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Enjoy Your 2017 Labour Day in Queensland!

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Even on a Limited Budget, These Cool Activities Are Perfect for Your Long Weekend!

Labour Day is celebrated all over Australia, but the dates vary per state or region. In Queensland, they celebrate this holiday on the first Monday of May this year. Since this day gives honor to all hardworking Aussies, most of them take time out from their work to enjoy a relaxing long weekend with their family and friends.

You don't necessarily have to travel to a different region to celebrate Labour Day because there are many exciting things you can do right in Queensland. Some people even prefer staying at home or at their friend's house and do all sorts of fun activities like watching sports, having a movie marathon, or enjoying barbecues. This kind of holiday is definitely cheaper than travelling to Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, or Hobart.

However, there are still some people who prefer exploring new places like Sydney which is known for its colourful Mardi Gras, pristine Bondi Beach, and spectacular Opera House. If you have a budget for a long trip, then visit other awesome cities in Australia. If not, then don't let that stop you from going out. Our friendly VroomVroomVroom car hire experts have come up with a list  of places that you can visit and things you can do in Queensland – and they don't cost that much!

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Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves

Admission Prices: Child: $6.00 (aged 4 to 12), Adult: $12.00, Seniors: $10.80 and Students: $9.00 (present student card)

Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm daily

Have you ever seen a glow worm before? If you haven't, then this is your chance to see real glow worms and you can find them in Tamborine Mountain Caves. There are two chambers inside the caves: one is for the presentation of the glow worms where visitors may watch audio-visual displays. The other chamber, which is called the “magical glow worm cave”, is where you will find thousands of glow worms.

Driving Tips: You can rent a car in Gold Coast then drive via State Route 90 to get o Cedar Creek Estate. Another option is via State Route 95. 

Mini Golf at Golf Central, Brisbane Airport

Address: 40 The Circuit, Skygate Brisbane Airport QLD 4008

Mini Golf Rates: Child: Free (below 5), Child: $9.50 (aged 5-18), Adults: $17.00, and Concession: $12.50. Family Mini Golf Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 kids): $40.00. Parma & Putt Putt Thursday (18 holes of putt putt and a chicken parma): $25. 

Opening Hours: 7am to 10pm (Sunday-Thursday), 7am to 11pm (Friday & Saturday)

This is the perfect activity for the whole family! Golf Central's mini golf championship course was designed for players of all ages so even toddlers will enjoy swinging their golf club here. The holes vary in terrain and difficulty. Players will get a scorecard passport which they will use as they play through 18 holes. Enjoy the game, the music, the drinks and the people at Golf Central.

Driving Tips: Book a car hire in Brisbane and drive via Airport Link. Other alternative routes include M3 and Clem7 heading to the Airport Link. 

Rockhampton Zoo
Address: Ann Street, West Rockhampton, QLD 4700

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: 8am to 4:30pm daily

Nature and animal lovers will surely have a wonderful time at the Rockhampton Zoo, which is situated between the Murray Lagoon and the Botanic Gardens. The zoo is open all-year round and there are several areas to visit: The Queensland Reptile Area, The Australian Walkabout Zone, and Monkey Mania. There are also exciting activities at the zoo such as feeding times and chimpanzee talk. c

Driving Tips: If you booked a car hire in Rockhampton City, the fastest route is via Denham Street. You can also drive via Bruce Hwy/A1 and Spencer Street or Denman Street and Davis Street. 

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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

Address: 52 – 54 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: 6am to 9pm (Thursday to Tuesday), midday to 9pm (Wednesday)

If you are in the mood to go for a swim, then head to the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon. Instead of swimming in chlorine-treated water, enjoy swimming in salt water. They use a state-of-the-art filtration system to make sure that the water is clean. The Lagoon is open all-year round including public holidays. After having a dip at the lagoon, you can visit the other free attractions at the Cairns Esplanade such as the playgrounds, parkland, and other recreational facilities.

Driving Tips: If you are hiring a car in Cairns, drive via Abbott Street. But if you are hiring a car in Cairns Airport, the best route is Airport Avenue and Lake Street. 

Bundy Bowl & Leisure Complex

Address: 17 Lester St, Bundaberg Queensland

Tenpin Bowling Prices: Child: $9.00/game (aged 0-12), Teen: $9.50/game (aged 13-19), and Adult: $10.00/game

Opening Hours: 8:45am to 9pm (Mon-Thurs), 8:45am to 10pm (Fri-Sat), 10am to 9pm (Sundays and Public holidays)

There will surely be no dull moment once you've entered Bundy Bowl & Leisure Complex because of the many choices in games. Their Ten Pin Bowling features automatic digital scoring, high quality lanes surfacing, and lounge style seats. There are a total of 16 lanes and there is also video entertainment to add life to the game.  Apart from bowling, you can also enjoy their other affordable games, including the Wild West Shootout Shootin' Gallery, Laser Tag, and Jurassic Putt Putt Mini Golf.

Driving Tips: If you'll be picking up your car hire near Bundaberg Central, the fastest route is via Maryborough Street. Alternative option Barolin Street. 

Happy Labour Day to all of our customers, families and friends living in Queensland!

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