It’s school holidays and we were looking for something to do. We live in Brisbane so decided a fun week on The Gold Coast, less than an hour’s drive away, would be a great change for us. And, of course, we picked our favourite Burleigh Heads accommodation, Gemini Court Holiday Apartments.
Unfortunately, for the first couple of days it rained on and off, but this didn’t bother us at all. First up, there are great cafes, restaurants and shopping all within a stroll of Gemini Court and we really enjoyed watching the waves crash on the shore when we grabbed a bite to eat at beachfront, family-friendly Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Club.
But close by to our Burleigh Heads accommodation are so many fun, kid activities our days were full. We visited 2BKids, an indoor play area; went rock climbing at the Paramount Adventure Centre; and laughed heaps at our bowling efforts at Burleigh Heads’ Gold Coast Superbowl. All of these were a few minutes drive from Gemini Court and, of course, we had a car. But if we hadn’t, the super-friendly reception staff would gladly have helped us hire one.
The sun came out today, so we walked around Burleigh Headland National Park and saw wild turkeys, a snake (kept well away from that one!), some lizards and heaps of birds. It was quite educational for the kids.
After a great lunch sitting on our ocean-view balcony at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, we wandered a few blocks to the Burleigh Takeaway & Convenience Store where they hire bikes, which also have baby seats. That was fun!
Today we saw from our balcony that the ocean has calmed down, so we decided to try surfing. Godfathers of the Ocean teach people to surf practically right in front of our Burleigh Heads accommodation and we didn’t think we’d mind that it’s winter because they have wetsuits if we want one! We didn’t want to take the youngest one, so Gemini Court organised a babysitter for us, they really do have fantastic services for families.
Back at our Gemin Court Holiday Apartment we stay with the water theme and have a swim in the huge, heated pool followed by a dip in the spa. We borrow a couple of DVDs from the Gemini Court library for the kids and finish off with a quiet evening. With the kids amused, my wife and I enjoy the view of the beautiful ocean from the balcony over a glass of wine.
This has definitely been one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had. Thank you Gemini Court for our sensational Burleigh Heads accommodation and your incredible service. Fabulous!