• Cafe & playground,  Gold Coast eats

    Southport Yacht Club

    The Spit is generally known for its more up-market venues, but families can enjoy the luxury lifestyle and views on a budget with a visit to the Southport Yacht Club. Family friendly dining with a kids gated playground? Let's go!

  • Cafe & playground,  Gold Coast eats

    Cadence Cafe, Nerang

    Cadence Cafe at Nerang might be serving up amazing food & coffee, but it's the gated children's play area and shady setting that really makes it perfect for families! Definitely be sure to check out Cadence Cafe for your next play date or family adventure!

  • Cafe & playground,  Free to do,  Nature play,  Playgrounds

    Hinze Dam

    While Hinze Dam is best known as the Gold Coast’s water supply, many are surprised when they visit and take in its stunning hinterland setting, with onsite View Café taking prime position to capture the breathtaking vistas. Add to this the state of the art information centre, dam wall walk, picnic grounds, pathways, fishing coves and mountain bike trails, and you’ve got yourself a great spot for locals and tourists.

  • Animals,  Attractions,  Cafe & playground,  Nature play,  Water play

    Shark and Ray Gardens

    Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a shark or stingray? Hidden away just north of the Gold Coast is a place where dreams come true for those obsessed with all things sharks and marine life! Providing a very unique experience, your visit to the Shark and Ray Gardens is guaranteed to be both educational and fun!

  • Cafe & playground,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Gold Coast Botanic Gardens

    The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens have something for everyone! Free to visit, you can smell, touch and taste plants in the Sensory Garden; discover butterfly friendly plants in the Butterfly Garden; check out the Bush Tucker gardens; grab a coffee in the cafe or let the kids play on the playground!

  • Animals,  Cafe & playground

    O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards & Mount View Alpacas

    Looking for something unique to occupy the kids? Got out-of-town visitors and want to take a day trip? Or simply looking for a date option that’s a bit different to the usual? O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards has you covered! Enjoy a wine tasting at the Cellar Door, dine overlooking the grape vines, or pre-order a gourmet picnic hamper to enjoy beside Canungra Creek, the options are endless. But the latest addition to the property which differentiates them from every other vineyard around is the chance to hang with your very own alpaca!!

  • Animals,  Cafe & playground,  Nature play

    Farm & Co, Kingscliff

    Have you ever seen those beautiful sunny sunflower fields pop up in your social media feeds? While most head to Byron Bay or Warwick to snap their selfie with a sunflower, a little known but ever so amazing sunflower field is actually a lot closer than you realise! Enter Farm & Co – what was once just an avocado farm in Cudgen (just outside of Kingscliff), realised the potential in their sunflower field and business has been booming since they also opened a stunning farm-to-plate café alongside their popular produce market.

  • Animals,  Attractions,  Cafe & playground,  Nature play

    Tropical Fruit World

    If you haven't heard about this little beauty just over the NSW border, you need to make visiting it a priority! Tropical Fruit World has more than 500 fruits from all around the world growing, and regardless of the season, you will find a range of tropical fruit varieties to taste and discover. What really makes this place a great attraction though, are all the activities on offer!