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Gold Coast
Qld overview

Introduction

1. Tourist Attractions

Gold Coast:
Surfers Paradise Tourist Attractions

ATTRACTIONS

Australian Shooting Academy
Level 1, Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise (next to Tenpin Bowling)
Indoor shooting range, supervised by fully trained officers. Air conditioned.
Rifles, pistols and shotguns.

Open 7 days, 10am-10pm.
Tel. (07)5527 5100

Carlton Brewery Tour
Tours of brewery and interactive displays and beer tasting.

Monday to Friday at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm.
Bookings essential.
Cnr Darlington Drive and Pacific Highway, Yatala.
Jupiters

Conrad Jupiter's Casino

Non-stop entertainment, 24 hrs a day.

More than 100 gaming tables,
including blackjack and roulette.

Restaurants, bars, live shows.

Open 24 hours, 7 days.

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Ripleys

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

Unbelievable but true.

Hundreds of unbelievable exhibits, amazing stories, mystery, illusion.

Open every day 9am-11pm.

Raptis Plaza, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise.
Tel (07) 5592 0040

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Wax Museum
3049 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise
The largest wax museum in the Southern Hemisphere,
Open daily 10am-10pm.
Tel. (07)5538 3975

THEME PARKS

Australia's theme park capital.
Dreamworld

Dreamworld

A family theme park.

For a combination of thrilling rides, water and wildlife, movies and much more.

Restaurants, snack food and souvenir shops.

Open daily 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day).
Pacific Highway, Coomera, Gold Coast.

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Movie World

Movie World

Hollywood on the Gold Coast.

Meet all your favourite film heroes and cartoon characters,
from Batman to Bugs Bunny.

Go on adrenalin pumping themed rides. Enjoy stage shows.

Open daily 9.30am-6.30pm (closed Christmas Day).
Pacific Highway, Oxenford, Gold Coast.

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Sea World
Sea World

Ride the Bermuda Triangle.
See the sharks and dolphins.
Meet cartoon characters.

Cool off with breathtaking water slides, or just relax around the pool.

Refreshments available at the a la carte restaurant or fast food snack bars.

Open daily 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day).

Sea World Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast.

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Wet'n'Wild Water World
WetnWild

Go down the high speed lanes of the waterslides or just relax at Calypso Beach.
Slides and pools heated during winter.

Snack bars and the Surf Shop for swimwear or souvenirs.

Open daily 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day).
Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Gold Coast.

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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin A sanctuary for Australian native wildlife.

27 hectares of lush gardens.

Hand feed lorikeets (twice daily).

Relax at the picnic areas, kiosk or Terrace Cafe. There is also a souvenir shop.

Open daily 8am-5pm (closed Christmas Day).
Located on the Gold Coast Highway, Currumbin (18 km south of Surfers Paradise).

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Fleay's Wildlife Park.
Fleays

View animals in their natural rainforest, wetland and eucalypt habitat from the circular boardwalk.

Nocturnal House and giant walk-through rainforest aviary.

Open daily 9am-5pm.

West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads.

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HINTERLAND
To the west is the Gold Coast Hinterland,
with nine designated national parks with
tropical rainforests, waterfalls, bush walks,
rugged ranges and gorges, and wildlife.

O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse in
Lamington National Park, Australia's largest
sub-tropical rainforest.

Tamborine Mountain, rainforest, about
30 minutes from the Gold Coast.
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