Gold Coast Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Gold Coast Family-friendly activities

Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, & Wet’n’Wild 3-Day Pass

1. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, & Wet’n’Wild 3-Day Pass

Save time and money with this convenient 3-day admission pass to 3 of the Gold Coast's most popular theme parks. Zoom around on roller coasters at Movie World, admire marine life at Sea World, and prepare to be thrilled on a variety of extreme rides at Wet'n'Wild.  Located only a few minutes from central Surfers Paradise, Sea World features amazing aquatic animals, fun rides, and family-friendly shows. Enter the frozen tundra of the Penguin Encounter, see predators up close in Shark Bay, and meet tranquil critters in the dolphin nursery. At Movie World, experience the glamour of Hollywood as you hang out with your favorite superheroes and stars. Enjoy the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Harry Potter-themed sets, a Lethal Weapon ride, the Batwing Spaceshot, and the steepest inverted drop in the Southern Hemisphere on the Green Lantern Coaster. For families, enjoy music from the Looney Tunes crew among other entertainment. Wet'n'Wild hosts some of the most extreme and fun-packed rides on the continent. You may even recognize some of them from scenes filmed in The Inbetweeners 2 movie.   

Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World & Wet'n'Wild 7-Day Pass

2. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World & Wet'n'Wild 7-Day Pass

Experience the fun of 4 amazing theme parks on the Gold Coast with an unlimited entry pass to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild and Paradise Country valid for 7 consecutive days. Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favorite Super Heroes and Super-Villains, and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides and attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World. Take on the tallest, longest, and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere or experience the action-packed stunt show, Hollywood Stunt Driver 2! The kids will love the colourful Kids' WB! Fun Zone with a variety of Looney Tunes attractions. Go below the surface and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure at Sea World. Get up close and personal with dolphins, penguins, polar bears and more. Brave the thrilling and immersive New Atlantis precinct featuring three new rides. Sea World is also home to many shows and presentations, including Seal Guardians, and the Affinity Dolphin Presentation. Don’t forget to explore Nickelodeon Land, the exciting and interactive kids’ area that features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Boots, SpongeBob SquarePants, and his Bikini Bottom friends. Dive into a splashtacular family day out at Wet’n’Wild, where summer is endless and so is the fun. Wet’n’Wild has gone to epic proportions with the tallest water park slide tower in Australia now open and boasting three heart-racing slides plus a massive tropical splash zone. Enjoy a world-class line-up of pools and slides for the young and young at heart. Plus, you can’t go past Paradise Country, the Gold Coast's hidden gem. Visit the baby animal nursery, cuddle a koala, feed the kangaroos, and see Aussie traditions like sheep herding and damper making in amazing live shows. Plus, meerkats have now joined the Paradise Country animal family with guests getting an up-close appreciation for the cheeky critters.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket & Koala Photo

3. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket & Koala Photo

Have your photo taken cuddling a koala and meet Australia’s unique native wildlife with this combo ticket. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. You can cuddle a koala and have your photo taken any time of the day. The Koala Photo Area is open from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, and 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Wander the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native wildlife. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the Sanctuary and its animals at any of the interactive shows, or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Discover the outdoor playground, ride on the sanctuary’s miniature train, or enjoy a picnic. Visit the onsite Wildlife Hospital and see the vets in action. Join in the feeding of the colorful wild lorikeets at 8.00 am or 4.00 pm for a gold coin donation. Enjoy the spectacle of dozens of rainbow-colored birds landing on your head and arms! 

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket

4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Ticket

Delight in a close encounter with Australia’s unique native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, centrally located on the Gold Coast and just a 30-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. Explore the 27-hectare sanctuary, home to over 1,400 Australian native wildlife. Meet koalas, echidnas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, emus, and dingoes. Hand-feed kangaroos, come face-to-face with Australia’s largest saltwater crocodile and see the free-flight bird show and Aboriginal performances. Learn about the sanctuary and its animals at any of the 13 interactive keeper shows daily or ask one of the helpful volunteers positioned around the park. Discover the outdoor playground, ride on the sanctuary’s miniature train, or enjoy a picnic. Visit the onsite Wildlife Hospital and see the vets in action. Join in the feeding of the colorful wild lorikeets at 8.00 am or 4.00 pm for a gold coin donation. Enjoy the spectacle of dozens of rainbow-colored birds landing on your head and arms!  Lost Valley Take in the beauty of this 5-hectare rainforest as you wind your way along elevated boardwalks, whilst discovering exotic wildlife. Uncover the secrets of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and explore a forgotten world.

Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Afternoon River Cruise

5. Surfers Paradise: Gold Coast Afternoon River Cruise

Experience the stunning resort town of Surfers Paradise from a fresh perspective on a relaxing afternoon cruise. Climb aboard to sail along the scenic waterways, canals and broadwater of the beautiful Gold Coast. Marvel at the million dollar homes of the rich and famous and be amazed by the luxury yachts. Sail past the gleaming white boats at Marina Mirage and admire the elegant exterior of the Palazzo Versace Hotel. Look for dolphins and sea eagles at the Sea World wildlife theme park on Main Beach. Avail of the fully licensed bar and buy yourself a beer or glass of wine or champagne at very reasonable rates. Laze on the sundeck and take spectacular photos, or relax in the covered indoor seating area.

Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

6. Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

Enjoy seeing the Gold Coast from two perspectives with this combination tour. Cruise along the coast with views of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach on an Aquaduck tour. Eat breakfast or lunch at 270 meters above sea level at the  SkyPoint Observation Deck. Depart on an Aquaduck tour from Surfers Paradise. Combine an informative city tour with a water cruise that offers stunning coastal views. Let the kids drive the Aquaduck on the water and receive a free captain's certificate to take home. Visit the Skypoint Observation Deck and see the entire Gold Coast's skyline from above in the iconic Q1 building in Surfers Paradise. Admire the coast from SkyPoint's unique vantage point. Have a delectable meal or a signature cocktail at the Gold Coast’s highest bistro and bar on the 77th level.

Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

7. Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

Enjoy the 'Aquaduck' tour which combines a city tour and river cruise. Departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise, tours aboard the amphibious ‘Aquaduck’ offers an informative city tour with a unique and exciting river cruise. Traveling past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast waterways and its famous landmarks. Experience the Gold Coast as you have never before. Cruise along the glorious Gold Coast beaches, then up to the magnificent Palazzo Versace and Marina Mirage. That's where the Aquaduck gets to show its true colors with a bit of 'duck diving' into the spectacular Broadwater. Experience the thrill of the big splash and take in the sights of the beautiful waterways and of course the fabulous millionaires row. Kids get the unique experience of Captain the Aquaduck while cruising the waterways and will receive their free Official Aquaduck Licence Certificate.

TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

8. TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

Imagine the rush of emotions, as you face your fears by getting way outside your comfort zone and experiencing a one in a lifetime adventure on this exhilarating zipline tour. It's a fully guided 3-hour tour, starting with a 4WD ride to the top of the mountain. A 10-minute induction from experienced guides will explain how to travel on the zipline tour. You will then spend 2.5 hours ziplining, including the return back to the original starting point. There are seven huge ziplines spanning 1.4km. This will allow you the amazing experience of gliding high above Cedar Creek Canyon multiple times before dropping into the canyon and gliding just above the treetop canopy below. Throughout the tour, friendly and experienced guides will take care of every part of your experience so you can enjoy stunning heights, awesome speeds and amazing views while zip-lining through the pristine rainforest. You will experience the unbelievable thrill of being more than 60m high and attaining speeds as fast as 70km per hour.

Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

9. Spirit of Gold Coast 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour

Come join this family-owned and operated business with over 20 years whale watching experience, committed to offering you the best customer service and memories to last a lifetime. With caring and knowledgeable crew who are focused on your comfort and safety as well as guaranteed whale sightings, you can travel with peace of mind. Within minutes of departure, Spirit of Gold Coast will have you up close and personal with these majestic creatures as they embark on their annual migration along the east coast of Australia. This amazing journey is a truly captivating experience, as right before your very eyes these 40-ton Humpback Whales breach, wave their pectoral fins and slap their tails. Join us for the journey of a lifetime - a memorable adventure to be shared with friends and family.

Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

10. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

Get unlimited entry to 4 of Australia's premier theme parks on the Gold Coast with a 14-day entry pass to SeaWorld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, and Paradise Country. Ride the roller coasters and thrill rides inspired by iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, and Scooby-Doo at Warner Bros. Movie World. Fall in love with marine life, including dolphins and penguins at Sea World. Get your thrills on the slippery slides at Wet'n'Wild. Meet the adorable horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, and pigs of Paradise Country. Visit the parks as often as you like during a 14-day period.

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What people are saying about Gold Coast

The sanctuary is beautiful and animal care and protection is very important. Beautiful shows. I bought the koala experience, it was nice but not worth the price i paid. may be too much expectations. Koala picture is much than enough. Will come back definitively.

Always an absolute and fun worthwhile experience! Visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must when you're in the Goldcoast! Never ever miss a photo opportunity with the real and cuddly Koala you will be cherishing for a lifetime :-)

A well planned day with the right amount of stops and time spent at each! It was beautiful. Bryan was a fantastic tour guide who even helped us spot the rare black footed wallabies! I really enjoyed the day.

Koalas and Kangaroos! What is not to like? Great experience and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable

Absolutely brilliant day out. make sure to catch the shows on offer as they make the day