We decided to go down the coast to our favourite holiday place which was an hour away from home, Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Its called the Theme Park Capital of Australia because the put all the theme parks there. Movieworld, Dreamworld - the home of Big Brother, Sea World, Wet n Wild, Whitewater World. The reason for this is the climate is awesome and there is more sunshine in this state for longer during the year and its just a tourist and holiday destination.
The surfboard above is advertising the Commonwealth games to be held there in 2018
This is the view from the seaside boardwalk looking inland
The sand and seaside view
Some kind tourist offered to take our photo as I was snapping photos on my ipad, I kindly obliged, we didnt really want our photo taken but as they offered so nicely we said yes and took their photo as well LOL
Some of the gorgeous hotels
We ended up going to a theme park, Sea-world, Michael has never been to ours and it's one of the nicest I've seen in Australia, not that there are many.
The two large penguins just stood there, we couldn't tell if they were staring at us staring at them or sleeping standing up. the one sitting down on the stones is looking after its egg. One penguin was very funny, he kept stealing stones from another grate to take to his wife's grate and she already had too much. He kept getting barked at by the occupant.
A baby Stingray
The seal show with Buddy, he was very funny and clever.
He barked, clapped and carried stuff out on que
The Dolphin show, this photo showed 2 dolphins holding their trainer aloft, they are very powerful animals and did summersaults and swam so fast around the water arena.
The last show was the power seadoos, they did flips and summersalts and triple turns, very scary
A day well spent, we bought a season pass to three parks so we can go back as many times as we want. Our ticket takes us into Seaworld, Wet n Wild and Movieworld, it was $10 cheaper than buying a day pass, you'd be mad not to buy the season pass if you lived here.
I love living near all our holiday spots that we are able to drive to for a day or a weekend to enjoy.
It truly is Queensland the Sunshine state. I am already getting a nice tan just from standing outside hanging out the clothes.
Linking up with Elisabeth and Bluebeard for T for Tuesday
EDITED 22Oct2014: Julia commented on why I took photos with my ipad and not my normal DSLRs. Well we needed my Ipad for directions and googling places so it was the Ipad Air that won out and it takes pretty amazing photos