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3 places to visit with your family at the Gold Coast

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I remember my very first visit to the Gold Coast. I was 13 years old. My family were there on a big holiday touring the east coast of Australia. We had been to Sydney and Melbourne earlier in the week and finally came the big highlight for us kids: the golden beaches, curling blue waves and of course the thrilling theme parks of the Gold Coast.

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I have never forgotten that holiday and I definitely would love to go back again – especially now that I have my own kids, and experience all that fun and excitement again through the eyes of my children.


Here are three places I would love to check out with the family at the Gold Coast...

Currumbin Bird Sanctuary
A local tourism staple, just beyond the quiet hospitality of Kirra Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled in an emerald expanse of protected forest land, hosting various native fauna species. I think Nathan would totally enjoy cuddling a koala, getting up close among kangaroos and watching the various wildlife shows featured at the park, and so would I.

Natural Arch, Springbrook
Natural Arch (or Natural Bridge) in the Nurimbah Valley is apparently a well-kept secret normally reserved for locals in the know, with its pristine beauty and fascinating history. The biggest highlight of this place starts at night – featuring the largest glow worm colony in Australia. I have never seen glow worms before, but from a quick search on my browser I was blown away by the amazing photos of glow worm colonies on display at Springbrook. This is one definitely goes on to my bucket list.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild
And of course, no holiday at the Gold Coast would be complete without a trip to one of their flagship theme parks like Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark. Although I don’t know if I have enough adrenalin to survive their stomach churning rides... maybe at least one to get my heart pumping. But after that I would likely try to convince hubby to hire one of their private cabanas and chill out on a sun lounge with an ice cold drink while the kids get “wet and wild” in the pool nearby. Find out more by checking out on Facebook.


Do you have any favourite holiday places worth sharing?


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  1. I still savor the wonderful memories of that holiday. The children were young and appreciative of the things we do. Wide-eyed and so exuberant. Still have the video of Paul making tea for us. He was about 5 then.

    1. Oh! We need to watch that video again, then. Sigh, if we can only find a working video cassette player.


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