Gold Coast Attractions & Things to Do » Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is without question Australia’s theme park capital offering four major world-class theme parks packed with attractions, rides, shows, exhibits and much more. They are all somewhat similar in ticket pricing with the only difference being the multi-park tickets.

Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Water World and Paradise Country are all managed by Village Roadshow and you can buy a discounted ticket giving access to all four.

Dreamworld and Whitewater World are accessed on the one ticket. Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park and one ticket gives you two theme parks for one in effect.

Which Theme Park should I visit?

If you could only visit one, then Dreamworld is perhaps the standout (IMHO). That said, they all offer unique experiences and you may certainly have a good reason to favor visiting one of the other, for example, the star power of Movie World or the marine life offered by Sea World. All of them are family friendly.

How to Get to the Theme Parks?

Most of the major theme parks, bar Sea World, are located in the northern Gold Coast suburbs of Oxenford and Coomera. You can take the G:Link tram to Helensvale and then the TX7 bus to either park. Follow the links below for specific transport details for each park.

Brief Intro of the Parks

Dreamworld is packed with rides for the adrenaline seeker including the Giant Drop, the Claw, Tower of Terror and many more. Not only for thrill seekers, but the park also caters for all with enjoyable fun family rides and kids rides at ABC for Kids along with Wiggles World. The park also features wildlife experiences where you can get up close with koalas, wombats, kangaroos, and even crocodiles. Right beside Dreamworld is White Water World which is packed with water-based rides including the popular Flowrider.

Warner Bros. Movie World offers the glamour of Hollywood with behind the scenes action rides and stunt shows. MovieWorld is based on blockbuster movies such as Superman, Batman, Lethal Weapon and many more. Featuring action rides and working studios along with stage shows and parades through the movie set like streets.

Wet ‘n’ Wild is the popular water-based theme park with slides and rides for everyone. Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World features 7-storey high water slides and a wide array of aquatic-based thrill rides including the new Surf Rider attraction. Kids are catered for with their own water playground at Buccaneer Bay and for those not keen on the action rides Calypso Bay is the place to relax.

Sea World is the popular marine theme park offering a place to experience marine life exhibitions and shows. Possibly even more popular than the variety of rides, performing dolphin shows, aquariums, and shark feeding shows is the Polar Bears in their Arctic summer environment via a state-of-the-art display.

Paradise Country is one of the smallest parks but offers a unique Australian bush culture and farm life experience.

Also, see Animal Theme Parks and follow the links below to full details for each theme park including ticket prices and information on how to get to each one.

Paradise Country

Paradise Country, located at Oxenford near to Movie World, is an Australian farm experience offering many attractions and even accommodation experiences. This includes many native animals such as Koalas, Kangaroos, Emus, and there is also Pigs, Alpacas, Peacocks and more. For food there is the onsite Farmhouse Restaurant and a deli.     Shows include Stock Horse Arena & Billy Tea, Sheep Shearing &… Read more →

Sea World Gold Coast

Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located at Main Beach. It includes thrill rides although its focus is on animal exhibits and family-friendly attractions. The park is commercially linked to Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast as part of the theme park division of Village Roadshow.   Sea World Ticket Price There are several ticketing options with the cheapest offers available when purchased in advance… Read more →

Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast

Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast is a water park situated in Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, owned and operated by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. it is located adjacent to Warner Bros. Movie World. The park remains open all year with all of the pools and slides heated to 25 deg. during the winter months.     The Rides at Wet’n’Wild Water World The big rides Tornado – Tube Water Slide Surfrider – giant… Read more →

Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World is a movie related theme park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is owned and operated by Village Roadshow. The park contains various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from motion simulators to roller coasters and slow river rides. In addition, famous characters also patrol the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. These include Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Austin Powers, Marilyn Monroe, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy and… Read more →

The One-Page Superguide to Dreamworld

Dreamworld is the Gold Coast’s largest theme park encompassing thrill rides, native attractions, family fun, shows, and much much more. In this one-page super-guide, I’ll walk through all the must-know points about this mega-fun destination.     Dreamworld Rides and Sections The star attraction is the “Big Nine Rides” which include Buzzsaw, Hot Wheels Sidewinder, Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster, Pandamonium, Tail Spin, The Claw, The Giant Drop, Tower… Read more →

WhiteWater World

WhiteWater World is located beside Dreamworld Theme Park at Coomera. It’s a purely water-based attraction theme park featuring a range of rides with something suitable for all ages. Rides include Cave of Waves – WhiteWater World’s Cave of Waves pushes the boundaries of wave pool technology with a surging swell traveling over 50 metres to shore. Pipeline Plunge – kids water… Read more →