It’s Endless Fun on the Gold Coast

By Special Report on 01:45 pm Jun 23, 2014

White sandy beach, exciting theme parks and trendy party spots are just a few of the exciting tourism activities that Gold Coast has to offers for holidaygoers. There’s so much fun in Gold Coast that it has for many years now been known as Australia’s favorite playground. Set a date now for a fun-filled vacation in Gold Coast, where you will be guaranteed the best holiday moments.

Now that your date is set for a Gold Coast vacation, let us offer you some information about this Australian city’s exciting attractions:

Hot Air Balloon Ride

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See the world from a different perspective from high up in the air on a hot air balloon ride and you will discover a whole new sense of peace as you enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the quiet morning air. Take either a 30 to 60 minute ride, and you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Gold Coast and its hinterlands and get an aerial view of kangaroos hopping in search of breakfast and cattle grazing. They are really feasts for the eyes and at the end, you’ll be excited to head off for a sumptuous champagne breakfast and reflect on what you saw.

Whale-Watching
If seeing a whale with your own eyes is in your must-see-and-do holiday list, set your schedule to visit Gold Coast between the months of June and October. This is the period when thousands of north-bound humpback whales make their way through the waters of Gold Coast as they migrate from the waters of Antarctica and it provides the opportunity to see these giant mammals frolic in the water from a close distance. It’s also very likely that you will also get to see dolphins along the way. Be ready to get really wet during the three-hour cruise as these intelligent mammals perform their aquatic antics right before your very eyes. It’s a sight so breathtaking that you might feel humbled in the presence of these beautiful marine giants.

Theme Parks

Theme parks are a huge attraction on the Gold Coast. (Photo courtest of Warner Bros Movie World)

Theme parks are a huge attraction on the Gold Coast. (Photo courtesy of www.queensland.com.sg)

It’s no wonder that Gold Coast earned the title as Australia’s favorite playground with three major theme parks all located in the same city. Movie buffs, nature lovers and thriller seekers are in no shortage of things to do at the Movie World, Sea World and Dream World. Meet your favorite Superhero at Warner Bros. Movie World or interact with some of nature’s most incredible animal such as sharks, dolphins or polar bears in Sea World. Get energized in Dreamworld, which is dubbed as Australia’s favorite family theme park. It spans 30 hectares and is filled with a variety of exciting rides, shows and attractions such as the Big 8 Thrill Rides, which includes the Tower of Terror 2 – one of the world’s tallest and fastest thrill ride and Pandamonium – a swinging rickshaw ride with a split personality. There are so many rides to experience in the park that you’d wish the day would not come to an end.

Rivers Dinner Cruise
See the city lights glisten in the cosmopolitan landscape and enjoy a delicious international buffet dinner with sensational, fresh-from-the-ocean seafood on board a luxurious air conditioned vessel. The palatable food and scenic river view provides the best setting to wind down and dance the night away to a live music performance as the vessel cruises down the river. It is the perfect ending after an adventurous, action-packed day. The river dinner cruise departs from Marina Mirage and meanders along the coastline to some spots that provide the perfect photo opportunities of the Surfers Paradise skyline. The cruise continues a leisurely pace past Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, waterfront restaurants and the Versace Hotel, Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Sea World, the Gold Coast Seaway up to Runaway Bay. The main scenery along the way is the Sovereign Islands, which is home to the largest and most expensive waterfront properties on the Gold Coast.

Shopper’s Paradise
Before you know it, the holiday is drawing to a close so be sure to spare a day or two to shop for your loved ones at home at the Harbour Town Gold Coast, which boasts over 120 brand direct outlet shops and specialty shops. You can also look out for unique souvenir at the Surfers Paradise Night Markets which open every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.queensland.com.sg