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3 unmissable Gold Coast theatre-style experiences

Australian Outback Spectacular

The Gold Coast hasn’t always been known for its cultural prowess, but in the last decade our sparkly city has grown in so many ways and we are now home to many an exciting experience.

Which brings us to the reason for today’s tale. To discuss three very good times you can have on the Coast that are not only very entertaining but also quite unlike experiences you would find anywhere else.

If you’re looking for something to do that will delight your senses and entertain you for hours on end, look no further, here are the top three theatre-style attraction experiences.

Australian Outback Spectacular
The Australian Outback is indeed spectacular, all sweeping natural landscapes and a way of life many couldn’t even imagine. It’s a magical and challenging place to live and it comes complete with stories of hope, heartbreak and the very best of humanity. All of which you can experience (and learn in depth about) when you go to watch Australian Outback Spectacular. The show tells the story of life on the land and the hardships and beauty that comes with it. There are farm animals, incredible special effects, a love story and most importantly educational information that we should all know about our country. Not only a show though, you also get dinner and drinks and there’s a variety of packages to choose from. Find out more here.
Where: Entertainment Road, Oxenford

The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub

The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub
Re-opening on August 1st, The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub will once again set hearts (and other things) aflutter with their raunchy, cabaret-style show in the heart of Broadbeach. Featuring burlesque, dance, cirque-style acrobatics and daring aerial acts, laugh out loud comedy and flamboyant cabaret, gather the girls and sip a few champagnes while treating yourself to a show like no other. Their current show SUAVÉ has received rave reviews since it’s opening and if you’ve not yet had the pleasure, you best secure your tickets ASAP. Prices start at $54 per person but we suggest the VIP ticket for a little extra goodness.
Where: 88 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant
The Gold Coast’s original (and creepiest) theatre-style experience can be found at Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant. It’s an immersive, slightly terrifying show featuring vaudeville cabaret, intricate costumes, mind-bending optical illusions and death-defying aerial acrobatics all set to incredible visual effects and fast-paced music that will have you on the edge of your seat. You’ll also take a ride on a ghost train, come into contact with some very questionable characters and drink cocktails out of skulls. How good. Choose to have dinner included in your package and you’ve got yourself a fine night out indeed. Find out more and 10% OFF here.
Where: 1 Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach

Words by Kirra Smith

Dracula's Cabaret (image supplied)
Dracula's Cabaret (image supplied)

Dracula’s Cabaret & Restaurant

Saddle up! It’s time to experience the magic of the Aussie outback

There’s no doubt Australian Outback is one of the most beautifully diverse natural environments in the world but it may not be one you’ve ever considered spending time in because yes, it’s quite vast and somewhat overwhelming to consider seeing it all.

But you really should at some point in your life and don’t forget we’re holidaying at home this year. Until then though, there’s an option a little bit closer to your actual home and it’s a very good alternative, should you not have time to drive for days on end for a holiday right now.

It’s called Australian Outback Spectacular and it’s right here on the Gold Coast, so you can satiate all your country Australia curiosities and you even get a free cowboy hat while you’re doing it.

Australian Outback Spectacular has been around for a few years now but the premise remains the same, storytelling centred around the Australian Outback complete with incredible special effects, music and comedy and of course, (our favourite part) horses, farm animals and a couple of farm dogs we would like to take home thank you very much.

We don’t want to give too much away but the show is indeed spectacular, performed in a dirt-filled arena where said horses (and their riders) perform tricks and do a little dancing and generally be the incredible animals they are.

In the current show, Heartland, you’ll also learn a lot about Australia’s drought, the way of life in the outback and what it takes to make a roadkill rissole (which we don’t suggest you try at home). There’s a real life mustering session and a little bit of love and a dog that can turn off lights with his little paws. What’s not to love.

Australian Outback Spectacular's Heartland Show - Nov 2018

Oh and you also get a three-course dinner and unlimited beer, wine and soft drink included in your ticket price so it’s pretty much the perfect night out.

Speaking of tickets, there are a few options to choose from; General Admission is $99.99 for adults, Top Rail Premium is $129.99 (includes a pre-show beverage, a souvenir program, an exclusive photograph plus more) and The Drovers Lounge is $259.99 including a four-course dinner, premium beverages, a dedicated attendant and a behind the scenes tour where you can MEET THE ANIMALS and the crew.

For the month of March you can save 50% on kids admission so there’s really no reason not to go tonight.

It’s a pretty magical time and we highly recommend getting a taste of the Australian Outback any way you can.

LOCATION: Pacific Motorway, Oxenford
HOURS: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights and alternating Wednesday’s

Words by Kirra Smith. Photos supplied.

 

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