17 Things to Do in Surfers Paradise

Queensland’s Gold Coast was home to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and it was an amazing two weeks of sport to watch. One of the most popular places to visit on the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise. There are so many things to do in Surfers Paradise, you could easily spend a week wandering around, seeing all the sights, taking a few day trips to the local theme parks and exploring the beautiful hinterlands. Whether you’re a fully grown adult with bills and responsibilities, or a carefree child, you’re bound to have a blast. We spent 6 days in Surfers Paradise back in October 2017. Although we had some questionable Sunshine State weather during our stay, we still managed to see and do a lot. If you’re a theme park fan, enjoy relaxing on the beach or shopping up a storm, you’ll have an array of activities to choose from. For…

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Movie World Queensland: Hollywood on the Gold Coast

If you wanna experience Hollywood on the Gold Coast, definitely spend a day at Movie World Queensland. Filled with thrill rides, an area just for the kids, tons of shopping and plenty of entertainment to keep people of all ages happy! We spent around four hours exploring Movie World, but if you’re visiting with family or have never been before, be sure to set aside an entire day to take in the magic of Australia’s very own Warner Bros. Movie World. We’ve included a ton of awesome tips and advice in this post, including the best way to get to Movie World from popular Queensland locations, where to buy tickets and how much they cost, plus tips on all of the rides and attractions. Movie World Queensland: Hollywood on the Gold Coast Getting to Movie World If you’ve already visited WetnWild on the Gold Coast, the same directions apply when…

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How Travel Saved My Life: An Eating Disorder Survival Story

Today I’m sharing something a little bit different. I don’t talk about this very often on Rhiannon Travels, in fact, I’m not even sure I’ve mentioned it at all. But a few years ago, I suffered with an eating disorder. Anorexia, to be more specific. To put it bluntly, it was the most awful five years of my life. It not only changed my life, it also changed the lives of the people around me. I’ve decided to share my eating disorder survival story with anybody who chooses to listen. I’m sharing this, because I know for a fact there are people out there who are too scared to ask for help. Too scared to reach out and admit that they are struggling. Trust me, I understand the feeling. I understand the feeling of denial, when you’re trying to convince yourself and your family there’s nothing wrong. I understand the…

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Spend a Day at Wet n Wild on the Gold Coast

Queensland is the home of theme parks in Australia. Wet n Wild is one of two water parks on the Gold Coast (the other being White Water World, which we didn’t visit) and it’s a ton of fun for people of all ages! Wet n Wild on the Gold Coast has a great mixture of both thrill rides, relaxing pools to float around in, and kids versions of some of the most popular bigger rides. We spent a few hours at Wet n Wild, and managed to hit up all of the rides more than once. To get the most out of your day, it’s best to plan ahead and be prepared. We’ve come up with this fab guide to help first time visitors to Wet n Wild Gold Coast, have a day to remember at Queensland’s biggest and best water park! Spend a Day at Wet n Wild on…

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Mooloolaba Accomodation QLD Australia – Ocean Vista on Alex

Are you looking for the perfect Mooloolaba accomodation? It can be hard deciding where to stay on the Sunshine Coast because there are so many incredible beachfront apartments and hotels to choose from. We spent four days in Mooloolaba on our trip to Queensland back in October 2017, and decided to stay at Ocean Vista on Alex Apartments! While researching accomodation on the Sunshine Coast, we were happy to splurge a little if it meant we’d get a bit of luxury and romance, because we’d be there for our two year anniversary. Ocean Vista on Alex isn’t luxurious per say, but it is extremely impressive for the price we paid and the location. Mooloolaba Accomodation QLD Australia – Ocean Vista on Alex Ocean Vista on Alex is a self-contained apartment, which means (almost) every room is stocked with pretty much everything you’ll need to cook your own meals. Each apartment also has…

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A Day at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Australia Zoo is one of the country’s most famous attractions. Steve Irwin was known for his love and dedication to wildlife animals of all kinds, and it is because of this reason, that Australia Zoo is here today. There is so much to see and do at Australia Zoo, you’ll definitely need an entire day to explore every inch of the zoo, and meet all of the adorable wildlife animals. It was raining most of our day at Australia Zoo, but that didn’t matter too much. The atmosphere and enjoyment of being there is worth enduring a little bit of rain. Plus, we bought a super stylish poncho for $4 at the gift shop. If you’re hoping to learn about some of Australia’s most common, venomous, cutest and impressive wildlife animals, we definitely suggest setting aside a full day to explore the Sunshine Coast’s Australia Zoo! A Day at Australia…

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How to Choose the Perfect Contiki Tour

Back in June 2015, I left Australia for my very first solo travel adventure. I had spent a long time trying to find a reliable and decently priced company to travel with, and finally came across Contiki. Given that it was my first time traveling overseas by myself, I wanted everything to be taken care of for me, leaving me with absolutely nothing to worry or stress about. If you would prefer to have everything planned for you, choosing a Contiki tour is definitely the way to go. I’m gonna throw this out there straight away: Contiki tours aren’t for everybody. You need to have an open mind to fully enjoy everything that Contiki has to offer. But if you’re up for a good time, want to explore a new city or country with a bunch of strangers, keep reading! I’m about to share everything you should be aware of…

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Cost of Travel Around Australia For First Time Visitors

Australia may be one of the most beautiful countries in the world (in my very un-biased opinion), but the cost of travel around Australia can be pretty high. If you’re planning a trip here, you’ll have to save quite a bit for your stay. That being said, visiting Australia can be done on a budget. There are some ways around all of the high costs, and if you’re a regular budget traveler, it won’t be too difficult. I’ve created this guide with the cost of every day items in Australia. Whether you’re staying for one week, four weeks or even an entire year, you will definitely need to know this information before arriving. Are you a wine drinker like I am? Keep reading to find the best places to score a decently priced bottle of white or red. Heading off on a road trip? I’ll tell you where to find some cheap,…

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