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Gold Coast Family Holidays Guide
Here are a collection of ideas to give you avenues to explore.
I hope you enjoy exploring the Gold Coast on this website and we hope to welcome you soon to the Gold Coast for your holidays.
Don't forget, if you need any help, the best place to start is with the Travel Planning Cheat Sheets & extra resources.
There are so many family friendly places to stay, and there is certainly plenty for families of any age or tastes to enjoy. The biggest difficulty in recommending any one thing, is that it really depends what you are looking for.
Family holiday accomodation on the Gold Coast includes:
For me the ultimate family holiday resort has the following attributes:
There is only one resort that completely fits this bill for me as a family resort in the Gold Coast and that is Paradise Resort in Surfers Paradise.
That said, there are other family resorts that are also great choices for your Gold Coast family holidays.
In addition to the standard hotel style resorts, Gold Coast has many apartment resorts which offer great self-contained apartments with excellent on-site facilities.
There is certainly no shortage of activities in the Gold Coast for family holidays.
Apart from the beaches, rivers and water activities, there are many family friendly attractions such as:
The Gold Coast does enjoy great weather most of the time. But from time to time it rains. I have included a rainy day activity guide to give you some tips and suggestions as to what to do when it rains. There is still plenty to do.
There are plenty of reasons to make the Gold Coast your next holiday destination and there is more than enough to keep you busy... or relaxed.
Here is more information to help plan your trip or you can grab our planning cheat sheets to give you a framework to plan with...