Sunday, December 30, 2012

Aussie Welcomes Two Hearts

Vacation Date/Period : May 2008 / 5D4N
Vacation Spots : Brisbane & Gold Coast
Route : Brunei-Brisbane-Brunei via Royal Brunei
Accommodation : Spring Mews Apartment, Brisbane
Transportation : Car (rental & fully equipped wt GPS)

During the 5D/4N trip, amongst the places we hardly forget are the Movie World & Surfer Paradise in Gold Coast. We (only me & my darl) drove all the way from Brisbane using our rented Honda Getz that we asked abt from the tourist info center at the area of Queen Street Market, just 1.5 km away from our hotel. Queen Street Market is known as best shopping district in Brisbane & we had shopped for some souvenirs, t shirts etc to be brought back home.
At the Brisbane city itself, we went to South Bank area passing by the Griffith University finally to the South Bank Parklands. A key feature of the parklands is the man-made beach, created with concrete and then topped with beach sand from a nearby bay. Earlier on, we were actually on foot wandering around the city until we found the Brisbane City Tour with River Cruise. The river cruising was really amazing esp during the breezing winter air. The winter was just nice, chilly but not so cold.Enjoying the serene panorama & the spectacular views of waterfront homes and the Brisbane skyline really gave us a new romantic memory ever. :D
Indeed, Movie World & Surfer Paradise is a must visit place in your checklist if you happened to be in Gold Coast or Brisbane. As advised by fren who had been there before, that with d GPS assistance, the exploration within Brisbane & journey to-fro Brisbane-Gold Coast would be pretty smoother...and it was proven true.
The  Gold Coast is approximately 80 kms south of Brisbane & it took us 1 hr to get there.
Briefly described, the Movie World contains various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from motion simulators to roller coasters and slow river rides. In addition, costumed characters performers also patrol the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. Kids would enjoy this very much.
While Surfers Paradise is a suburb within Gold Coast City in Queensland, Australia. Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb has many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach. You can see many professional surfers showing off their amazing skill with lovely tempo.
On our way back from Gold Coast we droppedat the Factory Outlet where i bought a sweather jacket for my daughter & for myself at a reasonable price. Other sightseeing spot that worthy our visit were Kangaroo Point, a popular picnic spot, offering impressive early morning or evening views, extending across the river to the City and beyond to the mountains surrounding the city's outskirts.





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