See dinosaurs come to life at Sea World
Sea World will be stepping back in time more than 65 million years with the launch of an interactive dinosaur attraction that will take visitors on a journey into the prehistoric world.
Launching in mid June, Dinosaur Island will include an indoor jungle display, fossil centre with outdoor forest featuring life-size dinosaurs, skeleton displays and fossil replicas from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
The Gold Coast is set to get a whole lot 'roar' fun with the launch of this world-class attraction allowing visitors to enter a world where dinosaurs reign supreme.
Further information: Rates: Sea World one-day adult admission $79.99; pensioners and children $49.99. Annual pass $99.99.W: http://www.seaworld.com.au/
Inaugural 'delectable Brisbane' festival set to delight foodies
Queensland's finest producers, growers, chefs, gardeners, entertainers and musicians will come together to launch the 14-day event this July.
The festival program kicks off with the seventh national delicious. magazine Produce Awards, then heats up with an array of public food and music events, indoor and outdoor installations as well as expert talks and presentations across the Brisbane CBD and South Bank.
Further information: Rates: Tickets start at $20 (pre-sale) up to $290 for the Connoisseur Package. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at qtix.com.au or ticketmaster.com.au.W: http://www.delectableqld.com.au/
New guided jet ski tour in the Whitsundays
Offering the first and only guided jet ski tours from Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands, guests can enjoy riding a Sea-Doo jet ski into the World Heritage listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park. A soft adventure option around Pioneer Bay is also available.
The half-day tours encounter sea turtles on almost every trip and the occasional dugong can be seen grazing on the seabed.
Further information: Rates: Tours start at $200 per jet ski single or $100 per person twin share. W: http://www.jetskitour.com.au/
Sirromet Wines Food and Wine Group Safaris
There's no 'big five' in sight on this Queensland safari, however it is a gustatory afternoon adventure spent enjoying wild fermented wines partnered with amazing food matches. The safaris take place at Sirromet's Mount Cotton headquarters over a leisurely four to five hours.
Each course is prepared in front of guests and matched with individual wines from Sirromet's Le Sauvage (the wild) wine range. Guests of the safaris also receive six take-home bottles to enjoy.
Further information: Rates: Safaris are priced from $455 per person.W: http://www.sirromet.com.au/
Taste Tours Gold Coast
If you love seafood and want to know where the locals dine then Taste Tours fits your bill. The company offer a range of tours to suit all palates and can cater for dietary requirements and allergies.
A maximum of 12 guests on each tour ensures intimacy and the ability to engage with your fellow diners over three courses at three of the Gold Coast's top restaurants. Taste Tours also offer custom tour services for larger groups.
Further information: Rates: Tours start at $95 per person and include a guide, luxury transfers between restaurants, champagne with entrees, wine with mains and tea and coffee with dessert. Entry to Q1's Skypoint is also included on tours that visit this location. W: http://www.goldcoasttastingtours.com/