10 Awesome Things To Do Around The Gold Coast The Whole Family Will Love

Things to do around Gold Coast With The Family

Gold Coast is a goldmine of family fun activities. It’s home to one of the world’s most beautiful and long sandy beaches, waterways, theme parks, and rainforest trails— there are boundless activities the whole family can enjoy. Here’s our list of 10 kid-friendly activities parents and nannies will also love.

Explore Mt. Tambourine

If you’re driving from Brisbane, Mt. Tambourine is just a short detour en route to the coast. The beautiful mountain village makes for a great day trip for the family with a bit of something for everyone to enjoy!
Activities: Shopping, hiking, galleries, cafes & restaurants


Bounce Trampoline Park

The Bounce Trampoline park Gold Coast in Burleigh Waters is Australia’s largest indoor playground. They offer a free-jump arena, basketball nets, dodgeball court, bubble soccer and more. Suitable for the whole family—and is especially fun for bringing out mum and dad’s inner child.


Mini Golf at Lilliputt

Mini Golf at the Gold Coast

Indoor mini gold is the perfect activity for those scorching hot afternoons. Lilliputt has 18 Ice Age themed courses with a blacklight/glow in the dark room. The lifelike creatures and beasts with state-of-the-art animatronics are sure to be a hit with the kids.

Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Heads offers one of the best views around the Gold Coast and is popular for its ease of access, kid-friendly trails, and ocean breeze.

Activities: Hiking, Picnic, Swimming

Beach Day

10 Awesome Things to do around the Gold Coast

How lucky are we to have access to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches? Here’s a list of beaches along the Gold Coast that we love, and a list of dog-friendly beaches to bring our furry family members.


This multi-level play centre is perfect for kids up to the age of 10 years old. It features padded equipment, slides, tunnels, bridges, and jumping castles to let your minis’ imaginations run wild.

Abrakidazzle also offers dance, singing, and acting classes.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 10 things to do around the gold coast

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is 27 hectares of Eucalyptus rainforest where the family can get up and close with Australian wildlife.

You can cuddle a koala, feed kangaroos and birds, and watch their spectacular animal shows and learn about caring for our wildlife creatures.

Visit A Theme Park

Visit A Theme Park 10 things to do around the gold coast

The Gold Coast is home to 5 theme parks and is the theme park capital of Australia. With Dreamworld, White Water World, Movie World, Wet N’ Wild, and Seaworld, your family is not short of choices!

Ice Skate at Planet Chill

Located in the Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Planet Chill indoor skating rink is open all year round. It’s the perfect place for younger kids to learn how to ice skate. They even have a “chill-zone” where you can play arcade games, air hockey, and foosball.

Australian Outback Spectacular

The Australian Outback Spectacular is a high-country meal experience the whole family will love. Enjoy a show filled with Australian history, awe-inspiring stunt riders, and animals with a 3-course meal.


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