Queensland's Gold Coast

Published October 18th, 2011

Student Flight’s Eric Lu makes the most of a quick break by visiting the Gold Coast in Queensland. Eric enjoys a feast at a local restaurant and then takes a walk on the famous Gold Coast beach. After a day at Movie World theme park, Eric prepares himself for a day of shopping. Eric, tell us about your visit to the Gold Coast.



The Gold Coast is amazing, for its beaches, theme parks, food, shopping, and clubbing. If I only have two days for a holiday, like a weekend, the Gold Coast is always my first choice.


Day One

8:30am, Saturday
A good brekky is the best start to the day. So I like to go Yum-cha at Taiwu Chinese seafood restaurant with my girlfriend. They have various kinds of dim sum, cooked by a first class chef from Hong Kong. I wish I had two stomachs because I do not want to miss any of those delicious morsels. You must try the prawn dumplings; they must be the best in Queensland.


10am, Saturday
After a full meal, I like to walk on the beach. The beach on the Gold Coast seems to be never ending. My girlfriend does not like swimming, but that’s alright. We stroll on the beach and enjoy the smooth wind from the Pacific Ocean, listening to the sound from the waves; it is enough for us.


11am, Saturday
The Gold Coast is a ‘city of theme parks’. If you are a cartoon fan, welcome to Movie World! As the only Australian movie related theme park, you will experience a fun-filled Gold Coast theme park family adventure with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood!


Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all the behind-the-scenes action, comedy, stunts and exhilarating rides, shows, and attractions! Experience the world class adventure rides, movie attractions and an array of stunning shows as well as the Superman Escape rollercoaster, Batwing Spaceshot ride and Lethal Weapon; rush down Wild West Falls Adventure Ride and the spine-tingling Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster.


Experience the new Dreamworks Shrek 4D Adventure, and then enjoy the Main Street Star Parade where you can meet your favourite Looney Tunes characters and DC Comics Super Heroes. Movie magic comes to life every day in Main Street, the entertainment hub of Warner Bros. Movie World. Don't miss the Star Parade where you will have the chance to party with all your favourite Warner Bros. Movie World characters including the lovable Looney Tunes characters and Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang.


6pm, Saturday
After a day in Movie World, my energy has already run out. So what I need now is a great dinner. The seafood buffet at the Sheraton Mirage is my favourite. I like their sand crab as it is big and fresh.


Day Two
Tomorrow will be my girlfriend’s day, only one thing to do, shopping, shopping and more shopping!


Looking for more information about travelling to the Gold Coast? Contact [email]text=Eric Lu[/email], a Travel Consultant with Student Flights based in Sunnybank, Queensland who can be reached at 1300 839 567 or by [email]text=email[/email].