Dreamworld

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Australia’s biggest amusement park features exciting themed areas with everything from tigers and thrilling rides to vintage V8 super cars and TV characters.

Dreamworld features a wide selection of fantastical and diverse Australian attractions all in one place. Exploring this huge theme park takes a whole day and incorporates wildlife observation, movie-themed attractions, and thrilling rides.

This amusement park took seven years to build and opened in 1981. Some of the world’s tallest (at the time) roller-coaster rides were added over the past 30 years. The park covers a lot of ground, but two restored steam trains provide visitors easy access to the main attractions.

Adrenaline is the name of the game on the Big 9 Thrill Rides. The Tower of Terror II, arguably one of the world's most extreme rides, catapults you 328 feet (100 meters) into the air at 100 miles (161 kilometers) per hour, followed by a face-first free-fall. Take a wild rickshaw ride on Pandamonium, based on the movie Kung Fu Panda. Get strapped in with just a waist harness for the 150-foot (46-meter) ascent of the BuzzSaw roller coaster, which spins and tips upside-down at lightning speeds.

For young children there are some tamer, movie-themed rides. Take a breather in the Dreamworld cinema, or hop into a vintage car. Spend an hour with native Australian animals and endangered Bengal tigers. For an extra fee, go behind the scenes at Tiger Island and join the handlers feeding the tigers and crocodiles from a safe-but-intimate distance.

Watch a sheep-shearing show, and visit the koalas, wombats, kangaroos, bilbies, and hundreds of other Australian species that live at Dreamworld. The Sunset Safari is a great time to see nocturnal animals just as they are beginning to become active.

Dreamworld is located at Coomera on the Gold Coast. The park is open daily, except Christmas Day and April 25. During school holidays, the attractions get very crowded. Dreamworld is the biggest of all the Gold Coast theme parks. Buy a VIP Pass if you also want to visit WhiteWater World next door.

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Coomera Motor Inn
Coomera Motor Inn
2.5 out of 5
11 Whitewater Way, Coomera, QLD
Fully refundable
The price is $90 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Located in Coomera, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of WhiteWater World and Dreamworld. Saltwater Creek Conservation Park is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. Gold Coast ...
3.9/5 Good! (317 reviews)
"It was very central to where we wanted to go."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

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Theme Park Family Friendly Villa
Theme Park Family Friendly Villa
Gold Coast, QLD
This family-friendly Gold Coast villa is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of WhiteWater World and Dreamworld. Saltwater Creek Conservation Park is 2.4 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
More than enough
"Beautiful and functional property, close to shops and hotel. For theme park experience couldn't recommend a closer, cheaper rental. We had 4 adults and 4 children aged, 6-12, and there was something for us all. Would definately stay again!!"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

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Gold Coast Theme Park Villa
Gold Coast Theme Park Villa
4 out of 5
18/15 Yaun Street, Coomera, QLD
Located in Coomera, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of WhiteWater World and Dreamworld. Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Beautiful home
"So close to the theme parks, it had everything we needed and Dayna was very helpful with information about the surrounding areas, shops and communication with her was quick and easy"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

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2.5 out of 5
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Coomera Houseboat Holidays
3.5 out of 5
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