Creating a great low-cost day out is rewarding in itself. Here are some ideas to get you started.
We live in such a beautiful part of the world that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to natural attractions such as our beaches, rivers and bushland. Here are a few other local activities that will get you out exploring and having fun in no time:
Theme parks and zoos have some great value offers on their yearlong memberships plus specials for midweek visits. Be sure to check the minimum age required to buy a ticket as some places offer free entry for children under a certain age.
With free admission you are onto a winner already. The VIP pass is just $38 and covers unlimited rides on Overboard and the Ginger Train and other exclusive offers. The Ginger Factory also offers free kids entertainment each school holiday.
Check out Tiny Tots Tuesday which runs during the school term weekdays from 9am to 12pm. Adults and children under 5 years will pay just $12 each with a free coffee included for adults if you book online, $15 if you pay at the gate.
If you visit the zoo just twice in twelve months you will save money with their annual pass. Pack a picnic if the budget is tight. Enjoy the ultimate wildlife adventure all year round, with adult membership for $99 and child membership for $59.
Become an annual pass holder to receive unlimited entry to Sea Life Mooloolaba. This pass is on sale online for $45 for the kids and $55 for adults.
Wander through the rainforest parks, discover Australian native animals and enjoy the complimentary BBQ facilities. Queensland Zoo offers adult annual passes for $99 and child annual passes for $59.
Dreamworld’s Unlimited World Pass includes entry to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and Skypoint observation deck. Adults are $129.99 and kids $109.99.
With three great membership options to choose from, each featuring different levels of access, you’ll find the perfect membership to meet your family’s needs. Purchase a membership with low monthly instalments starting at just $12 a month or prepay to get one month free!
Life on the farm is great fun for kids of all ages, and just two visits will more than cover the cost of your annual pass at $49.99 for adults and $29.99 for children.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is voted one of Queensland’s most popular tourist destinations, allowing amazing up close and personal interactions with native Australian wildlife. They offer a 12-month passes for $65 for adults, which also gets you free entry into other National Trust properties.
Cuddle a koala, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary offers an annual adult pass for $70 and a child pass for $45 which also includes some great discount offers.
The planetarium offers free entry and multi-ticket discounts with their three show pass, costing $36 for adults and $22 for children.
Become a MyMuseum member and enjoy a year of fantastic benefits to help you create your very own museum experience. At $120 per family, $39 per adult or $30 per child, the membership includes unlimited entry to the Sciencentre, 10% discount on food and purchases plus 10% discount on entry to other museums in the Queensland Museum Network.
This annual pass offers museum entry for 12 months including all events and exhibitions, 10% discount at the shop and café plus 10% discount on entry to other museums in the Queensland Museum Network. Choose a family pass for $99 or individual passes at $37 for adults and $24 for kids.
*Note: prices are current at June 2017