THINGS TO DO: Top adventure activities for kids in Southeast Queensland

11 August 2017

'I’m bored!’ Hear this cry no longer as you whisk the family off to take part in one of these awesome adventures…

Shark Dive Xtreme


Sea Life, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Fancy coming face-to-face with one of Jaws’ cousins? Then head to Sea Life and book a Shark Dive Xtreme experience! You will venture into the awesome underwater world of sharks, stingrays, turtles and more. No diving experience? No excuse! Scuba training is provided. The 1.5 hour experience costs from $156 and includes all dive equipment and training, entry to Sea Life Sunshine Coast for the day and optional photograph and T-Shirt purchase.

Dolphin feeding at Tangalooma Island Resort


Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island

Book into the Tangalooma Island Resort and feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores of the resort each evening at sunset. Up to 10 of these amazing creatures visit each day and guests can handfeed them their favourite treat – fish. There are policies in place to prevent the overfeeding of the dolphins – see the website for more details.

Rock wall climbing


Paramount Adventures, West Burleigh

Have fun and keep fit – have a go at rock climbing! Paramount Indoor Rock Climbing Gym features 850 square metres of wall space for a huge variety of climbs suitable for both the beginner and advanced climber. See if you can tackle the pole, overhangs, flake, barrels, angled walls and crack climbs. The fully qualified instructors will guide you every step of the way. See website for prices and membership details.

Abseiling Brisbane


Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

If dangling off the edge of a cliff is your idea of fun, then why not try it overlooking the stunning Brisbane cityscape at Kangaroo Point? An abseiling session costs from $99 and includes equipment safety brief, demonstration of techniques by the instructor, practice abseils and as many abseils on the main cliffs as you can fit into your three-hour timeslot. Suitable for beginners too.

Kayak the Gold Coast


Fancy exploring the best waterways of the Gold Coast by kayak? Grab the family and set off on a half-day tour that includes Burleigh Heads, Tallebudgera Creek and David Fleay Wildlife Park, all via kayak. The tour costs $389 for 2 adults and 2 children and includes morning tea, wildlife park entry, paddling lesson and complimentary photos.

The Big Boing


The Big Boing, Birtinya

Bounce, flip, kick and boing to your heart’s content at The Big Boing, a huge indoor trampoline park. See how high you can bounce or take part in some bouncy basketball, dodgeball or soccer on the 40 interconnecting trampolines. There is also a foam pit for the little ones. See website for prices.

iFly Gold Coast


iFly, Surfers Paradise

Not quite up to jumping out of a plane? Me neither! Instead, try iFly. All the thrills of skydiving without the heights. iFlyers instead float effortlessly inside a giant glass column of air. There is an all-round viewing platform so family and friends can keep a close eye on your flying skills. See website for prices and booking.


Written by

Kerry White

Kerry is the Senior Writer for Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City. Kerry moved to Australia from England in 2013 with her husband and two daughters. She worked as a sub-editor in London for seven years before she had her girls. She now calls the Sunshine Coast her home and is making the most of its glorious weather and beaches. She enjoys baking, especially when she has a glass of wine in hand, and is a part-time Psychology, Criminology and Justice student. She also shares her home with two cats and her daughters' imaginary dogs.

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