those must see attractions, not to be missed
At Princess Palm on the Beach enjoy the Gold Coast’s leading theme parks and attractions at your fingers tips – the perfect complement to your holiday on the beach. We also offer a prime location for SWELL Sculpture Festival, held each spring on Currumbin Beach.
Why not plan your itinerary before you arrive – here are a few Gold Coast family attractions near Palm Beach that each guarantee a fantastic day out with memories to last.
PIRATE TREASURE ISLAND PLAYGROUND
A short walk from Palm Beach, explore the peaceful Palm Beach Parklands and make sure to stop at Pirate Treasure Island Playground. This sandy waterfront playground features a giant pirate ship for the kids, park benches and tropical trees where you can cool off in the shade and bond over a picnic.
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
For the best wildlife experience on the Gold Coast, visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. A 2-minute drive away, this award-winning wildlife attraction has everything from koalas to crocodiles, complete with up-close encounters, daily presentations and hands-on activities, such as TreeTop Challenge and Segway Safari.
Located inside The Strand Shopping Centre near Coolangatta Beach – a 10-minute drive from our Palm Beach apartments – Timezone Coolangatta offers hours of family entertainment with over 200 state-of-the-art arcade games and attractions, including laser tag, dodgems and ten-pin bowling.
Surfers Paradise has a host of tourist attractions that you can enjoy within a 30-minute drive from Princess Palm Resort. Over one memorable day out, visit SkyPoint Observation Deck, Gold Coast Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Infinity, Sling Shot Fun Park and more – all located opposite Surfers Paradise Beach.
GOLD COAST THEME PARKS
With our location on Palm Beach, be a bus ride away from the Gold Coast’s sought-after theme parks. These are Dreamworld – Australia’s largest theme park – Warner Bros Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Water Park, which boasts an array of water rides, slides and wave pools that won’t disappoint on a hot day.
THE VILLAGE MARKETS
The Village Markets is a boutique fashion and lifestyle market trading every month, on the first and third Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am to 1pm. Affectionately known as TVM, The Village Markets is the go-to destination for good vibes of a Sunday morning on the Gold Coast.
Tallebudgera Creek, Currumbin Creek and the Alley – the entrance to the ocean, offer a protected and patrolled haven for all kinds of active water sports, particularly stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. The local hot spots for families to relax and enjoy the weekends by the water.
SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Currumbin beach is annually transformed into a vibrant open-air gallery of interactive sculptures for SWELL Sculpture Festival.