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Get Off-Grid Without Straying Far

For Sand-Lovers and Tree-Huggers

Get Off-Grid Without Straying Far

We’re pretty spoilt when it comes to crystal clear beaches and greenery and everybody knows it. Ever tried to visit Burleigh Beach on a Saturday or nab a spot on the hill come Sunday afternoon? If crowds aren’t your style, but you’re in need of a scenic spot, get your space in one of these places.

Holiday Boredom Busters

7 Boredom Busters For All Of Your Kids These Holidays

Holiday Boredom Busters

Remember when we used to love school holidays because we could sleep in late and do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted to? Now it's our kids' turn... And we have to find something for them to do! Sleeping until 11am and watching movies all day is great, but if you're looking for a way to occupy your kids these holidays that doesn't involve PJ's, junk food and TV screens, we've got all of your prayers answered - And you'll even be able to have some fun too!

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.

Sweet Sunday Seshes

6 Sweet Sunday Sessions To Help Prolong Your Weekend

Sweet Sunday Seshes

There's nothing more Aussie than grabbing a couple of mates and a couple of beers before spending the afternoon listening to live music on one of the nearest Coastal rooftop bars. We love our weekends, and we love it even more when they last as long as possible, so why not say goodbye to the weekend in style and head down to your nearest #SundaySesh? To make it even easier for you, we've made a list of six of the best places to hang this Sunday arvo, so why not grab a friend and a beer and ride out the weekend in style!

Gold Coast's Sweetest Secrets

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Easter

Gold Coast's Sweetest Secrets

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.

GC Word on the Street #64

Shows, Sundays & Straya Day!

GC Word on the Street #64

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!

Escape The Coast

Hinterland's Best Hidden Gems

Escape The Coast

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!

Espresso Martini Guide

To awaken, take it shaken!

Espresso Martini Guide

I’ve done the drinking and narrowed it down. Vodka pairs with the gentle buzz of caffeine, so you won’t get wine-eyes after a few. Welcome to your go-to list for the smoothest espresso martinis on the coast.

Mermaid Beach Lovin'

Best of Eat, Sip, Stay, Treat & Play

Mermaid Beach Lovin'

Mermaid Beach is the most happening suburb on the coast at the moment! There are new venues opening weekly and with a mix of the Southern Gold Coasts chill vibes and Northern Gold Coasts modern-buzzing side, it holds a unique character.All this topped off of course by the whimsical name, what isn't there to love? If you need more convincing though keep reading..

Sunday Fun Days

The Perfect Sunday Guide

Sunday Fun Days

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).

Long Weekend Inspiration

Explore, relax, discover, play

Long Weekend Inspiration

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.

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…