The Gold Coast is very popular among local and international tourists as it is considered to be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable destination in not only the region but throughout Australia also. Boasting some of the finest beaches in the country and some of the most spectacular sceneries, its popularity really is no surprise.
Every year, the Gold Coast, welcome millions of tourist and is very popular among families. It’s one of the few domestic destinations that families continue to visit year in year out, and always look forward to returning to. If you’re currently planning a Gold Coast holiday for you and the family, then this article is for you! Here, you’ll get insider tips and useful suggestions from a local to help you maximise your time. It is my goal to help you ensure that you’ll see and experience as many attractions as possible without it chewing up your entire holiday fund.
Tip # 1 Check out Gold Coast theme parks!
When it comes to fun on the Gold Coast, visiting one or multiple Gold Coast theme parks is a must, in order for you to enjoy the experience to the maximum. Theme parks are the pride and joy of the Gold Coast and frankly, one of the main reasons families continue to return year after year.
You’ll never run out of choices when it comes to spectacular Gold Coast theme parks. The most popular are Dreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie World, which are known for their screaming coasters and wild rides. Dreamworld is where you can find the Big 7 Thrill Riders, which is the world’s tallest and fastest. Warner Bros. Movie World, on the other hand, provides a perfect blend of thrill rides and the glamour of Hollywood. Here, you’ll get to experience superb kids fun and ultimate entertainment shows that are perfect for the whole family. There are also the splashtastic water parks — WhiteWater World and Wet’n’Wild.
However, if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary and an all-weather Gold Coast theme park, you should go ahead and try Infinity Gold Coast, which is highly lauded by both locals and tourists who have already tried it. It features spectacular effects of never-before-seen futuristic mazes and environments that are sure to blow your mind and heighten all your senses. These are specifically designed to make you feel like you’ve entered dreamland as it offers a whole new exciting experience. Check out our Time Tunnel and you’ll surely agree with me when I say that it’s the coolest place you’ve ever seen.
Tip #2. Book 3 Park VIP Pass online
Taking a Gold Coast holiday can be quite expensive especially if you’re bringing your family. However, if you’re thinking about visiting more than one Gold Coast theme park, then my suggestion would be to look into passes. You can get access to three of the biggest Gold Coast theme parks (Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, and Wet‘n’Wild) for only $99.99 per person when taking advantage of 3-Park-VIP Pass. Instead of paying $100 per person for each theme park, the 3-Park-VIP Pass gives you unlimited entry to these three Gold Coast theme parks, that’s certainly great value for money. You can purchase a 3-Park-VIP Pass here.
If that’s still a little more than you want to spend on entertainment, your cheaper alternative, yet equally enjoyable is Infinity Gold Coast. The best part is, Infinity Gold Coast is very affordable and tickets start at just $15.20 per person or $62.90 for a family pass. This makes it a great attraction for the whole family, as you won’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to take everybody with you. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Tip # 3. Bring your own food
One of the most common complaints I hear from tourists who’ve visited one of the Gold Coat theme parks is that food and drinks are extremely expensive. In fact, it can be as much as double the price you’d expect to pay, sometimes more! What I recommend is that you hit the grocery store and bring your own food and drinks to the theme parks. If you’re thinking about spending the whole day here, bring lots of water and packed lunch too. Believe me, you’ll save a bundle.
Tip # 4. Look at the transport options ahead of the day
Before you visit any of the Gold Coast theme parks, ask a local or your hotel help desk for the best possible option when it comes to transport. The Gold Coast’s public bus system is very efficient but you have to know the exact time the bus leaves from your destination so you can avoid waiting too long, they generally only stop every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi, which is a good option if you’re with three other people who can split the bill with you.
Tip # 5. Plan what shows and rides you want to go on before you reach the theme park.
This is one way to maximise your time especially if you’re considering visiting more than one Gold Coast theme park in one day, though mind you, I’ll be impressed if you do! Using the Internet, research the rides that each theme park offers and decide right away which one you’d like to try and which shows you’d like to watch. You can also ask for recommendations from friends and family members who have been here before. Make a list if needed. This will save you enormous time.
While Gold Coast theme parks are some of the attractions that you cannot simply miss when you visit our amazing region, spending $100 per person aside from the money you’ll spend on food, drinks, and transportation, can easily eat a huge portion of your holiday budget. For cheaper alternative that is surely close to your accommodation, put Infinity Gold Coast on top of your must-visit list. Located on the ground level of the famed Chevron Renaissance Centre, our attraction is guaranteed to amaze you as it will make you both laugh and scream at the same time. For inquiries, please dial our info line 07 5526 8935 or order your tickets online to receive amazing discounts.