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Cruising & Watersports

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Cruising & Watersports

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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’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 heritage-listed

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10 Crystal Castle

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11 Rainforest Skywalk 12 Dracula’s Cabaret Further information 106

13 The Wax Museum Further information 111

14 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Further information 110

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18 Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Further information 106

19 Adventure Parc

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20 Alma Park Zoo Gold Coast Fishermen’s Co-op 21 Gold Coast Turf Club 22 Commonwealth Games 23 Gold Coast Blaze

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gold coast city wins right to host 2018 commonwealth games Queensland’s favourite tourist destination, the Gold Coast, has won the right to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Southport and an upgrade of Metricon Stadium to seat 40,000 people for the opening and closing ceremonies to name a few.

The Gold Coast City is a young multi-cultural City that welcomes 11 million tourists a year to enjoy its beaches, hinterland, theme parks and many major events - and is the ideal location to attract the Commonwealth’s best athletes.

The Games will also generate up to $2 billion in economic CFOFmUT XJUIVQUP GVMMUJNFKPCTDSFBUFECFUXFFO and 2020.

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28 Old Time Photos 29 Putt Putt Golf Mermaid Beach Further information 110

30 Go Karting Gold Coast Further information 107

31 Jetboat Extreme Further information 108

32 Grandpa’s Antique Photos 33 Jet Ski Safaris Further information 108

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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.

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top parks for kids The Gold Coast has some fantastic parks for kids. Designed to encourage the imagination of little people, the playgrounds incorporate many themes that will keep children entertained for hours. Here are just some of our fantastic parks for kids: Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach. This beautiful open space foreshore park is situated in central Broadbeach and has a large shaded playground that is sure to entertain the kids for hours. Let them try out the pedal powered monorail, climb the pirate ship, slip down the slides and play in the sand pit. A great park to take your swimmers and a picnic as well! Palm Beach Parklands, Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach. The new pirate playground at Palm Beach Parklands will keep the kids entertained for hours! The pirate ship has many nooks and crannies, perfect for the little explorer! Take your swimmers and enjoy the beautiful Palm Beach beachside, and make a day of it! The Dune Cafe is a great coffee outlet for mum and dad, or even breakfast or lunch for the family. Open from 7.30am daily, it’s a great place to relax.

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Washington Waters Park, Gold Coast Highway, opposite Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Southport. Adventure awaits for all ages in this playground park by the beautiful Broadwater. Bring your bike and try out the mini bike circuit, IBWFBHPPOUIFIVHFnZJOHGPY QFEBMBSPVOEPOUIF monorail, swim in the safe swimming enclosure or try out the Velectron! Activities for all ages and a great place to have a picnic and cool off on a hot summer’s day.


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17 Dec Broadbeach Christmas Carols KURRAWA PARK, BROADBEACH Celebrate the most special time of the year with the Broadbeach Christmas Carols, presented by Broadbeach Alliance and Executive Producer Allister McCormick. Enjoy a spectacular FWFOJOH mMMFE XJUI MJWF FOUFSUBJONFOU GSPN B IPTU PG BDUT BMM joining together under the summer stars to celebrate the spirit of Christmas in this fantastic FREE evening concluding with a mSFXPSLTEJTQMBZQNoGBDFQBJOUJOH 4BOUBTFMWFTBOENPSF QNo#SPBECFBDI$ISJTUNBT$BSPMTCFHJO

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6 - 7 Jan Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival GOLD COAST CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE, BROADBEACH These summer holidays, Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, will perform in the musical extravaganza Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. Joined by Disney favourites, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, UIJTGVOmMMFEDPODFSUFYQFSJFODFJTTVSF to entertain the whole family! Come join them for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.

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BURLEIGH HEADS The Breaka Burleigh Pro returns in 2012. With plenty of great vantage points, don’t miss your chance to see the world’s best surfers taking on the iconic waves of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast.

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dining & entertainment The multicultural nature of the Gold Coast has brought about a deliciously successful food and wine industry. The region’s produce is in high demand in international markets, particularly Southeast Asia and the USA, but travellers to the Gold Coast get the chance to sample every possible combination in the city’s vibrant restaurants. Having attracted prominent restaurateurs and operators

46 Eating In @ The Fair 47 The Groove Train 48 Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern The Tandoori Place 49 Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts 50 Billy Baxter’s Hard Rock Cafe 51 Centro Surfers Paradise 52 Piazza on the Boulevard D’Arcy Arms 53 The Arts Centre Gold Coast 54 Surf Clubs

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from the southern capitals and around the world to progress this dynamic region, has ensured locations such as Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Coolangatta and the Hinterland remain highly regarded for their delectable choice of dining options. Similarly, beachside cafes, snack bars and budget priced eateries are in abundance to ensure a taste to suit every style.


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+ Multi Award Winning Restaurant + Open 7 days - Lunch & Dinner Specialising in Tandoori (clay oven cooking), Curries & Indian Sweets

Private room available – Surfers Paradise only 15 to 55 people For all curries except seafood, goat & kangaroo. Other special dishes can be purchased for $15.95. No other discounts. Dine between 5:00pm & 6:30pm

Runaway Bay 3/455 Oxley Dr Southport 119 Scarborough St Surfers Paradise 30 Laycock St Chevron Island 1/57 Thomas Dr Broadbeach 2657 Gold Coast Hwy Miami 2035 Gold Coast Hwy Palm Beach 8/1156 Gold Coast Hwy Coolangatta 2/102 Griffith St Indian Shop - 205/87 Griffith St

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Nobby Beach

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northern new south wales 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. The entire region is contained within the caldera of an ancient shield volcano that encircles the base of the mountain, rising up to jungle-shrouded cliff-faces in the west and opening out POUPUIFSPMMJOH1BDJmDDPBTUMJOFJOUIFFBTU 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 81

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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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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 CFBDIFTPOUIF(PME$PBTU5IF#VSMFJHI)FBEMBOEJT the perfect spot to soak in the Gold Coast beachfront. With markets along the esplanade every Sunday, large, open parks for the kids to play, walking, bicycle mUOFTTUSBDLTBOEOBUJPOBMQBSLT #VSMFJHIIBT something to suit the whole family. Burleigh is also the home to David Fleay Wildlife Park and other family activities. Shopping options include Stockland Burleigh Shopping Centre and James Street. #VSMFJHIBMTPPGGFSTTPNFPGUIFmOFTUUSFOEZMJUUMF TFBTJEFSFTUBVSBOUTPOUIF(PME$PBTU5IFCFBDIFT 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 AUIF$VSSVNCJO"MMFZ XIJDIPGGFSTCPUIOPSUIGBDJOH TUJMMXBUFS TXJNNJOHBOEB8PSMEGBNPVT TBOECPUUPNFE QPJOU TVSG break, formed by the majestic Currumbin Rock. Currumbin also IBTBOFBTUFSMZGBDJOHTVSGCFBDIUPUIFTPVUIPGUIF"MMFZBOE this is bounded by the picturesque Elephant Rock. Inland you DBOWJTJUUIF$VSSVNCJO3PDL1PPMTBOE$PVHBM$BTDBEFT B minute drive into the tranquil Currumbin Valley.

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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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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!

An enchanting experience removed from the everyday. Wander the magical gardens of mystic statues, walk the ancient labyrinth, and marvel at the exquisite jewellery, crystals, books and treasures on offer. Relax at the Lotus cafĂŠ with tempting treats and fresh produce provide brunch, lunch or a well deserved coffee break. Dragons, fairies and magical crystals can be found on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Questâ&#x20AC;?. An extensive playground and the enchanting treasure room adventure awaits children of all ages. Spend a day at the Crystal Castle. Only 20 minutes from Byron.

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Open 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas day). Group bookings are available upon request.

DRACULAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CABARET

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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 â&#x20AC;Ś 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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HOT AIR GOLD COAST

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The BEST value in Australia - Hot Air balloon Ride PLUS wine tasting at O'Reilly's Vineyard & Grand Homestead.

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JET SKI SAFARIS

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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.

We specialise in serious fun and adventure here at Jet Ski Safaris, as we lead you on an unforgettable journey through narrow tidal passages that snake their way through endless miles of untamed mangrove everglades and along pristine, sandy Island beaches. With over 10 years of operating experience, we are considered the ultimate, no1 Experience on the Gold Coast. Choose your own speed; our skis are not restricted. We take as many guides as needed to ensure you can travel at the pace that suits you. Package deals available.

55 Minute Ultimate Ride

2.5hr Nth Straddie Adventure - $180 pp twin share or $360 per ski 1.5hr Sth Straddie Adventure - $110 pp twin share or $220 per ski 20km Tour, 40mins - $70 pp twin share or $140 per ski Circuit, 30mins - $59 pp twin share or $100 per ski

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Kingston Park Raceway is Australia’s Premier Karting Attraction.

KING TUTT’S PUTT PUTT

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3 fully themed mini golf courses 18 holes each: 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.

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OFF ROAD RUSH

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OZ BALL

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You can get airborne in one of our Competition V8 Race Buggies, the only experience in Australia to offer you a fully race prepped V8 Buggy. For you to drive. Or you might like to try our WRX Turbo Rally Cars where you can get sideways and have a load of fun on the Off Road Circuit. Or if you can’t decide on which one why not do both? A V8 Race Buggy and WRX Turbo Rally Combo package will give you the best of both Worlds in the one location!

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.

We are only 35 minutes north of Surfers Paradise and transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.

Open 10:00am to 5:00pm daily; remember your swimmers and towels.

Packages start at just $50 for passenger HOT LAPS and $199 for DRIVE PACKAGES

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PARADISE JET BOATING

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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 360Âş spins, high speed drifting and other exciting shallow water manoeuvres while we explore the Gold Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique waterways â&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the complete Jetboating Adventure!!! Beware of false claims â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Only Paradise Jetboating are the Original, Biggest and Best. We have thrilled almost 120,000 passengersâ&#x20AC;ŚNOW ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YOUR TURN!

Holes of fun for everyone! Play up to 54 holes of Putt Putt Golf over 3 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.

EarlyBird Special Discount* Rides start from only: Adult $49 Child $35 Family $145 FREE Transfers - Get aboard our exciting, 10 seat, open-air â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SuperJeepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for a fun ride to our Main Beach Adventure Terminal*

QUACKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;R DUCK 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

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RIPLEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 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! ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A COMPLETELY NEW EXPERIENCE! Open every day and night 9am till Late â&#x20AC;&#x153;SOULâ&#x20AC;? , Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise

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See the Gold Coast in a whole new light with Rivers Dinner Cruises â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gold Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only cruising restaurant. Relax with a sensational seafood buffet on a luxurious air conditioned vessel. Add to that beautiful Gold Coast scenery, dance floor and entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the perfect night out. Departing from Marina Mirage, we head out for the first of many perfect photo opportunities of the Surfers Paradise skyline. Turning north we cruise past the Gold Coast Seaway up to Runaway Bay. A scenery highlight is Sovereign Islands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; home to the largest and most expensive waterfront properties on the Gold Coast. We then continue at a leisurely pace back towards Marina Mirage.

SCENIC HINTERLAND

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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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