5 Fun-filled Family Activities on the Gold Coast

Planning a weekend getaway to the Gold Coast with your family this weekend? We’ve narrowed down the endless activities on offer in this city of surf, sun and sand to five of the best that we guarantee will keep the whole family happy. Rest assured that all five of these fun-filled activities won’t blow your budget...in fact, three of them are absolutely free!

1. Mini Golf at King Tutts Putt Putt


Cnr Surfers Paradise Boulevard & Ocean Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Open daily from 9am - 9pm

Why not challenge your family to a friendly game of putt putt at King Tutts? Boasting three themed 18-hole courses, two indoor and one outdoor, King Tutts provides endless fun for all ages and mini golfing abilities, rain, hail or shine. The Ancient Egypt beginners course features glow in the dark caves, Tutankhamen’s Tomb and ancient relics that will enchant all challengers. Tutt’s Challenge course will test even the most skillful putt putter, whilst the Jurassic intermediate course will bring you up close and personal with T-Rex, King Kong and other historical raptors. Tickets start from $10 for kids (13 years and under) and $15 for adults, with a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) costing just $35.

For more information and to purchase your tickets visit http://kingtuttsputtputt.com.au/

2. Rainbow Bay


Open all day, everyday

A trip to the Gold Coast simply wouldn’t be the same without a visit to at least one of the numerous beaches that surround it. After all, who doesn’t love the feeling of soft sand between their toes, the smell of fresh, salty air and basking in the sun? Although relatively small, Rainbow Bay is one of the best Gold Coast beaches and sits on the southernmost tip of Queensland, yet remains relatively protected making it a perfect swimming location for families with young children in tow.


3. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin QLD 4223

Open daily from 8am - 5pm

If your children are nature and animal lovers then the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-visit! With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest enclosures, the sanctuary grants all visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with our wildlife, from kangaroos to crocodiles. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalypt and rainforest, everyday at Currumbin brings a new and exciting adventure. From cuddling a koala to climbing the educational adventure playgrounds, the kids will be occupied for hours on end!

For more information visit https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/

4. Glow Worms at the Natural Bridge

Open all day, everyday

Pack a picnic and venture away from the shoreline for the afternoon and drive up to the Gold Coast Hinterland to revel in the beauty of the Natural Bridge in the Springbrook National Park. The heritage listed site is an amazing display of flora and fauna, made from millions of years of water rushing through the roof of the cave. Calling the Natural Bridge home is a colony of glow worms that are sure to delight the whole family - the true drawcard for visitors. They are visible during the day, however the real magic takes place after dark.

There are dedicated tours available run by local guides, so visit www.queensland.com for more details.

5. Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets


Broadbeach, Coolangatta and Burleigh Heads beach fronts

Held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, open from 8am - 2pm

With over 150 stalls of Australian made arts and crafts, fashion, homewares, skincare, toys and fresh produce, the Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets have anything and everything to please the whole family. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Kurrawa Park, tantalise your tastebuds with fresh, local baked goods and snap up a bargain!

For more information visit http://artandcraft.com.au/

By Stuart Stratton at 21 Oct 2014, 13:21 PM