Gold Coast Australia: Paradise Country (Last Day)

Hai Ho Peeps!

At looong last! My last entry for Aussie.. *woot woot* hehe... 5 days holiday in Gold Coast was really a short one. Should have stayed much longer here. Well, won't make the same mistake in the future. I would like to think if we had taken a week to be with the family, it could be so much more enjoyable. Weather in October is nice, almost similar here in Malaysia aside from the fact that the wind is much much cooler. 

Ok, enough with the weather! The night before, I had completely packed our luggage and readily stored it in my parents apartment (they had requested late check out). Then, we went to the reception and checked out of our apartment. 

Paradise country is super close to Movie World and Wet and Wild. We were a bit confused when we reached there as the signboard was a tad smaller than the other theme parks. But, no worries, we reached there just in time for the morning farm tour *alhamdullilah*.

Place: Paradise Country
Entrance: AUD 40 (adults) and AUD 25 (kids) with BBQ lunch (HALAL)
Halal Dining: BBQ lunch is HALAL
Photo Souvenirs: None Taken 

Be prepared to walk (a lot)
We arrived at the car park and had to walk a distance to the main entrance.

At the entrance of the Park

Farissa with her expression "sad for the old worn carriage"

We are ready to continue walking.
Boy was she bursting with energy.
There is a lot of greenery here and it is really kind of refreshing.

This is our first stop, to feed baby animals

Giving a kid some baby formula

Ruzain, really enjoying the sight of baby animals. Awwwww cute.

 There are quite a number of animals here.
All tame and can be petted.
You are also allowed to feed these animals as well.
They will stacked some hays for visitors to try and feed these animals.
Which can be lots of fun (if you like animals).

Baaaa... Let's eat and eat!

The kids seems to enjoy the experience so much

The first farm tour we watched was the Billie Tea and Stock Horse Arena.
This is definitely a show for adults.
They had a demonstration on how to make Billie Tea and some Damper.
I was quite surprise on how delicious it all tasted.
But poor Farissa, none was left for her as she was super busy chasing  chicken at that time.

My excited face.

Some Billie Tea are boiling.

The show arena.

This guy was one of the volunteer who'd came up and try to swing some tea. :)

My Bob enjoying a piece of the damper! Really2 good.

Next comes the Stock Horse demo.
The good old way (on a horse) vs a motor vehicle which one is better for farming.
Guess who won?!

Display some old carriages

Farissa said "Why is the Cinderella carriage is here?"

Old vintage cars. Super classic.
Mr. Bob wanted to see the demo of sheep rounding.
So we are there for the demonstration.
Most of the visitors are already at the arena. 
We had to sit almost at end. Shaded area please.
The sun was blazing hot!

Little Bo Peep, I think one of your sheep is here!

A little super star! Tired after the demonstration.

Ruzain started to become a bit agitated from boredom.
Mr. Bob had to bring him aside for some exploration which he most enjoyed.

Farissa wanted to try and milk the cow

Smile Farissa!
We hated the thought of rushing and pushing for food during lunch time
So, we opt to sit out the sheep shearing show.
Anyway, I had watched it before and Mr. Bob does not mind missing it.
We went straight to the cafeteria to get our BBQ buffet but they did not serve it till 12 noon.
We had to patiently wait. 

Yeay! At long last we are able to claims our vouchers, sit down and had a quiet meal with the kids.
The meal was scrumptious. Mr. Bob and I had fish while Farissa had her chicken and potatoes.

Fish and potatoes

BBQ Chicken with rice

Our tummies are filled and now we got the opportunity to feed some kangaroos!
They were much to lazy to get up during the hot day.
So, we had to come up and offer food in front of their faces.

Ruzain is trying to feed it too

Really soft. Farissa being a good Samaritan as she is trying to feed all the kangaroos there!

Mama and Farissa in action!

Ok folks! This is our last adventure in Oz.
It was totally enjoyable and fun!
Alhamdullilah and we prayed we are able to go there again someday.

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Iela Fazielah said…
seronoknyer.... dpt pegang n bg mkn sendiri kanggaru...
mula2 cuak nak bagi makan.. muahaha
Jen Nee said…

I came across your blog when looking for information about Gold Coast.

Your kids are very cute.

May I know what is your opinion between Currumbin Wild Life & Paradise Farm?

Thank you

Jen Nee
Hi Jen Nee,

Thanks for writing in. I tried to find your email but couldn't so I would just leave my comments here. Currumbin wildlife is more of a zoo type and paradise farm is a small country farm. Both of this parks have plenty of interaction with Aussie animals. You can pet them and feed them.

If you have smaller children, Paradise Farm would definitely be a good choice. It is compact but still plenty to do. If you have older kids, I think they would enjoy Currumbin wildlife better, plus there is a train ride. Either way both are good for a day our with the family. You couldn't choose wrongly.