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    Default Gold Coast and Brisbane must do list?

    Ds and I are going on a holiday to these places. We are catching up with family but what do you recommend as must see places in these areas? Thanks!

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    Wet n wild, dreamworld, movie world, sea world, outback spectacular, beaches,
    all good for GC
    Brisbane- ferry ride around Bris river, South bank, if you can maybe a trip to Australia Zoo , Sunshine Coast...
    have a great time

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    There's heaps to do at GC, my DD loved going on the aqua duck & ripleys believe it or not. Of course all the theme parks would be a winner & Brisbane I would do southbank and the museum at south bank is very interactive for kids

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    There are literally endless things to do at the GC. You can spend so much there on holiday it's scary. How old is DS? Obviously the 5 theme parks are main attractions so the age/interests of your child will influence where you go.

    Getting away from the parks surfers paradise in the GC is a top spot. Beautiful surf beaches and lots of attractions, ripleys believe it or not museum, intensity which is a half hour walk through laser light display with all the works, and timezone on the top of centro shopping center is one of the biggest gaming arcades in aus. They have bumper cars and everything. Shopping is also amazing in surfers if your a retail therapy kinda gal . There are lots of other GC destinations all with great beaches and parks. If you have a car the places to visit really are endless, and of course beaches and parks are free which is a big draw.

    Brisbane isn't half as interesting lol. The bris river is lovely and you can catch ferrys all around the main suburbs using it. South bank has a lagoon by the river and nearby are Roma street parklands which is beautiful for a picnic. It's a big place so there's more I could give you but it depends where in Brissy you'll be, north/south, Ipswich ect. It's about a 2-3 hr drive between north brisbane and the GC depending on time and traffic


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    Brisbane - southbank, lots of shops, yummy food, man made beach, playgrounds,etc. The museum is also great. If you're heading out west to Ipswich then queens park is a winner.

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    I think Lone Pine is the best place to visit in Brisbane. The Art Gallery is very lovely too.

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    Depends what you're interested in.

    Brisbane: I love the science centre (which is based at the cultural centre precinct at south bank). Heaps for the kids to do and you don't have to spend all day there If you don't want to. There's the art gallery and gallery of modern art, museum there as well. Then the south bank parklands are a lovely place for lunch. You can have a picnic/BBQ or eat at one of the many restaurants. There are playgrounds for the kids and the pool/beach as well. They have markets at south bank every weekend as well which are nice to walk through. And you can't beat a city cat/ferry ride along the river. If you're into historical type things, the Boggo Road Gaol precinct in South Brisbane is also a good place to go. They have markets on a Sunday and have opened up the gaol for tours - this is something I'm really keen to go and see myself! For a general relaxing day a picnic in new farm park. Plenty of space for the kids to run around and generally a nice relaxing place to visit.

    Gold Coast: I personally hate the business of Surfers and find Broadbeach more family friendly. It's about a 30min walk up the beach if you wanted to head to surfers during the day. There is Sea world on the spit at Southport (and a Max Brenners next door at Marina Mirage!). Movie World and Dreamworld are about a 20min drive up the highway. You could head up into the hinterland for the day, there is Springbrook national park if you wanted to do some walking trails and get some awesome views. Tamborine mountain is also very beautiful and worth the drive. There's a botanical garden plus also some lovely homemade food/crafty shops as well (fudge anyone?!). O'Reillys in the Lamington national park was always a hit with us as kids. You can feed the rainbow lorikeets and also go along some walking trails inc the treetop walk along a suspension bridge in the canopy of the rainforest. There are heaps of options that don't have to cost you a lot of money.

    If you do plan to do the theme parks, you might find the 3-park pass (Sea World, Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild) works out cheaper than paying entry at each place.

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    Just realised this thread is 2 months old. Have you been on your holiday yet? Did you enjoy the Sunshine state?


 

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