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Hot Air Ballooning including Champagne Breakfast from the Gold Coast or Brisbane
"If you've always wanted to go floating in a hot air balloon come and experience the best balloons and the best ballooning experience at the best price! Yes this Hot Air Ballooning including Champagne breakfast tour comes highly recommended which is why it is Australia's most popular balloon ride. The spectacle of balloons being inflated at dawn is always surprising and definitely impressive. Did you know the balloons are as tall as a ten storey building? Take off gently and experie floating over the scenic rim of the Gold Coast hinterland. You will be flying with Australia's biggest and most experienced ballooning company and with the newest state of the art ballooning equipment. After landing join the friendly team at O'Reillys Grand Homestead for a freshly cooked hot breakfast
From AUD280.00
 
Gold Coast River Cruise with Optional Morning Tea or Lunch
"Enjoy a morning tea cruise or lunch cruise on the Gold Coast. Cruises depart daily from Surfers Paradise to cruise the spectacular waterways of the Gold Coast. You'll cruise past Chevron Island Paradise Waters and out to the Broadwater while being entertained by informative commentary highlighting the history and interesting facts about the people and properties along the waterways. You'll then cruise into the marina precinct past Palazzo Versace and the southern end of the Seaworld area. Along the way keep an eye out for the local birds and wildlife.The vessel has indoor seating a covered deck area and a large open sundeck that is fantastic for capturing those special photographic opportunities.Choose from a morning tea cruise and indulge on cakes with tea or coffee or opt for the Gold Coast lunch cruise that offers an o""Indulge yourself in either a morning tea or lunch cruise on the Gold Coast. Departing daily from Surfers Paradise and cruising the magnificent Gold Coast waterways and canals you will enjoy morning tea or lunch served on board. Sit back and relax whilst ttitle=Highlights&1=1.5-hour+cruise+around+the+Gold+Coast&2=See+Surfers+Paradise%2C+Paradise+Waters+and+Broadwater+from+the+water&3=Spot+landmarks+like+Palazzo+Versace+and+SeaWorld+as+you+cruise+around+the+Gold+Coast&4=Enjoy+morning+tea+or+lunch+on-board&5
From AUD20.00
 
Gold Coast SkyPoint Observation Deck Ticket
"SkyPoint is Australia’s only beachside observation deck and is an incredible introduction to the Gold Coast destination with information about the entire spectrum of experiences on offer including hidden hinterland walks the best surf breaks and the region’s most action packed attractions such as Dreamworld and WhiteWater World.Travel from ground to level 77 in less than 43 seconds in one of the world’s fastest elevators before stepping out onto the 360 degree platform where you will capture your first views of the beaches hinterland and Gold Coast skyline from 230 metres above sea level. Relax with family and friends while enjoying breakfast lunch or dinner (at own expense) from the sumptuous menu at SkyPoint’s Seventy7 Café and Bar. High Tea is also available (at own expense) and comes served on a three tiered display plate inspired by the tall contemporary design of the Q1 building. the Observation Deck transforms into a chic high altitude lounge bar with music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm to late. Then on Sunday from 3pm
From AUD25.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Gold Coast

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General

Coolangatta (In Queensland) and Tweed Heads (New South Wales) are completely alongside each other, but separated by the State border defined in 1863 – and now marked by the large concrete structure...
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Surf and Beach

When you go to an Australian beach, you expect to leave it covered in a sticky mixture of salt, sunscreen and fine white sand. It’s one of those ‘fact of life’ things, but a trail of sand will follow...
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Currency

This is generally Australian matter. On Australian Coin, you can see her face. Of course she is ELIZABETH 2. Coins show aging of her face corresponding to the year of manufacture. So they change coin...
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Weather

The climate is subtropical and the region enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. Spring: Sept-Nov 15-25C (57-77F) Summer: Dec-Feb 20-28C (67-83F) Autumn: Mar-May 15-25C (57-77F) Winter: Jun-Aug...
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Chinese New Year

2015- "The year of the Goat" was the first year the Chinese New Year Festival took place in Chinatown at Southport on the Gold Coast. My husband and I were there at 3pm when the Festival opened. We...
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Finished Pathway

Here's the finished pathway. After about 6 months this pathway looked totally different. The new natives planted had grown heaps and it looked more green and healthy. It probably looks heaps better...
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Beginning of Pathway Construction

Hubby & crew had to clear a nice path and fence if off before going any further. Each side of the path looks a bit bare. That's because they removed a tonnes of bitu bush, a weed that had gone out of...
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Big Day Out !

The Big Day Out music festival held on the Gold Coast in January is one of my favourite events of the year. The bands start playing from 11am and go late into the night (around 11.30pm). The festival...
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The bushwalk

See the fence? Only this part is allowed to be walked on, keeping the natural Australian flora intact.
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Queensland holds such varied...

Queensland holds such varied scenery, this is an inlet river, of which the sun has transformed to gold. Near Hinchinbrooke.
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Top Hotels in Gold Coast

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Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD 4217, Australia
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Ross Street, Ashmore, Gold Coast, QLD 4213, Australia
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158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD 4217, Australia
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Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD 4217, Australia
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22 View Avenue, (formerly ANA Hotel Gold Coast), Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, 4217, Australia
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CornerGold Coast Highway and Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD 4217, Australia
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Top Things to Do in Gold Coast

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Sea World

I have been going to Seaworld on and off for the last 30 years. I decided to go there this holiday season to see how the place had changed. Sadly, going to Seaworld has become so expensive it is...
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Beaches.

Miami is one of about 4 beaches immediately south of Surfers Paradise. It is a patrolled beach but generally not as crowded as some of the main ones due to lack of high rise developement. It's a nice...
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Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World, KNOWN as "Movie World," is a movie related theme park on the Gold Coast, owned and operated by Village Roadshow. Attached to the Theme Park is where actual movies are made....
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Dream World

On the Gold Coast we have 5 main theme parks where family and friends get together to have a great day of fun. Dreamworld is my favourite, the rides are awesome and the atmosphere is great. Dream...
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Carrara Markets and others

Carrara Markets have 500 market stalls that sell everything from brand new to second hand. These are permanent markets and a lot are under-cover. Living here and going to these markets, I really...
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Located at the southern end of the gold coast, is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary covers an area of 27hectares, but don't worry, as a little Train will take you for a ride around the...
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Top 5 Gold Coast Writers

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balhannah

"BEAUTIFUL SANDY BEACHES, THIS IS THE GOLD COAST!"
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robertgaz

"Gold Coast"
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grantravel

"Gold Coast - My Home"
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tiabunna

"Australia’s GOLD COAST"
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goldcoaster

"Home Town"
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