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Dreamworld Corroboree’ – A New World Opening in December
Dreamworld is pleased to announce the introduction of Dreamworld Corroboree, a new world launching this December. In July last year, Dreamworld was successfully awarded an Australian Government grant to work with community locals to build an Indigenous tourism experience. Dreamworld Corroboree will be an interactive walk-through experience celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, wildlife and stories. The new world will fully immerse guests into Australia’s Indigenous world with an interactive presentation featuring live performance mixed with a short-film, “Creation of the Gold Coast” – the local Yugambeh people’s story. Guests are also invited to personally engage with Indigenous people at Dreamworld and experience their culture through activities including dot painting, fire-making, live didgeridoo playing, animal talks and demonstrations on spear throwing.

King Tutt’s Putt Putt Now Open at Carrara Markets
One of the biggest weekend marketplaces in Australia, Carrara Markets, has opened a brand new attraction, King Tutt’s Putt Putt. This brand new venue has an outdoor course that takes guests through the Ancient ruins of Asia and also features an indoor course filled with animated dinosaurs, swashbuckling pirates and medieval dragons. King Tutt’s Putt Putt at Carrara Markets is open 7 days a week.

Party, Movies, Cars and the Beach Star in Super-Hot Superfest
V8 Superfest, the month-long festival which will light up the famous holiday destination in the lead up to the Armor All Gold Coast 600, is shaping up as a celebration for all ages and interests criss-crossing the region. More than 25 events will spread the length of the coast in celebration and preparation for the City’s largest annual event. A series of ‘pop-up’ concerts across the length of the coast, a V8 Superkart Derby at Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Rockers GC600 Hop at Runaway Bay, an opera event at Palm Beach, moonlight movies on Surfers are amongst the new events joining the V8 Superfest Gold Coast Parade through Surfers Paradise, Race of the Stars karting event and the Jim Beam Sand Jam powered by Sea FM.

Big Brother House for Hire
As the official Home of Big Brother, Dreamworld are pleased to offer the Big Brother house as a unique party destination for your next corporate event, Christmas party or special function. The house is available for private hire from November 14 and for a special one-off Christmas party like no other on Saturday 30 November. Experience the house just like the Big Brother Housemates with an exclusive House for Hire package. Enjoy service by wait staff and your very own in-house chef, recline on the couches, confess in the diary room, or gather in the kitchen to reminisce on your favourite Big Brother moments. House for Hire guests also receive an intimate Camera Run Tour, Big Brother Games and Challenges, Big Brother Voice Over, a Special Intruder and a DJ to keep the party going. Upgrade options include Housemate Appearances, a Social Photographer and enhanced Food & Beverage options.

Sea World’s Baby Polar Bear makes his Public Debut
Sea World’s baby Polar Bear ‘Henry’ is delighting crowds with his playful and inquisitive nature as he explores the brand new exhibit, Polar Pre-School. Sea World’s Director of Marine Sciences Trevor Long said that this is a huge milestone not only for Sea World, but for Polar Bears in the wild. “I think everyone will fall in love with this gorgeous little bear and that’s a great situation for all Polar Bears as he will help to raise awareness and to create empathy for this vulnerable species. “It was so wonderful to watch him the very first time he entered Polar Pre-School. His mum Liya stood at the entry to the area, not sure whether to go in or not, but little Henry was off like a shot, climbing on the rocks, digging in the ice and pulling leaves off the trees. “With some encouragement from mum, he also took his first big swim which was such a tender moment. Liya actually used her head and paws to make sure he was okay and even gave him a big cuddle in the pool. “There has been so much anticipation from Sea World guests and all of the staff for this moment and I can’t wait to see the faces of our guests as they see this little cub for the first time.” The $1.5M extension to Polar Bear Shores, Polar Pre-School, allows for Liya and the cub as well as the twin male bears Hudson and Nelson to be viewed by the public at the same time.

Paradise Resort Wins Holidays with Kids Magazine’s “Best Family Resort”
For the third year in a row (and five years out of six) the readers of Holidays with Kids Magazine’s (HWK) have voted Paradise Resort the best in Australia, in the 4 star and under category. The win was announced in the Spring issue of the magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Survey. The Magazine acknowledged the Resort for its ‘…fantastic facilities’ including the new ice-skating rink, giant Z4K Waterpark and Zone 4 Kid’s Club and the fact that ‘…children will never run out of things to do.’ Since purchasing the property in 2010 the Zagame family have already invested over $5million on facilities including the entire transformation of the pool area to include two new waterparks, swimming pool and two spas, a new cafĂ© and bar, mini-mart, cardio gym, adventure playground, games room, enhancements to our activities and entertainment program including new characters and stage shows, the renovation of 16 King Bunkhouse rooms our brand new ice-skating rink – Planet Chill and more recently the unveiling of 100 newly renovated Superior Rooms.

The Reveal – Picture Yourself in Our New Cultural Precinct
Gold Coast residents are invited to view the vision for the new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct at a dynamic three-week exhibition titled The Reveal. Seventy five teams entered an international competition to design a landmark cultural precinct for the 2018 Commonwealth Games host city. Three multi-disciplinary teams – ARM Architecture, CRAB_VOGT_DBI and Nikken Sekkei – were invited to progress to a 12-week intensive design phase. Now the final proposals are in and the winner will be featured at The Reveal exhibition. THE REVEAL: Designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, will convey the teams’ visions through models, drawings and animations. Designs will include a New Arts Museum, a Living Arts Centre and a landscaped Artscape which will become our natural civic gardens, as well as a green bridge to Chevron Island.

Sunrise Yoga at SkyPoint
With summer fast approaching, SkyPoint is inviting guests to treat their mind, body and soul to a morning of yoga with friends at the highest point on the Gold Coast. A professional instructor from Goodlife Health Clubs will be instructing the class all from the amazing surrounds of Level 78 of the Q1 Tower. The classes will take place on Tuesday 8 October, Tuesday 12 November and Tuesday 10 December from 6.30am – 7.30am. Packages start from just $21 for yoga only, $30 for yoga and the continental buffet and $35 for yoga and la carte breakfast. Tickets can be purchased on the SkyPoint website. Numbers to this event are limited and package prices are per class only.

Deck the Haute Halls at Palazzo Versace this Christmas
Palazzo Versace will be spreading the holiday cheer this festive season with a series of fabulous events to celebrate Christmas. All of the five star hotel’s stylish restaurants, Vanitas, Vie Bar + Restaurant and Il Barocco will host a range of fabulous Christmas events, whilst the grand Medusa Ballroom will be transformed into a winter wonderland for people of all ages to get swept up in the spirit of a designer Christmas. Palazzo Versace’s Christmas Eve, Christmas lunch and Christmas dinner events offer delectable menus showcasing Queensland’s freshest local produce, engaging live entertainment, Christmas gifts for children and even a visit from Santa.

The Best Seat in the House is on the Beach
Presented by Opera Australia, Opera on the Beach is a world premiere outdoor opera spectacular that will see Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale, The Magic Flute, performed under the stars on the rolling shores of Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta. There are three performances being presented on Greenmount Beach: Friday May 9, Saturday May 10 and Sunday May 11 (which is also Mother’s Day). Full adult ticket prices start from just $39 and range up to $79 for premium seating (all ticket prices include booking fees). Premium tickets include exclusive access to a premium bar and performance seating on a comfy beach chair. Opera on the Beach will be a stunning event simply not to be missed.

Q1 Resort Places in Holidays for Kids Magazine’s Top 10 Resorts
Q1 Resort & Spa has been awarded a place in Holidays with Kids Magazine’s Top Ten Resorts of 2013. Under new management since January 2012, Q1 Resort & Spa has focused attention on building a reputation as a family friendly accommodation leader within the official AAA rated 4.5 star destination resort category. Holidays with Kids Magazine, Australia’s leading family travel and lifestyle magazine and website, surveyed over 4,500 readers culminating in awards for 80 properties worldwide. Q1 Resort & Spa placed in the ‘Australia: Over Four Stars’ category, rubbing shoulders with family destinations such as Hayman Resort and Daydream Island Resort & Spa.

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