Theme Parks in Queensland
For the ultimate family fun holiday in Queensland, spend it visiting the range of theme parks on the sunny Gold Coast. Scream with excitement as you zip along adrenalin-pumping rollercoasters, watch in awe at the jaw dropping stunt performances and feel the splash as you plummet down a water slide! The theme park capital of Australia is home to the big names in entertainment including Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Wet’n’Wild, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and the Australian Outback Spectacular. The Gold Coast prides itself on being ‘famous for fun’ so you can rest assured that the whole family will have a ball at the theme parks.
Dreamworld – It’s more than just fast rides and screams of joys. It’s the biggest theme park in the country, which is no surprise since it is home to over 50 different rides and attractions. The Big 9 Thrill Rides are the biggest and the fastest thrill rides in Australia. Plummet down 119 metres at the speed of light on the Giant Drop, the tallest, vertical free-fall ride in the world according to Guinness World Record, and be launched from zero to 161 kilometres per hour in seconds on the exhilarating Tower of Terror II. Aside from the selection of heart-pumping rides, there are fascinating attractions to suit all ages too. Little ones can explore the world of The Wiggles or let their imaginations run wild in the ABC Kids World. Everyone from the youngest member of the family to the eldest will enjoy the Dreamworld Live Shows. Learn about Australia iconic animals like the koala and crocodile, watch the Australian Sheep Shearing Show, enjoy a DreamWorks short film on the big screen or celebrate Australia’s Indigenous heritage, culture, wildlife and stories at Dreamworld Corroboree. Dreamworld is home to the largest interactive tiger facility in the world, where you can get up close and personal with the Animal Kingdoms largest cats. This much anticipated program offers fantastic experiences that are like no other. Take a casual stroll within arms length of a fully grown tiger, walk through the tunnels of the enclosure, get a photo with the giant cats and feed them!
Water Wonderlands – White Water World & Wet’n’Wild
We know that Queensland sun can get a bit of bite to it on a warm day. So, what a better way to cool down than spend the day at a water park? If you’re heading to Dreamworld, you’ll already have access to WhiteWater World. The waters throughout the park are warmed to a pleasant 26°C so there are no limits as to when you can visit WhiteWater World. There are 12 rides and attractions within the park, with something to suit all ages. The littles kids can slip and slide at Wiggle Bay and make a splash at Pipeline Plunge. Those looking for a thrill can manoeuvre at speed through tunnels and funnels of Triple Vortex and rush up and down the pipelines of Super Tubes Hydro Coaster. Parents can unwind at WhiteWater Worlds luxury Cabanas with deck chairs, couches, iPod dock, mini refrigerator and cabana service staff to attend to your every need.
Splash your way through the 17 rides and attractions at Wet’n’Wild! A cool escape from the sun is easy to find in the H2O Zone. Each of the rides in this zone are action-packed and are almost guaranteed to get your heart pumping! Feel the sensation of zero gravity as you plummet down an almost vertical 11 metre drop at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour on Kamikaze and take a wild ride on Tornado spinning up and down the sides of the funnel before hurtling through to the waters below! Get your adrenalin pumping on the thrill seeker rides of Wet’n’Wild. Free fall through the 40 foot tubes of AquaLoop at high speed, challenge your mates on the Super 8 Racer and slip and slide your way through the Constrictor. The little ones won’t miss out at Wet’n’Wild either thanks to Wet’n’Wild Junior, a massive zone within the park solely for kids. There are kid-friendly water slides, smaller versions of the larger rides and a multilevel interactive play structure!
Animals, rides and entertainment at SeaWorld
Animal lovers won’t be able to get enough of SeaWorld! Learn about the lives of the world’s largest land carnivore at Polar Bear Shores, watch the playful seals splash around Seal Harbour, see the energetic dolphins perform their iconic show, open your eyes to a whole new world at the Penguin Encounter, come face-to-face with the predators of the sea at Shark Bay and watch stingrays majestically glide through the water at Ray Reef. Opt for a next level experience and indulge in a SeaWorld Animal Adventure. You can meet one of the playful seals, feed a giant shark and swim with dolphins! It’s not all animals at SeaWorld either. There are a selection of thrill rides to get your heart pumping like the Storm Coaster and Jet Rescue. The entertainment on offer is sure to keep everyone in stiches or on the edge of their seat. Watch the comedic sea lions perform a hilarious show, get involved in the interactive action-packed adventure alongside The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and be amazed by the exhilarating Jet Stunt Extreme.
Lights, camera, action at Warner Bros. Movie World
Discover a world of entertainment and meet your favourite movie characters and superheroes at Warner Bros. Movie World! It’s easy to get lost in a world of fantasy at this fun-filled theme park. Your favourite movie characters and superheroes wander through the park all day so stop and say hello to Bugs Bunny, give Scooby Doo a hug and snap a photo with Superman. The 19 rides and attractions here are world-class. Discover a 360° thrilling virtual reality when you strap into Arkham Asylum, plunge down the steepest inverted drop in the southern hemisphere on the Green Lantern Rollercoaster and watch the kids have a ball at The Kids’ WB! Fun Zone where all the Looney Tunes Characters hang out. Sure to impress the whole family, the Hollywood Stunt Drivers from Australia’s best stunt crew take you behind the scenes into an action-packed movie making experience. Coming soon to Warner Bros. Movie World and opening in October 2017 is the first and only hyper coaster in the whole southern hemisphere, DC Rivals HyperCoaster. This thrilling ride will be like no other, reaching speeds of 115 kilometres per hour on the 1.4 kilometre track, featuring the world’s first non-inverted loop!
Australia’s favourite dinner and show – The Outback Spectacular
Saddle up for an unforgettable evening at Australia’s favourite show and dinner, The Outback Spectacular. The show is a true blue Australian journey through the stories of the Centenary of the ANZACS and the heroes of the Australian Light Horse. Enjoy a three-course sumptuous meal and drinks while watching the jaw dropping stunts and incredible performances that perfectly reflect the daring Australian spirit we are all so familiar with. Before the show is the perfect time to experience the outback lifestyle. Meet the superstar border collies and horses and pick up a souvenir at the R.M.Williams store.
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