Summer Vacation Plans

We are planning to go to Sydney and Gold Coast for the summer vacation in late June / early July. Any suggestions for things to do? I will of course to the web scanning, checking TripAdvisor, reading LonelyPlanet, and so on. But it always helps to ask for unique individual experiences that people would have had in their travels.

I had been to Sydney many years ago to attend a conference on ICT for Development. But I didn’t do much of sightseeing.

Our total vacation time will be about 8-9 days, split between Sydney and Gold Coast.