Travelogue: Australia Gold Coast (Day 7)

Although I can’t wait to share with you my experience in Gold Coast Sea World but I just have to tell you… If you haven’t read my previous post, I think you should!!

  • Day 1 – Melbourne (Touch down)
  • Day 2 – Melbourne (Queen Victoria Market/South Wharf)
  • Day 3 – Melbourne (Great Ocean Road)
  • Day 4 – Melbourne (Catch up/Shopping)
  • Day 5 – Gold Coast (Surfer Paradise)
  • Day 6 – Gold Coast (Movie World)

Today is the last (full) day I have in Gold Coast!

And as usual, we woke up early to start our day! Good thing about staying in Sea World Resort, you do NOT need to drive/travel long journey out of your hotel!!

To start of the day, we were brought to this lil area to watch the dolphin show..

If you asked me, they’re great! But if you’re not a morning person, you can totally skip this.. No particular WOW moments but this dolphins were beautiful!!

  

By the time we’re done with the show, the park is still EMPTY.. LOL! YES, we were very EARLY!!

So what else to do? Walk around while it’s still empty!!

 

Actually we didn’t take a lot of pictures .. If you ask me, I thought our SEA Aquarium is slightly better..

 

I love the show though! They’re funny and how nice to have interaction with viewer!!

And of course after the show, most of the attractions are open and that includes FOOD KIOSK!!!! We had Domino Pizza and sandwich from some random kiosk!

Well, pizza is just so-so but sandwiches in Australia taste so good!!! Flavourful and fresh!!! Even my mama who’s not a sandwich lover said it’s nice!!

Well, As the park close at 4pm.. we chop chop waste no time and hop into the monorail and head to our next stop!

   

While in the monorail, I managed to capture below image! I don’t know about you but I think this pic looks stunning! Of course, it’s filtered!

Once we reached our stop, we head to take this log ride (Viking Revenge Flume)~ We probably took this twice or thrice…! It’s really fun & the reason it’s fun is because of the great companion!! Mama was so sporting and agreed to join us play this!!

And warning! If you saw Jet Rescue Ride and thought it’s some manageable/mild ride because it the track seems all so low, NO NO! BIG NO… It’s super intense!! We nearly FLEW OUTTA our seat!!! It zoom at a speed of 70km/hr!!! Seriously you dun even have a chance to see your surrounding!! Click HERE to see it yourself!!

 

After all the rides, we head to the next jet ski show.. hmm.. If you ask me, I think it totally alright to skip this show (although we did stay through out)..After the show ended, we went to the nearby souvenir shop to grab some gift for our family and friends!

 

After this show, we didn’t stay around for too long and left the park.. We took the monorail again to head back to the hotel station! Just before the train arrive, I took some pic for mama since she wore her ONYXE bracelet out! Erm.. Focus on the bracelet actually! HAHA!!

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Got this from ONYXE for quite some time already and it’s still looking good and great!!

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And who can miss a last wefie before exiting the park!!!! We’ll be back (I think!)

We head back to hotel to unload our stuff and head out (to Surfer Paradise) for a good dinner!

HERE WE ARE!!! HURRICANE’S GRILL!! Highly recommended by a friend who has been in Australia for the past 6 years!!!

We ordered steak/chicken wings/rib/calamari!! Portion is big and taste heavenly!! If you ever have the chance, TRY IT!!! You won’t regret! Four satisfied customer leaving the restaurant!!

Did I mention, service here is good too!!! They even helped my mama with her bib – and LOOK AT THE RIB!!! BTW, this is only HALF RIB!! All our jaw dropped when we saw the portion! >_<

  

And to end a great night, we have to end it with a nice dessert!!!

Movenpick ice cream!! Girls always have space for dessert!! HAHAHA!!!

And a last wefie before we end our day to have a good night rest!

To the airport the next day!!! BYE BYE AUSTRALIA!!!

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Travelogue: Australia Gold Coast (Day 5)

“Goodbye~ I know its time we gonna say goodbye~”

Early in the morning, we called a maxicab from hotel lobby and head to the airport! It’s literally EARLY because the sky is still dark!

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About (maybe) less than an hour, we’re at the airport and managed to catch a glimpse of sunrise~!!! Can’t remember if we had our breakfast, but I know it was a pretty cold morning that day!! But again, NOTHING can FREEZE our excitement to go GOLD COAST!

Side note: Sun is beautiful here in Australia! I love sunny day here in winter season!

YES, our next destination…… GOLD COAST~!!

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*waiting to board out plane*

tick tock tick tok~~~ *fairy dust everywhere*

HERE we are in GOLD COAST!!

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Yup, we went to the carpark and pick up our rented car and head str8 to……

Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia!! SEAWORLD RESORT!!

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I must say, the traffic is really smooth here and great drivers great people around!!!

And now that we’re checked in, let me show you the room…

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Room isn’t as BIG as our Melbourne apartment (this is all we could afford – seriously! A cozy deluxe room~) But they have awesome view!!

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Just look at the children’s playground!! Oh man!! I’m sure gonna bring my kids here (during winter!)!! MOMMY LOVES WINTER~

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Okay, enough of views and selfie!! Let’s start our first day in Gold Coast now!

But save the best for last!! We’re not going to Seaworld/Movie World YET!! We’re going gonna get ourselves familiarize with the area first… which means… SHOPPING!!

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We’re now on the road again and LOOK AT THE BEACH!!!!! Panoramic view for the lifeguard!!!!

If you’re wondering where were we going…? We were on the way to Surfers Paradise! Isn’t it a must-go place? LOL.. Plus there’s a beach market happening every Wed/Sun evening..

Yes it’s WEDNESDAY the day we arrive!!! HURRAYYYY!

Upon reaching Surfer’s Paradise, we were trying to find a lot… but realize we don’t understand the signage here! -___-  Couldn’t do a thing… we head over to mall’s carpark..

We didn’t do much here except shopping and eating! Not forgetting taking a good PHOTO to show people that WE ARE HERE!!

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Not my most flattering photo but IT’S OKAY!! It can be compensated by a good ice cream later!!!!

Having ice cream during winter season is probably the next best thing that one could have done! I JUST LOVE IT!

Nice cold ice cream and not-very-crowded street..

… until this caught my attention! I have no idea what plant is this.. but it looks funny to me.. hmm. how rude but nevermind that. I think Lunch is more important!!!

And we found this lil cafe selling mostly western/asian food (acceptable for our moms)..! Not very fantastic but not the worst I guess..

And indeed.. fish and chip is good here! If you ever come to Gold Coast, just pop by any western restaurant and order a plate of fish & chips!

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After dinner, we walk along the beach and enjoy the sea breeze (OH by the way, it ain’t so cold here in Cold Coast, so u can actually bring less heat pack/less layering..) and saw Silver Steve!

He really just “sat” there for hours.. more like Silver “Stiff”… XD LOL! Good job!

 

Yes, about 5-6pm… most stalls are open and it gets really crowded as the night gets darker!! Most items are handy craft, nougats, handy crafts.. LOL Hence we didn’t really buy a lot..

Can’t remember what time is it already but the beach is getting crowded as the clock ticks..   

Very soon, we had enough here and went back to our resort for an early rest!

Yes, The Moms wana do laundry again! HAHAHA!

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REALLY!! If you have kids, you should just bring them here at least once!!! They would love this water playground!!! BTW, it’s Spongebob Squarepants at that corner where the colorful lights are.

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The show ended shortly after we reached our room – no chance to take more picture!!

Ended a relaxing day in preparation for the next two most anticipated day!!

Stay tune!!

To read more about my Australia trip, click below!!

  • Day 1 – Melbourne (Touch down)
  • Day 2 – Melbourne (Queen Victoria Market/South Wharf)
  • Day 3 – Melbourne (Great Ocean Road)
  • Day 4 – Melbourne (Catch up/Shopping)
  • Day 5 – Gold Coast (Surfer Paradise)
  • Day 6 – Gold Coast (Movie World)
  • Day 7 – Gold Coast (Sea World)