The Gold Coast is the perfect holiday destination this Easter


The Gold Coast is the perfect holiday destination this Easter
10 THINGS TO DO AT THE GOLD COAST THIS EASTER

The Gold Coast is the perfect holiday destination this Easter

For many Australians, a trip to the Gold Coast evokes childhood memories of theme parks, beaches and bikini clad meter maids but the Gold Coast has evolved into a place where you can have fun all year 'round. Here are 10 things you can do at the Gold Coast this Easter:

1. Go to the races

The Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions is the hottest race day on the East Coast this Easter. Held at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Monday 24th March, this race day attracts punters from all over the world. For further information, please visit www.magicmillions.com.au/carnival_events.html

2. Buy a horse

The Magic Millions Yearling Sales attract the best bloodstock yearlings from around the world, with some buyers spending upwards of $1 million dollar per horse. If you love horses, get along and view the 'Million Dollar Babies' at the Magic Millions Complex on Monday 24th March. For further information, please visit http://www.magicmillions.com.au


3. Meet an international celebrity

There will be a high profile starlet in town as the official face of the Magic Millions. She will be appearing at various locations around the Gold Coast, including the Children's Hospital and SeaWorld, and will be the celebrity bid spotter at the opening night of the Magic Millions sales.

4. Check out the RM Williams Outback Spectacular

A dinner show with a difference, the RM Williams Outback Spectacular is set in an enclosed arena and incorporates a performance with up to 40 horses, skilled stockmen and women and other favourite Australian animals, as well as a delicious three-course meal featuring Aussie favourites such as damper and pavlova. For further information, please visit http://outbackspectacular.myfun.com.au/

5. Race a go kart

Unleash your inner hoon and race a go kart at Le Mans Go Kart Track.For further information, please visit http://www.lemanskartracing.com/

6. Go sea kayaking

Work off some of your Easter eggs by going sea kayaking. For further information, please visit http://www.kayakingaustralia.com.au

7. Learn to surf

Have you always wanted to paddle out the back and ride the waves? If so, book in for surf school this Easter. For further information, please visit www.getwetsurf.com

8. Eat at Gourmet Traveller Magazine's Best Regional Restaurant - 2007

If you love good food then a meal at Absynthe is a must on your Gold Coast itinerary. Awarded Gourmet Traveller Magazine's Best Regional Restaurant in 2007, Chef Meyjitte Boughenout has won a cache of other awards in both Australia and overseas. For further information, please visit www.absynthe.com.au

9. Go on a trail ride

If all the horses at Magic Millions have inspired you to go riding, why not check out the trail riding options at Mount Tambourine. For further information, please visit www.horseridingqld.com

10. Meet a Bengal tiger

Meet a family of rare Bengal Tigers at Dreamworld's newest attraction, Tiger Island. www.dreamworld.com.au



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