Explore Australia's best theme parks with a Gold Coast family holiday.
When planning a getaway, it's important to pick a family holiday destination that is child-friendly.
Your ideal holiday may involve relaxing by the pool, but keeping the kids entertained is a whole other story!
Kids tend to have boundless energy and short attention spans, which means that you need to head somewhere that offers more than just beaches and books.
Have you considered planning a Gold Coast family holiday? With some of Australia's best theme parks to explore, you'll never hear your kids say those dreaded two words: "I'm bored."
"The Gold Coast is a great family holiday destination. Have some fun with the kids at one of the area's many theme parks!"
Add one of these theme parks to your Gold Coast itinerary to make this family holiday one to remember!
Make a splash at Wet'n'Wild
Pack your swimsuits and some sunscreen and spend a day at one of Australia's most popular theme parks, Wet'n'Wild.
With its supersized slides, wave pools and river rapids, Wet'n'Wild has all the ingredients for a fun family day out.
Your kids will have a blast and burn off some energy, while you can enjoy relaxing in the water and maybe even catch up on some reading.
Dream big at Dreamworld
If you only go to one theme park while you are in the Gold Coast, then you might want to make it Dreamworld.
With more than 27 rides, this is the largest theme park in Australia, and has activities to suit all ages.
Your young ones will adore Wiggles World and the Madagascar Madness play area, while older kids will get an exciting adrenaline rush from some of the park's bigger rides, such as the Tower of Terror and the Giant Drop.
Rinse off at White Water World
Another feature of Dreamworld, White Water World is a a fun water park filled with slides, pools and other play areas.
It's a great place for the kids to let off some steam, and even features a surf school for those of you who want to try your luck catching a few waves!
Get up close and personal with sea creatures at Sea World
Sea World is a great place to spend a family day out. Just like other theme parks, it offers exciting rides and play areas, but the main attraction is the range of wonderful sea creatures that live here.
Take your family on a Penguin Encounter or get up close and personal with dolphins and seals.
Sea World is also home to some sharks and polar bears - be sure to take your camera!
Meet your favourite cartoon characters at Movie World
It's no secret that kids love their cartoons and television shows! They will be enchanted at Movie World, which features movie-themed rides such as the Superman Escape and the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster.
However the main highlight for young kids may be the WB Kids Fun Zone. Here you will find life-size characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig and more! Watch your kids' faces light up as they meet their favourite cartoon characters.
Have you organised your Gold Coast holiday package yet?
If these top five fun theme parks aren't enough to convince you that the Gold Coast is a fabulous family holiday destination, then you might be won over once you hear about the range of Mantra resorts, apartments and hotels there are in the area.
Whether you want to stay in sunny Surfers Paradise or trendy Broadbeach, there are a range of hotels, resorts and holiday apartments on the Gold Coast to choose from.Mantra Sun City
resort is relaxing, family-friendly and located in the heart of Surfers Paradise - it even has a pirate ship in the pool for the kids!
Meanwhile Mantra Sierra Grand in Broadbeach is just a hop, skip and a jump from popular restaurants and cafes.
Perhaps it's time to organise a Gold Coast holiday package and book yourself a great family getaway.