A Trip to Sea World Gold Coast – Summer Time Fun!

If you are travelling to the Gold Coast for the summer with your little ones in tow, then make a quick detour to visit Sea World for a fun and educational experience.

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Save Time

Save up on time by making sure to buy tickets online well in advance to avoid long queues. With so many things to see and do, you will need to be strategic with time. However, try to arrive at entertainment shows early on to get prime seats at the stand.

Beat the Heat

The afternoon heat can get quite intense, so be smart and beat the heat by taking the kids to water-related entertainment options such as ”Battle Boats” where they can water cannon everyone in sight.

Find Accommodation Nearby

Given the fact, that a whole day would be spent at the theme park it would be prudent to find accommodation nearby as your little ones will be knackered after all the excitement. You can easily find a Brisbane city hotel including the likes of Oaks Charlotte Towers with minimal hassle.

Educate the Kids

The park is guaranteed to influence the minds of the young and no matter what animal you observe during your visit, the subtle message of conservation is imparted in a fun and caring way. Opt for the penguin encounter to learn about shrinking polar caps and more.


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A weekend adventure in Brisbane – The city meant for walking

Embark on an adventure in Brisbane, the riverside city and capital of the sunny state of Queensland. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and also one of the friendliest towards visitors. Brisbane CBD hotels are booked up all year round as a result of the fantastic attractions and fabulous weather. A pair of walking shoes is all you need to get started, as Brisbane is a destination that should be discovered on foot. The heart of the city is where you will find the biggest concentration of restaurants and eateries, shops and boutiques, bars and pubs, as well as hotel and apartment accommodation like Oaks 212 Margaret. The Brisbane River, with is avoidable presence, takes pride of place in the heart of the city and the hearts of the people.

Adventure in Brisbane

Adventure in Brisbane, Pic Credits: businessevents

Visit the seventeen hectares of parkland, a dedicated recreational space that offers hiking trails, playgrounds, gardens and The Wheel of Brisbane, a Ferris wheel that towers over South Bank at a height of sixty meters. Explore the shopping and dining opportunities at Little Stanley Street or visit the iconic Eagle Street Pier, the core of Brisbane’s food scene.

Walking food tours are a fabulous way to spend an afternoon, whether you enjoy chocolate, craft beer or just food in general. Food festivals are also becoming a popular Brisbane tradition for celebrating cuisines and cultures.

If you run into the ‘Brisbane Greeters’, a group of chatty and helpful Brisbanites, they will be happy to share directions, advice and quick tips for the best spots to visit, places to eat and thing to see and do. If you like marine wildlife, head to Moreton Bay, the ideal lookout for spotting dolphins, whales and turtles. Or if you are otherwise inclined, get yourself a dose of culture along Grey Street, home to Queensland Performing Arts Center, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library of Queensland or the Queensland Museum and Science center.

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Adventures on Brisbane River – This scenic, serene waterway is the backdrop for a whole range of exhilarating outdoor adventure

Mangrove-fringed Brisbane River winds leisurely through the Brisbane city Centre. This scenic, serene waterway is the backdrop for a whole range of exhilarating outdoor adventure. Tourists can Kayak past Brisbane’s glittering sky-line at night or take in the breathtaking panorama of the city, which surrounds from the top of the Story Bridge. Guests can either climb or abseil the sheer cliffs at Kangaroo Point or walk, bike ride or rollerblade over the floating walkways of Brisbane River walk. They can also take an adrenalin break in the City Botanic Gardens or the lush riverside parks of South Bank. Oaks Hotels & Resorts have some of the best Hotels Brisbane has to offer such as Oaks Aurora. This beautiful hotel is located on the picturesque Brisbane River. This hotel is for both leisure and business travelers, as Brisbane hosts a number of events and festivals too. Rooms at the hotel are spacious, elegant and comfortable.

It is a great experience to climb up to the Story Bridge, it’s an 80 meter Climb. It’s an exhilarating experience that’s one of only three of its kind in the world. Start from Kangaroo Point and learn about the history of the city, bridge and river as you traverse the superstructure. At the top, your exertion is rewarded with a breathtaking panorama over the city, river, Moreton Bay and islands and nearby mountain ranges. For river-level adventure, tourists can join cyclists, roller-bladders, walkers and joggers on the palm-fringed Brisbane Riverwalk, a 20km network of floating pathways. Stop and admire the artistic sculptures or relax in the riverside parks. Picnic beneath the mangroves and macadamia trees of the wild City Botanic Gardens on the river’s north bank. On the other side, River walk leads past the lagoon and sprawling gardens of South Bank. Enjoy a cruise on the Brisbane River on a golden gondola or historic wooden paddle steamer. After all the pulse-racing activity, a rest and relaxation on the River Walk would be perfect.

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Brisbane’s Story Bridge Adventure Climb – Enjoy the Thrills and Experience

Experience Brisbane’s iconic story bridge like never before with a Story Bridge Adventure Climb. A ‘must do’ activity when in Brisbane the climb offers a magnificent view of the city. The hotels Brisbane CBD houses are well equipped for business or leisure travellers but if you have been hankering for something off the familiar lines of contemporary hotels consider the Next Hotel Brisbane.

An outlandishly modern concept in hotel accommodation awaits you here. Clearly a hotel of the future Next incorporates all modern amenities and innovations for an ultra-comfortable stay. Enjoy self-check-ins at the lobby, also boasting the ‘SilverNeedle’ hospitality service, giving guests a chance to freshen up and relax at no extra charge. The stylish lines of the hotel are designed for maximum use of space with minimum fuss. Enjoy your stay in any one of the comfortable standard, deluxe or superior rooms offering a one-touch guest communication centre that enables you to work out all details from the comfort of your bed. Amazingly smart the hotel offers a 24hr gym and shower and rest pods for those on the go.

Discover Brisbane from Story Bridge offering sweeping vistas of the city, gorgeous views of Moreton Bay and the surrounding western Rim. The whole adventure last about two and a half hours and includes a climb to the summit of the bridge known as the superstructure located at 80meteres. This experience is indeed one of the three such experiences available globally.

Proper safety protocols and safety equipment are used while a colourful commentary on the bridges history adds more interest. Adrenaline junkies have the opportunity to abseil down one of the bridges pylons right into scenic Captain Burkes Park!

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