Spending the September school holidays on the Gold Coast? Surfers Paradise is in the heart of the Gold Coast and is the perfect home base for a family getaway, just moments from the best attractions and world famous Surfers Paradise beach. Check out the hotspots below to thrill the kids and grown ups alike!
Nature lovers and animal enthusiasts will have a blast on the Gold Coast. There’s Seaworld which offers not only incredible wildlife to see and interact with from sharks, dolphins, polar bears, penguins, seals and more, but also thrilling park rides, an action packed splash zone, watersport shows and even an adventure climb!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a favourite for locals and visitors alike, with a huge array of native Australian wildlife from koalas, kangaroos, snakes and reptiles, wombats, Tasmanian devils plus the new Lost Valley get you face to face with dinosaurs, lemurs, rainbow macaws and more! If you’re daring you can test our you skills on the Tree Tops Challenge High Ropes Course. Find the gruffalo in an interactive experience, or meet the new baby koalas while they are still teeny tiny!
Paradise Country is your chance to experience an authentic Aussie day on the farm. Watch the stockmen and working dogs round up a sheep, put beautiful stock horses through their paces, shear sheep, and enjoy traditional billy tea and damper cooked over the fire just as the bushman of days past would have done.
Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park and packed full of the biggest and best thrill rides for adrenaline seekers. The Giant Drop is the world's tallest free fall ride. The Tower or Terror will take you from 0 to 161km an hour in seconds. Little kids will love the Madagascar, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda themed attractions, and meeting their favourite character from the Wiggles in ABC World.
Movieworld is the ultimate destination for film buffs, with not only thrilling world class rides and rollercoasters, but action packed shows, meeting your favourite characters from Marilyn Monroe to Batman cruising around in the Batmobile.
Wet ‘n’ Wild is the place to be if high speed water slides and water rides are right up your alley. The big kids will scream in delight with Aqualoops, Tornado, or the Super 8 Aquaracer rides. Little ones will love Wet ‘n’ Wild Junior including miniature versions of the larger thrill rides, splash zone, junior play structure and more!
There is certainly no shortage of exciting attractions on the Gold Coast to explore. The only problem will be deciding which ones to go to! Read about more of the attractions near our Surfers Paradise holiday apartments here.