Is March to April Suitable To Visit Water Parks With Children

by Mitesh S
(Singapore)

Is March to April Suitable To Visit Water Parks With Children?
First, kindly accept my best compliments for such a wonderful website on gold coast. It is a great gift for tourists.

I am planning a holiday to Gold Coast from Singapore with my twin 6 year old children. My son, in particular, is mad about water parks.

I was wondering if second half of March to first half of April will be OK in terms of water temperature for the children to enjoy the water parks on Gold Coast?

We plan to visit mainly theme parks. Can you suggest a family resort which will be a great holiday destination in terms of the quality of the property (may be beach facing etc) and near theme parks to cut travel time.

Thanks for the help
Mitesh


As you can imagine, it is always hard to predict exactly what the weather will be like at a particular time. However, I would not hesitate to recommend late March to early April to visit because the weather is still generally warm, less humid than in summer months and generally less rain than December, January and February.

It is still warm in the ocean, so going to the beach is very popular.

You can always check the 10 Day weather forecast for Gold Coast just before you leave Singapore so that you have an idea of what to expect temperature wise. I find the temperatures reasonably accurate, but the rain forecasting not so much!

If your children feel the cold, you could make sure that you have spare towels and clothes for them to change into - I used to do that for my youngest daughter as she feels the cold easily. I find most children don't seem to feel the cold when they are having fun!

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There are 2 main water parks in the hinterland of the Gold Coast at Wet n Wild and Whitewater World.

They are located about 25 minutes drive from the main tourist centre of the Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise.

In addition to these water parks, you will also find Warner Bros. Movie World and DreamWorld in these inland locations. It is a bit hard to describe, but you can check it out on the theme park map to see where all the theme parks are located.

Sea World Resort has its own water park as well as resort pools and a kids water play area. When you mentioned you wanted a good resort, this one popped straight into my mind.

Sea World Resort is located at the northern end of Sea World theme park in Main Beach. And is 5 minutes drive north of Surfers Paradise and about 20 to 25 minutes drive to the other theme parks.

You cannot stay closer to Sea World! And you are right on the Broadwater (calm inland waterway of Gold Coast) and a walk across the road and sand dunes to the main Gold Coast beach which stretches from The Spit through to Coolangatta.

If Sea World Resort doesn't quite provide you what you want you could stay at Sheraton Mirage a fabulous 5 star resort style accommodation set in a brilliant location opposite Marina Mirage and a probably only one minute drive from Sea World theme park!

The other potential resort which is fantastic for kids is Paradise Resort, which has just had a redevelopment.

This resort reminds me of some of the well appointed, but basic family resorts we stayed in near Paris Disneyland - but much smaller than the European ones! They have a range of family rooms, interconnecting rooms and rooms with small bedrooms off them.

Both these resorts - Sea World Resort and Paradise Resort are hotel style rooms. If you are after something that allows you to prepare your own food, there are many options of self-catering apartments in both Main Beach and Surfers Paradise. They are the two areas I would suggest you stay, that you have the best of both worlds, near to the theme parks and close to the beach and other activities.

One other thing you will need to consider because you are looking at visiting during March and April is that we have school holidays around this time. They usually coincide with Easter, but you should check the dates. You will find that there are more activities on during school holidays, but all the theme parks will be busier and the best accommodation will get booked out early.

I hope that was helpful, please leave any further questions or comments below. If you found this helpful, you can Like it, Tweet it and share on Facebook ;-) Thanks for spreading the word...

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