Top 10 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In The Gold Coast, Australia - Updated 2022

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The city of Gold Coast in Queensland is Australia’s holiday playground. Drawing in tourists all year round with its laid back vibes and white sand beaches, this iconic strip of coast is home to some of the biggest and best water parks in the world. Whether it is going on one of the spine-tingling Big 9 Thrill Rides (SBTS) Tail Spin at Dreamworld or snapping a family selfie with delightful cartoon characters at Warner Bros. Movie World, adventure seeking kids and adults get their fun levels amped up in Gold Coast’s theme parks. Here is a list of the top 10 theme parks and amusement parks in Gold Coast, Australia that will add epic experiences to your holiday.

1. Dreamworld (from USD 73.0)

With over 40 rides and attractions including five roller coasters, Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park. The park is made up of a series of themed areas, each with its own rides and attractions. With some of the best family rides in the country, Dreamworld is home to two very special worlds only for kids where the little ones can ride a big red car and meet their favorite characters from the animation movies Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and Puss in Boots.

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2. Wiggles World

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Wiggles World is a themed world at the Dreamworld amusement park that is replete with bubbly characters, bouncy rides, and vibrant attractions. From hopping onto spinning teacups to joining dinosaurs for a fun song and dance show, Wiggles World has no shortage of fun-filled attractions for the little ones. The most popular ride in the Wiggles World is the Big Red Car ride that takes six guests at a time through an interactive family adventure inside the Wiggle house.

Wiggles World

Address: Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera, Queensland 4209, Australia

Website: Wiggles World

Opening hours: 10 am - 3.30 pm

Price: 85 USD

3. Slingshot & Vomatron Fun Park

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Slingshot and Vomatron Fun Park features four attractions including the slingshot ride, the vomatron ride, a Western-themed mini golf course, and bungee trampolines. The slingshot ride vertically catapults you at a speed of 160 km/hour (99.419 miles/hr) and the vomatron ride rotates a giant 45 meters (147 feet) arm at speeds of 120 km/hour (74.589 miles/hr) in both forward and reverse directions. The mini golf is the least heart pumping among the attractions in the park and is perfect for anyone looking to have a fun-filled family experience.

Slingshot & Vomatron Fun Park


Website: Slingshot & Vomatron Fun Park

Opening hours: 10 am - 10 pm

Price: 8 USD

4. The Rockpools

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Located in Southport’s Broadwater Parklands, the rockpools give you the perfect dose of aquatic entertainment with your family. Featuring a man-made creek, artificial waterfalls and a variety of fountains and water jets, the rockpools are one of the best ways to have fun for free in Gold Coast. The park is ideal for toddlers and younger kids and offers plenty of facilities that are safe and well monitored to hold a picnic.

The Rockpools

Address: 56 Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215, Australia

Website: The Rockpools

Opening hours: 9 am - 5 pm

5. Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast (from USD 107.47)

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Situated in Oxenford, Wet ‘n’ Wild Gold Coast is one of the seven theme parks operating under the Wet 'n’ Wild brand internationally. With a huge zone for kids, it features miniature versions of large thrill rides, a shallow children’s pool and a multi-level interactive play area that is perfect for little adventurers looking for fun and fantasy. The park also features a flow riding boardsport with guests riding on artificial waves with body boards and stand-up flow boards.

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6. Tiger Island

Dreamworld Tiger Island
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Tiger Island is a wildlife attraction at the Dreamworld amusement park and is home to 10 adults and 5 cubs of the Bengal and Sumatran tiger species. Guests can watch the tigers perform their natural behaviors exactly like their cousins in the wild. From watching the tigers climb 20 foot (6.1 meters) tall trees to feeding one of these majestic animals, Tiger Island offers a spectacular time to anyone who wants to get up close with the world’s most fearsome predator.

Tiger Island

Address: Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera, Gold Coast Area, Queensland 4209, Australia

Website: Tiger Island

Opening hours: 8 am - 5 pm

Price: 85 USD

7. Warner Bros. Movie World

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Warner Bros. Movie World, often called as the Movie World is Gold Coast’s premier movie studio theme park based on the Warner Bros film studio and its related DC comics properties. As Australia’s only film-related theme park, the park features movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from roller coasters to dance parties. Whether it is snapping a pic with your favorite characters like Batman, Superman, Scooby Doo and Wonder Woman patrolling the park or going behind the scenes of Warner Bros’ blockbuster movies sets, you will have an adventure of epic proportions here.

Warner Bros. Movie World

Address: Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland 4210, Australia

Website: Warner Bros. Movie World

Opening hours: 9.30 am - 5 pm

Price: 95 USD

8. White Water World (from USD 70.0)

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Opened to the public in 2006, WhiteWater World features plenty of beachside themed attractions, water slides, a large wave pool, and separate toddler play areas. Additionally, the park also offers private cabanas where the adults can choose to chill out while the little ones soak up some fun in one of the many water slide towers. There are three family-oriented attractions on the ground level that includes two children’s area with interactive water play activities and one wave pool that can generate waves to a height of up to 1.5 meters ( 4.9 feet).

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9. Holoverse (from USD 15.0)

Holoverse is the first of its kind in the world and employs revolutionary technologies at its arcade to produce artificial environments and objects from light. Built with the help of the Queensland Government, the Holoverse features six different experiences in their hologram rooms with an arcade table that projects floating objects in the air at a height of up to 100 cm (3.2 feet) above and below the table’s surface. From swimming with the fishes in holographic water to exploring the moons of Jupiter, the Holoverse offers you an experience like nothing else in the Gold Coast.

Holoverse - 30 minute Hologram experience

Duration: 30 minutes

10. Sea World (from USD 93.0)

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Sea World is Australia’s best marine mammal park and oceanarium featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides, and interactive kids areas. Get up close with king penguins as they make their way from their icy homes to dive into the crystal clear water or snorkel along with amazing marine creatures in the park’s tropical reef lagoon in one of the many animal adventures present here. The themed Nickelodeon land with its three distinct character neighborhoods - the battleground of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer and Boots and Bikini Bottom, the wacky underwater world of SpongeBob SquarePants will keep your kids entertained throughout the day.

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Create wonderful memories

From the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere to parks with more than 500 animals in one place, Gold Coast has got it all when it comes to theme parks. Take your pick from the list of theme parks in Gold Coast and create wonderful memories with your families in Australia’s theme park capital.

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