Byron Bay – Weekend trip to Gold Coast theme parks and night markets – 22 October 2022


On Saturday 22nd October, students embarked on a full day trip to the Gold Coast visiting the famous Australian theme parks Dreamworld and WhiteWater World as well as the lively Surfers Paradise night markets.



Weekend Trip To Gold Coast Theme Parks And Night Markets
Our group at the entrance to Dreamworld!



Dreamworld boasts the title of Australia’s biggest theme park.

Weekend Trip To Gold Coast Theme Parks And Night MarketsIt has a good balance of rides and animal attractions.


Thrill rides include the Steel Taipan rollercoaster, Giant Drop free-fall ride and The Claw to name just a few.


Many of our students agreed that the rides are more intense in Australia than back home.


You can also get up close and personal with many animals around the theme park including koalas, wombats, crocodiles and kangaroos.


Next up, WhiteWater World!

Weekend Trip To Gold Coast Theme Parks And Night MarketsWhiteWater World is located right next to Dreamworld.


There were a range of thrill rides including the popular Fully 6 which is essentially a water rollercoaster with twists, turns and drops.


Some rides were individual, while others you could enjoy as a small group.


Finally, to the Surfers Paradise night markets.





The Surfers Paradise night markets are open-air, beachfront and feature many stalls with local artisans and live music performances.



Weekend Trip To Gold Coast Theme Parks And Night Markets
Oceanfront at Surfers Paradise for the night markets



The night markets were a lovely way to wrap up a day of action. Due to the positive feedback from this weekend trip, we will likely repeat it soon.



If you’re interested in reading about our other exclusive activities with the Byron Bay Travel Company please check out the blog posts below:


Weekend trip to Nimbin and Nightcap National Park

Weekend trip to Yuraygir National Park

An afternoon escape to beautiful Killen’s Falls

An afternoon escape to hidden gem Whites Beach





Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

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