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Discussion in 'Travel & What's on' started by laura&chris, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. laura&chris

    laura&chris Guest


    We're heading to Queensland in less than 4 weeks for a 3 week reccie/holiday. We've rented a house in Burleigh waters, and wondered if anyone was familiar with the area, knows places to go / avoid, good places to eat, nice beaches, where to shop etc. Any insight bbefore we get there would be most appreciated! We can't wait to get there!:biggrin:

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    I dont think you can really go wrong in Burleigh , everything you could need is close by and theres no ''bad'' areas to avoid really.
    If you want hustle and bustle head up towards surfers, if you want a quieter feel head down towards Kirra, Currumbin and Coolangatta.
    Robina is just inland from you and a very popular settling place with new migrants, so i would definitely check that area and its surrounds out.

    Have a read of this link for good eating places and things to do,,,

    Good Luck with everything and have a great time
    Cal x
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  3. laura&chris

    laura&chris Guest

    Hi Cal, thanks for getting back to us so quickly. We haven't checked that web site before, it looks good, many thanks. Looking forward to a bit of sunshine now!
  4. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    I am sure you will have a great time, the coast is beautiful and has something for everyone.
    Do let us know how you get on
    Cal x
  5. You'll have a fantastic time. 42km of beaches, all patrolled by surf lifesavers...SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS... underwater currents take water out that rolls in the surf beaches, the flags indicate safe areas.

    For shopping, touristy type Surfers Paradise, but you can't go past Broadbeach's Pacific Fair to spend a day and a whole lot of cash.

    There are too many restaurants to choose from, when you get here, walk into a hotel, and pick up some of the free brochures peddling food, activities, shopping etc.

    If you hire a car, the Hinterland, from Mt Tambourine to Springbrook with it's rainforests, massive trees, walking tracks, waterfalls etc will keep you occupied.

    On the Northern tip of the Gold Coast they have Warner Bros Movie world and Dreamworld, same vein as Universal studios n Disneyland scaled down LOL, also Wet nWild for a great day of water based rides. You can get a multi pass to save on entry fees. Seaworld at Main Beach is a mix of this type of activity plus dolphins, penguins, seals, tropical fish etc..

    A price war in cheap flights means that you could also do an overnight stay in Cairns, fly up, book in, 1/2 day trip to Green Island to snorkel / see the Great Barrier Reef. Last minute deals make it cheaper, and can be done when you get here, flying out of Coolangatta airport (10 minutes away).

    Head south, to Byron Bay for the day, or head North to Brisbane, and see our Capital.

    If you don't have access to a car all the time, Buses are very frequent, and then maybe a cheap taxi fare. Note, there are many limo's on the coast, costing approx the same as a taxi, so don't be afraid to book a limo rather than call a cab.

    If you have a car, don't drink n drive, you will get caught! The Gold Coast road system is pretty much limited, but wide, and police are known to completely block all exits from Surfers, or Broadbeach to do breath testing.

    You may leave after your holiday, but only to pack your bags and say goodbye with another ticket, the next one being one-way!!

  6. laura&chris

    laura&chris Guest

    thanks bleedingwhite!
    we're hiring a car, so will try and get aout and about. We've already booked sea world and wb world as we're big kids really. got a fairly cheap flight to cairns for a couple of days.
    we've downloaded maps to our sat nav, but is everywhere reasonably sign posted?

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