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The 120-Year-Old Carousel in Broadbeach

Posted in Local Events @ Oct 27th 2015 7:02am - By Administrator
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At one point in our lives, we have imagined ourselves travelling either back to the past or towards the future. There’s just something special, exciting, and fun thinking about escaping our normal lives in the present to defy the indestructible Father Time. Can you still remember how you loved getting a glimpse of what it was like in the past—whether way back before we were born or not—or catching sight of what it looks like in centuries from now?

But those kinds of thoughts, they stay in the mind—because no matter what we do, we cannot defeat the power of Time. Still, we’re filled with anticipation and hope as we think about them. Good thing, we can at least the experience the past through ruins, places, artefacts, and whatnots, everywhere. For instance, there’s the Charity Carousel situated inside the Broadbeach Mall.

Although this kiddie ride is right at the centre of a busy suburb on the Gold Coast, it is oozing with a lot of history especially amongst the locals because it is around for over 120 years. So when you get to this place, look around you and ponder on who amongst the parents and grandparents in the area, watching their children and grandchildren have fun with the carousel, were actually kids themselves riding the very same ride once upon a time. And for just $2 per ride, you’ll get to create your own experience of it, and who knows, one day you may still be able to bring your own kids there and let them in the same experience you’ll have here.  

Taken down for two years for restoration by the Gold Coast City Council, the Charity Carousel was brought back to the Broadbeach Mall in 2009 to continue the historical fun it brings to each of its riders. Now that it is run by the Southport Rotary Club, you can catch the Charity Carousel in operation Mondays through Thursday at 9am – 4pm, Fridays through Saturdays at 9am – 9pm, and Sundays at 9am – 4pm.

If you’re looking forward to a great but cheap holiday Broadbeach, you may start by picking an affordable accommodation. With that, Queensleigh Holiday Apartments is the best choice for you.  

Book your stay at our Broadbeach holiday apartments at http://queensleighapts.etourism.net.au/.

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