Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Worthwhile Holidays : Sydney & Gold Coast, Australia *_* (Late entry)

 
An autumn family holiday...It was our first family trip Down Under (ala-ala rombongan cik kiah ke sukan komenwel but kitaorang rombongan cik enon ke ostolia gitu LOL )... We had a really great family holiday over this Autumn season and enjoyed every bit, even though it was windy and cold most of the time... Maximum average temperature  was 18 celcius while minimum was 5 celcius...

Day 01 (18 May 2011): KUL - OOL (Coolangata Airport, Gold Coast)...
We off to Gold Coast Airport (Coolangata, OOL) @ 9.40 pm from LCCT by Air Asia X Airbus A330... It was an eight hour flight, so we've booked for the HOT SEAT to get the baby bassinet for my lil R and it has extra leg room seat which is more spacious compared to front row seat...

Lil R ZzzZZ in the bassinet...

Day 02 ( 19 may 2011): OOL - Sydney (NSW, Paddy's Market, Chinatown, Queen Victoria Building Mall, Darling Harbor)...
We landed at Gold Coast's Coolangata Airport at around 6 am... From Gold Coast to Sydney, we had to take another domestic plane (Jet Star) @ 11.00 am... While awaiting to the next flight, we have coffee and breakfast at the Velluto Espresso Bar, Coolangata airport...


We reached Sydney Airport @ 1.00 pm and meet Mami Ana (mom 's SIL) & her daughter; Dilla there... so, we picked up our rental MPV's  Kia Grand Carnival from AVIS and drove to their house in East Lakes, NSW. It just about 5 minutes from the airport... We had a very delicious lunch prepared by Mami Ana, Malaysian cuisine with Sambal Udang, Masak Lemak Pucuk manis & labu, Kari Ayam & Kentang, Sup Ayam, Timun & Sambal belacan...(giler kentang!!!  semua layannn makan, siap bertambah-tambah lagi)...


After solat, we headed to Sydney Town, and parked our car in central parking... then we rushed to the famous paddy's market...The time was about 3.30pm and closes at 5pm and we need to make quick souvenir purchases... mE and en. hubby did buy a few items although we was bit disappointed not to get more... I talked to one of the of the stall owners & he informed, they prefers shorter working hours from 9am-5pm.. I guess, he wouldn't like to work in Malaysia because shops here closes around 10pm...


After the short souvenir shopping, we walked to QVB to shopping via Chinatown and next we headed to Darling Harbour, camwhoring session and we bought some famous macaron @ Lindt Cafe...It was most tiring days for us because it involved a lot of walking, walking & walking...Back home and tomorrow another sightseeing and shopping session...

 

Day 03 (20 May 2011): Botany Bay National Park (Laperous /Bare Island) - House of Noritake - Peter Kensington - Birkenhead Point Mall  - Sydney Harbor Bridge - Sydney Opera House - Erciyes Turkish Restaurant, Surry Hills...
After breakfast with homemade roti canai & dhal by mami ana, we headed to Botany Bay National Park (Laperous /Bare Island) to breathe the fresh air around Bare Island...

 
posing at Our Kia Grand Carnival 

Next we went to House of Noritake (it's only for ladies hehe... shopping pinggan mangkuk yang ribu riban harganya kat Malaysia), AND here we bought some! I bought the Palmer Gold dinner set and mom bought Mahogany Rose dinner and tea set LOL... Thanks Unc. Zahari & Mami Ana coz brought us here...Then we headed to Peter Kensington (again, another place for ladies - here sell lotsa diningware, tableware and household)... suka la kitaorg untuk bapak2 sila tunggu di luar & lepak kat coffee house =)...

@ House of Noritake

 
we bought some!


Next went to Birkenhead Point Mall (Factory Outlet Mall) and we shoppingss  macam kat Malaysia... hahaha, every outlets on sale so apa lagi borongsss la...the price is cheap in AUD and plzz don't convert AUD to RM, nor you won't buy any... we had a short lunch at Labanese stall there then we drove to Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House... The Opera House and The bridge is so monumental... We did spend some time there and at about 7.00pm, we left the place, got dinner @ Erciyes Turkish Restaurant , Surry Hills (one of famous turkish restaurant  in sydney) dining with enjoy performance by professional belly dancer and went back home ...

Birkenhead Point

At Sydney Opera & Sydney Bridge
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@ Erciyes Restaurant
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 Full House !!!
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the food was totally awesome!!!
 
  and enjoyz with the performance by belly dancers
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Day 04 (21 May 2011): Tennessee Orchard - Berrima - Goulburn - Canberra...
After breakfast, around 7.15 am we headed to Canberra via Hume Highway... otw there, we stopped at Tennessee Orchard (Apple Farm) to see up close the apple trees and fruits... we also bought the apple juices and fresh apples from the farm... then we had our lunch @ Berrima (ala-ala picnic gitu  @ hentian R&R)... baik punya balun nasi lemak + keropok sayur & teh o panas!!! (tapau from home) sgt sedap okey... makan panas2 dgn cuaca yang sejuk plak tu ;)... next we headed to Goulburn  to see the world's largest concrete sheep "Big Merino" and then  we drove to Canberra, fetch my cousin in UC , next headed to Parliament House & Australian War Memorial...



Lunch Picnic @ Berrima
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Goulbourn

The Parliament, Canberra

tour inside the Parliament


The National War Museum, Canberra 

Day 05 (22 May 2011): Featherdale Wildlife Park - Blue Mountain (Three Sisters)...
At about 12 noon we arrived @ Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney... Animals over here are able to roam around the place as they will...but not all... Animals like Kookaburras and Kangaroos do wander around and they're friendly... we bought the animals food there, and feeding the Kangaroos... Lil R also grabbed this chances to feed and touch the kangaroos... he pointed at the animals and we got to enjoy it too... it's so cute! In here we also grabbed the chances to take a picture with the Koala Bear... At the farm area there was chickens, ducks and sheep wander around... The goats, cows also got pigs were in their cage... 

Meet the Koala...

 Feeding the Kangaroos...

@ The Farm ...


Then about 2 pm we headed to Blue Mountain... we had our lunch (picnic lagi) at the garden nearby and after kenyang went  to the look out point to see the famous Three Sisters Rock formation  & we take the photos as much as we could hehe... Back home, and packed luggage for tomorrow flight - Gold Coast!

Picnic Lunch ~_~

At the Look Out Point


Day 06 (23 May 2011): Bondi Beach - Jetstar (SYD-OOL) - Check in Capricon One Beachside Apartment...
After spending 5 days in Sydney, it's time to venture in another state in Australia and next is Australia's famous one, GOLD COAST... before went to airport, we go jalan-jalan at Bondi Beach... wow!!! crystal clear water and nice beach... Lil R was really happy and excited play around the beach...


At about 2 pm, after lunch & solat zuhur we + Unc. zahari and Mami Ana ready to go to the Sydney Airport - fly to Gold Coast (6.30 pm)... Arrived about 8.30 in Gold Coast Airport, took our rental car - Toyota Commuter  from EastCoast Rental then headed to check-in Caprison One Beachside Apartment...The Apartment was spacious  really big  (Ensuite) with 2 bedrooms,2 bathroom, kitchen cabinet, washing machine & dryer, sofas, heater and balcony... The Apartment was self contained, so almost everything's supplied, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and linen, just bring Food and Beverages and just relax... Our apartment design in modern concept and mom and my uncle apartment  was cottage/ country design... sangat berbaloi & luxury with the views of the ocean - Surfers Paradise...

bye bye Sydney ~_~

@ Capricon One Beachside Apartment (View from our balcony)
Day 07 (24 May 2011): Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise - Warner Bros Movie World...

As usual, we had to wake up early around 6.30am, after subuh have the breakfast  cooked by mami ana & mom (nasi goreng, roti bakar and cereal yang mmg sedap, rasa mcm kat Malaysia...) Then after breakfast went to Surfers Paradise Beach, the most beautiful patrolled beaches... Lil R was really excited to play around the beach walaupun dah start flu due to cold weather (macam kat Bondi jugak)...

 

Next, we headed to Warner Bros Movie World, we reached there about 9.15 am... A bit relax  at the enterance coz it was a weekday, there wasn’t many people in the queue... we bought the VIP Pass thru internet, and this is our first park so we have to redeem the voucher & make the VIP Card at the counter b4 entering...


The park a bit small so no rush to explore every inch of it... A day-trip is good enough... The weather was fantastic and we took photos with our favorite DC Comics superheroes! As you'd expect the rides were all named after movies, there were people walking around dressed up as characters, there were 4-D shows and all that sort of thing... We managed our time wisely, not to miss any shows... 1st show was 4-D Dinosaur show, i'm brought lll R in the theater too... so mE and mom seat at  behind  which is a special  rows for infants...the show was really fun and interesting & lil R was really good without any cranky... then we proceed to the next show... "Hollywood Stunt Driver" show... it's was the best attraction of ur visit... The show features many spectacular stunts – car chases, gun shots and big explosions (2 thumbs up!)...



" Wild West Falls" the most popular ride... it was totally fun! 
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video on " Looney Tunes "  show...
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"Batman Show" - pose at Batman Car
with a Comic Superheroes

Harry Potter shop

ride on roller coaster

 @ kids park

"Scooby Doo" Show

Parade ...

We left this place at 4.45 pm ... bye bye Movie World '_*


At night, we went shopping at Suffers Paradise... Hard Rock Cafe, semestinya;)


Day 08 (25 May 2011): Gold Coast - Sea World...
As usual, after breakfast we headed to Sea World...The place seemed quite big with so many attractions... we managed to see all shows without miss any  and the kids (lil R & Qaisara) really enjoy at the Saseme Beach...

Let's picas speak ;)...

Sea Lion Show


Dolphin Show

Stingray
Sesame Beach

Shark (Underwater)

 Viper Rides

 Flume Ride


Day 09 (26 May 2011): Gold Coast - Wet 'n' Wild - Harbour Town...
It's a 1/2 day splashtacular fun and relaxing to us!.. after breakfast, we headed to Wet n Wild Water World.. The biggest water theme Park in Australia... It was totally fun eventho in cold weather... At 2 pm, we went to Harbour Town for last shopping... we borong sakan, Lacoste, Canterbury, Levi's, Pumpkin Patch, Roxy, Nine West and many more! amat berbaloi-baloi ...

my Bro who's the one that tried the AquaLoop which was totally fun and crazy to me! and he doesn't miss any rides from all of 3 parks that we visit...   2 thumbs up Bro! ;)...

sun tanning... huhuhu (nak jugak!)

film shooting...

Day 10 (27 May 2011): OOL (Coolangata Airport, Gold Coast) - KUL ... At last
As what the title says, from Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur... We took our flight from Gold Coast and reached KL around 3.40pm... My 9 days vacation in Australia was so great that I wished I never need to come home...Maybe, I'd come back to the same places (Aussie) next two years (and go to  Melbourne, & Tasmania...  Australia have great, friendly people and the country is so large ... I think there's so much to explore instead of the 9 days I had... And I love the  cold weather although not many people like that!...Overall we had a really great time !!! Being with my family for  almost 2 weeks was the best  time vacation ever...I love you guys soo much!!!


* More picas can be found in my fb...;), sooo many... Million thanks to Uncle Zahari, Mami Ana & family for the hospitality in Sydney and your kindness... Semoga Allah membalas jasa kalian dan diberkati selalu, Amin...

** to en. hubby: how's the trip? worth rite? that's y i bought the flight ticket as your bday present?... ;)


Cheers,









7 comments:

Sharul said...

TQ MAMA FOR THIS TRIP. BABAH LOVES YOU SO MUCH!

fiza said...

Bestnya....even tak pernah gi ostolia, tapi bila baca citer nih, mcm ada kat ostolia plak...ekekekeke...

Seronik klo holiday ramai² kan...meriah.

ashikin said...

haah fiza, mmg best g satu family, meriah sangat!

Angelina Eve said...

Hello Friend,

Your Holiday Planning is too Good, I like to suggest you some more key holiday destination for your Luxury holidays like, Blue Mountains, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach Etc. Plan your luxury Holidays to Sydney.

ashikin said...

Thank you angeline ..;)

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Brielle Franklin said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Also, so glad you found activities for your little one to do while you were there. I have been looking up information on blue mountains tours for my trip to Sydney in the fall. Any other suggestions for places to see while I am in Sydney?

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