Gold Coast

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  • Day77

    Shopping mit absehbarem Ende

    March 19 in Australia

    Irgendwann muss man trotz aller coolen Strände und bomben Wetter auch mal shoppen gehen … Heute war es soweit. Und wir haben auch beide was cooles gefunden. Es war (mal wieder) „Sale“. Gestern wurde schon vermutet, wir würden heute eventuell mal nicht schwimmen gehen 😂 So ein Quatsch! Das war zwar absehbar, aber natürlich waren wir noch im Meer. Surfers Paradise ist nämlich auch für „Swimmers“ 🏊‍♂️ ganz …
    … knorke (Ronnys Version)
    … wundercool (Caros Version)
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  • Day208

    G'day Queensland!!

    Today in Australia

    Nach Byron Bay, einer kleinen und süßen Surferstadt mit ganz eigenen kleinen Lädelchen, ging es weiter von New South Wales nach Queensland. Erster Halt war Surfers Paradise. Das gehört zur Gold Coast und ist einer der typischen Feierstädte. Na was soll man dann auch sonst machen. Nach Strand, Pool und vielen Trips in verschiedenste Bars geht es dann morgen weiter nach Brisbane.

  • Day70

    They paved Paradise

    January 26 in Australia

    Put up a parking lot.... put the trees in a treemuseum ( Joni Mitchel)

    Oftewel de Gold Coast: omgeven door de prachtigste natuur, staat dit stuk kust volgebouwd met high risers. Gisteren doorheen gesjeesd ... niet echt mijn ding zullen we maar zeggen. Vannacht geslapen op t strand van Currumbin, surfstrandje met echte natuur😊, net even ten zuiden van de gekte.
    1e en 2e foto is van 5uur vanmorgen,iedereen wil de
    “ first surf” pakken op Australia Day. Goede voorzieningen: warme douches en een gekookt waterkraan!!
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  • Day80

    Surf and turf

    February 5 in Australia

    T weer leek voor Queensland niet best, met dagen achtereen regen, dus ik besluit dan maar het regenwoud op te zoeken, daar maakt t niet veel uit.
    Geweldige tocht in Lamington NP, met watervallen, treetop walk en (2e foto) een kijkje in een ficus.
    Ik beland op een camping met goede shelter/ keuken, dat scheelt wel, best comfortabel.
    Dan naar Coolangatta, 2 km van t vliegveld, surfparadijs. Na 2 flinke buien is het eigenlijk wel gedaan met het slechte weer, en prompt verbrand ik in mijn gezicht de volgende dag ....
    Het hostel is ook een ervaring op zich, t draait hier om surf en vooral veel booze, maar de oordopjes doen heel goed dienst 😴
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  • Day267

    Day 9 - #Thatchersontour - Gold Coast

    December 25, 2017 in Australia

    It's Christmaaaaaaaasssss! And no one is feeling Christmassy at all!

    We woke to glorious sunshine pouring in the window for what is set to be a scorcher of a day! Mandy bought us all Christmas t-shirts to help get us in the Christmas spirit so we all donned those for breakfast. After breakfast we headed to the beach for a Christmas swim in the sea. We didn't expect it to be very busy but turns out that lots of Aussies go to the beach for Christmas Day! There were loads of families with gazebos set up, tables, chairs, BBQ's and eskies. It was so surreal to be in the lovely warm ocean on Christmas Day! It was so nice though that we stayed in the sea until our hands were wrinkly before heading back to Sanctuary Cove.

    Back at our villa, we tucked into our body weight in cheese and biscuits before a relaxing afternoon in the pool. We decided against the traditional British turkey Christmas dinner and instead did as the Aussies do and had a BBQ! Unfortunately there were no shrimp on the barbie (as we weren't sure whether they had gone off and didn't want to risk food poisoning) however we did tuck into some delicious steak, burgers and sausages and ate them outside.

    In the evening, we FaceTimed the fam. It felt strange that our Christmas was nearly over and everyone's back at home was just beginning! We have both thoroughly enjoyed our first Aussie Christmas and it was made all the more special that the Thatcher clan could join us too!
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  • Day264

    Day 6 - #Thatchersontour - Gold Coast

    December 22, 2017 in Australia

    We were out of the apartment and on our way to the coach station just after 6am. To give the Thatcher's the full travellers experience, we loaded ourselves up with all our luggage and made the 15 minute journey to the station on foot. Whilst we are sad to say goodbye to Melbourne for the final time, everyone is looking forward to some beach time on the Gold Coast.

    We arrived at the airport nice and early so had plenty of time for some brekkie and a quick massage in the massage chairs. We were also offered an emergency exit seat each for no extra charge. Bonza! I have never had the luxury of extra leg room on a plane and it was amazing! If we can somehow wangle that on our flight back to the UK I will be very happy.

    After touching down in Coolangatta airport, we picked up our luggage and the hire car and headed over to the New South Wales / Queensland border for the obligatory tourist pics before heading to our accommodation.

    We are staying in a resort called Sanctuary Cove and the villa is amazing. We have a pool and 2 shiny golf carts to cruise around in which is very exciting. Mandy and Kevin's room is absolutely enormous, with a luxurious ensuite and walk in wardrobe. Just down the road we spotted a shopping centre with a supermarket and some restaurants, so after unloading our luggage we headed out for some lunch and to do a big supermarket shop for the week.

    By the time we got back is was gone 4pm so we decided to give the beach a miss until tomorrow and instead us kiddlywinks took the golf buggies out for a spin. The resort is completely kitted out for buggies and they have their own lane on the side of the road and everything. Whilst we were exploring we happened across a small field completely full of kangaroos which was cool especially for Tom and Lucy who haven't really seen any kangaroos yet. We also made our way down to the Sanctuary Cove Marina which is full of lots of luxury yachts and very posh shops, including a theatre and a golf buggy shop. You don't actually ever need to leave the resort, it's crazy. A dramatic contrast to our usual traveller digs.
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  • Day265

    Day 7 - #Thatchersontour - Gold Coast

    December 23, 2017 in Australia

    The Thatcher's haven't had much opportunity to work on their tans so today we headed off to the beach. We decided to take them to the small beach we found near Burleigh Heads which is along an estuary. It's the perfect place to relax and swim in the calm water without having to battle against the waves. We spent the entire day here switching between sunbathing and swimming as it was a very very hot day!

    Late afternoon, with a couple of pink Thatcher's, we headed back to Sanctuary Cove for some dinner. After dinner, we took the golf buggies out for a spin to the Marina and stopped for a delicious espresso martini at one of the bars.
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  • Day266

    Day 8 - #Thatchersontour - Gold Coast

    December 24, 2017 in Australia

    On the way back from the beach yesterday, we spotted a huge outlet mall so after a late breakfast we went there for a spot of shopping. A couple of hours later, with the Thatcher's laden down with lots of pairs of trainers and some hats, we headed to the beach. Before the beach we stopped off at a 'It's a knockout style' giant inflatable on the ocean. I didn't fancy it so I lay in the sun with my kindle whilst Simon, Tom and Lucy bounced around for an hour. They said it was pretty hard going clambering around all the bits and we did catch the occasional glance of Simon and Tom pulling Lucy out of the water by her life jacket, but they had lots of fun. They ended up coming out 5 minutes early as Tom cut his foot however I think they were glad of the excuse as they were all pretty pooped!

    Even after all that exertion they still wanted to hire a surfboard and go surfing so we headed to the main beach in Southport in search of some waves and a surfboard. Unfortunately we couldn't find anywhere to hire a board so we opted for a coffee break at the beachside cafe instead. Mandy tried her first Lamington (an Aussie cake) as seen on many episodes of Neighbours.

    We then stopped off at a more sheltered beach where we saw some paddle boards for hire (I seriously don't know where they get their energy from) however as the wind had picked up it would have been a full body workout to keep yourself from ending up in Sydney so they settled for a swim and sunbathe instead.

    When we got back to Sanctuary Cove it was dusk and perfect kangaroo spotting time so we took Mandy and Kevin to where we saw them before. There were probably around 20 kangaroos hopping around and we managed to get a great video of a joey hopping in and out of his mums pouch!
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  • Day32

    Surfers Paradise

    November 23, 2017 in Australia

    Der Name war absolut Programm! Paradiesisch war das Wetter, nicht so unsere Surf-Künste! ;-) Nichtsdestotrotz haben wir unseren Surfunterricht in Surfers Paradise sehr genossen, hatten unglaublich viel Spaß, haben es immerhin mehrmals geschafft auf dem Brett zu stehen und wurden von keinen Haien gefressen.
    Auf jeden Fall werden wir es nochmal probieren, aber erst, wenn unser Muskelkater nicht mehr vorhanden ist! :-DRead more

  • Day36

    Surfers Paradise

    July 10, 2017 in Australia

    Surfer's Paradis
    Nachdem Kalina heute morgen die heiße Dusche nochmal genossen hatte ging es wieder on the Road in Richtung Tamborin Mountains. Um genauer zu sein zum Curtis Falls. Ein Wasserfall am Ende eines ca 20 Minütigen Walks. Dort ein zwei tolle Bilder gemacht und zurück ins Auto durch die tolle Berg Landschaft gefahren. Als wir wieder Berg abwärts fuhren könnten wir die komplette Gold Coast sehen mit ihrer Skyline in surfer's Paradis, richtig genial. Leider gab es hier keinerlei Möglichkeiten Links ran zufahren um ein Foto zu machen. Also weiter bis wir an der gold Coast angekommen sind. Dort ein Stück am Strand entlang die viele Surfer gesucht, aber nicht gefunden. Durch die Innenstadt geschlendert, ein Elvis imitator singen gehört und leckeres essen in die Nase bekommen. So das der Hunger aufkam und ich mir eine pizza gönnte, Kalina aß Poutine.
    Dann fuhren wir noch schnell Tanken, aber zu was für einem Preis!! Unglaublich 😱😍
    Wenn man für 51L.. 53$ zählt dann ist das finde ich echt in Ordnung!! Und dazu kommt das wir in euro ungerechnet but 66 Cent pro Dollar zahlen.. so Tank ich gerne!! 👌
    Das hatten uns die Canadian Boys schon erzählt das wir unbedingt Mal probieren müssen also tat Kalina das. Es sind Pommes mit Käse überbacken und dann gravy souce drüber, man kann noch grounded beef dazu machen, muss man aber nicht. Die Ausführung war ganz in Ordnung aber nach dem ersten Mal probieren kann ich mir das echt richtig lecker vorstellen 😍😀
    Dann gings noch einkaufen für die nächsten Tage und weiter nach Burleigh wo wir noch einen Walk mit zwei lookout Punkten geplant hatten. Die Lookouts waren wirklich Klasse, vorallem der zweite, welcher einen atemberaubenden Blick auf den Kilometer langen Strand der Gold Coast mit samt ihrer Skyline bot. Leider vernichtet ein riesen Pump dampfer das wundervolle Bild und stand genau mittendrinen. Es war nichts zu machen, den konnte man einfach nicht ordentlich rausschneiden aus dem Bild.
    Dann gings nur noch 40 Minuten den highway entlang zur Rest Area !
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Gold Coast, Goudkus, غولد كوست, Горад Голд-Кост, Гоулд Коуст, Ora Marbordo, گلد کوست, חוף הזהב, गोल्ड कोस्ट, ゴールドコースト, გოლდ-კოსტი, 골드코스트, Gold Kostas, Goldkosta, Голд-Кост, Gold Coast i Queensland, گولڈکاسٹ, Голд Коаст, கோல்ட் கோஸ்ட், గోల్డ్ కోస్ట్, 黃金海岸, 黄金海岸

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