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    Facts about Australia

    World's most dangerous bird.

    The Cairns region is home to the world's most dangerous bird, the Cassowary, which is a large, flightless bird known for being able to kill dogs and humans if disturbed.

    James

    NZ vs Australia

    As a Kiwi, it was interesting to learn about when the New Zealand flag stood beside the Australian flag on top of the Harbour Bridge. Rumour has it that the Australian flag was a bit taller, so when a bronze statue depicting a New Zealand World War One soldier was unveiled nearby, he had been built two inches taller than the Australian World War One soldier statue that stood next to him!

    Amelia

    There's a whole lot of Whitsunday Islands!

    There are 74 islands which make up the Whitsundays, but only 7 of them provide accommodation. Most transport for the Whitsunday Islands leaves from Airlie Beach.

    James

    National Parks

    The Sunshine Coast region has more national parks than any other region in Queensland. Great Sandy National Park even includes sections on Fraser Island.

    James

    "The quiet part of the Bay"

    The sleepy little seaside village of Soldiers Point is regarded by locals and regular Sydney visitors as the "quiet part of the Bay'...especially around Christmas/New Year & Easter holiday times..!

    Chris Hogan

    Attractions

    Cairns Botanic Gardens

    The Cairns gardens are thought to be the best in the country. There is a good cafe and also a few art galleries next door. They are open each day from 7.30 till 5.30. It's very easy to spend the whole day here.

    Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

    Being scared of heights I was pretty nervous, but this turned out to be one of the best things we did in Sydney! Ash was our climb leader; she started by getting to know us all (there were about 10 people in our group) and encouraged us to talk to each other about ourselves while we put our suits and harnesses on.
    For me, the first bit was definitely the scariest! We had to climb under the bridge along wooden planks and gangways, then up metal railing-type ladders even higher (eek) to get onto the proper bridge archway.
    From then on, I felt totally ok. The archway was quite wide and had railings on either side that we were secured to. On the way up Ash told us all about the building of the bridge and the history of the surrounding area. Of course the views were spectacular.
    The overall experience took around three hours – money well spent! I highly recommend doing the climb, even if you are afraid of heights. You’ll get great views, learn new and interesting things, meet awesome people and have a fantastic time.

    Amelia

    Our Taronga Zoo visit was great, we watched a lot of the animals getting fed - the gorillas were particularly amusing, having play fights and showing off to the spectators. It was easy to get there via ferry, plus the zoo was laid out with an easy to follow route.

    Amelia

    Luna Park

    This place was a lot of fun. Though it's an older amusement park, it's beautifully presented and well maintained. I'd recommend the roller coaster and the ferris wheel for wonderful views of the harbour and bridge.

    Amelia

    Heart Reef

    Heart Reef, off the Whitsundays, is a stunning structure of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status.

    James

    Places To Eat

    Blue Moon Grill Restaurant

    A cool restaurant with a buzzy vibe. The food is good but a bit expensive. It's really busy so you should book if you want seats near the front or windows.

    A beautiful place situated right by the beach. The sea breeze floats through the palm trees. One of the nicest settings ever. The food is really good and the menu changes throughout the day. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is a set price dinner menu which i always find a bonus.

    James

    C'est Bon is a lovely french restaurant. The menu is authentic and the wine list extensive. The service was even better than the food. There is an outside seating area with secluded tables away from the foot traffic.

    James

    The Glenmore Restaurant

    What a beautiful place! A multi-level restaurant with an interesting history. If you order something, you won't be disappointed by the Glenmore Burger, especially if you get a table on the rooftop.

    Amelia

    Feeling adventurous, Jamie and I ventured into Thai Pothong for lunch. I had a stir-fry and Jamie ordered curry - both thoroughly enjoying them even though we had both never really eaten Thai/Asian that much. The place had a wonderful, warm atmosphere, fueled by people around us who were also clearly enjoying themselves.

    Amelia

    Traveller Tips

    Public Transport

    If staying on the Gold Coast, purchasing a SEEQ card is a fantastic idea, especially for tourists. It is prepaid and can be purchased at 7-eleven stores, train stations, selected tourist information desks and newsagents.Also online at www.translink.com.au. The card entitles passengers to go on all trains, buses and the new tram within Gold Coast.

    Liz

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