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WE LOVE SUMMER! Enjoy unlimited use of our exclusive Z4K Waterpark!

Meet Our

Characters! ...Paradise for Parents! We help you find time for yourself this holiday

The Zone 4 Kids Club Gets A Makeover! Booking your kids into Z4K just got even easier with our new easy to use new booking App!

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Contents

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4. Character Catch Up

Guest letters, competitions and what’s new with Dusty!

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6. Zone 4 Kids Club

All you need to know for a fun time in the Z4K

8. Z4K Waterpark

15. Resort Map

Centrefold Resort Map includes a pull-out poster of all the characters

Providing hours of family fun, enjoy unlimited use throughout your stay.

11. Dusty’s Adventureland

Join Dusty for an adventure this holiday

12. Activities

With so many activities to choose from you’ll never need to leave the resort!

14. Planet Chill

20. Bistro Zagame’s

Join us in the Bistro and discover why ‘Everybody Loves Zagame’s’

21. Poolside Cafe & Bar

The perfect place to enjoy a Pizza, Cocktail or Character Mocktail by the pool

22. Zone 4 Adults

Our guide to ice skating in the coolest place in paradise!

KIDS WILL BE KIDS Message to Parents...

Our guide to discovering ‘Paradise for Parents’ this family holiday

14 24. Explore Gold Coast

‘Famous for Fun’ - The Gold Coast has so much on offer to help complete your family holiday

28. Hotel Directory

Our A-Z guide to discovering Paradise Resort

30. Future Developments What’s next for Paradise Resort

We take all care and attention towards the safety and well-being of your children whilst at Paradise Resort Gold Coast, however it is YOUR ultimate responsibilty to ensure that your children are kept out of harms way and are following the rules AT ALL TIMES

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Introducing… Our Characters! she shares some of her moves during the live character show on the stage by the waterpark.

Captain

Captain is a friendly, swashbuckling pirate who loves to sail the high seas.

Cleo is also a super talented cook and loves to make cookies and cupcakes.

When he’s not singing and dancing in the live character show- Captain and Friends LIVE! his favourite activity is searching for buried treasure. Be sure to look out for this cheeky fellow around the resort – he loves to make new friends!

Cleo

Cleo is a sparkling princess from a land far, far away called Glitterton. Cleo loves to dance and you can join her as

Join her and her REC friends for Cupcake Decorating during your stay.

Astro

Astro is our “Out of this World’ friend all the way from a planet called Bubbleton. He has a rocket backpack ‘and he ain’t afraid to fly it’ all around the galaxy. He can also be spotted showing off his moves, Ice Skating in Planet Chill.

Astro’s Space Station, Z4K Kids Club

Dusty

Dusty is our mate from the Outback. When he’s not wrestling a crocodile or saving native, Aussie wildlife from pesky critters, he hangs out here at Paradise Resort. Dusty loves an adventure and he loves even more to take you along with him. Check out his Adventureland, Safari and Jungle Gym during your stay and be sure to say G’day as he makes his appearances around the resort.

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THE Z4K KIDS CLUB

Welcome’s You! OUR NEWLY RENOVATED ZONE 4 KIDS CLUB (Z4K) HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS A CHILDREN’S UTOPIA. Children are divided into different age groups over the 9 themed play spaces to ensure age-appropriate care and activities are provided.

where our staff offer an activity program to entertain and engage kids of every age, allowing them the opportunity to meet new friends and experience a host of fun activities designed just for them. Our Kids Eat For $8 menu is also available in Z4K for lunch or dinner, so whilst the kids are looked after parents can truly relax.

Z4K is a mini fun park featuring themed play spaces such as Astro’s Space Station with pedal powered space buggies, Under Water World with submarines and slides, Dusty’s Safari and the Magic Garden with its colourful ball pit.

It’s school holidays everyday in Z4K and Mum and Dad get some time out too!

These are just some of the magical themed play spaces

*The Z4K Kids Club is only available to guests staying at Paradise Resort

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Many Packages include one complimentary session for children 0-12years per day so check your package inclusions and book now.


SESSION INFORMATION COST

Making News! KIDS CLUB GETS A $100,000 MAKEOVER Building on the success of the installation of the incredible Planet Chill ice skating attraction, Paradise Resort has turned its focus to a $100,000 revamp of its beloved Zone 4 Kids Club. For almost fifteen years the Zone 4 Kids Club (Z4K) at Paradise Resort has been one of the top reasons families choose to stay at this family-friendly holiday destination. “The owner’s vision to retain this edge and promise, combined with the commitment of continual capital reinvestment, has seen Zone 4 Kids taken to the next level.” said Resort General Manager David Brook. Helming the revitalisation was Kids Club and Entertainment Manager, Matt May, who after joining the Resort’s management team over 18 months ago was given the task of creating the only permanent ice skating rink within a resort in the southern hemisphere - Planet Chill. “Matt did an exceptional job of realising our vision for this unique attraction, working to budget to deliver another draw card for families staying at the Resort,” said Mr Brook. With Planet Chill successfully launched to the market,

Mr May and the team, turned their focus to improving a key component to family stays at the Resort. “’Captain’s Underwater World’ has been improved with new lighting and luminous paint to make it feel more like you are beneath the sea,” said Mr Brook. “While the old dining room has also been split in two to make way for Dusty’s Safari’ and the Enchanted Forest’, where kids can explore the jungles of Asia or experience a magical forest environment.” Tiny Town, which has been an old favourite for many years with its pedal-powered cars, has been transformed in to Astro’s Space Station’. “Kids can now blast off and explore the galaxy and as junior astronauts enjoy hours of fun on the pedal powered space buggies complete with a space fuelling station.” “We are proud of our culture of improvement at the Resort and the addition of Planet Chill, plus the revamp of Z4K, as well as the room refurbishment, all equals a refreshed holiday experience for our guests, time after time.”

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TIME

0-2 YRS

3-12 YRS

1

8am -10am

$30

$20

2

10am-2pm

$60*

$40*

3

2pm-4pm

$30

$25

4

4pm-8pm

$60*

$40*

5

8:30pm 10:30pm

enquire within

$20

*Complimentary sessions can be used in session 2 or 4 only. Session 5 is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and available for 0-2yrs seasonally. Please enquire at Kids Club.

KIDS CLUB

BOOK HERE

SCAN ME!

To access the new Z4K booking app simply use your QR reader on your smart phone to scan Astro’s code or visit: www.zone4kidsclub.com.au Visit your App Store & download your free QRCode Reader Discover | Issue 1

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SWIM

DISCOVER... Bucket Loads of Fun! Our central resort area is a giant water playground, featuring a refreshing lagoon pool, large heated spa and two enormous Aqua Play attractions. Our large Z4K Water Park is 3 stories high on multi levels complete with a myriad of slides, water cannons, and climbing frames designed to entertain and engage the whole family in aquatic fun. Topping it all off is a giant bucket that fills with 600 litres of water before emptying every few minutes over guests below in one enormous splash.

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The littlies have not been forgotten either, with their own smaller version including a slippery slide, water cannons and giant tipping water bucket. There’s also a paddling area with a gently sloping beach entry. The Pool, Spa & Junior Waterpark are heated year round.

Hours of Operation:

The Lagoon Pool & Spa are open daily from 7am-9pm. Z4K Waterparks are open daily from 9am-4pm (extended until 5.30pm during the Summer months.) Between 1pm-2pm daily, the Junior waterpark bucket is switched off to allow a break for the littlies. Arm bands are essential. *Use of the Water Parks and resort facilities is strictly limited to in-house guests only.


Waterpark Rules 1.

JUNIOR STRUCTURE (0-5YRS / UNDER 1 METRE) CHILDREN OVER 1 METRE TALL ARE NOT PERMITTED ON SLIDE

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LARGE STRUCTURE (5YRS+ / OVER 1 METRE) CHILDREN UNDER 1 METRE TALL ARE NOT PERMITTED ON SLIDE

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MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL LOAD: 1 PERSON EACH SLIDE AT A TIME

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EYE GLASSES MUST BE SECURELY AFFIXED TO RIDERS WITH HEAD STRAPS

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CHILDREN THAT ARE NOT TOILET TRAINED ARE TO BE TAKEN TO THE TOILET ON A REGULAR BASIS AND MUST WEAR WATERTIGHT SWIMWEAR AT ALL TIMES.

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ALL GUESTS SHOULD SHOWER PRIOR TO BATHING TO ENSURE THE CLEANLINESS OF THE WATER IS MAINTAINED.

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SWIM NAPPIES MUST BE CHANGED IN THE CHANGING ROOMS, NOT BY THE POOL TO ENSURE HYGIENE LEVELS ARE MAINTAINED

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SWIM WEAR WITH EXPOSED ZIPPERS, BUCKLES, RIVETS OR METAL ORNAMENTATION IS NOT PERMITTED

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ONLY 1 RIDER TO ENTER THE FLUME AT A TIME, SINGLE RIDERS ONLY! NEVER FORM CHAINS!

10. SLIDE MUST BE RIDDEN FEET FIRST LYING ON YOUR BACK OR SITTING FACING FORWARD 11.

RIDERS MUST WAIT FOR THE RIDE TO BE CLEAR BEFORE STARTING THE RIDE

12. KEEP ARMS & HANDS INSIDE FLUMES AT ALL TIMES

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13. DO NOT RUN, DIVE, STAND, KNEEL, ROTATE OR STOP IN THE SLIDE 14. AT THE END OF THE SLIDE, OBEY ALL SIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM POOL ATTENDANT & EXIT QUICKLY 15. CAUTION: FOR SAFETY REASONS, PREGNANT WOMEN & PERSONS WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR BACK TROUBLE SHOULD NOT RIDE THE SLIDE 16. ALL GUESTS ARE TO WEAR THE PARADISE RESORT ARM BANDS AT ALL TIMES TO CONFIRM THEY ARE STAYING AT THE RESORT 17.

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EXPLORE

Lets have an Adventure! DUSTY’S ADVENTURELAND IS A VARIETY OF PLAY AREAS PERFECT FOR ALL AGES. Dusty’s Adventureland incorporates Dusty’s 9 metre Rock Climbing Wall, Dusty’s Playground, Dusty’s Jungle Gym and in December 2013 our brand new BBQ Area.

DUSTY’S PLAYGROUND Open daily from 9am – 6pm Dusty’s Playground is the perfect place to burn off energy and create special family moments. Packed full of climbing equipment, a suspension bridge, slides and more to keep the kids entertained for hours. You may also run in to Dusty himself offering a range of fun activities such as the commando course, scavenger hunts and dinosaur digs. Check the weekly What’s On program for times.

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DUSTY’S ROCK CLIMBING Challenge yourself on Dusty’s 9 metre Rock Climbing Wall. Our Resort Entertainment Crew (REC) are professionally trained in all aspects of safety and tuition, and can help all ages from 7 - 100 to scale the heights of Dusty’s Rock Climbing. There are 3 degrees of difficulty to suit novices through to experienced climbers. Cost $10 per person Price includes safety equipment and tuition and as many climbs as we can fit into the 1.5 hour session. Just bring your enclosed footwear and a sense of adventure! *Check your weekly What’s On program for current session times. Climbers are restricted to a maximum weight of 80kgs.


up Dusty’s Jungle Gym. Suitable for children 2-12 years this is just one of the many places for young explorers to enjoy at Paradise Resort.

Fun Facts

DUSTY’S BBQ AREA

DUSTY’S JUNGLE GYM NEW Dusty’s Jungle Gym – In case you missed it Dusty’s brand new indoor Jungle Gym, located in the resort’s reception area is the perfect way for children to start their adventure. You can be forgiven for thinking you have arrived in the land of Madagascar when you come face to face with the giraffes and first spy our multilevel climbing frame complete with slides and mazes that make

Dusty’s BBQ Area - Opened in December 2013 offers guests to be able to enjoy their own outdoor dining experience in our new selfcatering BBQ area. Located in Dusty’s Adventureland you will find a spacious grass area and complimentary electronic BBQ’s offering the perfect place to relax or enjoy a family picnic. Featuring live music and entertainment throughout the year (check your weekly What’s On program for times.) For added convenience Splashes mini-mart offers a range of tasty BBQ packs and disposable picnic items. *The BBQ Area is for use by hotel guests only. Please leave BBQs as you would wish to find them.

GO WILD FOR RHINOS! • Three of the five rhinoceros species are listed as critically endangered • White rhino can weigh up to 3000kg (3 tonne) • Rhinoceros are herbivores (plant eaters) • Rhinoceros have poor eyesight but excellent sense of smell and hearing

Fun Facts provided by Australia Zoo www.australiazoo.com.au

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DISCOVER... Family Time Together Paradise Resort has an extensive daily activity and entertainment program catering to young children right through to Mum and Dad! There is no need to leave the resort with our Resort Entertainment Crew (REC) on board to ensure your holiday is jam packed full of fun for the whole family. Each day offers something different including cupcake decorating with Cleo, t-shirt design and plaster art for the creative kids, rock-climbing, pool noodle races and aqua hunt for those a little more active or, for something the whole family can enjoy, check out our poolside movies, bingo night, family trivia plus a range of live entertainment.

CHECK YOUR WEEKLY WHAT’S ON PROGRAM FOR THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES AND TIMES

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STREET’S Fancy Dress Fridays

Guests both young and old can be involved in “Street’s Fancy Dress Fridays.” What started out as a staff initiative has grown in to some fully fledged fun for our guests with Streets ice-cream now a sponsor. Throughout your stay you may encounter a Smurf, policeman, or your favourite character from Harry Potter… it’s truly magic in Paradise!” And as a bonus every child dressed in fancy dress who joins our parade will receive a FREE Streets Paddle Pop.


Join the REC Crew for a range of games and activities on every day. See the Activities board outside Splashes for What’s On today!

Captain & Friends LIVE!

And the fun doesn’t end there, with a chance to meet our 4 colourful characters; Captain, Cleo, Astro and Dusty. If you’re lucky, you will already be sleeping in one of their rooms and now you can sing and dance along at their weekly show on the main stage, or give them a high five as they wonder around the resort.

Movie Nights

At the end of a busy day resort guests big and small - can enjoy the outdoor grass area by the Waterpark for our pop-up outdoor theatre. Accompanied by the Poolside BBQ and a movie themed menu of hot dogs, popcorn and fairy floss guests can sit back and watch family movies every Saturday night on the giant outdoor movie screen. (Weather permitting.)

Magic Show

Nickleby the Magician will add that extra touch of magic to your holiday memories. One of Australia’s leading child entertainers Nickleby offers a fast paced family show guaranteed to give you the WOW factor! Performing once a week, check the weekly What’s On program for session times.

Live Music

Listening to Mick Danby is the perfect way to wind down after a busy Gold Coast day. His catchy individual style & upbeat coastal groove has become a popular act with our guests and his music has been fine tuned to suit all audiences.

Cultural Show

Circular Rhythm is another “must see” throughout your stay in Paradise. He is a one man show featuring guitar, stomp box and didgeridoo, as well as other Indigenous instruments, including clap sticks and boomerangs. Lucas is passionate about delivering cultural education and fun and exciting entertainment for audiences of all ages; this is one night of entertainment the whole family will enjoy. There’s so much fun to be had at Paradise Resort, your only decision is what to do next? Discover | Issue 1

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SKATE

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The Coolest Place in Paradise! Article by Sandy Aird on behalf of www.goldcoastkids.com.au I told the boys that we were going ice skating and they were beyond excited! “How will we go ice skating mummy, it doesn’t snow here?” asked my 5 year-old. Well that’s where the fun begins. We don’t need for it to snow here; we can go to the indoor ice skating rink at Surfers Paradise, anytime of the year. So we rugged up with jumpers, jeans and socks (you need socks with your skates) and headed off to Paradise Resort. (I suggest you pack a spare set of clothes if you are heading somewhere afterwards, as my boys spent a bit of time getting themselves back up off the ice that their clothes were damp) The parking as we headed to Planet Chill was a little tricky at first as we drove up to the front and could only

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find the parking for the hotel guests, but once we found the sign that showed the off street parking around the block, we were there in no time (Corner of Ferny and Norfolk Avenue). When you walk into Paradise Resort, it’s excitement all around. The amazing paintings on the wall at the reception desk grabbed the kid’s eyes straight away and we could see Planet Chill as we walked in and looked up to the first floor with its amazing feature wall of ice. When you walk through the giant icy doors you are greeted with an icy cold feel of another world, a winter wonderland. We checked in for the 12pm session which we had reserved (there are different time sessions that you need to book into) and it was straight through to change into our skates. Yazzie, the wonderfully friendly staff member fitted the boys up with helmets and skates and got

them onto the ice. It was so good to have Yazzie get the boys on the ice while I buckled myself into some blades! At Planet Chill the boys had their very own helper on the ice which was awesome. A little fibre glass penguin that they could hold onto and help hold themselves upright. These little penguins were amazing. I really loved the idea of them. The boys could hold onto them and since I wasn’t so crash hot on the ice, they didn’t need to hold onto me (and pull me down to the ground) for us to skate around together. Even hubby made friends with the penguin to get himself started on the ice too!


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NEW JUNGLE GYM FACILITY

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NEW BBQ AREA

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The room was a “Blue Light Disco” with flashing laser lights and the latest music playing on a big screen. Gangman Style also made an appearance on the screen which was hilarious seeing my 6 year-old trying to dance to it in his ice skates. Needless to say, he ended up on his bottom. The session was 2 hours, which was just the right amount of time needed to have lots of fun at Paradise Resort. Yazzie came out onto the ice and helped the kids to try and learn how to skate. She was so positive and friendly with the children. Our 6 year-old even ended up putting his penguin away after half an hour and spent the rest of the time skating on his own.

After about an hour of skating, 1/3 of the rink was sectioned off for some ice hockey. The boys thought this was amazing! They were straight in there to grab a stick and a puck and give it their best at getting it in the nets. Yazzie also came out to help those in need. For those who didn’t want to play ice hockey, we kept on skating! If you needed a break you could go hang out in the “Chill Zone” where there were some relaxing chairs to sit back and watch the rink or you could try your hand on some coin operated games such as air hockey, pool and pac man. There are plenty of table and chairs around the rink for those parents who prefer to sit back and watch their children (children 3 to 5 must be accompanied by an adult on the ice though). If you need a warm drink there is a coffee/hot chocolate vending machine you can help yourself to, right next to the snack machine. The only thing I would do different next time we go to Paradise Resort, is for my 5 year old who is quite small,

session times 9am - 11am

Session 2

12pm- 2pm

Session 3

3pm - 5pm

Session 4

6pm - 8pm

Did you know you can book a session and have the rink to yourself for a fun filled birthday party here too! I have to say, that we ALL had a great time. There was so much laughing going on and although the boys fell down a lot (Yes, I managed to stay on my feet the whole time) not once did they get upset. They just kept getting back up and having fun! Yazzie was a big hit with my 5 year-old who just warmed to her so well, and the glowing face zinc was a huge hit! Yazzie you rock! The boys were still talking about it the next day and it was the topic of conversation for news at school. Thanks Planet Chill for a great Sunday family activity. Article written by Sandy Aird on behalf of www.goldcoastkids.com.au

Book Tickets

TICKETS

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I would have him get the “strap on skates” with two blades. These are little skates that are strapped onto your own closed in shoe and provide younger children better stability. I’m sure after one or two sessions with these strap on skates, he would be up and skating in the full skates in no time.

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Tickets are $20 per person 3 years & over. Price includes skate hire & up to 2 hours of skating. Skating aides for beginners are also available.

To book tickets, simply use your QR reader on your smart phone to scan Astro’s code or visit: www.paradiseresort.com.au

SCAN ME!

Tickets available online at www.planetchill.com.au or from the venue. The ice-rink is cold, we recommend you wear warm clothes. Socks are also required and must be worn with the skates. Our smallest skates are a Junior size 12. For sizes smaller, a special strap on 2 blade skate is available. Closed in shoes must be worn with the strap on skates. *All information & pricing is correct as at Jan 2014 & may be subject to change without notice.

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EAT

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Family Dining AT PARADISE RESORT, WE HAVE A CHOICE OF DINING OPTIONS TO CATER FOR ALL TASTES AND BUDGETS

Bistro Zagame’s Bistro Zagame’s is open daily for breakfast and dinner offering affordable family dining. Breakfast offers a delicious continental buffet where you will find cereals; toast, yoghurt, fruit and pastries to kick start your day. And if that’s not enough there is an optional al-a-carte menu to choose from with your favourites such as bacon and eggs, buttermilk pancakes or the hearty big breakfast. For dinner our Chef has put together a delicious evening menu of mains and delectable desserts to indulge all taste buds. Be tempted by our mouth watering steaks, famous pizzas and daily specials. *Bookings are recommended for dinner to avoid disappointment.

the breakfast

comb0 deal! Great value buffet & hot breakfast

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continental breakfast $14.95 or included as part of your accommodation package

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value breakfast Choose any item on the Value Breakfast menu for only $6.00

or

hearty breakfast Choose any item on the Hearty Breakfast menu for only $10.00

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value combo breakfast

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hearty combo breakfast

only $20.95

only $24.95


POOLSIDE

THEME NIGHTS

Did you know? YOU CAN ENJOY CHEF’S GREAT VALUE POOLSIDE THEME NIGHTS

EVENINGS FROM 5:00PM

Poolside Cafe and Bar

Overlooking our fantastic Z4K Waterpark and pool, the Poolside Café & Bar offers casual dining across breakfast, lunch & dinner. Whether you are looking to sit down and enjoy a meal with the family, grab a light take away meal or enjoy a relaxing drink, the Poolside Café & Bar has it all. Catering to even the fussiest of eaters there’s enough to please everyone from vegemite sandwiches to gourmet salads and everything in between.

KIDS EAT FOR $8! Feeding the kids on holidays needn’t cost a fortune. With a Kids Eat For $8 menu available in all dining outlets you can feed the kids for breakfast, lunch or dinner for just $8.00 per meal!

Spalshes Mini-Mart

Splashes Mini-Mart is well stocked with a selection of grocery items and holiday essentials that may have been missed when packing. Selling everything from nappies to bread, milk and cereal Splashes has a range of snacks, beer, wine and grocery needs at reasonable prices. There’s even takeaway food packs ideal for your day out at the theme parks or journey home. Located poolside and open daily.

RAN AT VARIOUS TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. PLEASE SEE STAFF FOR WHAT’S ON

Character Mocktails

all

$5

Non alcoholic drinks available from the Poolside Cafe! Fun for the whole family!

Cleo’s Lychee Sunset

A fruity combination of lychee’s and strawberries topped with Lemonade and a dash of red cordial

Captain’s Mango Madness

Frozen mango madness! Mango, orange juice and apple juice blended with ice

Astro’s Brain Freeze

An ‘Out of this world’ Lemonade or Coke ice cream float

Dusty’s Outback Sunrise

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RELAX DISCOVER...

Paradise for Parents AT PARADISE RESORT WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OFFERING A HEAVEN FOR KIDS…PARADISE FOR PARENTS! AND WHILE THE KIDS ARE LOOKED AFTER, PARENTS CAN REDISCOVER THE ART OF RELAXATION IN OUR EXCLUSIVE ZONE 4 ADULTS. Located next to the large waterpark our Zone 4 Adults features an outdoor heated spa and lounge chairs offering parents a place to unwind and soak up the sunshine ‘child free.’ The perfect place to read a good book or enjoy some ‘me’ time.

And for those with fitness in mind our Cardio Gym is equipped with a treadmill, bike, rowing machine, fit balls and yoga mats. Open 24hours for your added convenience and free of charge for use by hotel guests only. Children are not permitted in the gym at any time.

Parents can also relax at the Poolside Café & Bar’s exclusive Adults Only area located outside of Splashes Mini-Mart. There’s a big TV showing all of the latest sports action, pool table and a limited poolside Tapas and Cocktail menu with our staff ready to take your order and ensure total relaxation.

Children must be supervised at all times when in the pool area. If parents are using the Zone 4 Adults we recommend that children are booked in to the Kids Club or otherwise supervised by a responsible adult.

Picnic Packs available from Splashes Mini-Mart

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beer battered chips

$8

Served with tomato & seeded mustard sauce

wedges Relax and unwind in the Adult’s Bar where you can enjoy an exclusive Tapas style menu, complete with wine specials and a variety of classic cocktails... Yum!

$10

Served with sour cream & sweet chilli sauce

salt & pepper calamari

$20

Served with Tartare & wasabi sauce

kataifi prawns

$22

Served with Tartare & sweet chilli sauce

fish & chips

$16

Lychee Mojito

Traditionally Cuban with a refreshing summer twist

Cosmopolitan

$22

A classic vodka based cocktail

$20

Pina Colada

Served with Tartare & wasabi sauce

mexican calzone

all

Served with sour cream & guacamole

meat lovers pizza

$20

smoked salmon pizza

$20

A classic combination of rum & coconut flavours

Long Island Iced Tea

A powerful combination of spirits to pack a punch

Paradise Mai Tai

A rum based cocktail that takes you to a tropical island

Flavoured Daiquiri’s

Strawberry or Mango refreshing rum based frozen cocktail

Kiwi Land

Stay cool with this sweet & refreshing cocktail

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

For more than 67 years Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary continues to be one of Gold Coast’s most treasured attractions mixed with fun for all ages. Spanning 27 hectares of coastal rainforest you can jump on-board a miniature train ride to see hundreds of amazing Australian wildlife. You can cuddle a koala, feed the wild Lorikeets and friendly kangaroos, or let the kids loose on the outdoor playground, Wild Island. Experience the 12 daily shows including the Dr. Doo-Lots & the Creature Teacher show with the one and only original Wildlife Whisperer, Air Asia Free Flight Bird Show or the Simply Magic & Animal Show just to name a few. Now imagine gliding gently through the lush surroundings of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on a Segway, the green way to go,

in seeing Currumbin. Visitors can start with the 10-minute Eco Fun Experience to learn how to ride the Segway, which have an intuitive steering system which simply goes in whatever direction you lean. Then to upgrade to take a fully guided 45 minute tour of the Sanctuary’s vast bushland and rainforest habitats. Put yourself to the test at Adventure Park with the exhilarating treetops ropes course with 80 challenges over five separate courses including the new Croc Shock, which features a 150 meter zip line over the saltwater crocodile and kangaroos to thrill even the most extreme adrenalin junkie. With high Tarzan swings and a giant flying fox, the black course will test the agility and daring of anyone who takes it on. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a ‘not-forprofit’ organization and reinvests all proceeds back into our amazing Australian native wildlife and conservations programs. OPEN DAILY FROM 8AM–5PM EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY AND ANZAC DAY LOCATED ON CORNER OF GOLD COAST HIGHWAY & TOMEWIN STREET, CURRUMBIN, GOLD COAST QLD

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THE GOLD COAST HAS A NEW TRANSPORT AND TOUR OPERATOR WITH A DIFFERENCE! Climb aboard a Fire Truck and tour the Gold Coast in style with the friendly team from Fire4Hire. With a fleet of four identical Fire Trucks seating up to 10

passengers, the Fire 4 Hire trucks are equipped with a great stereo system and refrigeration for drinks on board, and a huge amount of storage for luggage. All kids (even big kids) love Fire Trucks, and to be able to ride aboard a real Fire Truck, and experience operation of a fire hose is unique & memorable!

ADULTS

@KIDS PRICES $33 - normally $49 Buy your tickets at the Resort Shop

EXCLUSIVE PARADISE RESORT OFFER! Paradise Resort Tour Departs Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 3pm *Children must be accompanied by a parent. Bookings are essential. Visit the Resort Shop to book.

resort shop For your added convenience, we have a variety of items available for hire from our Resort Shop located in the Resort Lobby. Hire Items can be collected from the Resort Shop between 8am - 7pm All items listed are subject to availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Deposits are required for all hire items

CHILDREN: $29 (up to 14 yrs)

ADULTS: $39

ITEM

1-3 4-7 DAYS DAYS

DVD Console

$20

$30

Gaming Console (Playstation/XBox)

$20

$30

Microwave

$15

$30

Twin Stroller

$20

$40

Layback Stroller

$15

$30

Umbrella Stroller

$10

$15

High Chair

$10

$20

Car Seat (0-4 years)

$25

$40

Booster Seat (4yrs +)

$15

$30

Bottle Steriliser

$10

$15

ITEM

(TO 6:30PM)

FULL DAY

Beach Umbrellas

$15

Beach Chairs

$15

Boogie Boards

$15

Surf Boards

$40 Corner Gold Coast Hwy & Tomewin St, Currumbin Open 8am - 5pm every day except Discover | Issue 1 Christmas 25 Day & ANZAC Day.


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A World Of Dreams Australia’s BIGGEST theme park, Dreamworld is a world of happiness with rides, attractions, wildlife and fun to suit people of all ages! Here are some experiences you won’t want to miss out on your visit to the Gold Coast…

DreamWorks Experience

Rub shoulders with some famous movie characters in Australia’s only DreamWorks™ Animation experience. The DreamWorks™ Experience features three themed areas boasting fun rides, attractions and shows perfect for families, including Madagascar Madness, Shrek’s Faire Faire Away and Kung Fu Panda: Land of Awesomeness.

The Big Brother House Is Open!

It’s an open-house of a whole different kind. After a successful season on the Nine Network, the Big Brother House is now open for inspection. Experience first-hand what it would be like to be a Big Brother Housemate. Entry to the House is included in general entry ticket prices, with an optional extra to have your photo taken in the diary room as a take-home souvenir.

Tiger Island

Witness these majestic animals in an island sanctuary just meters away from viewing guests. For an additional fee, Dreamworld offers intimate experiences including a morning walk with a tiger, a photo with a tiger or an opportunity to feed the tigers.

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Wiggles World

Dreamworld is Australia’s only official residence to the most popular children’s entertainers in the world! New to Wiggles World this holiday season is “Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Summer Dance Party” where Dorothy, alongside friends Wags the Dog and Captain Feathersword, will delight children with lots of fun and dance. Held in The Fun Spot, an indoor playground at Wiggles World where parents are offered a chance to sit and rest while the kids are entertained. Little guests and their parents are also invited to ride the Big Red Car, Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cups, and ride the Big Red Boat. It’s wiggly giggly fun!

NEW!

Dreamworld Corroboree

Dreamworld’s newest world is an interactive walk-through experience celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, wildlife and stories. A replica Aboriginal shelter called a ‘humpy’ is the central point where guests will be enthralled by a movie telling the story of the creation of the Gold Coast with the local Yugambeh people, and interactive displays and activities including traditional activities such as music making, face painting, fire-making, animal experiences and talks and weapons demonstrations. Come and experience the Legends of Dreamtime today!


Tickets WhiteWater World

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WhiteWater World offers thrill slides alongside toddler attractions including Wiggle Bay that will keep the whole family happy. For a truly fun and relaxing day out, WhiteWater World also offers private cabanas as an optional extra which feature deck chairs, couches, a coffee table, iPod dock, mini refrigerator and a cabana service staff member for any additional guest needs.

Too much fun to have in just one day? Dreamworld and WhiteWater World offer a range of passes to suit all families. Which happy memories will you take home this holiday?

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DISCOVER AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING - DIAL 9 Your room cooling and heating system can be individually controlled. Please allow 20mins between adjustments for a change in temperature. Do not set below 22 as units will freeze if set too low. For assistance please call our guest hotline ANTS & INSECTS - DIAL 9 Insects and pests are common in QLD, especially during warmer months. It is recommended you keep screen doors closed and avoid leaving food on benches and floors. For assistance please contact guest hotline ATM (AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE) The ATM is located in the foyer next to the main entrance. This machine accepts all major EFTPOS cards from Australia and overseas. BABYSITTING - DIAL 442 Our Kids Club is open from 8am-8pm daily and extended hours on some nights. (Refer to page 6. For services outside of these hours please contact our Resort Shop. Please allow 4 hours notice (subject to availability). BIRTHDAY PARTIES Make your child’s next birthday one to remember at Paradise Resort Gold Coast. With a dedicated party host taking care of your food and entertainment you can sit back, relax and enjoy the party. Enquire now on parties@paradiseresort.com.au CAR PARKING - DIAL 446 Undercover car parking is available at the resort for a fee. Alternatively open air parking is available on our adjacent block at no charge. Parking is also available in the streets surrounding the resort however there are 2 hour parking limits enforced between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. CAR RENTAL - DIAL 442 Rental cars can be arranged at our resort shop or via our website tours and attractions page CHECK-OUT TIME - DIAL 446 Check out time is before 10am. Should you wish to delay your departure, please contact reception the morning of departure as late check-outs are subject to availability and may incur a fee. COIN MACHINE Located in reception, this machine accepts $5, $10 and $20 notes. Larger notes can be exchanged at reception. This coin machine dispenses $1 coins for the Games Room and Guest Laundry

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Directory

DO NOT DISTURB If you place your Do Not Disturb on the door we will not service your room. However after a maximum of 3 days you will be contacted by our Duty Manager to arrange a time to service. When walking the corridors please be mindful of other guests/children sleeping and keep noise levels to a minimum.

ELECTRICITY / ADAPTORS Guest rooms are equipped to take 240 volt appliances. Adaptors are available from reception, a deposit will apply. Our Superior Rooms are also equipped with HDMI and USB ports to suit most electronic devices. If you have left your cable behind we have a range available for sale in Splashes mini-mart.

DUSTY’S BBQ AREA Opening in early 2014 guests can enjoy their own outdoor dining experience in our new self-catering BBQ area. Located in Dusty’s Adventureland is a spacious grass area and complimentary electronic BBQ’s offering the perfect place to relax or enjoy a family picnic. The BBQ Area is for use by hotel guests only. Please be mindful of other guests and clean up after use.

GAMES ROOM The games room is an unsupervised area with coin-operated arcade style and challenge machines. Open daily from 8:30am to 8:30pm and located on the lower level next to the Zone 4 Kids Club.

DUSTY’S JUNGLE GYM Our multi-level climbing frame complete with slides and mazes is located in reception and suitable for children 2-12years. Children must wear socks and have parental supervision. DUSTY’S PLAYGROUND Located in Dusty’s Adventureland our outdoor play area is the perfect place to burn off energy and let imaginations run wild. Open every day from 9am to 6pm parents can watch young ones enjoy free play. DUSTY’S ROCK CLIMBING Our 9-metre climbing wall is located in Dusty’s Adventureland. Dates and times are weather permitting and subject to change. Please check the weekly What’s On program issued upon check-in.

GIANT CHESS BOARD Our giant chess board is 4m x 4m with pieces standing approx 1m high. It is located just outside of the pool area in Cleo’s Castle on Level 1 and available for all guests to enjoy between 9am-6pm daily. Look for the Knight in shining armour. GUEST LAUNDRY Coin operated laundry facilities are located on the lower ground level of the resort next to Kids Club. Washing/Drying cost is $4 per load. Your room swipe key is required to gain entry. GYM A cardio gym is located on the reception level opposite the internet kiosks. Open 24 hours and free of charge for use by hotel guests only. Children are not permitted in the gym. HIRE ITEMS - DIAL 442 We have a range of items available for hire at the resort, eg microwave, strollers, DVD/ Gaming consoles, high chairs and much more. Please contact the Resort Shop for more information. (Deposit Required)

EMERGENCY EVACUATION Check the fire escape plan on the back of your door, remembering the way out to exits. If you discover a fire in your room, immediately report it to the Guest Hotline. Only try to put the fire out if you’re sure you can handle it. If you’re in doubt, leave your room and close the door to keep smoke and flames out of the corridor. In the event of an evacuation, follow instructions given out over the PA system. If the intensity of the fire prevents normal exit from your room – here’s what to do. DON’T PANIC! Grab your room key and head for the door. If there is smoke in the room, crawl to the door. Stay low as smoke and toxic gases rise. Touch door for heat before opening. If the door isn’t hot, open it slowly and look out for fire in the corridor. Be prepared to close the door quickly if necessary. CHECK THE CORRIDOR! If everything is clear, close the door behind you and walk to the nearest exit. If there is smoke in the corridor, crawl to the nearest exit. If the nearest exit or stairway is blocked use an alternative one to your room. NEVER USE THE ELEVATOR! The call button may take you to a floor with smoke or flames.


HOUSEKEEPING - DIAL 9 Rooms are serviced Monday to Saturday. Our Sunday Sleep In initiative gives you the option of sleeping in with no disruption. Should you require a service on Sunday please call reception prior to 8:00pm on Saturday night. Extra blankets or pillows are available by calling the guest hotline. If the “Do not disturb” sign is displayed on your door knob your room will not be serviced. INTERNET - DIAL 446 Wireless internet is available in all public areas of the resort and Captains Quarters complimentary for all hotel guests. This is limited to 200MB of data per 24hours. High speed internet with up to 1GB of data is also available for a small fee. Alternatively internet kiosks ($2 per 15mins) are located in the resort reception. MAIL, PHOTOCOPYING These services are available at reception. (Fees apply) MAINTENANCE - DIAL 9 We have a maintenance team onsite from 8:00am each day. If you find anything in your room not in working order, please contact our Guest Hotline. MEDICAL SERVICES/CHEMIST - DIAL 9 The Surfers Paradise Day & Night surgery & Pharmacy is located at the Outrigger building, on Surfers Paradise Boulevard (approx 10minute walk), there phone number is 07 5592 2299. If you have a medical emergency or require first aid, please contact the Guest Hotline. POOL TOWELS Pool towels are available for purchase at nominal costs from the Resort Shop and Splashes Mini Mart. Our bath towels may not be used for pools, beaches or taken away from the resort. PLANET CHILL ICE-SKATING - DIAL 482 Planet Chill is our very own ice-skating rink located on the 2nd level above reception. A great family attraction suitable for all ages 3 years and up with three x 2 hour sessions per day. (Refer to page 14 for more information) RESORT SHOP - DIAL 442 Located on the lobby level, this boutique offers a great range of swimwear, pool accessories for kids, casual resort wear, souvenirs and your favourite “Fancy Dress Friday” outfits. SECURITY / SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX For your own security, please ensure you lock and bolt all security screens and doors on departure from your room, as we do not accept responsibility for stolen items. We strongly urge you to place any cash, jewellery, laptop, computers or other valuables be stored in the complimentary safety deposit boxes at reception.

SMOKING REGULATIONS Government regulations prevent smoking in all public areas other than the designated smoking area located near the front entrance of the resort. Please note children are not permitted in the smoking area. Smoking in rooms will incur a $200 deodorising charge. SWIMMING POOLS Our Lagoon Pool and Spa are open daily from 7am-9pm. Wristbands supplied on check-in must be worn at all times in the pool area. To ensure a fun and safe environment for all, please do not run, take glass in to the pool area, or dive in to the pools. Children must have parental supervision, as the resort does not have a pool lifeguard. (Refer to page 8 for more information). TELEPHONE SERVICE - DIAL 9 OUTSIDE CALLS – are recorded on your room account and will appear on your final bill on departure. Please note there is a charge for all external calls made from your room phone. Local calls, STD and International Direct Dial are available from all rooms by dialling 0 (if room charge has been set up) then the number required. ROOM TO ROOM CALLS - Simply dial the room number. MESSAGES - Your telephone light will indicate there is a message waiting for you. To retrieve messages, pick up the handset and press the message button. WAKE-UP CALLS - Please dial 9 to arrange. TOURS/THEME PARKS/ACTIVITIES There is a booking kiosk and brochures located in reception showcasing a range of activities available on the Gold Coast. The staff in the resort shop can also assist with bookings – a booking fee will apply. You can also view the current resort activities in your weekly “What’s On” program issued upon check-in or on the TV Screens located in reception. ZONE 4 ADULTS We offer an exclusive Adult only outdoor Spa area open daily from 9:00am-7:00pm. Located in the pool area next to the Large Waterpark it features a large heated spa and lounge chairs offering parents a place to unwind and soak up the sunshine ‘child free’. If parents are using the Zone 4 Adults we recommend that children are booked in to the Kids Club or otherwise supervised by a responsible adult. ZONE 4 KIDS CLUB Our Zone 4 Kids Club is open daily with many packages including one complimentary session per child (0-12years) per day. (Refer to page 6 for more information).

BAR AND DINING OPTIONS BISTRO ZAGAME’S - DIAL 458 Located on the ground floor, Bistro Zagame’s offers a relaxed atmosphere for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast features a choice of our continental buffet or a-la-carte menu with all your favourites. Our Chef has put together a delicious evening menu of mains and delectable desserts to indulge all taste buds. Bookings are recommended for dinner to avoid disappointment POOLSIDE CAFÉ & BAR - DIAL 776 Overlooking our fantastic Z4K Waterpark and pool, the Poolside Café & Bar offers casual dining across breakfast, lunch & dinner. Whether you are looking to sit down and enjoy a meal with the family, grab a light take away meal or enjoy a relaxing drink, the Poolside Café & Bar has it all. POOLSIDE THEME NIGHTS - DIAL 776 Offered at various times throughout the year enjoy our casual poolside dining experience with themes including Mexican, Wok in a box, Sunday Roast and everyone’s favourite the Aussie BBQ. Check the weekly What’s on program for available theme nights. SPLASHES MINI-MART - DIAL 709 Splashes Mini-Mart sells everything from nappies to bread, milk and cereal. A great place to pick up light snacks, beer, wine and all your grocery needs at reasonable prices. Splashes is located poolside and open daily.

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ZONE 4 KIDS WATERPARK Our Zone 4 Kids Waterpark is open daily from 9:00am. Closing times vary throughout the year depending on natural light. To ensure safety of all guests, the Waterpark may close due to wind, rain or extreme weather. (Refer to page 8 for more information).

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bringing family back into dining With something for all ages Zagame’s Hotels take the hassle out of family dining and are perfect for all occasions! Our Family Bistro’s boast extensive menu’s and all have huge Kid’s World play areas to entertain the children whilst you relax. Our Sports Bar’s and TAB’s host big screen TV’s perfect for watching your favourite sporting event. We have everything you need for a great night out!

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