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Monday, September 8, 2014

Movie World, Sea World (Gold Coast) and Australia Zoo (Sunshine Coast) trip

Last two weeks, my sister came all the way from Kuala Lumpur to have a week holiday with us! Yeahhhhh... Happy, excited semua ada. Lama weyh tak jumpa, duk video call je lah pun kan. At last, she came to visit us and travel all alone from KL. Salute lah Sya! Lain kali boleh datang lagi. Lone ranger pon apedehal? kikiki..

So, for that trip, I did all the hotels booking and bought the theme parks tix and also Australia Zoo tix. Luckily for that week it was not bad the weather. Because the week before the weather was totally horrific with the rain and everything. Pheww... My sis landed on the 24th August at the Coolangatta airport very early in the morning. We drove down to Gold Coast at 4 a.m in bloody cold morning! Aisy tak mandi pun. hihi.. We reached at the airport around 7.30 a.m and Syasya already stood standing at the arrival, luckily we're not that late. Hahaha..We wanted to go to the hotel but the check-in time is at 2 p.m. So, untuk menghabiskan masa terpaksalah berjalan2 sekitar Tweed Heads and we went to the malls searching for a sim card so Syasya can be 'alive'! hahaha.. And yeah, we went to Harbour Town, Gold Coast for some shopping. Weeeeeeeeee... Memandangkan raya haritu tak bershopping pun, so kali ni kita balas dendam =D.

We stayed at Blue Water Apartment for 3 days and 2 nights and it cost me only $250. Murah kan? Oklah, self-contained apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Ada laundry room semua siap. hiihi 

The Blue Water Apartment and last picture is the view in front of the apartment.

After we had some rest, hana bawak Syasya jalan2 sekitar Surfers Paradise. We had kebab for dinner and went to Hard Rock coz syasya nak carik t-shirt for her friend. Terus tergoda sebab menemankan dia. huhu..

Aisy got her first hard rock t-shirt from here!

budak mucuk jalan2 sekitar pool dekat apartment

Second day, pagi2 pukul 9 a.m kami bertolak ke Movie World. After almost 1 and half year duk Qld baru lah nak pergi theme parks. Kitorg ni tunggu je kalau ada family nak datang baru join sebab kalau pergi 3 orang je sape nak tengokkan aisy kalo naik ride kan? hahaha.. Kebetulan, masa beli tix ada deal buy 3 tickets you got 1 free ticket only for $299. And this was annual VIP pass for Movie World, Sea World and Wet n Wild valid until June 2015. Yeeehaaa..

Movie World entrance

ini lah hakikat kalo bergambar dengan anak kecik

it was 75th anniversary for Batman that week

spooky scooby doo indoor roller coaster

 my sis with the superman ride

we didn't have our lunch here so we just grab some cakes and drinks

aaaarrgghhh teringat dekat Reese peanut buttercup frappe. sedapnya lah!

the hero that day

Around 2.30 pm, we went to Sea World. We grab our lunch here, obviously we had our fish n chips coz we're at Sea World. hahaha..

The cable car that go all the way from front to an end of the sea world. Haritu tak berkesempatan coz kitorang jalan je kaki lagipun nak cepat coz sea world tutup pukul 5pm.

one of the show - seal

aisy suka lah ni. dola dola kata aisy dengan pelat

dolphin show ni seronok!

polar bear in Sea World

The next day, we checked-out and head to Sunshine Coast. So, the fourth day of the trip we stayed in La Promenade, Caloundra. Here, it cost me about $195/night.

the view from the room. Yeah, we had an open living room. hoho.. Aisy je dapat enjoy jacuzzi tu.

Our bed. 2nd bedroom (2 singles bed) was at the entrance door.

kitchen and laundry

La Promenade which had the view of Bribie Island

panorama view from the walk

The fifth day, we went to Australia Zoo. Cakap dengan Sya2 if you came to Oz you should at least meet with the roos and koalas. Kalau tak, tak sah lah trip ke oz. Gitteww.. So, the ticket here cost us $59 + $2 for zoo hospital/person.

Aisy at the entrance. Ohh lupa. This Australia Zoo was the zoo related to the late Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter hero!

us at crocoseum - main attraction

mommy landing dengan kangaroo jinak ni.


asiy and the zebras

aisy feeding the kangaroo and she loves doing it!

we had the chance to pat the koalas. Lembut macam pegang teddy bear.

aisy ni jumpa buaya pun bawak kain busuk dia. iskk..

one of the show.

at the kids zoo where they had all sort of sheeps and piglets. oink oink.. hahaha

Yeah, afterall we had a very good time with my sister. My sister enjoyed her one week stay in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. Alhamdulillah, dapat juga one of my family member datang jenguk kami kat sini. So, who wanna come next to visit us?? 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Road trip to Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour (Plus overall itinerary and budget): Last Part

Entry bertangguh lepas Part 4.

Sepanjang perjalanan balik dari Sydney ke Toowoomba, kami sempat singgah ke beberapa tempat termasuk Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Big Banana and Tweed Heads. Kebanyakan pemandangan bertemakan laut, which i like!

Byron Bay is famous of their lighthouse. From the lighthouse,we spotted few whales which is amazing! I've never seen any before, so we were really excited. If you wish to watch them up close you can also take a whale watch cruise. It will be around $100+ per person. Quite expensive right? Yeah!

the beautiful lighthouse

 the beach

mini me and the sea

Next, kami bermalam di Sapphire Motel, Coffs Harbour untuk satu malam. Nak melepaskan penat driving berterusan jauh-jauh. Per night only cost us $90 for twin room. Lagipun, hubs and Iqbal beria haa nak memancing kat Coffs Harbour ni. Nasib dapat lah jugak ikan which were baby shark and stingray (ikan pari). Dapat lah makan untuk stok 2-3 hari. Kalo kaki pancing macam ni lah! 

Bila sampai kat Forest Sky Pier ni, memang tak terungkap dengan kata-kata kecantikannya. Subhanllah..

budak ni nak berlari2, mommy ni dah lah gayat tempat tinggi. hahaha

Last but not least, singgah big banana beli fridge magnet and souveniers untuk labmates. Kan best kalo kat Malaysia kita appreciate dengan tanaman kita dan buat tempat yang menjadi daya tarikan macam big banana ni haa!

semua yang berunsurkan pisang

Sebelum teruskan ke Toowoomba, dah malam waktu tu kami lalu jgk Tweed Heads. Tweed Heads ni sempadan NSW and QLD. Pic atas ni actually pic minggu lepas kat Danger Point, Tweed Heads. hihi

This is roughly the road trip itinerary and accommodation for 11 days (before we changed the plan to start the trip at 10 am on 3rd Aug 2014). Total cost is approximately AUD3000++ include van rental, petrol, toll, accommodations, foods, entrance fee for all activities and shopping etc! (Cost for 2 adults and 1 child). Alhamdulillah, ada rezeki berkat bersusah-payah kumpul duit sebulan dengan kerja kebunnya. Dapat lah haaa merasa. hihi..

That is it, a wrap! Phewwwwww... Panjang betul haaa. Taubat nak berpart-part lagi ko.