LOCAL GOLD COAST STORY- by Local “Kitty Jellinek” Ask anyone who has traveled extensively which journeys they have enjoyed the most and I think you’ll find a surprising common answer. An answer that no travel agency advertises – because they can not provide it. I know this answer is true for me – and I have traveled extensively. The answer is; having a knowledgeable local show you the area you are visiting. Let me tell you of one of my experiences to demonstrate. I had traveled the world many times since leaving my birth place in Austria at the age […]
Geographical formation: The Gold Coast is situated south of Brisbane in South East Queensland. It stretches from the Albert River in the North to the Queensland border in the South approximately 56 km [35 miles], and extends from the coast to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. [commonly referred to as the Gold Coast Hinterland]. 23 million year old Wollumbin/Tweed volcano. Just 30 km inland from the Gold Coast shoreline the land rises to 900 m above sea level. The Hinterland is part of the cauldron of these extinct volcanos centered around Mt Warning. This gives rise to […]
The Natural world distribution of Eucalyptus. They have subsequently been introduced to many parts of the world. Eucalyptus is a genus of trees with more than 700 species, mostly native to Australia. The first botanical collections known to be made of the Eucalypts were in 1770 by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander when they arrived at Botany Bay in Australia with Captain Cook. Then near the Endeavor River in Northern Queensland. The word Eucalyptus comes from the Greek language “eu” = well, “calyptus”= covered. In reference to the bud cap, covering the the flowers which falls off as the flowers open. […]
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Mirage Boat Hire For anything on the water – Drive Yourself – No Licence Required. Extreme Jetboating The gold Coasts most extreme jet boat experience…It’s 45 minutes of pure adrenalin. Coomera Houseboat Holidays The largest most modern and highest quality fleet of houseboats and cruisers available in Queensland.
I have lived in the bush for years and never spotted a Koala. However since moving to the Gold Coast we have had several visit our garden. Alerted to their presence by a very loud guttural call at night, inspection in the morning disclosed a large Koala sleeping in a gum tree. Koalas sleep for about 18 hours a day and are mostly only active at night. They feed on selected eucalypt trees, therefore if these trees are not present you will not see a Koala in the bush. The Koala has very large claws for climbing and will use […]
Whether you are an Artist an Art Collector or appreciate fine art the Gold Coast has the galleries to cater to you. There are over 80 Art Galleries on the Gold Coast. Some offer free entry and guided tours whilst others charge a small entrance fee. For an extensive list of galleries with addresses and phone numbers see Gold Coast City Art Galleries. The Gold Coast Arts Centre The Gold Coast Arts Centre; Has a huge collection of works and hosts some of Australia’s most prestigious art competitions. Artists wanting to compete should contact the gallery on 07-5581 6500. The […]
Warner Bros. Movie World Is Hollywood on the Gold coast – with an Australian flavour thrown in. Part theme park, part movie studio, It is owned and operated by Village Roadshow since the take over from Time Warner and is the only movie related park in Australia.
Here is a list of Health Resorts, Spas, and retreats on the Gold Coast. Mountain Edge Lodges O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat Camp Eden Health Retreat The mouses House Old Saint John’s Church on Beechmont Riviera Bed and Breakfast Wallaby Ridge Retreat Sprigbrook Lyrebird Retreat Tambourine Mountain Chalets Escape4girls
There is a great variety of Units – Apartments to choose from on the Gold Coast, ideal for extended holiday stays for families. To avoid disappointment make sure to book your accommodation well in advance – especially during the busy seasons. A unit or apartment usually consists of one or two bedrooms, a kitchenette, laundry, one or two bathrooms, dinning room, lounge and air conditioning. Most units also have a spacious veranda, an in ground pool on the grounds and some have tennis courts and gyms. Units adjacent to the beach and on higher floors are usually more expensive than […]