QLD School Holidays
Term 1: April 2 – April 19
Term 2: June 27 – July 12
Term 3: September 19 – October 5
Term 4: December 12 – January 24, 2016

 

Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast

Crikey! This croc’s got bite! Visit the iconic Australia Zoo in Beerwah, about an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, for truly memorable wildlife encounters. Enter the Crocoseum and take a collective gasp as giant saltwater crocodiles lunge out of the water, snapping their jaws in an epic standoff with their handlers. Keep the legacy of the late Steve Irwin alive as your family learns about the zoo’s ongoing conservation efforts. Feed the kangaroos, pat a koala, and let the kids explore Bindi’s favourite adventure spots.

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Streets Beach, Brisbane

Bringing the sea to the city, Streets Beach in South Bank is a shimmering man-made swimming spot plonked right in the middle of Brisbane’s central business district. The only beach of it’s kind in Australia, Streets features a crystal-clear lagoon, powder-white sand and pebbled creeks, fringed by swaying palm trees and subtropical plants. Stretch out on a towel while the kids build a sandcastle, take a dip and enjoy Brisbane’s mild climate. Lifeguards patrol the beach seven days a week.

Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of North Queensland’s world heritage-listed tropical rainforests on a gondola journey over the canopy. Stop mid-way and stretch your legs on a walk to Barron Falls where you can marvel at the torrent of water thundering down the gorge. Browse the quaint mountain village of Kuranda, check out the crafts for sale and buy mandatory ice-creams for the kids, before taking the Kuranda Scenic Railway back down the mountain. The historic railway was commissioned more than 130 years ago and cuts through rugged mountainside, over deep ravines and alongside raging waterfalls, providing a close-up inspection of the rainforest.

Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef in far North Queensland is one of those life-changing experiences that will stay with your family forever. Colourful coral gardens, kaleidoscopic fish, giant gropers and delightful ‘Nemo’ clown fish are just some of the sights you will enjoy, either during a snorkelling adventure, from a glass-bottom boat or from an underwater viewing platform. Countless operators run tour boats out to the reef, which is the largest coral ecosystem in the world, home to more than 1600 species of fish. Dive in and experience an underwater world unlike any other.

Theme Parks, Gold Coast

Visit the Gold Coast without shouting the family to at least one day out at the theme parks and you’ll be a most unpopular parent. The big four theme parks, Movie World, Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild, pack explosive thrills and entertainment for the whole family. Get behind the scene of a Hollywood blockbuster at Movie World, hurtle down a roller-coaster at Dreamworld, kiss the dolphins at Sea World and get a waterborne adrenaline fix at Wet’n’Wild. When it’s time to get back down to earth, hit the beach or head into the hinterland for some fresh mountain air.

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This information is for reference purposes only. While Stayz makes every effort to provide accurate information, we recommend that you check which public holidays and school holidays apply to you before making any travel plans.