Take an adventure holiday
Regardless of whether you have children or are a child at heart, no trip to Queensland is complete without spending a few days at the iconic Australian theme parks of the Gold Coast. Five major parks grace the Gold Coast, grouped together so you can conveniently bounce from one to the other. Taking out the title for being the theme park capital of the southern hemisphere, all Gold Coast theme parks are open 365 days a year, where you’ll be guaranteed to get your adrenaline fix. MovieWorld, SeaWorld, Wet ‘N’ Wild, DreamWorld and Australia’s newest water park, White Water World are the separate theme parks that make up the Gold Coast’s world of adventure, and are all located in the central area of Helensvale.
What are in the Gold Coast theme parks?
As the only Australian movie related theme park, MovieWorld brings Hollywood to the Gold Coast with a bang. Here, you will meet your favourite stars, experience heart stopping thrill rides such as Lethal Weapon and Wild West Falls as well as watch in wonder at the exciting million dollar Hollywood stunt show.
SeaWorld makes a splash with its amazing marine life wonders, not only entertaining but educating visitors on the importance of Australian aquatic life and playing an active role in environmental learning practices. Wet’ N’ Wild is the perfect summer’s day destination where you can laze in the wave pool or dare to jump aboard the looping waterslides. The thrill ride hub, DreamWorld is the home of rides mild and wild to get your adrenaline pumping, with White Water World dedicated to sun, surf and sea.
Each park needs at least a day to be thoroughly enjoyed, with superpasses allowing you to experience the best of it all.
For more information on the Gold Coast's attractions and tourist destinations, see our Gold Coast travel guide