Theme Parks and Attractions

Where to go and things to do on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia, featuring a variety of world-class fun parks and attractions. Whether you are looking for the tallest, the fastest, the most spectacular or the cutest, the Gold Coast's range of family-friendly attractions offers fun, excitement and adventure for all ages.

Swim with dolphins and seals, experience exhilarating rides and amusements, get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife, meet your favourite super heroes and movie characters, or visit sub-tropical rainforests. The Gold Coast is bursting with things to see and do, with an endless variety of activities and attractions for all ages.

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Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise is the major tourist hub of the Gold Coast, and is a national icon of Australian beachfront holiday destinations. Featuring a mixture of wonderful golden beaches, boutique shopping and dining venues, nightclubs, family attractions, beautiful Esplanade foreshore, and Beachfront Markets, this is the complete holiday experience all in one compact destination package.
Currumbin Wildlife Park

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin, Gold Coast
As one of the Gold Coast's most popular Wildlife Parks, the Currumbin Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the whole family. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalyptus and rain forest, this heritage-listed zoological garden brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife shows and encounters. Every day at Currumbin is a new adventure where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Get up close to a crocodile, cuddle a koala, mingle among a mob of kangaroos or check out the birds, reptiles and marsupials in their natural surroundings.
Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Adventure Park

Gold Coast Hinterland
Thunderbird Park - where adventure joins nature! Thunderbird Park is a 112-hectare rainforest adventure playground on Tamborine Mountain, less than an hour's drive from the Gold Coast. This is the perfect destination for people who want to have fun in the great outdoors, with a range of interactive adventures that appeal to all ages. Adventurers can take the Tree Top Challenge high ropes course, feel the ultimate adrenalin rush on the new Canyon Flyer zipline or play laser skirmish in a jungle village. Thunderbird Park is a wildlife and geological oasis. Find treasure in the world's largest thunderegg mine, explore the natural bushland, see rare birds, butterflies and Australian native animals in their natural habitat.
Binna Burra Lodge - Lamington National Park

Binna Burra Lodge - Lamington National Park

Gold Coast Hinterland
Nestled in the magnificent rainforest of world heritage listed Lamington National Park, Binna Burra Lodge in just under one hour's drive from the Gold Coast, and offers a genuine Australian experience in nature. With over 160 kilometres of walking tracks that wind their way through the National Park, this is one of the most accessible wilderness regions along the east coast of Australia. Take a guided walk, or explore by yourself, stopping to rest by a waterfall or cliff top lookout. Thrill seekers can meet the challenge of abseiling 90 metres down a cliff-face, or sailing high above the forest floor on a 160 metre flying fox.
TreeTop Challenge Theme Parks

TreeTop Challenge - Lamington National Park

Gold Coast and Hinterland
Australia's first TreeTop Adventure Theme Park and the most exciting nature based adventure on the Gold Coast! TreeTop Challenge is located at Tamborine Mtn and inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Both locations offer unique and unforgettable experiences for all ages. Mount Tamborine is home to the Canyon Flyer, Australia's largest guided zip line tour and Australia's largest High Ropes Adventure Park with over 100 adrenalin pumping TreeTop Challenges spread over 6 courses. Inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary there are 80 amazing TreeTop Challenges with 12 HUGE ziplines. This is great fun, exciting and, with our expert supervisors and sturdy harnesses, it's also completely safe.
David Fleay Wildlife Park

David Fleay Wildlife Park

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
David Fleay's is a wildlife park with a difference! Positioned in the heart of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland's most iconic natural habitats and meet the resident wildlife - crocodiles, koalas, emus, brolgas, dingoes, dunnarts, bilbies and kangaroos, platypus and more.
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Wildlife Park

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat - Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park, Gold Coast hinterland
Located in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, in the Gold Coast Hinterland, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat is the door to a world of ancient rainforests, fresh mountain air, crystal clear creeks and breathtaking sunsets. Discover the magic of the rainforest and explore 160kms of walking trails, marvel at over 500 waterfalls and amaze at over 250 species of unique Australian wildlife. Surrounded by 20,000 hectares of subtropical rainforest, O'Reilly's provides a true nature lovers paradise and the perfect escape to reconnect with nature.
Dreamworld Gold Coast Theme Park

Dreamworld

Coomera, Gold Coast
As the BIGGEST and one of the best Gold Coast theme parks, Dreamworld is a world of happiness featuring 50 rides and attractions. This is the home of some of the tallest and fastest rides in the world - the Cyclone Rollercoaster, Wipeout, Tower of Terror 2, Giant Drop, The Claw, Buzz Saw, and the Mick Doohan Motocoaster. The whole family will enjoy DreamWorks heroes and ABC KIDS characters, Tiger Island, and indigenous culture and Australian wildlife at Dreamworld Corroboree, plus much more!
Movieworld Gold Coast Theme Park

Movieworld

Oxenford, Gold Coast
Theme parks on the Gold Coast are renowned for their thrills, excitement and and family-friendly atmosphere, with Warner Bros. Movie World is up there with the best. You can become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite stars and super-heroes, and experience the exhilaration of world-class rides, attractions and shows!
Seaworld

Seaworld

Main Beach, Gold Coast
Get below the surface to discover a world of fun and adventure at Seaworld - the Gold Coast's premier marine theme park. Enjoy amazing attractions and rides for all ages, displays, shows and marine animals, guaranteed to provide a day full of fun.
Wet'n'Wild

Wet'n'Wild

Oxenford, Gold Coast
Dive into a splashtacular family day out at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, where summer is endless and so is the fun. Wet'n'Wild offers a world class line-up of pools and slides for the whole family. Whether you're a thrill seeker or after a more relaxing experience, Wet N Wild has the attraction for you. You can visit all year round with heated water and famous Gold Coast weather.
WhiteWater World

WhiteWater World

Coomera, Gold Coast
For a day of wildness in the water and fun in the sun, head to WhiteWater World - a great Gold Coast theme park that's within short walking distance from Dreamworld. With more than 30 water slides, a day at WhiteWater World is splashing fun for all ages and a relaxing day out for families.
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Ripleys Believe it or Not

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Experience the fun at World's best "Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Take a tour of the unusual, the fantastic, or the just plain weird. You'll see and do the unbelievable, incredible, odd, bizarre and even the strange. It's fun for everyone! Located in Cavill Mall in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Ripley's offers sixteen individually themed galleries of unbelievable artifacts and interactive exhibits where you will find excitement, amazement and fun around every corner.
Australian Outback Spectaular

Australian Outback Spectacular

Coomera, Gold Coast
Saddle up and experience a captivating journey to the snow peaked mountains of the high country where enchanted whispers and legendary yarns come alive with the most inspiring stories of Australian characters. Be dazzled like never before by amazing animal stars and death defying stunts! With three course dinner and drinks plus more drama, action, humour and excitement than ever before, Australia's favourite dinner and show is more than a night out - it's an experience steeped in courage, tradition and daring Australian spirit.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Tamborine Mountain, South East Queensland
Tamborine Rainforest skywalk is south-east Queensland's longest rainforest canopy walk providing the perfect vantage point to discover the thrills of this incredible eco-adventure. Journey through verdant foliage beside a tumbling creek and breath-taking rock pools as you explore the Mt Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk pathway. This enchanting experience covers over 300 meters of stable steel structured bridge through rainforest canopy, descending gradually to follow rockpools and waterfalls, a butterfly lookout, local history enclosure and sheltered rest areas. The Skywalk then soars to a 40 meter long Skywalk Cantilever, 30 meters over the valley, with spectacular views of the creek and the rainforest canopies below.
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Skypoint Climb

Q1 Building Surfers Paradise
SkyPoint Climb is a must-do Gold Coast tourist, lasting 90 minutes from the beginning to the end. This awe-inspiring, open-air adventure is positioned atop the iconic Q1 Resort Building, which is one of Queensland's most recognised land marks. SkyPoint Climb rises 270m into the air, making the attraction Australia's highest external building climb and provides magnifescent 360' views of the Gold Coast and beyond.
Paradise Country Petting Zoo

Paradise Country

Entertainment Drive Oxenford Gold Coast
Paradise Country is a fun day out for all the family allowing all ages to experience an authentic Aussie Farm that reflects the traditional Australian Bush Culture. There is so much to see and do! Watch the stockmen and their dogs in action; feed the friendly kangaroos; sample some country tucker in the farmhouse restaurant; visit Koala Village where you can have your photo taken with a cuddly Koala or see the skills of the master shearers in the Sheep Shearing Show. The kids will love the Animal Nursery with gorgeous baby lambs, piglets and calves.
Planet Chill Ice Skating

Ice Skating Planet Chill

Paradise Resort Gold Coast, 122 Ferny Road, Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
A great Gold Coast family attraction suitable for all ages 3 years, Planet Chill is an indoor skating and games centre which makes it a perfect all weather activity, ideal for escaping the heat, or the rare rainy day on the Gold Coast. Planet Chill features a large ice-skating rink with ice skates available for hire.
Wet n wild Buggy

Wet'n'Wild Buggy

Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Gold Coast
Looking for the ultimate off-roading adventure? Wet’n’Wild BUGGY is a purpose-built adventure track at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast. Strap yourself into our army spec Buggy and get ready for a 1.2km long track riddled with rocks, water obstacles, crazy tunnels, hills, jumps and more! If you're looking for an experience to do with friends or family, this makes for an amazing day filled with fun and excitement!
Holoverse

Holoverse

59 Nerang St, Southport, Gold Coast
Holoverse is a family friendly tourist attraction conveniently located in Southport on the Gold Coast. Forty hologram rooms operate daily with a variety of fantastic experiences to choose from. You can visit wondrous new worlds, fight robots with swords and guns, explore ancient civilizations, or turn into dragons to battle your friends in the sky!
Superbee Honeyworld

Superbee Honeyworld

35 Tomewin Street Currumbin, Gold Coast
Superbee Honeyworld is a major tourist attraction on the Gold Coast, located just 5 minutes north of the Coolangatta airport in Currumbin. Home to millions of bees and an an extensive selection of delicious honey products, you will be sure to find something delicious! Visitors experience the wonderful world of bees, as they witness the amazing process from flower to flavour. Be entertained by our professional beekeeper - enter their fascinating glass room where you can see tens of thousands of bees at work. Bring your kids so that they can learn about honey production as well as take home their own beeswax made from scratch as a souvenir.