State Flag of Queensland
The Queensland state flag was created as a colonial flag - a British Blue Ensign with the badge of the colony added to the blue field. Because some of the Australian state badges were originaly created to represent the Governor (as distinct from the Colony) they generally showed some element of British royal heraldry - the main criteria being that it be different from similar badges used in other parts of the Empire. Queensland uses a blue Maltese Cross (Malta used a red cross). The Crown [superimposed on the cross] on the Queensland badge represented the status of the Governor as representative of Queen Victoria in the Colony.
Ten Pin Bowling!!
There are 3 bowling alley's on the Gold Coast, there use to be more but they have been closed down.
Ashmore Bowl is the biggest and the best of the bowling alleys on offer. They have a disco lights night every Saturday. The Surfers Paradise Tenpin has neon (glow in the dark) bowling all the time.
Book ahead to avoid having to wait around for a lane.
Fully licensed bar/Restaurant
137 Currumburra Rd Ashmore
Phone: 5539 6433
Surfers Paradise Tenpin:
L1 Paradise Centre Cavil Ave
Phone: 5538 5222
Coolangatta/ Tweed Bowl:
58 Wharf St, Tweed Heads
Phone: 5536 1606
After a day on the beach, visiting the theme parks or exploring the Hinterland, there's a plethora of night time activities to satisfy everyone - whether you're in the mood to party or just want a romantic evening out.
Surfers Paradise is the Coast's after-dark entertainment hotspot, with a huge selection of nightclubs, bars and restaurants for younger and older patrons.
Popular Surfers nightspots include Cocktails and Dreams, Shooters Saloon Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, Melba's, and Billy's Beach House, while Orchid Avenue and the beach end of Cavill Avenue offer alfresco cafes, restaurants and snack bars. The Pub, Crawl and Cruise tour is a MUST for those that enjoy party games, meeting new people, dancing and drinking! Nightclubs are also located at Coolangatta and Broadbeach
If you're in the mood for a great live show, gambling, dine casually or formally or just enjoy a relaxing drink with friends, Conrad Jupiters is open 24 hours.
A quick monorail ride across the highway from the Casino is the Broadbeach Mall, which boasts some of the Gold Coast's best restaurants covering a wide range of international cuisines.
The Tweed contains some of Australia's leading licensed clubs, such as Twin Towns and Seagulls, offering poker machines, dining and major entertainment.
For serious theatre buffs, the Gold Coast Arts Centre has regular top-line productions, classical music concerts, ballets and recitals. The clubs tend to be smart casual to club-wear.
Million Dollar view
Northcliffe Surf Club is an above average licenced club bistro.
The menu has a very wide choice of meals to suit most at a reasonable price.
The restaurant is very spacious but it is advisable to book as it gets quite busy especially weekends.
Copy & paste this link for the bistro menu
http://www.northcliffesurfclub.com.au/documents/bistro/menu.pdf I really liked the Deane Parmagiana & my wife liked the Seafood Marinara.
On one side of this tower is...
On one side of this tower is the Giant Drop. You sit in a chair,being lifted nearly 120 meters,sait a couple of seconds on the top....then dropped!!! Free fall for almost 5 seconds! You're to shocked to scream. On the other side of the tower is the Tower of Terror,a 'car' that takes you from 0 to 160 kph in seven seconds! 400 meters straight forward,then 120 meters straight upwards!!! Cool.