A family day at Aussie World
Quite possibly the best theme park we’ve been to that is suitable for a 4 year old! We’ve visited a few theme parks over the past 6 months. We were impressed with how many rides are available for kids in this age bracket. Aussie World was a win for us!
Where is Aussie World
The park is located in Palmview on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, around 1hr 15m north of Brisbane City.
How much does it cost?
I would recommend pre-purchasing your ticket online – it’s cheaper! If you’re going in a group, you can save some money by purchasing group tickets. Under 3’s are also FREE!!!! You’re given a wristband at the entrance which means you can duck out for lunch and get back into the park easily.
I often question how practical it is taking a small child to a theme park. We’ve been to a few only for our 4 year old to be disappointed that he’s too small to ride most of the rides. Or, the one that is ‘fun’ is closed for maintenance. It’s happened too often.
Aussie World caters for small kids incredibly well. There were around 13 rides that were suitable for our son (he was 102cm at the time of our visit). In addition to the rides, there is also sideshow alley, Illusionarium, Leak’n Logs as well as some other games such as mini golf.
The Park Map is provided to you when you arrive. What’s great about this map is that it tells you what rides are suitable based on height.
Our son loved his visit so much that he’s been asking to visit every single weekend since.
Where to grab lunch
We ate lunch at Mango’s Bar & Grill located upstairs at the Banana Bender Pub. The service was really good and the food was delicious and came out quickly.
I’d recommend booking a table as they get super busy.
The venue itself is so unique, bright and captures the Queensland culture perfectly – in my opinion!!
Tips to prepare for your day
- There are lockers so you can keep your personal belongings safe
- Each ride also has pigeon holes to put your phone, sunnies or bags in for the duration of the ride
- You will find drink refill stations so bring your own drink bottle
- Hat & sunscreen. It’s Queensland after all and you should always be sun smart!
- Change of clothes for the kids – they might get wet!
The only downside
The only downside is that they don’t currently have annual passes!