Things to do in Queensland with kids
From the tourist loving Gold Coast, to the incredibly tropical north of the state, Queensland has a ton of great places to visit with kids, because they are all about nature, culture, sun and fun! (That and the odd crocodile!)
Kids have always loved attractions such as Dreamworld Australia, Warner Bros Movie World and Sea World. And rightly so, they are incredibly fun! But Queensland is a state of culture and stunning natural wonders, so make sure you check out all it has to offer.
Cairns Wildlife Dome allows kids to feel like a bird high up in the trees, Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre introduces kids to eco tourism in the tropics, Capricorn Caves takes kids through unique above-ground caves, and Koorana Crocodile Farm lets kids get up close to, well, crocodiles! (Okay, it’s not just the odd crocodile. There are quite a lot here!)
Let’s not forget the important Indigenous cultures that can kids can be introduced to if they haven’t already, which is where places like Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park comes in to help.
Camera? Check. Hat and sunscreen? (very important!) Check. An eager family ready to take on an incredible part of Australia? You bet!
Epic theme park fun for the whole family with the tallest and fastest thrill rides, to live interactive shows and unique animal attractions! It's a dream!
The magic of the movies comes to the Golf Coast with Warner Bros Movie World! A fantastic day for any age range with special family zones with gentler rides, great entertainment and Australia's ONLY family rollercoaster!
An true blue Aussie themed amusement park tailored for the whole family! Located between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, there are thrill rides, classic rides, little kid rides shopping!
Comprehensive modern aquarium with touch tank for kids and features including Weird and Wonderful, Seal Island, Otter Empire, Sharks Alive and Crawly Creatures.
Reptile and amphibian centre with chances to hold baby snakes and crocodiles, plus presentations and tours.
Boasting Australia's first walk through snake house, cuddle-able koalas and interactive elements the gardens are not just about koalas.
Protective naturalistic wildlife park with many threatened and endangered varieties.
Home of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, families can cuddle a koala, hand-feed an Asian Elephant, walk alongside a Bengal Tiger and of course - see a crocodile!
A spectacular all-weather wildlife exhibit, with a challenge course high up in the dome to interact with the birds at their level! Great family fun and exciting for kids.
Encounter hundreds of native Australian animals, with exciting, interactive displays, presentations and high ropes adventure - a fun day out for the whole family!
Sea World! One of the most popular attractions that the Gold Coast has for families on their day out. Incredible animals, shows, rides and attractions, an interactive adventure zone, Dinosaur Island and more!
Serendipity farm is a registered charity that operates a livestock rescue, as well as operating a sweet children's farm. It's a great place for kids of all ages can spend the day getting close and experiencing the cute farm animals!
Want to get up close to those creatures we call CROCODILES! Have a snap happy day with the whole family with these incredible (and sneaky!) creatures in Coowonga, Queensland.
A true sanctuary, with over 2100m of boardwalks and pathways that allow you to discover the five distinct zones of this innovative wildlife park. Oh yes - did we mention there were crocodiles!
Meet your favourite Australian Animals in a tropical bushland setting, on the shores of the billabong in this Townsville sanctuary
Love koalas? How about taking the family for the day to somewhere that holds the Guinness World Record for the first and largest koala sanctuary in the World! Pretty impressive!
Offers 100 species comprising over 200 animals, many of which are exotic as well as the indiginous, with plenty of hands on opportunities making it ideal for families.
Showcasing 1500 hand reared rainforest butterflies plus walk through aviary and viewing windows at the lab.
Naturalistic habitat for over 80 species, many endangered, in exotic landscaping.
Offers over 6 hectares of tropically landscaped terrain with naturalistic habitats and free roaming enclosures for the most comprehensive collection of mammals, reptiles and birds in Queensland.
Home to exotic and native species including some of the more recognisable varieties for younger children, such as lions, rhinoceroses, monkeys, hippoptami and bears.
A privately owned zoo split into continental sections: Africa, South America, South-east Asia and Australia plus the only permanent white lion exhibit in Queensland.
Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium! An underwater day out for the whole family.
Year round waterpark fun in Queensland, only 20 minutes from Cairns, where you can cool off with the family and make a SPLASH!
Kids can make a splash AND learn about water and its sustainable use by playing with it here! Water fun in Queensland with an extra area for under 5s
Get your adrenaline pumping in the Extreme H20 Zone or hang out with the kids in Buccaneer Bay. It's a splashtacular day on the Gold Coast not to be missed.
From the most extreme waterslides on the planet to family friendly attractions, White Water World uses cutting edge technology to deliver aquatic thrills for all ages!
FREE water fun in Mackay with safe swimming lagoons connected by a waterfall, plus a children's water playground with fun activities!
The National Collection of Carriages offers an interactive introduction to vintage travel with themed indoor play area for kids including a play carriage and a life size replica steed.
Family friendly exhibitions with permanent and temporary displays designed to be both educational and appealing to children. Plus a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck with interactive elements designed for children, including undersea soundscapes and other....
Contains several galleries ideal for families with touch tables, interactive experiments and dino dancing as well as significant cultural collections.
The indiginous art tends toward vibrancy and bold colours making it emminently suitable for children. A changing selection of appealing local art in pleasing surroundings.
A dinosaur filled family day out with Kronosaurus Korner, where kids can enjoy a prehistoric filled adventure!
If you avoid the Chamber of Horrors this is a great little family trip in Surfers Paradise, with wax replicas of history makers and world shakers, plus a special collection of collection of mythical characters.
Permanent interactive exhibitions on rail and a varying range of temporary exhibitions and events well suited to families at this Rail Museum
offers a varying selection of dynamic exhibitions and displays. They also offer regular art workshops and children's days.
offers a wide range if displays and exhibits regarding local maritime history, including an exact replica of the HMS Gladstone.
Boomerangs Play Centre offers fun indoor play for kids with a fun multi level play structure, as well as a toddler area!
Chipmunks Bundaberg offers fun indoor play for kids up to 11 years with three playgrounds geared towards three age groups!
Chipmunks Everton park offers three playgrounds for different age groups for kids up to 11 years!
A fun indoor playground with two storey play structure, ballpit, flying fox and jumping castle, plus dedicated toddler area offering child minding services
Chipmunks Playland Lawnton is indoor fun for kids in QLD with three playgrounds for different age groups up to 11 years old!
Explore the Gold Coast's LARGEST indoor play arena when you visit AbraKiDazzle! With classes, parties and a cafe too!
Tiddlywinks is indoor fun for kids up to 11 years, with castle themed play areas, play structures, ball fountains, rocking horses & more!
Indoor play fun in Coopers Plains with Funkee Monkees designed for kids up to 8 years, with a baby corner too!
Creative kids fun with exciting indoor play, with a great party zone with a huge maze, great slides and jumping castles, and a terrific variety of inflatable games! Perfect for kids under 11 years old.
Main play includes huge multi level multi color adventure playframe which featurse all the classic fun features and padded equipment one expects from modern softplay from balls and slides to tunnels and bridges while they race and chase to the top! T....
Single and double seater karts mean no-one over 7 is left out of the fun on the outdoor track, plus par three golf at the clubhouse.
Thunderbird Park is filled with outdoor family activities including laser skirmish, trail rides, bush walking, swimming, mini golf, high ropes & more!
Fun indoor climbing for all experiences & ages, with friendly one on one safety demo included in your admission!
A fun indoor skatepark for over 6s to use skateboards, bmx, inliners and scooters with a large variety of multi use obstacles. Lessons & camps too!
Kids as young as 2 years can enjoy fun on the water with Babinda Kayaking with with doubles, singles, and SUPs available for rental
Get behind the wheel with these high powered karts on a specialised 250 metre long kart track! No age limits, you have to be only 120cm tall and be able to reach the pedals! Burn some rubber!
Family orientated karting fun with specially designed Twin Seater karts and a children's play area for the younger ones. Vroom Vroom!
Exciting fun out in the Australian bushland with camping grounds, swimming dams, bush hiking tracks, mountain bike tracks, BMX play area, remote control rock crawler-ing track and the Endeavour Replica with a galley cave maze! A jam packed nature fil....
Ninja Parc aim to inspire a world of movement through offering an indoor obstacle course consisting of rope climbs, horizontal doors, a sea of poles, and everyone’s favourite: the warped wall.
Racing fun for the family on this international standard 1.2km race track, featuring fully supervised Kids' Track with double seaters to take passengers from age 3.
A family friendly bowling and entertainment centre with Ten Pin Bowling, Laser Tag, Dodgem Cars, Giant Slides, Ball Pit, Mini Golf, parties and an arcade!
Spend the day in Brisbane's popular Laserzone with it's futuristic multi-level arena filled with fog, effect lighting & real life computer game atmosphere!
Kids over 6 can enjoy this adrenaline packed (and painless!) combat game with fluorescents and black-lights. Sunshine Coast fun for the whole family competing with or against each other in this fun, real life action laser zone. An action packed day ....
A bouncy, hair raising adventure with or without water for adults and children over 6.
Beautiful botanic gardens specialising in recreating tropical, sub tropical & dry rainforest environments, with a playground too!
A fascinating wet tropics eco tourism centre featuring information on the lush environment that is the Daintree Rainforest!
Wildlife, wildlife and more wildlife! Kids can enjoy this open and interactive environment where families and animals can mingle in a spacious and natural setting on elevated boardwalks! True Queensland family fun.
A new eco-adventure in Queensland where the family can spend the day exploring the beautiful rainforest canopies and habitat in a different and thrilling way soaring 30 meters over the creek below!
A nature filled series of elevated boardwalks that provide close-up uninterrupted views of the Australian wildlife, plus handfeed the free roaming kangaroos, explore the Aboriginal Experience and take a trip on the railway! A great family day out in ....
A unique, mysterious rock formation set in a subtropical paradise, perfect for exploring, pondering, and picnics!
Hiking trails, beached coves, swimming, and BBQs are all waiting at this QLD park!
Journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.
Unforgettable whale watching tours with Hervey Bay Whale Watch, with swimming opportunities too!
Family trail ride for over 6s takes you to a look out over the region, where you will see volcanic plugs and catch a glimpse of the ocean.
Gives a fascinating and educative insight into the life cycles and productivity of bees.
The observation decks offer panoramic views, and over 12s can climb the outside!
Get the family out to explore try Eco Tourism with these solar electric boats complete with croc cam! Really get the kids close to the beautiful Queensland nature.
Daily ferry cruises, sunset cruises, eco cruises...an adventurous water-fun day out for the whole family in the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Families and kids can enjoy a day of fast fun and excitement in the Go Zone! Spend the day riding amusement rides and karting on the realistic Indy Circuit, for kids as young as 5!
Take the family through history for the day as you turn back the clock and ride Vintage Trains in one of the Heritage Coaches between Swanbank Station and Bundamba Racecourse Station.
A great day out for older kids, who can enjoy the thrill of custom built full-motion, surround screen and surround sound racing simulators. You have the option to choose any car, from any track, worldwide!
A relaxed cruise on the scenic and diverse Daintree River.
Family friendly go karting, with passenger karts that can take passengers from age 2. Also on site an enormous water slide!
Ocean fun for the whole family, with sailing, fishing and chartering opoprtunities in the naturally beautiful Keppel Bay in Queensland!
Give kids over 10 years old their first time on flight deck and let them soar a modern jet aircraft over some spectacular sights in this flight simulator experience!
History, nature, beaches, beauty - all in Caloundra, Queensland - and waiting to be explored by boat by nature loving families!
An incredible experience for the whole family in Queensland, where you can experience the tropical rainforest from high up in the canopies!
An exhilarating ride for the whole family to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach, as well as pristine snorkelling reefs and Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day thanks to super fast vessels!
Spectacular caves in Queensland with a unique system of above-ground caves in a limestone ridge. Tours range from easy, wheelchair accessible caves to challenging caving tours.
Warrina Ice Skating Rink offers public skating fun for the family, also with learn to skate classes and ice sports!
Iceworld ice rink offers public skating sessions, as well as skate school, ice hockey, figure skating & birthday parties!
Ice skating in Boondall with public skate sessions, lessons, birthday parties, figure skating, ice hockey and more!
Families can immerse themselves in traditional Tjapukai culture with authentic music, dance and storytelling by the Tjapukai people. A true insight for kids into the Aboriginal culture of Australia.
Spend the day with your family in a fairytale in this unique Sunshine Coast attraction. Journey through history, and enjoy the medieval displays alongside other fascinating exhibits.
An extensive arcade featuring games from all genres and ages, from redemption to skill games via everything else.
Take the family on a a self guided tour through unbelievable exhibits, amazing stories, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, interactive displays and an unforgettable movie!
From rock-climbing to mini-golf, or from water lovers to blaster boats; you're sure to have a memorable day at Top Shots Fun Park with the whole family!
Aussie Waterballs is an Australian owned and operated.An inflatable waterball amusement ride commenced operating on the man-made lake at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast in September 2010.
18 family friendly holes with rocky landscaping offering great views. Features include sand and water traps, swinging poles and rather unusually punching bags for those moments of frustration!
Kids can have a blast enjoying this fun large star shaped hedge maze! Plus a tyre maze, rope maze, mini puzzle mazes, electric car rides for kids up to 10 years old, walk through aviary...Outdoor activity for all ages!
Transports little monsters into another dimension with all the fun of a gently gothic theme park, with train, show and stage disco!
Offering water walking and crazy bumper football, two things you won't do on a normal day!
Indoor and outdoor mini golf courses for the whole family. Kids can pick their favourite theme - African Jungle, Ancient Egypt or Jurassic!
A great base for the family to explore Mount Isa, with its art gallery, the Isa Experience, Fossil Centre, picnic park and information centre.
Get the family down to Mermaid Beach for the day to discover some of your favourite characters and enchanting places in a triple zoned putting wonderland!
A delicious family day out in the Sunshine Coast with The Ginger factory. Special treats, entertaining tours, rides, shows and fabulous food await the whole family!
Offers an outdoor arena for laser tag, the bruise-less, mess-less combat game played with infra red equipment; plus paint-balling for teenagers and older.
Winners of multiple Queensland tourism awards, castle, picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and an amazing hand sown rainforest of tropical plants and trees.
While you enjoy a relaxing coffee, your kids will have a great time in 'KIDS' SPACE' enjoying all the fun play equipment, sand pit, craft activities, dress ups and much more with fun supervising staff. Their indoor and outdoor space will ensure tha....
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with laser lights and glow lanes, plus party music and diner.
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with laser lights and glow lanes, plus party music and diner.
A unique series of illusions and multi sensory trickery suitable for over 8s and where the whole family can explore a fantastic funhouse of the future!
Comprising the Big Pineapple Express train ride, White Ridge animal farm and Rainforest Walk as well as the iconic landmark itself. Suitable for all ages.
Five levels of spooky occurrences in varying terrifying themes suitable for brave 10s upwards. State of the art special effects make this walk through attraction impressive and immersive, with characters leaping out at you now and then to keep the hu....
Area includes saltwater swimming lagoon with lifeguards, excellent playground also with water play, Fun Ship adventure play, volleyball courts and a comprehensive skatepark.
Mini golf fun with 18 themed holes and challenging obstacles, plus driving range and cafe in Toowoomba!