Gold Coast Theme Parks

The Gold Coast in Queensland is Australia’s home to theme parks and family entertainment venues. These Gold Coast Theme Parks all adopt their own concepts and provide days of entertainment popular and safe surrounds. Below you will find a brief description of each of the five major theme parks on the Gold Coast.

Movie World

Warner Brothers Movie World gives everyone the opportunity to be a star and experience the magic and excitement of being in the Movies. There are daring rides such as the Superman Escape rollercoaster where those that dare travel 100km per hour in just two seconds! And when you thought Warner Bros. Movie World them park on the Gold Coast  couldn’t offer you any more action – out of the darkness comes an unprecedented thrill ride experience ‘Batwing Spaceshot’ – Get ready for a rapid 4G vertical launch followed by a drop into a breathtaking negative descent – beyond freefall!

Don’t forget all the fun of Looney Tunes Village, and be sure to take adventure to the next dimension with DreamWorks® Shrek 4D Adventure”! – the attraction that puts you in the action with hair-raising, eye-popping, and butt-busting effects so real all your senses will be on ogre-time. Warner Bros. Movie World is an exciting adventure just waiting for you! Address: Pacific Highway, Oxenford (Exit is clearly signed).

Location: 20 minutes north of Surfers Paradise, 45 Minutes south of Brisbane.

Opening Hours: 10am – 5.00pm all year round. Closed Christmas Day, 25 December. Restricted trading hours apply on ANZAC Day, Australia’s National Day of Remembrance on 25 April, with the park opening at 1:30pm.

Sea World

Sea World is undoubtedly one of the long term favourite Gold Coast theme parks and leads you on a journey to discover amazing marine life including dolphins, seals, sharks and polar bears. Enjoy a visit to the Sea World’s Shark Bay, the world’s largest man-made lagoon system, where you come face-to-face with the most feared species of sharks in the world! Visit Polar Bear Shores, watch the 1960’s themed ‘Waterski Wipeout’ show, visit Cartoon Network Cartoon Beach, enjoy the rides and attractions at Sesame Street Beach, where you can watch Bert & Ernie’s live stage show, featuring a full cast of characters singing and dancing up a storm. It’s all happening at Sea World theme Park on the Queensland Gold Coast and a must visit for all the family.

Location: Seaworld Drive, Main Beach. 3 kilometres north of Surfers Paradise

Opening Hours: 10am – 5.00pm all year round. Closed Christmas Day, 25 December. Restricted trading hours apply on ANZAC Day, Australia’s National Day of Remembrance on 25 April, with the park opening at 1:30pm. 

Wet’n’Wild Water World

Australia’s premier water theme park is Wet’n’Wild Water World on the Queensland Gold Coast. Enjoy the fun of be spun out by Whirlpool that sends guests whirling amidst swirling rapids. Dare to experience the  world’s first wet roller coaster as you plunge 30 metres through wild water sprays while spinning on a giant surfboard! Then, take on Australia’s biggest water attraction – Mammoth Falls. Then lay back at Giant Wave Pool or relax at Calypso Beach. Children (under 10 years of age) can also enjoy your visit to Wet’n’Wild World with a paddle or swim in Buccaneer Bay – a playground full of fun and fantasy. The park is patrolled by fully qualified lifeguards and all slides and pools are heated during the cooler months. Dive-in Movies are screened every Saturday night from November to January and every night during December to January school holidays.

Location: Pacific Highway, Oxenford (Exit is clearly signed). 20 minutes north of Surfers Paradise, 45 Minutes south of Brisbane.

Opening Hours: The park opens at 10.00am every day, closing times vary throughout the year – as follows:

27 December – 25 January: 9.00pm

26 January – 30 April: 5.00pm*

01 May – 31 August: 4.00pm

01 September – 26 December: 5.00pm*

Closed Christmas Day, 25 December. Restricted trading hours apply on ANZAC Day, Australia’s National Day of Remembrance on 25 April, with the park opening at 1:30pm.

Whitewater World

WhiteWater World is another popular Gold Coast Theme Park and is operated by Dream world. More than just another water park, White Water World is the most advanced water ride park on earth. They offer a number of  family friendly attractions through to the more extreme and daring waterslides for the brave.

WhiteWater World offers four of the “world’s best” water slides plus family fun and entertainment at the Nickelodeon’s Pipeline Plunge and the aptly name toddler playground, Wiggle Bay. White Water World is all about the Australian surf, sand and sea, and of course a BIG FUN factor!

Location: Adjacent to Dream world on the Pacific Highway, Oxenford. 25 minutes north of Surfers Paradise and 40 minutes south of Brisbane.

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (10.30am-4.30pm in Winter), every day of the year, except Christmas Day and Anzac morning (25 April). Extended trading hours during peak holiday seasons.  

Dreamworld

Dreamworld on the Queensland Gold Coast is home to 13 different themed entertainment worlds and even after 25years of operating remains Australia’s favourite theme park. The Gold Coasts Dreamworld them park is located at Coomera adjacent the Pacific Motorway (M1) that links Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Drive time from the Brisbane CBD is approximately 45 minutes and it’s a drive of approximately 20 minutes from the central Gold Coast.

Dreamworld covers a total 30 hectares full of rides, shows and attractions. The 13 different themed worlds at Dreamworld include wild  Tiger Island where magnificent tigers interact with dedicated tiger handlers. There’s also an entertaining Riverboat Cruise, Gold Rush Country, koala and kangaroo sanctuary, water slides and rides like Wipeout, Thunderbolt and the Tower of Terror – the world’s tallest and fastest thrill ride with speeds of up to 160 km per hour. Book your tickets to Dreamworld below and avoid the queues when you arrive.

Location: Pacific Highway, Oxenford (Exit is clearly signed). 25 minutes north of Surfers Paradise, 40 Minutes south of Brisbane.

Opening Hours: 10am – 5.00pm all year round. Closed Christmas Day, 25 December. Extended trading hours during peak holiday seasons.

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