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How to be the Coolest Parent Ever in Queensland

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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published July 19th 2015
It was easy to impress the children when they were younger, however now that they are teenagers it's become even more difficult.

But don't worry, I am here to share some great things for you to do with them that will have you rocking this parenting thing in no time.

Here are some suggestions that your teenager is a sure to love. Elevating you to see the star parent status.

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So much fun inside a huge ball. *Image Ozball Facebook page


Zorbing
Ozball have great Zorbing adventures. It is one of the coolest outdoor adventure activities on the Gold Coast and Australia's only location to experience this great fun activity.

Jump into one of their giant balls for an extreme ride or perhaps even dive into hydroballs for the ultimate water ride. Watch the kids do it themselves or jump in with them; this will be a crazy laughing historical fun day.

www.facebook.com/pages/Oz-Ball/160479770640269

Dracula's Cabaret Circus & Theatre Restaurant
Not recommended for children under 16 years old, however for the older ones they will be thrilled with excitement and perhaps even scream with fear over an unforgettable evening at Draculas. Just to enter into the restaurant, you need to take a ghost train ride with wacky waiters and performers there to terrify you along with a night of comedy, rock, circus and amazing special effects.

They will provide you with a 3 course dinner and you get to experience many interactive gimmicks and displays.

www.draculas.com.au

Take the kids on an Australian Kayaking Adventure
You can choose between a half day tour where you will go across the peaceful water of Broadwater, looking out for dolphins and turtles and visiting two islands sharing breakfast on the beach and snorkelling with sub tropical fish.

You can take a paddle trip to south Stradbroke island and see one of the best surfing beaches. Alternatively you can choose the sunset or twilight kayak tour and kayak past the homes of the rich and famous.

www.australiankayakingadventures.com.au

Share in a Glow Worm Tour and experience a wonderful evening with the glow worms.

Let thousands of mystical Glow Worms light your way through the Cave as you explore the rainforest with the eco tour guides. Your small group will take a rainforest walk to see the sparkling glow worms inside a cave and experience the night forest by torchlight.

Lights of mystical glow worms will illuminate your way through the caves then off to Springbrook Research Observatory for some real stargazing where the kids can touch a meteorite and speak with local astronomers.

www.hinterlandtours.com.au

For an unforgettable experience take the Sky Point Climb. Australia's highest external building walk which takes you on a guided journey up 270 metres on top of the Gold Coast iconic Q1 tower. They will highlight all of the major landmarks and share in some of the best kept secrets as you take in perfect views of the Gold Coast's beautiful beaches, enthralling city and amazing hinterland.

Not for the faint hearted, although it is very safe, the kids will love you for it.

www.skypoint.com.au

There's a few of my favourite suggestions to get you well on the way to the coolest parent ever.

Have you done some of these great adventures? Or do you have some suggestions of your own to share? Please add your comments in the box on this article to share with us. We would love to hear your thoughts


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And another less known activity for thrill seekers - abseiling at Binna Burra. I have done all these - Skywalk, Binna Burra abseil and Glow worm Tour and can thoroughly recommend them.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4069) 1549 days ago
Great topic Lesley! People seem to focus on fun family things to do with little kids, so great idea to research activities for teens.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4069) 1549 days ago
My suggestion is the Rainforest Skywalk at Mt Tamborine. High enough to seem dangerous and with additional height challenges (climbing ladders up trees) for teens to show their bravado.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4069) 1549 days ago
Hi Lesley,
Its an honour and a lovely surprise to be a part of your Coolest Parents Ever in Queensland list! Thank you!
As an extra treat for your readers, we would love to extend a free tour upgrade to include complimentary dinner if they mention your list when booking our Glow Worm tour!
We look forward to welcoming and looking after your readers real soon!
Warm wishes from the Glow Worm Tour Experts,
Scenic Hinterland Day Tours
www.hinterlandtours.com.au)
by tamar (score: 0|5) 1552 days ago
Thank you for your offer for our readers - very generous and considerate :-)
by Lesley Mitchell (score: 3|3505) 1551 days ago
Hi Lesely, what an honour and lovely surprise!
Thank You! In show of our appreciation, we would like to extend a free tour upgrade to include complimentary dinner to your readers when they mention your HOW TO BE THE COOLEST PARENT EVER IN QUEENSLAND blog on booking our Glow worm tour. (Valid for 6months from date of blog post)
We look forward to welcoming your readers on tour soon....
Many thanks again, the Scenic Day Tour Group.
by tamar (score: 0|5) 1552 days ago

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