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Lamington National Park Lamington National Park is a historical treasure located in Gold Coast. The park still has remnants of the first widespread subtropical rainforests. Take a scenic walk along one of the many walking tracks that include landmarks such as Mount Marino, Checo Point, Coomera Gorge, Elebana Falls and Picnic Rock.

Kiki and Birdlife Park Visitors can enjoy eight acres of magnificent native bush, which is home to the nocturnal world of the Kiwi, who makes its home amongst the lush tree ferns. Take a stroll along one of the trails to view any one of the many aviaries set along peaceful flowing streams. Children and adults will enjoy a day at this park.

Kingston Flyer Located on the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu visitors can find New Zealand's most famous vintage steam train flyer. The vintage flyer is a great piece of cultural history and makes a great stop while out and about sight seeing. The flyer departs three times daily.

30-min Jet Blast Add the Thrills and Excitement of the ‘JET BLAST’ ride of spins, turns, sliding and beach-buzzing to awesome Adventures through the Mangrove channels of The Aldershots and Brown Island and wonderful sightseeing and wildlife spotting along the ‘Stradie’ beaches. That’s what makes this trip so unique and it’s a little faster than the Aquaduck....
submitted by Paradise Jetboating, 10/01/06

Paradise Jet Boating Spin, turn, twist and slide… enjoy the speed and sensation that only our turbo charged Paradise Jets can provide. At the same time enjoy the beauty of the Broadwater - azure waters, sandy inlets, golden beaches, deserted mangrove islands, contrasting with multi-million dollar waterfront mansions. It’s a Jet powered thrill of a lifetime and a journey through natural and manmade wonderlands… wrapped into one sensational experience.
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Cabarita-Tweed Heads - Located in northern New South Wales Cabarita Beach, Kingscliff and Fingal's beach offer visitors white soft sandy beaches, perfect for a day of enjoying wonderful beach activities. Cabarita's Greenback Taylor Fishing Competition attracts large crowds of visitors and is a popular spot to enjoy a picnic with the family.

Coolangatta - Coolangatta is a popular spot for favorite beach-time activities and long lazy summer days. This protected beach is also a great surfing spot, so bring your board. The beach is lined with quaint bistros and cafes and is host to the annual gourmet food festival, A La Carte, each September which draws thousands of visitors to the area.

Kirra Point - Kirra Point is a world-famous point break that offers waves of all sizes perfect for beginners all the way through champion surfers. It is also home of Queensland's first surf club and training ground which has turned out many of Australia's greatest surfers. For those that do not want to be part of the action, there is a viewing platform where you can see surfers from all over the globe hit the waves.

Gold Coast Beaches

Cabarita-Tweed Heads - Located in northern New South Wales Cabarita Beach, Kingscliff and Fingal's beach offer visitors white soft sandy beaches, perfect for a day of enjoying wonderful beach activities. Cabarita's Greenback Taylor Fishing Competition attracts large crowds of visitors and is a popular spot to enjoy a picnic with the family.

Coolangatta - Coolangatta is a popular spot for favorite beach-time activities and long lazy summer days. This protected beach is also a great surfing spot, so bring your board. The beach is lined with quaint bistros and cafes and is host to the annual gourmet food festival, A La Carte, each September which draws thousands of visitors to the area.

Kirra Point - Kirra Point is a world-famous point break that offers waves of all sizes perfect for beginners all the way through champion surfers. It is also home of Queensland's first surf club and training ground which has turned out many of Australia's greatest surfers. For those that do not want to be part of the action, there is a viewing platform where you can see surfers from all over the globe hit the waves.

Gold Coast Restaurants and Bars

Gold Coast Restaurants

Sak's Marina Mirage - Sak's Marina Mirage offers diners a unique and exciting dinning experience. The restaurant combines a casual and relaxed dinning setting with two amazing waterfront bars making this one of Gold Coast's most stylish places to gather with friends or family.

Cristels' Restaurant & Bar (Parkroyal) - Enjoy unique foods and excellent Australian wines at Cristels' Restaurant & Bar. The menu offers a range of eclectic selections inspired by everything from Asian spices to Mediterranean and classic French styles and influences. The open kitchen allows patrons to watch the chefs prepare all of the meals.

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