Magic Millions: Things to do on the Gold Coast
If you are going to the Magic Millions here are a few things to do between the sales and the races.
Wed 10 January 10am – Book 1 Lots 1 to 252
Thu 11 January 10am – Book 1 Lots 253 to 504
Fri 12 January 10am – Book 1 Lots 505 to 756
Sat 13 January 6pm – Book 1 Lots 757 to 853
Sun 14 January 11am – Book 2 Lots 854 to 1062
Tue 16 January 11am – Book 3 Lots 1063 to 1108
Magic Millions Gold Coast Raceday
Saturday 13 January 2018 – Gold Coast Turf Club
If you are buying at the sale and need help picking or buying horses contact Knightsbridge.
If you need a day off from the excitement we suggest you head to one of these places.
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is a one and a half kilometre rainforest walking experience which inlcudes the Skywalk Bridge (steel-structured), the 40 metre Skywalk Cantilever (steel-structured) and the Cedar Creek Viewing Platform, joined by a winding pathway along the canopy floor.
Accessible directly from the Eco centre, the walk showcases the pristine beauty of the lush rainforest in a safe and exciting way. The whole experience takes approxiamately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace and begins and ends at the main centre. The main centre includes, the Eco Centre, bus parking, gift shop, cafe and toilets.
Located in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, the Skywalk is 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise and 60 minutes from Brisbane International Airport.
O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk
O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk allows you to walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees covered by vines whilst you explore the epiphytic orchids and ferns surrounded by the many birds and animals that inhabit the tree tops.
The Tree Top Walk, was the first of its kind in Australia, is 180 metres in length and is made up of nine suspension bridges, with much of the walkway being 15 metres above the ground. Profiles depicting the rainforest flora close by have been placed along the walkway to assist visitors in identifying the plants in the immediate vicinity. Two observation decks have been constructed in a Strangler Fig above the walk way, the highest one being 30 metres (approximately 110 feet) above the ground.
The Tree Top Walk is a unique and innovative structure that gives visitors what can only be described as an exhilarating experience – a chance to observe life in the rainforest canopy at close range for the first time in their lives.
Free of charge and there is no age or height restrictions for this activity. However, parental guidance of young children during the climbing aspect of the activity is recommended.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Pacific Fair is the Gold Coast’s shopping and dining destination, offering an expansive collection of luxury, iconic global brands and leading Australian retailers. With over 400 stores, Pacific Fair offers a captivating blend of the world’s best brands, all set amongst tropical landscapes and a unique outdoor ambience.
Shop one of Australia’s largest collections of luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Tiffany and Co., and global mega brands like H&M, Sephora, UNIQLO and Zara.
Dine ’til late with over 20 casual and fine–dining restaurants in The Resort, The Patio and The Boulevard. The Arcade Food Court offers an array of fast food options.
A complimentary first–class Visitor Lounge offering coach set down and parking, free wi-fi and a prayer room is available for all visitors to enjoy. Luggage storage lockers and shower amenities are also available for a small fee.
The Visitor Privileges Pass provides exclusive retailer offers and is available for collection from the Visitor Lounge or Concierge desks in-centre.
A free shopping shuttle service operates daily with centrally located stops at Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach.
Pacific Fair is open seven days a week and just a short walk from Broadbeach South G: Link station.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is More Australian, More Natural, More Fun!
Amazing Australian wildlife, you can cuddle a koala; feed a friendly kangaroo, experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free-flight bird show and Australiana sheep shearing. Witness Aboriginal presenters perform didgeridoo and dancers shows, test your physical ability on the TreeTops Challenge High Ropes Course, an exhilarating 80 challenge canopy ropes course, let the kids loose on Wild Island, the fun-filled outdoor adventure playground and see the wonderful vets in action within the Wildlife Hospital precinct.
There is nothing like holding a koala and feeding the kangaroos at the Gold Coast’s first and most loved major tourist attraction!
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves are located at Cedar Creek Estate. Come underground on a journey through the spectacular purpose-built Glow Worm cave!
The cave consist of two large chambers interlinked by tunnels. The first chamber is the “presentation cave”, where you will be shown an audiovisual display on glow-worms. This chamber is complete with very realistic formations (speleothems), such as stalagmites and stalactites, water features and flow stone. From this stunning cave, you will be guided through the magical “glow-worm alley”, filled with thousands of glowing glow-worms guaranteed! The experience is one you have to see to believe!
Glow Worm Tours operate every half hour between 10am until 4pm daily and bookings are recommended for large group tours. The only days we are closed are Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
Harbour Town is Australia’s largest Outlet Shopping Centre with over 240 stores including brand direct outlet and clearance stores offering up to 70 per cent off the original retail price on Outlet stock, as well as specialty retailers, alfresco dining, entertainment and services.
The Centre has completed a AUD20 million expansion in May 2016 including an additional mall featuring 25 new Outlet fashion brands, with significant Centre upgrades and a refreshed alfresco dining precinct to follow.
Visitors to the Gold Coast can catch the free Outlet Shopping Shuttle to Harbour Town 7 days-a-week and receive free services and facilities at the Tourism Lounge, a free Tourist Discount Card, and access to a wide-range of big-name international brands such as Coach, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Nike, and iconic Australian labels UGG, Oroton and more!
Harbour Town is ideal for international and group visitation with coach parking and a multi-lingual customer service team at the Tourism Lounge, currency exchange, a prayer room and halal dining options.
Conveniently located between beautiful beaches and popular theme parks, Harbour Town is just 15 minutes north of Surfers Paradise.
Australia’s Sea World
Delve below the surface and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure at Sea World.
Join them for an educational adventure in the amazing new dolphin presentation, Their World of the Dolphin or chill out in the shade while the kids cool down in Sea World’s newest splash pad attraction, The Reef at Castaway Bay. Don’t forget to stop by and meet Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol and catch their new show, PAW Patrol On Holiday at the Nickelodeon Stage.
Make friends with the magnificent marine life, from dolphins to seals, Polar bears, penguins and more. Sea World’s newest family member, Mishka is out and about exploring her new home at Polar Bear Pre-School and is ready to meet you! Mishka is growing fast and is full of energy and adventure. Watch her swim, play and interact with mum, Liya at Sea World. Learn and laugh as you watch the new and educational Seal Guardians presentation.
If you prefer a thrill, jump on the Jet Rescue ride and speed around the track your very own jet ski or take on the awesome Storm Coaster.
Sea World offers a full day of family fun and learning.
The Star (previously Jupiters Hotel and Casino)
Indulge in five star luxury and live it up with first-class entertainment, a wide range of restaurants and bars and the never ending excitement of a 24-hour casino combined with the world-class facilities of an international hotel.
Experience the first stage of The Stars’ AUD345 million transformation with a brand new poolside experience and two new vibrant restaurants and bars. Try the award-winning Chase Kojima’s cutting edge Japanese cuisine at Kiyomi or celebrate the joy of sharing with friends and family at Cucina Vivo.
Valet parking is available at an additional cost.
Challenge Your Senses and Ignite Your Imagination. A fun,unique and mind blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder. It’s a dreamlike, interactive fun house of the future!
Laugh and scream in an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and amazing, spectacular illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity. It’s an exciting, hilarious, interactive experience with unforgettable impact! It’s fun for all ages over eight, good family entertainment and a great group or team building activity.
The Infinity experience involves a broad range of emotions in each of its many different worlds such as: Inter-Dimensional Space – Leap into bizarre and intriguing depths, The Cyclotron – Propel yourself through a powerful time warp, Electron Maze – Discover awesome beauty, The Mystery Zone – Unleash your imagination and expect the unexpected, Laser Zone – Dodge the infinite light beams, The Infinite Light Canyon – Cross the bridge over the bottomless chasm, Infinite Recession – Find the infinite escape.
The Fun Never Ends at Infinity – Take the Trip!
Located right in the centre of Surfers Paradise. G-Link tram stop: Cavill Avenue. Two hours free parking.
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