Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters
Corner Markeri St & Sunshine
Mermaid Waters, QL 4218
Phone: (61) 7 5572-2500
Fax: (61) 7 5572-9787
Arts & Museums
Take a tour of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium in the busy shopping strip along Cavill Avenue and get enthralled with its strange exhibits that involve mysteries, magic, illusions and weird and incredible facts. Open on all days, this museum is a must visit for those who like to explore the unknown.
The Gold Coast City Art Gallery hosts a range of interesting contemporary works by local and national artists. Exhibits include paintings, prints, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture and more. Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works are also a strong feature of the gallery. Check website for further details.
Madame Tussards it may not be, but you can still get up close and personal with wax models of Michael Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, the British Royal Family and many more, including presidents, actors and scientists. Hold someone's hand when you take the guided tour of the Chamber of Horrors and its selection of medieval torture devices. The Famous People Gallery and the Chamber of Horrors can be attended separately or together.
Watling Galleries is one of the best and most sought after private commercial galleries on the continent. Representing aboriginal, contemporary, traditional sculpture and more, the gallery features Aboriginal artists such as Dennis Douglas who created the Dreaming Flag, Fabrianne Nampitjinpa Peterson who created the Waingunu Bush Damper series and Dinny Nolan whose Water Dreaming has won the acclaim of many. The gallery displays the artwork of not only local artists but artists from the world over facilitates the display of artwork in a number of mediums. A number of events are held on a regular basis so do visit the website for details.