Saturday, 8 November 2008


We spent yesterday at Dreamworld, one of several theme parks on the Gold Coast. Dreamworld is essentially a tiny replica of Disneyland, with a very similar layout and features. The rides all seemed to be short and sharp, which helped shorten queues.

My sweetie was having the time of his life going on one thrill ride after another. You may have guessed, but that’s not my thing at all. He was determined to get me on a roller coaster or three; I wasn’t having anything to do with those plans. I conceded with one that I thought didn’t look quite as bad (Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster), but it was. He thought it was hilarious that I didn’t enjoy it. At all. Still not funny, sweetie!

Here are some cute pics of the tiger cubs sleeping, taken by their trainer, shortly after the midday Tiger Island show.

I love this warning by the crocodile pool; very sound advice:

The heat slowed us down a bit today; it was kind of a relief to hear from people who have been here for a while that it was one of the hottest days they’ve had (32 degrees Celsius), but makes us wonder what the weather has in store for us during the next week. We checked out our hotel pool when we got back from Dreamworld and before heading out for dinner.

Something we find really strange about Burleigh Heads is how early shops, restaurants, and other food places close at night. Two nights in a row, we tried to get to an Internet café which says it closes at 9pm, but its doors were firmly shut at least an hour before then. We tried to eat at three different places around 8pm only to be told they were closing or closed, yet there were so many people around outside looking for places to go. Doesn’t seem to make much business sense in a tourist town.

We’re mapping our next week and have a few exciting things planned - a combination of theme parks, sight seeing, touristy stuff, shopping, and relaxing. Seeing as we’re only one block from Burleigh Beach, we figure we should walk down there and check it out sometime. A supermarket shop this morning should see us set up with breakfasts and lunches for our trip. We’re off to Pacific Fair for a bit of retail therapy shortly, but in the meantime it’s nice to be relaxing inside with the air conditioning pumped up.


Sab said...

I LOVE the tiger pics! So cute! I want to keep them! ;)

Donna said...

I love the sign! Looks like you are having a blast!