If you cannot find fun in Surfers Paradise, fun cannot be found. It is the suburb of extreme good times and not just for school leavers who have never before been left to their own devices.
Nope, Surfers Paradise is a fun time for families too, as demonstrated by the countless kids trailing slowly down Cavill Ave, eyes wide in awe, behind Mum and Dad.
Because there are MANY things to do in the bustling little suburb, we understand it can get a bit overwhelming so we have broken it down for you.
Here are the top family-friendly activities to do in Surfers Paradise and stay tuned for a list of the best family-friendly restaurants.
Padlockd Escape Rooms
The kids (and you) will LOVE trying to escape from a multitude of immersive themed rooms on a time limit! Work together as a family (or leave the kids to it) to solve the puzzles, crack the codes and escape the madness is a fast paced hour of fun. Good times. Grab our 10% discount voucher too.
Where: 3177 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
It’s an incredible journey through a world of illusion at Infinity. Think a futuristic, maze-like world of wonder with unique rooms and sensory overloads that will have you laughing, jumping and feeling as through you’re in a dream. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Get 10% off here.
Where: Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, G31/3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Obviously. Who doesn’t love Timezone? There’s hours of entertainment right there in the one fun-filled space. They’ve just added a new section called Hologate too, where you get to battle dragons and robots in a virtual reality. Go head to head with your friends or play as a team. How good. Get 10% off single packages here.
Where: Paradise Centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Known as the Odditorium (best) Ripley’s is the Coast’s most unusual attraction. There are 16 individually themed galleries filled with unbelievable artefacts and interactive exhibits. You’ll come face to face with remarkable relics and rare treasures from around the world including fun interactive games and life-size figurines of unusual characters. Get 10% off here.
Where: Cavill Mall, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
King Tutt’s Putt Putt
What child doesn’t love putt putt golf? None as far as we know. Luckily, Surfers Paradise is home to one of the best putt putt spots around, King Tutt’s. They offer three fully themed mini-golf courses with 18 holes on each course. Two of which are indoor themed (Ancient Egyptian and Jurassic Putt) and one outdoor themed (African Jungle). There’s LOTS of fun to be had there and here’s a voucher.
Where: Surfers Paradise Blvd & Ocean Ave, Surfers Paradise
The Wax Museum
Bet you didn’t know the Gold Coast’s wax museum is home to the largest collection of authentic wax figures in the Southern hemisphere? Impressive right. From the famous faces we know and love to the gruesome and gory Torture Chamber figures, there’s something to surprise and delight the kiddies (and you too). Here’s a wee discount voucher to take along with you.
Where: 56 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
Who doesn’t want to climb aboard a big old duck and meander around Surfers Paradise and the Broadwater checking the sights? Nobody friends. Luckily, you can do exactly that with Aquaduck, a literal giant duck that will drive you over land and sea, complete with a conductor to point out some of the Coast’s most-loved spots. It’s relaxing for you and the little ones will love it. Get a free captain’s hat here.
Where: 36 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise River Cruises
Yep, you guessed it, you can cruise the Surfers Paradise waterways on a super chill boat, have someone point out famous peoples’ homes and landmarks along the way and also enjoy a buffet lunch on board. The kids will be out on the water, seeing some stunning sights and maybe even a dolphin or two and you won’t have to lift a finger (except to snap some pics). Get 10% off here.
Where: 63 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
All aboard the world’s most modern and environmentally friendly amphibious vehicle, the Quack’r Duck. Quack’r Duck offers a land and sea experience like no other, modern, environmentally friendly and tons of fun. Travel along the esplanade, past the ocean and splash into the Broadwater for a cruising adventure. It’s the most fun you can have on a giant duck. Grab your discount voucher here.
Where: 7 Elkhorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
Words by Kirra Smith