Food, Film and Festivals Galore!
Bring your wallet and party pants - The Easter long weekend is here, and we're totally ready to party! With exclusive new rooftop bars set to open up as well as two huge festivals coming to the Coast in the upcoming weeks (film buffs and festival-goers, this one's for you!), there's plenty to do - The only question is, where will you go first?
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Easter
This is no April Fools... Easter is right around the corner, and everywhere we look there's a new sweet treat to sink our teeth into this long weekend! If copious amounts of Easter chocolate isn't enough to send you into a sugar-induced coma this Easter, the Gold Coast is ready and waiting to fill you with every sugary treat your heart desires. If sweet dreams are made of cream-filled doughnuts and chocolate covered waffles, I'm never waking up.
A Girls Guide to the Best Jugs on the GC
With craft beer on the rise, including fresh and fruity varieties, a growing number of chicks are hopping over to chilled bottles and frothy pints. Beer culture is often reserved for the boys, so we receive a lot of recommendations based on maltiness and manliness. Whether you’re craft beer obsessed or picking up a schooner for the first time, here’s the hottest hops for chicks on the coast.
Fantasy, Food & Festival 2018!
We're stepping out of reality, dining in Gotham City and cracking open Dragon Eggs straight out of Game of Thrones. The opening of Gotham Grill and the reveal of Dragonfly's deluxe new dessert has shrouded the Coast in mystery, with Festival 2018 topping it all off in a month of fantasy, festivals and fun. Exciting new things are coming - The only question is... Where will you go first?
Fun For The Thrill-Seekers
From super fast Jet Boats to super high Roller Coasters, the Gold Coast is full of crazy ways to get your next adrenaline rush. We're addicted to them - And it's no wonder why, we've got Roller Coasters and Theme Parks in every corner of the coast! But sometimes Roller Coasters can get boring. We start looking for something different - Something bigger, something better, something that we haven't done before. We look for new thrills - And we've made the work easy for you. Featuring seven of the Coast's best thrills, we hope to fulfill all of your thrill-seeking desires!
We all need a bit of R&R sometimes, and the Coast is serving up the goods. Get your hair done at Minogue Salon, go out for cocktails with friends and experience something different at the new and improved Home of The Arts. This weekend, treat yo'self! Go on - You deserve it.
Sip, Stay, Play!
Things to do and food to eat - We may be in for a wet weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time! Delight your tastebuds at Cafe Republic or find a new favourite in Fu Fu's. Get cultured at the new and improved Arts Centre, or get classy in the new Darling Hotel at Broadbeach!
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!
Malaysian, Music & Vegan Markets!
Don't look now, it's already March! The weather may be cooling down but the Coast's social sphere is heating up, with big festivals and new foodie spaces ready to keep the cold weather away! Dance the night away at the Coast's annual Bleach Festival or eat your heart out with PappaRich's new Malaysian breakfast menu sure to make a bang down in Surfers. If you're looking for animal-friendly food, Love Child Market Place is also due to open in the next few weeks, and if the rumours are true, it's not something you want to miss.
Eat Your Vegan Way Along The Coast
Whether you're Vegan, Vegetarian, or just looking to eat cleaner, the Coast is full of fresh and healthy cafes ready to sweep you off your feet. Full of colourful cakes, crepes and croissants, these ten Vegan-Friendly cafes are dedicated to bringing simple, healthy food back to the Coast - And with plenty of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, sugar-free and raw treats available, you'll never have foodie guilt again! Jump in!
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!
Creativity, Culture and Celebrations!
Celebrate all things creative and culture, in a huge explosion of everything food, festive and fun. Get inspired by the creative visionary of 40 of the Coasts up-and-coming talents in Raw's explosive Envision showcase, or pack your stretchy pants and head on down to Southport for a tasty celebration of all things Asian with Australia Fair Metro's Luna New Year celebration. Cultured or creative, there's something for everyone.
Let the good times be-gin
Look what the cat dragged in... Have you met Old Tom yet? The newest fine dining and classic London gin bar to hit the streets of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.
5 Tips For Maintaining Motivation In 2018
So how are those new years goals going? It's February already, and I'm sure most of us are struggling to keep working out, saving money or eating better. I mean, let's be real - 'new year, new year' only lasts a few weeks before we all slip back into our old ways, and we promise ourselves that we'll do better next year. I'm sure many of us have goals that we've been trying to do for the last five years but have never managed to actually finish. You've promised yourself that this year is the year that you'll do it - But how do we get the motivation to eat better, work out more and save more all year long?
Nine Asian Restaurants You Have To Visit This Chinese New Year
If you're looking for an excuse to go out for Chinese food this weekend, we've got the answer - It's Chinese New Year! Chinese culture is full of vibrant colours, incredible entertainment, and our personal favourite, delicious dumplings. Besides watching dragon dances and listening to Chinese music we'll be eating our weight in Asian food this weekend, and with plenty of incredible Asian restaurants to choose from, we're sure you will be too!