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    Welcome to Queensland! Are you ready for adventures, Gypsy Nesters?

    G'day David! Hello Veronica! It's easy to see that you both love adventure. Here are a few suggestions for a day trip, as you enjoy your stay in gorgeous and fun Queensland!

    It just isn't a great flight unless you can jump out of the plane!

    Gold Coast Skydive - headquartered in nearby Coolangatta - is the only tandem skydiving company on the coast. Hop out of their plane at 12,000 feet for an amazing 40-second freefall followed by opening the chute and taking in a breathtaking view of the Gold Coast. You'll float down to land on the warm sand of Kirra Beach!

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    Booking in advance is required, and subject to local weather conditions, of course. No skydiving for anyone under 12 years old or over 210 pounds. The offices for Gold Coast Skydive are less than a half hour away, at U1//78 Musgrave St Kirra, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225 (above Fresh Cafe). Just drive south from Broadbeach on the Gold Coast Highway and exit at Coolangatta Road. Take a left on Lord Street and a right on Musgrave. http://www.goldcoastskydive.com.au/

    The SkyPoint Climb!

    Head back to Gold Coast and check out the remarkable SkyPoint observation deck in Surfers Paradise. This unique attraction might not get your blood pressure up as much as jumping from a plane, but trust us, take the SkyPoint Climb -- the highest external building walk in Australia -- and you'll have another memorable moment or two without the aid of a 'chute! Imagine standing over 880 feet above sea level, with a 360 degree view of the city, the mountains, and the golden sands, all bathed in the magnificent sunshine that makes our Gold Coast so special! There's also a cafe and bar to enjoy.

    Just 5-10 minutes from Broadbeach and Gold Coast's city center, you'll exit the Gold Coast Highway at Clifford Street, hang a right onto Surfers Paradise Boulevard and then it's a quick left onto Hamilton Avenue and you'll be there! http://www.skypoint.com.au/

    Finish the day with these Amazing Animals!

    After all the adventures, why not spend the late afternoon with a beautiful one-hour drive in your rental car north to Brisbane? Our last recommended excursion for your self-drive trip is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, located at 708 Jesmond Road in Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland.

    One of the few zoos in Australia where you get a chance to feed and touch animals like koalas, kangaroos, tasmanian devils, dingoes, and wombats, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary features live shows and educational programs, and is open 8:30 to 5:00 daily. http://www.koala.net/

    Welcome to the Gold Coast!

    We truly hope you enjoy your stay in Queensland. You've seen a lot of cool stuff during your travels, Gypsy Nesters, and we hope we've turned you on to at least a couple of adventures you'll want to have in our wonderful region!
    There is plenty to do in and around the Gold Coast that does not include sand, sun and surf! If you want any more tips, chat to us on Twitter or call our customer service team on 1300 722 920.

    Happy Travels!
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