10 Things to Do on the Gold Coast Over the April School Holiday
Don’t let the kids spend the Easter school holiday at home - head to the Gold Coast for beach fun, exciting attractions to explore and family bonding with memories to last!
Queensland’s Gold Coast has it all for the perfect family escape this April, and our family-friendly Burleigh Heads accommodation won’t disappoint with its prime central location in the heart of the region’s best things to do. From us at Swell Resort, here are ten things to do on the Gold Coast over the April school break:
1. Australian Street Entertainment Carnival
Kicking off Easter on the Gold Coast is Australian Street Entertainment Carnival, returning for another four-day extravaganza of FREE street performances in Surfers Paradise.
Come along to enjoy street magic, street dance, live music, circus acts and more, complete with a fantastic atmosphere for the whole family to soak up. To take place over the Easter weekend itself, don’t miss it with the kids from April 10 to April 13.
2. Gold Coast Beaches
Spend the school holiday on the beach! There isn’t a better way to recharge, and the Gold Coast boasts some of Queensland’s best beaches for surfing, family activities or simply basking in the sun.
If you’re craving beachy heaven this April, go beach hopping on must-visit Gold Coast beaches including Surfers Paradise Beach, Main Beach, Kurrawa Beach, Burleigh Beach, Coolangatta Beach and Rainbow Bay.
3. Beachfront Dining
The best thing to do after swimming and surfing is tucking in on the beachfront, where the Gold Coast’s numerous surf clubs offer casual bistro dining with simply stunning views of the adjacent Pacific Ocean.
Some of these include Kurrawa Surf Club, Mermaid SLSC North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club and The Surf Club Burleigh. For a more upmarket dining experience on the beachfront, make sure to visit The Fish House or Rick Shores in Burleigh Heads.
4. Burleigh Head National Park
Adventurous families with active kids shouldn’t pass on a visit to Burleigh Head National Park this Easter school break - a small, yet breathtaking, oceanside rainforest that offers scenic walking trails with flora and fauna to spot over a relaxing afternoon trek.
Find it next to Burleigh Beach, where you can take a popular trail or simply go off the beaten path. Whatever you do, reach the park’s eastern edge for an unforgettable panoramic view of the ocean.
Another unforgettable view waits at SkyPoint Observation Deck, the region’s number-one lookout attraction!
Seven hundred fifty feet tall, SkyPoint at Q1 is the Gold Coast’s tallest structure, where 360-degree views of the western hinterland, Pacific Ocean, South Straddie Island and every Gold Coast beach to Point Danger can be viewed in one go. To add to the experience, tuck into a meal in the SkyPoint Bistro.
Timezone Surfers Paradise has received a brand new renovation, boasting more unmissable family attractions that include glow in the dark mini-golf, a 200-metre bumper car race track and mini bowling.
Being the region’s biggest Timezone, be sure the kids will have hours of fun in this massive entertainment complex, which also has ten-pin bowling, laser tag and dodgems, in addition to hundreds of arcade games.
7. Gold Coast Aqua Park
Now open for the season, don’t miss the chance to catch GC Aqua Park this Easter holiday! Situated on the stunning Broadwater waterfront, GC Aqua Park is a pop-up water park like no other on the Gold Coast featuring inflatable slides, trampoline jumps, obstacles, balance beams and more.
As long as the kids are over 5, you’re good to go! 50 or 100-minute sessions are available along with fantastic discounts for groups.
8. Sea World
Not far from GC Aqua Park, visit Sea World in Main Beach for a full day of marine life discovery. One of the best marine parks in Australia, Seaworld will amaze the kids throughout with world-class oceanic exhibits, incredible marine life presentations and more than a few rides and park attractions to jump on.
See dolphins, seals, penguins, jellyfish, rays, turtles, sharks and more, then take your day out to the next level with numerous up-close encounters.
9. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
After Sea World Marine Park, spoil the kids further with a day out at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: the Gold Coast’s leading wildlife park attraction.
Enjoy plenty to see and do at Currumbin Sanctuary, from seeing famous Australian species in gorgeous natural habitats to interacting with some of the park’s most lovable animals. Not enough? Hop on a Segway tour, catch one of the fascinating daily shows and go zip-lining on the park’s adrenaline-pumping TreeTop Challenge.
Located in Coomera, Dreamworld is the ultimate treat for the kids! Simply put, Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park and absolutely vast in what it has to offer, from small family amusement rides and high-speed roller coasters to Tiger Island, WhiteWater World and a whole host of onsite eateries and souvenir-filled gift stores.
If you’re yet to visit Dreamworld Australia, make the Easter school holiday your opportunity to take the whole family, which can be reached in a straight 30-minute drive from our family-friendly Burleigh accommodation at Swell Resort Gold Coast.
Book Gold Coast Family Accommodation in Burleigh Heads
Enjoy all the above in the palm of your hand this April by booking an unforgettable Gold Coast family holiday with us!
We’re situated just a short walk from Burleigh Beach with a superb choice of modern, spacious and fully self-contained one, two and three-bedroom Burleigh Heads apartments for small and large families both with and without a budget, complete with a range of family-friendly onsite facilities that include a heated pool, spa, gym and full-size tennis court.
The Easter break is just around the corner, so make sure to save by booking directly today - for more information, take a moment to visit Swell Resort.