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Blog Me, Baby! A Gold Coast to Dreamworld Day Trip

roller coaster in amusement park

The Gold Coast offers residents and visitors alike many opportunities to get away from it all. For a few hours or a few days, you can take your rental car out for a drive in the beautiful hinterland, or experience the fun and excitement of several family-friendly theme parks!

What is Australia's largest and coolest theme park?

Dreamworld is Australia's biggest theme park, with 5 roller coasters, over 20 other rides, and a dozen other attractions on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Dreamworld ( http://www.dreamworld.com.au/ ) also expanded in 2006 to include the WhiteWater World waterpark next door. And, on certain dates throughout the year, Dreamworld remains open late for Screamworld, a family-friendly scare-themed night of rides and fun.

Just northwest of Gold Coast in Coomera, Dreamworld is located about 45 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport by rental car (and is conveniently right beside the M1 Pacific Motorway).

To make a real day-long adventure out of it, check out Movieworld as well! It's only five minutes from Dreamworld, in Oxenford! Warner Brothers Movie World is a movie-based theme park on the Gold Coast. The premiere movie-related attraction in Queensland features roller coasters, motion simulator rides, slow river rides, and other attractions.

Its famed costumed characters fill Movie World with photo opportunities and chances for kids to “meet” Batman, Scooby Doo, the Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, etc.) and to witness skits and performances right on the streets! The official Movie World site is http://movieworld.com.au/

Then, after a fun-filled day at the theme park(s), why not relax and have a meal and a show? The Australian Outback Spectacular is a dinner and show that delights thousands of people every month in nearby Oxenford. And it's only a short, 10-minute drive from Dreamworld (or 5 from Movie World) along the M1, so you won't hear any complaints if you have travel companions with you.

Australian Outback Spectacular is a wonderfully authentic dinner theatre experience that reminds visitors of the history and adventure that Australia represents, especially to visitors from other countries. “Every aspect of the venue has been planned to give the arena a truly unique and authentic Australian look and feel,” says their official site, and an always-changing show keeps it interesting if you've enjoyed it previously.

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