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5 of the best things to do with kids in Queensland

5 of the best things to do with kids in Queensland

Whether it’s riding the roller coasters of the Gold Coast, meeting koalas at a wildlife sanctuary or zip lining through the canopies in the Daintree, Queensland isn’t short on things to do for families – and Travelbag can help take the hassle out with a tailor-made trip to fit. Here are some of the best things to do across the region if you’re travelling with kids.

Get the adrenaline pumping on the Gold Coast

There are slides for all ages at Wet ‘n’ Wild, Australia’s biggest water park (Tourism and Events Queensland)

Nicknamed the ‘theme park capital’ of Australia for good reason, the Gold Coast is something of a playground for families. Kick off your trip with a visit to Dreamworld – the largest theme park in the country, offering rides, shows and other attractions, alongside adrenaline-pumping slides at the neighbouring WhiteWater World waterpark.

Elsewhere, swing by Warner Bros Movie World for rides inspired by superheroes, Scooby Doo and other iconic characters or head to Wet ‘n’ Wild to experience Australia’s biggest water park. Set among 20 acres of tropical gardens, you’ll find slides for all ages here – including the trapdoor-style AquaLoop, which sends riders plunging down a sheer-drop freefall.

Explore Queensland’s rainforests

Queensland is home to more than a million hectares of rainforest, and no family visit here would be complete without a trip to the Daintree, around two hours north of Cairns. The oldest tropical rainforest on earth, you’ll find adventures for every age here – from crocodile cruises on the river to a treetop adventure through the canopies – with plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.

Closer to Cairns, you can hop on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for a birds-eye view of the lush, leafy surroundings, or take a ride on the family-friendly Kuranda Scenic Railway – a historic, 130-plus year-old train that meanders through the spectacular Barron Gorge National Park, passing mountains, waterfalls and carpets of trees on a journey to long remember.

Meet the residents at Australia Zoo

Kangaroos, koalas, crocs and quokkas can be spotted at Australia Zoo, the 1,000 acre plot founded by legend Steve Irwin (Tourism and Events Queensland)

Over on the Sunshine Coast, you’ll find more in the way of wildlife-watching at the acclaimed Australia Zoo. Founded by Steve Irwin’s family and expanded under the vision of Steve and his wife Terri, this 1,000-acre plot is home to more than 100 species – from…

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