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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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Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall is the shopping paradise in Brisbane city. It is the most popular pedestrian mall in the whole country and it is known to host about 26 million visitors every year. The mall has huge number of stores which showcases local, international as well as flagship brands. It is believed that there more than 700 retailers based here which caters to almost all kinds of goods available here. It is not only the shopping that attracts people here but it is also considered as the most happening place in the whole Brisbane.

Thousands of events gets organised here and one can feel the thud of music feeling the air on every weekends. Restaurants, pubs, cinema halls, beauty salons, boutiques, bars and a throbbing nightlife can be experienced here with some of the best entertainment options being available here. It is truly the premier entertainment destination of Queensland. 
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Gallery of Morden art

Based in Stanley Place, The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is one of the famed sightseeing destinations in Brisbane. Based in the beautiful twin buildings of Cultural Precinct, this is a treasury of the finest art of Asia, Australia and Pacific. Hosting some of the renowned world famous Australian as well as International art exhibitions, the place has successfully grabbed the attention of millions of art lovers across the world. In fact the greatest achievement is the storage of more than 17000 works of art in various genres like contemporary, historical and even modern art from various parts of the world. The Gallery has its own retail outlets where all purchases of artworks can be done. The stores are open from 10am to 5pm.For the travellers there are refreshments within the premises, the Goma Restaurant and QAG Cafe and Goma Cafe Bistro.

Location: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland.

Timings: 10am to 5pm 
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South Bank Parklands

South bank Parklands is located in the southern bank of Brisbane River. 17 hectares of lush and verdant landscape forms the destination of premier lifestyle and cultural stoppage of Brisbane. The park host a range of world famed renowned eateries with delicious mouth melting cuisine, breathtaking and awe striking views of the rivers and hundreds of cultural entertaining events that keeps the place throbbing with almost every night throughout the year.

For the nature lovers there are place to enjoy the silent harmony away from the hustle and bustle too. In a whole it is a splendid place to unwind and relax specially feel entertained in the weekend nights with family and friends. One can enjoy some of the best Australian cuisine in the eateries based here. 

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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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