Gold Coast delivers for the little ones to
So, you want to plan a holiday and you decide on the Gold Coast, it is fun, sunny and has loads of things to offer! Having a family, you sometimes need to make sure that the holiday destination is equipped to handle all of you, young and old so that’s where the planning that needs to take place!
Planning the trip
First comes the planning stage, especially if you find you are flying in from another state or country with children, who will you fly with? Who will you book through? What activities will you do whilst there.
For our trip there was just the 2 of us, my 7-year-old daughter and myself. It was our first trip together this far from home, home being Perth, Western Australia, so I needed to make sure I was planned for everything.
First it was online to purchase our flights, this the easy task, cheapest flights were at a pretty crappy times but they were a good enough price to go ahead and book straight away. I went onto iwantthatflight.com.au to book my cheap flights! I also booked a car hire at the same time here.
I secondly went online to secure my accommodation, we choose an amazing family friendly place to stay called the Treasure Island Holiday Park, staying here my daughter had the fun of the jumping pillow, 2 pools to choose from and got to do some amazing crafty activities in the kids club it was bliss! We booked this accommodation through booking.com here we got an amazing deal on 7 nights in a cabin stay room.
We then decided not to completely book our theme parks, just in case we needed a break here and there but we did jump online and grab a few 7 day passes so we could use them as we pleased. We found a 7 day Dreamworld, Whitewater World and Sky point ticket at adrenalin.com, here we also found an amazing Whale Watching Cruise for the 2 of us, we were lucky on our cruise, we also saw some amazing baby calves and dolphins. I can’t leave out the Aquaduck safari we went on, this was a really cool bus that could turn into a boat, my daughter loved it.
Along with all our other tickets and tours we also purchased 7 day tours to Movie World an SeaWorld, my daughter had the best time at these places to! Another highlight was visiting the Infinity Centre in Gold Coast city centre and we also drove a day up north to Brisbane where we visited the Australian Zoo.
What to do
Now that we had planned our trip and what we were going to do we just had to decide on what days were for what, we arrived in the morning so we got to the holiday park, unpacked, had a look around and Tiarna went for a play on the jumping pillow. Our days were going to get busy from tomorrow. We had planned on going to Movieworld first, then Seaworld, then Dreamworld. We also made our way our to the Brisbane Zoo. It’s easy to say we had a very full one week.
Day 1 – Movieworld, here we got to go on some amazing rides, chill out a bit, watch some cool 4D movies and of course watch the famous Police Show, Tiarna got her photo taken with so many stars this day.
Day 2 – Seaworld, this was a little more relaxed day, Tiarna got to go swimming with a Dolphin which she absolutely loved it was gorgeous to see how magical these animal can truly be even when playing games with humans.
Day 3 – This was a rest day, we chilled out a the holiday park, then at night we made our way into the Gold Coast City Centre where we went and explored Infinity Centre, this is a really cool idea for those who want to immerse themselves in a universe of special effects, sound fields, trippy music with spectacular visual illusions. This activity is more for children over the age of 8 however if your child does not get spaced out easy it is definitely a must see!
Day 4 – We headed up to Brisbane for a day trip to visit the Australian Zoo, this was completely worth the drive and it was amazing to do the behind the scenes vet hospital.
Day 5 – Was another rest day except we did go off and do the Aquaduck Tour this took us through the Gold Coast via the bus then continued into the water to show us the boat side of everything, after the tour we went back to the holiday park, we chilled out by the pool, did some arts and crafts and Tiarna got to play on the jumping pillow it was great to throw in some rest days, especially when you have younger children, it gives them a chance to reboot.
Day 6 – We went to Dreamworld although only little Tiarna and I enjoyed some of the rides here and seeing the baby tiger cubs.
After enjoying a jam packed 6 days we arrived at the time to head home day, although we were lucky we did not have to leave until later in the day so we spent the day just relaxing, we slept in, spent time by the pool then we checked out from our hotel, headed to drop the car rental off and then headed into the airport to catch our flight back home.
All in all, our holiday was amazing, the Gold Coast truly delivers for both adults and children. I would always recommend buying tickets and booking events prior to going so that you do not miss out on doing anything you want to, make sure you have rest days and most importantly ENJOY yourself. For more ideas on what to do feel free to visit our brand new website Your Aqventure for all your travel and planning needs.
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