When you think of theme parks holiday destinations then perhaps you think of Florida with it’s acres of Disney. Maybe your mind goes to California with its movie based attractions and the extreme coasters of Six Flags Magic Mountain. You may not think of the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia which has a fantastic mix of thrills as well as wonderful wildlife giving a great contrast to life on the beach.
There’s something for the whole family to enjoy at Warner Bros. Movie World. This park takes inspiration from the film studio’s back catalogue. There are wild rides to be found with rides based on Superman, Batman, Scooby Doo and Lethal Weapon. Children will love the parade of Looney Toons characters as well as their favourite DC superheroes with The Justice League putting in an appearance.
The biggest park in the area is Dreamworld. First opened in 1974 this park has grown to include several themed worlds including the child friendly Wiggles World and the Wild West themed Gold Rush Country. If you only visit one park then this provides the most variety. Extreme coaster fans can be catered for with a number of rides Cyclone which reasches speeds of 85 kilometres per hour. Fans of wildlife can take in the Sunset Safarin where the can get up close to Australia’s native creatures in a safe environment.
There’s plenty more wildlife to be found in the nearby Seaworld which provides an amazing opportunity for tourists to get up close to all thing aquatic. There is a wide range of exhibits from penguins from the South Pole to far more local and dangerous sharks. The highly trained keepers also put on some great shows involving dolphins and seals. If that isn’t everyone’s idea of theme park fun then there are a couple of roller coasters as an added bonus and gentler forms of transport in the form of a cable car and monorail.
If the water gets you in the mood for swimming with an added twist then there are a number of options. Whitewater World is the sister park of Dreamworld. This huge waterpark offers a number of attractions over just swimming. There are the usual slides but other innovations including a Hydcoaster and a massive wave pool. If that isn’t enough splash then then there is also Wet ‘n’ Wild which has the fastest and steepest water ride in the form of the Mach 5.
These attractions aren’t the reason most people go to Australia but if you’ve taken in too many amazing landscapes and perfect beaches they might just be the break you need to take your breath away once again.