As if sandy beaches, world-class surf, and year-round sunshine weren’t enough, the Gold Coast is also Australia’s theme park capital. With a range of combo and multi-day passes to choose from, thrill-seekers will find plenty to keep them entertained. Here’s a rundown of the best Gold Coast theme parks.
Dreamworld is the top ticket for adrenaline junkies and the biggest theme park on the Gold Coast, with a huge choice of thrill rides, shows, and entertainment for all ages. Test your nerves on the Tower of Terror, the Giant Drop, and The Claw; entertain little ones at ABC Kids World featuring top Australian TV characters; watch a movie at the Dreamworld cinema; visit Tiger Island; or combine entrance with access to the Whitewater World water park in a single or multi-day pass.
Wet 'n' Wild Waterworld
Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterworld lives up to its name with a series of exhilarating water slides, games, and attractions. Visitors can surf in a giant wave pool, watch dive-in movies, ride a wet roller coaster, and make a splash at the Buccaneer Bay kid’s playground. For the best value, opt for a Gold Coast Theme Park Pass including entrance to Movie World, Sea World, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterworld and choose from 2-, 7-, or 14-day passes.
Warner Brothers Movie World
Located next door to Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterworld, Warner Brothers Movie World boasts dozens of movie-themed attractions, live shows, parades, and 4D movies. Popular rides include the Superman Escape and Green Lantern coasters, while the younger ones will love the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster and the Looney Tunes Village. Buy a value-priced combo pass to see this and other parks.
Sea World is the place to get closer look at Australia’s marine life, under the safety and supervision of expert handlers. Sharks, dolphins, seals, penguins, and polar bears are all in residence, and activities include the Storm Coaster and live shows. Get the Gold Coast Combo package and combine a jet boat ride with Sea World admission.
Game Over is about fun, family-friendly activities. There’s something for all ages, so you can zip around a racetrack on a go-kart, play laser tag, or tackle the gigantic climbing wall, and then ride the indoor zipline and enjoy virtual reality experiences.