23 activities for the kids these School Holidays

Bust any boredom moans these school holidays with this Gold Coast go-to-guide for kids (and adults)

 

OUTDOORS

1. MINI GOLF

King Tutt’s Putt Putt

King Tutt's Putt Putt is the ultimate mini-golf challenge located in the heart of Surfers Paradise

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Surfers Paradise Blvd & Ocean Ave, Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Mini Golf

Western themed mini golf in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Four great attractions in one location including the Sling Shot, Vomatron, Mini Golf and Bungy Trampolines.

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Cnr Palm Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd

Putt Putt Golf

Discover 3 fantastically themed 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses playing Jungle Trail, Fun Run and Waterways. Encounter wild animals, conquer motorised obstacles and cruise along a water filled putting adventure. 

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2492 Gold Coast Hwy Mermaid Beach

 

2.  LEARN TO SURF

Walkin’ On Water Gold Coast Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons for all ages and surfing abilities, having taught people from 4 years old to those in their 80’s. Located at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta and use the beautiful beaches of Greenmount and Coolangatta, which are the perfect ideal beaches for all levels of surf lesson.

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Marine Pde – Car Park, Coolangatta

 

3.  LAND AND SEA

Aquaduck
Experience the Gold Coast as you never have before! Your Ducktacular land and water tour begins with a bit of ducking and weaving around the streets of Surfers Paradise, followed by a waddle along the glorious Gold Coast beaches and up to the magnificent Versace and Marina Mirage Resorts.

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36 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Quack’r’duck
Discover Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast like never before. By esplanade, travel alongside Surfers Paradise’s idyllic beaches and past Narrowneck’s man made surfing reef then make a big splash into the Broadwaterin he world's most modern and environmentally friendly amphibious vehicle

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Cnr Elkhorn Ace & Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

 

4. DOLPHINS IN PARADISE

Experience the adventure of snorkelling the Tangalooma shipwrecks. Be amazed by a Dolphins in Paradise crew member leads your on guided snorkel tour through a kaleidoscope of brightly coloured tropical fish and coral. Experienced crew safely guides you and points out highlights, keeping an eye out for rare and fascinating creatures such as wobbegong, rays and octopi.

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Rivergate Marina, Brisbane (pick-ups from Gold Coast Hotels)

 

5. JET BOAT EXTREME

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, views and excitement then look no further than Jet Boat Extreme's exhilarating jet boat ride departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise. The 55 minute ride is great value for money and offers a novel way to check out the stunning Gold Coast from the beautiful local waterways.

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30 – 34 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

 

6. THUNDERBIRD PARK

Adventure joins nature at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain. This 112-hectare rainforest adventure playground is less than an hour from Queensland’s Gold Coast and Brisbane. Come for the day or stay and play.

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Cnr Cedar Creek Falls Rd, Tamborine Mountain

 

7. AQUASPLASH

Aquasplash is Australia’s first open water fun park! A giant inflatable obstacle course on the Broadwater featuring trampolines, slides, swings, bouncing pillows, log roll spinners, giant icebergs and much more!

Marine Ode, Southport Broadwater Parklands

 

8. CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Every day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a new adventure. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get among a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalyptus and rainforest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters.

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28 Tomewin St, Currumbin

 

9. KINGSTON PARK RACEWAY

Kingston Park Raceway is the number One Action Attraction for go karting in SEQ with over 100 go karts and 3 separate tracks to suit all ages. If you've raced indoors before and thought that was good you are going to love the speed and exhilaration you will experience on an outdoor go kart race track.

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20 Mudgee Street, Kingston

 

10. GOLD COAST EQUESTRIAN

Gold Coast Equestrian have a covered Olympic size dressage arena, sand based jumping arena, amazing paddocks and trails and a river that is used for fun activities during our holiday camps and trail rides. We teach beginners all the way through to advanced riders. 

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212 Stewart Rd, Gunaba

 

11. FIRE4HIRE

Daily Fire Truck Tours from Surfers Paradise. Ride aboard an authentic fire truck, operate the fully functional fire hose and take in Gold Coast scenery.

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32 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

 

INDOORS

12. SLIDEWAYS GO KARTING

Slideways European style indoor hire kart track features a huge 55m cross over bridge, a cambered berm, tunnel, esses and sweepers. Our unique track surface is designed by Slideways - Go Karting Australia and is like no other in the southern hemisphere, allowing the karts to drift and get Slideways!

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95 Spencer Rd, Nerang

 

13. BOUNCE INC

Another work-out related activity for a rainy day is Bounce Inc Robina, a gigantic indoor trampoline park that provides an adrenalin rush for all ages. There's over 50 interconnected trampolines including the Big Bag, Slam Dunk arenas, wall-running, Dodge ball courts and the ultimate Bounce Fit classes all rolled into one venue.

10 Energy Circuit, Robina

 

14. IFLY

Skydiving on a rainy day? Something we wouldn't recommend! But wait, did we hear someone say indoor-skydiving? IFly in Surfers Paradise is the closes thing to actual sky diving, without having to jump out of a plane!
Step inside one of the world’s largest glass flight chambers where massive wind generators lift you effortlessly into flight on a cushion of air or just watch other IFlyer's make a fool of themselves (nothing better than people watching!).
Much cheaper & safer than the real thing.

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3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

 

15. TIMEZONE

This one is a no-brainer, TimeZone has been on the Gold Coast since .. forever and is the perfect activity for when you can't be at the beach. 
For $25 you get two hours where you can play endless standard games, 12 ticketed games, Laser Skirmish, Dodgems, Mini Golf, and a ride on a 2D or 3D simulator! Oh and don't forget to collect a fantastic prize at the end.

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The Strands, Coolangatta
Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise

 

16. THE ESCAPE HUNT

Get a group of friends together, ditch the mobile phones for an hour and go have some fun! Escape Hunt will have you using your brain. 60 minutes to use the clues provided to solve the puzzles and escape!

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162 Scarborough St, Southport

 

17. RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

Believe it or not, but Ripley's  is a great indoor attraction for you, your family and yes, even your friends. It's a museum full of  odd, unique and incredible artefacts, art, photographs and stories of the 200+ countries Mr Ripley has visited over the years.

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Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise

 

18. INFINITY

Infinity in Surfers Paradise is a crowd pleaser, a super fun thing to do with your friends! Infinity's maze is both challenging and mind blowing. It's an extraordinary series of 20 multi- sensory environments filled with unique special effects, emotive atmospheric sound fields, sensuous aromas, ultra-groovy music and spectacular illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity!

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Shop 31 Chevron Renaissance Centre, Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

 

19. GAME OVER

Game Over is more than just Go Karting, it's an indoor adventure destination offering a massive adventure climbing precinct with over 18 individually themed climbing challenges including the death defying Leap of Faith, awesome 200 square meter post apocalyptic themed laser tag arena, video arcade and a café.
Located in Helensvale just off the Pacific Motorway, Game Over is an all day activity which will surely make you forget about the rain.

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108 Siganto Dr, Helensvale

 

20. EVENT CINEMAS

Why Netflix & chill when you can watch the big screen?
You have three Event Cinemas to chose from (RobinaPacific Fair and Australia Fair) and if you want to make this casual experience a bit more special, then check out the Gold Class. Having a drink and a feed whilst watching the newest action movie? We think so!

 

21. HOLOVERSE

An interactive gaming experience like no other. Walk through walls, ride on hover bikes and go into battle with a mother-wolf. Holoverse is the first of its kind in the world, wet weather the perfect excuse to escape into a virtual reality. 

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59 Nerang St, Southport

 

22. THE WAX MUSEUM

The Wax Museum is one of the longest standing attractions on the Gold Coast. Come in for a guided tour and discover some of the more gruesome torture methods that were used in ancient times. Or prepare to be starstruck, get up close and personal with some of Hollywood's biggest names or grab a photo with royalty.

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56 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

 

23 . GOLD COAST MARKETS

Food vans, live entertainment, stalls.. You’re always guaranteed to find something for everyone at the markets.

Check out our list of Gold Coast Markets here.


By Amy Merridan