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Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, & Wet’n’Wild 3 Day Pass

1. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, & Wet’n’Wild 3 Day Pass

Save time and money with this convenient 3-day admission pass to 3 of the Gold Coast's most popular theme parks. Zoom around on roller coasters at Movie World, admire marine life at Sea World and prepare to be thrilled on a variety of extreme rides at Wet'n'Wild.  Located only a few minutes from central Surfers Paradise, Sea World features amazing aquatic animals, fun rides and family-friendly shows. Enter the frozen tundra of the Penguin Encounter, see predators up close in Shark Bay and meet tranquil critters in the dolphin nursery. At Movie World, experience the glamour of Hollywood as you hang out with your favorite superheroes and stars. Enjoy the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Harry Potter-themed sets, a Lethal Weapon ride, the Batwing Spaceshot and the steepest inverted drop in the Southern Hemisphere on the Green Lantern Coaster. For families, enjoy music from the Looney Tunes crew among other entertainment. Wet'n'Wild hosts some of the most extreme and fun-packed rides on the continent. You may even recognize some of them from scenes filmed in The Inbetweeners 2 movie.   

Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World & Wet'n'Wild 7-Day Pass

2. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World & Wet'n'Wild 7-Day Pass

Experience the fun of 4 amazing theme parks on the Gold Coast with an unlimited entry pass to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild and Paradise Country valid for 7 consecutive days. Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favorite Super Heroes and Super-Villains, and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides and attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World. Take on the tallest, longest, and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere or experience the action-packed stunt show, Hollywood Stunt Driver 2! The kids will love the colourful Kids' WB! Fun Zone with a variety of Looney Tunes attractions. Go 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 more. Brave the thrilling and immersive New Atlantis precinct featuring three new rides. Sea World is also home to many shows and presentations, including Seal Guardians, and the Affinity Dolphin Presentation. Don’t forget to explore Nickelodeon Land, the exciting and interactive kids’ area that features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Boots, SpongeBob SquarePants, and his Bikini Bottom friends. Dive into a splashtacular family day out at Wet’n’Wild, where summer is endless and so is the fun. Wet’n’Wild has gone to epic proportions with the tallest water park slide tower in Australia now open and boasting three heart-racing slides plus a massive tropical splash zone. Enjoy a world-class line-up of pools and slides for the young and young at heart. Plus, you can’t go past Paradise Country, the Gold Coast's hidden gem. Visit the baby animal nursery, cuddle a koala, feed the kangaroos, and see Aussie traditions like sheep herding and damper making in amazing live shows. Plus, meerkats have now joined the Paradise Country animal family with guests getting an up-close appreciation for the cheeky critters.

Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

3. Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

Head out to the rainforest at night with a local guide to see nocturnal flora and fauna in the Springbrook National Park. Travel from the Gold Coast in a comfortable bus. Admire glow worms in their natural environment. Enjoy a warm drink and cake during your tour.  Be picked up from your hotel in an airconditioned Mercedes vehicle and travel to the top of the famous Tamborine Mountain. Gaze up at the starry sky and out over at the sparkling cities of the Gold Coast as you warm up with cake and a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Set out on your rainforest walk and see how this area wakes up at night. Gain insight into the unique plants and animals that call this ancient ecosystem home as you make your way through Springbrook National Park. Arrive at the Natural Bridge where a thriving colony of glowworms puts on a nightly display. Return to your hotel on the Gold Coast at the end of your tour. 

Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

4. Gold Coast: Aquaduck City Tour and River Cruise

Enjoy the 'Aquaduck' tour which combines a city tour and river cruise. Departing from the heart of Surfers Paradise, tours aboard the amphibious ‘Aquaduck’ offers an informative city tour with a unique and exciting river cruise. Traveling past the glitzy waterfront mansions of the rich and famous and taking in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast waterways and its famous landmarks. Experience the Gold Coast as you have never before. Cruise along the glorious Gold Coast beaches, then up to the magnificent Palazzo Versace and Marina Mirage. That's where the Aquaduck gets to show its true colors with a bit of 'duck diving' into the spectacular Broadwater. Experience the thrill of the big splash and take in the sights of the beautiful waterways and of course the fabulous millionaires row. Kids get the unique experience of Captain the Aquaduck while cruising the waterways and will receive their free Official Aquaduck Licence Certificate.

TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

5. TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

Imagine the rush of emotions, as you face your fears by getting way outside your comfort zone and experiencing a one in a lifetime adventure on this exhilarating zipline tour. It's a fully guided 3-hour tour, starting with a 4WD ride to the top of the mountain. A 10-minute induction from experienced guides will explain how to travel on the zipline tour. You will then spend 2.5 hours ziplining, including the return back to the original starting point. There are seven huge ziplines spanning 1.4km. This will allow you the amazing experience of gliding high above Cedar Creek Canyon multiple times before dropping into the canyon and gliding just above the treetop canopy below. Throughout the tour, friendly and experienced guides will take care of every part of your experience so you can enjoy stunning heights, awesome speeds and amazing views while zip-lining through the pristine rainforest. You will experience the unbelievable thrill of being more than 60m high and attaining speeds as fast as 70km per hour.

Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

6. Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Skypoint Deck and Dine Tickets

Enjoy seeing the Gold Coast from two perspectives with this combination tour. Cruise along the coast with views of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach on an Aquaduck tour. Eat breakfast or lunch at 270 meters above sea level at the  SkyPoint Observation Deck. Depart on an Aquaduck tour from Surfers Paradise. Combine an informative city tour with a water cruise that offers stunning coastal views. Let the kids drive the Aquaduck on the water and receive a free captain's certificate to take home. Visit the Skypoint Observation Deck and see the entire Gold Coast's skyline from above in the iconic Q1 building in Surfers Paradise. Admire the coast from SkyPoint's unique vantage point. Have a delectable meal or a signature cocktail at the Gold Coast’s highest bistro and bar on the 77th level.

Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

7. Gold Coast: Whale Watching Cruise from Sea World Port

Departing from Sea World on the Gold Coast, this is one of Australia’s premier whale watching experiences. Join marine experts for a close encounter with majestic Humpback Whales aboard one of Australia’s newest and luxurious whale watching vessels.  Within minutes of the Gold Coast, cruise to the “Humpback Highway” and gaze upon the world’s largest animals from 6 spacious viewing platforms from sea level to the sundeck with a spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise skyline. During the 2.5 hour cruise learn more about these fascinating marine creatures and listen to unique whale songs live with an underwater microphone on board. The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from early June to November and whale watching cruises will depart daily from the Sea World Cruise Terminal at 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Enjoy an early morning cruise before a day of activities on the Gold Coast or relax and sleep in with late afternoon departures available. If your whale watching cruise fails to sight a whale, you will recieve a voucher for another cruise.

Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

8. Gold Coast: Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild 14-Day Pass

Get unlimited entry to 4 of Australia's premier theme parks on the Gold Coast with a 14-day entry pass to SeaWorld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, and Paradise Country. Ride the roller coasters and thrill rides inspired by iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, and Scooby-Doo at Warner Bros. Movie World. Fall in love with marine life, including dolphins and penguins at Sea World. Get your thrills on the slippery slides at Wet'n'Wild. Meet the adorable horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, and pigs of Paradise Country. Visit the parks as often as you like during a 14-day period.

Gold Coast: Family Friendly Sunset Cruise with Picnic

9. Gold Coast: Family Friendly Sunset Cruise with Picnic

Taking in the best of the Gold Coast’s warm and sparkly twilight hours, our 2hr Sunset Cruise offers a family-friendly experience on the Broadwater. After passing the luxurious waterfront homes around Surfers Paradise and the superyachts of Southport, we’ll stop at Wave Break Island for a picnic with professionally catered food, before continuing the cruise back up the Broadwater. Picnic food and soft drinks are included in the price and alcoholic beverages and extra snacks can be purchased on board.

Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Infinity Attraction Ticket

10. Gold Coast: Aquaduck Tour and Infinity Attraction Ticket

Ride the Aquaduck for an hour along the Gold Coast and be dazzled by the illusions at the Infinity Attraction with this combination ticket. Choose your Aquaduck tour time and date, and see the Infinity Attraction whenever you wish. Discover the fun and excitement of an Aquaduck tour which has been operating for 25 years. Cruise by Surfers Paradise, Esplanade, Main Beach, Broadwater, the Nerang River, Southport, and Paradise Waters. Hear stories and interesting commentary about the region while riding the Aquaduck. Let the kids have the thrill of safely driving the Aquaduck while it’s on the water. Visit the Infinity attraction on the same day, or separate days. Be entranced by a maze of 20 different illusions that were created specifically for the Gold Coast. Broaden your horizons with a mind-challenging, sensory entertainment experience.

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What people are saying about Gold Coast

Beautiful forest and amazing place to spend your evening in middle of beautiful sub-tropical rain forest. If you love the wild, you will live it here. I come from a country with dense rain forest, so for people travelling from Africa or India, this will be a simple experience

Awesome experience with Georgie and Tali! We were the only two for the afternoon session so it’s a private tour!! We were a bit scared before doing it but it’s turned out to be so fun! I would totally do that again!

Bob was awsome, good sense of humour and engaging.. just like duck you explore the land and sea as well. great for kids, as they get a chance to drive the duck ..

The whole lesson was really good. The instructors (Linda and Saffron) were both very helpful and demonstrated all the techniques for paddle-boarding really well.

The Aquaduck was fun and very informative. Infinity was a real scream. Definitely do both activities.