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#MitsuekiTravels | 11D10N Brisbane-Gold Coast Travelogue (Day 3): Lyell Deer Sanctuary x Luvaberry Strawberry Picking x Glass House Mountain Hiking x Eatstreet Northshore – 12 Aug 2023

MitsuekiTravels 11D10N Brisbane-Gold Coast Travelogue (Day 3) Lyell Deer Sanctuary x Luvaberry Strawberry Picking x Glass House Mountain Hiking x Eatstreet Northshore - 12 Aug 2023

We had a pretty packed day today filled with plenty of new adventures with the misters family! Starting off with a light morning brekkie followed by some Pokémon Go fun, we were off for a long drive (1hr) to Lyell Deer Sanctuary for a visit.

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Admission charges is considered cheap by Aussie standards where you only pay $5AUD per adult and $3AUD for kids, topping up an extra $1 for deer feed. Open only on weekends, walk ins are available so you don’t need to pre-book it online.

For a mere 5AUD, you get to enter their deer sanctuary area where rescued deers roam freely and you get to feed/interact/pat them too! Just take note of the rules there.

When you enter => head through the paddock gates to the gated area where you can feed the deers through the fence with your deer feed. Don’t feed the cow and goat, but you can pat them through the fence! Once you’re done with the feeding, then you may enter to the pasture area to pat and interact more with the deers!

They are pretty friendly, however still do be careful as there are some who are a lil punk and prefer their space (take note of the one with the collar). Generally however, they are all quite alright so pat them, prepare to get your laces chewed on and just have fun! You can also see a white albino deer (or isit a reindeer) at a corner. This one is fenced up for safety reasons so be careful when approaching it.

You can choose to picnic here for your lunch like what his fam did, and they got to play with guinea pigs etc there too! Meanwhile, we left earlier to grab lunch at a random cafe on the way to our next stop. Chose this cafe called Silverstone located at this little town, Dayboro which we spotted on Google maps. No regrets here as the food was pretty delicious; albeit pricey which is kinda normal for Aussie standards. Expect to pay between 18-28 AUD per pax every meal; and the portions are big so you can always share to save costs tbh.

Actually what we could have done was to grab a light lunch straight at Luvaberry Family Farm where we booked a 2.15pm Peckish Strawberry session. They have a little kiosk right outside where you can purchase small freshly baked bites, and all the strawberry related items including strawberry ice cream, strawberry smoothies etc with plenty of picnic tables for you to tuck in and enjoy!

And trust me.. because if you’re here for the strawberry picking..you get to eat ALOT of strawberries as well as you pick so you can actually skip lunch and fill yourself up with these sweet decadent goodness instead! This cost around $16.50AUD per pax for unlimited strawberry eating in the fields, and 500g worth of strawberries that you can bring home.

Coming for the latest slot allowed us some privileges including more than 500g of strawberries! I think his niece picked more than a KG’s worth and they were alright with it so was really nice 🙂 Don’t forget to at least try their ice cream/smoothies before you head off 🙂

About 30 mins drive away from the strawberry farm is the famous Glass House Mountain where you can pop by for a quick hike session to end off your day right to catch the sunset. It’s considered an easy hike by Aussie standards, tho I would think it’s easy-slightly moderate due to the sheer numbers of uneven rocks you’ll need to scramble up/down. More importantly – it was worth the view reaching the peak, just be careful as you’ll be on the edge of the cliffs so personal safety is important!

To end off the night, we went our separate ways – them back home while we headed towards Eatstreet Northshore, a popular container style night market featuring street eats from all around the world! It’s only open Fri-Sun from 4pm till 9/10pm and an entry fee of $6 AUD per pax applies.

If you like places like Artbox and the like, Eatstreet will definitely be up your alley as it’s a bigger and more happening venue with eats, retail shopping, carnival games and performances to boot – fun for everyone! I really enjoyed our experience here and just wished we had stomach for more food cos we were super stuffed by then 🙂

Recommended for a visit if it’s within the vicinity. Overall, we had a great day out today and I’m looking forward to our Ekka day out on Sunday with his family~ Stay tuned for my post!


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