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10 Experiences That Make Queensland In Australia The Idyllic Family Vacation Spot

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Family vacations are tough to plan. The holiday should be one where your kids stay engaged, while you and your partner also have fun. If you agree, then I have the perfect idea of a family holiday for you. As you know, the first step to planning an amazing vacation is deciding on a destination, and I have the most exciting and thrilling place in mind; one that will guarantee that you have an unforgettable vacation.

I am talking about Queensland, Australia! Yes, the land down under. Why Queensland? I am glad you asked, because I am going to tell you exactly why Queensland is an idyllic vacation spot for any family! If you love what you read, and to experience the best of Australia’s Gold Coast and other marvels, book this amazing package with SOTC.

For the love of sun, sand and sea

With a 6,973km coastline, Queensland is a mecca for beach lovers. Whether you want to spend the day just soaking up some vitamin 'sea' or try some snorkeling, Queensland beaches have a lot on offer. So grab your swimsuits and that sunblock, pack some beach toys and get set for a day full of sun, sand and sea.

Enjoy the calm waters of Noosa Beach and learn how to surf

Head over to Noosa Main Beach for a relaxing day on the beach. This is an ideal place of fun with toddlers as well as teenagers. Toddlers can easily dip their feet in water as the ocean is particularly calm. Teenagers can pick up a surfboard and learn how to ride the waves. After a day of fun beach time, you can hop over to the ever-trendy Hastings Street (just a stone throw's away) to enjoy delicious food at hip cafes.

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Photo of Noosa Main Beach, Noosa Heads QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

Visit Rainbow Beach and click those perfect pictures for that family album

Let down your hair and grab your camera as you cruise along the sandy highways of Fraser Coast. Stop at Rainbow Beach, a stunning 23km stretch of spectacular colourful sand hills that will form the perfect backdrop for that family picture.

Photo of Fraser Coast, QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

For excitement and thrill

From spotting a humpback whale to cuddling a koala, from diving into the depths of the Pacific Ocean to camping on the beach, there is no lack of thrilling activities to do in Queensland. It's a place where your kids will tire, but the activities won't end!

Visit the wild north of The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders and a unique natural landscape where Australia's rainforests meet the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is a hotspot for tropical experiences and reef-based adventure. Here you can swim with dwarf minke whales or take a helicopter ride above the Daintree Rainforest. Or you can even go for a walkabout tour of the Reef! Cairns is the place to be for parents looking to indulge in some adventure with their kids.

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Photo of Cairns QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

Experience the thrill of seeing the whales in wild and feed dolphins from your hand

White sandy beaches, a relaxed vibe and the option of surfing and diving make Tangalooma a desired beach side escape! But what makes it a thrilling retreat is whales and dolphins! Tangalooma is one of the best spots in Queensland to spot a whale and get the chance to feed bottlenose dolphins! These wild dolphins visit the beach almost every evening and Tangalooma Island Resort has a licensed feeding program which you can register for and feed these intelligent mammals. Tangalooma is also the place where, from June to October you can see the migrating whales!

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Photo of Tangalooma, Moreton Island QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

Experience the exotic Australian wildlife and get a chance to cuddle a koala and hand-feed a kangaroo

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is a fantastic place for animal lovers. Interact with 100 species of Australian animals, get hands-on experience and watch presentations that will teach you everything there is to know about these exotic animals. Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or cuddle a beautiful koala – an experience which no matter what your age, you will enjoy!

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Photo of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

For the excitement of amusement parks

Amusement parks and kids is a match made in heaven. And Queensland has enough theme and amusement parks to keep your kids happy and indebted to you forever.

Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park and home to one of the tallest and fastest thrill rides in the world (The Tower Of Terror 2). Here you can enjoy roller coasters, watch Bengal and Sumatran tigers play with their keepers and surf, skateboard and bodyboard.

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Photo of Dreamworld, Coomera QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

Warner Brothers Movie World is where your favourite movies come to life. Meet the superheroes you have always admired, or go on exciting rides such as the Green Lantern Roller Coaster and Superman Escape. There is a dedicated kids zone for toddlers where they can meet their favourite Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny and Tweety!

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Photo of Warner Bros Movie World, Pacific Motorway, Oxenford QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

Sea World has been the star attraction of Queensland for over 35 years and is a theme park loved by families. It has not just electrifying rides but also many attractions and shows. You can also learn about marine research and the rescue of Australian marine life. Remember to attend the dolphin show and the penguin show. Also, when you book this awesome 8 nights package with SOTC, you get to visit Sea World and other delights of Gold Coast as well!

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Photo of Sea World, Main Beach QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

Wet 'n' Wild Water Park is a one-stop destination for the most amazing day ever. Australia's biggest water theme park combines the latest in fun-filled water slides and leisure pools for all the family. Plunge seven storeys down a speed coaster or simply laze in the giant wave pool. There’s also around 20 acres of shaded subtropical gardens to relax and picnic at.

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Photo of Wet 'n' Wild, Oxenford QLD, Australia by Aakanksha Magan

So what are you waiting for? Book yourself a great family vacation to Gold Coast and other delightful Australian cities with SOTC, today! And if you have already experienced any of these things, share your experiences on Tripoto!

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