Australia – Gold Coast Jan 2016 (18 Days 17 Nights) Part 2 of 5

After enjoying ourselves in Sunshine Coast, we make our way to Gold Coast. Day 4 to 7. Australia - Gold Coast.
I always love Gold Coast. Lovely beaches...Soft fine sand... Clear Blue Sea ... Seafood...
Watch my Highlights of Gold Coast Trip in Dec 2015 video! If you like, continue to read on~ ~Day 4~ After the donuts disappointment from Sunshine Sunshine Expresso at Sunshine Coast, I am definitely looking forward to my favourite seafood place. CHARIS SEAFOODS.

~CHARIS SEAFOODS~
Address: 371 Marine Parade, Harley Park, Labrador, Gold Coast, QLD Australia
Website: [View Website]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Love their seafood! Very fresh and delicious! NOM NOM! Some time we will buy their fresh seafood to our apartment to cook or buy the ready-cooked ones for immediate consumption. They are too good to be miss. They have pelican feeding everyday at 1:30pm. There aren't much seatings around but you can always grab some seats near by at the beach.
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After having a very satisfied late lunch, time to check in to our apartment. We also bought some fresh prawns from CHARIS SEAFOODS for our lovely dinner at the apartment.

~MERITON SERVICED APARTMENTS - BROADBEACH~
Address: 2669 Gold Coast Highway, (corner of Elizabeth Avenue), BROADBEACH QLD 4218 AUSTRALIA
Website: [Visit Website]
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My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: The apartment is very clean and spacious with balcony and kitchenette. The kitchenette is fully equipped. We wanted to book an apartment at surfers paradise. However, a lot of places were fully booked as we made our plans too late. The location of this apartment is also pretty good as it is near to the broad beach. It is quieter and more relaxing. Our apartment have a great sunset view and right across the Jupiters Hotel and Casino.
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After a good rest, time to cook dinner! Love to cook in Australia as their produce are so fresh. Just a little marination and the dishes are already so delicious! Aren't the prawns lovely? Ha ha

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Time for a good rest!~ zzZZZzzzzZZ ~Day 5~ We drove out and drop by this cafe for breakfast.

~LOLA'S CAFE~
Address: 101 Old Burleigh Rd Broadbeach, QLD
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Lovely cozy breakfast place near our serviced apartment. Good for Coffee!
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It is Outlet Shopping time!~

~HARBOUR TOWN GOLD COAST~
Address: 147-189 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters, Queensland 4216
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: I love outlet shopping! Do always stop by their Tourism Lounge. They provide some tourist discount vouchers which may come to good use. They have a good variety of brands.
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Yippee! We are finally going to head out to the famous Surfers Paradise. Lovely fine sand and blue sea. Here we come!~

~SURFERS PARADISE~
Address: Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Love to relax at the beautiful beach and watch the surfers enjoying the waves. Surfers Paradise is always a very popular beach area in Gold Coast. There are also restaurants around. There are also street performers.
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We saw Donutnut Time shop and bought some to satisfy my donut craving.

~DOUGHNUT TIME~
Address: Corner of Cavill Avenue & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217. (under the Hard Rock sign)
Website: [Visit Website]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: We bought doughnuts for breakfast the following day. Great for people with sweet tooth.
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Finally it is time for Dinner!~ We always love to come to Hog’s Breath Cafe in Australia. We went to the surfers paradise outlet.

~HOG’S BREATH CAFE~
Address: Tenancy T2.09, Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (4 out of 5)
Quick Review: One of my favourite steakplace in Australia. Delicious food and Friendly Service Staff. We waited for a while for our table as the place was crowded.
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After we check out Jupiters Casino, we went back to our apartment to have a good rest.Gold_Coast_650_v2_6

~Day 6~ Yawnz.. Woke up to a new day! We had the doughnuts for breakfast before we hit the road to Main Beach at Byron Bay. Gold_Coast_650_66 Gold_Coast_650_64

~MAIN BEACH at BYRON BAY~
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: What a lovely beach! The sparking blue sea is so beautiful. My favourite beach of the trip! A sunny day with lots of sea breeze. Haha The sea breeze brought the fine sands were all over our fruits. Bad idea to eat fruits there especially watermelon. It was so difficult to get the sand out of the watermelon.
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Time for a good lunch. I already made reservations at FishHeads Restaurant.

~FISHHEADS RESTAURANT~
Address: Jonson st, at main beach byron bay NSW 2481
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: Love the crispy fish and chips with a beautiful presentation. The pasta was also yummy. Great place for lunch when you are coming to the main beach. Luckily, I made reservations. They were very crowded.
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After a great day at the beach, we decided to whip up our own dinner. We went back to Charis Seafoods and get our HUGE crab and oysters! Our dinner was so awesome! Love cooking in Australia! All the ingredients are so FRESH! Gold_Coast_650_79 Gold_Coast_650_77 Gold_Coast_650_82

~Day 7~ Today we decide to take it slow and do some exercise. We took a slow stroll by the beach from Broad Beach to Surfers Paradise!
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~Pancakes on the Rocks~
Address: Soul Boardwalk (across the road from the beach). 4 The Esplanade, Shop T1.31, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Website: [Visit Website]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: We are pancakes lovers. We will always pay a visit to Pancakes on the Rocks. We had light lunch to have a early new year eve dinner. Love their pancakes. Fluffy fluffy. The salad was also yummy.
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
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We went around do some shopping and went for an early. Wanted to avoid New Year Eve's Dinner Crowd

~CHARLIE'S RESTAURANT BAR & CAFE~
Address: 8 CAVILL MALL, SURFERS PARADISE, QLD 4217
Website: [Visit Website]
Tripadvisor: [View Reviews from Tripadvisor]
My Rating (3 out of 5)
Quick Review: This restaurant been around for very long. I remember coming to this restaurant when I first came to Gold Coast. We celebrate New Year Eve with a Jug of Beer and Pizza. We wanted to have early dinner so that we can sit by the beach and enjoy the New Year Fireworks later.
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So lovely to enjoy fireworks by the Gold Coast Beach. So cold too haha! That will not happen in Singapore haha. Gold_Coast_650_111 Gold_Coast_650_116

Check out My Australia (Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle) Trip Jan 2016 Part 3 of 5.
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