Gold Coast Family Holidays: Things To Do

6 March 2015

Create fond memories of your next family holiday with a trip to the Gold Coast! With its spectacular white sandy beaches, thrill-seeking theme park rides & scenic rainforests and natural attractions, the Gold Coast is a must see destination. Read our blog on things to do before you go!

Visiting the Gold Coast

Renowned for its beauty, the Gold Coast boasts 59 kilometres of stunning coastline filled with world-famous beaches. From Paradise Point to Tweed Heads, you will be sure to find the perfect beach spot for you. Surfers Paradise, one of the main beaches, has everything on offer with cafes and shops just a short walk away and beach front markets on Wednesdays.

If you are bringing the family or want somewhere a bit quieter, we recommend visiting Burleigh Heads. Its calmer atmosphere and protected waters makes it a perfect spot for a family day at the beach! With such a competitive market on holidays to Australia, you are sure to find a great deal to suit your needs.

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Theme Parks

With the biggest theme parks in the Southern Hemisphere you won't miss out on a thrill here. Take the whole family to Movie World, Dream World, Sea World or Wet n Wild world and become lost in a world of adventure! The kids won't get bored at these theme parks and there are rides and attractions for all ages.

Movie World and Dream World are the main theme parks in the GC and are perfect if you are after a thrill! If you are travelling with younger children we recommend visiting Sea World. It is the best theme park for kids under 6 years old.

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Scenic Drives and natural attractions

With the Gold Coast having so much to offer from theme parks and beaches to fine dining and entertainment, don't forget to experience the beautiful natural attractions available. With its beautiful coastline bordered by lush hinterland, what better place to take the family on a road trip? Less than an hour drive from Surfers, visit the stunning Tamborine Rainforest to submerge yourself in nature and try out their Skywalk for a spectacular tree top view! If you have time you can also visit the nearby Tamborine Mountain, their Glow Worm Caves are a sight not to miss.

Ask our travel experts about adding activities, car hire or Theme Park passes to your Gold Coast Holiday package to save you time and money!

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

Carina Frazer

After spending a few months travelling throughout Asia, Carina moved to the UK to settle down for two years to satisfy her passion for travel.She quickly found a job as a tour leader and lead tour groups to some of the biggest festivals and events around Europe including Kings Day, Royal Ascot and the Christmas markets in Bruge.Some of her favourite experiences include seeing the queen at Royal Ascot and spending two weeks sailing around Croatia. Currently back in New Zealand, Carina is very passionate about travelling and is always planning her next adventure.