Eel with Rice and Ramen @Yamasakura

Apart from sunny beaches, there are many good Japanese restaurants, such as Yamasakura.  Ten years ago, that was already my favourite choice, because there are value meal deals and the restaurant was always full.

Recently, my friends and I had meals in there too. That is around $12 for Eel Dinner set. This set includes a small eel with rice, ramen and miso soup. Although the eel rice and ramen are not very big, they are good enough to taste. That is delicious! Moreover, I felt full after having this meal. I think that is super value for money, $12 can fill me up!

Address:

3131 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

QLD 4217

Telephone:

07-55922799

Gallery Walk@ Long Road Eagle Height

If you go to Gold Coast, I will suggest to visit Mount Tamborine. That is because this area have various activities in there, such as tree top walk, wine tasting, bush walking and shopping too, but the most of them need some entry fee. Few weeks ago, we went to Mont Tamborine and do some free activities.  For example, we chose to spend our afternoon in the Gallery Walk at  Mount Tamborine.

There are some art shops. They sold handcraft art, paintings and artist style homeware too! There are a lot of places to shop. Moreover, there  are some coffee shops and a tasty organic ice cream shop which is I highly recommended. Well, we had a lunch in there, that is not too bad, but that is a bit expensive.

German Clock House

In addition, there is an landmark shop in there. That is German Clock House. It got a fancy out-fit, looks a woody house! That is not just that.  Inside this shop, there are a lot of “Grandfather” style mechanical clocks. I don’t think you can find this kind of things very easily elsewhere.  Besides, they sold European style goods.  That is quite  interesting.

I believe you can spend a whole afternoon in there.

 

Varsity Lakes

I like  Varsity Lakes a lot! There is a lot of green area and a set of walk path around lakes. Walking in there is very comfortable. I can enjoy of view of those luxury house. In addition, if the weather is good, you can have the sunshine and blue sky. That is so great! All of them are free of charge!

P.S. Varsity Lakes is the area with a master planning near Robina in Gold Coast. Continue reading “Varsity Lakes” »

Ralph Lauren Polo Harbour Town 60% OFF

Today I went to Harbour Town, I found Ralph Lauren Polo Factory got 60%off Storewide again! If you go to there, you can check it out to see whether the discount are still running.

Harbour Town Gold Coast

Address:Corner Gold Coast Highway & Oxley Drive
Biggera Waters
QLD4216
Tel: (07) 5529 1734

Twin Falls - Springbrook

Twin Falls is one of major water falls in Springnbrook. The key feature of this water fall contains two water falls. Moreover, there is a walking track too! This track is suitable for most people. Last times, we have spent around an hour and half for walking to the bottom of the fall and back to the starting point.

The bottom of Twin Falls

At the end of this track, you can experience the water fall!

Creek near Twin Falls

Besides, you can walk over a creek on this walking track.  That is nice!

 

Getting there:

We can park your car near Tallanbana  picnic area which is located at the Springbrook Road. That is the entrance of track.

Please click here view to the photo album of Twin Falls

 

Boradbeach- Hotels

Besides of Surfer Paradise, I suggest you should visit Broadbeach too. There is a beach too. I went to there before, there is not bad, but Gold Coast area has a lot of beaches. It won’t make it special.  The special things are the buildings.  There are some landmark buildings in there, such as Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pacific Fair and Jupiter Casino.

Moreover, during these recently years, many luxury hotels and apartments built in there too!  Their appearance are quite fancy. There is worth to have a look. The photo above is the one of examples.

Besides of buildings, there is a mono-rail system too!  It links between Jupiter Casino and Oasis Shopping Center. You can have a ride on it and enjoy the view of Broadbeach area during the trip.

Monorail - Broadbeach

I think there is worth to spend at least  two hours, or having an afternoon tea in there. There are some good coffee shops in there too!

Max Brenner @ Broadbeach

Please click here to view photo album of Broadbeach

Sunset @Varsity Lakes

I found there is a pretty residential area,Varsity Lakes, in Gold Coast. There is a footpath along the lake. That is very beautiful.  I took some photo during sunset, that looks a “art”(I think so)!

Sunset @Varsity Lakes

Please click here to view the photo album of Varsity Lakes.

Hinze Dam

I found a new tourist attraction in Gold Coast. That is Hinze Dam. According to the information from Wikipedia , the site opened on 19th December, 2011. Therefore, that is only a few days before our visit on 26th December.  We could enjoy the brand new facilities.

Those are not just new. They are quite complete. There is a big visitor center. The visitor center exhibition hall which tell you about the history of Hinze Dam, function rooms and public toilets.  The center has a lot of indoor public space too! You can have a picnic in there.

Hinze Dam - Visitor Center

 

Moreover, there is a large parklane.  You can have a walk, that is very comfortable. In addition, there are two outlook points in the park. You can enjoy the great view of the Dam.

Hinze Dam - Park

Besides of the “quiet” features, there are some more active! There are a bike track on the top of Dam.

Hinze Dam- Bike Track

That is a great place to spend an afternoon with your family.

Please click here to view photo album of Hinze Dam

The way to go there : Driving on Nerang Murwillumbah Road , and turning to  Advancetown road. The vistor center is at the end of Advancetown road.

Best of All Lookout

Springbrook is famous of water falls. There are many good spots to visit as well, such as Best of All Lookout . That is near Gondwana Rainforests.  It has the view of South Gold Coast, even as far as Northern NSW.  This is a great view. Unfortunately, when we went to there, there was a heavy rain. We could not see much. But there are a lot of clouds, that like walking in the sky!

This lookout is not far from the water falls, that is only about 5 minutes driving. If you go to see the waterfalls, you can go to there as well!

Please click here to view the photo album of Best of All Lookout.