The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - KATE PARASKEVOS

TRACEY Mamelin is a sea­soned Surfers Par­adise tourist, hav­ing vis­ited the precinct more than five times over the past 25 years from her na­tive New Cale­do­nia.

Far from the trashy im­age of­ten af­forded the Glit­ter Strip, Mrs Mamelin says that couldn’t be fur­ther from re­al­ity, say­ing Surfers had al­ways had – and still does have – a fam­ily friendly vibe.

She is hol­i­day­ing with her fam­ily in Surfers, in­clud­ing daugh­ter Nell, 11, and said she would not hol­i­day anywhere else.

It seems the hol­i­day­ing hotspot is cer­tainly meet­ing ex­pec­ta­tions.

“I ab­so­lutely love it here,” she said. “The first time I came for a hol­i­day here was in 1993 with my un­cle.

“I have been a few more times since then and have re­turned for hol­i­days with my hus­band and kids in more re­cent years.

Reg­u­lar visi­tor from New Cale­do­nia Tracey Mamelin with

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