Fodor's Expert Review Australian Outback Spectacular
The Australian Outback Spectacular, one of six Village Roadshow theme parks in the area, lets visitors experience "the heart and soul of the Australian Outback." The evening show, High Country Legends, features state-of-the-art visual effects and performances from top local stunt riders, interactive team racing, and live country and orchestral music. Guests get a hearty, three-course dinner and complimentary drinks during the 90-minute, A$23-million production, plus a souvenir stockman's hat. Doors open at 6:15 pm; showtime is at 7:30 pm. A special Sunday matinee show takes place at 12:30 pm once a month, more frequently in high season. Return transfers from Gold Coast hotels cost around A$20; on-site parking is free. This park (and neighboring theme parks Paradise Country, Warner Bros Movie World, and Wet 'N,' Wild Water World) is a short taxi ride from Helensvale station. If driving, take Exit 60 at Oxenford off the M1 Pacific Motorway.