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Friday, July 19, 2013

Winter Holidays - The Gold Coast

Our last day of holidays had finally arrived. How had 17 days gone by so quickly? 

When we got up it was raining, so we decided to leave the not-so-sunny sunshine coast and follow the sunshine south to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

This is definitely a place designed for the rich and famous and tourists looking to pretend to be rich and famous!

The beach had suffered major erosion and damage in the last year due to storms and king tides so a fair bit of it was still under construction as they redistributed the sand.

But the bit right ahead of the iconic arced sign was ready for action.

And the life guards were ready to go in case of emergency. But only if you were swimming between the flags. If you're not...well hope you're a strong swimmer!

It was such a lovely day we walked down the boardwalk taking in the sights.

To see a little more of the area and have a little fun with the kidlets we went on the local amphibious bus tour through the city and around the harbour.

Yes the boat is painted like a giant duck :) It is after all the Quack'r Duck!
It was super fun. We checked out the local celebrity mansions, the great views and the kids even got to drive the boat.

All the cities in Australia that have tourists, have Starbucks. I'm a happy tourist :)

As the sun went down we decided to stay a little longer to check out just one more market. This one runs along the beach foreshore from 5:00 pm on.

It was a great end to a great holiday. We've seen so much and yet I can't believe how much I still want to see before we come home. It's a good thing we still have 6 more months to get it all in!

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