Gold Coast fun parks for summer holidays

Gold Coast fun parks for summer holidays

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The Gold Coast is blessed with good weather all year round. But summer is the best time to take the kids, who are on school holidays, to the beach for a few weeks. Even beyond summer, now is also a good time to start planning your trip for Autumn and Winter.

Search and compare cheap car hire deals from Gold Coast airport with DriveNow. Once you have secured your rental car, stay at one of these fantastic local accommodation options.

Ashmore Palms Gold Coast

If you don’t want a hotel, motel or apartment, then a self-contained cabin at Ashmore Palms is for you. Choose from budget or luxury holiday cabins, which have everything you need to feel at home. Ashmore Palms facilities include beautiful swimming lagoons, kids playgrounds, a tennis court and a BBQ. There’s also a general store - just in case you forget one of your ingredients while cooking dinner! One of the highlights is the free family activities. Just ask at the reception for more information.

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

Location is everything for this Gold Coast accommodation beauty, which sits right on the Tallebudgera Estuary. It offers magnificent waterfront views. It’s the ideal getaway for a water loving family. Pack the swimmers so you can make the most of the swimming, fishing, canoeing, water-skiing and windsurfing opportunities. For those who love to surf, the good news is the park is across the road from the Tallebudgera surf beach. It’s also a short stroll away from the scenic rainforest walks at Burleigh Heads National Park.

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort

This is one of the best places to stay if you’re on the Gold Coast for the theme parks. NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is a 15 minute drive north of Surfers Paradise. This makes it central to all the major parks, including Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet’n’Wild. It’s bound to be an action packed family holiday, thanks to the many activities at NRMA. Park facilities include four resort style swimming pools, mini golf course, Go-Karting and an outdoor gym.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and treat yourself to a few nights in the country. Stay in the heart of the gorgeous Gold Coast Hinterland. You can expect a family-friendly stay while scenic rainforest views surround you. There are outdoor swimming pools, a spa and restaurant. Best of all, you’re close to several great hikes, trails and waterfalls in the Lamington National Park. It really is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

Gold Coast Holiday Park

This is one with the lot! A holiday park with all the bells and whistles, including a great range of cabin accommodation options, an amazing pool with water slide, Nibbles cafe, camp kitchen, petting zoo, tennis court and more. Plus, all the parks are five minutes away. GCHP also has a tour desk which can arrange all your tickets, which will be ready to pick up on arrival and you can avoid the queues and walk right in through the VIP entrance. The parks claims to be Australia’s largest providers of Theme Park tickets and as such get great deals through Ticket Mates which they pass on to you.


Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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