A couple of weeks back the Herald On Sunday published hands down the least flattering photo of me ever seen in a newspaper, but it’s OK. I was lamely trying to adjust my goggles while indoor skydiving on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. In the process I looked like a puffed-up blimp with the wobbly cheeks of a dog out a car window. And despite what you see, this really was so much fun.
You can read about this plus some of the other adventuresome things to do on the Gold Coast (beyond the world class surfing) in the Herald On Sunday article. I was lucky enough to be sent over for three days of bush walks, zip-lining, jet-skiing and the mentioned indoor skydiving. And aside from all the action and adrenaline, I saw a side of the Gold Coast that may not be so well known by the thousands of Kiwis who holiday there every year: the high end cuisine and the emergence of ultra hip craft breweries and a distillery drowning in international awards.
Click here to link to my Herald On Sunday article and keep an eye out for a further Herald On Sunday feature focusing on the culinary aspect of the GC as well as a piece on why the QT Hotel where I stayed is so distinctive.
Enjoy the photos – my Gold Coast top 50 – and thanks again to the following:
- iFly Indoor Skydiving
- Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
- Treetop Challenge
- Jet Ski Safaris
- Tamborine Mountain Distillery
- QT Hotel Gold Coast