Taking a holiday on Queensland's Gold Coast is a very popular way to spend holiday time. Choosing Reedy Creek holiday rentals can make a Gold Coast holiday one to remember. Many of the area's rentals are luxury homes, apartments, and retreats. Surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation, these private residences offer safety, privacy, and peace and quiet not found in a hotel.
Reedy Creek is a small seaside community about an hour's drive to Brisbane. Surrounded by several lakes including Orr, Swan, Pelican, Miami, and Burleigh, Reedy Creek provides ample things to do. With beaches only four kilometers away, visitors will find no shortage of water-based activities.
Enjoying wildlife around Reedy Creek is fun and exciting when done at David Fleay's Wildlife Park. This small zoo offers enclosures that resemble the natural habitats of their birds, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, wombats, koalas, gliders, kangaroos, tree kangaroos, and platypus. At this facility there are opportunities to learn about wildlife during the shows and exhibits throughout the park. Kids ages 8 - 14 can participate in a workshop learning 'How to be a Wildlife Ranger.' Each child will help care for the animals by feeding them and cleaning enclosures.
For a more low key wildlife and natural experience, consider Burleigh Head National Park. This seaside park rests on a headland and features habitats ranging from rocky foreshore to rainforest. There are no facilities or cleared trails in this park, so it's truly for those wanting a very natural experience. Walking through the park, visitors encounter wildlife for photographing and can sometimes see whales offshore.
A popular daytime excursion in this area is Dreamworld. This theme park offers guests thrilling rides and exciting shows for kids of all ages. There are three roller coasters in the park including the Buzzsaw and Cyclone. Many other thrill rides entice the braver guests including The Claw, a spinning, swinging claw and The Giant Drop.
For children, there are rides inspired by the Wiggles, Shrek, and Madagascar characters that are gentler and created for smaller kids or those with weak stomachs. Kids and parents will enjoy bumping it out while riding the bumper cars together.
Adults and kids alike are sure to love the live shows featuring characters from Shrek, Madagascar, and the Wiggles. Venture through the Alien versus Predator shootout and protect the world from these dangerous creatures or sit back, relax and enjoy the laser and light show after dark.
Choosing a holiday rental for Gold Coast accommodation has many benefits. Travellers relish the comforts of home in spacious, private residences very unlike a cramped room. Home-cooked meals from the functional kitchens served on a dining table are much better than take-out on the bed. There aren't any crowds and lines to deal with, just simple holiday living.