I was in Brisbane for work but managed to drop by the Gold Coast for the weekend. Rented a Sym 150cc scooter for a scary AUD 120 for 24 hrs and covered about 300km.
Route covered - Surfers Paradise, Tamborine Mountains, O Reilly, Spring Brook
Stayed at Vibe Hotel for 2 nights
View of Nerang River from Vibe Hotel's balcony
Woke up early for sunrise at Surfers Paradise
Rented a scooter from Moped City, a short walk from Vibe Hotel
With a simple road map and clear signage, it's easy to navigate. I noticed many roundabouts in Queensland.
Santuary Cove for the rich
En route to Tamborine Mountains
Visited Glow Worms Cave. Even though the cave is man-made, the larvae glows like stars in the darkened cave. It is a beautiful sight.
A small frog, is it called a tree frog?
Takeaway. One of the cheapest coke I had in Australia - AUD 1.00.
Too much time on hand