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Friday, 19 September 2014

Spring into Queensland with a raft of sporting events

New thrill ride and slide for Dream world

Head spins are bound to happen when Dreamworld's newest thrill ride, Tail Spin, opens this September and adds one more white-knuckle ride to the lineup of what is now Dreamworld's Big 9 Thrill Rides.



A first of its kind in Australia, Tail Spin is made up of 12 mini rider-operated aeroplanes that not only hurl thrill seekers 22 metres into the sky, but also allow riders to customise their own manoeuvres and control the speed of each plane's 360-degree spin. Manoeuvres range from gentle rocking to intense spirals that push the boundaries of adventure.

Dreamworld's sister park, WhiteWater World, will also unveil the Triple Vortex water slide these school holidays. The 145-metre tube winds riders through dark serpentine tunnels and comes with a maximum drench factor of five, as rated by operators. Adrenaline chasers can slide through the three funnels on a two person raft to enjoy the rush together.

Both attractions are set to open on 20 September 2014 on the Gold Coast.

Further information:
Rates: Unlimited World Pass tickets are available online at $79.99 per child (3-13 years old/under 3 enter free) and $99.99 per adult.
W: www.dreamworld.com.au



Village Roadshow launches little adventures

Village Roadshow Theme Parks on the Gold Coast have downsized some of their most popular attractions with the single aim of upsizing fun for little ones.

Wet'n'Wild Junior, a miniature water adventure that replicates some of the celebrated slides from the original Wet'n'Wild water park features a pint-sized recreation of the Tornado and the Aqua Races as well as a junior version of a multi-level interactive play area with eight slides and a giant tipping bucket.

Meanwhile Warner Bros. Movie World is set to open Junior Driving School, a multi-million dollar pocket-sized driving attraction that targets young families. The all-new super-fun driving course teaches children about driving and seatbelt safety while they motor down an impression of Main Street in their own mini electric car. After successfully completing driver training, mini motorists earn a Movie World Junior Driving School Souvenir license, even before their P-plates.

Both attractions are set to open in September 2014 on the Gold Coast.

Further information:
Rates: VIP Magic Pass is $99.99 for children (three years and above) and adults, with unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild until 30 June 2015.
W: www.themeparks.com.au



Turtle Beach splashtacular new waterpark

Turtle Beach Resort on the Gold Coast has launched a $1 million kids waterpark called Splash Zone. Standing seven metres tall, the structure features water slides, water cannons, interactive play structures, and a 'Big Bucket' that drenches water over swimmers below.

The waterpark is exclusively for Turtle Beach Resort guests, and children from three to 14 years of age can enjoy splashing it out this spring.

Further information:
Rates: A 2-bedroom apartment with a minimum of three nights stay, starts at $229 per night inclusive of a complimentary Club Turtle kids club session per child (4- 12 years old). Apartments accommodate two adults and two children.
W: www.turtlebeach.com.au



Million-dollar makeover for Brisbane's Streets Beach

Australia's only inner-city man-made beach, located in South Bank, recently re-opened to the public following a $1.72 million facelift designed to improve safety and accessibility. The popular destination is now equipped with new paving, decking, seating, umbrellas, fresh landscaping and new children's play equipment.

Lifeguards patrol the beach daily from 7am to 5pm.

Further information:
W: www.visitbrisbane.com.au



Airlie Beach One Stinninh Ocean View

Nestled midway between Airlie Beach and Abell Point Marina, the brand new One Ocean View holiday home offers four luxurious suites to match its commanding views over the Whitsunday Passage and the Coral Sea.

Ideal for families with young adults, a group of friends, or independently travelling couples, One Ocean View is set on 2,000 square metres of land and comes with floor-to-ceiling oversized glass windows, a 20 metre wet-edge pool, an outdoor dining area and a private cinema. Guests can self cater, stroll down to the local restaurants or enjoy gourmet dinners prepared onsite by the owners using fresh, local produce.

Further information:
Rates: Each of the four suites can accommodate up to two guests and rates start from $350 per night. Prices include a poolside breakfast with fresh fruit platters, hot breakfast, and tea and coffee.

W: www.oneoceanview.com.au



Whitsundays new chauffeur service

Nestled midway between Airlie Beach and Abell Point Marina, the brand new One Ocean View holiday home offers four luxurious suites to match its commanding views over the Whitsunday Passage and the Coral Sea.

Ideal for families with young adults, a group of friends, or independently travelling couples, One Ocean View is set on 2,000 square metres of land and comes with floor-to-ceiling oversized glass windows, a 20 metre wet-edge pool, an outdoor dining area and a private cinema. Guests can self cater, stroll down to the local restaurants or enjoy gourmet dinners prepared onsite by the owners using fresh, local produce.

Further information:
Rates: Each of the four suites can accommodate up to two guests and rates start from $350 per night. Prices include a poolside breakfast with fresh fruit platters, hot breakfast, and tea and coffee.

W: www.oneoceanview.com.au



I spy with my little eye, a new semi-submersible

Delaware North Australia Parks & Resorts, operators of Heron Island, recently launched a semi-submersible called the I-SPY, allowing resort guests to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef through underwater windows without getting wet.

During the one hour reef adventure, a fully-trained tour-guide provides informative commentary while visitors view marine creatures like the Green and Loggerhead turtles, manta rays, sea cucumbers and sea urchins.

Further information:
Rates: $50 per adult and $35 per child for a one-hour guided tour. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult
W: www.heronisland.com



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