Gold Coast Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is the ‘theme park capital of Australia’ with plenty of choices to appeal to all ages. From the world’s tallest and fastest thrill rides, to parks where you can see native Australian wildlife, or splash around in swimming pools and water slides; you’ll find it all on the Gold Coast. Meet your favourite movie characters and super-heroes; or swim with dolphins and sharks. Explore the rainforest canopy; or find eggs from when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Cuddle a koala; feed kangaroos and meet colourful native birds. There’s also plenty of indoor entertainment, from futuristic attractions to museums. Gold Coast Theme Parks
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Gold Coast Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is the ‘theme park capital of Australia’ with plenty of choices to appeal to all ages.

The Gold Coast is the ‘theme park capital of Australia’ with plenty of choices to appeal to all ages. From the world’s tallest and fastest thrill rides, to parks where you can see native Australian wildlife, or splash around in swimming pools and water slides; you’ll find it all on the Gold Coast. Meet your favourite movie characters and super-heroes; or swim with dolphins and sharks.

Dreamworld

Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park and is like visiting multiple worlds in one. Dreamworld features an assortment of rides, shows and attractions, including The Tower of Terror 2, one of the tallest and fastest thrill rides in the world. Visit Tiger Island, where magnificent Bengal and Sumatran tigers play with their keepers. On the ‘Australian Wildlife Experience’ you can see more than 500 Australian native animals. Challenge yourself on the Flowrider – the perfect combination of surfing, skateboarding and body boarding. Dreamworld is right next door to WhiteWater World.

WhiteWater World,
Gold Coast, QLD

WhiteWater World

WhiteWater World has some of the best water attractions in the world, including the top four water slides. Hire a private cabana for your family and cool off from the tropical Queensland heat. Surf lessons are held Cave of Waves under lights after the park closes, several times a week.

Wet'n'Wild Water World

Wet'n'Wild Water World is Australia's biggest water theme park and combines the latest in fun-filled water slides and leisure pools for all the family. Plunge seven stories down a speed coaster or simply laze in the giant wave pool. There’s also around 20 acres of shaded subtropical gardens for relaxing.

Warner Bros Movie World,
Gold Coast, QLD

Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World is where your favourite movies come to life. Meet the stars and go on thrilling rollercoaster rides such as the Green Lantern Roller Coaster and Superman Escape and others based on your favourite Warner Bros. movie characters and super-heroes. At the Kids’ Fun Zone meet your favourite Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Sea World

Sea World and has been a family favourite theme park for over 35 years. Sea World has more than exciting rides, attractions and shows. It is also committed to marine research and rescue, and a place where visitors can learn about and make contact with a variety of marine animals. See the delightful Dolphin Discovery show; polar bears and penguins swimming underwater; and get up close to a fearsome shark. Linked by monorail to Sea World theme park, Sea World Resort and Water Resort is Australia's only theme park hotel.

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