Experience the best Gold Coast Theme Parks, Attractions, Tours & Experiences

The Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite holiday destination with glorious beaches, rainforest retreats and a bounty of things to do, all available at your fingertips. From Australia’s best theme parks to family entertainment activities, you’ll have no problem finding an experience to your liking. The only problem will be choosing which experiences to take in the short time you’re there. There’s a thrilling adventure to be had whatever you choose.

With Gold Coast Private Tour Desk, you’ll have access to hundreds of unforgettable Gold Coast experiences that will leave you feeling inspired and exhilarated. From Surfers Paradise to the Hinterland, our experiences are tailored to meet your needs and budget, making it easy for you to explore everything the Gold Coast has to offer. Our local experts know all the best spots, so you’ll find more than just the popular tourist destinations amongst our listings.

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Featured Gold Coast Theme Parks

Gold Coast Theme Parks

There's no better place to enjoy some thrills and spills than at one of our theme parks.

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Gold Coast Activities

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Featured Gold Coast Attractions

Gold Coast Attractions

The Gold Coast is a mecca for adventure seekers with its endless attractions and experiences.

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Featured Gold Coast Cruises

Gold Coast Cruises

Enjoy scenic views of the Gold Coast from various waterways and island cruises and tours.

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Gold Coast Tours

From cruises to wine tasting and hinterland adventures, have a tour to suit everyone!

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See beautiful humpback whales as they migrate past the Gold Coast from May to November.

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The Gold Coast is renowned for its natural beauty, world class entertainment, theme parks, wildlife parks, and endless activities, offering everything from the lush tropical hinterland to sun-kissed beaches. Popular experiences include Movie World, iFly Gold Coast (Indoor Skydiving), Treetop Challenge, SkyPoint Observation Deck, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and Paradise Country. Hug a koala, get up close with tigers and meet polar bears – you can do it all on the Gold Coast. But it’s our theme parks that gain the most notoriety. A day at a Gold Coast theme park is like none other!

With so much to offer, it’s hard to know where to start when planning your sightseeing itinerary. Do you go for the well-known tourist traps like a Gold Coast theme park, or try and find some hidden gems? How do you best spend your time on the Gold Coast?

Let Gold Coast Private Tour Desk take the hassle out of planning your Gold Coast adventures with Experience Oz’s simple online booking system. Creating lasting memories is what we’re all about. Together, we offer a range of pre-planned tours as well as customisable options, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best bang for your buck. There’s something for everyone, from exhilarating jet boat rides and heart-stopping skydives to lazy days by the beach and family-friendly amusement parks.

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How many theme parks are there on the Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast is home to some of the best theme parks in Australia. There are four major theme parks to choose from: Sea World, Movie World Warner Bros and Wet’n’Wild, which are Village Roadshow theme parks, and Dreamworld, an Ardent Leisure theme park.

These parks offer a variety of rides, from roller coasters and water slides to animal shows and character meet-and-greets. In addition, the Gold Coast is also home to WhiteWater World, Australian Outback Spectacular, and Paradise Country. With so many Gold Coast theme parks to choose from, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination for a fun-filled family vacation.

Whether you’re looking for thrills or spills, there’s sure to be a park that’s perfect for you. So why not come on down and check out what the Gold Coast has to offer? Get an annual pass with unlimited entry to the biggest parks in the southern hemisphere Gold Coast Private Tours today.

Dreamworld is approximately a 22-minute drive from Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Warner Bros. Movie World Theme Park

Warner Bros. Movie World Theme Park

Gold Coast theme parks are world-renowned for their thrilling rides, and fun-filled activities. Warner Bros. Movie World, otherwise known as Movie World Gold Coast, is no exception! This Village Roadshow Group theme park is packed with thrills and spills, from the adrenaline-pumping Superman Escape to the family-friendly Looney Tunes Carousel.

Warner Bros. Movie World features movie-themed rides, including DC rivals hyper coaster, and all your favourite super heroes and movie characters. You can even meet your favourite Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Tweety & Daffy Duck. There’s something for everyone at Warner Bros. Movie World! So come on down to Gold Coast and experience the movie magic for yourself!

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Dreamworld Theme Park

When it comes to Gold Coast theme parks for thrill seekers, Dreamworld is Australia’s number one. It’s not only Australia’s largest theme park but it’s the largest theme park in the southern hemisphere. With more than 40 thrill rides, there’s something for everyone at this world-class park. From exhilarating roller coasters to family-friendly rides, Dreamworld has it all, and for all ages. And let’s not forget about the animal encounters including Tiger Island.

If you’re after the fastest thrill rides, this Gold Coast theme park is for you! The only problem is getting to experience everything in one visit, which is why an annual pass is such a good investment.

Dreamworld is approximately a 27-minute drive from Surfers Paradise, Australia.

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Wet'n'Wild Theme Park

Wet’n’Wild is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular water parks. The water park features a giant wave pool, super slide, sky coaster, whirlpools, junior splash zone, and many more. Wet’n’Wild is also home to a number of events, making it the perfect place for a day out or a weekend getaway.

Whether you’re looking for adrenaline-pumping thrills or gentle family fun for all ages, Wet’n’Wild water park has something for everyone. So come on down and enjoy a day at one of the Gold Coast’s most beloved parks.

Dreamworld is approximately a 22-minute drive from Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Sea World Gold Coast Theme Park

Sea World Theme Park

Sea World is a Gold Coast theme park not to be missed. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Main Beach, close to Surfers Paradise, Sea World offers a wide range of rides, shows and activities for the whole family. If you’re a fan of polar bears you won’t want to miss Polar Bear Shores, and don’t forget about The New Atlantis, home to three new attractions!

From thrilling rollercoasters to gentle dolphin encounters, there’s something for everyone at Sea World. And with new attractions added every year, there’s always something new to explore. So come on down to Sea World and enjoy a fun family day out. Stay at Sea World Resort and make it your holiday destination!

Dreamworld is approximately a 10-minute drive from Surfers Paradise, Australia.

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WhiteWater World Theme Park

WhiteWater World is another popular water park on the Gold Coast. The water park features a range of water slides, including the world-famous Gold Coast Bullet Train and Pipeline Plunge. WhiteWater World is located within the grounds of Dreamworld, making it the perfect location for a day out or a weekend getaway.

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled day out or a place to cool down in summer, WhiteWater World has something for everyone.

WhiteWater World is approximately a 27-minute drive from Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Australian Outback Spectacular

Australian Outback Spectacular Theme Park

If you’re looking for an amazing Gold Coast theme park experience in Australia, you can’t go past the Australian Outback Spectacular, Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ show package offering. Located off the Pacific Motorway on the Gold Coast, this park is packed with thrilling rides, exciting shows and plenty of opportunities to meet your favourite characters.

There’s something for everyone at the Australian Outback Spectacular, so come and explore all that the park has to offer!

Australian Outback Spectacular is approximately a 22-minute drive from Surfers Paradise.

paradise country gold coast theme park

Paradise Country Theme Park

For a truly unique Gold Coast theme park experience, look no further than Paradise Country. This Gold Coast theme park offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of native animals. You can even feed the kangaroos!

As well as being a great place to learn about and interact with Australian animals, Paradise Country is also home to a number of fun exhibits and precincts. So come and explore country life and all that the park has to offer!

Paradise Country is approximately a 22-minute drive from Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Which Gold Coast Theme Park Is Best for Kids?

The Gold Coast is home to some of the best theme parks in Australia, and they’re all great for kids. If you’re looking for a fun day out with the kids, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whichever Gold Coast theme park you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a fun-filled day out with the family.

Warner Bros. Movie World Theme Park

Warner Bros. Movie World For Kids

Warner Bros. Movie World is the #1 theme park in Australia for kids and families! Village Roadshow Movie World offers a dedicated kids zone, featuring the Looney Tunes Carousel, Sylvester & Tweety Cages, and Junior Driving School. Speedy Gonzales’ Tijuana Taxis, Yosemite Sam RailRoad, Road Runner Roller Coaster and Looney Tunes Splash Zone are also in the kids’ precinct. Movie World also has a kid-friendly roller coaster, a laser 3D dark ride and the Wild West Falls Adventure Ride, which is very popular. For bigger kids after a thrill ride, the DC Rivals HyperCoaster is a big hit.

Dreamworld Gold Coast Theme Park

Dreamworld For Kids

Dreamworld Australia is also a great option for kids. There are a number of rides specifically for younger children including Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cup Ride, Big Red Boat, Play School Wheel, and Dronkey Flyers. There’s also Shrek’s Ogre-Go-Round, Puss in Boots Sword Swing, Bananas in Pyjamas Fun Maze, and Giggle and Hoot Pirate Ship. Family rides include Sky Voyager flying theatre, Vintage Cars, Dreamworld Express, and Escape from Madagascar rollercoaster. There’s also Shockwave, Gingy’s Gliders, Mad Jungle Jam, and everyone’s favourite, Skadoosh Bumper Cars.

Wet'n'Wild Theme Park

Wet'n'Wild For Kids

Wet’n’Wild Australia is another great option for kids, with a number of rides and attractions specifically designed for younger children. There’s a dedicated precinct, Wet’n’Wild Junior, with a splash zone, junior slides, and a junior play structure. For bigger kids, there’s the Super 8 Aqua Racer, Double Barrel, and Tornado.

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Sea World For Kids

Kids will love Sea World on their first visit! It’s a great option for kids and families, with plenty of rides, shows, and attractions to keep them entertained. There are a number of kid-friendly rides including the Castaway Bay – Sky Climb, Donatello’s Ninja Flyers, Dora’s Fiesta Carousel, and Patrick’s Jellyfish Frenzy. This Village Roadshow park also offers a number of kid-friendly shows including PAW Patrol on Holiday, Turtle Power Live Show and a Nickelodeon Character Meet and Greet opportunity.

Plus, because Sea World is close to Surfers Paradise, it’s a short car drive for the kids. Even better, why not stay at Sea World Resort? Sea World Resort is made for kids, with a Kids Club, SpongeBob Light Show & Aqua Play, and opportunities to meet Nickelodeon Characters. Your kids will love you for life!

Australian Outback Spectacular theme park

Australian Outback Spectacular For Kids

Australian Outback Spectacular is another great option for kids, especially if they are into adventure. This show includes a number of stunts and action-packed sequences that will keep the kids entertained from start to finish. Australian Outback Spectacular is also a great option for families, as it’s suitable for all ages.

paradise country theme park

Paradise Country For Kids

Paradise Country is another great option for kids, as it offers a number of kid-friendly activities. These include Shaun’s Tractor Ride, Shaun the Sheep and Bitzer Meet & Greets, Shaun’s Aussie Adventure Show, and The Pigs Playground. Kids will love trying their luck opal mining and gold panning, taking a pony ride, and getting up close with snakes, koalas, and other wildlife animals.

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