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I hadn’t been to the Gold Coast. Surprising I know. Been to many other places but not this popular kiwi destination so it was exciting to be able to go there last week.

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There’s a mixture of family resorts, high rise apartments and low rise apartments so there really is something to suit everyone. If you want the latest update on any accommodation I’ve got a number of photos as I saw 25 accommodation properties inside & out!

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We visited Dreamworld & Whitewater World. The great thing is you can get a pass to see both parks (not much dearer than doing just 1) and there is an internal gate between the 2 parks so you can go back & forth all day!

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A great night activity is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Wildnight Adventure. 30 minutes south of Gold Coast at Currumbin, it’s open during the day too but we saw it at night. On arrival a BBQ dinner then a walk through the park seeing snakes, dingos, Tasmanian devils, wombats with information given about each from our guide. Then I held a snake, a baby crocodile & a koala! We hopped on a little train to take us to a small aboriginal show with song & dance, then we fed & patted about 60 kangaroos before hopping on the train back to the start for supper.

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If you’re into shopping, there’s a number of places! Pacific Fair a large shopping mall in Broadbeach and is just across the road from a number of the accommodations, so very handy so you don’t have far to walk back with all your purchases!

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Carrara Markets is a nice break from the large department stores. They have all sorts from shoes to souvenirs to food stalls. A direct bus service is offered to there for only $1 AUD per person one way from selected stops in Surfer’s Paradise. Markets are on Saturdays & Sundays.

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DFO is a large outlet shopping complex just 5 minutes from the Brisbane Airport. Nice to stop and have a bit of extra shopping time and fill up your suitcase just before your flight home!

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