Witness the biggest theme park in Australia at DreamWorld, one of Gold Coast’s most iconic family-friendly destinations. Renowned for its diverse attractions and rides, DreamWorld is also home to a tiger conservatory and indigenous animals like kangaroos, wombats, and koalas. Indulge in insights into Australia’s aborigine history as you walk into DreamWorld’s mini-Australia aesthetic and enjoy local cuisines and cultural experiences.
Located in Oxenford, Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast is one of the most well-liked water parks in Queensland, owned and run by the village roadshow theme parks. There are four swimming pools, seventeen different adult-only water slides, and two kid-specific areas. You can witness the Kamikaze, Tornado, Black Hole, AquaLoop, Buccaneer Bay, Calypso Beach, Constrictor, Flowrider, and other popular attractions for an unforgettable memory.
The Warner Bros Movie World is the largest movie based theme park in the Gold Coast region. The theme park features several themed zones along with many DC Superheroes, villains and much more. This theme park will give you an opportunity to meet your favorite stars and click many pictures with them. Visit the Batman's Legacy where many props, cars and costumes are on display here.
Lamington National Park is a park which is part of the larger Gondwana Rainforests of Australia which, in turn, is the largest expanse of subtropical Rainforests in the world. There are more than 500 waterfalls in the park and the place is famous for its ancient trees, variety of birds, walking trails, mountain views, rare and unique wildlife and its mesmerizing natural environment.
Located on the northern end of the Gold Coast is one of the city’s most-visited attractions, the Main Beach. Known primarily as the surfing point to reach Southport, Main Beach attracts tourists from around the world with its unique blend of calm and adventure, and the new and the old. From the iconic Pavilion 34 café to thrilling adventure activities like parasailing and surfing, Main Beach has something to offer to visitors from all age groups.
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It has recently undergone some renovations and now it has seating, BBQs, picnic setting, a new lookout platform, a shelter to prevent you from natural elements like rain and a hot tap for tea or cup noodles. You can either choose to drive up to the location or take a hike. But you should remember that it is a steep climb, hence, you need helping hands to carry all of your picnic gears.
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Calling it stunning won’t do justice, it is fully equipped with all the facilities that you could need. Starting from a playground to toilets, BBQs and more. The kids have a fascination to explore the rock pools during low tide. You could also take a brief stroll at the pristine Burleigh Beach, down the hill.
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Over here, you will find undercover tables and Barbeques availab;e too. The garden itself has a lot to offer, you can take a stroll around the central Rounda, Rotary Kokoda Memorial Wall, in memory of the soldiers who fought Kokoda Track during WWII. It also has a purpose-built sensory garden for the senior citizens, with a xylophone, erased garden beds and accessible seating.
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If you wish to float around the picturesque waterway then you have a chance to do that too as you can hire paddle boards. You could either pack your picnic or choose to grab some tasty food from the Bumbles Cafe just across the road.
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You can even go for a ride on bikes and scooters as the place has plenty of pathways to explore. If not a bike, you could always take a stroll round the break wall and sand pumping jetty. This is one of the most loved picnic spots of Gold Coast where you could easily spend a day with your friends and family.
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There are a few wonderful gardens like, Rose Garden, Butterfly Garden and learn more about roses and butterflies. There is also a bush food garden where you would discover new tastes.
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You could bring along your inflatable toys as there is a lake. You could also indulge in some calm swimming at this lake. Follow the Sculpture Trail which features more than 40 artworks, and explore the entire park.
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You have to be aware of the turkeys which show up from the bushes. If you leave your picnic basket unattended, there is a good chance they would eat all your food and pillage your picnic basket. This creek is also ideal for water sports and swimming, so do not forget to bring your swimming attire.
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You can even choose to cover a smaller distance and still capture amazing views. This spot is ideal for a picnic with friends or family, in the lap of nature with a touch of adventure.