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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

Joy Flights. Tips (9)

Airplane to Lady Elliot.

So we go to the south in de direction of Rockhampton and Bundaberg. Time for us to take a few days rest, we have discovvered that the time was not good for swim in the ocean because there are the dangerous Yellifish. So we diseded to visit one of the islands in the Great Barrier Reef. We make our choice for the most soutern island from the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliott.
We go with an small airplane from Bundaberg for a fligt from ca 45 min.
It was a very small 6 persons airplane for us 5 and the pilot, i was sit beside the pilot and can make som pictures from the island.

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Dec 07, 2004

Amazing balloning

The morning was great. Once you get up in the sky you won't want to come down! An awesome hot air ballooning experience followed by a gorgeous buffet champagne breakfast and free wine tasting.
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Nov 02, 2012

Scenic Flights

There are Helicoptor Flights available, and well worth doing. The views of the Gold Coast are spectacular from the air.
You get to see just how much water is in and around this place. A lot more than I ever thought.

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Sep 14, 2003

Hot Air Balloon Disappointment

We booked a balloon ride with Hot Air. We awoke at 3:30 am, and arrived at the meeting place on time by 4:40 am. We waited an hour and no one showed. The reception was calling the entire time without answer. Finally, they reached someone, who did not know what was going on, but promised to get back with us, so we waited another hour to hear from him. He informed us that the ride had been canceled and he would get us a discount on a flight tomorrow. He promised to call us back after 9:00am. He never did. Instead someone else called to let us know that there would be no discount to book another tour. They claimed that they called us and left a message. There was no message. In fact, our hotel receptionist had specifically requested that she call back if she did not speak with us directly. She never spoke with us or left a message. We waited for two hours in the early morning for nothing! Turns out, Hot Air is full of hot air. Needless to say, we picked a different company two days later, and had a great time.

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Jul 03, 2010
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Wonderful Balloon Ride

Balloon Aloft showed promptly, were professional, and provided an amazing tour of the Gold Coast. A Champaign buffet breakfast was optional. Both 30 min. and 1 hour tours are offered. The views were spectacular.

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Jul 03, 2010


you should try mates. thats what my receptionist mentioned. so, we tried though it was pretty expensive. i must admist, that decision was a good one to make. nice view, delicious breakfast, unforgettable experience. check this out:

Dec 14, 2012

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning with Hotair. We went hot air ballooning this morning on the Gold Coast with Hot Air. Although it was an early start it was well worth it. They pick you up at your hotel and then you drive to the launch site (this depends on the weather). All the staff are very professional, helpful and very safety conscious.
The 30 minute flight was fantastic. It is so quiet and peaceful up in the air at the mercy of the winds. Every flight is different and you never know where you are going to land. At the end of the flight everyone pitches in to pack up the balloon and put it away on the trailer. Then it is off to a champagne breakfast at Oreilly's Vineyard. Beautiful spread of food and we were all well and truly hungry by then. The views and photos we took were awsome.

Nov 11, 2010

Helicopter joy ride

There is no better way to see the whole of the Gold Coast than from a helicopter. I took a 30-minute helicopter ride from Seaworld which took me over the whole of Surfers Paradise, pass the towering hotels and condominiums.

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Mar 18, 2006

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Take A Helicopter Ride - its the best!

If you can, take the Sea World Helicopter ride even for 10 mins you will really get a great overview of the coast line, hinterland and Mt Tamborine.

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Sep 13, 2002

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