Coffee, Cafes and Circuses!
New food, few fun and new ways to spend your Friday night. The month of love is here, and the Gold Coast has it all. With romance around every corner, new cafes and restaurants are popping up ready to feed your foodie friend, and with plenty of new shows from Coomera to Cooly, there's plenty to experience too. From crafted coffee and fine feasts to circuses and even smiling seals, it's impossible to pick one thing this month... So grab your wallet and put on some loose pants, because it's time to see (and eat) it all!
Find Your Perfect Valentines Day Feast
Love is in the air! It's February already, and it's almost time to dress up, grab your date and head out to enjoy all the romance that Valentines Day has to offer. If you (or your date) is more of a foodie than a thrill-seeker, chances are your Valentines is going to consist of food, food and more food. With nine romantic dining experiences to choose from. we guarantee you and your date will roll away loved up and happy.
Food, Glorious Food
Getting fit is nice.... But trying all the new food that the Coast has to offer is even better! We've kicked off 2018 with festivals and fun, and now it's time for the food. With Asian fusion and even food trucks popping up all along our beaches, we're busy stuffing our faces with some of the best new food that the Coast has to offer - And we think you'll love it too.
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.
Shows, Sundays & Straya Day!
New year, new Sunday sessions, and new ways to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Sunday sessions are going on all across the coast, and if you haven't been yet, it's time you did. Put your feet up and enjoy live music, sipping as you welcome in the new week. With drinks, incredible performances and even a public holiday on the way, there's plenty of ways to enjoy yourself this week - So make the most of it!
NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD EATERY & BAR
On 21 December 2017, Tristan and Kassia Grier (Harvest Newrybar, Sparrow Coffee), Dan Wyllie (Flinders Lane NYC, Saxon + Parole NYC), and Chef Francisco Smoje (Francisco's Table) launch Barrio eatery and bar at Habitat in Byron Bay's Industrial Estate. Barrio meaning "neighbourhood" in Spanish is designed to feel like a home from home, bringing together the local community in a relaxed environment for all-day dining.
Fashion, Festivals, Food!
Fashion, Performances, Art! January 2018 is all about bringing bigger and better things to the Coast, and with some of the worlds best designers and performers right on our doorstep, it's time we went out! From gourmet delights at the Food & Wine Expo to performances so good you might just cry, this weekend is full of things to get us out of the house - So why not go and do it!
The Best Food, Festivals and Fun of 2018
From festivals and food to alcohol and art, 2017 was a whirlwind of new bars, new entertainment and new ways to enjoy the best that the Coast has to offer. Whether you're a foodie, a fashionista, a film buff, or you just want to get out a bit more, we've got your social life sorted this year. All you need to organise is your date!
FOR A GREATER PURPOSE WITH St VdP
They say it's better to give than receive... give Vinnies any unwanted gifts and get not only a warm fuzzy feeling in return but a little somethin' somethin' that you will love - a cool experience! *wink wink
Sounds good? Read on my friends....
ONLINE gifting website Gift It Now has partnered with St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies) to give Gold Coast locals the opportunity to regift unwanted Christmas presents to those less fortunate with the launch of its ‘Gift Exchange’ program.
Locals are encouraged to get involved with Gift It Now’s Gift Exchange by visiting Vinnies shops at Burleigh, Nerang, Arundel, Tugun and Palm Beach with their unwanted or un-needed Christmas haul from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14.
Fashion at Your Front Door
Sometimes it feels like there’s a surf store popping up around every corner. Luckily, you can locate a few diamond designers that cater for the liberated. This one is for the free-spirited and non-conformists.
Sips, Shows and Celebrations
Well, it's that time of year again. Happy New Year! From sipping and celebrating with friends to partying the night away, The first few weeks of January are all about celebration. Enjoy your final days of freedom with A Night at the musical, or shake off the week with Cabana Bar's Tropical Tiki Tastes. Bring on the weekend!
New Taphouse & Grill on the Broadwater Esplanade
4 Birds Local – Taphouse & Grill is the newest kid on the block. Located in the heart of Paradise Point, on the Broadwater Esplanade. This perfectly lit, cool, comfortable European-inspired neighbourhood boutique tavern allows its patrons to dine alfresco or sit up high and enjoy the stunning park and Broadwater views from the elevated inside viewing space. 4 Birds Local specialise in craft beer and share food and offer the option of full table service or bar food fare. How good is that!
Drinks, Dining, Dinosaurs!
Christmas is here! For most of us, the next week is going to involve far too much food, far too much alcohol, and far too much festive fun! This week is all about spending time with friends and family, and whether that means staying in or eating out, there's plenty to do and see. For the adults, there's plenty of food and wine ready for the tasting, but if you're still looking for the perfect Christmas gift, why not book tickets to Erth's Dinosaur Zoo?
Hinterland's Best Hidden Gems
Filled with sparkling beaches, plenty of theme parks and an incredible nightlife, the Coast can be cool - But sometimes it's nice to get away. Full of lush rain forests, beautiful wildlife and plenty of hidden places to explore, the Gold Coast Hinterland is the perfect place to kick back, relax and get away from it all. Filled with nature walks, waterfalls and plenty of incredible hidden cafes and retreats to enjoy, you might as well spend the day there - Or even the weekend!
Cute Paws and Fresh Pours
From cute paws to new pours, the Coast has something for everyone! With Christmas coming up, there's no better place to be than at the Arts Centre Markets (where you can view and make your own adorable puppy statues), but if you're getting sick of all of the festive stuff why not check out Chevron's inaugural Festival? Celebrating the new and improved Chevron Renaissance shopping centre with plenty of food and live music, it's the perfect way to spend your weekend - And once you're full, why not finish off the night at the brand new 4 Birds Tap House in Paradise Point! Weekend sorted.