1970s Australian Holiday Spots & Theme Parks

A collection of places I visited as a kid in the 1970s and 80s - mostly around Queensland and Northern NSW.
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THE NUTMOBILE - I loved riding this at Sunshine Plantation (big Pineapple) at Nambour .

THE NUTMOBILE - I loved riding this at Sunshine Plantation (big Pineapple) at Nambour .

UFO SERVO - remember this UFO service station on the way to the Gold Coast?

UFO SERVO - remember this UFO service station on the way to the Gold Coast?

Marineland was the 2nd dolphinarium – later replaced by a much larger Sea World who set-up business almost next door.

Marineland was the 2nd dolphinarium – later replaced by a much larger Sea World who set-up business almost next door.

Remember the excitement of the Brisbane EKKA?

Remember the excitement of the Brisbane EKKA?

TOOMBUL SHOPPING CENTRE, BRISBANE - I remember the excitement of going to my first big city shopping centre as a kid from the country in the 70s.

TOOMBUL SHOPPING CENTRE, BRISBANE - I remember the excitement of going to my first big city shopping centre as a kid from the country in the 70s.

YATALA PIES, GOLD COAST - These pies cooked in old fashioned wood ovens were simply the best a pie can get. Virtually impossible to find one as good now-a-days.

YATALA PIES, GOLD COAST - These pies cooked in old fashioned wood ovens were simply the best a pie can get. Virtually impossible to find one as good now-a-days.

GOLD COAST MILK - remember when milk on the Gold Coast came packaged like this? Still reminds me of holidays.

GOLD COAST MILK - remember when milk on the Gold Coast came packaged like this? Still reminds me of holidays.

BULLENS AFRICAN LION SAFARI - 1974 photo of this great spot where you could drive through the lion enclosure.

BULLENS AFRICAN LION SAFARI - 1974 photo of this great spot where you could drive through the lion enclosure.

SYDNEY HYDROFOIL- I remember the thrill of racing across Sydney Harbour in one of these beauties. For a country kid it was the next best thing to flying in the Concorde.

SYDNEY HYDROFOIL- I remember the thrill of racing across Sydney Harbour in one of these beauties. For a country kid it was the next best thing to flying in the Concorde.

Fleay's Fauna Reserve - Burleigh on the Gold Coast. A very distant memory for me but I recall the massive old tortoises.

Fleay's Fauna Reserve - Burleigh on the Gold Coast. A very distant memory for me but I recall the massive old tortoises.

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