Visitors to the Gold Coast

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If your child dreams of being able to fly like a superhero, you can make their wish come true at iFly indoor skydiving at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.Indoor Skydiving is a new action sport that's safe for kids,... Read More


Day Trip: Lips Falls

Our family enjoys bushwalking, and we’ve found some wonderful places to explore around Brisbane as a family, from the tips of Mt Ngungun in the Glass House Mountains to Queen Mary Falls in the McPherson Ranges. We are always on the lookout for the next family adventure, and we’ve marked a lot of places off our …

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Gold Coast Kids’ Party Venues

We already have extensive coverage of all of the best kids’ party venues in Brisbane, but what if you’re having a party on the Gold Coast? Well, now we have that covered too! With everything from parks and play centres to theme parks, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the amazing array of Gold Coast kids’ …

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Are we there yet? Avoid ‘car anxiety’ by holidaying closer to home

“Mum, Dad, are we there yet?” If these are the words causing your ‘car anxiety’ every time you pack the kids into the car, then simply avoid the question by making your next family vacation closer to home. Living in beautiful Brisbane blesses you with a one hour car trip, north or south, to some …

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Fruit Picking on the Gold Coast

We all know that kids love fruit picking. They love getting outdoors, searching for the ripest, tastiest crop to harvest, and maybe even having a cheeky sample along the way! They also love learning about where our food comes from. It’s easy to understand how many kids believe that our food simply comes from the …

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Skydiving for kids near Brisbane

Imagine that you’re flying in a small plane, 14,000 feet above sea level. The plane door is open, and you’re sitting at the opening with your legs dangling over the edge. Your tandem skydive instructor, who you met at the airport an hour ago, is pressed against you and is counting down the seconds until …

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Hot Air Ballooning near Brisbane with kids

Flying high above the South East Queensland landscape in a hot air balloon is a majestic way to begin your day, and a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. And did you know that children aged four years and up are allowed to fly, and for a reduced rate? If you’ve got a thrill …

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

It’s been a while since I ventured to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – maybe 20 years actually – and to say I was a little dated in my expectations of it would be an understatement.  Indeed, if I learnt anything it was to make sure you check out just what a full day at the …

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Tropical Fruit World, Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to many unique attractions, including Tropical Fruit World in the Tweed region, not far from Kingscliff beach. Tropical Fruit World is a working farm which grows more than 500 varieties of exotic fruits over 175 acres. It’s also a popular tourist attraction with plenty of activities on offer for families. Things …

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Unlimited Membership to Gold Coast Village Theme Parks

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Village Roadshow Theme Parks. Village Roadshow Theme Parks have introduced a new ticketing system to make unlimited entry to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast possible and more affordable for families. For as little as $9 a month via very easy monthly direct debit payments, you can now become a Village …

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Broadwater Parklands in Southport | Gold Coast beachfront playground

Even though it is at least 40 minutes from Brisbane (depending on where you are starting off from), there is so much to keep our little Brisbane Kids occupied at Broadwater Parklands that it is easy to spend the whole day there; making it well worth the drive. Broadwater Parklands – The Fun Broadwater Parklands …

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Gold prospecting and gem stone fossicking near Brisbane

Prospecting for gold and fossicking for gems (or anything your child thinks is treasure!) is a fun and educational outdoor activity, which could well become a regular pursuit. We’ve gathered a list of places in South East Queensland where you can fossick for real, as well as places that are commercially set up so that …

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Is Movie World on the Gold Coast a Great Theme Park for Toddlers- YES!

When it comes to theme parks to visit in Queensland with your toddler, it’s easy to assume that there’s not much on offer for toddler and pre-school aged children, but Movie World is there to prove you wrong! There is just so much at Movie World to entertain toddlers—in fact, there is an entire section …

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Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat | THE REVIEW

While sipping on a steaming coffee and surveying the wilderness of Lamington National Park, a Peregrine falcon soars into view and dives swiftly to catch its prey. Thrilling to watch, it’s just one of many wildlife sightings that visitors can expect to see in the surrounding 20,000 hectares of rainforest which are home to more …

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O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard – family review

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard is a surprisingly family-friendly destination either for a day trip picnic or as a stop off on your way to the gorgeous O’reilly’s Mountain Resort. Picture this: you’re sitting under a silky oak tree by a bubbling brook with a gourmet picnic hamper while sipping on “picnic bubbles”, purchased from the …

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Currumbin Rock Pools | The Review

It’s no secret that Brisbane locals and travelers are completely spoilt for choice when it comes to wondrous places to visit and breathtaking spots to explore in Brisbane.  The land is one with an abundance of natural beauty and the Currumbin Rock Pools, just 12km up the valley from Currumbin Beach, is by no means …

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The Magic of Mount Tamborine for Families in Brisbane

Everybody needs a little time away.  And no I am not just singing a popular tune in my head when I say that.  With life as we now know it moving at a pace that requires almost Olympic-level athleticism to keep up with it is becoming more and more important to find that quiet, tranquil …

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Cedar Creek Conservation Park Mount Tamborine

On an unseasonably hot spring morning, we set off out of the city to the foothills of Mount Tamborine. Winding through farm land and picturesque countryside flows Cedar Creek. This creek is a spring fed creek all year round, with clear water and various swimming spots. It is perfect for all ages. Fun for Kids …

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Cedar Creek Falls Mount Tamborine

Next time the sun peeks over the horizon, bringing with it the humid promise of another hot summer’s day, forget about making the routine trip to the beach, pool or water park. Instead, steer your family-filled car in the direction of Cedar Creek Falls at Mount Tamborine. Not only will you spend less time in …

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Things to do on the Gold Coast for Kids

Mention the Gold Coast and the first thought to pop in to most people’s heads, understandably, are its long, golden beaches.  While these free natural playgrounds are the perfect way to spend any Queensland day with your family, there are also hundreds of other great activities and places to visit that your kids will love …

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Explore Brisbane | Apple Tree Park | Springbrook

After exploring Springbrook, and discovering the Best of All Lookout, we stopped in at Apple Tree Park.  It’s a lovely little spot, surrounded by trees, equipped with BBQ facilities, picnic tables and enough room for a game of tag. One side the park (shown above) feels quaintly abandoned, and the kids loved climbing the fallen …

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Explore Brisbane | Best of All Lookout | Springbrook

It’s enchanted, I’m sure of it. The entrance is cool, and there is a feel of magic in the air. Shadows are dappled with dancing light, making me wonder what sort of secrets the trees could tell. Green is everywhere: textured moss, twisted vines hugging tree trunks and dainty ferns spilling over rocks.  Spots of …

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Where To Find Glow Worms On The Gold Coast

If you are wondering where to find Glow Worms on the Gold Coast then luckily for you there are two different places where you can spot them. The Gold Coast is home to Springbrook National Park, which features one of Australia’s best known glow worm viewing sites. Further inland at Mount Tramborine you can also find …

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