For originality, uniqueness and inspiration, shop til you drop at the original Eumundi markets, perfect for mums to grab crafty ideas. And for something tasty to satisfy the whole family, design and decorate gingerbread men at the Ginger Factory.  Visit the Sunshine Coast, a place where you’ll feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

Sunshine Coast family holiday

Bustling Brisbane

Blessed with sunny days and plenty of action is Brisbane, a fantastic place to take the family away to. Experience the festival buzz of South Bank, with markets, bars, restaurants, live performances and Australia’s only inner-city beach, providing the ultimate free playground. Go on the wheel of Brisbane for the best way to see Brisbane’s city at night. And for a day trip just out of Brisbane, take a ferry ride to Tangalooma on Moreton Island where you can hand feed wild dolphins! Being the largest city in Queensland, everything including Broadway shows, the inner-city beach, and national parks are located just minutes nearby!

Brisbane family holiday

Tropical North Queensland

Fun for the whole family is Tropical North Queensland! With its untouched beauty, ancient culture and adventure, Tropical North Queensland is total bucket list material. Zipline through the ancient beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, snorkel and dive with the curious minke whales and sea turtles. Or kayak, walk or gallop your way along Cape Tribulation beach – where you may not see another soul. Whatever you choose to do, Tropical North Queensland has you covered.

Tropical North Queensland holidays

For more information on Queensland family holidays, contact a Flight Centre travel expert today – 130 stores nationwide or call us on 0800 24 35 44.

Danielle Moore

A seasoned traveller, Danielle loves to share her experiences and her love of travel with anyone who has an interest in venturing overseas.With family from all over the world, Danielle has travelled to many destinations including Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai, Ireland, England, Europe and the United States. She has done a range of tours and also experienced living in London. As Danielle has developed the contagious travel bug, she still continues to flee the country and discover many more sights, with a willingness to write and share her experiences along the way.