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Old 21-03-2017, 04:13 PM   #1
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9 days trip to Brissy and Gold Coast

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Is the glass house doable for my last day, will it be too rush?

Day 1
0700 Arrive Brisbane Airport, collect car and purchase mobile sim
Drive to Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Airbnb apartment
Habour Town shopping outlet *optional
Skypoint *optional
Supermarket for groceries and make dinner at apartment


Day 2
Warner Bros Movie World
Paradise Country
Wetn Wild
Jupiter Casion *optional

Day 3
Bryon Bay, see sunrise
Breakfast
Sea world
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Day 4
Tamborine Mountain National Park gallery walk and lunch
Thunderbird Park
Glow worm caves
Pacific Fair shopping centre and Robina

Day 5
Hot air balloon
Cruise Sightseeing
Dinner at apartment

Day 6
Tropical Fruit World
Natural Bridge (glow worm caves)
Superbee Honeyworld

Day 7
Checkout gold coast apartment, travel toward brisbane
Strawberry Farm
Sunnybank
Check in apartment at Southbank,Brisbane
Southbank Parklands
Dinner at apartment
Mount Coot-tha for sunset
Day 8
Lone Pine Koala Sanctunary
Dinner at apartment
Brisbane River cruise/citycat
La Dolce Vita Ristorate or Three Monkeys Coffee house

Day 9
1000 Check out of Brisbane apartment
Glass House Mountains *optional
City, Queens Street shopping / Treasury Casino
Indroopilly mall- shopping
Dinner at city
Return Car
2335 Brisbane Airport check in
Day 10
0235 Flight departure
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Old 22-03-2017, 07:03 AM   #2
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I think it looks mostly about right, and mostly not rushed.

When are you travelling? If it's not the summer months, it can get a little cold.

Also, are you aware of the time and distance involved to get to Bryon Bay? It's an hour and a half to drive back up to Sea World. It's going to be one long and tiring day.

As for the glasshouse, what are you planning to do there? You would have time to drive to a few lookouts and may be have a very short walk. Doesn't seem like the best use of time though.
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Old 22-03-2017, 09:25 AM   #3
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I think it looks mostly about right, and mostly not rushed.

When are you travelling? If it's not the summer months, it can get a little cold.

Also, are you aware of the time and distance involved to get to Bryon Bay? It's an hour and a half to drive back up to Sea World. It's going to be one long and tiring day.

As for the glasshouse, what are you planning to do there? You would have time to drive to a few lookouts and may be have a very short walk. Doesn't seem like the best use of time though.
I'm travelling end of May to early June partly becos my wife prefer a cooler weather. I know the weather would be changing to winter, I used to stay in queensland when I was doing my degree years back.

Yup I aware of the distance of bryon bay. I intend to spend less than half a day at Sea World(been there b4 and not much excitement), I would not visit if I didn't bought the groupon combo tickets just utilizing if time permits.

Never been to glasshouse(approx 1hrs plus frm brissy city) during my 2 years in ozzy, I thought the scenery is worth a visit. I know is further up towards sunshine coast therefore not sure if it is a rush to travel during the last day even though my departure will be a mid night flight.

The second last day(Day 8) will be too pack as I most probably will be paying a visit to UQ after Lone Pine Koala.

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Old 22-03-2017, 09:33 AM   #4
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I'm travelling end of May to early June partly becos my wife prefer a cooler weather. I know the weather would be changing to winter, I used to stay in queensland when I was doing my degree years back.

Yup I aware of the distance of bryon bay. I intend to spend less than half a day at Sea World(been there b4 and not much excitement), I would not visit if I didn't bought the groupon combo tickets just utilizing if time permits.

Never been to glasshouse(approx 1hrs plus frm brissy city) during my 2 years in ozzy, I thought the scenery is worth a visit. I know is further up towards sunshine coast therefore not sure if it is a rush to travel during the last day even though my departure will be a mid night flight.

The second last day(Day 8) will be too pack as I most probably will be paying a visit to UQ after Lone Pine Koala.
Did you used to study in UQ back in the days?
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Old 22-03-2017, 02:40 PM   #5
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I'm travelling end of May to early June partly becos my wife prefer a cooler weather. I know the weather would be changing to winter, I used to stay in queensland when I was doing my degree years back.
Sounds like you know what you're doing, although I wouldn't want to go to Wet'n'Wild at that time of the year.
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Did you used to study in UQ back in the days?
Yes i did, from 2005 to 2006. Electrical Engineering
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Sounds like you know what you're doing, although I wouldn't want to go to Wet'n'Wild at that time of the year.
Previously I didn't drive(no licence) when I was in australia. I still need some advice because i'm not sure how tiring. The other time it was my friend drove thru out the night from brisbane to bryon bay. lol

yea, i won't want to go wet'n wild but since it was part of the package from groupon must as well utilize it. The water theme park was not around 10 years ago.. mabbe just drop by and take a look.
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Byron bay sunrise will be tough. U need to move at 330-4am. The drive there is easy but will be a sleepy drive.
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Previously I didn't drive(no licence) when I was in australia. I still need some advice because i'm not sure how tiring. The other time it was my friend drove thru out the night from brisbane to bryon bay. lol
It's a pretty easy drive even in the dark once you get onto the M1. Just watch out for the big trucks on the highway and don't miss the turn off.
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Byron bay sunrise will be tough. U need to move at 330-4am. The drive there is easy but will be a sleepy drive.
It's a pretty easy drive even in the dark once you get onto the M1. Just watch out for the big trucks on the highway and don't miss the turn off.
yup, i'm prepared to rise early, will double confirm the timing. hopefully winter the sunrise is not as early. lol


thanks andy, noted.

anyone can give me advise on glasshouse mountain? worth a visit(2 - 3hrs), what are the things u did before?
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Yes i did, from 2005 to 2006. Electrical Engineering
Then we definitely would have crossed path! Some way or another
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Then we definitely would have crossed path! Some way or another
Cool You are an engineer too? I believe a lot have changed since we left. Really look forward to revisit
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Cool You are an engineer too? I believe a lot have changed since we left. Really look forward to revisit
Yea, but i was in computer systems. Haven't been back to Brissy since. Friends told me that they'll be heading there for Ekka in Aug and asked me to come along.

I told them will see how since it's just a couple of hrs from Melbourne..
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Go to Noosa Chocolate Factory (at Adelaide Street). Best chocolate ever! Don't get their iced or hot chocolate though. Regretted it. But the chocolates are really good! $5.70/100grams.
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Cool You are an engineer too? I believe a lot have changed since we left. Really look forward to revisit
Nothing much has changed, except for more buildings in South Bank and the city. Just arrived earlier this week after a nine years absence!
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