Broadwater Shores

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Farmstay around Gold Coast

by 2318_TW


I would be going to Gold Coast in Mar'09 and will like to have a night stay at the farm hence any recommendation for Farmstay, Clean & Cheap as I would be brining my child (4 years old) along.

In mind will be Lillydale, any others?


Re: Farmstay around Gold Coast

by balhannah

Hi, A nice farmstay years ago, was Midginbil Hill. Website is Cedar Creek Lodges (Thunderbird Park) is a nice spot on Tamborine Mountain, website is Don't know if this is any help.

Re: Farmstay around Gold Coast

by balhannah

Just thought of another one, Cedar Glen. Website is I have write ups for the Boonah and surrounding areas where a lot of these farmstays are located. Try looking up the Beaudesert shire in Google, there might be more.

Travel Tips for Gold Coast

Pacific Fair

by iandsmith

There's a road in Broadbeach. It bisects two of the major attractions in Surfers Paradise. One is the casino, the other is Pacific Fair, the largest shopping centre on the Gold Coast.
With over 300 shops it's a must-see for the women and there's even stuff for people like me. I mean, if you want to buy shoes there's 15 specialty shops in addition to the department stores and, when they wear out, there's 3 shoe repair booths.
19 jewellers stores, 11 comminications shops, 31 fast food outlets and, when you've run out of money, at least 17 places you can draw some more out!
Suffice it to say that the place is popular but, one thing amazes me. I come from a town where we have 24 hour supermarkets. Here, there are none. Unless it's milk or something minor you'll be in trouble after 5.30 except on Thursday nights.

Springbrook National Park

by tiabunna

Now we get down to the parts of the Gold Coast I find the most interesting, the ranges inland. Much of these are included in the extensive Springbrook National Park. You could spend weeks walking on the National Park trails and still not see all the sights. Here you will find waterfalls, cliffs, thick sub-tropical rainforest dripping with moisture, and ancient Antarctic Beech trees which are relics of Gondwanaland.

The most direct route from the Gold Coast is to head inland from the Pacific Motorway via Mudgeeraba (exit 79 from the north, exit 80 from the south), then follow the Gold Coast – Springbrook Road. The road gradually narrows and there are some quite blind corners, finally culminating in a section of one-way road, so take care. The drive from Mudgeeraba is not long, I’d say about 30-40 km. We had only a few hours to drive in, make a short visit, then drive out – and had no trouble fitting it into the time available. We even stopped for a very pleasant lunch at the former Post Office in the little settlement of Springbrook.

On our way up, we stopped to take in the views back to Surfers Paradise from the Wunburra Lookout. I had forgotten how good the purple ‘morning glory’ flowers can look, as they are too tropical for my part of Australia. For interest sake I’m including the second photo – I could never repeat it, but of all things I stopped a dragonfly dead centre in the frame!

For those interested in ‘collecting’ World Heritage Sites’, the rainforests in these National Parks are part of the World Heritage site ”Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves.

My Favourite Pubs !

by grantravel

My personal favourite pubs on the Gold Coast are:

Parkwood Tavern
Cnr Olsen Ave & Wintergreen Drive, Parkwood Ph:55715104
One of the most popular pubs for the locals. You might be lucky enough to see one of Australia's legendary rock acts like The Screaming Jets or even popular new comers The Butterfly Effect who have both played there frequently over the past few years.

Surfers Paradise Beer Garden
Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise. This is the place all the cool touring musicians (Jack Johnson, Michael Franti) come to do secret gigs. Quite a large pub with plenty of pool tables and balcony space to watch the goings on in the centre of Surfers.

Fisherman's Wharf
Shop 20 Mariner's Cove, 60-70 Seaworld Drv Main Beach Ph:55710566
Probably one the best located pubs in the world, the current Fisherman's Wharf is a re-incarnation of the old pub, a Gold Coast icon which was demolished to make way for Palazzo Versace, Nirvana played there once.

The Grand Hotel
352 Marine Parade, Labrador
The Grand Hotel shares the same building as the Grand Apartments. It offers patrons access to 4 restaurants, entertainment, a tavern, cafes and water views across the Broadwater.

All done on a cold rock

by hayley_69 about Cold Rock Ice Cream

MMMMmmmmmm Cold Rock Ice Cream is the place you CAN NOT miss. The beautiful flavours and mixtures are soooooooooooo good.

Cold Rock Ice Cream has an huge amount of all different flavour ice creams to choose from, see down below for some flavours.

But see the thing about Cold Rock that makes it so good is the fact is that you have mix in's. Now your more then likely thinking what is mix in's, well what you do is you choose you ice cream flavour, once you have chosen your flavour they bring it over to a bench which is kept cold and you choose stuff to mix into the ice cream, like maybe some nuts, cookie dough, smarties, nerds etc etc and it gets all mixed together.

Sometimes you can make a strawberry cheesecake flavour by getting cheesecake flavoured ice cream then adding real strawberries to the ice cream.
You can make all different flavours.

Here are some of the ice cream flavours they have:
Apple Pie
Cookies & Cream
Double Chocolate
Ferraro Roche'
Irish Cream
Passion Fruit
Rum & Raisin
White Cookies &Cream

Here are some of the Sorbets they have:

Here are some of the mix in's you can have:
Caramel Fudge
Cherry Ripe
Cookie Dough
Crushed Nuts
Freddo Frogs
Milo Bar

They also sell drinks, make cakes and desserts.
Please remember that some of the stuff may not be available in all stores. I love coconut ice cream with a bounty chocolate bar and also nuts and cookie dough. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!

DREAMWORLD is the brainchild...

by Adeline_Foo

DREAMWORLD is the brainchild of 'dreamer' John Longhurst who purchased the 85-hectare Coomera-based site in 1974 with the goal to build a family theme park.

Now, more than 25 years later, Dreamworld is still recognised as Australia's premier family theme park, with more than one million people visiting each year.

Officially opened on 15 December 1981, Dreamworld is dedicated to the 'happiness of all people'. The park's three original worlds featured a host of exciting attractions including the Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre, Rocky Hollow Log Ride, Model T Lane, Captain Sturt Paddle Wheeler and the Dreamworld Gold Coast Railway. Since then Dreamworld three original worlds have now grown to 12, with 55 hectares remaining for future development.

Dreamworld's worlds in order of their opening

1.Central Plaza and Main Street (1981)
2.Rocky Hollow (1981)
3.Rivertown (1981)
4.Country Fair (1981)
5.Gum Tree Gully (1982)
6.Blue Lagoon (1983)
7.Village Oval, formerly Village Green (1983)
8.Gold Rush Country (1986)
9.Koala Country (1987)
10.Ocean Parade (1993)
11.Tiger Island (1995)
12.Kennyland (1999)
Suitable for the youngs and old ... All the thrill rides ... EXCITING!!


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