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Top Gold Coast Theme Parks

06 Jan 2022

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a film buff, a nature-lover or a water baby, the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks have something for you. Dreamworld, Wet’n’Wild, Movie World and Paradise Country are all just a short drive from the Gold Coast, and each offer a mix of heart-thumping thrills and family-friendly attractions. Let’s check out three of our favourites.

1. Movie World

Movie World boasts some of Australia’s most daring rides, including the Doomsday Destroyer, the Superman Escape and the largest roller coaster in Australia, the DC Rivals Hypercoaster. It also offers a host of great attractions for the young ones, like cartoon character meet and greets, carousels and a movie-themed driving school.

2. Wet‘n’Wild

A long-standing family favourite, Wet’n’Wild is all things slides, sun and spacious pools. Waterslides like the Tornado and Aqualoop will delight the thrill-seekers, while the popular precincts of Calypso Beach and Whirlpool Springs cater to guests looking for a more relaxed day out. Don’t forget to be sun safe and hydrate.

3. Dreamworld

With a water park, roller coasters, kids shows and animal attractions, Dreamworld is a one-stop shop for all tastes. If you have lots of time and energy to visit a massive theme park during your stay, Dreamworld offers everything you need.

4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family. (And our staffs top pick!) The sanctuary has long been one of the Gold Coast’s favourite attractions. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers visitors with a rare opportunity to get up close and very personal with all the wonderful native animals. Located in a 27 hectare oasis you can take part in interactive displays and presentations, enjoy wildlife shows presented by experts, visit the animals in their natural settings and even get a little bit closer and cuddle up with a koala or join in on the lorikeet feeding.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s team works tirelessly to save our amazing Australian wildlife from extinction. With 15 different conservation programs, focussed on preserving Australia’s native fauna for generations to come.  A place to make memories that will last a life time. (You might even see our team members there on days off and sometimes volunteering!)

5. Sea World

Want it all? Sea World has a water park, roller coasters, kids shows and animal attractions, and it’s 7 minutes drive from our location. If you only have the time or energy to visit one theme park during your stay, Sea World offers a little slice of everything.

6. Paradise Country

An Authentic Aussie Farm Experience! Embark on a wild Australian adventure like no other. Discover Australia’s unique wildlife, get up close to our gorgeous farm animals and watch incredible Australian Shows at this must-see Gold Coast Destination – Paradise Country.


Planning tip: If you’re planning to visit more than one park, it could be worth researching a multi-park pass. And if you have your heart set on a particular ride, always check the maintenance schedule to avoid disappointment.