19 spring school holiday activities on the Gold Coast 2019

The parks, wildlife encounters and winter bliss are just the beginning.

The Gold Coast is considered a playground for both children and adults. Whether you're visiting for the school holidays or are a local seeking to entertain your kids during the spring break, we're got a whole list of ideas to keep them busy.



Less than $50: Things to do on the Gold Coast during school holidays

Hop on a horse and learn the basics with a kid-friendly lesson

Hop on a horse and learn the basics with a kid-friendly lesson from RedBalloon

A unique experience your kids are sure to be impressed by these school holidays. You will be provided with safety equipment on the day.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD
  • Ages: 3-16 years old
  • Price: $25
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Play a round of 18-hole round of mini golf from just $3

Play a round of 18-hole round of mini golf from just $3 from Groupon

Practice those swings on one of two 18-hole mini golf courses at Carrara Mini Golf.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Ages: All ages when accompanied by an adult
  • Price: $3 for a child; $6 for an adult; $15 for a family for two adults and two children

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Be amazed at a magic show

Be amazed at a magic show from RedBalloon

Witness illusionist Matt Hollywood live with his incredible magic show every Friday and Saturday night commencing at 7pm.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Price: $49 (Child)
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Zipline at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Zipline at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from RedBalloon

Take the family on an adventure to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and experience up to 80 treetop challenges and 11 awesome ziplines.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Ages: 7 years and above
  • Price: $39 (Child)
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Meet cuddly koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Meet cuddly koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from RedBalloon

Experience wild lorikeets being fed, a bird show and the chance to hug a koala.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Gold Coast QLD
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $39.95
  • Accepts Afterpay

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See the Gold Coast from above with SkyPoint deck entry

See the Gold Coast from above with SkyPoint deck entry from Viator

Take in epic views along the east coast from Brisbane down to Byron Bay from the 77th floor of the Q1 Tower.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $17 for a child; $27 for an adult

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Snorkel the waters around Wave Break island

Snorkel the waters around Wave Break island from Groupon

Check out the sea life around the calm waters of Wave Break Island to see over 400 varieties of fish.

  • Duration: 4v hours
  • Location: Gold Coast Dive Centre
  • Price: All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price: $49 for one person; $98 for two people; $196 for four peopel

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Take a day trip to South Stradbroke Island

Take a day trip to South Stradbroke Island from Viator

Book these ferry passes and explore the island, where you can try activities like kayaking, spotting local wallabies and more. Also, enjoy nearby restaurants and cafes.

  • Duration: 3-8 hours
  • Location: Departs from Hope Harbour
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $18 for a child; $38 for an adult

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More than $50: Things to do on the Gold Coast during school holidays

Ride all the rides at MovieWorld, SeaWorld and Wet 'n' Wild

Ride all the rides at MovieWorld, SeaWorld and Wet 'n' Wild from RedBalloon

Hit up three Gold Coast theme parks with just one pass.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location: Gold Coast QLD
  • Ages: (Child) 3-13 years old, (Adult) 14 years and above
  • Price: $129

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Indoor skydiving

Indoor skydiving from Klook

If you've ever wondered what skydiving feels like, look no further than iFly, an indoor skydiving experience that is as close to the real thing that you'll find.

  • Duration: Each flight lasts approximately 1 minute
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Ages: 3 years and above
  • Price: $65
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Meet playful dolphins at Sea World

Meet playful dolphins at Sea World from RedBalloon

Get up close with Sea World's resident dolphins with an interactive visit and photo opportunity.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Location: Gold Coast
  • Ages: 5-13 years old
  • Price: $145
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Go whale watching and spot migrating humpbacks

Go whale watching and spot migrating humpbacks from Viator

Watch the humpback whale migration and cruise by South Stradbroke Island.

  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Location: Gold Coast QLD
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $59 for a child; $69 for an adult

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Learn to surf at with a beginner's lesson in Surfers Paradise

Learn to surf at with a beginner's lesson in Surfers Paradise from Viator

Learn the art of riding the waves at one of Australia's most famous surf spots. This package includes guidance from an expert instructor and hotel pick up.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Ages: 12 years and above
  • Price: $65

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Thrilling combo package at Game Over

Thrilling combo package at Game Over from Viator

Run, climb, jump, shoot and race with the people around you. Game Over features a facility with a climbing gym, Lazer Tag arena, go-carts and other attractions for all kids and families to enjoy.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Gold Coast QLD
  • Ages: (Child) 7 years and above for junior karts
  • Price: $48.03

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Get up close to penguins at Sea Wolrd

Get up close to penguins at Sea Wolrd from RedBalloon

Escape the Gold Coast and enter Antarctica, with a change to engage with King and Gentoo penguins up close as souvenir photos are taken.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Location: Gold Coast QLD
  • Ages: 14 years and above
  • Price: $125

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Indoor skydiving

Indoor skydiving from Klook

If you've ever wondered what skydiving feels like, look no further than iFly, an indoor skydiving experience that is as close to the real thing that you'll find.

  • Duration: Each flight lasts approximately 1 minute
  • Location: Surfers Paradise
  • Ages: 3 years and above
  • Price: $65
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Free activities on the Gold Coast for the spring school holidays

  • Enjoy a picnic at Tamborine Mountain on a sunny winter day
  • Explore the rainforests of the Gold Coast hinterland on a bushwalk
  • Take a brisk walk while the kids run around at one of the area's beaches, like Main Beach, Broadbeach or Burleigh Heads
  • Have a day out at Carrara Markets with plenty of entertainment including face painting, pony rides, merry-go-rounds, bungee trampolines to keep your kids entertained

Deals and discounts on school holidays activities on the Gold Coast

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Extra 15% off first Groupon purchase

Valid on all dates including holidays like Christmas for restaurants, spas, getaways, things to do and more. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Up to 10% off experiences

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Klook Klook

Extra US$5.5 off purchase with code

Valid for use on select deals with a minimum spend of $80. Other destinations include Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

$15 off sitewide

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Extra 15% off with code

Valid for travel until 1 January 2020 on experiences like skydiving, scenic flights, hot air ballooning, V8 experiences, rally driving, scuba diving and more. Minimum spend of $179. T&Cs apply.

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