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  •   Gold Coast - Untourist Attractions


•   Springbrook Observatory
Springbrook lies behind the Gold Coast in the hinterland. It’s a great place for a day out, and what better way to finish than with a trip to the Observatory. View the stars and planets, weather permitting. Entry is free for children although adult donations are encouraged.

•   Beenleigh Historical Village
Beenleigh lies to the north of the Gold Coast. The Historical Village boasts more than twenty of the area’s oldest buildings including public buildings and period houses.

•   Yatala Pies
For some of the best pies on the Gold Coast, head to Yatala Pies, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast beside the Pacific Motorway. They have a vast selection of sweet and savoury pies. Yum!

•   Fishing
Fishing is one of the Gold Coast`s favourite pastimes, with a host of platforms and fishing spots for both the serious and recreational angler. Drop in a line and join in!

•   River Mill
The River Mill near Nerang is Australia`s first arrowroot mill, built in 1910. Today it is a museum, centred around the preserved milling machinery. There is a cafe and an animal park where children can feed the animals.

•   Crystal Creek Miniatures
Crystal Creek Miniatures and Palmdale Stud is home to more than 100 miniature animals, including ponies, cows and donkeys – not forgetting the miniature dog family of Chihuahuas! Take a tractor train ride to see and pat the animals and enjoy a meal on the wide homestead verandahs.

•   Madura Tea
Enjoy a visit to Madura Tea in the Tweed Valley, Australia’s leading specialist tea grower. Take a tour and learn about tea growing and harvesting.

•   Wineries
Although not renowned widely as a wine growing region, there are a number of wineries in the Gold Coast region that are well worth a visit for tastings and cellar door sales.

•   Tweed River Art Gallery
Visitors to Tweed River Art Gallery will find an exciting purpose-built gallery space, with artworks from the gallery`s collection as well as exhibitions of local, national and overseas art and craft.

•   Beaudesert Historical Museum
Beaudesert Historical Museum will take you back to the pioneer days of the Gold Coast hinterland, with its Pioneer Cottage, farm implements and horse-drawn vehicles, including the carriage used by the Duchess of York during her visit in 1927. Entry is free.



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