Dreamworld Australia

Feel like a kid again or watch your little ones go crazy as they go from one ride to another at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia. For more than 30 years, Dreamworld has been, quite literally, the place that has made children’s dreams come true.

Dreamworld has served some 30 million guests from around the continent and the world with over with 40 rides, attractions and even a wildlife park. Some of the most famous rides include the Big 7 Thrill, Wiggles World and the DreamWorks Experience where guests can watch exciting interactive shows. For those who want to get to know the animal world better, jump in on a Wildlife Experience Adventure and see for yourself hundreds of native Australian animals!


Take a day off, an entire day at that, to explore the entire theme park’s many sections. Or, if you prefer, get into your swimsuit and slip through the gate to WhiteWater world just next door for pools, rides and slides.

Wiggles World is most probably Dreamworld’s most ideal place for kids. Popular rides include Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cup Ride where guests get into a giant teacup then twist, twirl and sing along to a few favorite Wiggles songs. The Big Red Car Ride is great for the entire family. Buckle up and prepare for a tour of the Wigglehouse where you meet Wags the Dog in Wag’s Kennel, sing with Henry the Octopus and the Underwater Big Band in Henry’s Room and dance with Dorothy the Dinosaur who happens to be waiting for you in her rose garden.

Set sail at SS Feathersword and explore another side of Wiggles World. Guests get to be the Captain Feathersword first mate and sail the world with Sam, Murray, Anthony and Jeff. Have fun being on the observation deck and play peek-a-boo through portholes on deck ñ an excellent place to take photos.

Go and have a bit more of an educational experience at The Fun Spot. It is an activity center filled with educational games and Wiggles music. Play kitchens, mini supermarket with trolleys, play houses, cubbies and a fort and castle to play king and queen in are all found here. Just make sure you keep the kids’ shoes in tow because you don’t want to lose them during all the fun and games!


The wildlife experience in Dreamworld is one of the biggest native wildlife parks on the Gold Coast, if not the entire Southeast Queensland area. There are over 500 native animals in this park and it houses the second largest population of koalas in Queensland. Here you can cuddle a koala, get up close to wombats, kangaroos and big crocs. You can even experience what it is like to shear sheep.

Tiger Island and The Lair are two of the most recent additions in Dreamworld’s attractions list. Tiger Island features Bengal and Sumatran tigers. They play, roam and swim with their handlers and guests are allowed to observe and get pretty up close to these wild animals. In The Lair, guests can roam around jungle kings, come face to face with them and still feel safe behind triple laminated, reinforced glass.

About Author:

Arie Boris has extensive travel industry experience, including business and sales development for commercial aviation, the International emergency assistance & travel insurance industry and a national association of travel agents. He was a contributing editor to several print and Internet travel publications, including Fieldings’ Worldwide Cruise Guide and was part of the start up team for CruiseCritic. He has written over 400 cruise ship reviews. Arie also produces and hosts Cruise Gourmet Voyages, a variety of fundraising & theme group cruises for various charitable and arts organizations. He has produced theme cruises for a variety of special interest groups including opera, comedy, spiritual retreats and fan clubs for TV shows like Dark Shadows and Dancing with the Stars!