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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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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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Trinity Beach

This beach is the favourite beach of a true Cairns local. Trinity beach is an amazing beach known for its clear waters. The beach offers a beautiful ambience which never fails to impress anyone. Even more so than the other beaches, the locals and tourists mingle here to give it a much friendlier vibe. This beach is not far from the Cairns International Airport so it is a preferred destination and usually the first beach tourists end up going to.

The beach is cornered by two headlands which provides for an amazing Bay area for all popular activities to take place and thoroughly enjoy their varied pleasures. If you have come here with the sole intention of relaxing, the palm lined shores will just not fail to disappoint you. On the other hand, if adventure is what you seek, you should totally take up on the various tours on offer that leave from Trinity Beach at regular intervals.



Location: It is situated 20 km from the centre of Cairns.

Highlights: Various tours are organized to cater to different people and their budgets.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Clifton Beach

Clifton is a serene local beach lined beautifully by swaying palm trees. This beach is great for children with its swimming net and playgrounds. There are facilities for BBQ so that you wouldn't have to go away looking to eat. You can enjoy all of your time under the big rain trees right here at Clifton. You can take a walk for kilometers on end enjoying the sunshine, with beach on one side and the Rainforest Mountain on the other.

You can walk right up to Palm cove and chow in its restaurants while laying around on a completely untouched natural environment that Clifton offers. Clifton rarely has tourists and is relatively undeveloped. Having no high risers, it is dotted with low lying beach front houses. This beach is great for family outings and privacy seeking lovebirds.



Location: Clifton is located 22 km north of Cairns.

Highlights: Local beach with less people and undeveloped areas. It is an ideal spot for having a little quiet time.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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Palm cove

Palm cove is the shy, quiet chilled out unique village which is referred to as the Spa capital of Australia. Some who visit it call it 'the ultimate tropical serenity'. It offers the best of tropical adventure with its reef, rainforest and indigenous culture. Relax by the ancient paper bark Melaleuca trees lining the casually styled esplanade. There are various world class beach resorts and hotels here to pamper you and further cater to your every whim and fantasy.

When you get tired of relaxing move out into the tropical sunshine and take part in Great Barrier Reef excursions and rainforest trips, go seeking thrill on a kayaking adventure or try fishing in your personal jetty. A Mecca of sophistication, Palm cove lets you pamper yourself with its various beauty salons and spas. Shop in its boutiques and take care of yourself by taking advantage of the health and fitness centers.



Location: It is located 27 km North of Cairns

Highlights: It is known as the Spa capital of Australia

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.

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What You Should Know More About Queensland

  • Travel Advice

    • Remain cautious: Australia sure is considered to be one of those safe countries in the whole of world. However, it is better advisable to remain safe than feel sorry later. Make sure you remain well aware of all that takes place around you.

    • Choose the right stay: Before you enter a certain place, you have to ensure that you conduct your share of research regarding the resort, hotel or home-stay you are going to be staying at, the guide you may hire, the basic necessities and other information. Make sure you know it all.

    • Health is wealth afterall: When you visit a new holiday destination, you are probably entering a certain geographical location that your body is naturally not accustomed to. A sudden change in the type of food and water you consume as well as the air you breathe enables your body to take a little longer to adjust to the fluctuations. It is natural for one to fall ill in these circumstances. However, a little care taken by you will help prevent this consequence.

    • Prevent all you can: Queensland is quite developed. However, there are certain areas that are still quite rural by nature. Mosquitoes can become a part of this environment and quite frankly, they breed in city areas as well. They carry diseases such as encephalitis and Ross River fever that can leave you lacking energy. Make use of appropriate insect repellent and make sure your body is properly covered.

    • Drinking laws: The legal drinking age in Queensland is 21. Although there are numerous bars, pubs and resorts that offer alcohol quite easily. Accessibility is not a problem at all. Moreover, buying alcohol after 2 or 3 am in the morning is quite difficult.

  • Things to do in Queensland

    • Enjoy the Australian history: There are quite a few number of historical gems sprawled all around the city of Queensland. Learn in great depth about the culture and traditions that prevailed in Queensland by visiting the beautiful museums of the city. Step into another world and experience the unique manner in which these places of great history are set up. You will surely not regret a single minute of your time at such locations.

    • Alcohol testing sessions at Bundy Bear: The Bundy Bear located over in Brisbane, Queensland is one of the proudest icons in this holiday destination. This place symbolizes the laid-back attitude of Queensland at the same time giving one the impression of the exciting night-life of the place. Get on an varied alcohol drinks and start a testing or rather drinking session at these places.

    • Camping sessions on Fraser island: One of the largest sand islands in the world is the Fraser Island. This place highlights the ancient forests, blue freshwater lakes and kilometers of incredible natural beauty. This experience is worth one time visit at least. You can fly onto the island or take a ferry to the perfect location. No matter what the transportation means be, make sure you visit this island as well.

    • Adventure tripping on Brisbane’s story bridge: The Story Bridge in Brisbane features among the most beautiful sights of Queensland. Climbing this bridge is perhaps one of the biggest achievement at your holiday in Queensland. This place is among the tallest external buildings in Australia. Climb onto this bridge and indulge in the amazing, life-thrilling adventure trip to Brisbane’s Story Bridge.

  • What will you like in Queensland

    • Sail the 74 islands: One of the perfect destinations to spend your weekend at is going on a sailing spree through the 74 islands that comprise up the crystal blue Whitsundays. You can hire a luxurious yacht or a bareboat and plan a trip with your mates. What better way than this to spend a holiday like this?

    • Discover the Great Barrier Reef: The Great Barrier Reef is listed as one of the top World Heritage sites. This place is such that should be experienced at least once by everyone. Travel through the spectacular Low Isles coral cay off Port Douglas and try helmet diving through the destination.


    Government website: Queensland Tourism


    Others: https://www.queensland.com/


    Books on Queensland: History of Queensland, The Queen of Colonies.


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