6 Must-Try Hikes This Spring
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.
Cheers To The Weekend!
Sunsets on the beach or Sunday's on the roof? When you're on the Coast, why not do both? Sometimes there's nothing better than stopping, slowing down and taking some time out, and where better to do that than at The Byron in Byron Bay? If you want something a little closer to home, fly over to Southport's newest rooftop bar - But if you're just after a good feast, Carl Jr's newest burger bar is the way to go!
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.
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.
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!
The Hottest New Hotel On Main Beach
Standing proudly above the crowd on Beach Road in the centre of Surfers Paradise, The Island Boutique Hotel certainly lives up to its name. Recently renovated with a brand new facelift, this hotel has more style than Victoria Beckham and more glam than Kim Kardashian.
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!
Best of Eat, Sip, Stay, Treat & Play
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..
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.
Something for everyone
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…