Paradise Country FAQ

Where is Paradise Country?

When is Paradise Country open?

How can I book my visit to Paradise Country?

Is there car parking available at Paradise Country?

What is the weather like and how should I dress?

What services are available for disabled persons and others with special needs?

Do you have a Smoking Policy?

Can my children visit Paradise Country on their own?

Who is eligible for a Pensioner discount?

Can I bring my own lunch?

How can I apply for a job at Paradise Country?

Do you offer an Industry Discount?

Where is Paradise Country?

Paradise Country is located on the Gold Coast in the southeast corner of the Australian State of Queensland.

The Gold Coast is a very popular holiday destination for Australians and overseas travellers alike.

Its attractions include some of the world's safest and most beautiful beaches, international standard accommodation, world class shopping and dining, and a picturesque hinterland. It is also Australia's theme park capital, home to Sea World, Sea World Resort & Water Park, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild Water World, Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country.

The Gold Coast is accessible by road, rail and air. It has its own International and Domestic Airport, with Brisbane International and Domestic Airports approximately one hour drive to the north.

When is Paradise Country open?

Paradise Country is open every day of the year except Christmas Day on 25 December and ANZAC Day on 25 April.

For additional information see Farm Tour Times.

How can I purchase tickets to Paradise Country?

Tickets can be purchased at the Paradise Country front gate, online or via the MyFun Sales Team on 13 33 86, +61 7 5519 6200 from outside Australia. You can also book through your local Gold Coast hotel, apartment or tour desk.

Is there car parking available at Paradise Country?

There are a limited number or car parking spaces at Paradise Country. Read about Location and Access information.

What is the weather like and how should I dress?

The Gold Coast has a delightful subtropical climate. Average daytime temperature during summer (December to February) is 28 degrees Celsius. The average temperature in winter (June to August) is a very mild 21 degrees Celsius.

The Gold Coast averages almost 300 days of sunshine per year.

Comfortable clothing and footwear is recommended for your visit to Paradise Country. Hats and sunscreen are recommended year round. A light jacket may be required in winter.

What services are available for disabled persons and others with special needs?

Paradise Country offers disabled parking, restrooms and wheelchair access. A limited number of Wheelchairs are available for hire from Guest Services.

Wheelchairs are available complimentary however we do require a $20.00 refundable deposit which you will receive back upon safe return of the wheelchair.

Do you have a Smoking Policy?

Queensland's anti-smoking laws prohibit smoking within four metres of any entrance to a building or in children's play areas. We recommend the use of the designated smoking areas.

Please check the Map for designated smoking areas.

Can my children visit Paradise Country on their own?

All children aged 13 years and under must be accompanied by an adult into Paradise Country.

Who is eligible for a Pensioner discount?

To qualify for reduced admission entry as a Pensioner, one of the following criteria must be met.

  • Holders of a valid Australian Government issued Pension Concession Card (PPC), including listed dependants will qualify for the pension rate. This does not include holders of Australian Health Care Cards. The Australian Pension Concession Card is issued to recipients of the following pension payments:
    • Sole Parenting Pension
    • Mature Aged Pension
    • Disability Pension
    • Holders of valid New Zealand Government issued Superannuation Card (SC). The card holder and listed dependants will qualify for the pension rate.
    • Holders of a valid Australian Government issued Seniors Card.
    • Holders of a valid New Zealand Seniors Card.
    • Holders of a valid Australian Government issued Veteran Affairs Pension Card.
    • Any person 65 years of age or older - proof of age is required.
    • Disabled rates are available for purchase at the ticket booths only on the day of your visit upon the presentation of a State or Commonwealth authority's Disability Pension card. A carer accompanying a disabled guest for the sole purpose of assisting that guest will be admitted free of charge providing a current Carer's Card (or similar) issued only by relevant State or Commonwealth authorities is produced.

    Can I bring my own lunch?

    You are not permitted to bring in food & beverage items including eskies and coolers. Guests with special dietary requirements as detailed below are exempt from this policy:
    • Guests with allergies
    • Infants and babies
    • Pre booked education groups

    Guests can bring in fruit and bottled water.

    Although a new policy for our parks, this is an industry standard practice employed by most theme parks as well as sporting and entertainment stadiums worldwide.

    How can I apply for a job at Paradise Country?

    Information about types of jobs, how to apply, traineeships, work experience and current vacancies can be found in the Employment section.

    Do you offer an Industry Discount?

    Industry rates are available to select domestic and international industry employees upon meeting certain criteria. For all domestic Industry rate requests please apply online here. If your request is approved, you will need to show proof of employment (a business card or letter from employer) plus photographic ID at the ticket booth.

    International - You must send a faxed request to the International Sales Department on 07 5588 2280 on your company letterhead with the employee's name, company, position and date of intended visit. The International Sales Department will then respond with a confirmation.