The Best Attractions in Queensland for the Kids

Holidaying in Queensland with kids? There is nothing better than a fun family day out at one of the thrilling theme parks, where there is truly something for everyone. Exhilarating rides, entertaining shows, a range of delicious food and great family deals to make it worth visiting your favourite attraction more than once. The whole family will enjoy Queensland’s top theme parks, making your holiday with kids fun-filled and easier than you ever imagined!


The Best Attractions In Queensland For The Kids
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Australia’s favourite theme park, Dream World is located in Coomera on the Gold Coast. With Unlimited World Passes, you can enjoy Dreamworld again and again. The kids will love the brand new DreamWorks Experience lands, Madagascar Madness and Shrek’s Faire Faire Away and live, interactive shows. With more than 40 rides, including the Big 7 Thrill Rides, and access to Whitewater World, the Australian Wildlife Experience, Tiger Island and The Lair you’ll fill a day and want to come back!

Movie World

The Best Attractions In Queensland For The Kids
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Discover Hollywood on the Gold Coast at Movie World, open every day of the year (except Anzac Day and Christmas Day). Enjoy the ride of your life on the Green Lantern rollercoaster, Superman Escape, Arkhan Asylum and the Wild West Falls Adventure Ride while the kids meet their favourite Looney Tunes TV show characters and enjoy the rides in the WB! Fun Zone. There’s even a roller coaster for them – the Road Runner Rollercoaster is awesome and the parade of movie characters, including Batman and Catwoman is a great finish to a full day out with the kids.

Wet ‘n’ Wild

The Best Attractions In Queensland For The Kids
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In the warmer weather, spend a day at Wet ‘n’ Wild, where everyone has fun keeping cool! If you get there early you’ll avoid some of the queues and get a chance to try all the rides; including water slides, the Aqua Loop, Constrictor, River Rapids, Flowrider, and the Tornado. Everyone can enjoy Calypso Beach and the Giant Wave Pool, and the kids will delight playing at Buccaneer Bay.

Billabong Sanctuary

The Best Attractions In Queensland For The Kids
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On the Bruce Highway, just south of Townsville, discover Billabong Sanctuary, 25 acres of natural bushland and tropical rainforest; home to a huge variety of Australian native birds, mammals and reptiles. Experience an animal encounter with a koala, wombat or reptile and take a souvenir photo home with you. Handling and feeding shows let you can up close and personal with crocodiles, snakes, wombats, koalas and cassowaries.

Australia Zoo

The Best Attractions In Queensland For The Kids
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Australia Zoo, on Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, is hands-down the most varied and entertaining Queensland day out with wildlife. See Sumatran tiger cubs, crocodiles, snakes, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats, birds and echidnas. Kids can experience being zookeeper for a day in one of the Zoo’s Khaki programs and have a wildlife photo taken with their favourite native Australian reptile or mammal. A Family 5 Ticket offers exceptional value for money at just $189 – a small price to pay for a lifetime of Australia Zoo memories.

Take your kids for an adventure-filled escape to the Gold Coast!

About the author

Xanther Coward

Xanther Coward is a writer and theatre reviewer who loves a fun family day out at a theme park.

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