I’m bored! What can we do now?

I’m bored! What can we do now?

The sentence that makes every parent feel a little crazy in the holidays. I could think of 100’s of things I would like to do, sleep being top of that list, or 100’s of things that need doing, sort out the spare room cupboard which has been the dumping ground for all items which have no home during the last year.

Faced with the later I quickly grab the computer and frantically search for activities which will keep me out of the dreaded spare room and little Sammy and his siblings entertained… Here is what I found!

And now that I found all that the kids aren’t bored anymore and neither was I but now I am prepared for tomorrow!

Gold Coast Holiday Activity Programme  (Click for PDF)


The Tooloona Creek circuit at Canungra combines the very best that Lamington National Park has to offer. Scenic waterfalls, boulder-strewn creeks, tall rainforests, gnarled Antarctic beech trees, views over Byron Bay and the World-Heritage listed rainforests of Queensland and New South Wales.


A local’s secret in the Currumbin Valley, the Currumbin Rock Pools is nestled a fair distance away and tourists know nothing about it. Plunging waterfalls, rock slides, grass areas and massive pools to swim in, this spot is nature at it’s finest. The best part? It’s totally free.


We’re not only famous for fun. Renowned for our beaches and huge stretches of sand, there are plenty available to choose from for those who love surf and sunshine.


You and up to two friends are thrown inside Zorb balls filled with a bucket of water and sent rolling down the hill. Described as a cross between a water slide and a roller coaster, Zorb balling is an often unheard-of school holiday activity kids will go crazy for.

Where: 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama


Brand new to Mt Tamborine, enjoy the spectacular views of the lush Gold Coast Hinterland from the new canopy walk through the trees.
Contact: 5545 2222


If you want a break from the beach and the kids are keen for a bit of lighthearted competition, head to one of the many putt putt venues on offer. Always a great source of entertainment and excitement for kids (and let’s be honest, adults too) it’s a great way to spend a few family-fun hours late in the day.
Where: Parkwood Golf Course


Pelican feeding is daily at 1.30pm at Ian Dipple Lagoon, 371 Marine Pde Labrador. There are free two hour parking spots. It is suggested you arrive early for the full experience and to witness the pelicans gathering before feeding time. Pack your swimmers and a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.


Mt Tamborine glow worm caves consist of two large chambers interlinked by tunnels. The first chamber is the presentation cave where you are shown an audiovisual display on the glow worms. This chamber is complete with very realistic formations such as stalagmites and stalactites, water features and flow stone.


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