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3 Days of Fun at the Brisbane e la Golden Coast (surf paradise)
The surf paradise is indeed a heaven on earth for those interested in surfing. From the perfect surf breaks to the state-of-the-art amusement parks or the lush outback, the Gold Coast has some of the best surprises in store.But, before you head over to your favourite destination, make sure that you have the electronic Visa Australia in place without which you are not authorized to enter the country. All you need to do is to apply online and it will be electronically linked to your passport.
Surfers Paradise also makes place for the surfers from where the you can visit the Snapper Rock, which is 45 minutes’ drive to the south. So, what’s in it for you at the Golden Coast? Let’s explore..
What Can You Look Forward To?
The pristine beaches and the clear blue water calls for a relaxation tie along the beach. But, if you are interested in surfing, then there could be no better place than the surf paradise to learn some moves.
What more? You can also have some exciting time at the well-known theme parks or the amusements parks located close to the beach.
But, if you are more into wildlife, explore the lush wilderness of the rainforest that’s listed as a World Heritage.
If you are travelling by road in a car, it would be a 90kms distance to cover from Gold Coast. If you want to explore the surf paradise properly 3 days should be good.
While the Gold Coast features some of the plush high-rises, beyond this shine there’s a scenic world to explore. From the relaxing beachside cafes or the beautiful waterfalls to the wineries or the theme parks for that added excitement, you can expect a world of thrill beyond the high-rises.
What’s To be Done in the 3Days?
Day 1: Get Sun Baked on the Main Beach
In the morning you can get a cruiser bike that will help you to cover the Gold Coast’s series of beaches. You can hire one from a bike hire website and it will take 20 minutes from surf paradise to ride north towards the Main Beach. You can also take a break for quick swimming session or for a surf lesson. The beach is especially popular for its open surf break. You can then head to the string of cafes, restaurants, Tedder Avenue, or the boutiques. Recharge yourself with Australian breakfast and coffee at any of the cafes and the restaurants.
In the afternoon you can a 30minutes taxi drive to the Burleigh Heads. Find solace underneath the series of pines and palms on the beach, or simply take a quick stroll at the Burleigh Heads National Park. For lunch, you can try the American barbecue and brews at the Palm Beach.
Day 2: It’s All About Thrills at the Theme Parks
Perfect for the families, the Gold Coast’s theme parks feature the highest invasion ride in the Southern Hemisphere located at the Dreamworld. Make your kids swim with the dolphins and have fun watching the seals in the Sea World from as close as possible, or just have a cool soak in the huge wave pool at Wet ‘n’ Wild. For added fun you can also get up close with the koala at the Paradise country or spend some time with your favourite Warner Bros characters. For visiting more than one park, get the Mega Pass that will allow entry to all of the above.
For some rest and relaxation after all the morning thrill, you can unwind in a relaxing spa treatment before you head over to the evening markets that are functional only Sunday, Wednesday and Friday from 4pm to 9pm. For dinner, you can grab a bite at the Mermaid Beach or the Broadbeach.
Day 3: Delve into the Wild Beauty of the Rainforests at Lamington National Park
Take an eco-tour by car to the famous rainforests of the Gold Coast outback that’s listed as a World Heritage and is just an hour’s drive from the Surf Paradise. Take a stroll in the National Park or visit a cave to experience the Natural Bridge Waterfall in Springbrook. You can then move ahead to enjoy the lunch by the creek.
In the afternoon you can enjoy the sunset over the Rainbow Bay and then move on to eat a sumptuous dinner with delicious burgers or the freshly made gelato.
So, grab your surf board and head over to the pristine beaches of the surf paradise. The Gold Coats in Australia is a must visit for the surfing lovers and those who take solace in the wilderness or want to have some fun. Simply get your eVisitor Australia online (if you are a European citizen ) or ETA Australia (if you are a Canadian or American citizen), and head over to your favourite destination.