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Cruising & Watersports

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Whale Watching

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What’s On

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Dining & Entertainment

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Tamborine Mountain

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Shopping, Health & Beauty

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Northern NSW

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Transport & Car Hire

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Gold Coast & Tweed Maps

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Gold Coast’s largest shopping destination Take the time to spoil yourself in style this holiday at Robina Town Centre. Featuring 350 stores, you’ll find all the exclusive brands including David Jones, Myer, Apple, Saba, Carla Zampatti, Cue, Guess, Ben Sherman, G-Star Raw and more. Unwind at the Promenade, Robina Town Centre with lakeside dining, AMF Bowling and Event Cinemas. It’s the in place to shop, dine and relax in style - all just 15 minutes from Surfers Paradise. Getting to Robina Town Centre Car - Take exit 79 or 82 on the M1 towards Robina parkway Bus - Surfside Bus Services numbers 748, 750, 751, 752, 755, 756 & 765 On arrival visit the Concierge Desk for your FREE jet in reward card for exclusive guest-only discounts. * Conditions apply.

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attractions There is no comparison to the Gold Coast’s choice of attractions and experiences that continue to evolve every day. Enjoying an ideal year round climate and an amazing variety of natural landscapes, including 70 kilometres of famous beach and 100,000 hectares of world heritageMJTUFESBJOGPSFTU UIFSFHJPOIBTCFFOBUUSBDUJOHWJTJUPSTTJODFmSTUTFUUMFNFOU Today, natural wonders are complemented by the largest selection of GBNJMZUIFNFQBSLT HPMmOHHSFFOT TIPQQJOHDFOUSFTBOESFTUBVSBOUT It’s easy to see why a Gold Coast holiday is the popular choice.

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19 Haunted House

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21 Gold Coast Fishermen’s Co-op Hummer Safari

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activities 22 Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club 23 Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach Further information 101

24 Old Time Photos 25 King Tutt’s Putt Putt Further information 101

26 Go Karting Gold Coast Further information 99

27 Birch Carroll & Coyle   3DFLÀF)DLU 28 Grandpa’s Antique Photos 29 Jetboat Extreme

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30 Balloon Aloft Paradise Jet Boating Further information 101

Australia’s sixth largest city invites you to enjoy the southern hemisphere’s largest range of activities and discover something new. From pure, adrenalin-packed fun to natural indulgence, the contrasts of the Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could desire in one friendly place.

beaches The Gold Coast boasts 30 different beaches each with their own personality and providing a welcoming village feel. Wide expanses of sand are ideal for walking, while the more secluded enclaves feature an exclusively intimate, private feel. World-famous surf breaks to the south include Snapper Rocks, Duranbah, Coolangatta, Kirra and Currumbin Alley, while South Stradbroke, Narrowneck and the Seaway are the picks to the north. For family fun, you can’t go past the popular swimming spots of Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, plus Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks. Burleigh Heads provides the complete package with barrelling waves, a scenic headland and a cosy coastal setting.

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whale watching Between the months of June to November the typically calm waters of the Gold Coast begin to bristle with life as approximately 15,000 majestic Humpback whales arrive to mate and give birth in South-East Queensland’s calm inshore waters. The Gold Coast provides a fantastic opportunity for whale watch enthusiasts to get up close and personal with one of the largest living mammals on Earth. The Humpback whales playful and naturally curious nature ensures whale watchers are never disappointed, as these friendly giants are regularly seen breaching, tails slapping and spy hopping just metres from whale watch vessels. Due to the accessibility, concentration of whales and possessing the longest whale watching season in the country, the Gold Coast has become Australia’s premier whale watching destination and arguably the new whale watch capital of the world.

Humpback whale sightings are guaranteed on each and every whale watch cruise and with the affectionately named Humpback highway just 10 minutes off Surfers Paradise you can enjoy a half day whale watch cruise and and leave your morning or afternoon free to indulge in other great Gold Coast activities.

fun facts t The Humpback whale’s closest land based relative is the Hippopotamus t A Humpback whale calf will drink up to 400 litres of milk per day t There she blow’s … The Humpback whales blow leave its lungs at more than 600km per hour. Copy supplied by Whales in Paradise.

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what's on

what's on Check out some special events that are “not to be missed” while you’re holidaying on the Gold Coast …

21 - 22 Apr Supanova Pop Culture Expo GOLD COAST CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE, BROADBEACH Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of sciencemDUJPO  QVMQ 57NPWJFT  UPZT  DPOTPMF HBNJOH  USBEJOH DBSET  BOJNBUJPODBSUPPOT  fantasy, comic books, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek and where getting into cosplay (costume role-play) is the obvious thing to do! Tickets to the Gold Coast Expo are on sale now. Remember, children 12 years or under get in FREE with a paying adult. supanova.com.au

5 May Prime Minister's Cup Raceday GOLD COAST TURF CLUB, SURFERS PARADISE Celebrate the start of the Winter Racing Carnival with the Gold Coast Turf Club’s Prime Minister’s Cup Raceday on Saturday the 5th of May. *UXJMMCFBOBDUJPOQBDLFEFWFOU mMMFEXJUIJODSFEJCMFSBDJOH GBTIJPOT  live music and entertainment! Off the track, the stylish lads and ladies will be strutting their stuff in the Fashions on the Field competition for an amazing array of prizes. General admission is $20 and a wide variety of restaurant dining and function packages available! goldcoastturf.com.au

20 May Gold Coast Million Paws Walk DOUG JENNINGS PARK, THE SPIT, SEAWORLD DRIVE (FUJOWPMWFEPO4VOEBZ.BZ øCZFOKPZJOHBIFBMUIZXBML NJOHMF with other pet owners, enter fantastic competitions and end the day by relaxing with great entertainment, a variety of food and drink, exhibitor stalls and animal demonstrations. Funds raised through walk registrations and online fundraising goes towards vital programs, services and campaigns undertaken by RSPCA Qld, as well as looking after the animals in our care. On the day rego: from 8.30am. Walk commences: 10.30am. Length of walk: 1.5km & 3km. millionpawswalk.com.au

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BROADBEACH Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival 2012 will be the festivals 11th consecutive year. With over 450,000 people in attendance since the festivals inception, Blues on Broadbeach is regarded as one of the world’s largest free festivals. Experience the sound that started it all with 4 huge outdoor stages plus more than 10 Broadbeach venues hosting FREE live entertainment throughout the 4 day festival. Blues on Broadbeach combines the best blues artists with the immaculate Broadbeach location, all absolutely FREE. Experience the smooth sounds, sights and atmosphere that make Blues on Broadbeach a premiere event. bluesonbroadbeach.com

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The 34th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held from 30 June – 1 July 2012 in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. The world class event is set to attract more than 25,000 participants of all ages and abilities and will include the full 42.195km Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Queensland Health 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. goldcoastmarathon.com.au

COOLANGATTA The Cooly Rocks On festival is an iconic 50’s & 60’s nostalgia festival which is held annually in Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. The festival is a must-do on any tourists calendar and features dance competitions and workshops, spectacular live music, iconic Nostalgia .BSLFUT BOE PG DPVSTF   ø DMBTTJD DBST PO EJTQMBZÞ 2012 also introduces the all new Kirra Surf precinct XIJDI XJMM DBQUVSF UIF IFBSU PG BOZ TVSmOH FOUIVTJBTU 07 5599 2081 or coolyrockson.com

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Directly across the state border from Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous holiday destination, the Tweed region offers a tranquil, naturebased alternative to the busy resorts and glittering highrises of the Gold Coast.

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Just 15 minutes drive south of the Gold Coast Airport, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover a unique combination of quintessentially Australian experiences â&#x20AC;&#x201C; unspoilt beaches, World Heritage rainforests, rural villages, eclectic communities, lush farmland and more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all centred around the sweeping slopes of Mt Warning.

Over the millennia, the rich volcanic soils have nurtured deep pockets of lush rainforests where easy and challenging bushwalks take you into a magical world of tangled vines and palm glades interspersed with crystal clear creeks and tumbling waterfalls. â&#x20AC;Ś continued on page 75

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Travelling through the valley, those same soils give nourishment to acres of emerald green farmland blanketed across gently rolling hills, dotted with a string of quirky villages where the Tweedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eclectic artisans and craftspeople showcase their talents in country galleries and at weekend markets. Friendly bed-andbreakfasts, luxury homestays and hideaway cabin retreats offer the ideal base for explorations, while you relax and soak up the serenity. The other side of this paradise is found along the 35 LJMPNFUSFTPG1BDJmDDPBTUMJOFXIFSFBOFOEMFTTTUSFUDI of uncrowded surf beaches and calm river inlets are a major drawcard for Australian and international holidaymakers. Against this idyllic beach-and-bushland backdrop, a wealth of activity options cater for visitors of all persuasions: Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the adrenalin rush of deepsea mTIJOHDIBSUFSTUIFDIBMMFOHFPGDMJNCJOH.U8BSOJOH UIFUISJMMPGnZmTIJOHGPS"VTUSBMJBOCBTTUIFFYDJUFNFOU PGMFBSOJOHUPTVSGUIFKPZPGXIBMFXBUDIJOHGSPN+VOF UP/PWFNCFSUIFTJNQMFQMFBTVSFPGLBZBLJOH DSVJTJOH PSIPVTFCPBUJOHBMPOHUIFDSFFLTBOESJWFSXBZTBOE much, much more.

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Don't miss these natural Gold Coast attractions . . . Natural Bridge Rainforest, Springbrook National Park Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park is a most unusual geological feature created over millions of years by water tumbling through the roof of a basalt cave. Natural Bridge is home to an amazing colony of glow-worms, whose lights can be seen only after sunset. Lookouts and lush rainforest also grace this part of the Gondwna Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, making it one of the most popular parks in Australia. Take the short circuit walk to the natural arch over Cave Creek, and view the unique waterfall and cave. Enjoy a picnic and relax in cool rainforest. Join a nocturnal tour to see delicate glow-worms. (Remember a torch for the walk, but turn it off once in the cave.) During the day, hear the calls of QBSBEJTFSJnFCJSET HSFFODBUCJSETBOEXPNQPPGSVJUEPWFT HOW TO GET THERE: Natural Bridge is located on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, about four kilometres north of UIFCPSEFSHBUF'SPNUIF1BDJmD)JHIXBZ ZPVDBOUVSOPGGBU Nerang (30 kms to the park) or at Mudgeeraba (42 kms to the park via Springbrook plateau). The scenic access roads are winding and should be travelled with care.

Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook National Park From the Purling Brook Falls lookout in Springbrook National Park, take the track along the top of the cliffs through open forest sprinkled with cycads to the top of Tanninaba Falls. From here, you can see the Gold Coast and Purling Brook Valley. The track leads down 450 steps into the rainforested valley and along to spectacular Tanninaba Falls which is almost concealed within rock. Continue through the rainforest to the Purling Brook Falls that plunge more than 100m into the valley. A sidetrack leads one kilometre down the creek to the rainforest fringed Waringa Pool. Admire buttress roots, epiphytes, and a grove of piccabeen palms along the way to the falls. The track then steadily winds its way back up to the cliff tops through PQFOFVDBMZQUGPSFTUXJUIBXJMEnPXFSIFBUIVOEFSTUPSFZ HOW TO GET THERE: 'SPNUIF1BDJmD.PUPSXBZ 4QSJOHCSPPL plateau is 29 kms from Mudgeeraba or 42 kms from Nerang. &YJUUIF1BDJmD.PUPSXBZBU.VEHFFSBCB FYJUGSPNUIFOPSUI  exit 80 from the south) and follow the Gold Coast-Springbrook 3PBE"MUFSOBUJWFMZ FYJUUIF1BDJmD.PUPSXBZBU/FSBOH FYJU  and follow the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road for 42 kms then take the Springbrook turn-off at Pine Creek Road. Both bitumen roads are steep and narrow.


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Paradise Point is at the northern end of the Gold Coast; this suburb is located on the Broadwater and offers beautiful waterfront homes, parks and shopping. Breathtaking walking tracks along the Broadwater make for some fun exercise with the family and the parks are ideal for a barbeque lunch. Paradise Point offers boutique style shopping, with the local shops offering a nice, village feel to the area.

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3VOBXBZ#BZJTKVTUmWFNJOVUFTTPVUIPG1BSBEJTF Point, also predominantly on the waterfront. Runaway Bay has a marina, large shopping centre, sporting complexes and much more. Runaway Bay also offers several parks for family picnics either waterfront or a bit further inland. Harbour Town Shopping Centre is just a two minute drive from Runaway Bay.

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labrador to main beach -BCSBEPSXBTPOFPGUIFmSTUTVCVSCTUPCFEFWFMPQFEPO the Gold Coast back in the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. With original houses still standing, you can enjoy some sights of the retro-style homes. Located on the Broadwater it offers delightful views of Wave Break Island. There is a lovely walking/ riding path that runs right along the water allowing you to soak up the wonderful surroundings. Southport is one of the larger business districts of the (PME$PBTU:PVXJMMBMTPmOEUIF(PME$PBTU)PTQJUBM  the Court House and a multitude of businesses and an array of shopping venues in Southport. Just a short drive over the bridge from Southport is Main Beach, home to Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace and the Southport Yacht Club. This is the mecca for the boating society of the Gold Coast. Tedder Avenue is another attraction within Main Beach which offers an BSSBZPGCPVUJRVFEFTJHOFSTUPSFTBOETPNFPGUIFmOFTU restaurants the Gold Coast has to offer.

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surfers paradise Surfers Paradise is the Gold Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major tourist destination due to one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most iconic beaches. Shopping is abundant in Surfers Paradise with several major shopping centres including Centro Surfers Paradise, Chevron Renaissance and the newly opened Hilton High Street. There are specialty and souvenir shops aplenty plus many boutique stores to peruse. Attractions include the Hard Rock CafĂŠ, The 8BY.VTFVN )BVOUFE)PVTF *OmOJUZ 5JNF[POF 0ME Time Photos, Grandpaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photos, King Tutts Putt Putt and much more. Dining is a pleasure in Surfers Paradise with restaurants UPTVJUFWFSZQBMFUUFGSPNQJ[[BBOEQBTUBUPmWFTUBS mOFEJOJOHBOEFWFSZUIJOHJOCFUXFFO4VSGFST1BSBEJTF comes alive at night with street entertainment and markets along the beach every Wednesday and Friday evening.

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Broadbeach is located right on the beaches of the Gold Coast. Broadbeach is another highly distinguished precinct of shopping, dining and entertainment. Home to two major shopping centres, The Oasis and 1BDJmD'BJS#SPBECFBDIJTBMTPUIFIPNFPG+VQJUFST Casino, Draculaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabaret Restaurant, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and several sporting clubs. The Kurrawa Surf Club is a picturesque place to enjoy the beauty of the beaches, enjoy a nice, relaxing meal and soak in the true lifestyle of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gold Coasterâ&#x20AC;?. Broadbeach is quickly becoming infamous as the dining capital of the Gold Coast. There are many restaurants in Broadbeach catering to every budget and taste. The night comes alive in Broadbeach with entertainment, night clubs and late night restaurants.

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Located on the pristine sands of the Gold Coast, Mermaid Beach is located south of Broadbeach and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll notice the high-rises are not quite so high anymore. Mermaid Beach is home to Hedges Avenue, also known as Millionaires Row on the Gold Coast. If you want to see pristine property on the Gold Coast, Hedges Avenue is a must go and see. Mermaid Beach is home to Putt Putt for some family fun and an array of restaurants from family dining bistros to quaint, themed restaurants for a romantic evening.

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Miami is a beautiful little beachside suburb of the Gold Coast, offering beautiful beaches, lovely parks for family picnics and barbeques, and several restaurants for dining. Miami is also the home of the Pizzey Park sporting complex and the Burleigh Bears local rugby league club. Miami is a quieter suburb of the Gold Coast, but still central to everything the Gold Coast has to offer.

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#VSMFJHI)FBETJTIPNFUPPOFPGUIFCFTUTVSmOH beaches on the Gold Coast. The Burleigh Headland is the perfect spot to soak in the Gold Coast beachfront. With markets along the esplanade every Sunday, large, open parks for the kids to play, walking, bicycle mUOFTTUSBDLTBOEOBUJPOBMQBSLT #VSMFJHIIBT something to suit the whole family. Burleigh is also the home to David Fleay Wildlife Park and other family activities. Shopping options include Stockland Burleigh Shopping Centre and James Street. #VSMFJHIBMTPPGGFSTTPNFPGUIFmOFTUUSFOEZMJUUMF seaside restaurants on the Gold Coast. The beaches are spectacular, the people are friendly, the views are priceless and Burleigh is the epitome of what the Gold Coast lifestyle is all about.

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Palm Beach is a stunning beachfront suburb of the Gold Coast. The features of Palm Beach include clean beaches, surf clubs, parks and waterways. Palm Beach is a very laid back area away from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the Gold Coast. There are several restaurants to choose from and most accommodation in Palm Beach is absolute beachfront.Take the kids exploring to the ‘Pirate Park’ located at the mouth of the Currumbin Estuary, enjoy a coffee while your little buccaneers prepare to surrender and walk the plank at this exciting park. BBQ and toilet facilities make the ‘Pirate Park’ a relaxing and care-free family day out.

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Laguna Park is amongst the top kid’s parks on the Gold Coast, also located in Palm Beach. The entire playground is fenced so there is no fear of the little ones escaping! There is a large array of interactive and fun equipment for kids of all ages. BBQ and toilet facilities are also available, and if you are lucky, you may catch some of the live entertainment sometimes playing on the weekends. Located on a beautiful lake, Laguna Park is the ideal background for a family picnic or BBQ.

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The suburb of Currumbin has the best of both worlds. It is nestled on the beautiful Currumbin Creek which winds its XBZEPXOUPUIF1BDJmD0DFBOGSPN8PSMEIFSJUBHFMJTUFE subtropical rainforests 20 kilometers inland. It meets the sea at â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the Currumbin Alleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which offers both north-facing, still water swimming and a World-famous, sand-bottomed, point, surf break, formed by the majestic Currumbin Rock. Currumbin also has an easterly facing surf beach to the south of the Alley and this is bounded by the picturesque Elephant Rock. Inland you can visit the Currumbin Rock Pools and Cougal Cascades, a 25 minute drive into the tranquil Currumbin Valley. Next stop south, is the pristine Bilinga Beach, which is opposite the Gold Coast Airport and the Southern Cross University. Walk this beautiful beach and you will think you are on a deserted island, as you are bounded by high sand dunes to the west.

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Passing by the North Kirra SLSC, you can drive or walk to Rainbow Bay/Point Danger, a spectacular end point of the Great Ocean Walkway and also the Queensland/New South Wales border. Kirra Point, with its lookout above, is home to one of the best, sand-bottomed, point, surf breaks in the World. The Kirra Hill Lookout is a must-see for spectacular views to Surfers Paradise and east to Snapper Rocks.

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Passing around Kirra Point takes you into Coolangatta, a vibrant hub of accommodation houses, restaurants and retail. Greenmount Beach and Headland offer spectacular north facing views from the beach and lookouts. Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks, with Point Danger above, are the favourite destinations for many families who like to visit because of the safe beaches, which are a year-round playground. Point Danger is the most easterly aspect on Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mainland and offers spectacular views to the north, east and south, including the Tweed River below.

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further information Australia’s Gold Coast is an endless playground of entertainment and adventure, because fun comes in all types and styles. It is a promise of big smiles and warm memories in a spectacle of golden beaches, legendary theme parks, iconic rainforests, and lively entertainment.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Dracula’s Cabaret Fish the Deep Charters Go Karting Gold Coast

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Feel the excitement of life in the fun lane, where the sun shines on an unlimited variety of things to see and do all year round. Cuddle a koala, learn to surf, and walk a World Heritage listed rainforest trail in a day full of natural adventure. Scream with excitement on the biggest and best theme park rides, browsing the boutiques, or putting your way to a win on a championship golf course. And as the sun sets over this city by the sea, treat yourself to an international stage show, dine on the freshest local produce and take your cocktail beachside as the Gold Coast glimmers through the night.

ADVENTURE PARC

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The first Australian Adventure Parc opened 4 years ago at Thunderbird Park - Mount Tamborine. In October 2009, the second Adventure Parc, the Green Challenge opened at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This concept combines the thrill of challenging adventure courses in the trees with the tranquility of the natural forest. It is a healthy and friendly activity in a safe environment. Adventure Parc is designed for family fun, fitness and team building. Safety equipment and safety instructions are provided to ensure every adventurer has a safe and exhilarating experience. Fully trained safety instructors are spread throughout the courses to supervise and help. Visit our Adventure Parc to test how good your balance is and how high you can go!

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With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest surroundings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to get closer to our amazing native wildlife. The Sanctuary is an Advanced Eco-Tourism Certified and Queensland heritage listed property which offers a world of discovery through 17 fascinating daily wildlife shows and countless displays. You can cuddle a koala, experience the wild lorikeet feeding, Free-Flight Bird Show, Cold Blooded Reptiles Show and feed the kangaroos. Aboriginal dancers perform daily, plus much more, including the Green Challenge Adventure Parc – an exhilarating tree-tops ropes course and the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Wildlife Hospital.

Experience an unforgettable evening of award winning dining, comedy, entertainment and a thousand thrills!

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Our eccentric cocktail lounge boasts an impressive array of Hollywood horror collectibles, as well as fun interactive displays and dozens of animated gimmicks. Thrill at the amazing special effects, ride a ghost train into the theatre, marvel at the ingenious, mind-blowing cabaret production … and the food alone is worth the admission price!

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HAUNTED HOUSE

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Promising to freak out all on the Gold Coast the creaky doors to the Haunted House are open. Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most unique walk through attraction, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guaranteed to scare the pants off you! A mind-bending journey through five storeys of pure Haunted House â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thrillertainmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, one can expect labyrinths of spooky passages, a museum of weird collectibles, dare doors, leaping monsters and state-of-the-art special FX. Other levels feature The Carnival of Freaks Museum where guests can wander at their own pace and experience a weird and, at times, hysterical collection of horror memorabilia, oddities and optical illusions. Also on show, the Vampyre Lair, Mirror Maze and Phobia Level.

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Infinity is made up of an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity.

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KINGSTON PARK RACEWAY

One of the most action packed, powerfully exhilarating days out. Jetboat Extreme activities are an adrenaline rush youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;'ll never forget when you visit the Gold Coast. Blasting through the Gold Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Broadwater, taking in the sights of waterfront mansions, the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace, Seaworld and the Spit. And then the real fun starts with Jetboat Extremeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 630hp twin jet-power turbo engines delivering speeds up to and over 80 kmph. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spin and slide your way around sandbanks and along pristine beaches. Then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll jet your way to Wave Break Island, across to South Stradbroke Island and into the Seaway for the ultimate adventure.

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3 fully themed mini golf courses 18 holes each:

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Experience the latest outdoor adventure activity here on the Gold Coast. Suitable for all ages six and above, perfect for families. Choose between a dry rotational ride in the Harness Ball for up to two riders or dive into a Hydro Ball with 40 litres of water and up to three riders, the ultimate water slide! Come for a ‘challenge’ or just for fun with swimmers, towels and camera. *Weight and height restrictions apply to all riders. OzBall is the ONLY Zorbing site in Australia with free entry, come along and watch the action before deciding which ride.

2 Indoors: Egyptian - Putt amongst the mummies and become acquainted with Cleopatra. Enter King Tutankhamen's 'glow in the dark' tombs if you dare, but beware of his loyal cobra. Jurassic - Come face to face with prehistoric dinosaurs whilst putting but remember your camera for the photo opportunity with King Kong. 1 Outside: Tutt’s Challenge - Think you're a puttputt pro? Why not try Tutt's Challenge outside. Putt amongst the tropical gardens but beware of the giant Croc lying in wait as you play!

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The No.1 Jet Boat Ride on the Gold Coast. Adrenalin. Excitement. Thrills. Adventure. Speed. Operating in areas of the Broadwater and Marine Park exclusive to Paradise Jetboating, our rides are famous for their mix of Jetboating thrills, stunning scenery & wonderful sightseeing. Experience full 360º spins, high speed drifting and other exciting shallow water manoeuvres while we explore the Gold Coast’s unique waterways … It’s the complete Jetboating Adventure!!! Beware of false claims – Only Paradise Jetboating are the Original, Biggest and Best. We have thrilled almost 120,000 passengers…NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

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Play up to 54 holes of Putt Putt Golf over three fantastically themed 18 hole Courses – Jungle Trail, Fun Run & Waterways. Putt your way through a crazy world of colourful characters, friendly animals, motorized obstacles and themed music at every twist and turn. Enjoy special treats at the 19th Hole Refreshments, play video games or barbeque in the Jungle Retreat. Open every day & night 9am-10pm including all public holidays. Anzac Day from 1:30pm.

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Reward yourself with an experience of a lifetime and ride aboard the Worlds most modern amphibious Quackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r Duck. Discover Surfers Paradise like never before. By esplanade, travel alongside Surfers Paradiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idyllic beaches and past Narrowneckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s man-made surfing reef. Watch the excitement of Sea World from your elevated seating position. Then get ready for the excitement of making a big splash into the Broadwater, only to be relieved that the Quackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;rDuck really can swim. Cruise past Marina Mirage and the Millionaire homes of Paradise Waters. All this and lots, lots more â&#x20AC;Ś

Scenic Hinterland Day Tours offers you the greatest range of tours available. Our tour staff are friendly and professional. Spend a day visiting Springbrook, Natural Arch & Tropical Fruit World as well as 5 waterfalls and a Winery on our Springbrook Tour, or take a look at Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Cape Byron Light House, Sugar Cane Fields and Bangalow on our Byron Bay Tour. Whichever tour you choose to take, you will have a wonderful day, and a memorable experience never to forget.

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THE WAX MUSEUM At the Wax Museum you can meet famous people who made history, all presented in authentically reproduced costumes of their times. Experience two different worlds ~ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chamber Of Horrorsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The World In Waxâ&#x20AC;?. The World in Wax is an exciting educational journey through time. Witness and explore our past and present heroes, scientists, movie stars, villains and much more. In the Chamber Of Horrors there is a grim, staggering record of Human Cruelty throughout the ages... More spine chilling than fiction - the only display of its kind in the world.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Believe It or Not!â&#x20AC;? Odditorium NOW OPEN in Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise. Explore 15 air-conditioned galleries and see the rarest, most unbelievable exhibits, interactive games, unusual oddities, magic, mystery, incredible illusions and the most amazing movies you will ever see!

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