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Things to do with Kids

Sunny Brisbane is an extremely family-friendly city. Visit the South Bank precinct, which is home to the nationally renowned Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) complete with a Children’s Art Centre, the State Library, and the Queensland Museum and Science Centre. A short stroll away, and you’ll find a huge Ferris wheel, incredible playgrounds, bike paths, picnic spots, public swimming pools, and more.

Family accommodation

Brisbane Holiday Village is a comfortable and affordable accommodation option for families near Brisbane. Choose between self-contained cabins and camping or caravan sites. If you’re looking for something in the city centre, Royal on the Park Hotel & Suites is a fantastic choice.

Family events

The art galleries and museums in Brisbane are always changing up their exhibitions throughout the year, so keep an eye on these. You’ll also find a bunch of seasonal events, such as the Snow4Kids pop-up during the winter months.

Airport facilities and services for families

You’ll find a number of parenting rooms located in the Domestic and International Terminals at Brisbane Airport. These include feeding chairs, changing facilities, and microwaves. There’s also a permanent play area offering kids a whole range of airport-themed activities and games.

Gold Coast Family Holidays

Things to do with Kids

As well as the stunning beaches on the Gold Coast, there are plenty of destinations that both kids and adults will love. Get up close with native animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Experience an alternate reality through a one-of-a-kind journey through illusions at Infinity. Or, pay a visit to Timezone, an arcade with a ton of games, activities, and entertainment.

The Gold Coast is also home to some of the country’s most popular theme parks, including Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World, and Wet’n’Wild.

Enjoy a healthy meal at one of the city's healthy cafes or go for a walk and discover some of the natural attractions such as Lamington National Park, Springbrook National Park including the famous Natural Bridge, or for something closer to the Gold Coast, Burleigh Head National Park.

Family accommodation

The BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is a great option for families looking to visit the many Gold Coast theme parks, as it’s a very short two-minute drive away. If you’re looking to stay at stunning Surfers Paradise, check out the Paradise Resort Gold Coast complete with a highly-rated, free kids’ club.

Family events

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary often hosts exciting events during the school holidays. HOTA (Home of the Arts) also puts on kid-friendly activities and exhibitions throughout the year.

Airport facilities and services for families

Gold Coast Airport offers free Wi-Fi to entertain the little ones. You’ll also find parents’ bathrooms with changing facilities dotted throughout the airport.

Family Road Trips In Australia

Driving is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore Australia with kids. Here are some of the best family road trips in Queensland.

Queensland Road Trips

Brisbane to Cairns Drive

Road tripping along the coast between Brisbane and Cairns is a great way to experience the glorious, tropical landscape of Queensland. Although it may not look like a large distance on a map – it is!
There are plenty of stops to make, including Fraser Island, the Whitsundays, Hervey Bay, and many rainforests and waterfalls.

Brisbane to Gold Coast Drive

Although Brisbane and the Gold Coast are less than a one-hour drive apart via the Pacific Highway, you may like to take the scenic, in-land route that stretches 209km and takes about 4 hours.
The Scenic Rim takes you to Tamborine Mountain, Canungra, Springbrook National Park, and Lamington National Park.