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February 4, 2019

What better way to spend time together as a family, if not during a vacation? 

Yes! A vacation is what you need after all those hours spent at work the whole year. This post wouldn’t delve into the awesome benefits of taking a good break from work. However, it will show you the best ways to rock that vacation of your dreams, especially with your family.

So first things first: if you have not been to Gold Coast in Australia, then you have not truly experienced what a vacation should be. This city houses the best theme parks, long Sandy beaches, rarest birds, expansive mountain ridges and valleys, rainforests and a whole lot more. There are chances you could even tire out from not knowing which activities to choose because there are countless awesome things to do. This is why we put together a wonderful list of 10-things to do as a family on the Gold Coast, just for you.

Take A Walk At O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk

TFor an exciting 180 metres boardwalk suspended 15 metres above the ground, O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk is certainly the way to get your family started and active. You and your kids get to have a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest and lush canopies of flowering and fruiting trees.

Go Surfing

Adrenaline rush- loving family members will certainly love the thrills of stunting on gorgeous sea waves of Burleigh Beach. Treat yourself and kids to surf lessons from surf champions; you’ve got no excuse. Surf schools like Walkin’ On Water Surf School and Beach Bum Surfaris Australia have got you covered even if you have never touched a surfboard before.

Defy Your Fears At Dracula’s Haunted House

If you like spooky, then this museum of weird collectibles, labyrinths of scary passages, leaping monsters and everything nice to scare you out of your skin, is just for you. Get your family laughing in the face of danger in this million-dollar haunted walk-through attraction which is set in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise.

Defy Your Fears At Dracula’s Haunted House

Sounds terrific yeah? Skydiving on the Gold Coast is an experience you’d never forget in years to come. Pack up all your fears and throw them away because Gold Coast Sky Dive has an excellent safety record and state of the art equipment. This is your chance to fly without wings, especially at a pristine beach-side location. Awesome isn’t it?

You can also go the indoor style. iFly offers you a skydiving experience that makes you wonder if you aren’t jumping down from a plane. Powered by multiple fans, the iFly skydive experience also comes with professional instructors to assist you to make the most of this air time.

Currumbin Pirate Park

Get digging for buried treasure at this pirate-themed adventure spot. Your kids will love the lake and sunken-ship inspired playground, flying fox and stationary train. Famous for its awesomeness, this park is packed with enough activities to get you and your kids engrossed.

Kart Away

Kingston Park Raceway and Pimpama offer the very best karting experience for individuals and families. While Pimpama is on the Gold coast, Kingston Park Raceway is only 35 minutes away from the Gold Coast. Both vacation spots cater to kids aged 5 and up and offer a wide variety of karts to choose from. So if you and your kids have always had a flair for motorsports, karting while you’re on the Gold Coast is your best bet to introduce and engage them in a controlled, safe and fun-filled environment. 

Go Kayaking

Gold Coast is famous for its local waterways which are also great for kayaking. This experience offers your family the opportunity to experience the beauty of kayaking and more importantly, together. Think about all the bonding that could go on in one kayak. Currumbin Creek is the go-to-spot on the Gold Coast for a first-hand kayaking experience. You and your kids also get to learn the basics from local experts. 

Other ways to explore this Creek is to enjoy standup paddle boarding with your family.

Take A Trip To The Jellurgal Aboriginal Culture Centre

The Yugambeh people of Gold Coast are one of the oldest living tribes in the world. A trip to this centre will give you a one on one peek into the exciting stories of Jellurgal (Burleigh Mountain) and its origin. You’ll be excited to know that the Yugambeh people themselves will be present to guide you through the history of the mountain.

From here, you and your family can take a walk through the scenic Burleigh Heads National Park, where you can also learn about Gold Coast’s rich cultural history.

Springbrook Glow Worm Caves

Have you ever had a sun-down family picnic in/around a cave? Experience nature with your family when you visit Springbrook National Park. This natural bridge offers fun kids aged 2-3 years and above.

Treat your young ones to a mini waterfall that goes underground to a glow-worm cave where you would find the famous and magical Australian glow worms. And depending on the time of the year, you just might be lucky to find luminous fireflies.

Feed A Pelican

Pelicans are one of those seabirds you won’t find on a very regular day. Make the most out of your trip to the Gold Coast by getting a live experience with the big bird. Ian Dimple Lagoon opens its gates at 1:30pm to tourists who want to create exciting memories. Don’t forget to take a picture!

These top ten things to do on the Gold Coast should definitely make your bucket. Don’t forget to find your way to our holiday homes where you can relax after a long day at any of the attractions above. Our luxurious homes are one of the best Gold Coast Holiday Homes featuring a pristine water front view and a private swimming pool to keep your kids occupied!

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