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What's On at Paradise Resort

Daily Activities 

Running out of ideas to entertain the kids? Looking for something different to do this school holidays?
Paradise Resort Gold Coast has an extensive daily activity and entertainment program catering to young children right through to Mum and Dad! There is no need to leave the resort with Captain's Crew on board to ensure your holiday is jam packed full of fun for the whole family. 

View our event calendar for upcoming resort activities or visit our explore Gold Coast page to see what's on outside of the resort (not that you will want to leave).


New! at Paradise Resort


 The fun just keeps on coming! In case the current activities don't keep you run off your feet, we've introduced the following brand new activities! 


Virtual Reality

Prepare to be amazed! Step into another dimension with your very own 360-degree virtual reality experience. Get up and close with the animals in Africa, swim with Dolphins, Whales, Turtles and Sharks or even visit outer space! 
Ages 3 and up.

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The Cliff Hanger

Introducing the Cliff Hanger! Climb the daring 9 metres high inflatable ladder to the top and slide down the almighty steep slide! Be aware, this is not for the faint hearted as once you climb up, the only way is down! 

Height and weight limits apply to the Cliff Hanger. Must be at a minimum height of 110cm and maximum 100kg.   

*Operates seasonally. 


Springfree Trampoline 

A new way to play! Springfree Trampolines are not only, spring-free. Using sensor technology built into the trampoline, bounce around to squish the monsters or bounce all over to try and cover the screen in stickers. Shoot some hoops or just bounce around have some good old fashioned fun! 


Shark Dunk Tank

Nominate a friend or family member to sit on the plank above the tank filled with water and launch the ball at the target to make them fall! 

You can even watch them as they fall into the water with the underwater viewing window.

Take a look at the Dunk Tank in action and better yet, in slow motion!


Dusty's Adventure Pass

Only $75 - Valued at $120

Strap yourselves in for a wild Adventure! Experience some of our most popular attractions and enjoy incredible savings with Dusty's Adventure Pass.

For just $75 guests will receive:

  • 2 x Ice-Skating Tickets at Planet Chill 
  • 2 x Laser Tag sessions
  • 1 x Kids Club session 
  • 1 x BONUS ticket to use at your choice of attractions, including the 9 metre Rock-Climbing Wall or an extra session of Ice-Skating, Laser Tag or Kids Club.

Available for purchase at:
Splashes Mini-Mart, Planet Chill Ice-Skating Rink or Reception

**passes available for Paradise Resort guests only**




Each day our Resort Entertainment Crew offer an extensive program of activities and entertainment for you to choose from including:

  • Aqua Hunt
  • Art & Crafts*
  • Balloon Artistry
  • Balloon Toss
  • Beach Ball Relay
  • Big Screen Wii Challenge
  • Circular Rhythm Cultural Show
  • Cupcake Decorating*
  • Duck Races
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Dunk Tank Fun
  • Dusty's Rock Climbing Wall*
  • Family Bingo
  • Footy Toss
  • Frisbee Challenge
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Hula Hoop Challenge
  • Jelly Eating Contest
  • Jump Rope Splash
  • Laser Tag*
  • Live Character Show
  • Live Poolside Music
  • Meet our Resort Mascots
  • Plaster Art*
  • Pool Noodle Races
  • Poolside Movies by Moonlight
  • Sand Art*
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Teddy Bear Workshops*
  • Trivia Nights

 *Charges may apply for some activities


Captain and Friends Live Show

Wednesday & Saturdays at 2:30pm

Come out and join Captain, Cleo, Astro and Dusty on the main stage in our "Paradise Dance Party" show. Dance along with the crew and meet the characters after the show.

*Subject to weather conditions.



Teddy Bear Workshops 

Check the 'What's On' guide for days and times

Keep your crafty kids entertained with our Teddy Bear workshops. Create and customise your own bear from $30* including an adoption certificate, colourful heart insert and carry case.

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Poolside Movies by Moonlight

Saturday Night's (Plus Wednesday nights in school holidays)

Resort guests - big and small - can sit outdoors in the Zone 4 Kids Waterpark area to watch family-friendly movies every Saturday night on the outdoor movie screen. Throughout the day activities are themed around the movie and may include face-painting, hat designs, coloring competitions and much more with a movie themed menu of hot dogs, popcorn and fairy floss also available to enhance the vibe.

*Subject to weather conditions. For the comfort of our patrons movie night may move inside in cold or wet weather.


Fancy Dress Fridays

Every Friday at Paradise Resort sponsored by Streets

You never know who you might see, all sorts of characters have been spotted!  Bring along your costume and have your moment of fame in the Fancy Dress Parade at 2.30pm on the Main Stage!

Receive a FREE Streets Paddle Pop when you come in Fancy Dress!



Laser Tag at Paradise Resort

Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun from 8am

All the more reason to visit Paradise Resort with Laser Tag available from 8am on selected days (daily sessions in school holidays) Battle it out in Underwater World and the Egyptian Room in Zone 4 Kids Club. Please see our activities screens on arrival for full details (this activity is for ages 3yrs and over)

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Family Disco on Ice

Grab your skates and join us for an evening of fun in Planet Chill at our "Family Disco on Ice" nights. Exclusive for in house guests 5years and over you can join in the fun with games such as ice-hockey, marco polo and there's even some cool prizes to be won. 

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Stringbling Hair Wraps

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

For many years, Rachel has been giving our guests of all ages a take home souvenir of brightly coloured & decorative hair wraps & designs. 

You can choose from French Plaits, Hair Wraps, Coloured Plaits & Corn Rows.  You can even be daring & choose from a range of air brush tattoos! 

Please see our Resort Shop on arrival for times.


Fire Truck Tours


Ride aboard a real Fire Truck and share the fun and enthusiasm that children (both big and little) enjoy about the love of Fire Engines! The siren sounds as you depart for an exciting ride to the Spit via Surfers Paradise, along the beachfront / Esplanade and past Sea World. Plenty of smiles, laughs and waving to everybody to be enjoyed as you ride aboard a real Fire Truck!

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Jewellery Creations

Make your own personalised bracelets or necklaces!

Get creative with a wide range of sparkly, colourful beads and pendants. A great activity for kids of all ages.



Cleo's Cupcake Decorating

Cleo loves her cupcakes and we know you do too, come and join us to decorate your own cupcake! What colour icing will you choose? Will you decorate with marshmallows or maybe sprinkles? Either way this will be the yummiest part of your day!


Balloon Artistry Magic

A fun workshop where you can learn how to twist a balloon into a pretty flower, a sword or even a sausage dog.  This workshop allows everyone to let their creative clown out!


Dusty's Rock Climbing 

Are you the adventurous kind? Step outside your confort zone and climb the daring 9 metre high rock climbing wall. 
No previous experience is required to have a go. Just bring your enclosed footwear and a sense of adventure! 

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Facepainting for Kids

Be transformed into a character of your choice! Become Spiderman, Rainbow Princess, Honey Bee or a Pirate, AARRRR!!!!



Circular Rhythm Cultural Show

Circular Rhythm performances are contemporary one man shows featuring guitar, stomp box and didgeridoo, as well as other Indigenous instruments, including clap sticks and boomerangs.

Lucas is passionate about delivering cultural education and fun exciting entertainment for audiences of all ages; this is one night of entertainment the whole family will enjoy. 


Nickleby the Magician

Nickleby the Magician is one of Australia's leading child entertainers and will add that extra touch of magic for your holiday memories.

Nickleby offers a fast paced family show guaranteed to give you the WOW factor!





Planet Chill Ice-Skating 

Discover the Coolest Place in Paradise! Planet Chill is suitable for kids big and small (3yrs+) - even Mum and Dad!

Chill out in the "Chill Zone" with game tables such as air hockey and foos ball along with a complimentary jukebox so you skate around to your favourite tune. 

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At Paradise Resort, we recognise that family holidays should be fun for everyone and whilst we have always operated on a ‘Kids first' philosophy our extensive daily activities and entertainment program well and truly has the kids covered, so our focus for the last 18months has been on working with our guests to develop something ‘just for the adults' and ensure we offer a program where parents too can have fun on their holiday or simply relax and unwind.

View our Zone 4 Adults facilities here 

With many of our packages offering kids up to 4 hours of complimentary care in our Kids Club each day our ‘Zone 4 Adults' program has been re-developed to offer parents a place to come together within these hours, join us for a few laughs and enjoy a program that is created just for them all with the peace of mind knowing their kids are being looked after. Our weekly activities program features all your favourites including Trivia, Karaoke, Live Music and the latest including;


Mixology Monday!

Discover the art of mixing cocktails with a demonstration by our resident mixologist.  You will be entertained with tips and tricks on how to blend your own cocktails at home and invited to taste a range of our seasonal cocktails and enjoy special offers at the bar afterwards.

This is an 18+ activity.


Cooking Demontration and Tasting 

Monday at 4:15pm

Set your inner masterchef free with our Hawaiian Cooking Show. We'll show you simple tips and tricks to impress your guests this summer.   Learn to whip up  some tasty dishes including a Huli Huli chicken perfect for your next BBQ.  

*This is an 18+ activity. 




Cheese and Wine Tasting

Wednesday Afternoon's at 4:30pm

Come join the group and have a relaxing hour sipping on wine and sharing an array of cheeses.  This is a great opportunity for all wine lovers to develop their knowledge and understanding. Whether you're a wine novice or something of a connoisseur, this is for you. 

*This is an 18+ activity. Fee applies.

Cocktail Tasting

You don't need to be a cocktail connoisseur to enjoy this game but if you can guess the ingredients you can have fun with the rest.  Players will be put into teams, competing to take out the title of Cocktail Champions.  This one is strictly for the adults with some risqué games and trivia questions thrown in to the mix that will have you in stitches and making sure you choose your game show partners carefully.

*This is an 18+ activity. Fee applies.

Scorpio Duo

This duo have the ability to read their audience and deliver music that is the perfect fit and offer an entertaining addition to your stay at Paradise Resort.

With outstanding vocals and musicianship they are an act not to be missed.


Majority Rules

In this game there is no right or wrong and the majority will always rule.  If you are travelling alone or wanting to meet new friends this can be loads of fun as you'll be put in to groups and tested with a series of wild and wacky questions but the answer may not always be obvious...unless you are part of the majority in which case majority rules.  

Adults Super Star Karaoke

Bring back all the hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's.  Show off your singing skills and let your hair down while the kids are happily playing at our Zone 4 Kids Club.  



Finish That Lyric

You've all got a song that you have probably been singing wrong for years but this is a game that will test your music knowledge and see how well you really know your lyrics.  You'll be played part of a song and when the music stops you've got to ‘finish that lyric'.

Live Music with Mick Danby

Mick Danby's catchy individual style & upbeat coastal groove has become a popular act with our guests new and old. With over 12 years experience in the Brisbane - Gold Coast music scene, his music has been fine tuned to suit all audiences.

Listening to Mick is the perfect way to wind down after a busy Gold Coast day.



Sangria Sunday's

Sunday's just became more enjoyable with our all day glasses of sangria for only $5! Yes you read correctly, only $5. Made in house by our super talented bartenders, sit back relax and enjoy.

That's what Sunday's are for, aren't they?