10 Things to Do Near Palm Beach This 2020 Easter School Holiday

Queensland’s Palm Beach is one of the best beaches on the Gold Coast and the perfect destination for families looking to relax, recharge and bond over the coming Easter school break!

With its powdery white sand, tranquil atmosphere and a central position for exploring everything the Gold Coast has to offer, Palm Beach won’t disappoint as your Gold Coast holiday base this April. You will be within a short walk or drive from our beachfront Palm Beach accommodation at Regency on the Beach, you can spoil your whole family to these ten exciting things to do on the Gold Coast:

Beachfront Dining

Just footsteps from breathtaking Palm Beach itself, tuck into some of the best regional cuisines with a wide choice of beachfront Palm Beach restaurants and cafés. The adjacent Gold Coast Highway has plenty to indulge in, from casual bistro dining next to the sand to trendy eateries with menu offerings for all the family.

Dine with a view of the Pacific at Tallebudgera Surf Club or Palm Beach Surf Club, taste the best freshly sourced cuisine at AVVIA Palm Beach and visit Dune Cafe or Espresso Moto if you appreciate cafés with character – just a few of the many options Palm Beach offers.

Palm Beach Parklands

After enjoying Palm Beach, take a stroll to the Palm Beach Parklands for a change of pace and scenery. Shallow ocean paddling near the estuary and wandering the boardwalk next to Currumbin Creek are two unmissable things to do in the Palm Beach Parklands, along with taking the kids to the popular Palm Beach Treasure Island Playground.

Keep them active this Easter – as well as stunning picnic areas, Treasure Island Playground features a giant beached pirate ship on the waterfront that will send their imaginations running wild.

Currumbin Creek

Currumbin Creek waits on the other side of the Palm Beach Parklands, where you won’t find a better location for family swimming and kayaking!

This picturesque Gold Coast creek is nestled between Palm Beach and Currumbin, offering still open waters, scenic riverbanks and hireable kayaks, which you can take down the creek into Currumbin Valley with picture-perfect views on either side.

Currumbin Rock Pools

Hidden in Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Rock Pools is a secluded swimming hotspot that won’t disappoint the kids, boasting shallow and deep natural pools, small rocky jumps and rope swings. There are picnic benches for taking a break, toilet facilities as well as great food and coffee to locate nearby at Ground Currumbin Ecovillage.

The Currumbin Rocks Pool can be reached in a simple 15-minute drive from Currumbin Beach.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for the ultimate wildlife experience on the Gold Coast! A must-visit attraction for the kids during the April school break, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has the perfect family day out in-store with fascinating Aussie animals to see, meet and watch in action.

At this award-winning wildlife park near Palm Beach, interact with lovable species, enjoy hands-on nature activities, catch the incredible daily animal shows and have a go at the popular TreeTop Challenge.

Burleigh Head National Park

For another unforgettable adventure with the whole family, pack a picnic and take a short drive north of Palm Beach for Burleigh Head National Park. This stunning rainforest can be viewed from Palm Beach, but the real treasure waits within its lush tropical trees.

There are scenic walking trails to explore complete with secret picnic areas and friendly local wildlife to spot along the way. By reaching the park’s eastern edge, be treated to a breathtaking panoramic seascape with coastal views from Burleigh Beach to Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise

Home to a wealth of tourist attractions within walking distance of each other, Surfers Paradise is well worth visiting with the kids this Easter. Over an excitement-filled afternoon, a few to find, include Gold Coast Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, INFINITY, Timezone, King Tutts Putt Putt and Slingshot Fun Park.

From Palm Beach, Surfers Paradise is just a 20-minute drive away.

Sea World

Drive past Surfers Paradise to find Sea World Marine Park in Main Beach. After visiting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sea World is the next best thing, offering incredible oceanic exhibits, daily marine life presentations and interactive experiences such as feeding seals and swimming with dolphins.

If that’s not enough, Sea World Gold Coast also has a number of family-friendly amusement rides and park attractions.

GC Aqua Park

If you didn’t get wet at Seaworld, head to Gold Coast Aqua Park in Southport Broadwater, situated near Main Beach and currently open for the season!

It’s a pop-up inflatable waterfront aqua park like no other in the region, featuring balance beams, obstacles, slides, trampoline jumps and more. For kids over 5 – and adults – it’s a thrilling experience you can guarantee they’ll be talking about long after the Easter holiday.


For the ultimate family day out this Easter break, visit Australia’s biggest theme park: Dreamworld. Located in Coomera, Dreamworld Australia has enough world-famous attractions to spread out over two or three days, including Tiger Island, ABC World and WhiteWater World – Dreamworld’s huge water park.

From small family rides and amusements to thrilling roller coasters and live shows, Dreamworld has it all, yours to enjoy in a 30-minute drive from our Palm Beach family accommodation at Regency on the Beach!

Palm Beach Gold Coast Accommodation for Families

Spoil your family to all the above this April by booking your Easter family break with us, where we offer fully self-contained Palm Beach holiday apartments just footsteps from the sand and sea. Ideal for small families and large groups, Regency on the Beach offers spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, complete with stunning ocean views and a range of onsite facilities to take advantage of.

For our cheapest rates, book directly! Start planning your Easter escape today at Regency on the Beach.

1483 - 1489 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach, QLD 4221
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