Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD © Tourism Australia

9 days of family fun on the Gold Coast

9 days of family fun on the Gold Coast

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Queensland  © Tourism and Events Queensland

Travel tip

Visit in September and you could stumble upon an oversized wooden rat or a dingo made from recycled car bumper bars as Swell Sculpture Festival takes over Currumbin Beach.

Springbrook National Park, QLD © Matt Raimondo

Springbrook National Park, Queensland © Matt Raimondo

Travel tip

If your trip aligns on a weekend, drive a little further to Freeman's Organic Farm for farm-gate produce, cold-pressed juices and tasty sandwiches. 

Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Dinner time

Grab dinner at the fun and funky Miami Marketta, where everyone can choose their own food adventure while you enjoy the live music and Gin Parlour, stocking 99 bottles. 

Mountainview Alpaca Farm, Canungra, QLD © Mountainview Alpaca Farm

Mountainview Alpaca Farm, Canungra, Queensland © Mountainview Alpaca Farm

If you have time

Fit families might want to tackle the three-day Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, a 54-kilometre (33-mile) series of tracks passing through Binna Burra and ending in Springbrook National Park.

Paradise Country, Oxenford, QLD © Essence Images J.Chia

Paradise Country, Oxenford, Queensland © Essence Images J.Chia 

Surfers Paradise, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Surfers Paradise, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Travel tip

Head to Southport for the Chinatown Street Markets, with stalls serving up authentic Asian dishes from 5 pm on the first Saturday of every second month.

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