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    Default Holiday to the gold coast with 5 kids.

    Hey everyone! It's been a while

    We are planning a week long holiday up to the gold coast in early September (want to avoid the school holidays)
    Just looking for anyone's opinions.

    Planning of staying at treasure island in one of the pandanus villas.
    We are thinking seaworld, dreamworld and Australia zoo. Then maybe reef HQ one afternoon and lots of hanging out at the pools at the resort.

    Kids will be pretty much (about a month and a half till all their birthdays) 9,7,6,4,2. Because of size/age/outnumbering mum and dad I think I'm going to avoid white water world and wet and wild. I also wasn't real impressed with what movieworld looked like online. I think the older two would have a ball but their doesn't seem to be much for the little ones and I don't want to pay hundreds on entry then be bored and leave an hour later.

    So how about it? Who's been? What did you love? What would you avoid?
    Also how much did you spend getting in to the parks? I'm finding prices between 4-500 but DH has work mates who 'get their whole family in for 60bucks!!'

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    Oh! And the Australian outback spectacular, kid friendly or no?

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    Anyone?

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    Dreamworld and Seaworld are great for that age range. Australia Zoo is on the Sunshine Coast so a bit of a drive from the Gold Coast. Lots of time at the beach playing in the sand goes down well and there's some great playgrounds too. If you have transport I'd also consider a day trip to the hinterland - Springbrook is lovely but you need to pack a picnic lunch.

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    Are you driving or flying?
    There are multi theme park passes you can purchase.

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    I went in 2012 with my then 7 month old, 2 year old and 4 year old. They loved dream world, sea world and movie world. I was a bit worried about movie world too but the boys loved scooby doo and spiderman etc. so we went. They love the parade at the end of the day too. There is a whole section for little kids there.

    I agree with White water world and wet and wild. We went to White water world for a little while and even though my son wanted to go on many of the rides he was to small so wasn't aloud too. So we went back to dreamworld so it was ok thankfully not a day wasted.

    We found a pack where you got into all parks as well as another place??? sorry I can't remember where or how much but it did end up cheaper then buying the regular passes. I did ALOT of shopping around on the pc.

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    Australia Zoo will be close to 3 hours each way to drive ( taking rest stops into account) it's about an hour and a half north of brisbane. And GC is about an hour south.
    There is currumbin wildlife sanctuary. I've often seen scoopon deals there. Dreamworld does have a little kids section too

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    Thanks! I didn't realise the zoo was so far away. Might give that one a miss, shame tho, the kids would have loved the tigers

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    From what I've found you can get dream world and white water world in one package but sea world, movie world and wet and wild are in a different package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara-jayne View Post
    Thanks! I didn't realise the zoo was so far away. Might give that one a miss, shame tho, the kids would have loved the tigers
    Don't worry, Tiger Island at Dreamworld is fantastic so they won't be missing out.


 

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