Take the kids on an unforgettable holiday that will leave them wanting more with a vacation to Queensland’s Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast is arguably the state’s best family destination, with a whole range of kid-friendly activities. Aside from its pristine beaches, there’s a host of attractions ranging from theme parks to wildlife sanctuaries. For the creative holidaymaker, the options are pretty much endless.
There’s no better time to visit Tiger Island at Dreamworld, because they’ve just welcomed three new additions to the big cat family – Khan, Zakari and Javi. Khan is uncle to the two brothers, and visiting these three adorable cubs is an absolute must.
Treat the kids to a Tiger Cub Experience, which allows them to meet the cubs and pose for a photo with their handlers. This is definitely a moment that your little ones won’t forget – where else in the world can you get up close and personal with one of nature’s cutest predators?
For even more awesome animal meets and greets, head to the Sunset Safari Experience at Dreamworld Corroboree. You and the kids can get up close and personal with reptiles and other Aussie animals, as well as enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the veterinary clinic and food preparation areas.
Temperatures in the Gold Coast are usually balmy, with a winter daytime average of about 21°C, and a summer daytime average of 28°C. Escape the heat with fun by slipping down water slides and cooling off in the plethora of pools at Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Don’t forget Dreamworld or Movie World for some great family-friendly rides. From cutesy go-carts to terrifying roller coasters, Australia’s theme park hub has it all. Toddlers and very young children are catered for with Wiggles World and the ABC area.
Who doesn’t love cuddling a koala? There isn’t any scientific evidence to confirm this (yet!), but we’d say feeling their soft, snug body nuzzling into your neck is quite possibly the biggest release of endorphins known to mankind.
Rejoice as you hug a koala with the kids at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, which currently houses dozens of these marsupials. Included in your cuddle-fest is a guided tour of the onsite hospital, which has been crucial in preserving the Coast’s dwindling koala population.
Afterwards, head up to Sanctuary Cove for a luxury lunch. This little suburb is one of the top retail and dining precincts of the Gold Coast, with award-winning restaurants built right along the waterfront. It doesn’t matter whether you’re after a genuine Aussie steak, upscale Italian, or delicious, authentic Chinese – Sanctuary Cove has it all.
You’ve reached the end of our article, but keep in mind that we’ve barely scratched the surface – the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most versatile holiday locations, and, whether you’re part of a family or travelling solo, your options are limitless.
What are you waiting for? Book the Gold Coast today, and come on down to explore it yourself.