Enjoy a splash-tacular family day in Wet n’ Wild theme park, Australia’s biggest water park. Both the kids and the kids at heart can enjoy world-class pools and water slides in this theme park. Wet n’ Wild is home to the tallest water slide in Australia. If you’re travelling with little children, you need not worry as this park also has Wet n’ Wild Junior, a precinct designed for little adventurers to relax and cool down at.
From Gold Coast, take your marine adventure up a notch and sail to the picturesque Moreton Island, a nearby island known for its rich marine life. Here, you can take a day cruise and get the chance to watch dolphins, dugongs, and sea turtles in the ocean.
Let the children experience Australian wildlife up close at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary has been dedicated to preserving Australian wildlife since 1947 and today it serves as a conservation zoo open for the public to enjoy. Here, you can see native and exotic Australian animals up close such as the koala, kangaroos, and lorikeet. The sanctuary also hosts Aboriginal performances and permits entry to the Wildlife Hospital precinct, where you can see the wildlife vets at work.
Enjoy a dinner made of modern Australian fare at Social Eating House. This restaurant defines casual fine dining and boasts of a modern Australian menu, which features a vast array of snacks, charcuterie, and large plates that all feature the finest Australian ingredients.
You can never go wrong with steak. For a memorable steakhouse experience, we highly recommend going to Hog’s Breath Café, which prides itself on offering prime rib steak from the highest quality of beef in Australia. Be sure to order their signature Prime Rib Steak, which was slow-cooked for 8 hours then seasoned, flamed, and grilled to perfection. Another crowd favourite is their Curly Fries, which can be paired with any meal.
Gold Coast is home to diverse food and one of the many cuisines you’ll find in this city is Mexican cuisine. If you’re craving for Mexican food, we highly recommend getting your fill at Montezuma’s Surfer Paradise. Montezuma has been a Gold Coast institution for 20 years and counting, feeding sandy surfers from all parts of the world. Our personal favourite is their loaded nachos, which you can top with grilled cheese, garlic prawns, or shredded meat! Don’t skimp on their burritos and enchiladas as well.
Wyndham Hotel offers a contemporary yet tranquil beach escape in Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast. Staying at this hotel brings you to the centre of Gold Coast’s tourist hub. Each room is spacious and stylish and offers magnificent views of the ocean, river, and hinterland.
Address: 3018 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Relax after a day of soaking up some sun at Golden Shores Holiday Club. Located in Broadwater (Gold Coast’s fishing and boating Mecca), Golden Shores offers stylish two-bedroom apartments that surround the pool and spa. Each unit also has its own private balcony that overlooks the tranquil waters of Broadwater.
Address: 210 Marine Parade, Labrador QLD 4215, Australia
Jadon Place sits only a stone’s throw away from Broadbeach, one of Gold Coast’s most famous beaches. This resort offers one to two-bedroom apartments that overlook the beach, a landscaped courtyard, and a heated pool and spa.
Address: 31 Hooker Boulevard Broadbeach 4218, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
Experiencing the Ice and Snow Festival is a must for visitors planning a winter trip to China. The dazzling large and small ice and snow sculptures, which are illuminated with LED lights, can awe both children and adults.
Savour a flavorful hot-pot or relax on the deck chair while riding the luxury Yangtze River cruise. This cruise will also let you take in the breathtaking views of the well-known Three Gorges from the river’s golden section.
The Jilin rime is one of China’s four natural wonders. This enchanted land is best visited between late December and the end of next February. Allow your family to marvel at the magical sight of white rimes adorning the land and trees. Wait for sunrise or sunset to see how the snow and ice reflect everything in the sky, turning everything at the periphery into different shades of the sunlight.
The restaurant’s signature xiao long bao (bite-sized dumplings filled with pork or crabmeat) are among the best anywhere, as evidenced by the long lines outside.
Nothing else feels as satisfying as indulging in savoury BBQ after a long day at the beach. Treat yourself and your loved ones to mouthwatering BBQ at WoodChoppers BBQ Smoke & Grill, which is grilled and smoked over real wood. Their menu includes pulled pork shoulder, chicken cooked three-ways, BBQ lamb, and tri-tip sirloin.
For authentic Sichuan flavours, go to Huangcheng Laoma. Run by artists, Huangcheng Laoma features a Chengdu-themed interior and photo installations to elevate your experience. This restaurant is popular for their traditionally spicy hot-pots but if that’s too much for your liking, you can always opt for their qing tang (soft soup) which features their signature broth without the spices.
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