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Old Oct 23rd 2010, 4:38 am
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We (me, hubby and 2 boys 7 and 10) are visiting the Gold Coast at Christmas. Can anyone advise if they have New Years Eve fireworks and if so where is the best place to watch them. We will be staying in Labrador and intend to do a day at Dreamworld and a day at White Water World. As we will only be there for 5 nights is there anything else that is a 'must do/see'? We will try and fit in some area exploring whilst there to see if it is somewhere we could settle in a year or two.

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Old Oct 23rd 2010, 4:58 pm
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Hi, we went over bonfire night a couple of years ago but they didn't have fireworks... just a uk thing! They should have fireworks though over xmas/new year?

We went to currumbin wildlife sanctuary which was great for kids, although I'm guessing the 10 year old will want something a little more happening then kangeroos and koalas?

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Not 100% sure on this but I think Wet 'N Wild have fireworks on NYE not sure if they have an event or anything to accompany them.
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They have fireworks at Broadbeach, early one for the kids then a midnight show.
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i think some go off from the Q1.
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Originally Posted by Tellyaddict View Post
We (me, hubby and 2 boys 7 and 10) are visiting the Gold Coast at Christmas. Can anyone advise if they have New Years Eve fireworks and if so where is the best place to watch them. We will be staying in Labrador and intend to do a day at Dreamworld and a day at White Water World. As we will only be there for 5 nights is there anything else that is a 'must do/see'? We will try and fit in some area exploring whilst there to see if it is somewhere we could settle in a year or two.

Any tips would be great.
Currumbin Wildlife is a must I reckon, been several times with visitors, still love it! Get there by 8.30am though for the lorrikeet feeding!

Definately fireworks at Broady, parking is a nightmare though!

If you go to Currumbin Beach you can see the Surfers Paradise ones and Coolangattas fireworks at either side!

Enjoy whatever you decide to do.
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Currumbin Wildlife is a must I reckon, been several times with visitors, still love it! Get there by 8.30am though for the lorrikeet feeding!

Definately fireworks at Broady, parking is a nightmare though!

If you go to Currumbin Beach you can see the Surfers Paradise ones and Coolangattas fireworks at either side!

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we have visited the gold coast several times over the xmas period and the fireworks at surfers are well worth a visit, altho the last time we were ther several years ago we and our (family in Oz) rented a beachfront high rise apartment for one night to watch in comfort..... it rained harder than ive ever seen in england and they were cancelled. lol! not funi at the time!!
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Thanks for the replys everyone. Is there much to do at Broadbeach, could we spend the afternoon there and stay on for the kids fireworks?

We took the train into Melbourne last year for the kids fireworks but the rain came down followed by thunder and lightning so we ended up watching from Flinders Street station on our way home!!
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Thanks for the replys everyone. Is there much to do at Broadbeach, could we spend the afternoon there and stay on for the kids fireworks?
Broadbeach is the pick of the Gold Coast - great cafe's and Restaurants, beach and the cupcake shop is a winner!
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Broadbeach is the pick of the Gold Coast - great cafe's and Restaurants, beach and the cupcake shop is a winner!
The monorail is at Broadie too isnt it? Kids might like that! Ooohhh and Cold Rock Ice Creamery!!
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The monorail is at Broadie too isnt it? Kids might like that! Ooohhh and Cold Rock Ice Creamery!!
Thanks guys, looks like a plan
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. . . . the aquaduck tour -think that passes thru there also.
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