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    • Great Barrier Reef - base location

      Cairns Oct 18, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Hi - I'm travelling to Cairns for 5 days in the last week of December. This is the last leg of my holiday in Australia and we will be returning to London from Cairns. We are family of 3 with a 11 year old. We are interested in snorkelling and scuba diving in the outer reef and may be some watersports. Not keen on rainforest etc. I'm struggling to find a good base for the GBR exploration. Do I stay in Cairns and take one of the tours (will make it easier flight-wise) or do I stay in one of the beach resorts? Budget isn't a big consideration and a luxury option would be just fine. Many thanks for your help.

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      Great Barrier Reef

      State of Queensland Oct 1, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      I am very interested in snorkeling (not scuba diving) the Great Barrier Reef. So far, I know the better time of the year would be between May and October. Does anyone know, specifically, when the best month to visit is? I'm concerned if there is any particular time when it's more dangerous such as more sharks are in the area because the water temperature changes. Thanks for your help!

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      Best place to stay for walk to surf and pubs

      by tkada Online Now Mar 8, 2016 at 3:56 PM

      Ill be on the gold coast at the end of march. Where's the best place to stay for walk to surf. I wont have a car. Just want to catch a few clean waves followed by a few frosty pints.

      3 Answers Apr 12, 2016 at 4:22 PM
    • Corporate Massage in Gold Coast

      by AshleaM Online Now Dec 1, 2015 at 10:24 PM

      Can you suggest a person or a team who can offer best corporate massage for a company in Gold Coast?

      1 Answer Dec 9, 2015 at 2:41 AM
    • public transport

      by DebbieL33 Online Now Jul 23, 2015 at 12:02 AM

      Can I get public transport from tweed heads south to movie world?

      5 Answers Sep 20, 2016 at 6:54 AM
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      Looking for Accommodation

      by JohnK137 Online Now Jun 3, 2015 at 5:27 PM

      Next week myself and a friend will be visiting the Gold Coast, looking for good clean economical accommodation for around 5 days, does anyone have any recommendations?

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      Anyone going to gold coast on 4th may 2015 until 9th May 2015

      by WanSf Online Now Apr 20, 2015 at 7:03 AM

      im looking for a travelling partner, anyone is going

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2015 at 7:24 AM
    • December @gold coast

      by Naran07 Online Now Apr 12, 2015 at 7:08 AM

      Hi I'm coming to Gold Coast this December. This will be my honeymoon trip. Can someone suggest me which is the right location for me to stay and recommend the median level price hotel for us.I'm sure it's peak season during that period. I don't want to stay far also since I need to take public transportation.

      13 Answers May 4, 2015 at 8:16 PM
    • Where to Stay in Gold Coast?

      by wees74 Online Now Feb 25, 2015 at 12:36 AM

      Hi, will be visiting Sea world, Movie World and Dream World for 3 days with my wife and 2 children. Can someone please advice where will be best hotel to stay. Will there be free transportation available from these hotel to the theme park?

      Would be great if there are shopping around the hotel so as to do some shopping during the evening, after visiting the theme park.


      8 Answers Feb 26, 2015 at 2:03 AM
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      PADI Open Water Divers Cert. Where to get one?!?!

      by abseedy Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 AM


      I'm moving to Brisbane/Gold Coast for Uni in July, for a year. Want to have my PADI so that I can do lots of diving with ease whilst I'm there. Does anyone know the best way to go about getting a PADI? I heard it was expensive in Australia, so planned to nip across the ocean... somewhere... for a week and check out another island whilst getting my PADI certificate. Anyone got any recommendations of places to go that are both affordable (flights, hostel + cost of course), and really worth visiting?


      2 Answers Jan 19, 2015 at 4:37 PM
    • Where to stay in Surfers Paradise?

      by AyuFiq2723 Online Now Jan 11, 2015 at 8:59 AM

      Hey there! I really hope someone could help me out. Been doing my research, but unable to come to a conclusion. Can someone give me a list of hotels that I can stay in Surfers Paradise, where I can have a good view of the ocean and are near to halal restaurants?

      Really appreciate if someone could help me out.

      Many thanks!!

      6 Answers Jan 12, 2015 at 3:19 AM
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      Rent a car or travel in public transport?

      by ohaqilahla Online Now Oct 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM


      I'm travelling with my sister next week to Gold Coast for 6 days. We are still thinking if renting a car or taking public transport would be cheaper. Need some advice as this is our first time travelling to Gold Coast. Below are our rough itinerary for the 6 days.

      Day 1: Sea World
      Day 2: Movie World
      Day 3: Dream World
      Day 4: Mount Tamborine / Byron Bay
      Day 5: Hot Air Balloon / Wildlife Park (Transfer included in the package)
      Day 6: Carrara Market / Pacific Fair / Harbour Town (Basically Shopping)

      Hope this forum can help us clear our doubts. :)

      Thank you!

      8 Answers Oct 18, 2014 at 7:42 AM
    • Gold Coast Holiday

      by amanda.ed2014 Online Now Aug 22, 2014 at 2:34 AM


      We are heading to Gold Coast in a two weeks with our two kids and staying here -

      Want to know all the places and things to do around here with two toddlers!


      5 Answers Aug 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM
    • Hostel and transport

      by Peishin14 Online Now Aug 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Hi guys. My friend and I will be travelling to gold coast in this coming september for 3 days. Trying to search for suitable accommodation, but I have no idea which area should we stay.
      Here is our schedule: warner bro, white water world, dracula haunted house and wet n wild. We would like to visit some nice beaches as well.
      Can anyone please kindly enlighten me about which area is the best so we dont have to spend so much time on travelling?
      Another question, is there anything like travel pass in gold coast? How does the public transport work?

      Sorry for asking so much. Thanks in advanced guys! :))))

      1 Answer Aug 21, 2014 at 7:00 AM
    • How to get around the Gold Coast

      by Jasheridann Online Now Aug 17, 2014 at 10:17 PM

      Hi, i was wondering what the easiest and cheapest way to get around the gold coast as we plan to go to theme parks and maybe other attractions, have been advised cars arent worth while and have taken that into account, we are staying at Breakfree Beachpoint and will be arriving at Coolangatta airport and departing from Brisbane, will be in the gold coast for 6 days and 5 nights? i really need some help, would be very apprectiated. Thanks guys!

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2014 at 11:16 PM
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      booking accomodation

      by Van_Derek Online Now Aug 5, 2014 at 12:56 AM

      where can I book my holiday

      1 Answer Aug 5, 2014 at 5:23 AM
    • Need help for Gold Coast!!!

      by ClaireSM Online Now Aug 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM


      I'll be coming gold coast in mid aug! It's my first time here, but I'm really clueless on where we shall go.

      First, we're not into theme park and water sports. Just saw a Lillydale farm stay, are we are really interested. But we have no idea how to go there, as we don't drive. Is there any public transport we can take or something?

      We're also looking at Moreton island for its wild dolphin and sand tobogganing. But we have no idea how to go to Brisbane, and the same goes for Sunshine Coast. Is there any public transport that can takes us there, or are we too ambitious for it?

      Is there anybody who could advise us or recommend any special attractions other than the theme parks/ water world?

      Thanks! :)

      3 Answers Aug 3, 2014 at 12:45 AM
    • Good Spots for a decent breakfast

      by talia.a Online Now Jul 11, 2014 at 5:48 AM

      Hi, just wondering if anyone has found a great coffee/breakfast bar that isn't too commercial and not full of the normal rubbery eggs and fatty bacon?

      2 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 2:38 PM
    • Gold Coast and Brisbane itinerary and weather

      by Janicengsl Online Now Jul 8, 2014 at 11:39 PM

      Will be going to Gold Coast for 8 nights and in between to go Brisbane for a day trip. Travel period will be first 2 weeks of October - 2A and 2C (age 12 years old). Any good suggestion on where to go day by day and also what is the weather during this period?

      6 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM
    • must things to do in Gold coast in just one day

      by Rachitinbrisbane Online Now Jun 17, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      must things to do in Gold coast in just one day ?

      2 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM
    • Renting car in Gold Coast

      by Abby89 Online Now May 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      5 of us are intending to visit Gold Coast this coming June. We are thinking of renting a car but aren't sure of which company to use. Any suggestions?
      The drivers are 24+ and 26 years old.
      Is Apex a good place to rent from?

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2014 at 11:36 PM
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      Theme park ticket

      by MayT39 Online Now May 7, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      May I know where to get cheaper entry theme park tickets. online? or on the sport?

      1 Answer May 7, 2014 at 9:53 PM
    • Gold Coast or byron bay

      by Caddie9 Online Now May 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Hi iam looking for Imformation regarding what would be best place to stay between the 2 staying in brisbane for 3 days then driving to Gold Coast would like to see byron bay . flying to sydney from Gold Coast was wondering if any places of interest in these areas we just like walking about bit of eating shopping. few drinks sightseeing etc. only staying 1 night stay. Also is there any places of interest between brisbane and Gold Coast. Thanks

      3 Answers May 8, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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      Best rail station

      by wise23girl Online Now Mar 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      A friend is staying at Fingal Heads south of Tweed. They want to catch the train to the Brisbane airport.Which would would be the best train station for them to use.
      Thanks guys in advance

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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      Commuting between Main Beach/Gold Coast and Brisbane

      by dlfrausto Online Now Feb 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

      We will be staying at the Sheraton Mirage in Main Beach but over 4 days needing to go up and back to Brisbane for meetings/dinner etc. We like to use public transit where possible but wondering if we should rent a car this time. How is the drive in the morning or at night? Will the rail work? Thank you!

      7 Answers Feb 28, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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      1st time renting a car for transport in Brisbane & Gold Coast, need advices for car insurances.

      by Owk.luvtravelbug Online Now Feb 21, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      I book a car from Avis car rental company for 7days. First time free & easy to Brisbane & Gold coast in early June. Been reading about excess reduction insurance, one vehicle accident, etc. Can someone give advices what type of car insurance should I get & which company should I get it from? I be getting just the basic travel insurance in Singapore.

      Thank you.

      4 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 11:19 PM
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      Springbrook worth going?

      by doraem66 Online Now Feb 11, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      I have 7 full days in GC. Will be spending 2 days in Brisbane, and left 5 full days in GC.
      Not sure if I need to add in Springbrook to my itinerary on the day 4 and remove my drive to NSW.
      How long do I need for springbrook? Do I have sufficient time to touch on to tweed head and Byron bay after that?
      Can someone please advise?

      Activities in Gold coast:
      Day 1 (Sun) : Carrara Market, Check in accommodation, Jet Boat ride, Beach front market.
      Day 2 (Mon) : Movie world, wet n wild.
      Day 3 (Tue) : Full day tour (includes Mt Tamborine, Lamington National Park, O'Reily Rainforest)
      Day 4 (Wed) : Bangalow, Lismore, Nimbin, Byron Bay, Tweed Head, Coolangatta
      Day 5 (Thu) : Sea World, Robina Town Centre
      Day 6: Back home

      Thank you!!!

      4 Answers Feb 15, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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      Will I pass by any toll from Gold Coast airport to Brisbane?

      by doraem66 Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM

      I Will be renting a car form Gold Coast airport and will drive to Brisbane (sheriff street), will I pass by any toll road?
      Thank you.

      3 Answers Feb 6, 2014 at 11:50 PM
    • Advice on Transport and Itinerary for 1st time travel to Gold Coast

      by Gillibeany Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      Hi all,
      I am planning a 10 days trip to Gold Coast in early July with my family of 4 adults and 2 children (6 & 7 years) where some of us are going for the Gold Coast Marathon at the same time. As this is our first time there, we needed help with deciding on the type of transport and itinerary.
      I will be heading to a farm stay for 3 days at Clandulla Cottage first before heading down to Surfer's Paradise. Thinking of renting a car (never done that before). Not sure if it is wise to rent for all 10 days of the trip or just for the first 4 days and to take taxi/bus when we are Surfer's Paradise. Any recommendation?

      Does the taxi in GC take in 6 pax or do we have to split to 2 taxis if we are to move around?
      If we rent the car, is parking in Surfer's Paradise expensive? Say, parking overnight at the hotel or nearby Hotel etc. We will be at the Grand Chancellor hotel, any recommendation on parking?

      With regards to itinerary, any recommendation? Also if there's anything we could do while we travel from the farm to our hotel?

      Many thanks! :)


      4 Answers Jan 21, 2014 at 12:50 AM
    • Under 21 Gold Coast Car Rental

      by CVK11 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 2:57 AM

      Hi, has anyone used Jacks rent a car on the Gold Coast?( I am looking at hiring a car for a few days whilst I am there. I am 19 and fully licensed, there are not many companies that hire to under 21 year olds. This company has quoted the best price and has full insurance.

      I cant seem to find many reviews of this company online, If anyone has used this company, or can recommend another company, your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

      Cheers Chris

      1 Answer Feb 25, 2014 at 8:14 PM
    • Transfer from Gold coast airport to brisbane

      by Tonnyhartono Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      Dear all
      1.I want to go directly to brisbane city once I landing at Gold Coast airport. Do anyone now the most convenient transportation and the cheapest one? How long journey from Gold Coast airport to brisbane?
      2. And if we go around gold coast city, do you know the cheapest and convenient transportation to go around city?

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      by LorettaB Online Now Dec 28, 2013 at 1:37 AM


      3 Answers Dec 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM