Gold Coast Journals

Not just a Paradise for Surfers!

A June 2003 trip to Gold Coast by Nil

Tiki Village International Photo, Surfers Paradise, Australia More Photos
Quote: It's sunny, it's got miles of beaches, good looking people, and plenty to do!Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the Gateway to the Gold Coast, Surfer's Paradise. Why go to Hawaii when they buy their sand from us!

Not just a Paradise for Surfers!

Overview

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From the first time here you can tell that this is no ordinary town. There's day life, night life, and all that could be in between. Shops, restaurants, bars, games parlours, and plenty of interesting attractions all around. Mini-golf, bungee, water sports, or even lazy sun-baking. Try the Adventure Duck for a unique experience, touring the local canals in an amphibious vehicle. It's all good! Quick Tips: Sleep before you get here, because there's no time like the present while it's holiday time. It's not a bad idea to do a quick round of "proper shopping" at Coles or Woolworths upon arrival as constantly eating out can take it's toll on your wallet!Best Way To Get Around: Bus ter...Read More

Tiki Village International

Hotel | "Tiki Village International"

Tiki Village International Photo, Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Best Things Nearby:Surfers Paradise, need I say more . . . If you are a shopaholic, try Harbourtown, it's a wholesale delight!Best Things About the Resort:Great sized units, in-house movies, full security, location!Resort Experience:So cozy! Laze about by the pool or read in the Adults Lounge -- relaxing here is too easy. When you want to get out and about, it's all on your doorstep. If it's not in town, public transport can get you almost everywhere else. The rooftop spa/hot tub provides stunning views of the Hinterland or up the canals. You can even get fantastic deals from the Tour Desk for a range of activities and attactions. Try...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 9, 2003

Tiki Village International
Ferny & Cavill Avenues
Surfers Paradise, Australia QLD 4217

Surfers Royale Photo, Gold Coast, Australia
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Best Things Nearby:Beach, restaurants, sports/activities, bars, cafes.Best Things About the Resort:This is the only timeshare property on the Gold Coast that is literally on the beach!Resort Experience:At Surfers Royale, every unit has a view of the ocean. If that's not enough then you can go upto to rooftop BBQ area for superb 360 degree views. Situated only a few minutes walk south of Surfers Paradise and a few minutes east of the Gold Coast Highway, a very central location indeed! There is secure underground parking, BBQs, heated outdoor swimming pool, half tennis court, games room and babysitting, sauna, movie rentals, full kitchens & o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 12, 2003

Surfers Royale
9 Northcliffe Terrace
Gold Coast, Australia
+617 5538 4744

Palatinos

Restaurant

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It all started with a cleansing ale and from there we were presented with the menus. Mouth watering descriptions of the tools of gluttony are to be found here. Woodfire pizzas, homemade pastas, fresh crisp salads, meat dishes from all animals, and desserts that you would wrestle from an infant just for that sugar fix you've been craving since birth! My personal favourite is the Dinosaur Leg, a veal shank the size of Arnold Schwarzenegger's head that melts off the bone with ease, all topped off with a golden honey mustard sauce (although the word "sauce" is an insult to it's sumptuousness) and a few vegetables. When washed down with a crisp unwooded chardonnay, you'll think that Nirvana...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 9, 2003

Palatinos

Gold Coast, Australia

Surfer's Paradise Beach

Attraction | "Surfers Paradise Markets"

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Every Friday night they emerge from the shadows as dusk kisses the golden beaches of Surfers Paradise. They preen over their stalls, setting their wares in place with the precision of a senior surgeon. All manner of trinkets are available here, from the benign to the highly sought after. All painstakingly assembled, constructed, or crafted by their owners so that mortals such as you and I may love them. And after you have been filled with the magic of it all and prepare to take that journey home, they sink back into the shadows not to be seen for another week, still assembling, constructing, and crafting. Situated at the beach end of Cavill Avenue, across the road from MacDonalds, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 9, 2003

Surfer's Paradise Beach

Gold Coast, Australia

Cheers Tavern

Attraction

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Based on the TV bar of the same name, this bar has a great range of beers, local and imported. They even brew a few of their own that are sensational, Clancys being my personal favourite (pints for $6).

There is also a restaurant with a wonderful selection of wood-fired pizzas, and a gaming area complete with a small number of "one-armed bandits."

There's a sports bar upstairs with pool tables, big-screen TV for the fights, and cheap drinks.

Indoor and outdoor dining, ATMs, great location in central Surfers Paradise, and lovely staff. What more could you want?

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 30, 2003

Cheers Tavern
3206 Gold Coast Highway
Gold Coast, Australia

Gihooley's Irish Pub

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

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I came here with a bunch of my friends to help celebrate a Birthday and also to see former Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour. It was a great live gig and the well-priced drinks certainly helped see the night through. Located a minutes walk from the heart of Surfers Paradise beach, and a minute away from #0952 - Tiki Village. The food also rates a mention as it serves kangaroo, which although it's one of our national treasures, at $25 is one sumptuous dish. The rump steak was also exceptional! Cash and major credit cards are accepted in this establishment. It isn't a massive place but is literally covered in Irish tablature and relics/knick knacks. There...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 1, 2004

Gihooley's Irish Pub
Cavill Avenue
Gold Coast, Australia