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FlowRider

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Dreamworld's FlowRider is the only place in Australia where there is guaranteed surf, year round!

A cross between surfing, bodyboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding and skating, you're also guaranteed warm waves to enjoy the highs of all activities in a self-contained, flexible and safe environment.

It was invented ten years ago and is now a fully-fledged sport in its own right with competitions and world rankings.

A powerful thin sheet of water jets up and over the shape of a faultless wave which can be skimmed, carved, crashed and burned for as long as the rider can handle it. When fully cranked up, the wave is split into two.

Two pumps push out 2,200,000 litres of water every minute and, as it is really all foam, it doesn't hurt if you stack, so you can get up and go again.

It operates on three levels: bodyboarding for beginners and intermediates, stand-up boarding for advanced riders and demonstrations for spectators and those who wish. If beginners and intermediates find their feet during a session, they are able to upgrade to advanced.

The most obvious difference between regular surfing and tackling the FlowRider is the differently shaped board, so even if you can already surf, don't expect you will conquer this one first go!

If surfing isn't your thing, there are loads of other fantastic attractions at Dreamworld — something for everyone!

Location

Queensland's Gold Coast.

Cost

Dreamworld entry is $64 for adults and $42 for children. 30 minutes of the FlowRider is $5 after entry.

Virgin Blue has flights to Coolangatta.

One-way fare from;

  • Sydney, $79
  • Melbourne, $109
  • Adelaide, $119
  • Darwin, $275
  • Perth, $300

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are Internet-only and one-way. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at February 1, 2007 and are subject to change.

Prices quoted are correct on February 1, 2007

More information

Dreamworld
Dreamworld Parkway
Coomera 4209
Ph: (07) 5588 1111or 1800 073 300
Fax: (07) 5588 1108
Website: www.dreamworld.com.au
Website: www.flowrider.com.au

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789
Website: www.virginblue.com.au

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