Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

School terms keep kids in school and parents sane. Holidays can be boring to kids if they are left alone. Discuss vacation ideas and how to make good use of the free time for both children and adults.
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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by momo2421 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:53 pm

Thanks Tankee & Mypillow

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by chloecube » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:58 pm

Hi just a quick check, if is cheaper to do a F&E or go by tour agency?

intend to do the 3 theme parks, 4WD, farm stay, and sand tobogganing, any other worth going?
I have 11 and 14 yo kids.

I am worried if I do a self rental car to drive around, is that safe and need to get insurance? easy to find if using a gps?

as this is my first time there thus am worried.

would appreciate all helps and info :)

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by mod_toomuch » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:54 pm

Going to Gold Coast this coming Dec.

Can any one recommend me a convenient apartment which stay 5 person.

Not planning to drive... near to bus stop will be great.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by MyPillow » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:49 am

chloecube wrote:Hi just a quick check, if is cheaper to do a F&E or go by tour agency?

intend to do the 3 theme parks, 4WD, farm stay, and sand tobogganing, any other worth going?
I have 11 and 14 yo kids.

I am worried if I do a self rental car to drive around, is that safe and need to get insurance? easy to find if using a gps?

as this is my first time there thus am worried.

would appreciate all helps and info :)
it is easy to drive around, but lots lots of round about
rent from big Int company like avis, budget - i would assume their gps are up to date. My rental car Garmin gps cant get signal most time - v frustrating . thus we used google map . can buy data sim card fr airport of surfers paradise telco shops

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by Honey » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:00 am

Chloecube

F&E is very easy with Gold Coast and I would say with Australia as a whole. We did not feel unsafe at all during our hols there. Yes, please make sure all your car and travel insurance are in place. Besides Gold Coast, you can explore a few days at Sunshine Coast too. Look at Noosa or further. No worries, you will have a great family bonding time. Happy Planning :smile: .


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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by chloecube » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:05 pm

:) thanks everyone for the info, will explore more before heading there
personally I would prefer F&E too, just worried i may get lost or any unforeseen situation since i have kids with me

looks like self drive is a better option after reading here :)

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by schweppes » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:36 pm

Suggesting another place to explore if visiting Gold Coast. Can try Byron Bay. It's about 165km south of Brisbane (according to uncle Wiki). Enjoyed ourselves there.

If going towards Noosa, can consider Mooloolaba. Beautiful powder sand. Less touristy than Noosa.

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by MyPillow » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:06 pm

Cape Byron - Long drive but worth it. stay overnight in quaint Byron Town

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by schweppes » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:31 pm

MyPillow wrote:Cape Byron - Long drive but worth it. stay overnight in quaint Byron Town
We stayed there for 3D2N. Lovely place

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Re: Travel: Australia - Gold Coast

Post by sarahbb » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:32 pm

hi Guys,

if you got kids under 12 age. you can try "pelicans feeding", its totally free. (personally, as an adult I still like to see. but I tink it maybe boring for the older teens. )

Used to be very local thing. but now the Chinese tourist are always there.

its located at Charis seafood at Labrador. They do sell very fresh seafood (oysters!) and cooked fish n chips.

the wild pelican feeding starts at 130pm everyday. except for xmas I tink.
the feeder usually allow the kid to throw the fishbone at the pelican.
moreover its located at a beach.. so can play sand/beach. and its on the way to habourtown.

I usually bring my fellow Singaporean there for the experience. its something u dun normally see / get.

on top of the usual themeparks. :)

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