WHAT AP­PEALS ON COAST

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

“The kids love it.”

Mrs Mamelin said she had seen many changes over the past two-and-a-half decades but said it showed the “party” precinct had more to of­fer than just night life.

“When I was younger and vis­it­ing, of course we would go out to the night­clubs and do all those things and that was great, and now we have chil­dren we bring our fam­ily here and there is so much to do for the kids,” she said.

“It is all very handy and prac­ti­cal. Ev­ery­thing is just all here and close by.

“The ex­change rate of the French Pa­cific Francs is bet­ter so it’s cheaper for us to come here and do a lot of shop­ping.

“We love the shop­ping (in Surfers Par­adise).”

Also en­joy­ing their time strolling the Glit­ter Strip was the Chin fam­ily from Brunei.

Feli­cia Chin, hus­band Po, and chil­dren Christa­bell, 14, Joey Lin, 14, Cay­den, 8, and Chayanne, 6, had been on the Gold Coast two days af­ter com­ing up for a break with fam­ily from Mel­bourne and were en­joy­ing their fi­nal day in Surfers.

The fam­ily praised the precinct for its “fam­ily friendly” vibe.

“We came here (Gold Coast) so we could go to the theme parks,” Ms Chin said.

“But to­day we have been walk­ing around Surfers Par­adise hav­ing a look at ev­ery­thing. There is so much to do here for fam­i­lies.”

Pic­ture: RICHARD GOSLING

daugh­ter Nell, 11, says the Gold Coast is a great fam­ily des­ti­na­tion.

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