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Day 10 – Gold Coast

Posted on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Dave!After finally making it to my flight out of Cairns, I landed in Brisbane two hours later. From there it was a 35 minute ride to my hotel, followed by another hour and 10 minutes on a train, followed by yet another 30 minutes on a bus... before I finally made it to the Gold Coast and the Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise.

The Gold Coast has a feel very much like Miami Beach, with loads of high-priced properties and plenty of beachfront. When I arrived, the weather was flawless, with blue skies and warm sunshine tempered by a slight breeze...

Hard Rock Surfers Paradise Guitar

The cafe itself is a beautiful older property with loads of cool memorabilia to look at...

Hard Rock Surfers Paradise Interior

Hard Rock Surfers Paradise Interior

Hard Rock Surfers Paradise Grateful Dead Shrine

Hard Rock Surfers Paradise Beatles Shrine

Hard Rock Surfers Paradise Exterior

After having lunch and looking around the cafe for a while, I headed to the beach only to find that the clouds had started moving in...

Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise Beach

Surfers Paradise Sign

By the time I had wandered around for a while and made it back to the Hard Rock, the weather had taken a drastic turn...

Hard Rock Surfers Paradise under Dark Clouds

That's quite a difference considering it happened in under four hours!

Luckily, the skies were clear once again when I made it back to Brisbane.

And now that Hard Rock #139 is out of the way for me, I suppose I'd better see about unpacking my suitcase.

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  1. Love the Surfer’s Paradise pic and the boards in the Cafe! And I’m loving the daily recaps, Dave. I’ve never been to Australia, so this has been a treat.

  2. martymankins says:

    Awesome photos and congrats on #139 of HRC. Will there be a visit to #140 on this trip?

    That Surfers Paradise sign is pretty cool looking.

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