Because fur babies need vacays too.
Can’t stand the thought of leaving your four-legged friend behind, while you go on holiday? Well, the Gold Coast is ought to bring a smile to your face with its endless number of pet-friendly places, activities and exercise spots.
Queenslanders can unearth the next science big science discovery in your very own backyard.
It’s time to get your hands dirty and save lives at the same time. Not all heroes wear capes.
Soils for Science are seeking 100,000 samples from all across Queensland to help fast-track the discovery of new antibiotics.
Saving the world doesn’t even have to cost a thing. Spearheaded by The University of Queensland, you can order online free sampling kits with prepaid return.
From party-goers, fashionistas, theatre-lovers, foodies and stay-cationers, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy in this week’s Word On The Street! Treat yourself, you deserve it!
New In The Nest
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve delivered anything new in the nest, but things are changing since restrictions have been eased, which means… we’re back to business, baby! Check out all of the good things our GC businesses are doing to transition into this new normal and give us locals a little excitement and joy at the same time!
GC things to do to make your lover swoon
Ahhh, Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those days people (generally single women) either scoff at and rolls their eyes when the flower deliveries start appearing on everyone’s desks at work, or it’s a day where couples can actually show a bit of affection for each other without being seen as soppy idiots. Either way, the Gold Coast is brimming with fun-filled or quirky things to do with your lover (or yourself, if you are one of those eye-rollers) this 14th of February.
Dating adventures for a bit more spice
The whole ‘dinner and a movie’ routine is all good and well. We all love a good movie, but sometimes change is a good thing. There’s so much more out there that can be spice things up from the monotony of everyday life. So, grab the bae, the SO, the Mister or the Missus and start a new adventure every time date night (or day) comes around.
What You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Help
By now, the whole world knows about the crisis that has erupted in Brazil. The Amazon, although known to have fires in the past, has been on fire for the past three weeks and the government is doing nothing to stop it. For those that live under a rock, or want to know more about the situation, we give you a quick run down below of what’s been happening, why it’s so important and how you can make a valuable contribution.
Showcasing New Album "Story's Start or End"
The boys from SAFIA are set to be hitting the shores of Byron Bay and Brisbane in the coming weeks with their newly released and much anticipated second album “Story’s Start or End”. They’ll be bringing you the sweetest new sounds from electronic alternative pop music. Having listened to their new album on repeat - I guarantee their music is sure to make you transcend into another dimension in which all you can focus on is the intricate and fine attention to detail that SAFIA are known and loved for.
Fashion Faux-Pas or Funny Fashion you can’t live without?
Who doesn’t love a good pair of socks? Whether it’s curling up on your couch with your favourite pair of fluffy bed socks or slipping those boring plain socks on under a pair of pants and tucked in your runners. Our favourite thing to do is step out of our comfort zone and live on the wild side of life. Get life to sock a little less and show the world some attitude and fun with these trends.
Brunch, Coffee & Good Times!
Looking for your next brunch hot spot? Maybe you want to break free of your day-to-day grind and go explore somewhere new? Well, Gold Coast, you're in luck - From cheap eats to decadent degustations, we know exactly where to go for some seriously good food!
PS: Stretchy pants required!
Boogying, Booze & Blues | Celebrating 30 Years
This year was BluesFest's 30th anniversary, and boy was it memorable! To summarise: five days, five stages, 88 Artists and 150+ performances. We really hope you didn't miss out on this unforgettable event, but if you did, we're here to fill you in ... and maybe to make you a bit jealous.
Everything you need to know about your new favourite nautical venue
Living so close to the coast has many perks, but all of these seaside delights pale in comparison to a good old-fashioned boat party; and luckily for us, an epic one is about to drop anchor.
SET TO CAPTURE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS
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.
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.
FOR A GREATER PURPOSE WITH St VdP
They say it's better to give than receive... give Vinnies any unwanted gifts and get not only a warm fuzzy feeling in return but a little somethin' somethin' that you will love - a cool experience! *wink wink
Sounds good? Read on my friends....
ONLINE gifting website Gift It Now has partnered with St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies) to give Gold Coast locals the opportunity to regift unwanted Christmas presents to those less fortunate with the launch of its ‘Gift Exchange’ program.
Locals are encouraged to get involved with Gift It Now’s Gift Exchange by visiting Vinnies shops at Burleigh, Nerang, Arundel, Tugun and Palm Beach with their unwanted or un-needed Christmas haul from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14.