This year’s Biennale of Sydney, which is entitled ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, will focus on artistic imagination as a spiritual exploration, according to a recent article on visual.artshub.com.au.
Curated by renowned Artistic Director Juliana Engberg, this year’s festival will feature an exciting and thought provoking program of events to be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). The program will include:
Visiting the theme parks on the Gold Coast is every kid’s idea of a great family holiday, and while we often don’t admit it adults have been known to have fun too. But theme parks can be expensive, particularly when you’re a family of four or more.
So to help you save money on your next theme park holiday, a recent article from foxbusiness.com suggested several ways to keep a lid on how much you spend.
When you’re on the Gold Coast and it begins to pour, what should you do? Take in a few of the sites that don’t require a raincoat! And on the Gold Coast, there are a lot, so here are some of our favourite ways to spend a rainy Gold Coast day:
Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
The Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a great place to take the whole family to learn more about the traditional landowners of the Gold Coast. Discover the area’s dreamtime stories, take in Aboriginal dance performances and find out what life was like on the Gold Coast thousands of years ago.
An article on visitgoldcoast.com recently reported that the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships are coming to the Surfers Paradise foreshore again, and this year’s theme is ‘Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales’.
From Friday February 14th to Sunday February 16th, Australia’s best sand sculptors will battle it out to produce the most stunning creation of fable and fantasy, using an incredible 180 tonnes of sand.
A recent article on smh.com.au listed 20 great reasons to visit the Gold Coast. Things to do included:
- Relax poolside in a hired cabana at the Palazzo Versace.
- Dine on Greek cuisine at the new Hellenika restaurant.
- See the magnificent Sumatran tigers at Dreamworld.
- Try the latest GC bars – Cambus Wallace and Justin Lane.
- Enjoy beachside pub grub at Kurrawa Surf Club.
- Eat your way around the globe at Oracle Avenue, Broadbeach.
- Snorkel with tropical fish in the Marrioptt’s giant saltwater lagoon.
- Enjoy succulent seafood at sunset at Marina Mirage.
- Shop till you drop at the Harbour Town outlet stores.
- Soak up the traditional GC vibe at Coolangatta Beach.
- Take in an event like Blues on Broadbeach or the V8 Supercars.
- Take a ride on Wet‘n’Wild’s exciting new Constrictor water slide.
- Enjoy great coffee and live music at trendy new café-bar Black Coffee Lyrics.
- Treat the kids to some waterfront fun at Broadwater Parklands.
- Party at the Strips hottest nightspot, the Stingray Bar.
- Journey back into the past at Sea World’s Dinosaur Island.
- Take in one of the great shows at Jupiters Hotel and Casino.
- Go ice skating at Planet Chill at Zagame’s Paradise family resort.
- Take a High Life Day Cruise to Sanctuary Cove on a multi-million dollar catamaran.
- Shop, dine and watch the beautiful people at the newly refurbished Cavill Mall.
An article on travelweekly.com.au in January reported that passenger numbers through Brisbane Airport increased dramatically last year, and are set to increase even more in 2014.
The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) attributes the rise in part to the efforts being made by Queensland state, local governments and various business groups to attract more local and international visitors to the area.
There is a growing demand for serviced apartments all over India, according to a recent article on hospitalitybizindia.com.
This is because many Indians are growing wealthier and are looking for more personalised accommodation alternatives than those offered by traditional hotels.
The Gold Coast is home to Australia’s best and biggest theme parks. If you visit the Gold Coast without at least visiting one, it just doesn’t feel right. Here we’ve outlined each theme park and why it’s a must-visit the next time you’re heading up north.
Dreamworld has some of the best rides on the Gold Coast and the Tower of Terror ride is one of it’s best. Blasting you up into the air at 160 km/hr, it’s unlikely that you won’t scream – most people do! And then when they get off, they line up for it again. The Giant Drop is another great ride at Dreamworld. Standing at 119 meters tall, it’s the tallest free falling ride in the whole world. Of course if adrenalin isn’t really your thing, there’s plenty of fun rides that won’t make your stomach churn.
Sydney is superb for shopping and you really can’t go wrong no matter which direction of the city you choose to explore. Here are some of our favourite shopping hot spots you must check out next time you’re in town:
Paddington has a great range of boutique shops like Jac+Jack and it’s also home to some of the big brands too. Take a wander down some of the side streets and find yourself in a hand-made chocolate shop or art gallery. Once you’ve spent your money, enjoy a latte at one of the many well to do cafes in the area.
So, you’ve got one day on the Gold Coast. Not sure how to spend your time? Our list can help you spend those hours wisely, although after reading you may decide to stay an extra day, or two!
Visit the theme parks
Whether it’s Dreamworld, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, WhiteWater World or Sea World there’s a theme park that’s perfect for you. Whether you’re an animal lover or an adventure seeker, the theme parks have it all and if you plan your day right you could enjoy more than one. If you have kids with you, a day enjoying the theme parks is a must for the Gold Coast.