There’s nothing like a family holiday spend in the sunshine with long summer days and stretches of white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. Even more so when you are surrounded by the top dining experiences, and family friendly attractions and activities. Not only does quality time means that family memories will be created that can be cherished for years to come, but you’ll take part in experiences that inspire wonder and delight. Starting off the new year with a newfound appreciation for everything you’ve been able to experience is a wonderful way to welcome in 2020.

Australian Outback Spectacular

The Gold Coast is famous for its appeal to visitors with some truly breathtaking attractions ready and waiting for your family to experience. Outback Spectacular is not to be missed, with a peek into traditional Australian outback living and traditions. Horses and a lighting spectacular set upon an incredible indoor arena help to weave the story of Australian life that won’t soon be forgotten.

The best family attractions

Paradise Country is an introduction to Australian farm life – from shearing sheep, to herding cattle, cooking bush damper and tea in the billy, and interacting with incredible animals that are found in farms in country Australia. There are shows, interactive experiences, and displays to impress you and your family. So grab your akubra, and learn all you can about life in the outback with this fun family day out.

Currumbin Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderland for animal lovers. There’s the new baby koalas to see in the nursery, as well as crocodiles, bats, snakes, lizards, dingoes, Tasmanians devils, and so much more! A look into native Australian wildlife has never been more enjoyable, but the fun doesn’t stop there. You can also step back in time with the dinosaurs lining the walkways as you make your way to the more exotic animal exhibits. Watch the lemurs play and frolic, experience the joy of observing colourful birds in the rainforest setting, or watch the red pandas in the trees.

Get out on the water

Have you always wanted to learn how to surf? There are fantastic group or individual sessions with instructors where you can learn the basics and get up catching waves in no time. You can enjoy a stand up paddleboard session with the family and explore Tallebudgera Creek. Jetski tours with no experience needed are always popular, and you can see the Gold Coast from a whole new perspective navigating your way through the waterways on a jet ski tour. You could hire kayaks and paddle through the canals, or simply play in the waves or walk along the beautiful sandy beaches. However you choose to spend your family holiday, you won’t be disappointed when you have the Gold Coast as your playground.

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