• The Gold Coast is 'the theme park capital' of Australia and is home to Sea World, Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild and Dream World. For the best value, pre-purchase a 3 park super pass which will get you unlimited entry into the first three theme parks for 14 days.
  • Luna Park is the only theme park left in NSW and offers fun rides, games and fair ground food all at the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour.
  • Adventure World is only 20 minutes' drive from Perth and has a great selection of roller coasters and water based rides.
  • Luna Park in Melbourne is set up like a traditional carnival and can be found on the beach in St Kilda.
  • Sovereign Hill is a simulation goldfields town which offers exciting night time entertainment which recounts Australian history.

Consider These Accommodation Tips:

  • Having a holiday in a theme park means spending the whole day outdoors with the family. Making sure your rental home has enough space for you to relax, both as a family, and as kids and adults separately, is an important thing to consider.

  • Self-catered accommodation is a good idea if you are worried about spending too much money or supplying the kids with too much junk food. This way, you can bring your own lunches and snacks, and have relaxing family dinners at home instead of having to go out again.

  • Cleaning while on holidays can sometimes feel like too much of a chore. Hotels and serviced apartments can be a good solution to this problem, ensuring that you can spend more time having fun, and always come home to a clean space.

Image above: 

- The dolphin shows are popular at Sea World (left) - Photo courtesy of Brian Jefferey Beggerley

- If thrilling rides are for you, the Claw at Dreamworld will do! (top right) Photo courtesy of Troy Kelly

- Sovereign Hill in Ballarat is fascinating (middle bottom) - Photo courtesy of Kevin Poh

- Movie World - "Hollywood on the Gold Coast" (bottom right) - Photo courtesy of Phalinn Ooi