Spoil the whole family this summer on the Gold Coast
When summer arrives, there’s no better place to be than on the Gold Coast.
Not only that, but the Gold Coast is the perfect destination to get in the Christmas spirit!
Here are 5 things to do on the Gold Coast for the summer school holiday.
Start Summer on the Beach
It’s the hottest time of the year, so where else would you rather be than on the beach?
The Gold Coast boasts sand and sea in abundance.
And if your family is looking to relax, bond and soak up the sun, you can’t go wrong with Burleigh Beach, Currumbin Beach or Palm Beach – each offering laid-back atmospheres, sand that’s soft to the touch and patrolled ocean waters perfect for swimming, surfing and paddling.
Beat the Heat – Best Gold Coast Water Parks
Aside from the beach, another way to beat the summer heat is at the Gold Coast water parks!
Visit GC Aqua Park Southport for water-splashing thrills on an inflatable obstacle course, or spend a full day in the water at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast – the region’s largest water park.
Wet n Wild Water Park is located in Oxenford and offers themed swimming precincts, wave pools, slides, water rides and more for all ages.
Meet the Animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Sanctuary is the leading wildlife attraction on the Gold Coast. It has hundreds of fascinating animals to see in gorgeous natural habitats, live animal shows (held daily), kids activities and interactive encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, themed restaurants and more.
It’s the ultimate family day out on the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Outdoor Activities
There is no shortage of things to do on the Gold Coast, especially when it comes to getting outdoors!
Learn to Surf
Surfing is a must when visiting the Gold Coast. And if it’s your first time on the waves, you can learn to surf at the best Gold Coast surf school Godfathers of the Ocean.
Book a group session or 1-2-1 lesson and learn from the best. If you’re already confident, the best places to surf on the Gold Coast include Burleigh Headland and Currumbin Alley.
Kayak at the Creek
Nothing says family bonding like kayaking down the river together. So when you need a change of scenery from the beach this summer, take your family kayaking at Currumbin Creek or Tallebudgera Creek.
Don’t own kayaks? Kayak hire Gold Coast is available at Currumbin Boatshed or Smoothwaters Kayak Hire.
Hike in Burleigh Head National Park
Give the kids a fun bushwalking experience in Burleigh Head National Park. This national park boasts gorgeous trails, wildlife, tropical flora, lookouts, hidden picnic spots and more, plus some of the best ocean views the Gold Coast has to offer.
Just pack a picnic and put on some comfortable shoes, then follow a guided walk or go off the beaten path.
Christmas on the Gold Coast
The arrival of summer also marks the countdown to Christmas. And the Gold Coast doesn’t disappoint each December with lights, carols on the beach, festive dining and unmissable Christmas events!
Gold Coast Christmas Parade
Gold Coast Christmas Parade will bring Surfers Paradise Esplanade to life with 18 spectacular Christmas floats, marching bands, roving street performers, dancers, celebrity guests, local community groups and Santa Claus himself.
It’s free and brand new for 2021, so don’t miss it at 11 am on Sunday, 12th of December.
Movie World White Christmas 2021
Movie World White Christmas takes over Warner Bros Movie World each December, offering magical festive precincts to explore featuring lights, live family-friendly entertainment, kids activities, rides, photo ops, Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, Looney Tunes and more.
The annual highlight, the White Christmas Parade, is one of Queensland’s most unmissable Christmas experiences.
Stay tuned as December dates are soon to be announced!
Relax This Summer at 2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads
Relax on Burleigh Beach while enjoying all the above this summer with 2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads.
2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads Accommodation offers 1-4 bedroom Burleigh Heads apartments that are just a lazy stroll away from Burleigh Heads Beach.
At our family-friendly resort, enjoy a prime central location on the Gold Coast, as well as superb onsite facilities that include free WiFi, two swimming pools, a full-size tennis court and more.
Save for summer by booking directly (our cheapest rates)!
Find more information at 2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads Accommodation.