Australia's Gold Coast is a city coming of age. The Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for families from around the world as it is centred between two international and domestic airports giving tourists easy access to all of our attractions.
The Gold Coast is paradise for international tourists including families. It has a variety of activities to enjoy together as a family as you discover what the Gold Coast has to offer. Imagine your family swimming or surfing on one of the long sandy beaches. You could head up to the nearby hinterland and enjoy the beautiful rain forests walks and water falls. If you are a family who enjoys the thrill of a theme park the Gold Coast has 5 to discover. Sea World, Dreamworld, White Water World, Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Water Park are every child’s idea of the perfect holiday.
Plenty of shops to keep the whole family entertained. The children will be amused for hours in Timezone, Infinity or get up close and personal with our wonderful Australian wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or David Fleay Wildlife Park. Tours For Kids even gives parents the option of a day off with their fully supervised tours for kids aged 6 to 12 years. The tour includes free pick-up and return to your hotel or unit, as well as entry to venues like David Fleay Wildlife Park, Tropical Fruit World and Thunderbird Park.
While you're holidaying on the Gold Coast , check out the great events across the region. From performances to festivals, sports to exhibitions, there's plenty to see and do for the whole family!
The Gold Coast is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches but did you know we also have the crystal clear creeks of Currumbin and Tallebudgera. Perfect for the family to have fun and cool off. Parents are able to sit back and relax and enjoy the tranquility, while the children can paddle board, fish or build a sand castle. Or if you're a family of surfers, we have three world class surfing beaches including Snapper Rocks, Burleigh Heads and Currumbiin.
For all nature loving families you can visit the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland which includes rain forests walks and waterfalls to swim in . If you're lucky you may even see some of our native animals which include the kangaroo, platypus, koala or kookaburra.
The Gold Coast offers a wide range of family friendly accommodation with some even offering water parks and ice rinks. Accommodation ranges from budget motels to some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in Australia. For families, apartments are a great option, giving you the choice to cook your own meals. For mums who don't want to lift a finger, try one of the many luxury resorts or hotels – most offer exceptional facilities including day spas.
Public transport options including scheduled bus, train and tram services. Car hire is definitely a good option for exploring the local area.