How to Plan the Perfect Family Holiday in Sanctuary Cove
Located just between Surfers Paradise and Brisbane, Sanctuary Cove is the perfect destination for a Gold Coast family holiday. Its tranquil but central location allows families to strike the perfect balance of fun-filled days for kids and peaceful moments for parents.
There are a number of ways to enjoy a family holiday in Sanctuary Cove. These are some of our favourites:
Enjoy a Trip to the Theme Parks
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is located just minutes from some of Australia’s most iconic theme parks. From Warner Brother’s Movie World and Dreamworld for the movie-buffs, to Wet’n’Wild and White Water World for the kids (and adults!) that love a water-slide, the opportunities for memorable family days are endless. For the ultimate convenience, the Resort’s concierge team can arrange transfers to and from the parks.
Dine With Koalas at Paradise Country
Start the day with a dining experience that will keep the kids entertained: breakfast with the koalas at Paradise Country. While the cuddly creatures munch on eucalyptus leaves, guests will enjoy a buffet breakfast accompanied by informative presentations from the Paradise Country wildlife team. Admission to Breakfast with Koalas also includes admission to the remainder of the park, which features an exciting array of local wildlife encounters.
Experience a Moment of Tranquility
For parents with kids ages 4 to 12, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s Planet Trekker’s Kids Club allows families to achieve holiday harmony. While little travelers, guided by our expert Kids Club team, immerse themselves into a program of destination-inspired activities, parents have the opportunity to enjoy time to themselves.
Spend an Afternoon Poolside
With two beautiful swimming pools onsite, guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to a poolside day at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. The Lagoon Beach Pool is a saltwater pool that stretches for one acre and emulates a beachfront experience. Kids can squish their toes into the pool’s soft sandy shores while parents look on and relax from their choice of sun loungers. The nearby Terrace Swimming Pool is situated conveniently in front of the Great House and is serviced by the Pool House. Perfect for a lunchtime break, the Pool House is open seasonally and serves a family-friendly menu of casual, all-day bites.
Keep an Eye Out for Native Wildlife
Sanctuary Cove is home to dozens of native wildlife species, from cooing kookaburras to bouncing wallabies. Perhaps most noticeable are the local kangaroos, which make appearances around the resort in the early hours of the morning and late afternoon.
Treat The Kids to an Afternoon Tea
Introduce the children to an afternoon of elegance with InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s signature High Tea Immersion. A delight for kids and adults alike, the High Tea experience includes a beautiful array of house-made sweet and savoury bites, along with exclusive blends of Tea Forte tea or Vittoria coffee. For a touch of additional indulgence, mums and dads can even opt for a glass of champagne.
Ready to Book Your Family Holiday to InterContinental Sanctuary Cove?
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