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Things to do in Townsville, QLD 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!

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....

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.

Warrina Ice Skating Rink offers public skating fun for the family, also with learn to skate classes and ice sports!

Meet your favourite Australian Animals in a tropical bushland setting, on the shores of the billabong in this Townsville sanctuary

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.

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!

Kids as young as 2 years can enjoy fun on the water with Babinda Kayaking with with doubles, singles, and SUPs available for rental

Year round waterpark fun in Queensland, only 20 minutes from Cairns, where you can cool off with the family and make a SPLASH!

An extensive arcade featuring games from all genres and ages, from redemption to skill games via everything else.

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.

Area includes saltwater swimming lagoon with lifeguards, excellent playground also with water play, Fun Ship adventure play, volleyball courts and a comprehensive skatepark.

Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with laser lights and glow lanes, plus party music and diner.

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.

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.

Home to exotic and native species including some of the more recognisable varieties for younger children, such as lions, rhinoceroses, monkeys, hippoptami and bears.

An incredible experience for the whole family in Queensland, where you can experience the tropical rainforest from high up in the canopies!

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 ....

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.

Boasting Australia's first walk through snake house, cuddle-able koalas and interactive elements the gardens are not just about koalas.

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.

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!

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