We left Cairns Monday lunchtime. Was a bit sad saying bye to everyone & felt strange driving out of the city knowing we are not going back. Really got setlled in Cairns & we can say it was the first place we lived together :)
Everything was smooth at the airport, had a hungry jacks (burger king) boarded plane at 2pm & we arrived in Gold Coast by 4pm.
Our apartment was so nice and huge, had a hallway, bedroom with ensuite bathroom, living room & dining room, kitchen, laundry & spa bubble bath room.
It was weird having the whole apartment to ourselves, nice to have some privacy though and we enjoyed having space. It was the most we had spread out in the last months. I was in the bedroom trying to go to sleep & Adam was watching TV in the living room, i felt scared because we were too far away from each other lol.
We visited 3 parks in Gold Coast. Movie world, wet & wild, Sea world.
They were amazing considering we have been to America, was worried they wouldn't be as good. Everything was good, we were picked up from our apartment & taken to the parks each day so we could relax. The apartment was as near as we could get to the parks but it was still about 40 mins on a coach.
I was a chicken @ Movie world & started panicking about going on the rides, i got really scared but i did go on everything. We had a fun time & enjoyed watching the performances.
Wet and wild was the waterpark, we got dropped off at 10am and it felt so much colder than Cairns, we sat on a sunbed with towels wrapped around us thinking we were going to be too cold to go on the slides. By about 11.30 it warmed right up & the sun had broken through the clouds. The first slide we went on you had to sit in a double tube that looked like 2 inflatable sofa chairs joined together. I thought yeah i can do this with Adam so we queued up. When we got to the top of the slide it was high & i got nervous. I wanted to face forwards as you drop and then slide up the other side really high. The lady said i had to go backwards because of the weight so i was instantly more worried. When we slide down i closed my eyes and it made me feel sick because it was so high, Adam made me laugh after he said ' you spoilt it for me cos i had to look at you pulling a stupid face' lol when we looked at the picture we laughed so much cos i looked ridicilious.
After the first slide we did more & i had fun & relaxed lol. Adam went on a slide where you stand up at the top & it counts to 3 then the floor drops from your feet. He had to be weighed before he went on because a section of the slide shoots you up and some people don't make it if they are too light. ( I didn't know this when i was watching in the queue & i saw Adam getting weighed & it made me laugh cos we have been saying we have got chubby & i was thinking Adam don't look that bad why are they weighing him.) Wet and wild was one of the best waterparks we have ever been too because there were lots of differents slides which made it more fun.
Sea world was also loads better than i thought. It was like a sea zoo with rides, monorail & skyrail. Lots of shows & things to do the day went really quick. Got to see Polar Bears & loads of sharks it was amazing.
We also went to surfers paradise on one evening we used the buses because we had free transport with our shuttle we booked. It took about 30 mins to get there so we only did the trip once. It was quite busy like lots of clubs and partying but we liked the beach and had some food on the promenade (as Wayne would say)
Got up this morning & travelled to Brisbane, was so easy just got a taxi to train station & it took 1 hour on train from GC. Our apartment was just accross the road from the station so we planned that well. We walked around Brisbane & had and Indian which was so yummy. Then i went and cancelled my Westpac bank account so everything is sorted. We really like Brisbane, our apartment is like the tallest building in the area & it is luxury. Although we think something is wrong with the people who choose our rooms. We are 23 & 24 years old young and fit. In Gold coast the apartments had 9 floors and we were put on floor G! In Brisbane the apartments have 78 floors and we are on floor 2! its a joke, we want to go up high.
looking forward to tomorrow as we are going to Moreton Island for our snorkel and sandboarding tour.
Only 1 more day in Oz and then off to NZ. feeling sad to be leaving Oz.