The Sunshine State isn't one of Australia's most popular vacation destinations without reason. From the tropical far north to the NSW border, there are long stretches of sand, lush rainforests, and balmy temperatures year-round.
Spread along Queensland's southeast coastline, the Gold Coast is also famed for its surf culture, vibrant nightlife, and abundance of attractions. From jet boating adventures to theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries, this sun-soaked coastal city is enjoyable for the whole family.
Positioned in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Paradise Resort is an ideal base from which to explore the Gold Coast. It's close to the bustling Cavill Avenue, scenic boardwalks, and a light rail ride away from Broadbeach. To ensure you make the most of your holiday, Paradise Resort is offering families (when they stay six nights or more) $400 to spend on local tours and attractions with Experience Oz as part of their package called 'Stay and Play'
To inspire your Gold Coast getaway with Paradise Resort, we've rounded up the top five ways to spend your experience dollars on for an unforgettable family experience.
It's not a trip to the adventure capital of Australia without visiting the iconic theme parks. Your only concern is deciding between water parks or land adventures. To get the best of both worlds, opt for a two-park pass to Dreamworld and the adjoining White Water World. Each park features a variety of thrill rides, water slides, wildlife encounters and entertainment for kids and adults alike.
Price point: $79 per adult, and $74 per child aged three to 13.
This one's for the animal lovers. Set amongst a calm rainforest environment, this wildlife park implores you to get up close with native Australian fauna. Hand-feed and interact with kangaroos, watch the rainbow lorikeet feeding show, or take a photo with a cuddly koala. For the more adventurous, zipline over crocodile enclosures in the Currumbin TreeTop Challenge.
Price point: $149.95 for the whole family, including two adults and two children.
Strap in and pump up the adrenaline in a jet boating adventure. This classic Sunshine State attraction includes high speed drifting, wake surfing and 360-degree spins. Challenge yourself to appreciate the views on your thrill ride, as the high-powered boat takes you through Southern Broadwater and around Wavebreak Island.
Price point: From $59.99 per adult, and $42 per child aged four to 14.
On the streets of Surfers Paradise, spotting an amphibious duck vessel with a big yellow beak isn't as uncommon as you might think. Dubbed the 'Aquaduck', this bus-turns-boat is a quintessential Gold Coast experience that takes you from land to sea. A city tour and river cruise all in one, there's no better way to explore the region.
Price point: For $138, you can take a family trip with two adults and two children.
Set in the Australian Outback Spectacular's iconic red barn, this classic dinner and arena show is the perfect finale to your holiday. The story depicts the real struggles of Australian farmers and life in the outback, as told through animal performances, stunt riders and a country music soundtrack. It's Australian entertainment at its best.
Price point: From $79.99 per person.
Brought to you by Paradise Resort. The 'Stay and Play' package is a limited time offer and only available to purchase from 1st to 30th June and valid on selected dates between 1st to 30th June, 10th July to 16th September and 9th to 27th October 2022.
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