It’s that time of year again – the kids have finished school for the year and the weather is heating up. So we’ve listed 10 family friendly things to do over the Christmas / New Year holiday.

Currumbin Beach is a lovely beach side community. It’s got its own thing going on. Have an early breakfast at one of the Currumbin Beach cafes and enjoy the friendly community atmosphere. There’s also a patrolled beach area for swimming if you feel like a dip in the ocean.

Elephant Rock Lookout is just behind Vikings Surf Life Saving Club; from here you can see the stunning Gold Coast coastline in both directions. And if you get too tired walking to the top, you can always head into the Surf Club for a nice cold drink!

Free Lorikeet feeding at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. twice per day at 8am and 4pm you can feed the wild lorikeets.

Tallebudgera Creek is a great spot to have a swim, kayak or paddle in some of the Gold Coast most beautiful waters. This is a great place for the entire family with peaceful waters and fantastic park facilities. Take your lunch with you and enjoy the BBQ facilities with a playground for the kids to also enjoy.

Burleigh Heads National Park Walk is 1.2kms of beautiful ocean view walking track that hugs the rocky headland from Tallebudgera Creek to the southern edge of Burleigh Heads. Great for the whole family to walk off some excess energy and enjoy the scenery at the same time.

Burleigh point. The headland of Burleigh Heads, known as “the point”, is a great spot for weekend BBQs and sunset drinks. Voted #1 attraction on Trip Advisor this is one of the best spots for a swim, surf or BBQ on the Gold Coast. On a Sunday afternoon it’s pretty busy, so make sure you get there early to secure a spot.

Palm Beach Parklands is tucked away on the edge of Currumbin Creek. It’s like the Gold Coast’s very own pirate cove, complete with a protected sandy beach and a fabulous pirate themed playground.In addition to the playground and paddling beach there’s plenty of space to run around, kick a ball, have a picnic and throw a few sausages on the BBQ’s provided. Plus  there’s a café!

Laguna Park in Palm Beach definitely ticks all of the boxes for a FREE family day out, making it one of the favourite Gold Coast playgrounds on the southern end of the Gold Coast. It has picnic benches, BBQs and shaded areas making it a great choice for a children’s birthday party or an ideal outing for lunch or dinner.

O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk  The kids will be in awe with a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest! Located in Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk is 180 metres of boardwalk suspended 15 metres above the ground in a canopy of tropical trees. Best of all – it’s free!

Currumbin Rock Pools are natural fresh water swimming pools that are a great way to cool off on a hot summers day. With sheltered picnic tables and toilet facilities it’s an easy place to spend the day relaxing. Some of the pools are quite deep, so keep that in mind for the little ones.


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