The well loved Surfers Paradise Festival is back for another year in 2015. Spanning over two weeks from the 3rd until the 18th of April, everyone is welcome to celebrate the fun-loving, carefree buzz of Surfers Paradise with loads of exciting free activities.
This years festival features food, art, music and entertainment in the precinct, with a action packed program to cater to those of all interests.
Watch in awe as Australia’s best street performers battle it out over the Easter long weekend and experience non-stop entertainment and fun at the Festival Pavillion. Relax at the beach on a beanbag whilst enjoying a night of short film watching at SIPFest. Lastly gaze on in wonder as pyrotechnics battle it out in a fireworks display at the festival’s most popular event; Seafire.
The event is set to encapsulate all that Surfers paradise has to offer, and will be sure to be a family friendly time for all.
More information can be found at the Surfers Paradise Festival website or download the Festival Program here!
The Gold Coast is the perfect destination for families over the Easter school holidays period, and with so many activities and attractions it is easy to see why the Gold Coast is Famous for Fun.
Located in Southport, Aqualine Serviced Apartments is in the perfect proximity to Surfers Paradise, theme parks and other points of interest. We have compiled an action packed list of activities which will assure you have holiday fond holiday memories for years to come.
Timezone – Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Timezone is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia. Your day will be filled with fun with attractions and games such as laser skirmish, dodgem cars, mini golf and bowling. Tickets start from $25 per person.
Infinity – This dream like maze is located in Surfers Paradise and is sure to leave you wanting more. Filled with special effects and illusions like none other, this 40 minute experience encourages interactive participation for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased on the Infinity Gold Coast website starting at $16.10.
Ripleys Believe It Or Not! – Take a self guided tour of the unusual, the fantastic and strangely weird displays at Ripleys Believe It Or Not in Surfers Paradise. Childrens tickets start from $12.50 and all other ticket information can be found on their website.
Dracula’s Haunted House – This terrifyingly fun haunted house has been designed to be family friendly and a memory maker for kids of all ages. Explore 5 different levels of interactive spooky fun house exhibits with tickets priced from $19 for children. A full ticket price list can be found at the Dracula’s Haunted House Website.
Surfers Paradise Tenpin – This state of the art bowling facility ensures that everyone involved will have a great time! Located next to Timezone in Surfers Paradise, this bowling alley offers new glow in the dark games unlike any other. Game prices for children start at $14. Visit the Surfers Paradise Tenpin website for more information.
King Tutt’s Putt Putt – If fun is what you are looking for choose to spend your day at King Tutt’s Putt Putt in Surfers Paradise. Play your game on the African Jungle, Ancient Egypt or Jurassic Park courses for the ultimate mini golf challenge. Childrens games start from $10 and $15 for adults, visit their website for more information.
7D Cinema – Buckle up for the 7D Cinema and discover a new dimension to virtual reality. Enjoy the incredible special effects in a variety of 10 different movie shows. The two 7D Cinemas can both be found in Surfers Paradise at Trickett St. and Cavill Avenue. Call (07) 5538 8308 for more information.
Go Ride a Wave – Catering for different age categories and skill levels this renowned surf school is sure to provide hours of entertainments for the whole family. Located centrally on Surfers Paradise beach, classes are ran multiple times a day when weather and surf conditions are permitting. For pricing information visit the Go Ride a Wave website.
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This year the Surfers Paradise Sand Safari will be held from Friday the 13th of February until Sunday the 1st of March. Visit the Surfers Paradise foreshore to let the magic of sand sculpting take you to an enchanted wonderland. Sculptors can be seen at work from 8 am Friday the 13th, competing and building the Disney interactive sculpture. For more information on this free event visit Surfers Paradise Sand Safari .
The Gold Coast is famous for its never ending list of activities to do and things to see. Failing to disappoint in the category of markets, this list details our pick of the 5 best market days on the Gold Coast for both tourists and locals alike!
1. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Starting at 5:00 pm every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday night one of the Gold Coast’s largest night markets is a must do whilst holidaying on the coast. Tourists are treated to over 120 market stalls lining the Surfers Paradise foreshore, whilst live entertainers perform. The markets feature a diverse range of products including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products and home wares.
2. Marina Mirage Farmers Markets
Held on each Saturday morning from 7 am – 11 am at Marina Mirage these markets showcase the best hand-crafted local artisan delicacies alongside fresh quality produce. The market stalls are spread throughout the outdoor shopping precinct, which make it easy to enjoy a delicious breakfast or coffee at one of the many cafes.
3. Miami Marketta Street Food Market
Every Saturday night Miami comes alive with an international smorgasbord of cuisine and an extensive dessert hall creating an eclectic family orientated outdoor dining experience. The street food market begins at 4pm and boasts an undercover dining area for 450 people. Boutique wine and locally brewed beer are served whilst patrons are entertained by local blues, jazz, roots and independent artists on the main stage.
4. Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market
Queensland’s only truly organic growers market can be found every Sunday morning at Miami State High School. Starting at 6:00 am this market is committed to providing the tastiest organic and fresh produce on the Gold Coast at an affordable price. To ensure quality is of utmost importance stalls change weekly dependent on the seasons and product availability.
5. The Village Markets
Held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month at Burleigh Heads State School and at Paradise Point park every 4th Sunday, The Village Markets are the Gold Coasts best boutique fashion and lifestyle market. This market showcases a diverse and perfectly edited range of stalls alongside live local music, delicious eats and positive Sunday vibes.
A trip to Australia is not complete without experiencing our unique and renowned wildlife!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a easy 35 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments and has long been claimed as a must do activity while on the Gold Coast. Visitors are encouraged to interact and learn about the native animals through a range of unique experiences. Professional photo opportunities are available multiple times daily, where visitors are able to hold the animals – including koalas, and capture the moment.
The Free Flight Bird Show is a brilliant demonstration where the audience can watch as Australia’s most beautiful bird species fly overhead. Sanctuary guests can also watch as skilled vets work to provide ongoing treatment and care to injured wildlife.
General admission tickets start at $49 for adults, $40 for concession and $35 for children aged 4-14 years old.
For an authentic Australian farm experience a visit to Paradise Country Aussie Farm Tour is a must. Located just behind Movieworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild, Paradise Country is a new addition to the must do tourist attractions whilst on the Gold Coast.
Visitors can watch sheep being shorn, feed the kangaroos and interact with the farm animals and koalas in a real Australian farm environment. Tickets include a buffet lunch filled with delicious dishes to cater for all. Why not try your hand at gold fossicking and opal mining while you are there using traditional techniques taught by the farm hands. Or watch the acclaimed Australian Stock Horse Show.
Each activity has been developed to provide each visitor with a once in a lifetime unique farm experience that they will never forget.
All tickets include lunch and start at $39.99 for adults, $24.99 for children aged 3-13 years and $29.99 for pensioners. Book online to save $10 off general admission pricing.
This year’s best family friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations will be happening at Broadwater Parklands in Southport.
Starting at 6 pm at the Great Lawn, enjoy a family concert featuring a host of local musical talent followed by a brilliant fireworks display. The event finishes at 9 pm and is sure to be a huge hit with children of all ages.
Paradise Point is hosting ‘A Night of Stars’ New Year’s Eve concert, an unforgettable party night with spectacular fireworks, live bands, singers, dancers, clowns, stilt walkers and fire eaters. The concert commences at 5:45 pm and fireworks display is at 9 pm.
Or for New Year’s Eve celebrations like no other, head into Surfers Paradise Offshore. Two firework displays will be held, one at the family friendly time of 8 pm and one leading into the New Year at midnight.
Many other New Year’s Events can be found on the Gold Coast with parties held at Q1 Skypoint – $159 pp, Stingray Bar – $89 pp or any of the famous bars of Surfers Paradise.
The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most recognised holiday destinations by both national and international travellers. The coastal city has been the selected holiday location for families for many years, with additional attractions making appearances each year.
A holiday to the Gold Coast will never be a unmemorable occasion especially if you follow our must do guide guaranteeing the perfect fun filled trip away!
1. Less Known Beaches
The Gold Coast is renowned worldwide for its beaches, uncomparable to any other in the world. Although most tourists are attracted to the famous beach of Surfers Paradise, we recommend to take a trip down to Currumbin Alley beach. Only a 25 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments this beach boasts lovely clean sand, less people and safe swimming conditions. Why not make a day trip out of the drive and visit Elephant Rock just around the corner, which, as the name suggests looks uncannily like its animal counterpart. Many much loved cafe’s and restaurants are situated around this area, however the views of the Currumbin Surf Club always make it a winner!
2. Outlet Shopping
What better way to spend a holiday than indulging in a little retail therapy. The Gold Coast’s well known Pacific Fair outdoor shopping centre is always high on the list of must do activities on the coast, however it’s Harbour Town Shopping centre that has our pick. Only a 15 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments, Harbour Town is home to a huge array of designer brand outlets that offer unbeatable discounts all year round. Some of the big names include Levi’s, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Oroton, Polo Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss. The centre is open every day including most public holidays, and is designed to provide shoppers with an outdoor retail experience so they can enjoy the Gold Coast’s beautiful weather. If you are travelling from interstate or overseas be sure to visit the Tourism Lounge located in the centre, to collect your VIP Tourism Card. The card offers special discounts and traveller incentives to ensure visitors take full advantage of the deals on offer.
3. Walk with a View
There is no better way to squeeze in some holiday exercise than to take a walk around Burleigh Headland National Park. Only a 20 minute drive from Aqualine Apartments this park offers two walking tracks- The Rainforest Circuit (2.3 km return) and The Ocean View Walk (1.3 km one way). Despite which track you choose both offer unmatched views of the famous Gold Coast skyline and beaches. The circuits can be accessed from the very top of Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, which also boasts picnic perfect grassy areas and facilities overlooking the ocean. We recommended to take a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a bottle of water to make the most of the experience.
4. Great Coffee & Great Food
Chirn Park, only a short stroll from Aqualine Apartments, is the home to a collection of the Gold Coast’s best cafe’s and dining options. Winner of the Crave Gold Coast “#1 Coffee on the Coast”, Daark Espresso is the northern Gold Coast’s answer to the perfect brew. As the focus of Daark is clearly the coffee, the menu is restricted but offers a flavour packed selection of all day breakfast and lunch items. Around the corner is Koncubine Cafe. Offering cosy indoor and cool outdoor seating this haunt is a favourite of locals. With a menu built on fancy sandwiches and classic breakfast dishes its unlikely to be anything other than satisfied. Thai Magik is another favourite of the area, offering fresh and truly authentic thai cuisine for a reasonable price. Tonic on Chirn is a fantastic tapas bar which easily competes with the well known establishments of Broadbeach. Tonic on Chirn offers an extensive cocktail list and a regularly refreshed menu of tapas dishes.
5. Pelican Feeding
The Ian Dipple Lagoon, located only 5 minutes up the road from Aqualine Apartments is the perfect place for a relaxed day of beach activities. The lagoon is sectioned off from the broadwater by a sand barrier providing safe swimming conditions all year round. The lagoon area also hosts barbeque facilities, picnic tables, childrens playground and shaded areas to ensure visitors can make the most out of their day. The main attraction however is the fascinating pelican feeding which occurs at 1:30 pm everyday, weather permitting. Free to all, spectators can watch as the huge number of pelicans soar down from the sky and then make their way out of the lagoon onto the banks for a lunchtime feed. Tourists are even encouraged to take photos with the pelicans before the take flight once again! Adjacent to the lagoon is the Gold Coasts famous Charis Seafoods, which along with supplying the lunchtime fish to the pelicans also has classic style fish and chips for the onlookers.
Aqualine Apartments is only a 10 minute drive to the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Centre.
The sports training facility features state of the art facilities designed for both elite professionals and beginners looking for a healthier lifestyle. The Sports Super Centre homes a fully equipped gymnasium which offers a full range of Nautilus Nitro resistance training machines, a great selection of modern cardio equipment and an extensive selection of free weights and plate loaded exercise stations.
Short term membership is perfect for holiday makers staying at Aqualine Apartments who still want to maintain their health and fitness. The membership offers access to sails health and fitness Club(gymnasium), group fitness classes, aquatic centre sauna and Jacuzzi track & field access.
Due the convenient location Aqualine is also ideal accommodation for those with events on at the Super Sports Centre. After a workout head back to Aqualine Apartments and relax on the veranda overlooking the beautiful Broadwater.
Aqualine Apartments are conveniently located centrally to the Gold Coast’s renowned theme parks. Only a 10 minute drive to Seaworld and 20 minutes from Movieworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Dreamworld and WhiteWater World, our self contained serviced apartments are the ultimate accommodation choice. Choose from our tastefully appointed 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom apartments to ensure your holiday is unbeatable. Call us directly today on (07) 5591 5504 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the lowest advertised rate for an unforgettable holiday experience.
The huge number of people turning out for the official opening of the Rockpools was a sure sign of the popularity of this wonderful addition to the Broadwater Parklands. It is the perfect place for young families as it is shallow throughout and there is plenty of shade. With bbqs and an excellent playground as part of the development you can really make a day of it.
Just another reason to stay at Aqualine Apartments. All of this is within an easy walk from the front door of Aqualine
You can forget about jelly fish, blue bottles and sharks when you go for a swim at the Broadwater Parklands swimming enclosure. With a big pontoon, sandy beaches, bbqs, playground and cafe, what more could you need for the perfect day out this Summer.
Visit the Broadwater Parklands and you will see why it is the most popular park facility on the Gold Coast. The best thing is that there is still 2 stages to be developed making the parklands the most significant recreational development project on the coast.
When the final stage is completed the parklands will extend right up to Aqualine Apartments.
If you have the season theme pass then there is no better place to base yourself than Aqualine Apartments. Located perfectly so that you are no more than a 20 minute drive from Dream World, Movie World and Wet and Wild and only 5 minutes from Sea World.
Wear yourself out during the day and come back to your beautifully appointed apartment and unwind in the spa bath or kick back on the balcony and soak up the superb views.
Phone now for theme park accommodation booking.
If you’re doing all the Worlds then there is no better positioned resort than Aqualine Apartments. No more than 20 minutes to any of the parks and close to the major shopping centres of Australia Fair and Harbour Town as well as a host of top line restaurants.
Phone now and secure your Gold Coast Theme Park Accommodation.
Paradise Jetboats should definitely be on your to do list when you stay with us at Aqualine Apartments at Southport on the Gold Coast. Because their boats go from Mariners Cove at Marina Mirage you only have a short time going slow. It is an absolute blast and a great way to see the Broadwater – quickly that is.
At Aqualine Apartments we have great value Whale Watching accommodation packages available. Great value half day and full day tours can be packaged with our luxury accommodation. Phone for last minute rates.
Aqualine Apartments is less than 5 km from the Sharks Football Club Function Centre and is rated the No1 Specialty Accommodation provider in Southport on Trip Advisor. The apartments are modern,beautifully appointed and most have water views. A courtesy bus is available from Sharks Club to your front door at Aqualine ensuring convenience and peace of mind.
We do very competetive package deals for group bookings so phone us and get a quote.