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Your Easter Getaway Guide

Five Fab Places To Escape To This Easter Weekend

Your Easter Getaway Guide

We have some good news for you... The Easter holiday is just two weeks away! The long weekend is so close that we can almost taste it, and if you were lucky enough to get the whole four days off (or even more), we're pretty sure you're researching the best places to get away to for the long weekend right about now. With plenty of perfect weather forecast for the long weekend we're dreaming of a tropical beach holiday, so we've made it easy for you and come up with a list of the best places to get away this weekend - So sit back, relax and enjoy your long weekend off!

Do It For The Gram

6 Hot Spots For The Ultimate Insta Shot

Do It For The Gram

Let's be real - Taking that perfect Insta-shot is a fine art. You need the right lighting, the right outfit, and, of course, the right background. Finding the perfect place to take that perfect shot can be hard sometimes, so we've found six incredible spaces for that perfect selfie - So grab your gal pals and your camera and go make your feed look beautiful!

GC Word on the Street #120

Beats, Bars & Beauty!

GC Word on the Street #120

The weather may be causing havoc with our hair and our social lives this week, but that doesn't mean we can't get out and have fun sometimes! With a brand new beauty space, a brand new restaurant and plenty of entertainment to go around, we've got the solution to all of your mid-week blues - So don't just stand there, come out and let's go!

PS: Pants are optional!

Your End Of Summer Must-Do's

5 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

Your End Of Summer Must-Do's

Dear Summer - Please don't leave. The days of sunshine and sun tanning may almost be over, but that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy the final few weeks before Winter rolls around once again. Summer is for chasing waterfalls, going out and enjoying the best things about life - And with plenty of beautiful beaches to swim in and just as much incredible hinterland to go and explore, we've still got plenty to keep us occupied before the cooler weather rolls on in! Not totally sure how to spend the final few weeks of warmth? Don't worry - We've got just the thing!

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.

GC Word on the Street #109

Sing, Sip & Shop!

GC Word on the Street #109

We know exactly where we're going this weekend - I'll give you a hint, it involves Rosé and Gin! Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery is opening their doors for exclusive Distillery Tours every weekend this year, and Cabana Bar & Lounge is kicking off Summer with a Frosé that's totally to die for, meaning your weekend plans are basically sorted! Need to get your Christmas shopping done first? The Village Markets in Burleigh Heads have that covered too... So kick back, relax and enjoy!

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?

The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove

Sip, Stay & Shop at The Marine Village!

The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Gold Coast life for a bit? Look no further than The Marine Village in Sanctuary Cove. Located just ten minutes from the M1 and backing onto the Coomera River, The Marine Village is a boutique hub full of food, fashion and decor, housing everything from health food cafes to day spas in their relaxed outdoor environment.

Rainy Day Cures

Ten Activities To Save For A Rainy Day

Rainy Day Cures

Welcome to Australian Summer - When it's either scorching hot or pouring rain. Luckily on our end of the Coast we're generally blessed with long days full of sunshine, but when the Heaven's open and it starts pouring we're often at a loss for things to do - And when it pours for more than a day, we tend to get a little stir-crazy. We may not be able to go on long hikes or work on perfecting our Summer tans, but that doesn't mean that we can't still have a little fun on the Coast with these ten wet weather boredom busting activities!

Top Race Day Picks

Top 10 Spots For Lunch This Melbourne Cup

Top Race Day Picks

It's the race that stops the nation, and it's time to celebrate! 2018 Melbourne Cup is right around the corner and restaurants, bars and hotels all around the Coast are throwing open their doors and preparing their kitchen's to host the biggest parties of the year. Kicking off in just a month, it's time to pull out your fanciest frock and book your tickets to some of the biggest parties in town - And we know exactly where you should go.

Smooth Spring Sipping

7 Sweet Spots to Sip This Spring

Smooth Spring Sipping

Ah, Summer. The days of swimming, sun bathing and sipping cocktails as we watch the sunset. The Coast is full of places to sip and stay, and with plenty of talented bar-tenders around there's no shortage of cool and creative cocktails to sip on your Sunday off. Head to your local restaurant, or find the nearest rooftop bar to sit and watch the sunset from. Cocktails in the warm Spring sun? Um, yes please.

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...

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!

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.