7 Things You Have To Do This Winter
Well, Winter is here. Say goodbye to the long days and short nights, the warm weather and bright, sunny skies. We're lucky enough that we only really experience cold weather for a few weeks out of the whole three months (thanks Gold Coast!), but unless you plan on being a recluse for the entire season it's a good idea to seek out some Winter alternatives to keep you occupied.
Southern BBQ's, Sweatathlons and Splendour 2018!
The Easter holidays may be over, but we're still being totally spoiled with choice when it comes to things to do. We've got Southern BBQ's, we've got Sweatathlons, and we've got the official lineup for Splendour 2018! (Cue cheering). Foodies, health nuts and festival-goers unite... This week is for you guys!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Paradise outside Surfers Paradise
The Gold Coast is defined by its stunning beaches: glistening gold sand, crashing waves, and crisp crowds, basking in the scenery. Whether it’s Broadbeach, Palm Beach, or Surfer’s Paradise, the clue is in the name: we’re a bit obsessed with our beaches. Sometimes, braving Burleigh Beach during tourist season is worth it – when something’s that popular, it has to be good (even if it’s only to get a glimpse of some hot beach bods). But, other times you need a quiet, relaxing spot, where you can go 10 seconds without someone blocking your sun (no one owns the sun, but this bit is definitely yours), seeing an unfortunate tan line, or having a tennis ball crash into your face from a game of beach cricket (always keep your eye on the ball!). With so many beaches and water holes, there are plenty of picturesque, secluded spots to enjoy!
The Perfect Sunday Guide
We here at The Good Guide know the mixed feelings that Sundays can induce and have organised you a perfect Sunday Fun Day. An exploration of what the South of the Coast has to offer, we’ve balanced the naughty with the nice, the healthy with the indulgent, to ensure you make the most out of your last day of freedom (until next weekend, anyway).
Explore, relax, discover, play
Not having to set that early morning alarm will always be one of the greatest feelings in the world. Long weekends are made for late nights and lavish days, so be sure to not waste your next long weekend with these relaxing ideas.
Ditch the rowing machine itch!
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!
Hidden Holistic Health Haven
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.
4 week boot-ay work out!
Wanna get curves like Queen B? Witness the fitness with this 4 week boot-ay workout by fitness gal Asha Burnley.