Is Dreamworld good for toddlers?Dreamworld has great attractions for toddlers, plus a wide range of rides for older children (120cm is the height requirement for most of them). ABC Kid’s World is full of entertainment for the little ones and there are plenty of food and shopping options including a very sweet ice-cream parlour and candy store. The park provides strollers or little carts for hire at a cost of about $15 each, along with wheelchair hire for $4. The Gold Coast is hot and humid for most of the year, so bring swim gear and swim nappies to cool down at one of the water features designed especially for kids. Wiggle Bay has water fountains, jet sprays and small slides, while Pipleline Plunge has similar features and slides that are suitable for children over 100cm in height. Children under 3 years are free to enter and Dreamworld's Parent Swap program allows parents to have a go on the rides while another family watches the kids.
Is Dreamworld good for adults?As the biggest theme park in Australia, there really is something for everyone at Dreamworld. It has over 40 different rides including five rollercoasters, a place called Corroboree where you can celebrate Australian history, Tiger Island where you can learn all about fearsome wildlife and White Water World were you can splash around. If you are a thrill seeker, we recommend the Wipeout, the Claw, the Tower of Terror and the Giant Drop (the tallest free-falling ride in the world). Just make sure to empty your pockets before and don't have a big meal until after! There are plenty of eateries with all the usual foods available: pizza, burgers, noodles, buffet and more. No food or beverages may be brought onto Dreamworld. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
Where is Dreamworld?
Dreamworld is located in South East Queensland at the northern end of the Gold Coast, on the Pacific Hwy (M1) at Coomera, 17km (20 minutes) north of Surfers Paradise and 48km (40 minutes) south of Brisbane.
How to get to Dreamworld from SydneyBy Car: The shortest drive from Sydney is about 860km. We’d recommend making the most of the journey by stopping overnight along the way at an NRMA Holiday Park. You can also plan your route using the my nrma app to get cheap fuel and food along the way.
By plane: Gold Coast Airport is a 1 hour and 20 minute flight from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith. From there, the theme park is 40km north – you could rent a car at the airport or take three connections by public transport (under 2 hours).
Brisbane Airport is a 1 hour 30 minute flight from Sydney. From there, the theme park is a 70km drive south or two connections on public transport (about 2 hours). For timetables, or more information or to plan your journey visit TransLink or call on 13 12 30.
Car rentalIf you’ve arrived in the Gold Coast by plane and you don’t like the idea of using public transport or taxis, consider picking up a rental car from the airport. NRMA Members can get 15% off the best day rate with Thrifty, plus a free upgrade and no additional driver fee. Thrifty’s office at Gold Coast Airport is at the Coolangatta terminal. You should book in advance to get the best rates.
The park is open all year round from 10am until 5pm all year round, except Anzac Day and Christmas Day. The operation of some attractions may be affected by adverse weather conditions or maintenance activity. Operating hours subject to change without notice pending weather conditions.
Other NRMA Member Perks
There's a new attraction opening this summer at Dreamworld called Sky Voyager and NRMA Members who redeem their Dreamworld passes once the brand new Sky Voyager attraction launches, will receive early entry intro Dreamworld 30 mins before the regular park opening time to experience the new attraction. NRMA Members also receive exclusive Dream Deals discounts for use within the theme park. Be the first to ride the new Sky Voyager flying theatre before the general public with priority attraction entry only available to season pass holders. *Early entry applies in QLD/NSW school holidays only, from the opening date of Sky Voyager to 26/12/20. Stay tuned for further details on the Sky Voyager opening date.
Vouchers are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue, this excludes attractions that have been booked for a specified date or where a valid to date is specified in the "About Your Ticket" section.
As of January 2019, the Dreamworld 12 month annual pass has a customer rating of 4.8 stars from 54 reviews.