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Gold Coast surfrider

Thursday, November 29, 2007

If you've ever wanted to ride some of the world's biggest waves, plummeting 30 metres through wild water sprays while spinning on a giant surfboard, you can get close to the real thing on Australia's first wet rollercoaster.

Surfrider is the latest attraction at Wet'n'Wild on Queensland's Gold Coast. Riders experience the thrills of a giant 67-metre-long U-shaped track while seated facing outwards on two rings of rotating seating.

A maximum of 12 people take the 60-second ride which travels up to 70km/h. Hundreds of litres of water are pumped at you while dropping 30 metres into the churning stomach of the coaster.

It's exciting stuff and afterwards you can enjoy a well-deserved recovery session in a private cabana. Complete with concierge service, you are greeted on entry at the cabana, escorted to your personal space and have priority access to lockers and "splash cash". You'll have soft cushioned sun lounges, sun chairs as well as first-class service for your day in a slice of paradise.

Wet'n'Wild, which is part of the Gold Coast's Big 4 Worlds, has lots of other amusements to keep you busy and happy for the day. There's everything from the adrenalin-pumping Extreme H20 Zone to more relaxing and gentle rides such as Calypso Beach.

Location

Queensland's Gold Coast.

Cost

Wet'n'Wild one day entry is $45 for adults, $29 for children and your private poolside cabana is $95 a day. An annual pass is $157.50 for adults and $145 for children.

A 3 Park Mega Pass is valid for 12 months with unlimited entry. Go to Wet'n'Wild Water World, Sea World and Movie World whenever you want for an upfront payment of $299 per adult and $249 for children.

Virgin Blue has flights to the Gold Coast.

From One-Way Fare
Sydney
$85
Melbourne
$109
Adelaide
$125
Darwin
$275
Perth
$300

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the net. 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 November 29, 2007 and are subject to change.

Prices quoted valid at 29.11.2007.

For more information

Wet'N'Wild
Pacific Motorway
Oxenford 4210
Ph: (07) 5573 2255
Website: http://wetnwild.myfun.com.au

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

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