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CONTENTS PAGE A-z Directory Our A-Z guide to discovering Paradise Resort

Social Scene

Guest facebook posts, hashtags, cooking demonstrations and meet our employee of the year.

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activities and what’s on

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

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z K Waterpark

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

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z K kids club All you need to know for a fun time in the Z4K

Planet Chill

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

Resort map Centrefold Resort Map

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Dusty’s adventureland

Join Dusty for an adventure this holiday

Birthdays

Make your child’s next birthday one to remember

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Family Dining

We have a range of dining options to cater for all tastes and budgets

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zone for adults

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

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adults can Take a ‘guilt free’ break

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

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Splashes mini mart

try our healthy options

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Directory AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING DIAL

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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.

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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.

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BABYSITTING

Our Kids Club is open from 8am-8pm daily and extended hours on some nights. (Refer to page 12. For Babysitting 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. Choose from our Ice-Skating Rink, Waterpark, Laser Tag, Pamper Princess parties or RockClimbing Wall and let us take care of your food and entertainment so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the party. Enquire now on parties@paradiseresort.com.au

CAR PARKING

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Undercover car parking is available at the resort for a fee. Alternatively complimentary outdoor car-parking is available for Paradise Resort guests on the corner of Ferny and Norfolk Avenue which is adjacent to Paradise Resort spaces are limited and cannot be reserved. We recommend pre-booking undercover parking by calling our team on 1800 074 111

CAR RENTAL

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Rental cars can be arranged at our resort shop or via our website ‘Tours and Attractions’ page.

CHECK-OUT TIME

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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 incur a fee.

COIN MACHINE Located in reception, this machine dispenses $1 coins for the Games Room and Guest Laundry. $5, $10 and $20 notes are accepted, larger notes can be exchanged at reception.

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DO NOT DISTURB If you place your ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign 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.

DUSTY’S BBQ AREA Located in Dusty’s Adventureland is a spacious grass area with 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 you use this area.

DUSTY’S JUNGLE GYM Our multi-level indoor climbing frame is complete with slides and mazes. It is located in reception and suitable for children 2-12 years. 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 and suitable for all ages from 7-100. Dates and times are weather permitting and subject to change. Please check the weekly ‘What’s On’ program issued upon check-in. Refer to page 19 for more information.

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.

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.

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 the Kids Club. Washing/Drying/Washing Powder cost is $4 per load. Your room swipe key is required to gain entry.

GYM A cardio gym is located on the reception level, near the Resort shop. Open 24 hours and free of charge for use by hotel guests only. Children are not permitted in the gym.

HIRE ITEMS

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We have a range of items available for hire at the resort, eg microwave, strollers, Gaming consoles, high chairs and much more. Please contact the Resort Shop for more information. (Deposit required)

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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 exit.

NEVER USE THE ELEVATOR! The call button may take you to a floor with smoke or flames.


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Rooms are serviced Monday to Saturday. Our ‘Sunday Sleep In’ initiative allows you to sleep 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.

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Wireless internet is available complimentary in all public areas of the resort for 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.

MAIL, PHOTOCOPYING These services are available at reception. (Fees apply)

MAINTENANCE

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We have a maintenance team onsite from 8:00am each day. If you find anything in your room not in working order, please dial 9 for our Guest Hotline.

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The Surfers Paradise Day & Night Surgery & Pharmacy is located on Surfers Paradise Boulevard (approx 10 minute walk), their phone number is 07 5592 2299. If you have a medical emergency or require First Aid, please dial 9 for our 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.

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Planet Chill is our very own ice-skating rink, located on the 2nd level above Reception. A great family attraction suitable for ages 3 years and up. Open daily check weekly ‘Whats on Guide’ for session times. (Refer to page 14 for more information)

RESORT SHOP

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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.

ROOM CHARGE To set up room charge you will have been asked for your credit card details upon arrival. For peace of mind and customer security should your account reach $500 we will send you a courtesy letter. Children under the age of 15 are unable to charge back to the room.

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 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.

SWIMMMING POOLS Our Lagoon Pool and Spa are open daily from 7am-9pm. Wristbands supplied on checkin 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 10 for more information).

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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 around the resort.

ZONE 4 ADULTS We offer an exclusive Adult only outdoor Spa area, open daily from 9:00am-7:00pm. It features a large heated spa and lounge chairs offering parents a place to unwind and soak up the sunshine ‘child free’. The Zone 4 Adults stage and dining area is also a place for parents to come together and enjoy our daily entertainment program with a range of activities on our program just for mums and dads. 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 12 for more information).

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 10 for more information).

BAR AND DINING OPTIONS THE BISTRO

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Located on the ground floor, the Bistro 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.

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Kick start your day with a selection of fresh juices, protein shakes and smoothies. The Juice Bar is located inside the Poolside Cafe and offers a range of freshly made salads, sandwiches, gourmet wraps and sushi.

POOLSIDE CAFÉ & BAR

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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

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Offered at various times throughout the year enjoy our casual poolside dining experience with themes including Mexican, Sunday Roast and everyone’s favourite the Aussie BBQ. Check the weekly ‘What’s On’ program for available theme nights.

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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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All guests will be issued with a guest identification a wristband on arrival. The wristband is Park, Water Z4K the to entry of requirement Zone 4 Kids Club and all resort activities.

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cliff hanger Introducing the Cliff Hanger! Climb the daring 9 metre high inflatable ladder to the top and slide down the almighty steep slide! Be aware, this is not for the faint hearted as once you climb up, the only way is down!

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are you brave enough? Nominate a friend or family member to sit on the plank above the tank filled with water and launch the ball at the target to make them fall! You can even watch them as they fall into the water with the underwater viewing window.

How long have you worked at Paradise resort? 2 1/2 years What Department do you work in? Front Office, Duty Manager What is your favourite thing about working at Paradise Resort? Favourite thing is everyday is different, it’s a new challenge everyday. It’s exciting, it’s new, it’s fresh! What’s the funniest thing you have seen at Paradise Resort?

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prepare to be amazed! Step into another dimension at Paradise Resort with our very own virtual reality experience. Without leaving the resort you can ride the waves in Tahiti, get up close with the animals in Africa or even climb Mount Everest. Strap in and prepare to be amazed with our 360° interactive scenescapes. Join our friends Astro, Captain, Cleo and Dusty on an adventure put yourself in the picture

When I see the parents literally dragging their children out of the resort and their nails scratching along the tiles because they don’t want to leave. Who is you favourite Paradise Resort Character? Astro the spaceman, he is definitely a favourite. If a Genie gave you one wish, what would you wish for? Wings so I could fly wherever I wanted or unlimited passport. What’s your inspirational quote that you live by? Never let fear decide your fate. What is your favourite drink?

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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 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.

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ACTIVITIES NOT TO BE MISSED! 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. Throughout your stay you may encounter Princesses, Pirate, 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 Ice Cream.

check your weekly for this weeks activities and times! * All activities are subject to change

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3. Keep your crafty kids entertained!

Bring to life your very own cute and cuddly friend in our Teddy Bear workshops. Included in the basic bear package is a teddy bear, colourful heart insert, adoption certificate and carry case. Check our weekly ‘What’s On’ program for session times and prices.


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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The Pool, Spa & Junior Water Park is heated ALL year round.

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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All guests will be issued with a guest identification wristband on arrival. The wristband is a requirement of entry to the Z4K Water Park, Zone 4 Kids Club and all resort activities.


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Please Note All towels and personal belongings left in the pool area prior to the opening time of 7:00am, will be removed and taken to lost property. Furthermore, any items left unattended for more than 1 hour on a sun bed or table throughout the day will also be removed and taken to lost property. It has become necessary for us to take this step due to guests “reserving facilities” and not utilising them. Please be respectful of your fellow guests and our team and use the facilities appropriately. 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.) Parks and resort facilities is strictly limited to in-house guests only.

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JUNIOR STRUCTURE (0-5YRS / UNDER 1 METRE) CHILDREN OVER 1 METRE TALL ARE NOT PERMITTED ON SLIDE LARGE STRUCTURE (5YRS+ / OVER 1 METRE) CHILDREN UNDER 1 METRE TALL ARE NOT PERMITTED ON SLIDE MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL LOAD: 1 PERSON EACH SLIDE AT A TIME EYE GLASSES MUST BE SECURELY AFFIXED TO RIDERS WITH HEAD STRAPS ALL GUESTS SHOULD SHOWER PRIOR TO BATHING TO ENSURE THE CLEANLINESS OF THE WATER IS MAINTAINED. 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. SWIM NAPPIES MUST BE CHANGED IN THE CHANGING ROOMS, NOT BY THE POOL TO ENSURE HYGIENE LEVELS ARE MAINTAINED SWIM WEAR WITH EXPOSED ZIPPERS, BUCKLES, RIVETS OR METAL ORNAMENTATION IS NOT PERMITTED ONLY 1 RIDER TO ENTER THE FLUME AT A TIME, SINGLE RIDERS ONLY! NEVER FORM CHAINS! SLIDE MUST BE RIDDEN FEET FIRST LYING ON YOUR BACK OR SITTING FACING FORWARD RIDERS MUST WAIT FOR THE RIDE TO BE CLEAR BEFORE STARTING THE RIDE KEEP ARMS & HANDS INSIDE FLUMES AT ALL TIMES DO NOT RUN, DIVE, STAND, KNEEL, ROTATE OR STOP IN THE SLIDE AT THE END OF THE SLIDE, OBEY ALL SIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM POOL ATTENDANT & EXIT QUICKLY CAUTION: FOR SAFETY REASONS, PREGNANT WOMEN & PERSONS WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR BACK TROUBLE SHOULD NOT RIDE THE SLIDE ALL GUESTS ARE TO WEAR THE PARADISE RESORT WRIST BANDS AT ALL TIMES TO CONFIRM THEY ARE STAYING AT THE RESORT USE OF THE WATERPARKS & RESORT FACILITIES IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO IN-HOUSE GUESTS ONLY

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DO NOT SWALLOW SPA WATER DO NOT USE THE SPA AREA WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR ANY MEDICATION THAT MAY PRODUCE ADVERSE AFFECTS

DO NOT USE THE SPA IF YOU FEEL UNWELL OR HAVE AN OPEN WOUND

DO NOT URINATE IN THE SPA, PLEASE USE TOILETS PROVIDED. NO CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED IN THIS SPA.


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Every child receives up to 4 hours of FUN every day! Did you know that Paradise Resort is the only resort in the country with a Kids Club that looks after children 0-12years of age, is open daily and offers every child up to 4 hours of fully supervised FUN every day of their stay FREE of charge (valued up to $60 per child)? The Zone 4 Kids Club is its own mini fun park where children are divided into different age groups over 9 themed play spaces to ensure age appropriate care and activities. Children can blast off and explore the galaxy in Astro’s Space Station with pedal powered space buggies, search for buried treasure in Under Water World filled

with submarines and slides, explore the jungles of Asia in Dusty’s Safari Room or play in the colourful ball pit in the Magic Garden. These are just some of the magical themed play spaces where the Kids Club team of ‘Holiday Heroes’ provide an unrivalled 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 kids. There are pyjama parties, disco nights, arts & crafts, carnival activities plus loads more fun to be had in each and

our kids eat for Menu is also available in Z4K for lunch or dinner, so whilst the kids are looked after parents can truly relax and enjoy some precious downtime.

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Z4K Kids Club is only available to guests staying at Paradise Resort. We are open every day except Christmas Day. Complimentary sessions can be used in session 2 or 4 only.

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every session. Kids Club Supervisor Corinna, says one of her favourite activities is ‘The Game of Life’. She says ‘from my experience kids loving doing things on their own terms so in this activity they get to choose how they spend their time’. We set up a variety of stations where the kids can earn kids club dollars and then choose how to spend it. They can become a construction worker and build a skyscraper or test their brains in the Kids Club exam, there’s even a chance to pass their drivers test. Of course the Kids Club lolly shop is the main attraction where kids can spend their hard earned dollars on lollies, popcorn, cordial and marshmallows.

The Zone 4 Kids club also has a range of options available for lunch or dinner from the ‘Kids Eat For $8 menu’, so whilst the kids are looked after parents can truly relax and enjoy some precious downtime. At Paradise Resort it’s School Holidays everyday so mum and dad get some time out too! enquires For any other enquires please see our friendly Holiday Heroes at Z4K or phone 07 5579 4420 NOW go and relax, have some fun - check out the weekly ‘‘What’s On’’ activity guide for adult activities around the resort!

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DAILY SESSIONS THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY! Children of all ages may experience the fun and excitement of the Zone 4 Kids Club daily during our open sessions. Families can explore the Kids Club together as a perfect introduction to those who may not be familiar with Daily open sessions

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You don’t often think about going iceskating while you are on the Gold Coast but you can add it to the itinerary with an ice-skating rink located right here at Paradise Resort. Located on the 2nd floor above the Bistro, Planet Chill is an all-weather attraction which lends itself to family fun, year round, whatever the weather. Planet Chill is suitable for all kids big and small (3yrs+) and to make it a little easier for beginners to stay on their feet we have fibre glass penguins to help make your ‘icecapades’ more bump-free. And if you need a break

you can chill out in the “Chill Zone” with game tables such as air hockey and foos ball along with a complimentary jukebox to select the sessions play list. Planet Chill is open to in-house guests as well as the general public (all other facilities are for in-house guests only). As numbers for each session are limited we recommend pre-purchase to avoid disappointment. Entry to Planet Chill for spectators is FREE, you only pay if you wish to skate.

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penguins *Children 0-2years of age are not permitted on the ice. Children 5 years and under must be accompanied on the ice by a skating adult.

TICKETS ARE $20 PER PERSON 3 years &  over. Price includes skate hire & up to 2 hours of skating. 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 t he 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 Sept 2014 & may be subject to change without notice.


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Dusty’s adventureland is a variety of play areas perfect for all ages

For anyone seeking an Adventure, Dusty’s Adventureland is perfect for all ages. With a nine metre RockClimbing Wall, Indoor Jungle Gym, Outdoor Adventure Playground and Family BBQ area there is something for everyone. Dusty’s Jungle gym

Located at reception Dusty’s Jungle Gym 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 a giraffe and first spy our multi-level climbing frame complete with slides and mazes that make up Dusty’s

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

Our outdoor Adventure Playground is open daily from 9am to 6pm and the perfect place to burn off energy and let imaginations run wild. 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 activities such as the commando course and scavenger hunts. 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. Perfect for 7years and over, scale the heights and complete as many climbs as you dare in the 1.5 hour session. Just bring your enclosed footwear and a sense of adventure! Dusty’s bbq area

Located in Dusty’s Adventureland is a spacious grass area with complimentary electronic BBQ’s offering the perfect place to relax or enjoy a family picnic. For added convenience Splashes mini-mart has a range of disposable picnic items to make your holiday at Paradise Resort that much easier. *The BBQ Area is for use by hotel guests only. Please leave BBQ’s as you would wish to find them.

CHECK YOUR WEEKLY WHAT’S ON PROGRAM

FOR CURRENT SESSION TIMES * MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF 80KG

SISTERS Species: Tiger Panthera tigris D.O.B: 2 November 2015 Sex: Female

Colour: White with dark stripes Birthplace: Hirakawa Zooe

Kiko and Kali our adopted sisters from Japan are 30 weeks old and are growing fast. Both weigh approximately 39kg, are eating well and have become very close with their handlers. The sisters have joined Dreamworld’s new generation of tigers in the park’s Tiger Cub Kindy plaground.

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Paradise Resort offers Birthday Party Packages to suit all ages Available seven days a week, the allinclusive party options are suitable for boys and girls and take advantage of a family-friendly environment, loaded with fun extras. Choose from an Ice Skating, Waterpark, Laser Tag, Rock Climbing or Pamper party, all with your food and entertainment taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy. And if your kids are obsessed with the movie “Frozen” then Planet Chill Ice-Skating Rink provides the perfect backdrop with packages including up to 2 hours of ice-skating, balloons, party bags, invitations and yummy party food to ensure your child has the coolest party ever! There is also a complimentary jukebox to select your own music (and yes “Let it Go” is on

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the list). And if you can’t cut down the list of invites there’s even an option to book out the entire ice-rink. Apart from the huge smiles and wonderful memories for party-goers another added benefit is that parents can simply walk out the door without worrying about cleaning up. You can even add on extras such as popcorn and fairy floss, balloon twisting and face painting as well as a menu of ‘Parent Platters’ taking the stress out of party hosting for the parents. Or for that extra special touch you can even arrange a VIP meet and greet with one of the resort mascots Captain, Cleo, Dusty or Astro who would be only too happy to join in on the party fun.

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Open daily for breakfast and dinner. The new look Bistro has been completely transformed offering the atmosphere of a fun 50’s style diner whilst keeping the menu fresh with choices the whole family will enjoy. Offering a wide range of incredible value dishes, we cater to all your family needs with our famous kid’s menu at only $8 and offer a variety of vegetarian options too. Our chefs are always accommodating and understand the little ones can be fussy eaters at times. Just ask one of our friendly staff members and we can substitute items within the menu to suit your needs.

Breakfast: For that much needed morning kick start, grab yourself a freshly made juice or create your own for that ‘hit the spot’ feeling. Can’t start the day without your coffee hit? Grab yourself a refreshing coffee frappe – yum! Dinner: Dig into one of our legendary mouth-watering tender steaks paired with crunchy beer battered chips, freshly made salad and topped off with your favourite classic sauce.

BOOKINGS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR DINNER EXtentION

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FAMILY DINING At Paradise resort, we have a choice of dining options to cater for all tastes and budgets HEALTHY

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.

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Tango’ fruit smoothie or a perfectly, tailor-made juice from our fresh juice range. The Juice Bar is located inside the Poolside Café and Bar, which also offers a range of freshly made salads, sandwiches, gourmet wraps and sushi as well as changes made to our Kids menu, which offers healthier alternatives including brown rice and vegies.

HOLIDAYS As part of a focus on more active and healthy holidays visit our Juice Bar for a wide range of healthy options. Going on holidays doesn’t mean you have to stop being healthy and eating right.

The introduction of our Juice Bar has enabled us to cater for the growing demand of healthy, wholesome and fresh dietary and exercise choices. As our guest you can start your day with a selection of fresh juices, protein shakes and smoothies, along with gluten and dairy-free options.

NO NEED TO RETURN HOME WITH EXCESS OR

We live in an amazing part of the world with access to a wide range of fresh produce, what better way to enjoy each day than with a divine ‘Mango

Join us for dinner at our Poolside Theme Nights!

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Did you know you can enjoy Chef’s great value Poolside Theme Nights from 5pm daily. Sit back and relax by the pool, grab a drink from the bar and get into the spirit of our daily themes. You’ll find anything from Mexican Night to a good old Aussie BBQ Night.

CHECK THE TV SCREENS AT THE CAFE ASK OUR FRIENDLY STAFF

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Feeding the kids on holidays needn’t cost a fortune. Our ‘Kids Eat For $8’ menu is available at all dining outlets within the Resort. You can feed the kids for breakfast, lunch or dinner for just $8 per meal!

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2 x Pizzas & a 1.25L soft drink *Excludes gourmet pizza range, offer also includes:

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AT PARADISE RESORT WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OFFERING A HEAVEN FOR KIDS… PARADISE FOR PARENTS! AND WHILE THE KIDS ARE LOOKED AFTER, PARENTS CAN RELAX AND UNWIND IN OUR EXCLUSIVE AREAS JUST FOR THE GROWN UPS. Book the kids in to Kids Club and enjoy this precious time to re-connect with your partner or relax and unwind with the peace of mind that the kids are just around the corner. How long has it been since you ate a meal while it was still hot, enjoyed an uninterrupted chat or had some time to yourself? Take a ‘guilt free’ break and relax in our Zone 4 Adults outdoor spa area located next to the big waterpark, open daily from 9am-till late. Equipped with an outdoor heated spa and lounge chairs it offers parents a place to unwind and soak up the sunshine ‘child free.’ The

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perfect place to read a good book or enjoy some ‘me’ time. Located outside of Splashes MiniMart you will find the Zone 4 Adults stage and dining area, a place to come together and enjoy our daily entertainment program created just for mums and dads. Join us for a laugh and some ‘Adult Only’ fun each day with Live Music, Wine Tasting, Trivia, Cooking Demonstrations and a range of interactive games including Karaoke and a modern day take on Ready Steady Shake plus loads more. And if you’d rather sit back there’s a TV to

watch all of the latest sports action, a pool table plus a limited poolside snacks and cocktail menu with our staff ready to take your order and ensure total relaxation. 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.

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Make a date for yourself... Make a date for yourself...

RELAX AND UNWIND “CHILD FREE” - Share adult conversation - Enjoy a nice meal

To help you make the most of your ‘Child Free’ time, our past guests have compiled a list of some of the many ways you can spend your free time with us here at Paradise Resort, how will you spend your time?

- Relax by the Pool - Take a dip in the Adults Only Spa - Read a book - Enjoy ‘‘Mummy & Daddy Cuddles’’ - Sip a cocktail in the Zone 4 Adults Bar - Catch up on sleep - Strategise on the Giant Chess Board - Strap on your ice-skates at Planet Chill - Watch a movie (in your room or at the local cinema) - Sweat it out at the Cardio Gym - Join us for Wine and Cheese Wednesdays - Sign up for Cocktail or Beer Tasting Classes - Listen to live music by the Pool*

CHILD SUPERVISION 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.

*Check out our weekly ‘What’s On Program’ for more adult activities.


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Gold Coast To help make your holiday complete, the team at Paradise Resort have partnered with Experience Oz to bring you the best day tours, attractions, activities, theme park tickets, water sports and things to do on the Gold Coast and better still, experience oz have no booking fees and offer the best price guaranteed! Here are some of the top things not to miss; start wiggling at wiggles world!

ABC KIDS WORLD!

It’s a wiggly wonderful time at ABC KIDS WORLD where the family can all ride The Big Red Car, Dorothy’s Teacup ride and The Big Red Boat, with special guest appearances by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and Captain Feathersword.

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Australia’s favourite characters have come to life in this interactive and colourful world of fun, rides and games. Featuring Giggle and Hoot, The Wiggles, Play School and Bananas in Pyjamas, ABC KIDS WORLD is the only one of its kind giving kids and carers a whole world of happiness.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hi Blinky Bill fans! Guess who has arrived at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! Blinky and his friends are now calling Currumbin home and offering two live shows daily. “Wildlife to the Rescue” is an action packed show full of fun and adventure and will provide smiles for kids of all ages. You may even meet Blinky and his friends Nutsy and Sir Claude around the park to have your photo taken.

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GRAB A PICTURE TO TAKE HOME CHARACTER APPEARANCES

APPEARING DAILY *ABC KIDS program presenters (including Jimmy Giggle) will only appear for special events and are not appearing daily in ABC KIDS WORLD


FOR HIRE

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3 course dinner and show with High Country Legends Witness the bravery, beauty and courage of the greatest Australian stories never told... High Country Legends. Proudly presented by R.M.Williams guests will enjoy a 3 course dinner and show and be taken on a captivating journey to the snow peaked mountains of the high country where enchanted whispers and legendary yarns come alive with the

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ITEM most inspiring stories of the Australian characters. Prepare yourself for the most breathtaking arena show ever produced under the Australian Outback Spectacular roof. Witness the bravery, beauty and courage of the greatest Australian stories never told... High Country Legends. Only at Australian Outback Spectacular.

meet dreamworlds Newest tiger cubs Visit Dreamworld’s Tiger cub kindy to see their super cute tiger cubs. Now on display in their purpose built playground, Dreamworld’s newest family members are drawing a crowd and shining light on tiger conservation around the world. By booking an exclusive “VIP Tiger Cub Experience” you are helping fund projects in the world for tiger conservation through the Dreamworld Wild Life Foundation (DWF). Get up close and personal and meet either Adira, Akasha or Kai with their personal trainers. Plus join the cubs for a photo!

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Twin Stroller

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Layback Stroller

$15

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Umbrella Stroller

$10

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High Chair

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Car Seat (0-4 years)

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Booster Seat (4yrs +)

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For your added convenience, we have a variety of items available for hire from our Resort Shop located in the Resort Lobby.

BOOK AN EXCLUSIVE VIP CUB EXPERIENCE

All items listed are subject to availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Deposits are required for all hire items Scan here to book your tickets and attractions

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The team at Paradise Resort have partnered with Experience Oz to bring you the best day tours, attractions, activities, theme park tickets, water sports and things to do on the Gold Coast.


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Scan here to book your tickets and attractions The team at Paradise Resort have partnered with Experience Oz to bring you the best day tours, attractions, activities, theme park tickets, water sports and things to do on the Gold Coast.

THE GOLD COAST HAS A NEW TRANSPORT AND TOUR OPERATOR 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!

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Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 has been revamped and is now an even bigger action-packed blockbuster stunt show. Australia’s best stunt crew, Showtime FMX have taken extreme precision driving, comedy and action and rolled it into a side splitting, action-packed movie making adventure which is sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Go behind the scenes and be part of the excitement of a movie set as the Director and his crew shoot an all new movie trailer with the slick city team taking on the struggling country boy for the coveted Thrifty-InnerCity 600. This is a stunt show you won’t want to miss!


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If there is a day left in your holiday and you wish to venture out try some of these FREE or low cost Family Activities

Visit the Beach - The Gold Coast has over 72km of glorious beaches where you can cool off or spend a day building sandcastles (don’t forget to slip, slop, slap)

Broadwater Parklands – Let the kids burn off some energy on the bouncy pillow, flying fox, monorail pedal bikes or cool of in the Rock pools

Feed the pelicans - Feed the pelicans each day at 1:30pm at the lagoon outside of Charis seafood at Labrador

Mount Tambourine – Take a scenic drive up the mountain and enjoy the magnificent views from one of the many lookouts

Tallebudgera Creek - Is a local favourite. Surrounded by the Burleigh national park you can swim, fish, play or take a walk around the headlands

Springbrook - Visit the picturesque natural bridge and spot some of the protected local flora and fauna

Currumbin Rock Pools - This is another place popular with the locals, you’ll find a secret swimming hole and grassy areas perfect for a picnic

Lamington National Park – The Rainforest Tree Top Walk at O’Reilly’s is 180 metres in length and is made up of 9 suspension bridges, with much of the walkway being 15 metres above the ground

Go fishing - Go fishing off the Jetty at Budds Beach – a short 2min walk behind the resort Budds Beach is tucked away from the hustle and bustle

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Special offers CONVENIENT LUNCH PACKS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT SPLASHES MINI MART, P ERFECT FOR FAMILY DAYS OUT OR AS A TREAT FOR SOME MUCH NEEDED PARENT TIME

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Smiths Chips 90g & 600ml Coke

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4 x Kellogg’s Cereal bowls 30g (coco pops, just right, cornflakes or nutri-grain) 1 x Milk 1ltr 1 x Just Juice 1ltr (orange or apple) 2 x Flavoured Milks 250ml (chocolate or strawberry) 4 x Fruit pieces (apple or banana) 2 x Coffee Sachets (Nescafe) 4 x Sugar Sticks 1 x Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper *Items or brands may vary

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2 x Pump Water 750ml 2 x Mt Franklin Water 400ml 4 x Assorted Sandwiches 1 x Farm Bake Biscuits 350gm 4 x Vaalia Yoghurt 4 x Fruit Pieces (apple or banana) *Items or brands may vary

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