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Blog Me, Baby! A Gold Coast to Sea World Day Trip

Dolphin show in Sea World Gold Coast AustraliaThe 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!

Sea World Resort & Water Park (a.k.a. Sea World: Gold Coast) in Southport is a very popular Gold Coast theme park featuring an oceanarium, a marine mammal park, rides, animal exhibits and other fun attractions. The goal of Sea World ( http://seaworld.com.au/ ) is to educate Australians and other tourists about conservation and the rescue and rehab of hurt, ill and orphan animals.

Sea World is on an island shore, north of Gold Coast and adjacent to Philip Park. Overall it takes about 45 minutes from Gold Coast Airport to get to Sea World, but it's an easy trip driving along the Gold Coast Highway.

The entire family will enjoy visiting seals, polar bears, and seeing the sharks and dolphins at Sea World! Ride the Storm Coaster, or take the little ones to the Spongebob Squarepants Parade! This park really has something for everyone!

Fancy doubling up on your Gold Coast theme park fun?

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast is another great stop – maybe you'd like to double up on your theme park adventures? The “splashtacular” theme park Wet'n'Wild is about 30 minutes west of Sea World, if you drive your car hire on State Route 2, which becomes Gold Coast Highway. As the official website says, you'll “dive into a world of fun where you can enjoy the Gold Coast sun all year round. Get your adrenaline pumping on the extreme rides in the Extreme H20 Zone or hang out with the kids in Buccaneer Bay.” There are also awesome family rides that everyone will want to go on, or you can just “relax in the waters of a tropical paradise.” Literally within walking distance of Wet'n'Wild is Australian Outback Spectacular, which is a wonderfully authentic dinner theatre.

The Australian Outback Spectacular experience 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 the official site at http://outbackspectacular.com.au/ .

An always-changing show keeps it interesting if you've enjoyed it previously.