Stunning 360°-sunset views of the Gold Coast await! If you’re going to do it, do it right by landing on the beach with Gold Coast Skydive. Make like Scuba Steve and head to Wavebreak Island with Experience Oz to get down with the ocean floor. Hit up one of the Gold Coast’s theme parks for some serious fun. Hot air balloon over the Gold Coast and hinterland, followed by a champagne buffet at Chelo’s Restaurant at the Mercure Resort. Treat yourselves to a day of relaxation and pampering at Ocean Day Spa in Surfers Paradise. Take a half-day or full-day tour of Stradbroke Island.
It was all very attractive and when I told a colleague of the elder statesman, she regaled me with a story of her own.
Dating a graying and distinguished journalist for six months, she was enthralled by his throwback moves—they seemed uncanny in today’s dating market.
“There was something very reassuring about the old-school chivalry,” she explained.
“He was really graceful about being a gentleman, making little thoughtful actions like opening doors and relieving bags from my shoulders.
Performed without a hitch and without exception, they seemed like second nature.