Famous for fun- The Gold Coast is one of the top holiday destinations in Australia. From raw beauty to natural attractions, activities to man-made attractions, and theme parks to marine parks, you’ll find from anything to everything in this coastal city.

Whether you are on a romantic getaway with your significant other, adventurous trip with your best pals, or a family trips with kids, the destination never disappoints.

So without further ado, here are the best things to do in Gold Coast with kids. Let’s get started!!!


If you are on the trip to The Gold Coast during the summer season, nothing can be relaxing than spending a day in the water park. Wet’n’Wild is one of the most renowned water parks in Gold Coast famous for its remarkable pools and water rides. Kids love swimming in the wave pool, enjoy the thrilling rides and savour some of life’s best experiences. From food to shopping to rides, everything is just fun-tastic. The highlights of the theme park include Thrill Slides & Rides, Family Slides, Precincts, and Exclusive Experiences.

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Family Slides

  • Super 8 Aqua Racer allows the whole family to plunge into the pool of excitement at once from the height of 86 metres. The top speed of the ride reaches 40km/h.

  • Mammoth Falls is a Raft Ride that lets you count on an amazing whitewater rafting experience. This is the moderate level ride.

  • Family Slides also home another moderate level ride which is river rapids. River Rapids is a body water slide that contains two open and two closed slides. This is a never-ending fun and adventure.


  • Giant wave pool- the wave pool consists of three million litres of water and welcomes guests of all age groups.

  • Wet’n’Wild junior includes 8 kid-friendly water rides. This is the best section for kids younger than 10 years.

  • Calypso Beach gives a quintessential Caribbean experience. Enjoy the sunny day as you float and lounge around the river.

Thrill Slides & Rides

Thrill Slides & Rides features 6 rides – Tornado, Surfrider, Constrictor, AquaLoop, Blackhole, Kamikaze.

  • Tornado is a tube water ride that includes blast down through 40-meter long tunnel. Maximum four persons can participate in the ride with the combined weight of 320kg. Priority queuing and photography are the special features of the ride.

  • Surfrider is a thrilling coaster ride, where a giant surfboard plummets you at 30 meters wave while spinning you at 360°. The ride takes the speed of up to 70km/h. Extreme thrill and adventure can be experienced in the whole 60 seconds.

  • Constrictor is a raft ride that takes you through mini turns and coils you complete 360°. The maximum speed it reaches is 30km/h and can weigh 3 riders with the combined weight of 270kg.

  • Aqualoop is for true adrenaline junkies who are always ready to try next level things. This is the body water slide involves the gigantic fall from 40 foot. This free fall drop will bring your heart to your mouth

  • Blackhole is another tube water slide that can endure the weight of 180kg. The ride will take you through a spiral of darkness, making your heart pump faster.

  • Kamikaze is a sidewinder which is a U-shaped slide. It carries two persons at once which drops them at 70°. Truly an amazing experience.

  • Whirlpool springs are the pool of endless fun and relaxation. This is the perfect ending of an adventurous and tiring day at Wet’n’Wild.

Exclusive Experience

  • Skycoaster gives you a never-had-before experience. The top speed of this giant reaches to 60km/h.

  • Flowrider is a moderate level ride where you can enjoy man-made waves and torrents. The sense of adventure and thrill visitors get here is unexplainable.

Sea World

Sea World is another one of the best places to visit with your kids and family. If you are animal-loving family then this is the place to be. Enjoy your day watching jaw-dropping stunts of aquatic animals. You can also stay at Sea World Resort and see a private Dolphin Discovery presentation. Visiting Sea World is definitely one of the best things to do in Gold Coast with kids. Attractions in Sea World include Exhibits, Shows & Presentations, Rides & Precincts, Animal Adventure.

  • Penguin Encounter is an indoor penguin exhibit where you can have the feel of Antarctica. This indoor exhibit is home to the third largest species of penguins.

  • Penguin Point is an outdoor penguin exhibit, you can spot little penguins, swimming, diving, burrowing, and playing.

  • Polar Bear Exhibit- Watching is an educational experience where you can see polar bears’ underwater swimming and mischievous behaviour.

  • Ray Reef an outdoor interactive exhibit that lets you touch and feed the rays

  • Sandy Shores Lagoon is the place where you can see dolphins doing the playful moves.

  • Sea Jellies Illuminated is another interactive exhibit that brings you to another world full of colours and life.

  • Seal Harbour showcases some of the playful seals in the exhibit. Visit the harbour and see the seals in a naturalistic habitat.

  • Shark Bay is a  man-made lagoon system where you can see underwater life. You can encounter underwater animals by snorkelling and glass bottom boat.

  • Seabird Rehabilitation Aviary is home to rescued seabirds that are hard to see.

  • Moreover, you can enjoy a number rides Such as Sea World Sky Flyer, Sea World Monorail, Jet Rescue Coaster, Storm Coaster,  Creatures of the Deep, The Reef at Castaway Bay, Nickelodeon Land.

  • Sea World features 10 Shows & Presentations including Affinity Dolphin Presentation, PAW Patrol Goes on Holiday, Penguin Feeding Presentation, Ray Reef Presentation, Jet Stunt Extreme, Nickelodeon Character Meet and Greet, Seal Guardians Presentation, SpongeBob Squarepants 3D Movie, Turtle Power Live Show, Our World of the Dolphin

What are your favourite things to do on the Gold Coast? Tell us in the comments below:

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