Top Things To Do With Kids on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast and family fun go hand in hand: there's so much to see and do here on the Gold Coast. Whether it is fun in the sun hanging out at the beach learning to surf, or trying your hand at indoor skydiving for the first time, there's always something exciting to experience on the Gold Coast.

The little ones will love getting close to animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and will jump for joy at BOUNCE. Plus the world-famous Gold Coast theme parks provide days of endless entertainment and thrilling rides.

And if it's all getting a bit too much, you can cool down at Wet'n'Wild and WhiteWater World, where there are play areas especially designed for kids.

WhiteWater World

You will find thrill rides, family rides, kids rides or simply a place to relax in your own private cabana in the shade this water park on the Gold Coast. Get a combined entry pass to Dreamworld and double the fun. M–Su, 10 am–5 pm 

iFly Indoor Skydiving

iFLY Indoor Skydiving is a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel that provides a fun and safe way to experience true human bodyflight. iFly flies people from ages three to 103, with no experience necessary and all training included. Make your dream a reality and try Indoor Skydiving!

Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast is the only movie-related theme park in Australia with some of the most advanced rides in the world. The electrifying Arkham Asylum roller coaster reaches speeds of 85 kilometres per hour in five stomach-turning inversions.


BOUNCE is a world where the rules of gravity no longer apply. It’s heaps of fun for the whole family that takes the rush of getting airborne and adds a bunch of new dimensions. It doesn’t matter if you’re under five or an action sports junkie in training, BOUNCE is the most fun you can have in an hour.

Sea World

Plan your visit around photo opportunities with dolphins and seals or special show events at Dolphin Cove or Sea Lion Theatre. See polar bears, sharks, penguins and giant stingrays. Don’t miss the fantastic rides in Nickelodeon Land. There is something for the whole family at Sea World on the Gold Coast.


Lose yourself in a mind-blowing 30-minute journey into 20 futuristic, maze-like universes with stunning special effects, sound fields, and spectacular visual and special illusions that recede to infinity! A fun day out for the whole family at this top Gold Coast attraction.


From family fun on the Wet’n’Wild Junior or the Giant Wave Pool to thrill rides on the Kamikaze or the Tornado you’ll never want to leave the water at Wet‘n’Wild. This Gold Coast water park boasts play and recreation areas for everyone from the little kids right up to the adrenalin-junkies.

Kingston Park Raceway

For high speed thrills for the whole family, try go karting at Kingston Park Raceway. With more than 100 karts and three purpose-built tracks—one of international racing standard—it is sure to impress. Beginners (5 years+) and racing enthusiasts are welcome for a full-throttle experience of a lifetime!

Get Wet Surf School

Get Wet Surf School is TripAdvisor's number one surf school on the Gold Coast. Experience the thrill of surfing in a safe environment that's fun for all ages. Get Wet Surf School offers the most experienced and qualified coaches and guarantees you will stand up on your first surf lesson.  

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Nestled amidst lush eucalyptus-dotted rainforest, this popular tourist destination in the Gold Coast offers interactive presentations and close encounters with Australia’s iconic wildlife. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile and hand feed the kangaroos.