It’s another new day in Gold Coast and we were headed for Sea World and the Q1 tower today. Took the bus as usual and while waiting for it to come we went on to a photo taking frenzy. That’s what happens when you travel with a group of girls 🙂
We had the flare right behind us so we were experimenting on ways people do selfies. Heré’s the gun under the chin – but Sze Ye was too shy!
Arrived at the Q1 Tower quite quickly! (img cred : sunloverhols)
We paid for a whole day (two separate sessions). Tried using my student card but didn’t realize it had expired. You could choose between the morning session or the evening session – depending on what you’d like to see. Prices don’t vary TOO much – and since we didn’t have anywhere to go for the evening we decided to just buy the packaged ticket so we could come back again after visiting Sea World. Came early in the morning because weather was clear and it was the best time to go up! We were sent up 77/78 floors high and I did NOT regret buying the tickets. It is admittedly one of the most beautiful sceneries I’ve seen from a tall building – you’ll see why in a bit!
What is this!! My jaw literally dropped when I saw it – HOW CAN THE SEA BE SO CLEAN?!
Trying to reenact my own expression
So damn breathtaking!
I took this photo through a glass – but weather was so damn clear and air was clean, this looks like I took it from an open balcony!
The tower had WiFi for guests so we were all hogging onto it to post photos!
After spending about an hour here we headed straight to Sea World! Didn’t know what to expect but I think I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mister Walrus to welcome us!
There was also a place for us to look at penguins from down under (under water level) and also when they’re all resting above at the bay.
I just captioned this as “Little Shark nyam nyam” – then I realised I never saw a shark out in the open like this pfft.
So anyway, little dolphin nyam nyam.
Got into the souvenir shops to get Sze Ye a hat because it was so hot!
Getting friendly with some starfish – we got to touch some gel like species that looked like a pot brush. Felt so weird.
Got in here so Ginny can register herself for her own diving activity. We both didn’t do it. For those who are interested, you probably have to sign up before walking in.
Flowers from Ginny’s camera. I think although I’m not so much of a flower person, I appreciate clean and white flower.
Mr polar beat was up and getting his morning swim
Spent a good 15 minutes just staring at it!
We left at about 5 probably, spent about 3-4 hours in the place. Wanted to grab a bite of the Fish and Chips and Sea World because it’s apparently really good – but we missed it! It was open when we first arrived . I guess its a heads up for those who wants to head thre.
A few hours after that, we headed back to the tower to catch the sunset!We were rushing – and it really felt like we barely made it! Phew. But yes we still got to walk around the platform for about 5 minutes before the sun started setting. There were alot more people during sunset than in the morning, and the worst part is everybody would be cluttered at one side of the 360 platform because that’s where the sun is setting!
I managed to grab a space (lost sight of the other two) so I took so many photos. It’s not the first time witnessing sunset, but looking at it from such a height and with such good view was pretty cool. I don’t need to do this again (my eyes hurt like beejeezuz staring right at it) but it was worth the money I suppose.
The night skyline of Gold Coast T-T Rims of waves in gold – is that why its called Gold Coast? Never ever saw such a beautiful sight- not even the Shanghai Tower could beat this. Lights were just SO clear!
Right after that we got ourselves a platter to eat at the cafe (there’s no time limit – you hang as long as you want). One of the most filling platters I’ve had – I forgot how much this was, but I remember it was well worth the price in Aussie dollars. Perfect to share among 3 girls – or just with another person with a good appetite. Seafood was fresh and chips were filling enough incase the seafood wasn’t enough.
And that wrapped the end of the day!
Hopefully I get to do a wrap up of the trip by the next post!