The Gold Coast Sights


  • 1 Dreamworld Pkwy. Map It
  • Coomera
  • Amusement Park/Water Park
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

At Coomera's Dreamworld, the big draws are the "big eight": high-tech thrill rides including the aptly-named Giant Drop, a 120-meter vertical plummet akin to skydiving; the nine-story, 360-degree pendulum swing of Claw; the turbulent Wipeout and screamingly fast, scarily high Tower of Terror; and new Pandamonium, a swinging rickshaw adventure. But it's certainly not all thrills and spills. Take a leisurely walk through Tiger Island where Bengal tigers and their gorgeous cubs swim, play and even let you pet (and feed!) them; or get your picture taken with a cuddly koala in Koala Country. See more than 800 other native animals at conservation-focused on-site Wildlife Sanctuary, cool off in the artificial lagoon, or cruise the park's waterways on a paddle wheeler. Book ahead and you can also try the Flowrider (A$7), an amalgam of surfing and skateboarding. At the end of the day, a guided, two-hour Sunset Safari (A$25) promises close-up encounters with tigers and native wildlife (from 4:45 pm, in season). Beat the queues by buying an Earlybird Pass (A$10 extra, book well ahead) and take advantage of Q4U virtual queueing devices. The park is 45 minutes outside Brisbane and 20-25 minutes from Surfers Paradise along the M1 Pacific Motorway: take Exit 54 at Coomera.

Sight Information


1 Dreamworld Pkwy., Coomera, Queensland, 4209, Australia

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07-5588–1111; 1800-073–300

Sight Details:

  • A$84.99 single entry (online); A$89.99 1-day World Pass (entry to DreamWorld and WhiteWater World); A$99.99 Holiday World Pass (unlimited entry to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World over 21 days)
  • Daily 10–5

Published 07/22/2015


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