After 3 months on the Gold Coast, we finally left at the end of February 2014. On our last morning, the Gold Coast Bulletin published our first ever newspaper article! Take a look at our
News Section and read the full story!
Spending the day at Currumbin Valley Rock Pool
Mt Cougal National Park had some great swimming holes and cascades!
Crab spotting at Currumbin beach
Our last morning at The Spit – reading our very first newspaper article in the Gold Coast Bulletin!
Craig treated Lindsey to a surprise birthday trip to the Springbrook National Park in January 2014. He had booked a rainforest retreat with a luxury cabin!
Fishing in the creek outside our cabin
A late night visit from the friendly possums!
Doing a bit of exploring in the National Park
Purling Brook Falls
Loving life on the Gold Coast!
We loved spending a summery Christmas and New Year in Surfers Paradise. There were lots of festive activities taking place and we enjoyed our first Christmas Day on the beach!
Enjoying the Christmas carols concert at Surfers Paradise Beach
Christmas Movie night on the beach
Breakfast on Christmas morning in our river view apartment
Trip to the beach on Christmas Day!
A walk along the sand with an ice-cream to cool us down
Busy beach in the background
BBQ and wine by the river back at our apartment
Boxing Day shopping trip to Brisbane
Heading through Southbank Park
All dressed up and ready to celebrate the New Year!
We put job hunting to one side for a while and treated ourselves to an unlimited pass to a few of the amazing theme parks on the Gold Coast – Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild.
Watching the penguins at Sea World
Treating ourselves to a Dominos Pizza after a great day out
Fun day at Warner Bros Movie World!
Gazing up at the massive Christmas tree
Craig posing for a picture before we queue to go on the Superman rollercoaster
On the log flumes
Calypso Beach at Wet ‘n Wild water park
Floating round on our rubber ring!
We decided to stop in Surfers Paradise again – the land of surf, sea, sun and sand!
Arriving back in Surfers Paradise to find jobs!
Spending the day relaxing at Main Beach
Getting ready to go for a surf
Craig having a go at paddle boarding
Resting on the sand… unaware of the curious seagull!
Got a little too curious and decided to have a peck!
Taking part in the Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL)
And we’re off!!
We spent a night camping at Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland and enjoyed bush walking and building camp fires!
Setting up our camp spot by the late at Tamborine Mountain National Park
View of the hinterland from Rotary Lookout
Bush walking near Witches Falls
Exploring a fallen tree!
Having a wander round Eagle Heights Resort gardens
View from the gardens. We could see the Gold Coast in the distance
Visiting the Botanic Gardens
Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre
Having a drink and keeping warm by our camp fire
At the beginning of November 2013, we arrived on the Gold Coast and spent a few nights in Surfers Paradise
Sitting on the beach, after arriving in Surfers Paradise
Looking up on the high rise buildings lit up at night
The famous Surfers Paradise archway