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Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain is one of the most tranquil spot in Gold Coast that takes you away from the hubbub of city life, to indulge in the serene and scenic beauty of tropical rainforest, exotic birds and incredible flora and fauna. Apart from the breathtaking view, the destination also offers you a range of comfortable accommodation, a host of restaurants, arts & galleries, wineries, breweries, cafes and other shops.

Highlights: There are a host of things that you can do at Tamborine Mountain. The Skywalk tour is a unique way to experience the beauty of the beautiful rainforest. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the area by floating on a hot air balloon. Apart from that, it is an excellent place for bird watchers and people who enjoy living close to nature.

Location: It is located in the Scenic Rim, just an hour’s drive away from Gold Coast.

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Cavill Avenue Mall

At the heart of the Surfer’s Paradise lies the best nightlife and shopping avenue of the Gold Coast – The Cavill Avenue Mall. It is the fun and leisure centre of the Surfer’s Paradise, with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs as well as some of the best food joints. The avenue is a place where you can see some of the incredible live music performances.

Highlights: The Cavill Avenue Mall houses some of the best restaurants that offer a wide array of mouth watering cuisines from all over the world. The close by streets is the major attraction of the Cavill Avenue Mall. The street has some of the best night clubs, tattoo shops and economical yet incredible food.

Location: The Cavill Avenue Mall is located in Surfer’s Paradise and is just a little more than hour an hour’s drive from Gold Coast International Airport.

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Robina Town Shopping Centre

Shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre will be a very exciting affair for you. With more than three hundred and fifty shops and food joints, this Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre defines luxury shopping and dine-in. From fashion to departmental stores, you can find almost everything in the Shopping Centre.

Highlights: Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax at the Food Atrium. After shopping enjoy the latest movie on the comfortable chairs of the Events Cinema. You can also spend some fun time at AMF Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish. Finish your day with a delicious meal from one of the beautiful lakeside restaurants of The Promenade.

Location: The Robina Town Shopping Centre is located next to M1 Motorway. It is less than a kilometre away from Queensland Rail Robina Station. The free shuttle service from the Centre is operational on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Timing: 9.00am - 5.30pm
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Kurrawa Beach

Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

 Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
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Chinatown

Showcasing the best of China's food and culture is Sydney's Chinatown, an urban locality in the southern part of Sydney's central business district. An enthralling experience for any food lover, you can get all of your favourite classic Chinese food right here. Chinatown is sure to give you an intensely rewarding experience as here you can immense yourself in Chinese culture and history and partake in its many festivals that take place throughout the year. It is an absolute family destination with something for everyone. With its cheap hotels, it makes for a great place to stay for the weekend.

Location: Located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbor and Central station. It is Australia's largest Chinatown.

Highlights: What makes Chinatown extraordinary are the specialty shops wherein one could buy things which would not normally be available elsewhere. You could get art, crafts, tea sets, dinnerware and Chinese herbs. There is a Chinese supermarket as well which houses ethnic Chinese goods.

Best time to visit - September to November, March to May.
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North Terrace

Located at the centre of Adelaide, the North Terrace gives the insight about the culture, history and architecture of the city. There are a number of buildings and structures like War Memorial, museums, art gallery, Casino, restaurants, hotels among others. There is a lot to do in and around North Terrace. After exploring the area, you can take refuge under one of the shady trees over the bench and enjoy your lunch while watching the world around you.



Highlights: Take a tour through the cultural boulevard of the North Terrace which includes galleries, museums, university and library. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. Enjoy your meal and drink at any of the several restaurants and bars in the area.

Location: North Terrace is 20 minutes drive away from Adelaide Airport. It is a few minutes’ walk away from Rundle Mall.

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Townsville

The Northeastern Coast of Queensland, Australia, Townsville is the beauty of the country which attracts tourists from all over the world. Townsville is noted as Australia's largest urban centre for livelihood, modernity and shopping centres. The City has emerged some World's leading brands in terms of fabric, knit and leather.

Highlights:
 Townsville is one of the most Urban-clad cities of Queensland, Australia. "The Strand" is the main cause of tourist attraction in this city. It is considered as one of the most beautiful sea beaches of the Australian continent. Apart from that Townsville is the house of Australia's largest heritage places like Riverway, a riverside parkland, The Castle Hill, which is considered as the most famous tourist attraction spot. The Castle Hill is known as the city's fitness destination.

Location: Townsville is located on the north-eastern corner of Queensland, Australia, which is just adjacent to The Great Barrier Reef.

Price: Entry to the land of Townsville is free of cost unless you are willing to be a part of any event.
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kangaroo Island

Australia, the queen of all islands is particularly marked for its beautiful and lavish islands surrounding the continent. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island of Australia, surrounded by water and located in the farthest southern state. Australian aboriginals were first to start a civilization on Kangaroo island, but with the tremendous rise of water level, the place, today, is more a tourist spot than a habitat area.

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Situated on the southerly corner of Australia, Kangaroo Island serves as an authentic tourist spot for travelers. With an exclusive range of lobster and seafood, Kangaroo Island has gone forth as one of the most populated tourist destinations in Australia. This destination is not just renowned for its tourist attraction, but is likewise known as the wine lover's vacation spot. Kangaroo Island has got as many as 30 wineries across its 150km long area, offering tourists an authentic range of sweet wine.

Location:  Kangaroo Island is located at the southwest of Adelaide, in the southernmost part of the continent.

Price: Entry to the Kangaroo Island is free of monetary value.


What You Should Know More About Australia

  • About The Destination

    Despite the fact that Australia is smaller than all the other continents, it is brimming with natural beauty all over. The country has ample number of unscathed and diverse landscapes. Its main attraction the Great Barrier Reef is surprisingly larger than the Great Wall of China. This 2000 km is completely full of mesmerizing landscapes and enticing coral stretches. On one hand, there is the the Darlin Harbour which is the world's best harbor helps you learn to sail while on the other you can ride a mechanical dolphin at the Byron Bay. Tent along the animals and gaze in the clear night sky even post the zoo timings in the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

    Australia, the land of dreams is a land of staggering contrasts and breathtaking beauty. For lovers of sky diving, Gold Coast brings forth a facility to jump off the airplane right from the height of4,000 meters. When you are done satiating the adventurer in you, you must go ahead and taste the authentic wine of Australia. Given the number of wineries, there is no surprise that Australia is the fourth largest exporter and produces over 760 million liters.

    Whatever, be your choice of cuisine, it is available here. None, the less, Australia is a beautiful destination that is at its full bloom during the months of mid-April to mid-august (when even the air fares are cheap). Do make a visit, enjoy!

  • Travel Advice

    • If you are traveling in areas which have a crocodile population, it is better be careful. Crocodiles are smart beings. They carefully hide behind the thick patch of grass and when they see someone around, they attack immediately. To avoid such a situation, wherever you know there is a possibility of crocodiles, take measures to be safe.

    • Jellyfishes are notorious too. When the jellyfish bite you, the sting can be deadly. It is important that you seek medical help then and there.

    • Australia is a land of unpredictability. At one moment the waves and the tides are smooth while at the other point of time, the waves get really rough. So, make sure you are alert and informed.

    • Never leave your cash and valuables at a hotel room.

    • Make sure the hotel you book has a safe for you to keep your valuables.

    • Do not carry with you cash more than you’ll require.

    • Never go out at night hours loaded with cash.

    • Unless you are on a beach, ditch the bikini.

    • Do not go to the secluded areas alone.

    • Some of the plants have sharp edges. So, be alert.

    • For people who have medical condition, it is advisable to carry enough medicines with you.

    • Make sure the passport and visa is kept in a safe place.  

    • Don’t indulge in drugs of any form.

  • Drinking Laws

    The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years.  


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Wilpena Pound, South Australia

    The fascinating amphitheater of mountains is indeed the most important outback here. The key activity that engages most of the visitors here is bush walking. Visitors can opt from the different levels - climbing to St Mary Peak, undertaking a walk for few hours or camping. All of these are aimed at admiring the lush surrounding views.  


    The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

    The Green Ocean Road stretches for a vast length of 243 km. It goes along the ocean and is regarded as the National Heritage. You can find some spectacular sights here such as the Twelve Apostles which are the limestone formations on the beach.


    The Kimberley, Western Australia

    The Kimberley region in Australia has a fascinating coastline. It can be beautifully viewed from a boat or a helicopter. Here the landscape is a little rugged. This can be seen in the Purnululu National Park. Here the flora and fauna found is variable and very rich.


    Lake Hillier, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia

    Mesmerizing lake Hillier is nestled on the Middle Island. This is indeed the pinkest lake of the world.  The pink color of the lake is permanent and just doesn’t fade away even when the water from the lake is taken in a container. It is a mysterious lake that even bewilders the scientists. This is one sightseeing attraction in Australia you cannot miss.   


    Wineries

    Australia is a home to 50 wineries in its Yarra Valley. This valley produces supreme quality Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays. Hunter Valley which is the oldest wine region of the country also demands your attention.  


    Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

    The Kakadu National Park is spread over a huge territory. It is a home to several spectacular landscapes and exotic and rare species. Do check the woodlands, habitats and wetlands here. Checking out kangaroos and crocodiles is a popular activity here.


    Uluru, Northern Territory

    Uluru is a sandstone rock that is one of the most known attraction in Australia. The stone is regarded as sacred by the locals here. It is believed that the spirits reside in this area. Right


    The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

    The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral reef structure of the world. It indeed has a striking coral life -  sharks, sea stars, turtles and corals are some creatures found here. For those who wish to do deep sea dividing, this is your go to place.


    Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia

    It is an exceptionally white and a sandy beach that is embellished with crystal clear waters that assure a majestic landscape. This is indeed a divine place to relax and unwind in Australia.


  • What will like you like there?

    Natural Wonders

    Mystical, Strange or Utterly Beautiful – these are the three words that describe the natural wonders of Australia. However, rare they may, they are all fabulous in every way. Right from the popular Great Barrier Reef of the Queensland that exemplifies the only living piece that is recognizable from the space to the sacred and the spectacular, Uluru, there are an umpteen number of incredible sites that demand your attention and ought to be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime. Besides this, the other breathtaking places in Australia are the MacKenzie Falls, the impressive Fraser Island, Pinnacles, amazing tropical biodiversity, sandstone area of the Bungle Bungle Range and the breathtaking Blue Mountains. All these natural wonders are important sightseeing locations of the Australia.


    Fascinating Lifestyle of the Aussies

    The cultural diversity of the inhabitants, vibrant art scene and the charming yet lazy atmosphere pf the people along with their friendly nature, make Australia a beautiful and a welcoming country. You just cannot help but fall in love with the relaxed and laid back way of life of the Aussies, their passion for outdoor sports and their liberal mentality. This indeed makes it an important tourist attraction.


    Beaches

    Australia takes immense pride in its beaches. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if we say that Australia does have some of the finest beaches on the planet. Right from the pristine stretches of the white sand to being the mecca for the surfers, the action packed beaches of Australia are indeed the important places to see in Australia. There’s simply nothing that you cannot find in this country that boasts of a massive coastline of about 37,000 km and features no less than 11,011 beaches. Each one only better than the other. Some of the most dazzling beaches in Australia are Hyams Beach, Cable Beach in Broome which are both renowned for having the whitest sand in the world, fashionable Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, the legendary Kirra Beach, magnificent Shelly Beach of Sydney and the Whitehaven Beach near the Great Barrier Reef.  


    Adventure Opportunities

    Australia is a mecca for all the adrenaline driven adventure freaks. Right from exploring the outback wilderness of the county to enjoying water sports like surfing along the vast coastline, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and sailing in the Whitsundays Islands. When it comes to such activities, you’ll naturally be spoilt for choice.  


    Dazzling Cities

    Given the fact that the geographical spread of the Australia is larger than Europe and a population density lower than several other countries of the world, there’s no surprise in the fact that about 85% of the Australians reside in the city. Flamboyant, urbane and dispersed between the rivers, oceans, wilds, mountains and the beaches, the metropolitan areas of Australia do assure some phenomenal city holidays. From the alluring beach lifestyle of Melbourne to the pulsating ambience of Sydney and the charming European flair in between, there’s something really exciting and fascinating about each of the Australia city. Other hot spots in Australia include Canberra, Alice Springs, Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth and Hobart

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)

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