A Guide to the Best GC & NNSW Beaches
Summer is here! Dig out your straw hat, beach towel, and thongs, and head to one of our favourite beach spots. Starting at Miami, and venturing all the way down to Kingscliff, you will not run out of options this summer season. Let’s take a road trip!
Time to Switch Off
Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. We wake up and check our phones, commute on the train and scroll through our feeds, enjoy some lunch and upload an image of it. The list is endless. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with being reliant on social media, however it can be a major distraction. It’s also a perfect way to procrastinate…take it from me.
Get Your Drink On At Baskk's Hot New Rum Bar
With Summer right around the corner, we're always looking for more places to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink after a long day or week. Offering beach-side views and a spectacular drinks menu, Baskk at Kirra Point has been one of our favourite places ever since they opened almost two years ago - And now with their brand new Rum Bar, they've just become a whole lot cooler!
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
We feel like something sweet this week. We’re dreaming of desserts, doughnuts, and dreamy afternoons on the deck... So luckily for us, the Coast is serving up the goods! Grab your gal pals, your boy-fie and your fam - We’ve got some eating to do!
The hottest, the hippest and just opening on the GC
Gold Coast is popping with new eatery's, hotels and places to party. So get hungry, pack your bags and grab the Bacardi!
Five Of The Best Places To Buy A New Bikini This Summer
There's no denying it - Bikini season is finally here. The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer and dreams of weekends by the beach are finally looking like a reality once again. Apart from spending the day soaking up the rays with friends, bikini shopping is one of our favourite parts of Summer, and with so many brands, styles, colours and cuts available, picking the perfect bikini is a serious art. City Beach and Kmart are great and all, but unless you want to show up to the next beach day wearing the same bikini as your friend (#awkward!), it's time to shop around a little - And we've got just the places for you!
Ten Places To Disappear To This Christmas Holidays
Can you hear the holidays calling? Christmas is just a few months away (already!), which means it's time to seriously start thinking about where you want to travel to during your Christmas time off. While Sydney and Melbourne are great and all, we thought you might want to head to somewhere a little bit more unique (and a little more Insta-worthy) this Christmas holidays - So why not grab your gal pals and book your flights?
SET TO CAPTURE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS
The Gold Coast’s premier arts and cultural festival, Bleach* Festival is returning for an 18-day city-wide celebration spanning major musical concerts, large contemporary dance productions, giant outdoor spectacles,travelling shows on kayaks and even an epic beach sleepover.
The expansive program of 140 genre-defying events and activities includes 10 world premieres, one Australian premiere and two Queensland premieres; with the majority, completely free to the public.
Five Things To Do Before Summer Ends
Looking for weekend activity inspo, or daydreaming about what you'll get up to on your next long weekend? The Coast is finally cooling down, and soon we'll be trading jumpsuits for jumpers and rugging up on the couch ready for Winter. If you're in total denial about Autumn arriving and want to make the most of the warm weather, check out our five activities to do before Summer leaves - They're total bucket-list items, and if you haven't done them all already you better get started!
Sip, Surf, Celebrate!
Sip, surf or socialise - There's plenty going on on the Coast this weekend, and you don't want to miss it. With Cuban festivals, sweet surf sessions and romantic rendezvous ready to entertain you all weekend, you'll be running around from dusk to dawn if you want to fit in everything the Gold Coast has in store. Grab your partner and head down to Burleigh Brewing Co for a romantic evening out, or grab a mate and go to Byron for a sick weekend in the surf. If you want to stay a little more local, check out Dreamworlds first Park After Dark for 2018!
Pete Murray & Benny Owen's Exclusive Wellness Retreat
Pete Murray and Benny Owen are excited to present their unprecedented joint venture Music and Movement Escapes, a four night exclusive wellness retreat, with a unique focus on fitness, wellbeing and the joys of music. The first retreat (which includes a beach front gig on Valentine’s Day) will take place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16, 2018, and will be held at the enviable 5 star Byron Bay resort, Elements of Byron Resort and Spa.
Effortless Ways to Win Them Over
One of the greatest things about simple dates is that you go into them without expectations. You don’t imagine a quiet restaurant where you and your date stare across a candelit table, only to meet a crammed shoebox where you can’t catch the waitor’s eye, yet somehow can’t avoid the eye contact of a stranger at a table nearby.
Three weeks of eclectic music set to shake up the Gold Coast | 31 March - 16 April
Bleach* Festival showcases the best of the Gold Coast in a three-week celebration of all things arts and culture from 31 March - 16 April. This year Bleach* has curated an absolutely stellar music line-up that reflects the essence of the Coast, with events that are sure to pique the interest of every music lover.
Free Surf, Art & Fitness Pop-Ups with Julian Wilson + World Team
In the lead in to the WSL Championship Tour kicking off at Snapper Rocks, Hurley is bringing a ‘Surfer’s Paradise’ to Coolangatta next week – launching an interactive surf coaching, art and fitness pop-up at the Tweed Heads Greenmount SLSC, with a range of free activities and some of the biggest names in surf on-hand to inspire and educate.
With reigning world champion John John Florence along with Filipe Toledo, Julian Wilson, Kolohe Andino, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson and Adrian ‘Ace’ Buchan all in Snapper to compete, some of the Hurley surfers will drop in on the Tweed Heads Greenmount SLSC throughout a jam-packed eight-day program of free surf, art and fitness activations from Friday March 10 to Saturday March 18.
Eleven Fascinating Facts
Most of us can barely remember what happened yesterday. Or if we ate breakfast this morning. Or the last book we finished (picture books don’t count). So how are we meant to keep track of things that happened hundreds of years ago? It’s difficult, we know. Nearly impossible. That’s why we’re here to fill you in on local history. Don’t worry, it’s not just boring dates and facts (apologies for the traumatic grade 8 history class flashbacks). The past may be in the past, but this is the stuff that made the Gold Coast the unique, vibrant city it is today. So strap in, and discover a whole new appreciation for your nest.