Planning the perfect getaway with the family means ensuring there are plenty of opportunities to keep busy and indulge in new and exciting experiences. Queensland can be the ultimate location blending action, adventure, man-made fun and natural splendour that help your young ones learn and grow. With many family friendly holiday options adorning the stunning stretch of coast and countryside you can start making memories in Queensland with these family fun activities. 

1. Fraser Island Day Trip

Fraser Island

Pack the car and escape to the serenity and hassle free world of Fraser Island. Spend your days splashing in the marine rich waters, trekking through the plush rainforests, and diving in cool crystal lakes in this natural playground.

2. Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast

Australia Zoo

Cuddle koalas, watch the big cats yawn in the grass, see the snapping jaws of crocodiles and hold a snake or two – if you dare. The whole family can relish in the wonder of Australia Zoo perched prettily on the glorious Sunshine Coast.

3. Surfing Lessons, Gold Coast


Get the adrenaline flowing and change their life and your own with a surf lesson on the sweeping Gold Coast. With first rate Gold Coast accommodation you can spend the weekend learning how to ride the waves in this exciting extreme sport that brings together the force of nature and man.

4. Theme Parks, Gold Coast


The Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia, with some of the world’s most beloved theme parks. Ride the spectacular roller coasters, enjoy the thrilling shows and enjoy the other popular rides and attractions dotted about the park on a fun fuelled day for the entire family.

5. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns

Cable Car

From the air you can witness the emerald greens and exotic sounds of one of Australia’s most protected and important rainforests. The Skyrail will sweep you off your feet, over the tree tops and allow you to take in the lavish views before walking in the dim lit woods and standing on the sheer gorges.

6. Snorkelling, Great Barrier Reef


The Great Barrier Reef is a highlight of Queensland and offers plenty of opportunity for watersports, relaxation and of course igniting your inspiration. The whole family can take to the waters and discover what lies beneath. Witness the blooming coral gardens and the schools of tropical fish flitting in the aquamarine depths.

7. Horse riding, Daintree Rainforest

Horse Riding

Take a step back in time and trot on horseback through the majesty and eco diversity of the Daintree Rainforest. With opulent flora and fauna at every turn, babbling rivers, cool swimming spots and so much more, you can take a family journey into the heart of nature.

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Photo Credit: Tourism Australia, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree.