Gold Coast Attractions – Theme Parks

If you’re coming to the Gold Coast for a family holiday, a rental car will make your holiday much more enjoyable and less stressful. Hiring a car will give you the freedom to go where you want, when you want and the space to take everything you need – which you can’t do if you’re walking, catching the bus or taking a taxi. So Gold Coast car hire is definitely your best option to make the most out of your holiday.

The Gold Coast has 4 main theme parks – Dreamworld, Seaworld, Movieworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild – which are all a great day out for the family. While public transport on the Gold Coast is quite good, getting the kids organised and carrying all your bags on the bus wouldn’t be much fun. If you hire a car, you can put your bags in the boot, pile in the kids and be on the road at a time that suits you. Plus, when the day is over and everyone is tired, there’s no queuing for buses – you can just jump in your Gold Coast rental car and head home.


Location: Situated in Main Beach, it is only 10 minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise.

Seaworld is a Marine mammal park, Oceanarium and theme park that caters to all tastes. You can swim with Dolphins, watch Polar Bears play, visit the Penguin Encounter or take a step back in time at Dinosaur Island.

Seaworld also has a number of rides for the thrill seekers including Jet Rescue and Sea Viper and loads of family entertainement including Jet Stunt Extreme and Spongebob Paradepants.


Location: Located in Coomera (Gold Coast) it is approximately 25 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise

Dreamworld is currently Australia’s biggest theme park. Home to 27 rides including 4 roller coasters, there is certainly plenty to keep everyone entertained. From the Big 8 Thrill Rides (including The Giant Drop, Tower of Terror and the Claw),  to Tiger Island and Wiggles World for the younger kids.

Dreamworld also has it’s own Waterpark called White Water World which is great fun for the whole family, you will certainly need more than one day to enjoy all the attractions Dreamworld has to offer.


Location: Helensvale, approximately 20 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise.

Movieworld has a tagline of ‘Hollywood on the Gold Coast’ and as soon as you walk through the front gates you will know why. Main Street is lined with Restaurants, an ice cream parlour, a 4D cinema and an array of gift shops, There are heaps of attractions too like the Hollywood Stunt Driver show and heart pumping action with the Superman Escape and Green Lantern Coaster.

Another awesome spectacle is the daily Star Parade in Main Street, where you can get a photo with your favourite movie character!

Wet 'n' Wild

Located right next door to Movieworld!

Wet ‘n’ Wild is the Gold Coast’s premier water park. It has a wide variety of exciting waterslides, a huge water playground for the Kids at Bucaneer Bay and the Wave Pool, a crowd favourite.

Or if relaxing is more your style you can spend the afternoon floating around in a tube on Calypso Beach. Summer provides you with the opportunity to stay after dark and catch a Dive In Movie, a great night the entire family will love.

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