If you are tired of the cold winter in your country, it is time to visit Australia and its amazing Queensland theme parks. You just need to pack your bags and visit some of the most beautiful and attractive theme parks, located between the Gold and Sunshine Coast. Find what best suits you and your family, and here are some of the best parks you should visit.
This theme park offers lots of joy and entertainment for all the members of the family. You can all enjoy watching a show of dancing dolphins, observe some playful polar bears and check out the awesome sharks. The Sea World also offers you a unique opportunity to meet Australia’s only polar bears Hudson, Nelson and Ljya, as well as some of the majestic stingrays and playful penguins.
In addition to rich and fun marine life, there are 3D movies and Jet Stunt Extreme show which you can enjoy, and this park also offers Sesame Street Beach for your youngest members. Also, if you are somewhat an adrenaline junky, you can enjoy an interactive adventure zone which includes Castaway Bay, Sea Viper roller coaster, the Jet Rescue and Viking’s Revenge Flume Ride.
Image 1: Ship at Sea World, photo by Jon Bragg
Dreamworld and White Water World
A bit more action-packed, the Dreamworld theme park has been operating for 30 years, and it is still one of the most popular parks. Here you can enjoy live, interactive shows, thrilling rides that raises your adrenaline levels and unique animal shows that will make you gasp. If you are headed towards this park, make sure to try out some of their Big Eight: The Cyclone Rollercoaster, The Buzz Saw, Tower of Terror II, the Giant Drop, The Wipeout, Pandemonium, The Claw and the Mick Doohan Motocoaster. All of these promise you lots of fun, as well as satisfying your adrenaline cravings.
Image 2: Dreamworld (QLD), photo by JAK SIE MASZ
White Water World is exactly how it sounds: it is filled with water rides of many sizes, including the four person tuberide, loop body slide and the drop. So if you are looking for some fun in the water and getting completely wet and overwhelmed with joy, this is the perfect spot for your family. Additionally, these two parks have combo tickets, so you can have twice as much fun.
Warner Bros. Movie World
Whether your children would like to see their cartoon heroes, or you inner child is craving them, you should pay a visit to the Warner Bros. Movie World. There are plenty of fun roller coasters featuring Hollywood’s famous characters and themes such as The Lethal Weapon, Scooby Doo and Superman. Also, you can take your children to the Looney Tunes Village or Batwing Spaceshot and let them have fun with their peers, or visit the Hollywood Stunt Driver show and Wild West Falls and satisfy your own curiosity. The only thing you will need to make sure is to have big enough bags for all the souvenirs and candies. So, to make sure everything will fit, you can opt for convenient Caribee bags, which are easy to carry, they offer safety and enough space for all of the toys.
Image 3: Warner Bros. Movie World, photo by Phalinn Ooi
Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo
This theme park is a bit off the Gold Coast, but it will take you just a short trip on the highway to get there. In Steve Irwin’s Zoo, you will get the chance to get familiar with the Australian wildlife and see the Crocodile Hunter’s crocodile. If you are lucky enough you will get the chance to meet famous Bindi Irwin, but nevertheless, you will see more than 1000 exotic and Australian native animals just living their lives.
Image 4: Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, photo by summer.irvin
Wet ‘n’ Wild
As the name itself tells you, in this park you can get wet while having some wild fun. Wet ‘n’ Wild Park offers best aquatic actions while enjoying the warm Queensland sun. Here, you can check out numerous rides and slides, such as sheer tube plunge Kamikaze, wave drop-in Surfrider and even get the chance to experience the extremity of a Tornado. For younger kids there is a Buccaneer Bay, but for adults and teenagers there are Mammoth Falls, Terror Canyon, Speedcoaster and many other attractions.
Image 5: Wet ‘n’ Wild Park Map, photo by Phalinn Ooi
Set your sails towards warmer climate and visit Australia. Besides exploring the cities and going on tiring sightseeing tours, pack your swimsuits and have some fun in some of the best theme parks of the world.
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