When you think of the Gold Coast, chances are you think of theme parks. Dreamworld is one of the best in the business, and if you haven't been there yet we urge you to pack up the kids in your car hire on the Gold Coast and set out for a day you'll never forget.

This theme park has been operating for more than 30 years and has definitely stood the test of time. There are rides here to suit every person in your family, from the thrill-seeker to the scaredy-cat. The BuzzSaw, The Wipeout and The Tower of Terror II are must-rides for all you adrenaline junkies out there, while a trip to Wiggles World will entertain the wee ones.

And, for those who have enjoyed driving their car hire in Brisbane around so much that they just don't want to stop, there are plenty of car-themed rides for you to try. The AVIS Vintage Cars are fun for the whole family, as are the Skadoosh Bumper Cars.

We recommend pre-purchasing your tickets online, so you don't spend your entire day in a queue. Once you're inside the theme park, you can also avoid having to wait in line by using Dreamworld's Q4U device. This allows you to queue virtually, reserving your spot in one ride's line while you're off enjoying another!

It does cost to do this, however; so a cheaper idea is to head for the back of the theme park as soon as you arrive. Don't believe us? This website states that 80 per cent of people will head either left or right when first entering the theme park. If you run towards the rides that are furthest afield, you could get a few goes in before the masses catch up with you.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now, and your car hire in the Brisbane airport while you're at it. There are also plenty more theme parks where Dreamworld came from – stay tuned for more!