Sunday, April 26, 2015

Back to Chevron before leaving

It was raining when we travelled back from University Hospital station. Spend the second night at Chevron and it is still raining on the next day.

The living area at Chevron
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View from Chevron on rainy day
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gold Coast University Hospital Station

The tram route is about 13km long running from Gold Coast University Hospital to Broadbeach South station.

Gold Coast University Hospital Station

The tram ready for journey to Broadbeach South station
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Monday, April 20, 2015

G-Link Tram Service

Gold Coast has a very good public transport system. Gold Coast City tram is the most recent addition to its fleet of public transports. Actually it was started operation quite recent - July 20, 2014 (read here).

Gold Coast Tram Coach (G-Link)

Inside the tram
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Some fact about G-Link (source - here)

  • G:Link operates 14 trams, each with a capacity of 309 passengers; 80 seated and 229 standing.
  • The 13-kilometre route has 16 stations located around the city's key landmarks. Stations have real-time journey information and ticket machines.
  • The service runs from 5:00am until midnight during the week and overnight on weekends. It varies in frequency from every 7 minutes during peak-time to every 15 minutes off-peak.
  • The trams can travel up to 70km/h. Their average speed is 23km/h.
  • The trams are powered by electricity taken from overhead lin
  • The 43-metre-long trams are wheelchair accessible and have space for prams and surf boards.

What about Brisbane proposed tram service? why the proposal was shot down ... ( read here)
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Currumbin Souvenir Store

As at any other attraction spot for tourist the place to look before getting out is the souvenir store.

The souvenir store

Some of hot selling items

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Collection Treatment and Research Facility

Besides the many wildlife attractions also exist at Currumbin is the facilities on collection treatment and research. This facilities are providing all sorts of veterinary care as the name suggest.

The collection treatment and research facility (CTR)

Toilet facility for public near the CTR
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Train rides at Currumbin

Currumbin is too big to walk through. So ride the train then.

The train from a far

A more close-up view

The train stop
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Koala at Currumbin

Australia is home to 2K's - Kanggaroos and Koalas. Both become attractions at Currumbin.

Koala at Currumbin

Signage on Koala protection effort by Gold Coast City Council
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Crocodile Wetlands

Another location at Currumbin - the Crocodile Wetlands.

Currumbin Crocodile Wetlands

The croc
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Kangaroos at Currumbin

Kangaroos are belong to Australia. So they are naturally at Currumbin.

Kangaroos at Currumbin

More kangaroos
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

See Currumbin in Map

Currumbin WS is quite big actually. See map to have ideas what are available there.

Location Map

Some guides of interest
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Sunday, April 05, 2015

Currumbin admission ticket

Admission to Currumbin is with entry ticket. The rate is per person basis. We arrived there at about noon. We were there on Thursday and not many people there on weekdays. So there was no people queing for tickets.

Currumbin still in CNY celebration mood

Currumbin's ticket kiosk
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