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Just back from Gold Coast and there was flooding!!!!!!!

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Just back from Gold Coast and there was flooding!!!!!!!

We were in the Gold Coast from 25 Jan to 1 Feb and never day a fine day the whole time. It rained all day every day!!!!

Weather was terrible - couldn't land at Coolangatta on 25 Janaury due to heavy rain and runway flooding - was diverted to Brisbane.

Roads closed around Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Flooding in lots of areas, but receeding by the time we left.

Dreamworld & Movieworld closed 2 days, then only limited rides working due to the rain. Currumbin Wildlife park has restricted attractions, but entry fee reduced acordingly. Tropical Fruit Farm closed due to flooding. View from Q1 - nothing but clouds!

We have visited the Gold Coast for the last 5 years in January and never had such a wet time.

Since we couldn't sit on the beach we consoled ourselves with shopping!!!!!!

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1. Re: Just back from Gold Coast and there was flooding!!!!!!!

Thank God for shopping hey Gran. Such a pity as it's fine now and the worst is over. January is Queenslands wet season. The flash flooding experienced in the Great South East has become a flooding problem for Northern NSW and Western Queensland but as far as Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts are concerned it's all open for business.

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2. Re: Just back from Gold Coast and there was flooding!!!!!!!

Gran we were on the Sunshine Coast for a long Australia Day weekend and it was wet there as well, actually Saturday and Sunday were not so bad.

My friend was on the Gold Coast at the same time as you and he commented that the theme parks were quiet becuase of the rain. They visited Currumbin and got free entry as parts of the park were flooded, it was the highlight of their trip as the kids had lots of time with koalas, lorikkets et. They loved it!

Glad you enjoyed your time despite the rain.

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