Australia is lucky enough to be home to some of the best theme parks in the world. The Gold Coast, located in sunny Queensland, has a strip of theme parks that attracts visitors from all over the world. Whether you like to face your fears on the world’s fastest waterslides or prefer to embrace the thrills of death defying rollercoasters, you’ll love the theme parks on offer in Australia. To kick start your holiday itinerary planning, check out these must visit theme parks around the country.
Dreamworld, Gold Coast, QLD
The home of Big Brother, White-water World and your favourite DreamWorks characters, the whole family is bound to enjoy a day spent at spectacular Dreamworld. Some of the most action packed rides in the southern hemisphere can be found at Dreamworld, including the Big Seven Thrill Rides – The Buzzsaw, Tower of Terror II, The Cyclone, The Giant Drop, the Wipe-out, Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster and, the world famous, The Claw ride.
Adventure World, Perth, WA
Adventure World in Perth is upping the standards for theme parks around Australia, home to some unforgiving rides, like the Tunnel of Terror, the Power Surge, The Rampage and Freefall; you’ll find all the adventure you need at this theme park.
Sea World, Gold Coast, QLD
Attracting families from all around the globe, Sea World truly has the best of every theme park rolled into one. Spending a day at Sea World you can expect to be delighted by magnificent marine wildlife shows, experience the thrills of rollercoasters and action rides, discover the fun way to learn about history with Dinosaur Island or have some fun with your favourite Nickelodeon characters.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterpark, Gold Coast, QLD
If you’re looking for the best waterpark action this side of the equator, there’s no beating the thrills and spills of the infamous Wet n Wild Waterpark. Making its home on the famous strip of theme parks on the Gold Coast, Wet n Wild Waterpark has attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Younger kids will love having fun at Buccaneer Bay, while mum and dad can relax at Calypso Island and the thrill seekers can test their limits in the Black Hole. If you’re up for some competitive fun, take the troop to the Super 8 Speed Racer!
Lunar Park, Sydney, NSW
If you’re searching for a theme park during your holiday in Sydney, head to the fun family rides at Lunar Park. Take a ride on the super-fast Wild Mouse rollercoaster are embark on some friendly family competition with a trip to Dodgem City. If you’re looking for bright lights and thrill seeking action, don’t miss the Tango Train!
Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast, QLD
Warner Bros. Movie world has just about everything you could ask for in a Theme Park. Watch some breathtaking stunt shows, meet and greet with your favourite Warner Bros. characters or experience the best rides in Australia, with the Superman Escape, taking you on a death defying journey of reaching 0 to 100 in 2 seconds!! Feel like a real superhero as you take on The Green Lantern or the Scooby-doo Spooky Coaster!
Lauren is a travel consultant with Quickbeds.com and a huge thrill seeker and roller-coaster fan girl. She has travelled the world visiting theme parks and still things some of the best are located in her home town on the Gold Coast, Australia. For more information on Quickbeds visit: www.quickbeds.com