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GC Word on the Street #97

Clubs, Carnivals & Craft Beer!

GC Word on the Street #97

Can you smell the food trucks yet? We certainly can... Because the Broadwater Parklands will be full of them next weekend! If you're a fan of food you'll want to make your way down to Southport, but if you're a fan of booze you'll want to keep your eye on Kurrawa Park, because there's a Crafted Beer Festival going on down there soon too! Pick between Burgers, Bao, BBQ meats and Booze with two fabulous weekends of feasting, then make your way down to Surfers for the biggest 80's Club Reunion on the Coast, hitting off in neon style!

Hinterland's Hottest Hikes

6 Must-Try Hikes This Spring

Hinterland's Hottest Hikes

We all love the sparkling beaches and bright city lights, but travel just a little away from the bustling city streets and you'll discover a whole other world, of vibrant colour and rushing waterfalls just outside our front doors. The Coast and the Hinterland are full of lush rainforests, colourful creatures and rushing waterfalls, and with the cold finally creeping away there's no better time to grab your friends, some walking shoes and go explore everything that our gorgeous Hinterland has to offer.

GC Word on the Street #96

Pooches, Performances & Parties!

GC Word on the Street #96

Well, we've done it. We've survived Winter! The cold is officially over, which means we can throw off our comfy blankets and re-emerge into the world ready whatever the Coast has in store. Celebrate (almost) the end of the working week at The Island and Longboards, or treat yourself to a cheeky session with Infamous The Show. Sanctuary Cove is also hosting their annual Paws and Pizzazz event this weekend, so if you're looking to cuddle some cute creatures this weekend, we know exactly where to find them...

GC Word on the Street #95

Sculptures, Shows & Feasts Fit For A King!

GC Word on the Street #95

The Coast is iconic for its glitter strip, with enough surprises around every corner for you to find something different every night of the week. Whether it's dragalicious shows, #FlashbackFriday's or a new art installment, there's more glitter and glam than in Hollywood! Come on down... You won't be disappointed!

Fab Father's Day Activities

Five Fab Ways To Spend This Father's Day

Fab Father's Day Activities

Father's. We love them. They help us ride a bike, fix our cars and teach us to never give up. Father's Day is right around the corner (as in, this Sunday!), and if you haven't figured out what you're doing for it yet, you might want to get in quick. Stumped for ideas? We've got all the answers!

GC Word on the Street #94

French Finery & Flashback Friday!

GC Word on the Street #94

Calling all baby boomers and 90's babies... Grab your neon tights, your boot-cut jeans and denim jackets, it's time to take it back to your gen! Grab your gal pals and celebrate #ThrowbackThursday this month with all your favourite 90's hits at Top Golf, or take it back even further and celebrate the best of the 80's at Melba's On The Park! Hosting their first "We Are 80s" #FlashbackFriday event, Melba's will be pumping all of your favourite hits for one hectic night... So grab your friends and come on in!

Paws and Pizzazz

Treat Your Pooch To The Paw-Fect Day Out!

Paws and Pizzazz

Our pets are part of our family, so pooches and their parents are invited to spend the day at The Marine Village as the precinct hosts its annual Paws and Pizzazz celebration on Sunday, September 9 from 9am to 2pm. The pet-friendly event is dedicated to four-legged fun with a host of entertaining and educational activities lined up to ensure families and their furry friends have a great day out!

80's Nightclub Reunion

Party Like It's 1989!

80's Nightclub Reunion

Do you remember the greatest nights of your life on the glorious Gold Coast, the music, the people and the times of freedom in the 80’s? Dancing the night away at your favourite clubs like Melba's, Twains, Cocktails & Dreams, The Penthouse, Bensons, Fortunes & so many more? Well gather your friends from the 80s and come celebrate the good times to have the time of your life... Again!

GC Word on the Street #93

Whisky, Weddings & Whiskers!

GC Word on the Street #93

Pet's are family too, right? Sanctuary Cove is bringing back their annual Paw and Pizzazz day for another year running, with plenty of paw-some events for you and your furry friend. Sip puppy-cchino's from the comfort of local cafe's or paw-fect new tricks with their obedience classes. Don't have a pet? Grab your mates and sip craft Whisky from the comfort of Granddad Jack's couch, or learn all the tips and tricks behind wedding planning with NightQuarter's exclusive Wedding masterclasses! Can you hear the weekend calling?

Beautiful Boutique Blooms

Boutique Blooms To Brighten Up Your House This Spring

Beautiful Boutique Blooms

We've technically still got three weeks left of Winter, but the weather is warming up and the jumpers are coming off so we can basically count it as Spring now, right? There's something satisfying about shaking off the Winter blankets and moving into warmer weather, and there's nothing nicer than transforming your house with fresh blooms right in time for Spring. Whether you're a one-bunch gal or you prefer to fill your living room with blooms, we've found five of the best spots on the Coast to fulfill all of your Spring-time needs.

GC Word on the Street #92

Fine Wining & Vegan Dining

GC Word on the Street #92

Grab your heels, put on some lipstick and head for the door - The finer things of life are coming to the Coast, and if you're willing to spend you're in for a treat. Palazzo Versace is opening it's doors for guests to indulge in gourmet Italian Cuisine during it's Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival, treating guests to several evenings of French Champagne and fine Italian feasting. Looking for something more budget friendly (we mean free)? Pull out your white clothes and head down to the Home of the Arts for their annual GLOW light show!

Your Go-To Guide For Girl's Night

7 Ways To Spend Your Next Girls Night

Your Go-To Guide For Girl's Night

We all need our gal pals sometimes. They're our sisters, our best friends and our soul mates all rolled into one, and life wouldn't be the same without them. Whether it's getting them to check for something in our teeth, confirming that that dress doesn't make us look fat, getting rescued from an awkward date or calling them at all hours when we get dumped, our gal pals are there for everything. So when girls night comes around, there's nothing better than putting on some lippy, grabbing a pair of heels and heading out! Whether you enjoy a quiet night at home or a night of crazy indulgence, everything is always a million times better with our friends.

GC Word on the Street #91

Writing, Workshops & Weddings!

GC Word on the Street #91

'Tis the season to get married! The days are a little bit brighter, the nights a little bit warmer and the weeks a little bit better. While wedding season arrives and the Coast's annual Wedding Expo comes back to save everyone from Bridezilla, creatives from all over the Coast are meeting in Byron for the annual Writers Festival. Pour your creative ideas out by the beach, and hear from some of Australia's most successful Authors. Not your thing? Crack open a cold one at NightQuarter instead in their Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest!

The Foodies Guide To Groundwater

6 Must-Try Places In Broadbeach During Groundwater

The Foodies Guide To Groundwater

When it comes to music festivals, we all know there's nothing worse than partying hard all day then not knowing where to go for a feed that night. With the Coast's biggest local music fest coming up this weekend, Broadbeach is ready to welcome in thousands of hungry people. Whether you're a local looking for somewhere new to try or just visiting for the weekend, we've made the experience a little bit easier for you, with six of the best places to grab a feed during Groundwater!

GC Word on the Street #90

Food, Festivities & Finn Poke!

GC Word on the Street #90

Can't wait for the weekend? Neither can we. There's nothing better than cracking open a bottle of your finest vino to celebrate Saturday, and that's exactly what Sanctuary Cove is doing, celebration the finer things in life this weekend with their Winter Wine Festival! Celebrate all the finest drops with your friends, or head to the beach and stop by Finn Poke's hot new Burleigh restaurant. Can you hear the weekend calling? We sure can...