Queensland’s Sea World – A Review

I think that of all the theme parks on Australia’s Gold Coast, Sea World is probably the most rewarding to visit. It’s going to depend on what you really want to get out of a day at a theme park, but Sea World seems to offer a little of each world, and fair bit that …

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Hotel Review – Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfer’s Paradise

I booked the Mantra Legends just over a month before heading to Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I got a pretty decent rate (although websites do such a great job at making you THINK you got a good rate, sometimes it’s pretty hard to tell) at …

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Gold Coast versus the Sunshine Coast (Queensland)

It’s time for another rumble! And we head to Australia’s Sunshine State, home to the Big Pineapple (no really, that’s a thing!) and compare the Gold Coast, centred around towns such as Coolangatta and Surfer’s Paradise, and the Sunshine Coast, where you’ll find Noosa et al. Where do I start? Both are not too far …

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Snorkeling Wave Break Island, Gold Coast – The VIDEO!

Hi all! I've put together a short four-minute video (underwater) of my time snorkeling near Wave Bay Island on the Gold Coast. I've been trying to identify the fish I saw - I know the one with zebra-like features is the Scissortail Sergeant, but I'm lost for any others. There are at least three types …

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Warner Brother’s Movie World…. Or Another Day of Serious Queueing!

Howdy all from the Gold Coast on my last day here, returning to Melbourne tonight. The weather has been brilliant, 25 - 27 degrees and mostly sunny the whole time, and I've really had a chance to unwind and enjoy where I'm at - yes first Sea World and then Movie Word - 'Hollywood on …

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Travel Itineraries – Australia [Part One]

Hello again it’s Thursday and for the last few weeks Travel Itineraries has been my Thursday segment (despite the fact that it’s simply the most work one needs to write a darned post possible). And today I thought I’d do Australia. This will be an idealised itinerary. I haven’t set out and done a long …

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