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Adrenalin pumping
Oxygen bar

Gold Coast Nightlife

Thursday, February 20, 2003
Natalie brings us more on the Gold Coast, but this time when the sun goes down!

Queensland's Gold Coast has its glittery side, particularly at night, but we thought we'd give you another side to what happens when the sun goes down.

Each Tuesday night, Three World runs fire-twirling and drumming classes and demonstrations, while Thursdays are totally devoted to fire-twirling. Classes start at 5pm and last for about an hour, usually with no more than 10 eager students.

Matthew Lees runs the classes and says once you've learned the basics, it's amazing how quickly you can begin lighting up your sticks.

He provides all equipment and sticks are individually measured to ensure maximum momentum. Double sticks, which are shorter, can be used but require more co-ordination for success.

Fire-twirling classes attract much interest from passers-by and on drumming nights, people just come and join in by dancing to the beat.

On a different note, Fly Coaster is half bungy/half swing attraction. You are first fitted into a hang-glider type harness then you lie flat on the ground while a cable is connected. You are then towed to a height of 33m.

The person in the harness has to actually pull a rip-cord to release themselves from the harness and free-fall as in bungy jumping and then swing from side to side like a pendulum as, unlike the bungy experience, you don't bounce back.

A new attraction at Fly Coaster is an oxygen bar. Though popular in most parts of the world, this is the only one on the Gold Coast. The bar is 1.8m long with four stools and a variety of colourful air tanks. You are connected to one by a nose hose and choose the variety you wish, with titles including clarity, euphoria and lemongrass. You then inhale 90 percent pure oxygen and at the end of 10 minutes should be feeling relaxed and calm.

Quest Lounge Bar and Club is multi-levelled and has a subtle Egyptian theme. It is a venue of international standards and has some of the world's most advanced sound and lighting, combined with a great range of music.

More than just a club, it offers an entertainment experience with fantastic stage productions each night featuring aerial, vocal, acrobatic, fire and theatrical performances.

An aerial angel and African acrobats perform at alternate times on Friday and Saturday nights. Both are world-class acts and leave audiences breathless and calling for more.

A great way to check out the nightlife is by renting one of Nick Booth's three-wheel pedicabs. The fibreglass red and blue vehicles are lit up at night and have an onboard stereo system. They are particularly popular with nightclubbers as they can easily go from one club to another, plus they are environmentally friendly and passengers don't have the worry about parking spots!


Queensland's Gold Coast


Three Worlds fire-twirler lessons are $10 an hour.
Fly Coaster single flights start at $39 and the Oxygen Bar costs $10 for 10 minutes.
Quest Lounge Bar and Club entry costs $10.
Organicabco rides start at $10.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Three Worlds
1059 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach 4221
Ph/fax: (07) 5525 7834

Fly Coaster
Cypress Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217
Ph: (07) 5539 0474
Fax: (07) 5539 0559

Quest Lounge Bar and Club
Victoria Ave and Surf Pde, Broadbeach 4218
Ph: (07) 5526 9000
Fax: (07) 5526 9011

Box 99, Isle of Capri 4217
Ph: 0407 173 570

Qantas: 13 13 13

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