Scozzie

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    Hi,

    I'm planning a trip to Gold Coast with the kids and wondered if anyone has any accommodation recommendations. Would like to be near the theme parks and ideally would like a 2 bed apartment .... not too pricey tho. My kids a bit older so wont need childcare which a lot of the resorts seem to offer.

     

    Any advice appreciated, I saw a place called Blue Waters Apartments pics look great but would like to pick some brains of people who have been before.

     

    Thank you.

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    With the exception of Sea World, the theme parks are not on the coast and are some 20min plus drive away from Surfers Paradise, there are just heaps and heaps of apartments, but your Blue Waters is well away from the action of surfers and nothing to do or see in that location. To be able to walk to a few of the other local attractions then you do really need to be in and around surfers and slightly south of there too, google a look along The Esplanade, Northcliffe Terrace and Garfield Terrace and the streets coming off them, all close to the beach and Surfers.

    We sometimes stay in an apartment owned by the company so it was cheap for us but I do not think the place is expensive anyhow, it is an older building but one of the very few where you walk onto the beach from the swimming pool and back gate and a less than 10 min walk into surfers and two from a good surf lifesaving club.

     

    Also regarding the theme parks, not all that sure if it is available to interstate visitors, but you can get an annual pass which allows unlimted entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet & Wild cost is the price of about 1.5 single entries, so might be worth a google look.

    Keith.

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    We stayed (a while ago now) at the Chidori Court Apartments - it was a good location - at the quieter end of town, but still with cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance. People who run them are friendly and helpful and they were pretty reasonably priced.

     

    Also keep an eye on things like Groupon for discount entry vouchers http://www.groupon.com.au/coupons/gold-coast/tickets/parks

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    Thanks Keith for the advice re the location of Blue Waters. Ive now narrowed my search down a bit which helps. Where do you usually stay?

     

    Also thanks Dianne, have requested a booking price from Chidori it looks lovely and will defo keep an eye out for discounted theme park tickets.

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    All booked up now, decided on Main Beach and staying in Xanadu apartments which seem to tick all the boxes for us and reviews all good. Roll on holiday time!!

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    All booked up now, decided on Main Beach and staying in Xanadu apartments which seem to tick all the boxes for us and reviews all good. Roll on holiday time!!

     

    OK good for beach, near to the Tedder Ave shops and cafe's, car, bus or bike to the main area's of Surfers and Marina Mirage, though both are walkable if you have time and travel light.

    Try a walk along the front to the markets at Surfers on Wed, Fri & Sun evenings (need to check days and times). Also our favorite area is Currumbin where you have a great safe swimming area on the northside of the creek, a boardwalk up the creek, keep walking up the creek and cross over at the next bridge tor walk down the other side and call in at what must be one of the best RSL clubs in Aus, keep on walking down the creek to the sea taking in some great views across the creek to Surfers Paradise. once you are at the sea front at Currumbin rocks look a little further south you have a Surf lifesaving club right on the beach at Elephant rock, then just beyond that is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary which may well be worth a visit just to feed all the Lorikeets.

     

    Enjoy your trip, and safe travels.

    Keith

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    All booked up now, decided on Main Beach and staying in Xanadu apartments which seem to tick all the boxes for us and reviews all good. Roll on holiday time!!

     

    Don't forget to register on Scoopon Gold Coast - brilliant offers for food/theme parks etc!!

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