We all know school holidays can test even the most patient of parents, and keeping the kids entertained can certainly stretch the purse strings as well. For a great value destination, take a look at the Gold Coast, where there’s not only enough to keep the kids happy, there’s fabulous food, great shopping and stunning natural beauty.

The main attraction of the Gold Coast is of course the beautiful beaches, so a day or two at the beach is a must. Stepping away from the water however, children won’t say no to a day at any of the wonderful theme parks in the region. Dreamworld, Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World are the three most popular, with Dreamworld now also home to WhiteWater World, a water ride park where the attractions include four of the most incredible waterslides around.

Further afield, Dracula’s Haunted House is a Gold Coast attraction, with five levels of entertainment including The Carnival of Freaks Museum, Vampyre Lair and Mirror Maze. Also, Infinity Attraction is a futuristic theme park, with 20 interactive environments to immerse you in light, colour and sound.

Now that the kids’ activities have been sorted out, it’s time to think about your accommodation. If you’re heading to the Gold Coast with the family, you might like to consider trying one of our great-value holiday homes. We have a range of luxurious properties that will keep you close to the action but also offer plenty of space, contemporary stainless steel kitchens, spotless bathrooms and often a great outdoor entertaining area and swimming pool. The kids will be in heaven and you’ll be in paradise.

Best of all, if you book for the July school holidays, you’ll find there’s no holiday surcharge. That’s right, normal low season rates apply. So if you’re ready for a school holiday you’ll all love, make a booking today.