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29 school holiday activities on the Gold Coast 2018

Keep your kids busy with these activities on the Gold Coast during the upcoming school holiday break.

If you're staying local these school holidays or will be visiting the Gold Coast and looking for things to do, you've come to the right place.

Here's a whole list of ideas to keep the little ones busy during their next school break.

Visiting the Gold Coast? Plan your trip with our Gold Coast travel guide



3 iconic Gold Coast things to do with your kids


Best discounted school holiday activities in Gold Coast:

44% off Gold coast Mini Snow Park tickets

44% off Gold coast Mini Snow Park tickets from Groupon

Experience snow activities without going to cold and real snow.

  • Location: Surfers Paradise

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$10 off Movie World tickets

$10 off Movie World tickets from Groupon

Meet your favorite stars and experience the fun and fantasy in Movie World.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Oxenford Pacific Hwy, Oxenford

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61% off 2-hour surf lesson

61% off 2-hour surf lesson from Groupon

Soak up the sun and take on the waves with the ultimate surf lesson package.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Miami, Australia

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Reptile park entry for just $8

Reptile park entry for just $8 from Scoopon

Your Luke's Reptile Kingdom pass allows you to get up close with different animals, creating a very unique 1 to 1 experience!

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Carrara, Australia

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$10 off Sea World entry

$10 off Sea World entry from Groupon

Get below the surface and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure at Sea World. Get up close and personal with dolphins, penguins, polar bears and so much more!

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Main Beach, Queensland

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$20 off snorkelling adventure

$20 off snorkelling adventure from Groupon

Snorkel around the calm waters of Wave Break Island to see and explore over 400 varieties of fish.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Gold Coast Dive Centre, Miami

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11 ways to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Gold Coast

Horse Riding Experience

Horse Riding Experience from RedBalloon

Let the children know how to take care of horses in a fun way. Includes safety equipment.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD
  • Price per person
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$25

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Mt Tamborine Rainforest tour

Mt Tamborine Rainforest tour from RedBalloon

Includes morning tea, wine tasting, 4WD ride and guided walking tour at the rainforest.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
  • Price is per person
From AUD

$58 (child)

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High ropes course

High ropes course from RedBalloon

A full-day of challenge that takes you on over 5 courses spanning and 10 acres of rope and wire challenges.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Tamborine National Park, QLD
  • Price per person
From AUD

$55 (adult)

$45 (child)

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Jet boating

Jet boating from RedBalloon

An exciting boat ride that let you experience 360 degree spins, slides and fish tails.

  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Location: Gold Coast, QLD
  • Price per person
From AUD

$55

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Go Karting

Go Karting from RedBalloon

Enjoy 28 laps of go karting with this 2 sessions package. Minimum age of 7.

  • Location: Helensvale, QLD
  • Price per person
From AUD

$78

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Circus Workshop

Circus Workshop from RedBalloon

Learn circus tricks with this workshop for kids aged 5-15 years.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Gold Coast, QLD
  • Price per person
From AUD

$49

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from RedBalloon

Experience wild lorikeet feeding, flight bird show and get the chance to hug a koala bear.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Gold Coast QLD
  • Price per person
From AUD

$35.95

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Gold Coast Theme Park Pass

Gold Coast Theme Park Pass from Groupon

Visit Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country with this pass perfect for the whole family.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price per person
From AUD

$139

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Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Tours from Experience Oz

A whale watching cruise that is a must in Gold Coast. Bring the whole family with muffins and morning tea onboard.

  • Duration: 2.5 hour
  • Location: Gold Coast

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iVenture Card for Gold Coast

iVenture Card for Gold Coast from iVenture Card

Enjoy multiple activities on the Gold Coast for one low price, including wildlife sanctuaries, sailing trips, and day tours to the hinterland

  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price is per person
From AUD

From $105 (Child)

From $125 (Adult)

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iFly Gold Coast: Indoor Skydiving

iFly Gold Coast: Indoor Skydiving from Viator

Experience skydiving without taking the to the sky. Perfect for the family who wants to experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price per person
From AUD

$77

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6 school holiday events on the Gold Coast

  • Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018: The big event of the year for the Gold Coast ties nicely with the school holidays. Catch the opening ceremony on 4 April and witness sports people from far and wide as they compete for the gold. Various locations, 4-15 April
  • Beach Festival: This annual arts festival captures with its plethora of talent. Expect to encounter the city's best artists expressing themselves through song, dance and performance. 29 March - 15 April, Currumbin
  • School activities at Gold Coast Recreation Club: Outdoor programs for children aged 8+ abound throughout the school holiday period. Expect surfing, fishing and canoeing. 4-13 April, Palm Beach
  • Giant Sing Along: Warm up those vocal chords, encourage their talent and build their confidence at one of the biggest karaoke sessions in the city. 4-15 April, Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
  • Museum of the Moon: Budding astronomers should look to the skies on 4 April as the silver moon arrives in Australia for the first time. This 7-metre floating sculpture features NASA imagery and audio from moon landings. 4-15 April, Davenport and Young Street
  • The Children's Republic: Challenge them to create the city they've always dreamed and take to the streets for the children's republic parading their flags as they design their first micro-state. 12-15 April, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach

3 free school holidays activities Gold Coast

  • Splash around at any of the area’s beaches, like Main Beach, Broadbeach or Burleigh Heads
  • Explore the rainforests of the Gold Coast hinterland on a bushwalk
  • Cool down at a local park's splash pad

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