Gold Coast is the ideal travel destination for families. With miles of beaches, plenty of family-friendly accommodation and exciting sites to see, kids and adults alike will have a blast on this holiday. Here are a couple of activities and destinations we recommend if you're planning a trip to the region in the near future.
Carrara makes for a great Gold Coast destination because it is centrally located and easy to get to. There's also an attraction there every weekend that will be sure to delight everyone in the clan.
The Carrara Markets are open every Saturday and Sunday, and with so much to do, you should set aside most of a day for this event.
There are lots of shops selling everything from food to clothing for Mum and Dad, but the kids will have the most fun at the Family Fun Lane. This row of stalls has plenty of fun stuff for kids, including facepainting, sweet treats and even mascots and characters to interact with.
Mt. Tamborine Glow Worm Caves
It's never a bad idea to add a dash of education to your activities when on holiday, but you have to make sure they're still exciting - otherwise, kids will lose interest.
The Mt. Tamborine Glow Worm Caves is the perfect opportunity for an educational adventure. These caves are a natural and protected habitat for some of the most stunning creepy-crawlies in Australia.
Kids will delight in exploring the caves, which aren't just a glow worm haven but also home to some magnificent rock formations.
Here's a special hint for Mum and Dad - the caves are located near the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery, a great place to sample a glass of red or white after you enjoy the glow worms.