NRL Pan Pacific Master Games March 2 to 5th
Whether you’re bowling down the opposition in a bid for a try in the NRL Masters, or chasing the thrills at Australia’s best theme parks, there’s no better place to stay than the Gold Coast this March Easter Holidays.
And, If you’re looking for the best spot to kick back on the coast, why not check out The Grand Apartments at Labrador?
It’s just a short drive from the rugby league Masters carnival, held from March 2 to 5, and it’s located in the midst of all the action our gorgeous region has to offer, including exceptional wining and dining, beautiful beaches and four of the nation’s most popular theme parks – Dreamworld, Movie World, Seaworld and Wet n Wild Water Park.
Easter holiday entertainment
Whether you’ve got the family in tow, you’re flying solo or chasing adventures with your best buddy, the Gold Coast has you covered.
Maybe you’re up for a spot of shopping while you’re staying locally?
The Gold Coast has a massive range of boutique stores, shopping centres and factory outlets within a relatively short drive of one another, stretching from the cruisy beachside shopfronts at Coolangatta in the south to the bargain’s at Biggera Waters’ Harbour Town in the north and the upmarket charm of Robina Town Centre, right in the middle of the shopping equation at Robina.
Offering a completely different experience to the metro madness of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Gold Coast’s laid back attitude is readily apparent when out and about, and makes for positive, relaxed and enjoyable shopping experiences.
If thrill-seeking is more you’re thing though, or you’re looking to wear the kids out, the number of theme parks on the coast makes picking just one a tough (but decidedly welcome) choice.
Dreamworld offers a more ‘traditional’ theme park experience, complete with some truly breathtaking rides, such as the Tower of Terror (aptly named) and more attractive options for the kids, like the much-loved Escape From Madagascar ride. The park also features nature experiences and a water park.
Meanwhile, Sea World is the place to be for those mad about the ocean, and its vastly diverse inhabitants.
The marine animal park, which undertakes a great deal of conservation work in the region, includes water-based rides, an array of animal attractions, such as seal, dolphins, polar bears and whales and curious exhibits such as the Seabird Rehab and Ray Reef.
For the budding marine biologist, it’s pretty much the perfect day out.
Movie World and Dreamworld share much of their DNA in first-class rides and attractions for young and old, but the Warner Bros studio tends to heap up a serving of pop culture with your ride-induced tremors.
Movie World’s rides include the Arkham Asylum Batman ride, the Green Lantern Coaster, Superman Escape and many more, alongside the long-running stunt show and a nice selection of childrens rides.
For the movie buff, it’s one park you don’t want to miss.
But If you’re looking to cool down during your Gold Coast stay, Wet n Wild offers the perfect solution.
The park includes move than 16 rides and attractions, including giant slides, a wave pool, kids water playground, a chilled out beach area and even a pitch-black super slide, sure to get the heart racing.
Wet n Wild is staffed by a contingent of lifeguards and offers a safe experience, sure to keep the kids (and you!) occupied for a day or more.
While staying in the region in March you can also enjoy an extensive range of surfing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, jetskiing and other waterborne experiences, suiting kids and adults alike.
Combine our world-renown beaches, celebrated dining and leisure venues and our famous laid-back atmosphere, and you won’t find a more appealing holiday location than the Gold Coast, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, family escape or solo stay.
If you’re visiting the region for the 2016 Runaway Bay NRL Masters, The Grand Apartments is located just 10 minutes drive from the Runaway Bay Seagulls Rugby League Club, the venue for this year’s event; making us a popular option for competitors.
To find out more about the NRL Masters competition visit www.nrlmasters.com.