1. Paradise country is just next to movie world. It is like a farm tour where you can see sheep shearing etc.. Good for city kids.
2. Movie World. If you are into theme park, you will like Warner Brothers movie world.
3. Fruit Farm
You can visit a fruit farm and look at all the different kinds of interesting fruits that Australia produced.
4. Catch a crab. This boat is very relaxing and you will get a chance to go into the water.
5. Surfers paradise. What is Gold Coast without going to have a dip at the world renowned beach?
6. Casino. If you feel lucky, you can have a go at their casino.
7. Shopping. There are many areas for you to do great shopping in Gold Coast. You can buy beach wear, their sports gear, supplements and many more.
8. Clubbing. There are many clubs near to the central area of Gold Coast. It becomes very lively when darkness fall.
Driving in Gold Coast is not hard. The road is well marked and not crowded. The road condition is good and plenty of parking spaces even in city. If not, there are trams and taxis available which are quite affordable to get from places to places.
There are two ways. If you decide to go with SQ, you can fly directly to Brisbane airport and then a 1 hour car ride to Gold Coast. Alternatively, you can fly directly to Gold Coast airport with Scoot and then a 30 mins car ride to Gold Coast downtown. So it actually boils down to preference.
I went for a short trip to Gold Coast during the Cny period. Is it a good time to go? In February, it is summer. However, it is not as hot as I expected. I think is a good period.
The last day we went to Mount Lycabettus. It looks very near to the city but walking to there is a no no as it involves a lot of walking up slope. We use a apps call Beat. It is Greece version of Uber. Very easy to use and you not worried of get rip off. Mount Lycabettus is highest point in Athens where you can have a good view of the city. I took a tram up which cost me $7.50 Euro if you buy a return ticket. The journey to the top is around 3 mins and is rather uneventful. It goes through a tunnel and no view at all. At the top has some cafe and a small church. That is all. Many actually went to see sunset and the lowering flag ceremony in front of the church. This is the last tourist spot before we fly back home.
You cannot say you visited Athens if you did not visit the Acropolis. The heart of Acropolis is the Parthenon aka as Temple of Athena. But if enter from the side entrance, you will get to see Theatre of Dionysus and Odeon of Herodes Atticus. At the top, you get a very nice view of the whole Athens city. Then we pop over to visit Panathenaic stadium which is the site of first modern Olympic games in 1896. After that we pop by Hellenic Parliament to see the guard changing ceremony. The shopping street, Ermou street, is just next door to get your fashion items. In the night, we went to Syntagma Square for countdown. The fireworks is just on top of Acropolis! Fantastic view!
Theatre of Dionysus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
We did a day tour to Aroglis which is a region that is western of Athens. The first stop is to visit Corinth Canal. This is a 6km long canal that connect Aegean and Ionian sea. An important sea route for trade previously. Next is ancient town of Corinth. After that, we visited ancient city of Mycenae. Then, we have lunch at Nafplion which is a beautiful seaside town.. Finally we visited the Theatre of Epidaurus. It is the most well preserved ancient theatre that are still in use today.
Theatre of Epidaurus