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Your Australian Travel Bucket List

Ten Places To Disappear To This Christmas Holidays

Your Australian Travel Bucket List

Can you hear the holidays calling? Christmas is just a few months away (already!), which means it's time to seriously start thinking about where you want to travel to during your Christmas time off. While Sydney and Melbourne are great and all, we thought you might want to head to somewhere a little bit more unique (and a little more Insta-worthy) this Christmas holidays - So why not grab your gal pals and book your flights?

GC Word on the Street #99

Crust, Cinemas & Fast Cars!

GC Word on the Street #99

We've got 99 problems, but boredom ain't one of them. Now that Winter has come and gone the Coast is full of things for the kids, the cats and the neighbours to do, with car shows, Openair Cinemas and Chinese theatre popping up right in time for the holidays. Grab your kids and take them to movies under the stars or hire a babysitter and treat yourself to a day out, then finish it off with Pizza at the Coast's newest gourmet Pizza Bar! Whether you're a car lover, a movie critic or just looking for a good stuffed crust, we've got you covered - And trust us, you won't be disappointed!

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 #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 #81

Feasts, Concerts & Fireworks!

GC Word on the Street #81

I hate to break it to you... But it's almost June already! The second half of the year is coming round pretty quickly, and if you haven't spent most of your time checking out the cool new cafe's, exhibitions and concerts that we've been throwing all year, now's your time to start. Head to HOTA or get down to Broadbeach, or if you're looking to finish your weekend with a bang (literally), get down to Surfers for SeaFire!

GC Word on the Street #75

Music, Masterclasses & Rooftop Markets!

GC Word on the Street #75

If you haven't caught on yet, the Coast is in the middle of its biggest party ever. We've got sporting feats in every major sporting center, concerts running on every Beach and roving entertainment right up and down the Coast! There's dance-off's, masterclasses and rooftop markets, and enough music and entertainment to fill every corner of the Coast. We've got 99 problems, but this week boredom isn't one of them.

B L E A C H * F E S T I V A L 2018

SET TO CAPTURE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS

B L E A C H * F E S T I V A L  2018

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and cultural festival, Bleach* Festival is returning for an 18-day city-wide celebration spanning major musical concerts, large contemporary dance productions, giant outdoor spectacles,travelling shows on kayaks and even an epic beach sleepover.

The expansive program of 140 genre-defying events and activities includes 10 world premieres, one Australian premiere and two Queensland premieres; with the majority, completely free to the public.

7 Best Thrills on the Gold Coast

Fun For The Thrill-Seekers

7 Best Thrills on the Gold Coast

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!

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!

8 Reasons to Ditch Plastic

The Cost of Single-Use

8 Reasons to Ditch Plastic

We’ve been taught to reduce, reuse and recycle from a young age, but a fourth worth has been added to the recycling mantra, and it’s been floating around for a while now – refuse. Plastic is a convenience material, but it won’t be so convenient when we run out of places to hide it.

Best Pet-Friendly Cafes

Ten Places to Take Your Pooches

Best Pet-Friendly Cafes

For many of us, our pets are more than just our companions - They're our family. We exercise with them, we go on holidays with them, and we go out with them every chance we get. So why shouldn't we take them for brunch dates too? For many of us, finding somewhere that caters for our furry friends is an absolute necessity, so we've decided to try and make it a bit easier with the ten best coffee and companion-friendly cafes to visit the next time you're out on your morning doggie date.

Simple Dates that Trump Five Stars

Effortless Ways to Win Them Over

Simple Dates that Trump Five Stars

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.

GC Word on the Street #43

Vibrations, vistas, vintage!

GC Word on the Street #43

Whether you’re a rage-moshing party animal or a cocktail-fuelled dance star, your weekend outlet awaits. Hit the bar and air guitar until Monday wraps her honeyed fingers back around you.

GC Word on the Street #42

Fashion, Fiestas and Food

GC Word on the Street #42

Brought to you by a week’s worth of fashion, fiestas and food. Grab a coat, round up a few mates and check out the best of what the Gold Coast has to offer. With so much local life to see, you’ll have to kiss your couch goodbye to back it up all weekend long. Showcasing the best of this weekend's upcoming events, all within the convenient coastal stretch from Helensvale to Miami.