28th April, 2011

Surfers Paradise: The Perfect Destination for all the Family

Some places make great holiday destinations for kids, with lots of fun activities to keep them amused all day but little to entertain mum and dad. Others are perfect for adults, with great shopping and nightlife but nothing for kids to do. It’s much harder to find somewhere that has something for everyone. Fortunately for anyone planning to take a family holiday in Australia, there is somewhere that fits the bill perfectly: The Gold Coast. You will find Surfers Paradise accommodation options to suit every taste and budget, as well as activities for all age groups. These are just a few of the reasons why Surfers Paradise is the perfect destination for all the family.

Theme Parks

When planning a holiday, the first priority for parents of young children is usually to find somewhere with enough ways of keeping the kids entertained. And where could be better than Australia’s theme park capital? With 6 major theme parks including Dream World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Sea World all within easy striking distance, there is no reason for your kids ever to get bored while you holiday in Surfers Paradise.


Surfers Paradise is not just for the kids though. There is plenty to keep the adults happy. If you don’t have responsibility for the little ones you will find a thriving nightlife with bars and restaurants and nightclubs that can keep you entertained into the wee small hours. Parents will find plenty of child friendly restaurants too, so dining while on holiday will be a pleasure rather than just another chore.


No discussion about Surfers Paradise would be complete without mention of its world famous beach. After all, what could be more appropriate as a means of entertaining both adults and children? Boogie boarding, building sandcastles and swimming between the flags are the essence of a great beach holiday for young and old. You can do all of this and more at one of Australia’s favourite beaches.


No matter how old you are, you cannot fail to be moved by the incredible and graceful sight of a whale in its natural environment, and the Gold Coast is one of the best places in Australia to see these glorious creatures. With a long whale watching season (from May until November) and numerous tour operators offering whale watching tours, there is every chance you will be able to catch a glimpse. Sometimes it is even possible to see these majestic animals from the shore.

Accommodation choice

There is plenty of accommodation in Surfers Paradise, so you will find the right option to suit your family whatever your requirements and budget. There is a huge choice of Surfers Paradise apartments, which are a great option for families as they provide more space than a hotel room and give you the option of self-catering for at least some of your holiday. You will even find some dedicated family resorts that specially cater for parents and young children. Facilities such as children’s wading pools, fully equipped play areas and large lawns provide lots of space for the kids to run riot safely and securely, giving you the peace of mind to enjoy your holiday too.