A Guide to the Gold Coast’s Theme Parks

A trip to the Gold Coast simply would not be complete without an adventure to one of the five theme parks. After all, it is the theme park capital of Australia! Famous for fun, the Gold Coast’s theme parks cater to all ages and are sure to whet the appetite of adrenaline seekers. From water slides to roller coasters, Dolphin Cove to Tiger Island, no matter which theme park you choose to visit, the possibilities are endless.

1. Dreamworld

Operating Hours | 10am-5pm, 7 days a week

Australia's BIGGEST theme park, Dreamworld is bursting with happiness boasting over 50 rides and attractions to suit everyone from toddlers to thrill seekers and beyond.  Famous for having the highest, fastest and most impressive rides in the country, Dreamworld is home to the BIG 9 Thrill Rides including the brand new Tail Spin, where the controls are in your hands.

Families will enjoy time with their little ones in Wiggles World and the DreamWorks Experience featuring lands including Madagascar Madness, Shrek's Faire Faire Away and Kung Fu Panda: Land of Awesomeness. Filled to the brim with famous characters, adventure rides, live shows and entertaining attractions these are perfect for the whole family mixing thrill with fun. And guests old and young all love to step back in time at Gold Rush Country where classic family rides the Thunder River Rapids, Rocky Hollow Log Ride and AVIS Vintage Cars are a great experience for everyone to share.

Encounter majestic Bengal and Sumatran Tigers and observe these beautiful majestic animals as they play, wrestle and swim at Tiger Island. Then meet native wildlife and experience the world through indigenous eyes at Dreamworld Corroboree. There’s too much fun to have in one day!

For more information, head to www.dreamworld.com.au where you can find suggested itineraries and purchase your tickets. 

2. WhiteWater World

Operating Hours | 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri | 10am-5pm, Weekends & School Holidays

Conveniently located next to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World is a water paradise with some of the hottest waterslides on the planet. 

Test your nerve on The Wedgie, The Green Room, The Rip, Blue Ringed Octopus, Super Tubes HydroCoaster, The Little Rippers or experience WhiteWater World’s latest thrill slide ‘The Triple Vortex’.  Kids love chilling out in the Cave of Waves, riding menacing slides at the Temple of Huey and running wild in Pipeline Plunge, the ultimate water-fort, jam-packed with over 100 interactive water activities. 

Families will love Wiggle Bay, a safe and shady miniature water park within WhiteWater World.  WhiteWater World's rides, slides and pools are heated during winter, offering year round enjoyment for the entire family. 


3. Movie World


Operating Hours | 9.30am-5pm, 7 days a week

Making Warner Brothers’ fantasy world a magical reality, Movie World brings all of your favourite movies to life. Enjoy a day filled with fantastical rides and amazing shows where you can meet your favourite stars and superheroes including Batman, Bugs Bunny, the Justice League gang, and many more.

In a place where everyone is considered a star, Movie World has something for budding superheroes and movie stars of all ages. From heart pumping thrill rides such as the Green Lantern, boasting the steepest inverted drop in the southern hemisphere, to the Superman Escape that reaches exhilarating speeds of 100km/h in a mere 2 seconds, even the most daring will get caught in a head spin. For the more reserved theme park visitor and the miniature movie stars in the making, there’s the Warner Brothers Fun Zone that’s perfect for the little ones, the Road Runner Rollercoaster, the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, and of course, the famous Wild West Falls Adventure Ride.

For jaw-dropping fun, secure a front row seat at the Hollywood Stunt Driver show! Experience the world of Hollywood action film making on a live set and be amazed by the incredible stunts that will have you on the edge of your seat. Also showing daily, the Streets Star Parade with all of your favourite characters will delight the whole family with extravagant floats, magical bubbles, dancing, singing and a whole lot more.

For more information and to book, visit www.movieworld.com.au.

4. Wet’n’Wild


Operating Hours | 10am-5pm, 7 days a week

Enjoy fun in the sun all year round at Wet’n’Wild where families and thrill seekers alike can experience a world of water slides. Whether you like to make a splash or simply want to relax, Wet’n’Wild has something for everyone, from the most splashtacular rides to the Whirlpool Springs.

The vast aquatic playground will even bring out the adolescent in Mum and Dad too. Experience white water rafting down Mammoth Falls, race your friends and family down the Super 8 Aqua Racer, spiral down a 40m long tunnel on the Tornado and reach speeds of 60km/h on the Aqualoop.

Wet’n’Wild has some great attractions too, from the pirate-themed Buccaneer Bay for the kids, and the Giant Wave Pool, to Calypso Beach where you can sit back and drift through the river surrounded by tropical gardens, or simply relax in one of the luxurious beachside cabanas.

For more information and to book, visit www.wetnwild.com.au.

5. Sea World


Operating Hours | 9.30am-5.30pm, 7 days a week

Experience a world filled with family-friendly rides, fantastic shows and a collection of amazing marine life at Sea World on the Gold Coast. This enchanting world is a marine mammal park, oceanarium and theme park all in one.

Be prepared to get a little bit wet when visiting Castaway Bay and be sure to hold on tight as you ride the new Storm Coaster, the Jet Rescue and Sea Viper rides. There’s marine life aplenty at Sea World where you can get up close with seals, penguins, polar bears, sharks, dolphins, and so much more. Why not give your feet a rest and explore the park on the Monorail or ride in style up above on the Skyway too?

Share the excitement of Sea World’s incredible shows with the whole family. The Jet Stunt Extreme showcases some of the world’s best Jetski stunt riders as they perform aerial flips and tricks. The interactive dolphin show, Imagine, is also a must see! Be mesmerised by the beauty and talent of the offshore bottlenose dolphins as they swim, jump and dive with their trainers. You can also team up with some cheeky sea lions to solve a mysterious crime in the wonderful show, Fish Detectives.

For more information and to book, visit www.seaworld.com.au.

Gold Coast Theme Park Transport

With regular transfers travelling to and from the theme parks, why not book your transfer with us? Our Roo Passes are convenient and cost-effective, allowing you to choose between 1-7 theme park transfer passes, bundled with your return airport transfers.

Book your Gold Coast theme park transfer service with Con-X-ion now!

By Stuart Stratton at 25 Sep 2014, 07:06 AM