Calling Coolangatta ?

graykiwiNovember 10, 2009

Hey there fellow Aussie GWebbers...

I am off to the Gold Coast for a week's holiday this Sat 14th, staying at Coolangatta main beach with the family. Was just wondering if there are any Brom gardens/nurseries close by in case I have a spare hour or 3 to kill and snap some pics etc ? We are hiring a van, so I can make short trips and we are going up the highway to do the "theme park" deal on 3 of the days during the week. Any pointers on places to visit would be great !

Cheers

Graeme

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rickta66(Brisbane)

Graeme,

Brisbane has a couple of nice free gardens, Mount Coot-tha and Roma street parklands.

I would try and have a look through the Gold Coast hinterland, Tamborine Mountain and maybe have a beer/meal at St Bernards Hotel or the Eagle Heights brewery.

Cheers,

Rick

Here is a link that might be useful: Tamborine Mountain

    Bookmark   November 10, 2009 at 5:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pinkbroms

Hi Rick

Have a look at the Gold Coast Succulent & Bromeliad Society web site & check for nurseries & contacts.

Pinkbroms

    Bookmark   November 10, 2009 at 3:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kerry_t_australia(9)

Graeme,
If you could only go to one brom garden or nursery in the Gold Coast area, I reckon John Catlan and Genny Vauhkonen's nursery would more than satisfy your holiday brom-hit - and nearby is the lovely home brom garden of Greg and Narelle Aizlewood. They all live just north of "Dream World" theme park, off the highway.
If it didn't get you in too much trouble, you could drop the family off at Dream World early morn, go to the above people's places, then pick up the fam at end of day on your way back to Coolangatta.
If you are prepared to drive further, you and fam are most welcome to visit my place - about 1.5 hours drive south of Coolangatta - at The Channon (near Nimbin). Protestors Falls and Nightcap National Park are just up the road from me, as well.

If you are interested in any of the above, email me for contact details. Regardless, have a great holiday!

Kerry :)

    Bookmark   November 10, 2009 at 6:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
graykiwi

Thanks all for the kind advice. Would love to do as you say Kerry, except I might struggle to fit extra travelling in with 3 theme parks in a week and 3 kids to please! Will see how I go, you never know...
Cheers
Graeme

    Bookmark   November 12, 2009 at 2:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
how to keep bromelaid til i get home
Hello, a friend gave me bromelaid out of her garden...
drich30099
ID please
PAnother blooming that needs ID Thanx Carmen
gardencraze
colour change + floppy plants
hi all, i was shocked to find that 2 of my plants had...
drmedusae
Bert in a basket
I have an Ae Bert that I would like to plant in an...
dogboy27
Vriesea pups, are they even alive?
I just separated them today, after the parent was already...
Dekumask
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™