Things to Do with Kids on School Holidays in Queensland

School holidays are once again upon us, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably racking your brain for fun, engaging activities to keep the kids entertained.

Queensland, with its stunning landscapes and exciting attractions, is the perfect playground for a family adventure. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there’s no shortage of things to do.

Here are some ideas to get you started, including a few fantastic tours that will make these school holidays unforgettable.

1. Hit the Beach

Queensland is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Spend a day building sandcastles, swimming, or just relaxing under the sun. The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are top picks, but there are countless other sandy spots to explore. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

2. Visit a Wildlife Sanctuary

Introduce the kids to Australia’s unique wildlife. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast is a fantastic spot where you can get up close with kangaroos, koalas, and even feed lorikeets. It’s not only fun but educational too!

3. Explore the Great Barrier Reef

No trip to Queensland is complete without experiencing the Great Barrier Reef. There are plenty of family-friendly tours available. For example, the Cairns Reef and Island Adventure offers a full day of snorkelling, underwater observatories, and even semi-submersible tours for those who prefer to stay dry. The kids will be amazed by the vibrant marine life.

4. Take a Day Trip to Fraser Island

Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, is a must-visit. The Fraser Island 4WD Tour is perfect for adventurous families. You’ll get to explore rainforests, swim in crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and drive along the famous 75 Mile Beach. It’s a day packed with activities that will tire the kids out nicely!

5. Go Whale Watching

From June to November, Queensland’s coast is a prime spot for whale watching. The Whale Watching Cruise from Brisbane offers an incredible opportunity to see these magnificent creatures up close. The excitement on the kids’ faces when they spot a whale breaching is priceless.

6. Discover the Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest tropical rainforest in the world and offers a plethora of activities. The Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour is an excellent way to explore this natural wonder. Enjoy a day in paradise with ample free time to explore Mossman Gorge, take a walk on the beach and enjoy a meal at Daintree Village Hotel.

7. Enjoy a Theme Park Day

Queensland is home to some fantastic theme parks that are perfect for a fun-filled family day out. Dreamworld, Sea World, and Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast offer rides, shows, and attractions that will keep the kids entertained for hours. Don’t forget to check out the animal exhibits and live performances too.

8. Visit a Farm

For a more laid-back day, consider visiting a farm. The Paradise Country Farm Experience is a delightful way to spend a day. Kids can feed baby animals, watch sheep shearing demonstrations, and even try their hand at gold panning. It’s a charming way to connect with nature and learn about farm life.

9. Take a River Cruise

A river cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights. The Brisbane River Cruise offers a lovely way to explore the city from a different perspective. Some cruises even include meals, making it a delightful and leisurely way to spend the day.

10. Explore Local Markets and Festivals

Queensland is brimming with local markets and festivals, especially during school holidays. Take a stroll through the Eumundi Markets or check out a local food festival. It’s a fantastic way to sample local delicacies, enjoy live music, and pick up some unique souvenirs.

Queensland is a treasure trove of fun activities for kids during the school holidays. Whether you’re exploring natural wonders, visiting theme parks, or simply enjoying the beautiful beaches, there’s something for everyone.

These school holidays, why not try something new and make some unforgettable family memories? With so many exciting tours and attractions, Queensland truly is the ultimate family-friendly destination. So pack your bags, gather the kids, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

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