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Word On The Street #003

What's fresh, hoppin & poppin

Word On The Street #003

The cool Autumn change is finally in the air & to celebrate this week The Word is full of lustful live entertainment, bites for the brisk season and a newly opened conscious-clearing whole foods store. Crowd around & dig in!

VITAMIN SEA? HELM YEAH

HELM BAR & BISTRO SURFERS PARADISE

VITAMIN SEA? HELM YEAH

Sitting pretty on the banks of the Nerang River, Helm Surfers Bar and Bistro is one of those easy breezy venues that ticks all the boxes. Once the Titanium nightclub, today the reinvigorated Helm Bar Surfers welcomes you with its nautical inspired decor, entertains you live music and nourish you with freshly caught seafood and smokehouse substance.

Hidden Gold Coast Cafes

Locals Secrets Revealed

Hidden Gold Coast Cafes

Don’t follow that yellow brick road! Travel off the beaten track and come a little closer as we unveil these top secret gems that only a local would know.

Pizza Making Masterclass

Sweet Dreams are made of Cheese at Double Zero

Pizza Making Masterclass

I was asked last week if I would like to attend a pizza making masterclass at Double Zero in Broadbeach. I was informed we would learn how to make authentic pizza (including our own dough) and be taught how to cook the pizza to Italian perfection, then eat and drink wine……...would I like to go? Surely this is a joke… OF COURSE I WANTED TO GO. PIZZA IS LIFE!

Fitness Without The Gym

Ditch the rowing machine itch!

Fitness Without The Gym

Treadmill got you feeling the heel-toe-heel-toe woes? The headline you’ve been aching for is here. We don’t have to adorn ourselves in fluorescent Lorna Jane and head to a pongy gym to be fit, praise!

Word On The Street #002

What's new, cool & happening

Word On The Street #002

Stroll through this weeks Word On The Street with a coffee (or Pinot Grigio) in hand. We've got new entertainment hubs, Stand Up Paddleboarding and a reopening to get you dancing your way out of that monotonous routine.

Word On The Street #001

What's new, cool & happening on the GC

Word On The Street #001

Float down from the post long weekend high with a handful of upcoming gigs to mark on your calendar, a limited edition Stone & Wood brew, new and undiscovered venues to get to know, a local initiative to lend a hand with and yes, even more local liquor.

Gold Coast Film Festival

Lights, Camera, Action | 31March – 10 April

Gold Coast Film Festival

Strut down a red carpet with some of Australia's top actors, film-makers and producers at the Gold Coast Film Festival of course! Enjoy the cool night breeze as you enjoy internationally acclaimed dramas, locally made independent films and every other genre imaginable. We're shouting lights, camera, action on this film festival!

Pro Bio Skin Miami

Hidden Holistic Health Haven

Pro Bio Skin Miami

Your body is a temple, so treat it like the Taj Mahal at Pro Bio Skin. Nestled in Miami Pro Bio Skin’s wellness centre is AH-MAZING! It is a complete wellness centre, a holistic health haven for happy mind body and souls. Offering a range of holistic therapies, facial therapies, Arcadia physiotherapy and Tanya Goldie naturopath probioskin.com is the locals secret.

Egg'cellent Easter Escapes

Something for everyone

Egg'cellent Easter Escapes

Just when the year was starting to feel a bit blah, we’re reminded that the Easter long weekend is just around the corner. How fabulous! To make the most of this quarter-year treat, take our advice and treat yourself to the perfect Easter escape. Go on, you know you deserve it…

What is Craft Beer?

Get hoppy with our craft beer guide!

What is Craft Beer?

Craft beer has been something that our neighbouring countries have enjoyed for years prior, however as we do like to be fashionably late to the party, we are just making our way there now. So there is no confusion, let's start with the basics of what exactly a craft beer is.