Queensland is a great destination for a family escape and offers plenty
in the way of family fun. Here are 10 reasons why you should choose this
sunny Australian state for your next self-drive adventure.
1. You’ll love the theme parks
The theme parks of the Gold Coast are perhaps the state’s
most renowned family holiday attraction. Experience an aquatic adventure
at SeaWorld, get a dose of pure exhilaration at Dream-World on
stomach-churning rides or meet famous movie stars at MovieWorld.
Whichever park you decide to visit, it is guaranteed that you’ll have a
fun-filled family day out. Some other parks you may want to visit
include Wet’n’Wild and White Water World.
2. Experience family fun in the sun
your family, it would be to escape the cold and rejuvenate in the sun.
The coast is home to some of Australia’s best beaches and many of them
are patrolled year-round making it safe for kids. Pack up your beach
gear and prepare for a day of sandcastles, sun and surf.
3. Visit Australia Zoo
wildlife and they will have the chance to do exactly that at Australia
Zoo, the home of the famous Irwin family. Throughout the day you’ll meet
crocodiles and a range of other unique Aussie wildlife. Let the kids
cuddle a koala for an experience they are sure to never forget.
4. Splash around in Brisbane’s Streets Beach
middle of a city is enough to entertain the kids all day long. Make your
way to Brisbane’s Parklands to experience iconic Streets Beach, perfect
for sun-bathing and relaxing.
5. Brave Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
highlight of visiting Queensland with the youngsters. View these unique
creatures from the safety of a boat with Harltley’s Crocodile Adventures
located just 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, a popular holiday
destination. The full day program of family-friendly activities includes
cassowary feeding, turtle and fish feeding, a crocodile feeding
presentation and snake shows. Those experiencing a self-drive adventure
can purchase a special pass which allows you to leave and return as they
please over a three day period.
6. Explore the Whitsundays
water-sport playground offering snorkelling, diving, jet-skiing,
swimming, surfing, kayaking and a variety of water-based activities to
cater to all ages and experience levels. Base yourself at Airlie Beach
and take a day trip to get up close and personal with the Great Barrier
Reef where you will see a variety of exotic fish and coral. Don’t miss
Whitehaven Beach for a spectacular holiday encounter.
7. Ride high on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, taking you over Australia’s World Heritage
listed wilderness areas in the Barron Gorge National Park. Family rates
are available for the experience and regular gondolas seat a group of 6
people – ideal for your family adventure!
8. Visit UnderWater World
at UnderWater World in Queensland’s city of Mooloolaba. The attraction
is home to 11 zones showcasing thousands of marine and freshwater
animals. Face your fears at the Shark Shipwreck (a $3.5 million ocean
walk!), admire stingrays or watch the daily sea lion presentation. There
is something for everyone at UnderWater World.
9. Experience breathtaking panoramic views from the Wheel of Brisbane
Bank and enjoy 360 degree views. Each gondola seats up to 6 adults and 2
children comfortably. Don’t forget your camera to capture the ultimate
photo of the Brisbane skyline.
10. Learn about the history of aviation at the Qantas Founders Museum
in Outback Queensland. Visit the museum on a family outing to learn
about the iconic history of QANTAS and view its heritage listed original
hangar. Tour the first Qantas jet registered in Australia before
perusing the onsite gift store or enjoying refreshments at the cafe.