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22 school holiday activities on the Gold Coast 2017

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.

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TermDates
Term 1 school holidays1 April until 17 April
Term 2 school holidays25 June until 9 July
Term 3 school holidays16 September until 2 October
Term 4 school holidays9 December until 21 January

3 iconic Gold Coast things to do with your kids


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

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 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
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$58 (child)

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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
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$55 (adult)

$45 (child)

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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
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$55

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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

$50

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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 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
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$35.95

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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
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$89

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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
  • Price per person

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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 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

$99

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5 school holiday events on the Gold Coast

  • Splash into whale watching season: Yup, it's whale watching season and to celebrate there are a number of whale watching cruises that can sail you in for an up-close and personal encounter with them.
  • The Arrival at the Arts Centre: Based on a picture book by Aussie Sean Tan, The Arrival plays at the Arts Centre just after the holiday break but is still worth checking out for its beautiful tale. 12-14 October. The Arrival.
  • Surfers Paradise Kids Week: It's all about them at Surfers Paradise... or is it all about the minions? Actually its both as Despicable Me characters take over Cavill Mall. Expect a character meet and greet, kids dance party, face painting and more this week. 23-29 September. Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise
  • Spring Ice Cream Social: It might not be summer yet but NightQuarter is churning out the ice cream in favour of warm weather. For one night only it hosts and ice cream social spectacular complete with waffles, pops, crepes, shakes, sliders, funnel cakes and more. 29 September. NightQuarter, Helensvale.
  • Stardust Junior Astronomy Club. Space cadets can head to Runaway Bay Library where they'll be a talk about the Cassini spacecraft, which after 20 years probing Saturn, has been put to rest. 5 October, Runaway Bay Library.

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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