Paradise Country Aussie Farm Tour @ Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
When we were in Gold Coast, Australia, we visited Paradise Country to experience an Aussie farm tour.
Signboard shows Paradise Country is 1km away
Since we only took public transportation in Gold Coast, the bus we rode stopped just outside Movie World/Wet’n'Wild Water World, therefore, we had no choice but to walk 1km to Paradise Country.
The entrance to Paradise Country
After more than 1km walk, we finally reached Paradise Country. At that moment, we didn’t feel too tired due to our enthusiasm in experiencing Aussie farm.
First stop was at the campfire witnessing a local stockman making Billy Tea and damper (traditional Australian soda bread) while cracking satirical jokes at some participants.
A local stockman is making Billy Tea
Billy Tea in the making around the campfire
Angel enjoys the Billy Tea
The tea tasted decent while the damper was surprisingly delightful.
Stock Horse Arena
At Stock Horse Arena, we witnessed skilled horsemen (or horsewomen) performed whip-cracking and riding demonstrations on stock horses.
Riding demonstration on a stock horse
A horsewoman standing on a horse
Stockmen & Sheep Dog Show
The next show was watching stockmen and their dogs rounding up a flock of sheep as well as a stockwoman demonstrated how to crack a stockmen’s whip, the milking of a cow and how to throw a boomerang (and catch it).
Stockwoman demonstrates how to crack a stockmen’s whip
A stockman prepares the dog for the Sheep Dog Show
The milking of a cow
Sheep Shearing Show & Ram Parade
Merino and Wiltshire Horn
A master shearer is shearing a sheep
Jezebelle pets the sheep
Angel poses with a Suffolk ram
Animal Nursery Feeding Times
Jezebelle and Angel carry a lamb
Kangaroo & Koala Sanctuary
A koala sleeps at the Koala Sanctuary
Koala Village & Photo Centre
At Koala Village & Photo Centre, one can have their photographs taken cuddling one of the many koalas. The price was A$10.00 at the time of our visit.
We gave the photo opportunity a skip because we still had another shot at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
However, we managed to capture a few photographs of a koala walking on the ground (together with the keeper) after one of the photo sessions.
A koala is seen walking back to its sanctuary
Other Farm Animals
Any farms would not be complete without the chickens.
Alpacas are also seen grazing in the farms in Paradise Country. Alpacas are known for their fiber which is used for making knitted and woven items, similar to wool.
Paradise Country Aussie Farm Tour is fun for the young ones and thrilling for the city dwellers, but it is a little touristy. Perhaps, it would be more fun if the place is more accessible by public transport as we needed to walk more than 2km to and fro. The other visitors either drove a car or came through a tour bus.
IMHO, the stockmen and stockwomen who run the shows are very talented actors whom I think they should audition for Broadway. In short, Paradise Country resembles a circus more than a farm.
On the other hand, it was surprising to learn that there were quite a number of Malaysian Chinese working in Paradise Country. Perhaps, they are there to attract and communicate with the Mainland Chinese and Hongkie tourists as well as the Japanese and Koreans.
Overall, we felt tired and exhausted and utterly disappointed at our very first Aussie farm tour.
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9:30 am – 4:30 pm Daily (Ticket booth closes at 3:00 pm)
Christmas Day – Closed
ANZAC Day (25 April) – Open from 1:30 pm
Adult – A$19.99
Pensioner – A$9.99
Child (3-13 years old) – A$9.99
Child under 3 – Free
General Admission Plus BBQ Lunch
Adult – A$32.99
Pensioner – A$24.99
Child (3-13 years old) – A$19.99
Adult – A$49.99
Pensioner – A$29.99
Child (3-13 years old) – A$29.99
Address: Paradise Country, Entertainment Road, Oxenford, Gold Coast QLD 4210
133 FUN (Booking)
+61 7 5573 3999 (Administration)
- You are not permitted to bring in food & beverage items including eskies and coolers, except guests with allergies and infants and babies. However, you can bring in fruits and bottled water.
- Wheelchairs are available complimentary but require a A$20.00 refundable deposit.
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