Top Theme Parks in Australia

If you find yourself Down Under and in need of a theme park to visit, I can help you out with that. This blog will share with you all of the best theme parks in Australia for kids and families. There are so many to choose from but I’ve done the hard work and whittled it down for you. So, without further ado, here are the best theme parks in Australia for families.

Dreamworld (Gold Coast)

This theme park does what it says on the tin… It really is a dream! It is said to be one of the best theme parks in the whole world and has something for all the family. With nine big thrill rides and loads of family-friendly rides too, there’s something for everyone. It even has a Tiger Island, which is a sanctuary where you can get up close and personal with the tigers. Like many of the other best theme parks, it also has a waterpark for children that aren’t super keen on rides. A win-win!

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Jamberoo Action Park (Illawarra)

‘Action’ means different things for different people, but Jamberoo Action Park has something for everybody. This waterpark has ten different worlds for you to explore with loads of different watery rides and attractions. There are some huge water rides for the thrill-seekers in the family. It also has pools for children of all ages, so if you need somewhere a little quieter for your toddlers, it can provide that too. What’s not to love?

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Luna Park (Sydney and Melbourne)

Luna Park is a must-visit amusement park if you’re ever in Australia. There are two sites – one in Sydney and another in Melbourne. Not only do they have some of the best rides in the world, but it also has breath-taking views. These sites are sometimes called ‘heritage sites’, meaning that they are ‘historic’. You are not going to find the fastest roller-coasters, but you will be transported back in time to enjoy some good old-fashioned amusement park fun.

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Seaworld (Gold Coast)

Seaworld is both a theme park and an oceanarium. It has rides, animal exhibits and other attractions. The park has lots of things for us to learn about conservation and taking care of sick animals. Some of the best parts of the park are the marine attractions, including a dolphin nursery pool, shark bay and seabird rehabilitation. Don’t worry though, if you prefer rides, there are some super rides for you to choose from. Maybe you’d prefer to try out the Storm Coaster or visit Nickelodeon Land.

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Adventure World (Perth)

While Adventure World has something for all the family, it does centre mostly around thrill rides for big kids. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t’ something to keep the attention of young kids too. Kahuna Falls water playground was once the biggest water playground in Australia. Children of all ages will love all the things to climb up and slide down! But if you’re a bit older, the $12 million roller coaster ‘Abyss’ opened in 2013 and will definitely knock your socks off.

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Wetside Water Education Park (Hervey Bay)

Yes, this theme park does have the word ‘education’ in the title but this shouldn’t put you off. It is a theme park with a difference. Your parents will like this one because it’s FREE! There are tonnes of waterslides, play areas and even a special TotSide for under 5s. Around the park are lots of educational facts for you to learn about the magical world of water while you enjoy a day in the Australian sun. What’s not to love?

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Warner Bros Movie World (Gold Coast)

If you love rides, movie sets and meeting your favourite characters, then you’ll love Warner Bros Movie World. Every afternoon there’s a parade through the park where you can watch your favourite characters participate. For children who love comic book characters, you’ll find plenty of DC Comics rides as well as a Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster. There’s something for children and adults who like everything from Batman to Bugs Bunny.

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As you can tell, a lot of the theme parks in Australia are focused around water attractions. Why? Because Australia is hot! But if water rides aren’t your style, there are plenty of big rides to get your heart racing too. Australia has tonnes of theme parks to fit all budgets and families. Which do you think you’ll visit first?