Gold Coast Journals

Australia's Gold Coast

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An April 2010 trip to Gold Coast by LenR

Warner Bros. Movie World Photo, Gold Coast, Australia More Photos
Quote: Queensland’s Gold Coast is Australia’s most popular holiday destination. It is not hard to see why. Great beaches, good shopping, excellent accommodation, restaurants and nightlife all combine to appeal to everyone. Then there is the icing on the cake; the wonderful theme parks and the great weather.

Surfers Paradise

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Urban paradise? Photo, Gold Coast, Australia
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Surfers Paradise is a suburb on the Gold Coast. The suburb has a population of around 20,000. Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb has many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach. The feature of the central business district is Cavill Mall, which runs through the shopping precinct. Cavill Avenue, named after Jim Cavill, an early hotel owner, is one of the busiest shopping strips in Queensland, and the centre of activity for night life. While Surfers Paradise is a high-rise heaven today, less than eighty years ago it was virgin beachfront land in an area called Elston. In 1917, a land auction was held by a Brisbane real estate company to sell subdivided blocks in Elston ...Read More

Genesis Holiday Apartments

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Genesis Holiday Apartments Photo, Surfers Paradise, Australia
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My wife and I were two of five adults and two children who shared a three-bedroom apartment here for three days last Easter. We found the apartment spacious and well located and even though the building was full, it was surprisingly quiet and uncrowded.The Genesis Holiday Apartments 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are ideally situated just 100 metres from the rolling surf of Surfers Paradise Beach and only 5 minutes walk to the heart of Surfers Paradise and Cavill Mall. A 5-minute bus ride from the door takes you to Jupiters Casino and to the Pacific Fair Shopping centre.Our large three bedroom fully self-contained apartment was large and spacious with all linen supplied and it incl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 25, 2010

Genesis Holiday Apartments
Cnr Markwell Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd.
Surfers Paradise
+61 7 5538 2099

The Beach

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The surf Photo, Gold Coast, Australia
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It was the beach that first brought the Gold Coast into prominence and it is still one of the highlights for many visitors. Whether it’s for a stroll at sunset, beach fishing at dusk, a leisurely swim, an adventure packed scuba dive or even if it's to take on the swell with your board, the Gold Coast's numerous beaches are famous for their clean, warm, blue waters, golden sand and never ending sunshine. The most popular of the 21 patrolled beaches on the Gold Coast include Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Miami & Nobby Beach. Here is a quick summary.Main BeachMain Beach gets its name from the fact that it was the main surf beach for the town of Southport w...Read More

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Attraction | "Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary"

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Photo, Currumbin, Australia
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With hundreds of animals and birds, the Sanctuary is home to one of the largest collections of Australian native wildlife in the world. Established nearly 60 years ago, the Sanctuary has attracted millions of visitors throughout its history and continues to provide opportunities to get close to Australia’s amazing wildlife.The Sanctuary was established in 1947 by beekeeper and flower grower Alex Griffiths, who began feeding the region’s wild lorikeets to prevent them from ravaging his prized blooms. The feeding of the colourful lorikeets soon developed from a local curiosity to a popular tourist attraction. In 1976, Alex gifted the Sanctuary to the National Trust of Queensland.. The Trust ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 25, 2010

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
28 Tomewin Street
Currumbin, Queensland 4223
1300 886 511

Warner Bros. Movie World

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Warner Bros. Movie World Photo, Gold Coast, Australia
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Warner Bros. Movie World is a popular movie related theme park on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is owned and operated by the Village Roadshow company since it take over from Time Warner and is the only movie related park in Australia. It opened in 1991 and has been a success ever since. The park contains various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from motion simulators to roller coasters and slow river rides. In addition, costumed character performers also patrol the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. These include Batman, Austin Powers, Marilyn Munroe, Shrek, Scooby Doo, The Mystery Inc. Gang and various Looney Tunes characters. Minor street...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2010

Warner Bros. Movie World
Pacific Motorway, Oxenford
Gold Coast 4210
+61 7 5573 3999